Vista Verde Retreat | Carson, New Mexico | Accommodations for Groups and Individuals


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The wind in the pines surrounds beautifully equipped housing, with every need carefully attended to. Our group was well supported in our own work together in this peaceful atmosphere.
Unusually quiet, the sound of a car is rare. Creative, high-quality architecture, art, décor. Very well maintained and equipped. Perfect for a family gathering or a small group.
Lovely serene hideaway. Perfect for a quiet retreat. There was attention to beauty in all the facilities. I really appreciated this. There is a great silence that we had the privilege of living in. The grounds and facility were lovely, silent, wild.
The often-mystical property of Vista Verde allowed me to retreat from a chaotic and demanding world. I feel serenity and a sense of calm when staying at this retreat.
Vista Verde Retreat is a perfect getaway that makes you feel at home. Between the beautiful expanse and cozy, comfortable accommodations, you get the best of both worlds. The warm, genuine atmosphere is just the icing on the cake.
This is the perfect place for my art and spirit retreats. We have it all here – beautiful grounds, accommodations, great art studio, access to wonderful catering, close to many places of interest in general and for painting.
Vista Verde Retreat is an exquisite sanctuary among piñon, junipers, and sage. The quiet and the beauty were restorative, and made me remember why northern New Mexico is such a special place.
Vista Verde Retreat is a very special place, located amidst purple mountains, sage, and piñon pines. The accommodations are lovely, and the attention to detail outstanding. The spacious studio is outstanding for workshops.
We had a wonderful time at your place, could not believe how much our family members shared with each other. The kids had tons of fun. It felt good and peaceful out there.
Rose (TX)
The setting is remote and quiet—when we watched the lunar eclipse the stars and milky way were incredibly bright, and my son, sleeping in the tipi, heard coyotes at night. But Taos, with its restaurants, shopping, galleries, organic foods market, and Taos Pueblo is only 45 minutes away, Ojo Caliente Hot Springs is a half-hour drive, and there are numerous scenic drives and hiking trails in the general area, as well as Angel Fire downhill mountain biking the other side of Taos. It was a perfect place to meet up with our children and to relax and begin our month-long holiday in the Four Corners area. And Elizabeth was so welcoming and helpful. We hope to return someday.
Jim Valby(MA)
My husband discovered Vista Verde online and we booked the Q house for 10 nights at the end of September. When we arrived, we were in heaven. The house is beautifully designed, spacious and full of light, comfortably and luxuriously furnished. An ingenious system of window shades, ceiling fans, and screened windows and doors enabled us to regulate the temperature day and night. When family and friends came to join us, we were able to overflow into the nearby Stick Casita and 2 tipis. Fresh vegetables—loads of chard and basil, cherry tomatoes, and other herbs, were available to us in the greenhouse behind the Studio. We took early morning walks on a loop trail through the sagebrush, with wild asters, tiny lupine, and yellow rabbit brush in blook, and mountain views.
Catharine (MA)
The house and the grounds were perfect and cozy and we could not have found a better place to escape to. Elizabeth went out of her way to help direct us to many local adventures/attractions which helped make our week there even more enjoyable. We all left wanting to come back in the summer!
Justin (TX)
We have tried a number of retreat locations in New Mexico, and this is the only one that has everything we look for: a beautiful, quiet, scenic location away from people and traffic; not too far from Albuquerque (two and a half hours); abundant outdoor opportunities nearby; a reasonable price; a full kitchen; and an owner who is responsive, friendly, and professional. The owner returns emails and phone calls promptly, has everything ready when you arrive, provides timely information regarding maps and directions, and welcomes you when you arrive with a gentle kindness that is so refreshing. I am thrilled to have found this beautiful location, managed by such a gracious and personable owner. I can’t wait to come back. At last, our search for the perfect spot is over.
Excellent! Secluded but close to great restaurants and shopping in Taos. Beautiful setting and interior design. Fully furnished and equipped with modern kitchen and bath facilities. Living areas beautiful and very comfortable.
Walter (VA)
We stayed at the Q for four wonderful days! The retreat is in a dream location that is surrounded by the beauty of nature. You could not ask for a better hideaway. We are already making plans to go again.
Judy (VA)
I was looking for a getaway that would have everything: first-rate accommodations, solitude, yet near both good hiking and civilization. Vista Verde was all of this, and more. From my very first contact with Elizabeth, I felt immediately welcome. She is professional, hospitable, informative. I stayed at the Q house, a charming, cozy, and sunny abode nestled among piñon trees. From there, I explored Taos, the Rio Grande Gorge, and many stunning area hikes. I can’t recommend this property enough for those looking to get away for a few days– or, like me, nearly two weeks. I can’t wait to go back!
Jason (IL)
Vista Verde is a great way to enjoy the stunning beauty of Northern New Mexico’s high basin and range landscapes and magnificent skies. The Q offers an inviting, spacious and very comfortable casita with all modern amenities and grand old (and authentic) Southwestern style. I loved the flagstone and tiled floors, vigas, and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the magnificent views of nearby mountains and vast skies of cascading clouds—and of course, we enjoyed the sunsets which are spectacular. Vista Verde is a wonderful retreat to restore body and soul—and an artist’s delight. Great spot for an artist retreat. Bring binoculars for birdwatching; the birds are so beautiful! The last 2.5 miles is a dirt road so be prepared to drive slowly and take in the sights. Elizabeth is the perfect hostess and has seen to every detail with class and grace.
Richard and Hazel (CA)
My daughter made my reservation for me, so I didn’t know what to expect. What an incredible surprise to arrive and find such a secluded, warm, safe, and beautifully furnished home. We were able to prepare all our meals, entertain my daughter’s family, with three small children, and have our meals and conversation around a large table, while through the windows enjoy the true beauty of the surrounding landscape. The home is maintained well and very clean. We look forward to our next visit and highly recommend staying at Vista Verde Retreat.
Kristi (TX)
My week-long stay at Vista Verde Retreat was an incredible experience. The peace and the serenity allowed me to unwind and feel more relaxed than I have felt in quite awhile. Another great thing is that the whole retreat has a very personal touch and is very homey. The accommodations were amazing and beautiful – I really felt at home and wanted to stay longer. I will be back! Thanks again!
Craig (CA)
Elizabeth is a wonderful, generous host and has a beautiful property to share with groups and individuals. The property is in a picturesque setting in northern New Mexico and the accommodations are comfortable and well-kept. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this peaceful spot.
Jodi (NM)
What a great place to be! You really can escape from everything. Elizabeth has not missed any details and you will want for nothing. The rooms are so nice in the big house and also the bunk areas. There is plenty of space for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. She also has a great dance/pilates studio that is very spacious. I cannot wait to bring my friends to such a wonderful place. Enjoy!
Scotty (OH)
Vista Verde Retreat was an excellent getaway from the hassles of city life. We really enjoyed the setup of the main house and the casitas – a great way to enjoy the solitude and beauty of the New Mexican countryside. The owner is very knowledgeable about the area and makes sure that everything is going smoothly with the property. The place is well maintained and the photos accurately reflect this. Highly recommend you stay here. Great location!
Jim (OH)
My stay at Vista Verde Retreat was a refreshing experience that coupled beautiful scenery with a nurturing getaway. Not only were the owners friendly and helpful, but the property was clean and well maintained. Vista Verde was, and still is, a wonderful escape from the ordinary southwest. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone who enjoys a great place.
Dave (NM)