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Springwild-Family Oasis, Couples Getaway, or Artist Retreat

Taos, NM, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

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.



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 27, 2018
About Dan

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.

Dan purchased this House in 2005

Why Dan chose Taos

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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)


      • 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
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Beautiful view of the Taos Mountains and pastures


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      The living room has a wonderful view of the meadow and mountains.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas heater.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                      We have outdoor parking on the property.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                      Wood burning stove in Kitchen.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          10 cup drip coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          We have a fully stocked kitchen with a beautiful view of the outdoors.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          We have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable.
                        • Oven
                          Electrick oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          We have Olive oil, salt and pepper, spices, sugar, coffee, Mayo, and other assorited items in the refrigerator.
                        • Refrigerator
                          We also have a ice maker in the freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              We have a large coffee table where more guest can sit and eat.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  We have lots of books every where.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  We have cards and some board games and puzzles.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  High definition flat screen.


                                    • Balcony
                                      There is a small balcony on the second level of the house with a nice view of the mountains.
                                    • Golf
                                      The Taos Country Club is about 10 minutes from our place.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We hava a large lawn area and organic garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We have a gas BBQ.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Taos Ski Valley is about 30 minutes from the house.


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • festivals
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • photography
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hot air ballooning
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • Organic vegetable garden, chickens, large grassy area.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          19 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Awesome home!

                                                          Randy L.Newport Beach

                                                          Fabulous, unique, spacious and comfortable place to stay. Loved our time there and would definitely rent again on our next trip to Taos.


                                                          Benjamin F.

                                                          Wonderfully original home in a gorgeous setting with easy access to town and the natural surroundings. The house was super clean and Dan/Diane were helpful and kind hosts.

                                                          beautiful and relaxing

                                                          Robyn C.

                                                          This was our third time to stay at this unique property. We love Taos, and Springwild is a beautiful place. It is conveniently located to be close to everything in Taos but very quiet and rural at the same time. It has such gorgeous views and comfortable amenities that sometimes we just stay in and relax. Dan and Dianne are lovely hosts and interesting people, and they have created a wonderful environment. The calm is palpable here, and it is beautiful in all seasons. We love it and will return!

                                                          Funky, comfortable, beautiful house in Taos

                                                          Peggy O.

                                                          My husband and I just stayed here with his sister for 5 nights in June. Diane and Dan are the consummate hosts, providing a stay with everything renters could want. This historical Taos house was built by an artist, then added on to by the owners. There are bedrooms downstairs, upstairs and up ladders, with beds to sleep 10. Relaxing living and dining areas, with a very well stocked kitchen There is art and interesting touches throughout the house. And then the outside--a farm with veggies and fresh eggs, friendly dogs, a koi pond, and a very fantastic view of farmlands and the mountains. We enjoyed having breakfast and dinner outside on the picnic table. But mainly, this is a house that allows you to enjoy the Taos lifestyle to the max. Highly recommended.

                                                          Spectacular views and thoughtful owners

                                                          Julee H.

                                                          We had a great time at Springwild House. We had fun exploring the house and property. The weather was cold but the house was warm. Dan & Diane would have the fire going for us and even left snacks a time or two. They were wonderful. Staying there helped our vacation be more relaxing & comfortable like a true vacation should be. :). It is a place we would like to stay when we return to Taos.

                                                          Beautiful Property

                                                          Matt D.Denver, CO

                                                          What an amazing home on a beautiful piece of land! From the house, to the gardens, to all of the animals on the property, our expectations were met and surpassed! What a great fall weekend in beautiful Taos! Cannot wait to visit again.


                                                          Taos, NM, USA

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Tax Rate

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

                                                          19 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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