The Q at dusk.The Q living room and sleeping alcove with king bed.
Escape to the Extraordinary in NM!

Entire home/apt

13 guests

2 bedrooms

7 beds
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This beautiful abode is set in an ancient juniper and piñon pine forest. It's really quite magical. I created this place for you to connect with the land and connect with your heart. It's the ideal high-end, rural retreat yet still near the hotspots.

The space

This compound is enchanting. The primary dwelling, which we call "The Q" is a 1300 sf adobe house with a full bath and kitchen. This house sleeps 4-7. It has an open floor plan with a sleeping alcove. (There are no actual bedrooms.) Not far away is the Stick Casita. (Casita means "little house"). It has one bedroom with 2 twin beds and a twin bed in the living room. There is also a full bathroom and kitchenette in this casita. Behind the trees between the Stick and the Q are 2 tipis- great for ceremonies or sleeping during dry times. Nearby are 3 tents- be sure to bring your own sleeping gear! WiFi is at the Q. There is also a flatscreen TV & DVD player, (no cable/satellite), a great stereo system, and lots of good books to read and games and puzzles. Additionally, we can recommend an incredible cook, as well as other services such as massage, music, and yoga on site.

Guest access

The property these 2 houses are on is 8 acres, and then there is an additional 12 acres with a charming hiking loop. You may have those last 12 acres to yourself, or you may be sharing them with my other property residents down the road. Nearby, (that's a relative term here in NM), is Ojo Caliente Spa and Mineral Springs and also the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument where you can wade, river raft, hike, and horseback ride. Both of these wonderful areas are a half hour from the retreat. Taos is about 40 minutes.

Interaction with guests

They have the place to themselves, but we have a wonderful caretaker who will welcome them with a brief orientation. He lives across the road, so he's available if needed.

Other things to note

Whether or not you want local art, active adventure, indigenous culture, or a relaxing soak, every evening you will find yourself in the peaceful quietude of the surrounding forest and its natural inhabitants. This is an excellent getaway for couples, small families, close friends, or harried individuals in search of peace.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Extra people $65 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $250
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 2 sofa beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We can't accept pets, but there are 2 kennels conveniently located on your way in, about 2 miles from the property. Inquire for info.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Heidi User Profile
August 2017
Amazing home! I stayed here with 6 friends for a girls weekend. It was the perfect spot for us, close to Taos and close to the spa at Ojo Caliente. Elizabeth was friendly and courteous and kept great communication with me. I hope to stay here again!

Amy User Profile
July 2017
Elizabeth has created a really special place with the Vista Verde Retreat. We enjoyed every minute our stay! We were in The Q and loved it so much we extended our stay another week — and we are already making plans to return with family and friends. Elizabeth, and Issa the caretaker, made sure we had everything we needed, but we had complete privacy the entire time. We are on a cross-country adventure and basically live in Airb&b rentals. This was one of our favorites! Thanks again, Elizabeth! :) :)
Elizabeth User Profile
Response from Elizabeth:
Thank you so much, Amy! Looking forward to your return!
July 2017

Alberto User Profile
January 2017
Fantastic place!!

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Elizabeth User Profile

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!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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