This historic Trading Post and Log Cabin and adjacent Adobe House is part of Taos Goji Eco Lodge Retreat & organic goji farm. Nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains it's 11 mile north of Taos and about 25 miles to north Red River and Taos Ski Areas. Ideally located you can still enjoy the mountain views, aspens and cottonwood trees, silence, and bright stars. There are plenty of scenic hikes around,vmountain bike roads, cross country spots, fishing & driving distance to natural hot springs.
During winter and good snow conditions, cross country and downhill ski conditions are great! New Mexico is blessed with more sun than most other states. Imagine skiing the mountains and feeling the warmth of the sun.
Taos Goji Eco Lodge and Farm is nestled in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in close proximity to Taos (11 miles) and the Taos Ski Valley and Red River (30 minutes) and The Wild River wilderness area.
We are dog friendly, no cats please due to allergies. Please check if you would like to bring more than one dog.
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.
The Artist's residence is a newly renovated historical adobe house with an adjacent log studio sits on 40 acres of an organic berry farm. and is surrounded by national forest and is part of an eco-lodge.
The 500 sq ft log cabin room that is part of the house, is a great place to socialize, watch movies and play games. It also provides an extra eating or sleeping area. Claw foot bathtub and shower in the bathroom. This adobe is Tuscan inspired with mix of new stainless steel appliances with original details, dishwasher, the laundry room is within close proximity. There is a sauna next door by the outside bathrooms and showers.
The house has two queen size beds, and two twin bed. The sun room provides passive solar gain, a beautiful and efficient fire place with a heatilator and additional air heat pumps, reverse refrigeration, provide efficient heat, powered by solar. House is in close proximity to hiking paths, fishing streams and skiing.
Free wi-fi, fiber optics, provide great speed internet.
Other eco-lodge cabins are also for rent on the property, with separate bath, kitchen, is available for additional people.
The nearby log cabins housed writer Aldous Huxley who wrote Means and Ends here and also built an outhouse that is still standing. We found water colors by D.H. Lawrence and correspondence between Frieda Lawrence and the publishers in the attic. Horse trail rides throughout the San Cristobal Canyon is also available, please ask for information.
We keep goats and our chickens provide fresh ranch eggs. A play ground is available for families with children. Pets are negotiable, absolutely no smoking inside.
Taos is only 11 miles away and the Taos Ski Valley and Red River only 30 minutes away. D.H. Lawrence ranch is up the road and the historical Lama Foundation is located in a nearby community.
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.
Taos Goji Ecolodge is in San Cristobal on 40 acres surrounded by national forest. San Cristobal is a small village north of Taos with about 200 families. There is easy access to nature, mountains, hiking paths, and rivers. We are 11 miles north of Taos, 5 miles to the closest hot springs, and 25 miles to Red River and Taos Ski Valley.
The small quiet village where the lodge is located offers easy access to nature as well as to hiking paths and fishing locations. Bird watchers love our land as hundred some species of birds arrive during the spring to nest. These same birds of course love our goji berries!
San Cristobal is an old village with around two hundred families. It is about eleven miles from our property to the outskirts of Taos. 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 also open to the public (donations recommended).
A SHORT GUIDE TO TAOS
Orlando's New Mexican Cafe - 1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln, El Prado,Good New Mexican food in a fun atmosphere at very reasonable prices. Has a great logo. On the right on Hwy 64/Paseo del Pueblo Norte as you drive into Taos – about 15 minute drive. They do not take reservations. Open 12 noon for lunch, 5 p.m. for dinner
Guadalajara Grill: Mexican Food - Very casual dining. Good standard Mexican and New Mexican food. Excellent green chile chicken enchiladas. Two locations: 822 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte at the north end of town, and 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur at the south end of town.
The Outback: Pizza, Italian - A Taos standard – good pizza at reasonable prices. 712 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, on the right just before the light at Camino de la Placita. Casual family friendly atmosphere; indoor and seasonal outdoor seating.
Medium to High End Restaurants:
The Adobe Bar/Doc Martin's Restaurant - This is probably a must-see sight for first-time visitors to Taos. The bar and restaurant are located in the Historic Taos Inn, on the Paseo one long block before the light at Kit Carson Road. The bar and restaurant have slightly different menus, and the tacos in the bar and the chile relleno are particularly popular. The margaritas are a specialty of the house. There is free music in the bar at 6:30 p.m. almost daily.
Lambert's - Located on Bent Street across from the John Dunn Shops, the restaurant menu is fairly pricey but the food is generally good and the atmosphere is upscale. Happy hour in the upstairs bar is popular with locals.
