Saturday, July 26, 2014

Summer Time

Summer time and New Mexico is blooming more gloriously than ever.
In the seven years we have lived here; this is the first of true monsoons.
We can still hear the Santa Fe river flowing past our door,
and several shades of unfamiliar green surrounds our area.

And the guest room will soon be available!
We had a recent cancellation, but want to offer options
to those planning on traveling our way.
The guest room will be available again after August 5th,
through mid-fall when we hope to entertain a guest from Connecticut.
Golden light from the mountain aspens will greet you in the fall;
thrill to the sensation of roasting green chile all around the city,
and explore the ever-changing terrain
during our mild fall days and just-getting-cooler autumn nights.
Winters are also beautiful here;
soft snowfalls,
glistening frost in the mornings,
cool walks around our small city,
and bursts of circling winter wind will surround and astound you.

Please let us know when we can help you plan
your visit to The Land of Enchantment.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Grandma's Horse

Received a sweet memory from a friend the other day.
She had stayed at the Bunkhouse a while ago,
but still recalled the bronze horse that graces
the east window in the guestroom:

"So pretty, 
I remember the shadow 
of it passing over me 
silhouetted by the dawn 
rising into the Bunkhouse guest room, 
it was one of the nicest part of the day...
Almost as good as the smell of toast!"

Thanks Cat.
Grandma and I both appreciate
great lovers of art.

Monday, August 26, 2013


I've freshened up the walls in our guestroom
and a few other places.
I keep opening old cans of paint
dipping in the brush
finding chips
and faded spots
and cat-prints
and making everything fresh again.
Sage Green
Belgium Waffle
(I love the names of paint colors...)
out of the bristles
and draping the brush over the sink to dry.

Touch-ups are done
and visitors are welcome!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Teaching an Old Guitar New Tricks

Teaching the house guitar
new song.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Waiting for More Green...

Luna in the window
Cisco at the door:
Waiting for Spring!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hankering for

of Dani's 1978 Ford Gran Torino;
monster motor, wide tires,
AC/DC on the 8 track player
(windows wide open and singing at the tops of our lungs)
shiny and sparkling clean with multi-colored racing stripes
and that itty-bitty back window no one could ever see out of...
Cruising with our brand new driver's licenses
out of town and up the River Road
in search of...

pizza burgers.

Yes, Pizza Burgers.
The best we could find were in Port Byron (6 miles)
although we tried LeClaire (6.3 miles)
Cordova (11.5 miles)
and Albany (20.8 miles)
and probably even Wisconsin state line (103 miles).

And now The Howlin' Dog Master Chef has re-created my dream pizza burger.

I'm smiling
as I think of
you and I
pizza burgers
and that big monster car.

Any other good places for this wonderful burger in Santa Fe?
How about in your neck of the woods?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Santa Fe International Folk Art Festival

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
takes place this weekend.
As we have for every year that we've been here;
we are going!

These artists travel from all over the world to bring their work
and enjoy a weekend filled with meeting new people and
forming new bonds of friendship.

Every year I but punched tin from a tinsmith

and decorated gourds from an artist who takes my breath away with her intricate work.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bunkhouse Is Busting!

Happy Summer!

I just realized we have had four visitors
staying with us at various times over the past month
and yet we may have to put out the
sign for July and August!

Thanks to Ginny, Monica, Judy and Lucia
for being such wonderful guests this month!

Send us a note or give us a call
if you are traveling through!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Plan your Spring - Summer - Fall trip NOW!

Wanted to send out a shout-out
to those of you thinking about
checking out the great Southwest:
Let us know so we can book your room!

We have our handy
"Vacancies" section on the right side of the page
and we're trying to keep it updated as the reservations flow in.

Just give us a call, comment here, or send an email, and
we'll hook you up with the best room in the city!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Summer! Soon!

Well the reservations are starting to heat up:
A possible reservation from my sister for May or June.
Ginny again May/June!
Possibly Raven in May.
But July/August still have openings available
if you are considering a visit
to the Old West.

Santa Fe ROCKS.

Come see!