Springwild at nightBack view of the house
Springwild Lush Oasis-Mountain view

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

Springwild is a unique home with lots of artistic detail work. Every time I look around I see something new. Sitting outside is so peaceful and relaxing, and the view of the mountains is spectacular.

The space

Springwild is a three-acre property at the end of Boyer lane, where it's quiet. Spread out on our propery we have the Springwild Vacation rental, another small casita that we rent out as a vacation rental, a casita we rent out full time and our place, which use to be a wood shop. We are only five minutes from the Taos plaza but it feels like a world away, and twenty miles from the Taos ski Valley. We are surrounded by open fields that roll to the Rio Fernando and it's red willows, thousands of migratory birds and mountain views that will take your breath away. The colors at the edge of the day is what brings artists to Taos and the views of the Sangre de Cristo at sunset are incredible. Springwild is perfect for your family vacation or family reunion, wedding parties, couples getaway, friends retreat, or for an artist or writer looking for peace and quiet.

The house was built by artist, sculptor, architect, landscape artist, philosopher, gardener, dietitian, cook, poet and steward..... Malcolm Brown . He described life at SpringWild as an experiment in transition to a world of peace, happiness and fulfillment for all.

The unique structure of the Main House is brimming with detailed woodwork of a craftsman. This is not your ordinary house, the longer you're here the more you see. The whole south/east side of the house is windows. When the sun rises over the Canyon Saddle it brings the morning suns warm rays into the kitchen... a great morning spot.
The ground floor consists of the living area, full gourmet kitchen, one bathroom, one Master bedroom and the laundry room. Up a short flight of stairs next to the laundry room is a private bedroom with a view of the kitchen garden, the pastures, the Rio, out to the mountains.

The second level of the house holds two beautiful built-in king size beds lined by windows overlooking the property. To get to the second level you climb a ladder type stairway with rallings. There is also a veranda on this level to sit and relax and enjoy the mountain view.

On the third level is a cozy queen-sized sleeping area surrounded by windows, perfect for star gazing. This level is also has a ladder type stairway. The kids love this room. From here a stairway leads up to a warm, single person meditation room.

Just a few steps outside the main house is the 'Bath House'. This is a full bathroom, heated and carpeted with a beautiful mosaic shower/tub, toilet, sink and a large dressing area. The Bath House is shared by other people living on the property. For your privacy, just lock the door.

There is a large grassy area right outside the kitchen with a big picnic table, umbrella, BBQ, bar area, croquet pitch and a beautiful sunset of the Taos Mountains. During the summer enjoy eggs from our chickens and fresh vegetables from our organic garden. You will love this enchanted place.
You are 5 minutes from town where there are lots of art galleries, shops and restaurants, and 20 minutes from the Taos Ski Valley. Close by is river rafting, hiking, hot air ballooning and a links golf course. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa is 45 minutes away.

Guest access

We are on the property and will be here to welcome you. The door will be unlocked.

Interaction with guests

We are here to help you with anything you may need. We also will give you tips on things to do, and good places to eat.

Other things to note

Directions to our place.
Comming from the South.
Make a LEFT at Paseo del Canon West. A landmark is a Shell Station on the right.
Drive a short distance to the end of the road as it intersects Camino del Medio.
Make a RIGHT on to Camino del Medio.
Drive a quarter of a mile and look for a street sign on your left side -- CALLEJON RD.
Make a LEFT onto Callejon Road. Go through the valley around two dogleg turns - maybe a quarter of a mile or less. Turn right on Boyer lane and follow to the end.
Comming from the North drive through town and turn right on Paseo del Canon West. Follow above directions.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $120
Security Deposit: $150
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Special arrangements are required for early check-in or late check out.
2. We will need to collect a 7.125 county tax on your nightly rate. This will need to be paid at the time of check in by cash or check. We will advise you of the total amount when you make your booking. Airbnb does not collect this tax for us. Airbnb does collect an occupancy tax at your time of booking.
3. We have a flat rate of $200.00 per night for up to 2 guests.
Each additional guest will be charged $25.00 per day.
Maximum total guest is 10. There is a minimum 2 night stay.
Weekly Rates will get a 10% discount
Directions and entry instructions will be sent upon accepting reservation request.
4. Sorry but No Pets and No Smoking.
We hope you enjoy your time here on this beautiful, peaceful, property, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

66 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
June 2017
The house and land are truly special. The hosts were great. The kids loved all of the ladders and lofts, not to mention the animals and scenery. When we left my 6 year old daughter said "bye bye magical house".

Rita User Profile
June 2017
We hit it out of the park by booking this house for our family vacation! My grown son said to me the first day, "Mom, you picked the perfect place and let's come back here again!" We saw Diane, the owner, everyday working in the garden or feeding the chickens, ect...Our 3 little grandkids absolutely loved the chickens, the dogs and roaming the property. Diane brought us fresh eggs and cookies with grapes and cheese awaiting us on arrival. You can't beat waking up and going to bed with a view of the beautiful mountains! The house is one of a kind and has so many unique features. Plenty of beds and room for the 9 of us. Thank you Dan & Diane for hosting us!

Steve User Profile
May 2017
What a magical place. The house and setting are very special. We rented the place for many members of our family to stay during a wedding weekend in town, and it was perfect.

Jaime User Profile
May 2017
We were a group of 7 girls staying in Taos for a bachelorette party. This house was beyond amazing. The photos don't do it justice, the house is unique, beautiful and spacious. It was our home away from home. The property is gorgeous. And our hosts Dan and Diane were so lovely and made our experience even better. They left little treats for us in the house and Dan built us a bonfire one night. I could not recommend this place enough! I can't wait to come back.

Parker User Profile
May 2017
Great place to stay with friends and get away from hectic life

Lauren User Profile
March 2017
I stayed in this home with friends and we had a really great time. It is close to town and close to skiing, and is a really unique and fun place.

Katherine User Profile
March 2017
Off the beaten path, and nestled outside the city - SpringWild is a fabulous getaway destination in its own right! From the one-of-a-kind home, the breathtaking mountain views, the easy access to the Taos & the Ski Valley, and the genuine hospitality of our hosts (Dan & Diane) - we thoroughly enjoyed ever minute of our stay! We'll definitely be back!

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Taos, New Mexico, United States · Joined in January 2013
Dan & Diane User ProfileDan & Diane is a superhost.

I spend most of my time outside. Fresh air, beautiful views, creating our Farm. I love music, playing music with people, the groove. I like doing things for people and with people, community. I love garden to table meals, fresh eggs, warm bread in the morning. I like movies but not television. I like to work with wood.Ride bikes, I like to hike Wheeler Peak. I come from a large Irish Catholic Family, 6 siblings, I married my High School sweet heart and have left the Bay Area for the slower pace of Taos. I ski, kayak, backpack, fish, Life is Good.........

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