Happy New Year! All of us at The Grand Hacienda B&B, The Casita del Lago and Abiquiu Lake Mesa Vacation Homes, and the Studios of Abiquiu Lake wish you a healthy, joyful, and travel-filled 2021!
For the past 14 years, we have started each year with a letter of thanks to our “family of friends and guests”. We are so thankful for all of you who weathered 2020 with us. It has been a bumpy ride, for sure!
When life gave us 2020, we adapted. We spent the year mastering soc
By Guest Blogger: Robert Dolci, President of the Northern Rio Grande Chapter of the New Mexico Vine and Wine Society I spent most of my adult life in California’s Silicon Valley, and what I know about wine came out of a bottle from either Napa Valley or Sonoma County. Just about the only wine I drank from my mid 20s until my mid 60s was wines from Northern California. Why not, it was really good stuff. In 2012, my wife Wendy and I moved to New Mexico. In 2013, we joined the V
When you set out to #DiscoverAbiquiu, you most certainly will discover that you are in “O’Keeffe Territory”, and for good reason. Georgia O’Keeffe first visited Abiquiu in 1929, and eventually made it her permanent home in 1949. Her famous paintings depict her representation of everything “New Mexico,” including Abiquiu’s Cerro Pedernal, Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch and numerous landscapes and still life paintings. The natural world that surrounded her – the landscape, river, m
58 artists. 25 different studio/stops. Photography, paintings, sculpture, metal work, wood work, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, soaps, candles, masks, birdhouses – and more. The 25th annual #AbiquiuStudioTour did not disappoint! As we drove from studio stop to studio stop, following the well-marked route with map in hand (and on the phone map), we discussed the awesome job the tour planners did this year – large pink flags marked the studios along the road, studio numbers were
Hello to our family of guests and friends of The Casita del Lago and Abiquiú Lake Mesa! The long, sunny days of Abiquiú's summer, with the bright blue skies and colorful mesas, are giving away to the crisp, golden days of fall with a fresh palette of color. The beauty that surrounds us in Abiquiú is at its finest. In the fall, after the busy summer months, we take the time to pause, and enjoy – and look forward to the changing seasons. And so, already, we are looking forwa
Is Abiquiú, New Mexico on your bucket list? If not, we think it should be. While Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Los Alamos attract over 6 million visitors each year, it is the village of Abiquiú that we believe is the hidden gem – and no visit to New Mexico is complete without spending time in Abiquiú: The Land of Enchantment, the Home of Georgia O’Keeffe. Dinosaurs, Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and castle wrestlers all called this land home. The village of Abiqui