Gorgeous Glamping Vacation Rental for Big Groups in Carson, New Mexico

Cottage in Carson, NM

14 guests • 21 beds

10 reviews

This rural retreat in the piñon forest of Carson, New Mexico, consists of three adjacent properties on 45 acres. There are 3 houses, 5 casitas, (little houses), 5 tent sites, a Studio for yoga and other types of retreats, a Playhouse for events and larger group dining, a Temple, a wonderful greenhouse, an in-ground fire pit, a 3-seater wood fired hot tub, 3 pens/run-ins for horses, and 3 walking trails across 25 acres. It's all really quite amazing! (*The Studio, Playhouse, Temple and horse accommodations are additional).

The Main House has 3 bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and an additional bathroom and shower room in the nearby Studio building. The living room features two comfortable couches around a wood stove. Next to the living room is the dining area that seats 14 - 17 in addition to the outdoor eating areas.

In the 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 near the Main House is available in the three casitas. The Straw Bale Casita, constructed out of straw bales, features a queen-size bed and half bath. It's really romantic. The Adobe Casita has a full-size bed and the Green Hut has a twin bed. The Adobe Casita and the Green Hut have no plumbing but are close to the Main House. 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.

Just south of the Main House is the Ranch. The Ranch House has 3 bedrooms, (2 kings and 1 queen), 2 full bathrooms, and an eat-in kitchen that can fit 6. The Ranch Casita has two twin beds and a full bathroom. Behind the Ranch House is the tiny Temple, (not yet pictured) and behind that is the Playhouse, (photos coming soon), which has a catering kitchen and plenty of space for dining and events for up to 50 people.

To the east of the Main House property is the Q House and Stick Casita. The Q house is an open floor plan, (no BRs), with a king bed, twin bed, and two sofa beds. It has a full bathroom as well as a kitchen and a dining area for 8. Not far is the Stick Casita which has a bedroom with a full bed and a twin bed, a twin daybed in the living area, and a kitchenette and full bathroom.

The buildings are all well-appointed with modern amenities and plenty of books and board games for some old-fashioned indoor entertainment. There is fast fiber-optic Wi-Fi everywhere. The three-mile dirt road is passable year-round, and gives you the feeling that you are "out there". (4WD or AWD recommended in winter snow and early spring mud).

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.

Our wonderful Carson Cafe & Grocery is on your way about three miles away if guests have forgotten something or just want some local flavor. Good food, coffee, beer and wine can be had on-site. We also have a great kennel 2 miles away on your drive in. We don't allow pets at all on the property.

We are super centrally located to visit all the major northern NM sights, including the nearby Orilla Verde Recreational Area in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. It's absolutely gorgeous! Ojo Caliente Spa & Springs is within a half hour, there are 4 great ski resorts that take more or less an hour to reach, Taos is 40 mins, Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch are under an hour, and Santa Fe, Bandelier and Puye are about 90 mins away. It's all here, so come connect with the Land of Enchantment!

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Features and services


  • 5 King-size beds

  • 3 Queen-size beds

  • 2 Double beds

  • single-bed

    9 Twin/Single beds

  • 2 Sofa beds

Most popular features

  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Heating

  • Hiking

  • River, stream or creek

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Microwave

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Forest

  • Mountain

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove


  • Water sports

  • barbecue

    Private Barbecue

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Where you will stay

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Carson, New Mexico

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • Bandelier National Monument
    39 miles straight-line distance
    62 kilometers straight-line distance

  • Desert

  • Mountain

  • Forest

  • Prairie, meadow or plain

  • River, stream or creek

  • Hot springs

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 45 acres. Taos is less than 40 minutes away, Santa Fe is an hour and a half, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is 25 minutes, and the 4 ski resorts are about an hour. The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is within 8 miles with hiking trails and river access and raft companies. Horseback riding is within 30 minutes. Come connect with the land and stay in beautiful accommodations!
Activities near Carson
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Winter sports

  • Water sports

  • Horseback riding

  • Biking

  • kayak


  • kayak

    Whitewater rafting

  • surf-board

    Stand-up paddleboarding

  • Climbing

  • zip-lining


  • Fishing

  • Wine tasting

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Wildlife watching

Glampers will love the wide range of activities available at and around this glamping site. Guests can venture to Taos, 40 mins away or Santa Fe, 90 mins away, both of which have fantastic art and live music every night, as well as wonderful shops and restaurants. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is 25 mins away and not only offers wonderful soaking pools but also great hikes through old native pottery shards and a fantastic restaurant. In Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, about 20 minutes away, guests can go hiking, horseback riding, river-rafting, or swimming. Then there's Abiquiu, about 45 mins away with Ghost Ranch, (Georgia O'Keefe's land), and Echo Ampitheater. The landscape in this area is amazing. In the winter, there are 4 ski resorts about an hour away with all the winter activities guests would love. The Taos Pueblo bonfire during the holidays is a must.

For those in search of a rural retreat, guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding nature while hiking on the 3 private trails spanning 25 acres, 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. Come visit and connect with nature AND explore all of northern New Mexico hotspots!
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • Parties allowed

  • Events allowed

  • Open fires allowed

  • Minimum age to rent: 25

  • Damage deposit: 104.00 per stay

Cancellation policy


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Additional info

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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