check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Elizabeth Brownrigg

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Vista Verde Retreat: Escape to the Extraordinary in the Southwest

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Photos and Description of the Carson vacation house rental

House and Casitas, 7+ Bedrooms, 2 Tipis, 4 Full Baths, 2 w/cs, Sleeps up to 25

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 8, (6 twin beds + 1 full).

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 info@vistaverderetreat.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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Elizabeth Brownrigg (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

Location

Car: necessary

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

Bandelier

Abiquiu/ Georgia O'Keefe's House

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Carson, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$92 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$78
Cleaning Fee C$230 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.13%

We can't allow pets, however, on your way in, just 2 miles down the road there are 2 dog boarders. Inquire for specifics.
For damage protection, (required), go to www.vacationprotection.com. Great price for great protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Carson

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Main House- Upstairs WC - toilet
    Studio- Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Studio bathrooms are on a separate system from Main House.
    The Q Bathroom - toilet , shower , The Q & Stick Casita are on their own water system.
    Main House Bathroom - toilet , shower , 3 separate water systems permit 3 showers at once.
    Studio - shower
    Stick Casita Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Straw Bale Casita- Half Bath - toilet
  • Note: The Adobe Casita does not have indoor plumbing.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Main House- Downstairs BR - 1 double
    Stick Casita- Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Main House- West BR - 3 twin/ single
    Stick Casita- Living Room - 1 twin/ single
    Straw Bale Casita - 1 queen
    Main House- East BR - 3 twin/ single
    Adobe Casita - 1 queen
    The Q- Living/Sleeping Room - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 comfy sofabeds are bigger than twin but smaller than full.
    Tipis, (2) & Tents, (3) - Bring your sleeping bag. Each tipi /tent sleeps 2, maybe 3.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Surrounded by national forest, this place is peaceful! Ojo Caliente Spa and Mineral Springs is less than 30 minutes by car, as well as the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. In winter I ski regularly at the Taos Ski Valley, (less than an hour), or meet a friend for dinner and a movie in Taos. And each morning I wake up in the trees. Love it!

Other Vacation Properties