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Taos Farm Retreat @ Aldous Huxley Eco Cabin 3-4 pp

SuperhostSan Cristobal, New Mexico, United States
Farm stay hosted by Sia & Eric
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Aldous Huxley’s Cabin is 500 sq ft. It sleeps four people in a queen size bed and a queen bed sofa. Fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, gas stove and pots and pans. The table seats four, there is a small enclosed garden area in the back. The bathroom has a good sized shower. We follow USDA cleaning guidelines.

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***PLEASE NOTE: NO BOOKINGS CAN BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE HOUSE RULES HAVE BEEN READ AND ACCEPTED AS THEY INCLUDE UPDATED LAWS ENACTED BY THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO REGARDING COVID SAFETY.
PER NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER, ”All persons who have arrived in New Mexico from a location outside of the State must self-isolate or self-quarantine for a period of at least 14 days from the date of their entry into the State of New Mexico, or for the duration of their presence in the State, whichever is shorter.”
Until further notice, the communal Hot Tub will be closed per New Mexico Dept Of Health mandate.
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The Huxley Cabin is located atTaos Goji Eco Lodge and Farm Retreat. Nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and surrounded by national forest. These quaint, historic log cabins and casitas are in close proximity to Taos (11 miles) and the Taos Ski Valley and Red River (ca: 20 miles). We are surrounded by national forest and a small river flows from the mountains and into part of the village.

Part of an eco lodge, this cabin sits on 40 acres among seasonal creeks, ponds, aspens and cottonwood trees and organic berry orchards. The farm has great views of the mountains. It's a great space to kick back in, write, paint, hike on the nearby trails or take walks, fish, mountain biking or go cross country skiing. The dark skies are great for star gazing. Within driving distance are opportunities for lama trekking, horseback trails, hot air ballooning and natural hot springs are within driving distance.

We are dog friendly, no cats please due to allergies. Please check if you would like to bring more than one dog.

Pet Rules:
Please keep your pet off furniture and attended at all times on the property. Pick up after your pooch and keep your dog on a leash on our land. If you leave please crate your dog in the cabin, granted s/he doesn’t get anxious and disturb the neighboring guests.

We do have a small farm cafe, generally opening on Memorial Day and closing on Labor Day. We also serve pastries, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, yoghurt, berries and fritata for a suggested donation. We also offer a farm breakfast at 8am and a farm lunch at 1:30 am Monday to Friday with out wwoofers (willing workers on organic farms) for an extra fee. Please give us 24 hours notice.

A seasonal vegetable garden and chickens provide produce and fresh ranch eggs to renters. A play ground is available for families with children.

San Cristobal is a small village and our eco lodge was built at the turn of last century. Aldous Huxley lived and wrote in our cabins and we found water colors from D.H. Lawrence and letters to the publishers from Frieda Lawrence in the attic of one of the cabins. Aldous Huxley is said to have helped build the outhouse as there was no plumbing when he stayed in the cabins.

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
The Huxley Cabin is located on a forty acre farm. Guests have access to the garden and the outside table, chairs, a hammocks (during warm weather) and a barbecue and a fire pit (only to be used with permission of the management due to the fire risk).

The cottage faces the Sangre De Cristo Mountains to the east, a communal area to the west and a large open field to the south where we grow corn and pumpkins. There is also an old apple grove in the middle of the field and you are welcome to taste the different apple varieties.

Close to the cabins is an open barn with tables and benches. Guests are welcome to use the barn for meals and its a wonderful place to watch the sun go down over the distant mountains. We have several vegetable garden in the summer. Guests are welcome to pick some veggies for some weeding. Please speak to the property manager.

We have a small play ground with swings and a slide. There are chickens and guests can feed them with table scraps (please no chicken or eggs, we don't want them to be cannibals) Be sure to close the chickens gate behind you, We have stray dogs in the valley that can harm our chickens. There is also an old rescue goat, Yoda, plus two alpacas, Albert and Allison. You are welcome to feed them, they love grass and also branches from the old Chinese Elm trees.

Other things to note
During the summer we have fresh vegetables in season as well as chicken eggs. We also have a seasonal farm cafe in the trading post. Guests can socialize with our "wwoofers" (willing workers on organic farms and joint us for a farm breakfast for an extra fee.
Aldous Huxley’s Cabin is 500 sq ft. It sleeps four people in a queen size bed and a queen bed sofa. Fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, gas stove and pots and pans. The table seats four, there is a small enclosed garden area in the back. The bathroom has a good sized shower. We follow USDA cleaning guidelines.

The space
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1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Kitchen
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Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
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Indoor fireplace
Iron
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San Cristobal, New Mexico, United States

Overview
San Cristobal is an old village nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with around two hundred families. It is about eleven miles from our property to the outskirts of Taos. It is 23miles to Taos ski valley, and Red River Ski are 22 miles away, about 25 minutes travel time.

Some of the families in our valley date back several hundred years. San Cristobal is surrounded by national forest and there are several scenic hikes close to our property. The San Cristobal creek runs through the valley and many of the gardens are watered by the ditches, diverted from the mother creek. These are called acequias and the laws surrounding these date back to the Spaniards.

D.H. Lawrence ranch where Frieda and D.H. Lawrence lived and are now buried is also located in San Cristobal, five miles from our property. Lama Foundation is a commune and spiritual community, dating from the sixties. It is located on Lama Mountain, 8.3 miles from San Cristobal, about fifteen minutes. Lama Foundation is best known for the book "Be here Now" written by Ram Dass who used to live at Lama Foundation. Visitors are welcome and can partake in the many workshops, summer dinners (donations accepted) Sufi dancing and Sabatth. Thanksgiving dinner is open to the public (donations recommended).
Overview
San Cristobal is an old village nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with around two hundred families. It is about eleven miles from our property to the outskirts of Taos. It is 23miles to Ta…

Hosted by Sia & Eric

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We have returned to NM after many years working as professionals in stuffy offices. Our family love the experience of creating an eco friendly, farm based place for those who wish to be close to nature and live of the land. 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 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. (Website hidden by Airbnb) 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!
We have returned to NM after many years working as professionals in stuffy offices. Our family love the experience of creating an eco friendly, farm based place for those who wish…
During your stay
Interaction with guests depends on the privacy needs of the vacationers. We do arrange potlucks and dinners throughout the year for those who are socially inclined. Guests are also welcome to join us in the seasonal Trading Post cafe for breakfast with the wwoofers (willing workers in organic farms).
Interaction with guests depends on the privacy needs of the vacationers. We do arrange potlucks and dinners throughout the year for those who are socially inclined. Guests are also…
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Pets are allowed
Long-term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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