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Vista Verde Retreat: Escape to the Extraordinary in the Southwest

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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, (16 beds total). The Main House & 5 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, (3 twin beds, 1 queen, and 2 king 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 full 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 4-7. In addition to the king bed, the 2 comfortable sofa-beds can fit 2 small people each, and there is also a twin bed. This house has an open floor plan with a sleeping alcove. (There are no actual bedrooms.)

The Green Hut is just 20 steps from the Main House, and has 1 twin bed but no plumbing or electricity.

The 2 Tipis and 3 tents sleep a total of 6-10, but the Tipis are not waterproof. (Be sure to 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.


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 Sleeps up to 25 depending on the season. 16 beds total.


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

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Elizabeth Brownrigg
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017


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


Abiquiu/ Georgia O'Keefe's House


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Carson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 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.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Stick Casita- Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Stick Casita- Living Room - 1 twin/ single
    Straw Bale Casita - 1 queen
    Tipis, (2) & Tents, (3) - Bring your sleeping bag. Each tipi /tent sleeps 2, maybe 3.
    Main House- Downstairs BR - 1 queen
    Main House- West BR - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Main House- East BR - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    The Q- Living/Sleeping Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 comfy sofabeds are bigger than twin but smaller than full.
    The Green Hut - 1 twin/ single , No plumbing or electricity. About 25' from Main House.
    Adobe Casita - 1 double , No plumbing. About 50' from the Main House.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Carson

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$90 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.91
Cleaning Fee C$225.16 + 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.
Be sure to bring comfy slippers for inside, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes for outside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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