The Earth Room at Suitable Digs

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Chicoma Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87507, United States
Your host, Lisa
27 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Part of a group of lodgings on 2 1/2 acres of land, the Earth Room at Suitable Digs comprises the entire first floor of our three-story main house and opens onto a charming outdoor patio where you can relax on nice days. Because this comfortable, open-plan apartment is built partly into the ground, you’ll be the beneficiary of maximum energy efficiency. Experience the Earth Room’s character and coziness with brick floors and hand-painted walls built around a large central adobe chimney. You will enjoy the furnishings, rugs and art which have been carefully chosen to enhance this unique space. And the Earth Room is just 10 minutes by car from the Plaza in Santa Fe.

accommodates 1–3 people
antique 3/4 four-poster bed for 2 in alcove
twin-size fold-out couch
fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, slate shower
satellite TV, VCR and CD player/radio
free Wi-Fi (7 Mb/s) and telephone (local calls only)
620 square feet

If you care about sustainability, you've come to the right place. We have a large solar array on the property that supplies 100% of our energy, and a roof water collection system for watering the gardens. We bring new vitality to the New Mexican desert environment by growing organic fruits and vegetables, making compost, and practicing integrated landscaping. There are greenhouses, fruit and nut trees and an outdoor harvest table under the grape arbor.

Please see 3 other listings, which can be rented together in any combination for family gatherings, etc..

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had an amazing time at suitable digs. It's such an enchanting micro-community. Every detail of the place inspired us from the permaculture to all the little genius design elements. The property was simply breathtaking and super close to both the plaza and nice hiking trails. And Lisa is really cool. She gave us awesome tips for local treats. We can't wait for another excuse to visit Sante Fe to stay there again for more than one night.

    June 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thank you, Mina! I so appreciate your thoughts and kind words.

    June 2014
  • We couldn't have had a better experience at Suitable Digs. Lisa accepted our last minute reservation, and met us when we arrived. She has created an enchanting space for her guests, not just with the beautifully styled and well-provisioned dwellings, but with a gorgeous winding outdoor gardener's wonderland. There are so many peaceful spaces and whimsical additions (look for the garden gnome and his pet T-rex) tucked throughout the raised bed gardens, rock pathways, and greenhouses. This was my mother's first AirBnB experience, and she was absolutely fascinated. Lisa was very patient answering her questions, and even offered to make her a gardening/DIY reading list.
    The actual apartment was spotless, comfortable, and included many thoughtful extras: hairdryer, local magazines, natural shampoos/bath products, chocolates on the pillows, etc. We got to peek inside the Spartan travel trailer too, which was beautifully restored and has a sweet outdoor sitting area overlooking the hills and sunset.
    But perhaps best of all (and what caught my eye initially looking at the listing) is that everything here is solar powered and sustainably built. There are beautiful paper lanterns decorating the outdoor spaces (solar, of course), the Spartan trailer and other units run on grey water systems...Lisa has really thought of everything! We loved knowing we were supporting an eco-conscious host — especially after driving through the beautiful, wild New Mexican landscape.

    June 2014
  • Wonderful space and Lisa is a lovely, gracious hostess,

    June 2014
  • Lisa was the perfect host! She has truly put her heart and soul in making her place an oasis for her guests. We loved every minute of our stay at Suitable Digs!

    June 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    I can't thank you enough for your kind words, Vicki...clearly you are one of the people I made this place for! I absolutely loved having you and Harvey stay here!

    June 2014
  • My friend and I just had a wonderful stay here!! I found Suitable Digs by randomly browsing Airbnb one evening. I was intrigued by the photos and how unique it looked. In person, the place superseded any expectation I may have had. Lisa is a great host and showed us all around the property upon arrival. I fell in love with the one-of -a-kind character of the place and all the unique decorations. The place is very comfortable and fun! We loved sitting out in the chairs having coffee outside in the morning appreciating the nice weather and lovely atmosphere. I highly recommend Suitable Digs to anyone wanting a unique lodging experience while traveling. It's super coo!

    June 2014
  • Lisa was totally lovely and welcoming and the adobe retreat was as charming as charming could be. She paid attention to every little detail of the space, from chocolates on the pillow to newly wrapped soap in the soap dish, slippers in a basket, and sunscreen on a ledge. I even went for a gorgeous run around the arroyos in her backyard! A little out of the way from downtown, but that added to the charm too. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • The room and property were great and Lisa was an exceptional host. With suggestions from Lisa we had a great time on our quick one day stay.

    June 2014
  • Lisa's digs were most suitable. The view from anywhere is stunning, her gardens, complete with greenhouses and an awesome post-war trailer, will make you feel like a lazy homeowner. There are little surprises all around. We had an excellent getaway. We'll definitely be staying at Lisa's place the next time we make it to Santa Fe.

    June 2014
    Response from Lisa:

    Thanks for your lovely, expressive feedback, Jessica...and I appreciate the bed info as well, will think about it. Hope you got to the recycling center and brought home some glass!

    June 2014
  • The Earth Room is awesome! Lisa was very nice and helpful, and the house is incredible. I hope one day to live in a house as beautiful as this one!

    June 2014
  • Suitable Digs is a unique space which is part of the organic farm which Lisa has created on the outskirts of Santa Fe, and reflects her personal vision. It is great for someone who wants to experience a different environment than what is offered by a hotel/motel, and also see the effort that the owner has put into the reclaiming the land where it is located. Additionally, Lisa is an outgoing host who will supply recommendations about a variety of things in the Santa Fe area -- I was very glad that I included a couple of days at Suitable Digs in my Santa Fe itinerary.

    June 2014
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The accommodations at Suitable Digs are a home away from home for visitors from around the world. It is our pleasure to welcome you, and help make your stay as rich and enjoyable as possible. We are happy to offer information about best-loved hiking trails, recommend favorite day trips, or simply provide directions to a great restaurant. If you care about sustainability, look no further than the rentals we offer at Suitable Digs. We have a large solar energy array that supplies 100% of our energy, and a roof water collection system for watering the gardens. We bring new vitality to the New Mexican desert environment by growing organic fruits and vegetables, making compost, and practicing integrated landscaping. Whatever your purpose in coming to Santa Fe, Suitable Digs will be a memorable experience itself.
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