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About this listing

Located on an organic goji berry farm in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this historic log cabin is only a 20-minute drive to Taos, near Taos Ski Valley. Full kitchen, bath, and romantic wood stove. Fresh veggies and eggs in summer.

The space

Taos Goji Eco Retreat & organic goji berry farm is nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. These charming, historic log cabins and casitas are in close proximity to Taos (11 miles) and the Taos Ski Valley and Red River (30 miles). Aldous Huxley Cabin is a 500 sq ft cabin situated on 40 acres of a goji berry farm and is surrounded by national forest.

Part of an eco-lodge, the cottage has a wood fire stove, queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa. The kitchen is fully-equipped with pots, pans, stove, fridge, freezer, microoven. The cabin sleeps 3-4.

This is a great space to kick back in, write, paint or take walks, fish or go skiing. It is close to hiking and fishing and there is a play ground outside. Our cabins are close to natural hot springs and the Hondo river that is swimmable in the summer, For the keen eyes, the surrounding hills have Indian pottery sharts hidden under layers of dirt and sometimes popping up without effort.

During summer we have fresh, organic vegetables available to guests and during late summer and fall there are plenty of apples to pick. We have chickens and minature goats.

Aldous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence lived and wrote in these historical cabins. Gourmet breakfasts and dinners are available at extra charge beginning in mid April and a masseuse, baby sitting and horse trail rides are available by appointment. Pets negotiable and require a security deposit. Absolutely no smoking permitted inside.

We are located in the country side and city slickers may be dismayed by the lack of street lights and the quietude at night. Our internet connection is not always reliable, it gets spotty during rain storms and snow falls. Depending on your cell phone provided your might have to drive to the post office or up the road to get connection. We are not a motel or hotel, our place is rustic. It is, however, a perfect place for creative individuals who desire to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is also an introduction to camping or glamping for families who want a degree of comfort before venturing out in the wild. For city children, this is a great place to experience country living and getting a short wean from TV and computer games. Don't panic, Taos is a short drive away!
Taos Ski Valley reminds us of the Swiss/French/Austrian founders' roots blended with the traditions and customs of the local Hispanic and Pueblo Indian cultures. Being the home of extreme skiing, this is just not a resort for experts, with many beginner and intermediate runs. The ski school is one of the nation's best. It also has an excellent children's day care and ski facility, both skiers and snowboarders are welcome.
Taos is home to more than twenty sites on the National Register of Historic Places. The Taos Pueblo has been occupied for nearly a millennium and is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the Unites States. The Taos Pueblo was added as an Unesco World Heritage Site in 1992 as one of the most significant historical cultural landmarks in the world;
There are many ways to explore art in Taos. Taos is an old art colony since 1899. Some of the artists' studios have been preserved and may be viewed by visitors. Many of the historic sites are homes and studios of artists, including the Mabel Dodge Luhan House,Eanger Irving Couse House and Studio, Joseph Henry Sharp Studios, the Leon Gaspard House, the Couse/Sharp Historic Site and the Ernest Martin Hennings House. On Ledoux Street, just south of the Taos Plaza, are the Ernest L. Blumenschein House and Harwood House.
There are three Art Museums in Taos: Harwood Museum of Art, Taos Art Museum and Millicent Rogers Museum that provide art from the pueblo Native Americans, Taos Society of Artists and modern and contemporary artists of the Taos art colony. The town has numerous art galleries and there are several houses of the Taos Society of Artists.

Guest access

There is a playground outside for guests with children and a petting zoo with two mini goats and a baby sheep.The lodge is located on 40 acres, plenty of space to wander about. During the summer, the guests have access to our organic vegetable garden in exchange for some weeding. We also have fresh eggs (seasonal) from our chickens.

Interaction with guests

It depends on the particular guests. We have many artists and writers who come seeking inspiration and quietude. For those who like, we arrange potlucks, wine tastings and announce breakfasts, dinners (for a fee). Guests who are so inclined can bring instruments.

Other things to note

Cell phone connections, depending on your cell provider, can be spotty or non existent at the lodge. If you walk or drive up to the ridge or to the post office the connection is good. We do provide a phone for emergency calls.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £49
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please bag trash and place trash in the bin located on the property and the recyclable items in the designated bins.

No smoking inside, no dogs on furniture or bedding. Pets can't be left alone inside the cabins or on the premises. If necessary, rugs and bedspreads need to be dry cleaned.

Please economize on water use, we are using well water.

If not familiar with how to start a fire in the fire place or fire management, please ask for assistance. No open fires without the explicit permit from management.

Please keep noise level down after 10 pm and early mornings. Park in designated spaces.

