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Springwild-Family Oasis, Couples Getaway, or Artist Retreat

(15 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Mystic Oasis, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Springwild is a three-acre property at the end of Boyer ln, where it's quiet. It is surrounded by open fields that roll to the Rio Fernando and it's red willows, thousands of migratory birds and mountain views that will take your breath away. The colors at the edge of the day is what brings artists to Taos and the views of the Sangre de Cristo at sunset are incredible. Springwild is perfect for your family vacation or family reunion, wedding parties, couples getaway, friends retreat, or for an artist or writer looking for peace and quiet.

The house was built by artist, sculptor, architect, landscape artist, philosopher, gardener, dietitian, cook, poet and steward..... Malcolm Brown (1925-2003). He described life at SpringWild as an experiment in transition to a world of peace, happiness and fulfillment for all.

The unique structure of the Main House is brimming with detailed woodwork of a craftsman. This is not your ordinary house, the longer you're here the more you see. The whole south/east side of the house is windows. When the sun rises over the Canyon Saddle it brings the morning suns warm rays into the kitchen... a great morning spot.
The ground floor consists of the living area, full gourmet kitchen, one bathroom, one Master bedroom and the laundry room. Up a short flight of stairs next to the laundry room is a private bedroom with a view of everything, the kitchen garden, the pastures, the Rio, out to the mountains.
The second level of the house holds two beautiful built-in king size beds lined by windows overlooking the property. To get to this level you climb up a ladder type stairway with railings. You may sit on the veranda outside of this room to relax and enjoy the mountain view.

Up another ladder on the third level is a cozy queen-sized sleeping area surrounded by windows, perfect for star gazing. The kids love this room. From here a stairway leads up to a warm, single person meditation room.

Just a few steps outside the main house is the 'Bath House'. This is a full bathroom, heated and carpeted with a beautiful mosaic shower/tub, toilet, sink and a large dressing area. The Bath House is shared with other people living on the property.

There is a large area right outside the kitchen with a big table, umbrella, BBQ, bar area, croquet pitch and sunset Taos Mountain views. During the summer enjoy eggs from our chickens and fresh vegetables from our organic garden. You will love this enchanted place.

Keywords: Farmhouse, Artist, View, Mountain, Vacation, Quiet, Garden, sweat lodge.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    A wonderful property for children to explore....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please call if you would like to bring your dog and we can discuss it. We have 2 dogs, a basset Hound and a Black Lab, so we want to make sure they would all get along....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 king


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • King size beds (2) Two built-in King beds with a view on the second level of the house., Queen size Beds (2) One Queen bed on the ground floor and one Queen bed on the third level., Double Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is next to the house. We call it the bathhouse...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Organic vegetable garden, chickens, large grassy area.


  • Books:

    We have lots of books every where....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have cards and some board games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    High definition flat screen....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful view of the Taos Mountains and pastures...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    We have a large coffee table where more guest can sit and eat....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heater....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living room has a wonderful view of the meadow and mountains....moreless

  • Parking:

    We have outdoor parking on the property....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning stove in Kitchen....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    We have a fully stocked kitchen with a beautiful view of the outdoors....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electrick oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have Olive oil, salt and pepper, spices, sugar, coffee, Mayo, and other assorited items in the refrigerator....moreless


  • Balcony:

    There is a small balcony on the second level of the house with a nice view of the mountains....moreless

  • Golf:

    The Taos Country Club is about 10 minutes from our place....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We hava a large lawn area and organic garden....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Taos Ski Valley is about 30 minutes from the house. ...moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.125%


After first two people, there is a $25.00 per person/per night fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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78 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Taos Inn
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Taos
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Necessary

Host's Directions

Comming from the South.

Make a LEFT at Paseo del Canon West. A landmark is a Shell Station on the right.

Drive a short distance to the end of the road as it intersects Camino del Medio.

Make a RIGHT on to Camino del Medio.

Drive a quarter of a mile and look for a street sign on your left side -- CALLEJON RD.

Make a LEFT onto Callejon Road. Go through the valley around two dogleg turns - maybe a quarter of a mile or less. Turn right on Boyer lane and follow to the end of the road, where you will find a parking area. You can walk either to your left or right of the parking area and you will see the house.

Call us when you arrive and we will show you around. We leave the house unlocked.

Comming from the North drive through town and turn right on Paseo del Canon West. Follow above directions.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I worked at a Sacred Heart school in California for 23 years. During that time I chaperoned a group of high school students on a trip to Taos. I fell in love with the beauty of the land and the pace of life here. When I found this property I knew it was a special place and had to be shared with others.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
We love this property because we are surrounded by nature and open fields with a view of the mountains. We are also only five minutes from town.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  • Springwild House

    Springwild House

  • Living room windows and upper balcony.

    Living room windows and upper balcony.

  • Outside eating area

    Outside eating area

  • Stairway to second floor sleeping area.

    Stairway to second floor sleeping area.

  • View from kitchen

    View from kitchen

  • Ground floor bedroom

    Ground floor bedroom

  • Bedroom above washroom

    Bedroom above washroom

  • Bath house

    Bath house

  • Owners residence

    Owners residence

  • Our organic garden

    Our organic garden

  • Sun flowers in August

    Sun flowers in August

  • A snowy day

    A snowy day

  • Sitting area outside of kitchen

    Sitting area outside of kitchen

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dinning area

    Dinning area

  • Sleeping area on second level, there are two window beds on this level.

    Sleeping area on second level, there are two window beds on this level.

  • Third story sleeping area with fantastic views.

    Third story sleeping area with fantastic views.

  • Inside bath house

    Inside bath house

  • Some of our wonderful chickens

    Some of our wonderful chickens

  • Springwild raspberries

    Springwild raspberries

  • Artist at work

    Artist at work

  • Taos balloon fest seen from our yard.

    Taos balloon fest seen from our yard.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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