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The yurt at Shanti Community in Madrid, NM

Yurt hosted by Shelly
2 guests1 bedroom0 bedsHalf-bath
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You’ll have the yurt to yourself.
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Enjoy a gorgeous winter getaway at Shanti! A wood burning stove will keep you warm and cozy on even the coldest of snowy days. The Shanti yurt is off-grid and rustic. It sits on a mesa at 6800 feet and has expansive views of the high desert and endless starry skies.

We are located 3 miles south of Madrid up a 2-mile unmaintained dirt road, so please plan accordingly during wintry weather.

Madrid is a cool artist town, just 30 minutes south Santa Fe and 1 hour north of Albuquerque.

The space
Experience off-grid magic in the Shanti yurt with a small kitchenette, drinking water, and a propane stove. Decorated with Shelly's pop art pieces, indoor wood burning stove, and outdoor cafe table for two, this space is a winter sanctuary!

The open-air outhouse provides an experience like no other. A full outdoor community kitchen provides all you need to cook (please clean and tidy up after yourself) and ample space to connect while social distancing in Covid times.

We are an off-grid community, which means we pack out all trash and recycle, haul in all drinking and wash water, and operate minimal electricity with solar panels. Please be considerate and follow all "House Rules."

Please help us stay powered up on shorter winter days by plugging in only cell phones and/or computers during your stay (absolutely NO portable electric heaters, heating blankets, electric kettles, etc.).

Outdoor fires are allowed upon prior approval as long as they are in one of our above-ground fire pits, put out completely before bed, and not lit during windy weather.

$5 per bundle of wood.

In Covid times, we are providing bedding only upon request and for a $10 fee.

Pets warmly welcomed for an additional $10 fee per pet.

Hike the canyon. Fall asleep to the sounds of coyotes howling and owls hooting.

Unplug. Unwind. Recharge.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to use the shared community kitchen and outhouse. Hiking trails are available too! Continue walking down the road you drove in on past the buses ... as the road winds to the bottom and curves right follow either up the hill and down trails into the valley or head right where 2 sticks point right into a magical canyon. This is a sacred space with a single petroglyph so please be respectful and also cautious of snakes in warm weather.

Other things to note
WATER is scarce in the desert so please conserve. There is no running water but we supply ample drinking water as well as water for dishes, pups, and a simple solar shower (operates in warmer weather).

BEDDING available by request only.
$10 - includes fresh sheets, pillow cases, comforter, and blanket.

PETS are warmly welcomed with a $10 fee per pet.

TRASH & RECYCLE is hauled out by us to a local refuse station. No pick-up service is offered in our area. Please minimize waste during your stay and avoid leaving excess trash behind after your stay.

RECYCLE bins for cans, plastic/paper, and glass are provided at at the community kitchen. Please make sure to put recyclables in proper bins.

SOLAR ELECTRICITY: Please only charge electronics during daylight hours. Please turn off lights during daytime hours and when not in use.

OUTDOOR YOGA for anyBody, $10 donation.
Offered 9 am Mon - Sat, first week of April - last week of October.

BREAKFAST BURRITOS available April - October. $10.
Enjoy a gorgeous winter getaway at Shanti! A wood burning stove will keep you warm and cozy on even the coldest of snowy days. The Shanti yurt is off-grid and rustic. It sits on a mesa at 6800 feet and has expansive views of the high desert and endless starry skies.

We are located 3 miles south of Madrid up a 2-mile unmaintained dirt road, so please plan accordingly during wintry weather.

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Indoor fireplace
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Madrid, New Mexico, United States

We are located off the world-famous Turquoise Trail, just 5 miles south of Madrid up a 2-mile dirt road.

Please make sure to use Shanti Community Retreat on Google Maps to save frustration and arrive in a good mood.

Please DO NOT enter any of our neighbor's private driveways or property at any time.

Our two-mile unmaintained dirt road is similar to most US Forest Service roads one might use to access beautiful backcountry and pristine wilderness areas. Please plan accordingly, especially during wintry weather. Take the road slow, crank up an awesome playlist, and enjoy the ride.

Once you get here you can breathe in the fresh air of the sunniest state in the US. The views are epic and the vibes are relaxing and slow.
We are located off the world-famous Turquoise Trail, just 5 miles south of Madrid up a 2-mile dirt road.

Please make sure to use Shanti Community Retreat on Google Maps to save frustration and arriv…

Hosted by Shelly

Joined in August 2016
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Hi, I'm Shelly, an off-grid, high desert, yurt dwelling, artist, musician, traveller and lover of life! The ten acres where our converted school buses and yurts reside is on a mesa a few short miles from the artist village of madrid, new mexico. Going to sleep and then waking to the sound of coyotes, owls, and nearby roosters, with 360 degree views is magical beyond description. Hiking on the land is incredible, and so are the sunsets and sunrises! Madrid has fabulous restaurants and 30 plus galleries with only 300 residents. The eco friendly off-grid land where we live and are passionate about sharing, offers the best of both.... peaceful privacy and community. Bri is my partner in life and in business and is Shanti’s other host. Up at Shanti, Bri teaches restorative yoga for anyBody, hosts a 200-hr YTT called emBodied Yoga School of NM, facilitates yoga retreats, and offers thai yoga massage. Her background is in wilderness therapy and she is excited to be a part of the team! We both look forward to connecting with you and helping to make your stay as memorable as possible!
Hi, I'm Shelly, an off-grid, high desert, yurt dwelling, artist, musician, traveller and lover of life! The ten acres where our converted school buses and yurts reside is on a mesa…
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  • Bri & Shelly
During your stay
During winter months, Shelly & Bri travel to awesome backcountry settings around the country.

In the meantime, our family of caretakers (Jonesie, Russ, Lucas, & Alex) aim to provide any support you might need, such as delivering more firewood for your wood stove on wintry nights (your space comes readily supplied with 2 bundles for a $10 charge, payable in advance) or supplying more drinking water during longer stays.
During winter months, Shelly & Bri travel to awesome backcountry settings around the country.

In the meantime, our family of caretakers (Jonesie, Russ, Lucas, & Alex) a…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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