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Vista Verde Retreat: Escape to the Extraordinary in the Southwest

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Carson house description

A private rural retreat located in the high desert of northern New Mexico, this beautiful abode is tucked away in an old-growth juniper and piñon pine forest. 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 32 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 king 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 queen 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 Tipi sleeps 4 (bring your sleeping bag)!

There is another full bathroom in the Studio.

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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Events Allowed
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 15-25

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Main House- Upstairs WC: toilet

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          • Studio- Main Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Studio bathrooms are on a separate system from Main House....moreless

          • The Q Bathroom: toilet, shower

            The Q & Stick Casita are on their own water system....moreless

          • Main House Bathroom: toilet, shower

            3 separate water systems permit 3 showers at once....moreless

          • Studio: shower

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          • Stick Casita Bathroom: toilet, shower

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          • Straw Bale Casita- Half Bath: toilet

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          • Note: The Adobe Casita does not have indoor plumbing.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            (2) The primary kitchen is in the Main House, and is fully equipped to serve large groups. The Q also has a kitchen, which is perfect for serving 4-6 people....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Both kitchens are stocked with dishes and utensils. The Main House is the one completely set up for major meals....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            If you would like to hire our cook- he's really amazing, please contact him: Christopher, 575-758-2758....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            14...moreless

          • Dining
          • Pantry Items
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            (5) Located throughout, wood stoves provide a wonderful source of heat. Once the thermal-mass is warmed, the efficiency of these stoves is remarkable. remarkable....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Although outdoor temps can get into the 90s, only the swamp coolers are needed in these well-built/well-designed buildings and arid climate. ...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            (5)...moreless

          • Parking
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room seats 12
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Surrounded by national forest, this place is peaceful! Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs are less than 30 minutes by car, as well as the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. Love it!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                A large flatscreen is located in the Q only, but no TV service....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Also in the Q only....moreless

              • Books
              • Games
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                The Main House has a landline with unlimited local and long distance calling. The Q has a local landline....moreless

              • Internet:

                WiFi is available in the Main House....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                32 acres of property with walking trails....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Taos Ski Valley is 60 minutes away!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Monument View:

                Well, almost. 8 miles from the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Rafting or wading, it's gorgeous!...moreless

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Hunting
              • Rafting
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Snowboarding
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseshoes
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Ruins
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Kayaking
               

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              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $102

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $70 per night, per additional guest


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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $89
              • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
              • Tax Rate 7.128%

              Notes:

              We cannot accept pets. However, just down 2 miles down the road there is a dog boarder. Inquire for specifics.


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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              Ojo Caliente Spa and Mineral Springs

              Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, (hiking & swimming)

              Taos Ski Valley

              Puye Cliff Dwellings

              Bandelier

              Abiquiu/ Georgia O'Keefe's House

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2010

              About the owner: I'm originally from the East Coast, and I fell in love with northern NM on my first visit here in 1990. I'm an interior designer and artist by profession. I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, rafting, and all of the arts. Museums, galleries, cafés, and restaurants are also high on my list of fun activities. I have travelled extensively in the US, as well as Europe, Asia, Central America, and most recently, South America. I love exploring new lands and cultures, and coming home to the peace and serenity of Carson.

              Why the Owner Chose Carson:
              I chose to create a vacation rental retreat in northern New Mexico primarily because of the amazing land and its location. Over 20 years ago I was drawn to purchase property here in Carson, knowing that one day I would make this place my home. The remote, peaceful location provides a respite for the most harried of people. And, it's also a wonderful spot for those who want a variety of day trips and activities. The location of Vista Verde Retreat is ideal. Taos and Santa Fe have many unique draws for tourists who love the Southwest: shopping, gallery touring, dining, the Pueblo. The local culture is flavorful. For the more outdoorsy types, rafting, skiing, and hiking provide plenty of exercise and magnificent views. Soaking in the nearby mineral springs is a great way to end, (or start) any day. The location and layout of this property is ideal for a family or group with diverse interests, or for those who want no activity at all.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              I love this property because it's so serene and so rural. Surrounded by national forest, it's located amidst beautiful old-growth juniper and piñon pine trees. The nearby mountains provide an incredible backdrop. When I need an 'urban' fix, Taos is less than 40 minutes by car, and Santa Fe is about 90 minutes. Love it!


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              Speaks: french, english

               

              Photos

              • This was taken along the road in the summertime.

                This was taken along the road in the summertime.

              • The round living room is cozy and comfy; cool in the summer and warm in winter.

                The round living room is cozy and comfy; cool in the summer and warm in winter.

              • The Pavilion offers additional dining outdoors.

                The Pavilion offers additional dining outdoors.

              • This spacious bathroom is in the Main House. The other is a short walk away.

                This spacious bathroom is in the Main House. The other is a short walk away.

              • The Studio bathroom is not far from the Main House. It's on its own water system

                The Studio bathroom is not far from the Main House. It's on its own water system

              • This small, sunny bedroom is located downstairs in the Main House.

                This small, sunny bedroom is located downstairs in the Main House.

              • The charming main room of the Straw Bale Casita is warmed by a wood stove. There is now a half-bath in the side room instead of the bed.

                The charming main room of the Straw Bale Casita is warmed by a wood stove. There is now a half-bath in the side room instead of the bed.

              • Inside the Adobe Casita a comfy king bed will ensure a good night's sleep.

                Inside the Adobe Casita a comfy king bed will ensure a good night's sleep.

              • Inside the Stick Casita.

                Inside the Stick Casita.

              • The Stick Casita has a full bathroom.

                The Stick Casita has a full bathroom.

              • Inside the Q it's an open floor plan- great for a small family.

                Inside the Q it's an open floor plan- great for a small family.

              • The Q bathroom.

                The Q bathroom.

              • The Main House is adobe and frame, and boasts a hogan-style portale in front.

                The Main House is adobe and frame, and boasts a hogan-style portale in front.

              • Our charming, colorful dining room seats up to 14 comfortably.

                Our charming, colorful dining room seats up to 14 comfortably.

              • This cheery kitchen is well-laid-out. Hiring our cook is highly recommended.

                This cheery kitchen is well-laid-out. Hiring our cook is highly recommended.

              • Another bathroom shot. Rain catchment is our water source, please conserve.

                Another bathroom shot. Rain catchment is our water source, please conserve.

              • Two upstairs BRs are very similar. Each has 3 twin beds and a shared half bath.

                Two upstairs BRs are very similar. Each has 3 twin beds and a shared half bath.

              • The Straw Bale Casita is a short walk from the Main House and has its own half bath. Showers are in the Main House or in the Studio.

                The Straw Bale Casita is a short walk from the Main House and has its own half bath. Showers are in the Main House or in the Studio.

              • The Adobe Casita, a 1-room space, is just across the yard from the Main House.

                The Adobe Casita, a 1-room space, is just across the yard from the Main House.

              • The Stick Casita has one bedroom, a nice little living space, and a shower room.

                The Stick Casita has one bedroom, a nice little living space, and a shower room.

              • Two twin beds in the Stick Casita bedroom.

                Two twin beds in the Stick Casita bedroom.

              • The Q is about 1300 square feet.

                The Q is about 1300 square feet.

              • The Q kitchen and dining area.

                The Q kitchen and dining area.

              • Here is a map of the compound, (almost to scale). I didn't draw the trees.

                Here is a map of the compound, (almost to scale). I didn't draw the trees.

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              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

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              7 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 25

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