A place with plenty to see and do or .... to do nothing at all.
Surrounded by State National Recreation areas, this Adobe style vacation home, built only 6 years ago, offers hiking trails directly from the back yard, as well as good fishing from the tranquil Jemez River. Located in the village of Jemez Springs, cafes, galleries and hot springs are within walking distance. Many artists and writers call Jemez Springs home.
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Valles Caldera National Preserve - Part of the Volcanic Jemez Mountain Range, Valles Caldera situated inside the collapsed crater is an 89,000 acre preserve. At the preserve you can hike, cross country ski, snow shoe, elk hunt, fish, along with many other planned activities.
Bandelier National Monument - Explore an ancestral Pueblo village dating back 600 years, view petroglyph, cave dwellings and learn about the rich heritage of the modern Pueblo people.
Jemez State Monument - A self guided tour of the ruins from the Towa Pueblo and Spanish mission along with an informative museum.
Walatowa Visitor Center - Located just south of The River House on Hwy 4. This is a great place to get started. Learn about the surrounding areas, the Pueblo of Jemez and pick up some map or brochures. The visitor center also sells books by local writers, and crafts by local artists.
Ponderosa Winery - Nestled in the scenic Ponderosa Valley on the southern slopes of the beautiful Jemez Mountains, this is a good place to stop and sample some of New Mexico?s wines.
Hot Springs - Natural hot springs and warm springs are located throughout the area. In the village of Jemez Springs, there are two bath houses, The Jemez Springs Bathhouse and Giggling Springs. People travel from all over the country to experience the healing effect of the mineral springs. Natural springs: Soda Springs, cool mineral springs along Hwy 4; McCauley Warm Springs, easy trails from Battleship Rock; Spence Hot Springs, north of Jemez Springs about 7 miles; San Antonio Hot Springs, north of Jemez Springs at La Cueva.
Jemez Springs - A quaint village in the heart of the Jemez Mountain Range, is the recipient of the ?All American City? award for 1995. The village which is adjacent to a stretch of the Jemez River, features art galleries, restaurants and shops. The down to Earth, friendly atmosphere is one of the many reasons visitors frequently return.
Aspen Ridge Alpacas - A delightful place to visit. Owners, Mickey & Evelyn offer an informative tour, educating you on the differences between Llamas and Alpacas and their habits and personalities. You will also have the opportunity to hand feed these gentle creatures. There is also a small store where you can buy goods made from Alpaca fibers. A great place to visit with kids.
Bodhi Manda Zen Center - A Rinzia practice center, founded in 1973, with the fundamental purpose of providing teaching in Zen Buddhism to all who wish to learn and practice. Visitors can participate in single day programs or weekend retreats. Visitors are welcome to the full moon sitting, offered every month on the night of the full moon. This is a formal sitting held from 7pm to 11pm. Art Jemez - A non-profit coalition of artists from the Jemez region. On the website, you can see upcoming events and browse through works from the artists. When visiting Jemez Springs, make a trip through the various galleries and discover the beauty of the Jemez through the eyes of the many talented artists. Hiking & Biking- Scenic hiking trails ranging from easy along the east fork of the Jemez River, to moderate and difficult are found throughout the Jemez Mountains. Road bikes, mountain bikes and motorcycling through the area is also popular from Spring through Autumn. Skiing - Both downhill and cross-country skiing are a short drive from the River House.