This is the front entrance of the Main House.The round living room is cozy and comfy: cool in the summer and warm in the winter – a great place to gather in the evening.
Entire home/apt
16 Guests
8 Bedrooms
15 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

A private rural retreat located in the high desert forest of northern New Mexico, this beautiful abode is tucked away amongst old-growth juniper and piñon pines. If you like being in nature, but prefer not to rough it much, this place is for you.

This is the front entrance of the Main House.

This is the front entrance of the Main House.

The Space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 8
Beds: 15
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $70 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $300
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

LOCATION: The town, (village is more like it), consists of about 150 residents, a general store and a post office. The property itself is on 32 acres, with 2 loops of hiking trails throughout. The three miles of dirt roads to the retreat are passable year-round and give the feeling that you are "out there". A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended in the snow and in the springtime mud. Although television is non-existent and cell service is sketchy, there is WiFi at the Main House, as well as a land line. If you'd like some off-site adventure, Taos is 40 minutes away, and Santa Fe is about an hour and a half. The Ski Valley is one-hour door to door, and Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs are very close. You can visit ancient Indian cliff dwellings, hike in the mountains or on the mesa, and saddle-n-paddle in the Rio Grande Gorge National Monument.

ACCOMMODATIONS: (up to 25, 15 beds total).
The Main House, (1800+ square feet): 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, LR, DR, and full kitchen. This house sleeps 8.

Additional lodging:
The Straw Bale Casita: one room straw bale bungalow with queen bed and half bath. Sleeps 2.

The Adobe Casita: one-room adobe bungalow with queen bed. Sleeps 2. (There is no plumbing in this little building. Main House is about 50 steps away).

The Stick Casita: one bedroom bungalow with 2 twin beds as well as another twin bed in the living room. There is a full bathroom in this cute little abode. Sleeps 3.

The Q: (1200 sf adobe house) with a full bath and kitchen. This house sleeps 4+. It has an open floor plan with a sleeping alcove and king bed. (There are no actual bedrooms.)

Lastly, there are two Tipis, which sleep 2-3 each, (bring your sleeping bag)!

There is another full bathroom with shower in the Studio, too.

The surrounding landscape is natural, with a large fenced area and gravel walkways at the Main House.

ADDITIONAL: We recommend an incredible cook, as well as other services such as massage, music, and yoga on site. This is an excellent getaway for groups, families, or harried individuals in search of peace.(URL HIDDEN)Hope to hear from you! :)

Guest Access

32 acres of beautiful forested land with 2 walking trails. Fully stocked kitchen at your disposal.

Interaction with Guests

None after arrival. They have the place to themselves.

The Neighborhood

This is a beautiful rural location. There are actually about 150 residents, but it really feels secluded because of all the trees. The roads are dirt, but passable year round. It's a great place to come and do nothing, or keep busy with all sorts of activities in nearby Taos and Pilar.

Getting Around

You need a car. This is a very rural area.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 4PM

Please be mindful of the desert quietude. Noise travels surprisingly far in this forest. If you need to board a dog, I can recommend 2 great kennels just 2 miles down the road.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
The round living room is cozy and comfy: cool in the summer and warm in the winter – a great place to gather in the evening.

The round living room is cozy and comfy: cool in the summer and warm in the winter – a great place to gather in the evening.

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United States · Member since April 2011

I love the U.S. and I love to travel. Northern New Mexico is one of my favorite places- it's so eclectic, romantic, and spiritual, and it's full of art and artists! I'm an artist and designer myself, and on the side I teach yoga, (Sivananda style), and I do intuitive readings. Raised in the country in northeastern Pennsylvania, I then spent 23 years in NYC and San Francisco. Now it's wonderful to return to my rural roots, (but in a sunnier climate!), here in Carson. If you love trees, and you love the Southwest, this place is for you!

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