Rural Camping Retreat on a Secluded Desert in Carson, New Mexico

Carson, New Mexico (United States)

Rural Camping Retreat on a Secluded Desert in Carson, New Mexico

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8 units
92 guest capacity
Private Bathroom

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Accommodation Description

  • Kid-friendly
  • Barbecue
This rural high-desert camping retreat in the forest of Carson, New Mexico, features a main house and three casitas. The main house has three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and can sleep up to nine guests comfortably.

The living room features two comfortable couches around a wood stove. Next to the living room is the dining area that seats 14 to 17 in addition to other outdoor eating areas. In the large, fully-equipped kitchen guests will find modern appliances and everything necessary to cook some great meals. Outside on the back patio, there is an outdoor fire pit and furniture. The stunning greenhouse is brimming abundantly with herbs and vegetables most of the year.

Additional sleeping space is available in the form of three casitas or little houses. The Straw Bale Casita, constructed out of straw bales as its name suggests, features one queen-size bed as well a water closet. The Adobe Casita is a studio with a full-size bed but no plumbing. The Green Hut Casita is very zen and has a twin bed, but no plumbing or electricity. Depending on the need, a combination of these casitas may be rented in addition to the Main House. All the spaces are nicely appointed and there are additional bathrooms in the Studio building nearby.

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Air mattress
  • Cell service
  • Telephone
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Juicer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Deck/Patio
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Toiletries
  • Dining table
  • Linens and pillows
  • Tea kettle
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Fire pit
  • BR/DVD player
  • Docking station
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • Fan
  • Cooking basics
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Fireplace
This unique property features a lovely 1,800 square-foot home, part Adobe and part frame, another beautiful Adobe home, approximately 1200 square feet, as well as four casitas, two tipis, three tents, and a camper trailer. The property itself consists of 55 acres, two walking trails, two fire pits, a spiral labyrinth, a fantastic greenhouse for daily greens, and plenty of peace and tranquility.

The buildings are well-appointed with modern amenities and plenty of books and board games for some old-fashioned indoor entertainment. There is Wi-Fi in both of the houses, but no cable television. The three-mile dirt road is passable year round, and gives guests the feeling that they are "out there".

A cafe and general store are both within three miles if guests have forgotten something or just want some local flavor. A caretaker lives on the premises and will give glampers a brief welcome and orientation upon arrival. This place is for those who love being in nature but prefer not to rough it. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Guest Services

  • Front desk service
A private cook, massage therapist, live music, and private yoga lessons can be booked in advance independently. Please inquire with the host.

Location + Surroundings

  • Hot springs
Local services
  • Supermarket
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Clubs/Nightclubs/Bars
This location couldn't be better! Secluded in an old-growth juniper and piñon forest in the high desert of northern New Mexico, the property itself is on 55 acres. Taos is less than 40 minutes away, Santa Fe is an hour and a half, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is less than thirty minutes, and the Taos Ski Valley is under an hour. The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is within eight miles. Guests will love it!


General activities
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Winter sports
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting

Glampers will love the wide range of activities available at and around this glamping site. Guests can venture to Taos or Santa Fe, both of which have fantastic art and live music every night, as well as wonderful shops and restaurants. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs not only offers wonderful soaking pools but also great hikes through old native pottery shards and several eateries. In Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, about 20 minutes away, guests can go hiking, horseback riding, river-rafting, or swimming. In the winter, the Taos Ski Valley is a great place for all the winter activities guests would love, and Taos is a beautiful wonderland with all the holiday decorations.

For those in search of a rural retreat, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding nature while hiking on the private trails, reading, playing board games, or watching movies, (no cable TV here!). Additionally, services such as a private cook, massage therapy, yoga lessons, or live music can be booked in advance.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Check in time is anytime after 4:00 pm and check out is at 11:00 am. Pets are not allowed on site, however, there are two kennels located about two miles away from the property. Damage insurance for $59 is required, and extra guests are charged $70 a night for over two additional guests. A caretaker comes to the property for a brief orientation for guests upon arrival and is available to guests if needed.

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