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 keep the noise down after 10 pm and early morning hours. Pets are not allowed on furniture or in beds. Please bag trash and place trash in the bin located on the property and the recyclable items in the designated bins. No outdoor fires.
Stayed at this cabin in the hopes of going off the grid for a few days. Mission accomplished. The cabin is just as described and show in pictures - beautiful, warm and clean. Woke up to the sound of a crowing rooster, ate fresh eggs provided by the friendly host, warmed up at night by the wood burning stove, learned to play backgammon. If you are looking for a quite and remote getaway - this is the place to be. Taos is a quick drive away.
Staying at the Eco Lodge was an awesome experience. Sia and her husband were very friendly and welcoming when we first arrived at the cabin, offering a few freshly laid eggs and some arugula from their greenhouse. The 40+ acre property boasts a beautiful view for sunsets while the atmosphere is both rejuvenating and relaxing. The cabin itself has many amenities to provide for a great stay, home cooked meals, and warm nights fired by the wood burning stove. Many great hikes in the area and a short ride to Taos make it a fun, family friendly, rustic getaway. We truly enjoyed our visit and would happily return!
Our stay at the Aldous Huxley Eco Cabin was great! Eric and Sia were very welcoming and extremely helpful. The property is beautiful and I would recommend it for anyone looking to get away and enjoy a quiet and inviting environment. All of the cabins look like they would be great to stay in and the surrounding area has a lot to offer. Our cabin was perfect and had everything we needed. Just as advertised, very comfortable.
We spent most of our time hiking out around the Black Rock Hot Springs and the Stagecoach/Manby Hot Springs. The natural hot springs were right next to the Rio Grande River. We had a lot of fun and even ran across a few rams while hiking the gorge. Eric and Sia also recommended the Ojo Caliente Hot Springs for a day trip and it was worth it!
We would definitely return, perhaps during peek ski season or during the summer when the goji berries are in season. Either way the trip was worth it and I would highly recommend it to anyone. You could spend all your time just exploring the property and the surrounding hillsides if you wanted to. Thanks again Eric and Sia!
The host and everything about this place was amazing. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Amazing property! Sam, the person caring for the property while we were there met us at the door, introduced himself, showed us where to find firewood for the wood burning stove and brought us fresh eggs. We were able to walk around the property and enjoy the atmosphere and environment. A small play ground was available for our son which he enjoyed and he loved seeing the chickens. The room was just like the pictures. Great area with a full kitchen. Wood burning stove really added to the atmosphere. Will definite venture back here, would love to see what it has to offer in the summer as well.
When we arrived at the cabin Sia greeted us with fresh eggs (which were delicious) and gave us a quick tour of the lodge and farm. We were delighted to find two hammocks in the back which became our favorite spot - perfect for reading, knitting and watching the sunset.
The cabin was cozy and clean with a comfortable living area and plenty of windows for natural light. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and dishes - perfect for making breakfast before heading into Taos.
Overall a wonderful weekend - Eric and Sia are excellent hosts and we wouldn't think twice about returning.
I loved the Eco Cabin, and getting to know the young WOOFer students. It was a learning experience for all. Smartly decorated and rustic feel, this cabin lacks for nothing. You will enjoy a quiet time or if you wish to be more active you can. Thanks to Eric and Sia wonderful getting to know you as (website hidden) Anne
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Returning to NM after many years working as professionals in stuffy offices. Love the experience of creating an eco friendly place for our family and others who wish to be close to nature and live of the land. We love to cook and entertain and arrange frequent dinners, potlucks and wine tasting with our guests and friends. Creating an eco friendly environment is an ongoing process. Our berries, fruits and vegetables are organically cultivated. The chickens are free ranging and the growth season has been extended by a newly constructed green house. Most of our casitas and cabins are heated with wood fire stoves. Eventually we would like to be totally off the grid and supply our electricity from wind and solar energy. The eco lodge is part of a recycling program and uses only use eco friendly cleaners, dish and laundry detergents. A grey water system and a large holding pond with well and acequia water are being created to irrigate our expanding Goji plantation. The Eco lodge's water comes from four deep wells, fed by mountain aquafirs. Here is a recent article in Taos News about our goji berry farm.
Eric, my husband and I are avid travelers and our children journeyed with us from the time they were babies. Now our two older children are also Airbnb hosts. We look forward to seeing you!