El Meze - 1017 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, in the El Torreon Hacienda on the left as you drive into town. Billed as “La Comida de las Sierras,” the food of the mountains: fresh trout, jamon, corn and chiles, buffalo burgers. (Closes in October 2017 but will be replaced by another high end restaurant).
Love Apple - 803 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, on the left as you drive into town. Billed as farm-to-table, the restaurant emphasizes regional, organic home cooking. Fairly pricey, but the food is excellent and original. Open Tuesday through Sunday. Cash or check only. Reservations recommended during busy times in Taos. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Breakfast and Lunch
Taos Diner - A Taos tradition with down-home New Mexican and American offerings, special breads, and gluten-free options. Two locations: 908 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, and Paseo Sur on the right next to Blue Sky Pet Shop.
Gutiz - 812 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, on the right on your way to town. Features French and Latin fusion cuisine with vegetarian dna gluten-free options available.
Farmhouse Cafe - Located on behind the Overland Sheepskin Company on the Paseo del Pueblo Norte. Features organic farm-to-table menu, vegetarian, farm-raised meat. Beautiful outside seating in the summer and fall.
Elevation Coffee - Serves excellent espresso, pastries, and other menu items. On the Paseo del Pueblo Norte fairly far north on the right as you head into town.
Taos Farmers Market – If you are visiting on a Saturday morning during June – October, stop by the Taos Farmers Market on Taos Plaza for a wonderful festive market featuring music, good food, and fresh produce and baked goods from area farmers and bakers. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Cid's Food Market – Features all organic meat, produce and standard grocery and health and beauty products. 623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, on the left before the traffic light at Camino de la Placita.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa – Ojo Caliente is the oldest natural hot springs health resort in the country. Entry fee includes use of all mineral pools, steam, sauna, mud area, and swimming pool. Private pools and spa services are also available. There is an excellent restaurant and bar in the hotel. Go and spend the day lounging and soaking. Or go apres ski, take your lift ticket or season pass from any New Mexico ski area, and receive 20% off the entry fee. Public pools are open 8 am - 10 pm every day. 2017 entry fees are Monday-Thursday: $24 pp;Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Periods: $38 pp. Sunset Rate - After 6 p.m.: Monday-Thursday: $20 pp; Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Periods: $32 pp. Ojo Caliente is an easy and beautiful 30 to 45 minute drive from the Studio, off US Hwy 285.
Black Rock Hot Springs – free and open-air. Located south of San Cristobal off Highway 522, near the John Dunn Bridge west of Arroyo Hondo. Two mud-bottomed rock pools on the west bank of the Rio Grande. Pool temperatures are usually about 97 deg F depending on how high the river is. Clothing optional. Black Rock is fairly well known and easy to reach, so don't expect to be alone. Go south from San Cristobal on 522 and follow the signs to the John Dunn Bridge. Cross the river to the parking lot. Follow the trail downstream. Leave your valuables at home and lock your car.
Stagecoach (Manby) Hot Springs – free and open-air. Two sand-bottomed and rock pools located in the ruins of an old stagecoach stop on the east bank of the Rio Grande. Pool temperatures are usually about 97 deg F, depending on how high the river is. Clothing optional. Go south on 522 from San Cristobal and turn right (west) onto US Hwy 64 at the stop light. Turn right on Tune Road, roughly across from Taos airport. Travel about 4.2 miles to where the road forks; keep left. Continue about 0.5 miles more to the parking area at the edge of the canyon. Walk about 0.5 miles down the old wagon road at the left side of the parking area. It's an easy hike.
MUSIC AND FOOD
Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn – 25 Paseo del Pueblo Norte near the Plaza. Free live music every day in the summer, good food, famous margaritas.
KTAO bar and restaurant – KTAO is a studio and radio and solar center and has live music several nights a week. Also features big screen TV for sports viewing and a large screen movie and music venue. Sometimes hosts free family movies on Friday nights. Volleyball available in the back yard and outdoor seating with one of the most beautiful views in Taos. Usually opens at 4 p.m., but sometimes earlier for football viewing and other special events. Close and convenient at the intersection of highways 522 and 150 at the first traffic light south of San Cristobal.
Taos Mesa Brewing, Mothership and Taproom – The Mothership is probably one of the should-see venues in Taos. Located on US Hwy 64 west on the way to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the architecture and views alone are worth the drive. The Taproom is located in the town of Taos on Paseo del Pueblo Sur south of the Plaza. Taos Mesa Brewing features craft beers, good food, and local, regional, and national live music and theater performances.
