Just ten miles NE of Santa Fe and three miles from Tesuque, lies the Village of Chupadero.  This small, fairly unknown community is a jewel located in the Chupadero River Valley along County Road 78, which is only a little more than a mile long.  This area boasts amazing views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east  and the Jemez mountains to the west.  Amazing rainbows, sunrises and sunsets as well as a year round running creek.   You will find miles of trails nearby to hike or bike in the Santa Fe National Forest.  What you will not find in the Chupadero Valley is pollution… no air pollution, light pollution or noise pollution. 

After enjoying the peace and tranquility of home,  a short 10 or 15 minute drive takes you to;

-Gabriel’s Mexican Restaurant

-Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino

-The Santa Fe Opera 

-The Tesuque Flea Market 

-Shidoni Foundry

-Tesuque Village Market 

The new Encantado Resort is just 3 miles down the road with its award winning Terra at Encantado Restaurant and the Santa Fe Plaza, with its many shops and restaurants is 20 minutes away.

If you take a 30 minute drive you can spend a day at the spa, the Ojo Caliente hot springs, or visit the city of Los Alamos, or the Bandelier National Monument  and see the many ruins and cliff dwellings.  Or jump off for a day trip to Chimayo or Truchas and take the beautiful “High Road to Taos.”


Chupadero Gatherings

Do you enjoy poetry?  Join the local poetry group for monthly potluck dinners and poetry readings, including open mic segments.

In autumn-one of the most beautiful seasons in the valley-take your baskets, jars and appetite to a local apple-pressing event.  Pick you own apples, fill your jars with freshly pressed apple juice and feast at the free barbecue.

On Christmas Eve, the roads are lined with luminarias created by the youth in the area.  Enjoy their glow as you tromp through the snow to a neighbor’s home for a potluck dinner; and visit other neighbor’s homes on your way to the house where Santa always arrives and has gifts for the children.  Continue to visit with friends and neighbors as you gather to watch the huge fireworks display, followed by more munching and sipping if you saved some room.  And don’t forget the hayride that follows.  Back home and to bed with your own dreams of sugarplums.

Chupadero is a wonderful, inviting community. Residents include local artists, astronomers, attorney’s, EMT’s and fire fighters, Los Alamos scientists and computer specialists as well as Santa Fe business owners- a wide variety of occupations and talents.  If you’d like to consider a home in the Chupadero Valley, check out this great property at 7 Vista Chupadero, or see all of the available properties in Chupadero and the Tesuque Village area here.