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New Mexico Lodge with Observatory

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New Mexico Lodge with Observatory

8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
Self check-inCheck yourself in with the keypad.
Lori is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Quiet Beauty & Big Skies at El Rito Lodge

Nestled between El Rito Creek and the Kit Carson National Forest, this 3000 sq ft country retreat is close to Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, and Ojo Caliente, and has a working observatory on 6+ wild acres. **** Please note: Our home sleeps a total of 8, and there is an additional charge of $25/guest/night for more than 2 guests. ****


Cable TV
Indoor Fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 super king bed
Bedroom 2
1 super king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofas, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


88 Reviews

John User Profile
November 2018
Great lodge in Carson National Park. Very close to some awesome hikes and great cabin feel to the place. Was very nice though, definitely not “roughing it.”
Nikki User Profile
October 2018
A very special place and perfect get away from crowds. A little off the beaten path without feeling isolated from the area’s gems like Ojo Caliente and Abiquiú. Look forward to coming back soon and staying longer.
Cindy User Profile
October 2018
Home and grounds are gorgeous! Plenty of room inside and out. Kitchen is perfect for big family preparing meals together! Home decor and architecture is beautiful southwest. Ping pong and pool table so much fun! Plenty of linens and towels. Good Wi-Fi. Didnt use tv but noticed ni…
Steven User Profile
October 2018
Thanks Lori, loved your El Rito house
Melissa User Profile
October 2018
This place is an absolute gem. Beautiful has absolutely everything you might need or want and the fireplace was always wonderful when it gets chilly.
Genia User Profile
September 2018
This property was absolutely beautiful! Yvonne, the caretaker, was awesome! This was the perfect place for our family get-away! We really enjoyed our stay. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer and were unable to make use of the observatory.
Audrey User Profile
September 2018
The house is a really relaxing getaway and the observatory was a lot of fun! We got to see a lot of shooting stars and the rings of Saturn. A really unique home.

Hosted by Lori

Seattle, Washington, United StatesJoined in June 2015
Lori User Profile
93 Reviews
Lori is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We love to travel throughout the US and Europe, and love to find that special house we can use as our center/base while we explore an area. We hope you'll enjoy using El Rito Lodge as your special house while you get to know this very magical, spiritual area of New Mexico.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
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