Check in is at 3 PM and check out at the latest 11 AM.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Francesca User Profile
June 2017
Awesome little cabin tucked away on a scenic farm. About a 10 minute drive from town and close to other great places for sightseeing and hiking. My boyfriend and I had a lovely time. We would absolutely visit again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway in New Mexico.

Tiffany User Profile
June 2017
This place is, in a word, magical. We loved our stay and hope to return very soon!

Nicole User Profile
June 2017
Heed the advice to arrive in daylight hours - that and the directions provided helped a lot with finding the place (your cell phone may or may not work). We loved being a bit out of town, able to take evening walks and enjoy the sagebrush. We came for our honeymoon and loved the privacy, the little kitchen for cooking some of our own meals, and farm animals (chickens, goats, alpacas). The place was clean and cozy, with ample hot water, but needs a few updates - some blinds needed repair (fairly essential since there are other cabins close by), the bed and pillows could use with replacing (they were fairly lumpy), and the wifi is spotty. Compared to other AirBnB properties we've stayed at, this one lacked a few amenities - no breakfast or snacks provided, no board games and limited books in the cabin, no tours or farm dinner add-ons. Still, we'd recommend it for those looking to get away who love a bit of rustic no-fuss. Location made it easy to get to Taos or surrounding areas to enjoy hot springs, hiking, art and food.

Season & Garth User Profile
April 2017
Like most wonderful places on Air BnB the pictures just can't do this property justice. If you are looking for an escape from the city, this is the perfect rural getaway for you. The accommodations are rustic yet comfortable. The chickens, goats, and dogs on site only add to the charm of the location. The property managers Aaron and Ally were friendly and helpful while respecting our privacy. The Huxley cabin is ideal for a quiet family vacation, romantic retreat, or a serene spot for writing and art.

Micah User Profile
March 2017
The farm and cabin were everything I thought it would be. When I arrived, Aaron happened to be nearby as he was working on the farm. He welcomed me when I approached and answered my questions, and let me be otherwise. I saw Eric, one of the owners, often, and we had a few good chats. Thanks for the encouragement, Eric! I won't forget. I felt safe and comfortable the entire time. I even met a few of the other folks who stayed in other cabins during my stay. My cabin (Huxley) was perfect -- everything in the photos and description matched. I had everything I needed, aside from my own food. It was warm when I wanted warm, and cool when I wanted cool. In the mornings, I would cook breakfast and leave the door open. When I was lucky, one of the dogs would walk in and stare at me. I loved it. Ha! The farm is north of Taos and in the sticks, but if that's what you want, it's what you get. It's what I wanted. I suspect that I'll be back! And I highly recommend!

Charley User Profile
March 2017
Loved the location. Easy to get to Taos but nice to retreat to the quiet, relaxation of the cabin and to have a lovely dirt road with beautiful views to walk the dogs in the morning and again as the sun set. Fantastic bright stars one clear night. Distant coyote howls. Wood stove kept things cozy. And the cabin had great space for just hanging out - so much better than a cramped hotel room.

Adrian User Profile
March 2017
A lot easier to find than expected (we arrived in daylight, using Apple Maps navigation to the address given on the confirmation instructions - and also noted the specific mile marker instructions.) The cabin (located alongside the other cabins adjacent to the dirt road) was as expected (historic, relatively remote, ranch setting). Inside was as per pictures. Very clean and comfortable. I would love to return for a longer stay - (and in colder weather to justify lighting the wood burning stove :))

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Sia User Profile

We have returned to NM after many years working as professionals in stuffy offices. Our family love the experience of creating an eco friendly place for friends and others who wish to be close to nature and live of the land.

We love to cook and entertain and arrange frequent dinners, potlucks and wine tasting with our guests and friends. Creating an eco friendly environment is an ongoing process. Our berries, fruits and vegetables are organically cultivated. The chickens are free ranging and the growth season has been extended by a newly constructed green house.

All of our casitas and cabins have wood fire stoves. The cabins are also heated by energy efficient air-heat pumps powered by solar.
Eventually we would like to be totally off the grid and supply all of our electricity from wind and solar energy. The eco lodge is part of a recycling program and uses only use eco friendly cleaners, dish and laundry detergents. A grey water system and a large holding pond with well and acequia water are being created to irrigate our expanding Goji plantation. The Eco lodge's water comes from four deep wells, fed by mountain aquafirs. Here is a recent article in Taos News about our goji berry farm.

Eric, my husband and I are avid travelers and our children journeyed with us from the time they were babies. Now our two older children are also Airbnb hosts. We look forward to seeing you at our farm!

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