Abiquiú Lake: New Mexico's Seventh Largest Lake We credit Abiquiú Lake with our move to Abiquiú – once we saw the still and calm lake, reflecting the red cliffs and Cerro Pedernal, we knew this was a very special place. It was the beauty, the glassy water, the absence of people and traffic, and the history and culture of the area…and also the energy. While many people flock to Abiquiú to visit O'Keeffe's home and studio and/or Ghostranch, they inadvertantly pass by the lake.
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, and lived in many different places before settling in New Mexico - Chicago, New York City, New York’s Lake George, Charlottesville, Virginia and Amarillo, TX. She first visited New Mexico in 1917, and from that time on she would declare that “I was always on my way back.” So many of us here in Abiquiu feel the same way. In 1929 and 1930, O’Keeffe spent her first two summers as a guest at Mabel Dodge Luhan
Our Favorite Things to Discover In and Around Abiquiu, New Mexico Congratulations – if you are reading this you likely have added a stay in Abiquiu to your New Mexico vacation. We are biased, but we don’t believe any trip to New Mexico is complete without spending time in Abiquiu…and not just a day trip…you will need several days to really get to know the history and culture of the area. We are often asked about our “bucket list” list of things to see and do – so in this blog
There is so much to see and do in Abiquiú – don’t short yourself and schedule only a quick day trip. We recommend at least four days in Abiquiú to really experience the history, culture, geography and arts in the area...and many of our guests stay for a week or month. So many people flock to Abiquiú to visit Ghostranch and take the Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio Tour. We definitely recommend you do both. But, don’t miss the many other hidden treasures, including spectacular
Over the years, we’ve been privileged to earn many awards, recognitions and five-star reviews. Each and every one means a lot of us because we work really hard to provide awesome vacation rental experiences out here in Abiquiú. To us, the vacation rental journey isn’t just about providing high quality, well-furnished beautiful homes (although we do that, too) – it’s more about providing an authentic experience for guests who visit the area. We all know that not all vacatio