About this listing
Located on an organic goji berry farm in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this historic log cabin is only a 20-minute drive to Taos, near Taos Ski Valley. Full kitchen, bath, and romantic wood stove. Fresh veggies and eggs in summer.
Taos Goji Eco Retreat & organic goji berry farm is nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. These charming, historic log cabins and casitas are in close proximity to Taos (11 miles) and the Taos Ski Valley and Red River (30 miles). Aldous Huxley Cabin is a 500 sq ft cabin situated on 40 acres of a goji berry farm and is surrounded by national forest.
Part of an eco-lodge, the cottage has a wood fire stove, queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully-equipped with pots, pans, stove, fridge, freezer, microoven. The cabin sleeps 3-4.
This is a great space to kick back in, write, paint or take walks, fish or go skiing. It is close to hiking and fishing and there is a play ground outside. Our cabins are close to natural hot springs and the Hondo river that is swimmable in the summer, For the keen eyes, the surrounding hills have Indian pottery sharts hidden under layers of dirt and sometimes popping up without effort.
During summer we have fresh, organic vegetables available to guests and during late summer and fall there are plenty of apples to pick. We have chickens and minature goats.
Aldous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence lived and wrote in these historical cabins. Gourmet breakfasts and dinners are available at extra charge beginning in mid April and a masseuse, baby sitting and horse trail rides are available by appointment. Pets negotiable and require a security deposit. Absolutely no smoking permitted inside.
We are located in the country side and city slickers may be dismayed by the lack of street lights and the quietude at night. Our internet connection is not always reliable, it gets spotty during rain storms and snow falls. Depending on your cell phone provided your might have to drive to the post office or up the road to get connection. We are not a motel or hotel, our place is rustic. It is, however, a perfect place for creative individuals who desire to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is also an introduction to camping or glamping for families who want a degree of comfort before venturing out in the wild. For city children, this is a great place to experience country living and getting a short wean from TV and computer games. Don't panic, Taos is a short drive away!
Taos Ski Valley reminds us of the Swiss/French/Austrian founders' roots blended with the traditions and customs of the local Hispanic and Pueblo Indian cultures. Being the home of extreme skiing, this is just not a resort for experts, with many beginner and intermediate runs. The ski school is one of the nation's best. It also has an excellent children's day care and ski facility, both skiers and snowboarders are welcome.
Taos is home to more than twenty sites on the National Register of Historic Places. The Taos Pueblo has been occupied for nearly a millennium and is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the Unites States. The Taos Pueblo was added as an Unesco World Heritage Site in 1992 as one of the most significant historical cultural landmarks in the world;
There are many ways to explore art in Taos. Taos is an old art colony since 1899. Some of the artists' studios have been preserved and may be viewed by visitors. Many of the historic sites are homes and studios of artists, including the Mabel Dodge Luhan House,Eanger Irving Couse House and Studio, Joseph Henry Sharp Studios, the Leon Gaspard House, the Couse/Sharp Historic Site and the Ernest Martin Hennings House. On Ledoux Street, just south of the Taos Plaza, are the Ernest L. Blumenschein House and Harwood House.
There are three Art Museums in Taos: Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum and Millicent Rogers Museum that provide art from the pueblo Native Americans, Taos Society of Artists and modern and contemporary artists of the Taos art colony. The town has numerous art galleries and there are several houses of the Taos Society of Artists.
There is a playground outside for guests with children and a petting zoo with two mini goats and a baby sheep.The lodge is located on 40 acres, plenty of space to wander about. During the summer, the guests have access to our organic vegetable garden in exchange for some weeding. We also have fresh eggs (seasonal) from our chickens.
Interaction with Guests
It depends on the particular guests. We have many artists and writers who come seeking inspiration and quietude. For those who like, we arrange potlucks, wine tastings and announce breakfasts, dinners (for a fee). Guests who are so inclined can bring instruments.
The small quiet village where the lodge is located offers easy access to nature as well as to hiking paths and fishing locations. We are also located within 15 miles to Taos, 5 miles to the closest natural hotsprings and 30 miles to Red River and Taos ski valleys. Bird watchers love our land as hundred some species of birds arrive during the spring to nest. These same birds of course love our goji berries :)
Unfortunately, there is no public transportation available.
Other Things to Note
Cell phone connections, depending on your cell provider, can be spotty or non existent at the lodge. If you walk or drive up to the ridge or to the post office the connection is good. We do provide a phone for emergency calls.
Please bag trash and place trash in the bin located on the property and the recyclable items in the designated bins.
No smoking inside, no dogs on furniture or bedding. Pets can't be left alone inside the cabins or on the premises. If necessary, rugs and bedspreads need to be dry cleaned. Please economize on water use, we are using well water. If not familiar with how to start a fire in the fire place or fire management, please ask for assistance. No open fires without the explicit permit from management. Please keep noise level down after 10 pm and early mornings. Park in designated spaces. Check in is at 3 PM and check out at the latest 11 AM.