|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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A private rural retreat located in the enchanted high desert forest of northern New Mexico, this beautiful abode is tucked away amongst old-growth junipers and piñon pines. If you like being in nature, but prefer not to rough it much, this place is for you. A sense of serenity is pervasive as you wind your way through the compound. You will notice the retreat is designed for you to deepen your connection with the land and allow the tensions from daily life to dissolve. The property itself is on 37 acres, with 2 hiking loops in the natural surroundings.
LOCATION: The town (village is more like it), consists of about 150 residents, a general store and a post office. 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 Spa and Mineral Springs are within a 25 minutes. You can visit ancient Indian cliff dwellings, hike in the mountains or on the mesa, and river-raft in the Rio Grande Gorge.
ACCOMMODATIONS for up to 25, (15 beds total). The Main House & 4 Casitas (little houses):
The Main House, (1800+ square feet): 3 bedrooms, a full bathroom, a half bath upstairs, a kiva-style living room w/ wood stove/fireplace, a dining room that seats 14, and a well-equipped kitchen. This house sleeps 9, (4 twin beds, 1 full, 1 queen, 3 king and 2 sofa beds).
The Straw Bale Casita: a one-room straw bale bungalow with a queen bed and half bath. Sleeps 2.
The Adobe Casita: a one-room adobe bungalow with a queen bed. Sleeps 2. (There is no plumbing in this little building. The Main House is about 50 steps away).
The Stick Casita: is a little house w/ 1 bedroom 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: is a beautiful 1200 sf adobe house with a full bath and kitchen. This house sleeps 4-6. In addition to the king bed, the 2 comfortable sofa-beds can fit 2 small people each. This house has an open floor plan with a sleeping alcove. (There are no actual bedrooms.)
The 2 Tipis sleep 2-3 each, (bring your sleeping bag)!
There is another full bathroom in the Studio as well as an additional shower.
The surrounding landscape is natural, with a large fenced area and gravel walkways at the Main House. We recommend an incredible cook and other services such as massage, yoga, music, and clairvoyant readings.
So 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 groups, families, or harried individuals in search of peace.
FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES
Vista Verde Retreat is a desert retreat which promotes creativity as well as emotional, mental, and physical well-being. This harmonious haven is a relaxing and restorative environment. Contact us to plan your own group gathering or reunion: 575-758-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sleeps up to 25 depending on the season. 15 beds total.
FOR TEACHERS AND FACILITATORS
Vista Verde Retreat is a wonderful place to host your workshop, be it a day, a week or a month. Sleeping capacity is 15-25 people, depending on the season. The Studio, a beautiful 37-foot by 27-foot space complete with sprung floor is ideal for many types of creative and/or healing classes and workshops.
Keywords: Adobe home with casitas, cabin with bungalows, straw bale casita, rural dwelling, forest home, country house, studio, desert, forest, southwest, magical, enchanted
Ojo Caliente Spa and Mineral Springs
Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, (hiking, rafting & swimming)
Taos Ski Valley, (skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, hiking)
Puye Cliff Dwellings
Abiquiu/ Georgia O'Keefe's House
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$92 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||C$77|
|Cleaning Fee||C$229 + Tax|
We can't allow pets, however, on your way in, just 2 miles down the road there are 2 dog boarders. Inquire for specifics.
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