Alley Cantina– Popular for late night music and dancing. Reportedly really gets going after 10 p.m. Check their website for music offerings. Off Taos Plaza down an alley on the northwest corner of the plaza.(URL HIDDEN)Taos Plaza: Every Thursday night on Historic Taos Plaza fun, free, family entertainment! Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics! Chairs will be available for sale on the plaza during Taos Plaza Live from end of May to end of August!
Taos Ski Valley
Kachina Peak stands high above the Sangre de Cristo mountain range at 12,481 feet. From here, skiers and boarders survey some of the finest terrain in North America – bone-dry powder shots, steep chutes, big bumps, cornices, and glades – it is all here. If heart-stopping terrain is not your thing, you will find miles of well-manicured slopes and gradual groomers to carve up all season long.
In the summer, the ski area runs one of the ski lifts from the Bavarian Inn to the base of Kachina Peak. The views are fabulous.
Kinderkafig Children's Center in Taos Ski Valley features all sorts of activities for families and teens. See the website or call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
TSV is about 20 miles (38 minutes) from San Cristobal. Go south on Hwy 522. Turn left at Midtown Market in Arroyo Hondo onto the Hondo-Seco Road. Follow this road to Arroyo Seco, then follow the signs to the Ski Valley.
Transportation to TSV on the Chile Line is available December to March. The Chile Line stops at KTAO Solar Center at the stop light on Hwy 522 at US 64/NM 150. According to the website, 341 TSV Green bus is free to the ski valley. (URL HIDDEN) Call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for further information.
Red River Ski Area
Information Line: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) OR 202
Located at the top of the Enchanted Circle is a great little ski and snowboard area in the middle of town with wonderful summer activities too. Family friendly fun activities include skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, evening snow coach dinner tours, rail jams, torchlight parades and much more.
Red River is 22 miles from San Cristobal. Go north on Hwy 522 to Questa. Turn right on Hwy 38 and follow it until you get there.
Angel Fire Ski Area
Angel Fire Resort offers a variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, zipline adventure tours, downhill mountain biking, golf, tennis, and more.
Angel Fire is 40 miles from San Cristobal. Take Hwy 522 south. Turn left at the light at Taos Plaza on to US 64. Follow Hwy 64 east across the mountains and follow the signs to Angel Fire.
RAFTING AND KAYAKING
Seasonal rafting, tubing, and kayaking on the Rio Grande and the Chama River is available from several outfitters and sporting goods stores. Los Rios River Runners, (URL HIDDEN) Whitewater (URL HIDDEN) Cottams, (URL HIDDEN) , and Big River Rafts, (URL HIDDEN) are among the outfitters offering water experiences.
Taos Cow – all natural, rBGH-free ice cream in uniquely Southwestern and traditional flavor combinations. Deli and restaurant with excellent sandwiches and breakfast options. Located in Arroyo Seco on the way to the ski valley.
TWIRL toy store and playground – 225 Camino de la Placita. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Free play space, weekly classes, and special events. Free classes for 0 – 6 year olds and free craft sessions for all ages.
Timber Canyon Springs - A nearby hike starts at the end of the driveway! Exit the lodge and walk right on Old State Road 3. Walk past the Taos Goji small log cabins and cross the cattle guard and Taos Goji Ceremony field. You will see a small yellow storage shed and a brown trailer/cabin to your left. Continue up the hill and pass the second brown cabin with a porch until you get to the south of the fence and the property border. The fence turns, and there is a little disguised opening. Walk along that fence line and you will see a trail that leads to the left (north east) behind the brown cabin on the hill. (There may be footprints, ski tracks, hoof prints… It's a favorite of many of us, though it's rare that you'll see anyone.) Follow that trail -- you may have to let yourself through a gate and fence, close the gate behind you -- and it leads to Timber Springs Canyon, a tiny beautiful creek winding among tall ponderosas. If you follow it to its conclusion you'll end in the box canyon; before that, you can climb up to the right (not hard to find a trail) to the DH Lawrence Ranch road above. Then you can turn right on that road and follow it down to its intersection with the main road.
Many locals tend to turn around and double back rather than walking up to the Ranch Road if they have limited time; when it's not snowy, the walk takes about 45 minutes. Add the Ranch Road extension and snow and you're probably looking at a good hour plus.
San Cristobal Canyon Trail – It can be muddy/snowy/rocky driving to the trailhead, but it is a beautiful trail that will take you as far as you want to go into the wilderness. Drive out of the lodge to the left on the Old State road 3 and then turn right onto Camino del Medio. Continue straight on the same road for a few miles driving toward the mountains. Eventually you will come to a graveled parking area with a clear trailhead sign. The trail leads down into a valley before you start up the canyon. You will cross a creek several times, so wear footwear that can get wet.
