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Springwild-Family Oasis, Couples Getaway, or Artist Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

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.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 New Mexico

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Springwild-Family Oasis, Couples Getaway, or Artist Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Spectacular views and thoughtful owners

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I brought my mom and son who is going on 3 for a weekend getaway, and it couldn't have been more perfect. The property was clean and friendly with welcoming dogs, chickens, and humans, and the view was serene.. The house was also exceptionally clean, cozy, and beautifully decorated. Diana was wonderful and provided us with fresh tasty.. Town wasn't far but I really had no desire to leave. My son loved climbing the ladders and running in the fields. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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We had a fabulous time hosting a small wedding at Springwild and Casa Gallina next door.

  • 5 of 5

Dan was always available, the property was beautiful, and we couldn't have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our family (five adults and two children) spent a week here and had a wonderful time. Our hosts were great. The house is unique. It's rustic, sophisticated, rambling, playful, romantic--an architectural fantasy. The master bedroom is on the ground level, and other bedrooms and sleeping areas require stairs. Our youngest granddaughter said it was like sleeping in a treehouse. Outside are open spaces, a large garden, and a fabulous view of nearby mountains. The location feels rural, but it's a five minute drive to the center of Taos. This property is an excellent choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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San Antonio Tx

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

At first sight the house has a whimsical "fairy-tale" appearance. It's filled with architectural and design "eye candy".

The hospitality of Dan and Diane makes you feel like family within minutes. Add to this magical mix the beauty of the surrounding mountains and Springwild is a little slice of Eden.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Taos Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many in Taos
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

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

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Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Organic vegetable garden, chickens, large grassy area.

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