Vista Verde Retreat Center is a rural vacation rental in the high desert forest of northern New Mexico. This beautiful compound is tucked away among old juniper and pi単on pines. If you like being in nature, but prefer not to rough it too much, this place is for you. The property itself is on 32 acres, with 2 hiking loops in the natural surroundings. 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.
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 full & 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 queen bed. Sleeps 2. (There is no plumbing in this little building. The Main House is only 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 king 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.)
Lastly, there are two Tipis, which sleep 2-3 each, (bring your sleeping bag)!
There is another full bathroom with shower in the Studio, too.
We recommend an incredible cook, as well as other services such as massage, music, and yoga on site. 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. Please contact me before booking about the size and shape of your group, (e.g., 3 couples, or 2 singles and 1 couple, etc). Hope to hear from you! :)
The cleaning fee varies depending on the group size, from $100-$400.
To rent the entire retreat: $1100/night, $4500/5 nights, $5000/ 7 nights. (plus applicable fees and tax).
We can't allow pets, but we can recommend 2 dog boarders on your way in just 2 miles from here.
The town of Carson, NM, (village is more like it), consists of about 150 residents, a general store, a post office, and a fire department. 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, (soon to be optic fiber sometime in '14), 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. We also can recommend guided hikes, trips to natural hot springs along the river, yoga classes on site, and even some good local entertainment.