There are hundreds of trails in the Taos area. There are maps and knowledgeable people in Taos outdoor stores. Please be safe and let somebody know whee you are going and when you expect to be back(URL HIDDEN) The Ridge - Drive left out from the lodge on Old State Road. Pass the Post office and take a left when the road curves. You will pass the Cordova Road. Park on the road shoulder and you will see the forest trail. Keep to your right on the trail. You will come to a cattle fence. Just go on through but be sure to close the gate behind you. When you get to the top of the ridge, turn right and walk as far as you want (you could be gone for days if you are a backpacker). You will be able to see as far as the Truchas mountains above Santa Fe to the south and Guadalupe Mountain and sometimes the Colorado mountains to the north. You can also see the cut of the Rio Grande Gorge to the west and the Jemez Mountains to the southwest. You can turn around and retrace your steps or you can keep on going until you reach a dirt road. Turn right on the dirt road to circle back to San Cristobal. It's probably a little more than 6 miles in all.
The Rio Grande Box offers especially good fishing in the fall for Rainbows and Browns. Moderate to difficult hiking and wading is necessary to fish the majority of the river, though there is some good vehicle access at the John Dunn Bridge and further downstream near Pilar. Choosing to hike into the canyon can offer solitude and better fishing. Wading in the Rio Grande ranges from difficult to downright dangerous. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen and wear a hat.
The lower section of the Rio Hondo, 10 miles north of Taos, offers easy river access just before its confluence with the Rio Grande. The upper Hondo runs much faster. There are good holes in this section, but beware of brush along the stream's banks. Browns and Cutthroats will eagerly take dry flies in the warmer months.
If you are looking for solitude and slow water, try the Rio Chiquito Little Rio Grande) watershed. Ther are about 50 miles of streams, some areas only 5 o 10 feet wide. Small trout and brazen brush, but some ope areas and beaver ponds for quiet angling.
The Rio Pueblo is a good-sized creek in a rugges canyon. The river flows northwest and oxbows Hwy 518 for several miles. There are plenty of good holding areas with some reasonable size Browns and Rainbows. The river scenery is stunning.
For more information and possible guides, call Taos fly fishing stores: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Wild Earth Llama Adventures is Taos' oldest and most experience llama trekking outfitter. They strive to make wilderness experiences available to people of all ages and backgrounds and to promote conservation and stewardship of public wild lands. Day trips and overnight trips re available. Children under 12 are free. ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). (URL HIDDEN)
AA Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures – Offers family-friendly trail rides along the mountain trails of the Taos Ski Valley. Big Al will meet your party in the TSV parking lot and personally lead you to the Cowboy Camp at 10,000 feet where you will learn how to properly and safely ride a horse. After you are comfortably mounted on a horse chosen especially for you, your adventure begins. You can also enjoy a chuck wagon dinner and spend the night in Cowboy Camp with a sunrise breakfast in the morning. ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). (URL HIDDEN)
OTHER RECOMMENDED SIGHTS
D.H. Lawrence Ranch – Just up the ridge from San Cristobal, the Ranch was the New Mexico home of the writer D.H. Lawrence for about two years during the 1920s. There is a shrine containing the ashes of the writer and the “Lawrence Tree” made famous in Georgia O'Keefe's painting. Take a right on State Road 3 and go up the hill. Take a sharp left and follow the signs to the Ranch. Opening times change during the seasons, so be sure to check before you go. ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Taos Pueblo – The oldest continually inhabited pueblo features tours of the traditional pueblo lead by pueblo members and shops featuring pueblo artists and craftsmen.
Wild Rivers National Monument – This site features gorgeous views of the Rio Grande and Red River canyons, campgrounds, trails, and a visitor's center. It is located north of Questa on NM Hwy 522.
Lama Foundation - Lama Foundation is a spiritual community, educational facility, and retreat center adjacent to the Carson National Forest about 5 miles northeast of San Cristobal via State Road 3. Designed as a community that embraces all spiritual traditions, it has strong ties to Taos Pueblo, the Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM, Sufi Ruhaniat International, Dervish Healing Order, The Church of Conscious Harmony, St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO, and dozens of other communities, spiritual teachers, and thousands of pilgrims from nearly all religious heritages who call Lama their home. You can get to Lama either via State Road 3 (turn left on the second dirt road after taking a left on Old State Road 3 from the lodge) or via NM Hwy 522 (go north from San Cristobal and follow the signs to Lama). During the summer Lama Foundation feature dinners for a donation and at Thanksgiving there is a Thanksgiving dinner open to the community.
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