The COOP is a repurposed chicken coop that is enjoying a second life as a fun, quirky, fabulously appointed guesthouse. Shaded by elm trees, the Coop sits in the middle of the Garden of the Goddess retreat center compound, surrounded by 33 amazing acres of rock formations. The entrance is 15 miles south of Santa Fe on the scenic Turquoise Trail. Verizon works here. Before booking, it is important to read DETAILED DESCRIPTION for specifics that may inspire your decision.
Located on the scenic Turquoise Trail, at the Garden of the Goddess Retreat Center is 15 miles south of Santa Fe, and only a few miles up the road from the artsy town of Madrid. (GPS will not get you here, please follow directions carefully.) The property was held for sacred purpose for millennia by native people and is famous in northern New Mexico for its unique rock outcroppings in an oasis environment.
The COOP still has the original wood ceiling, multi-leveled floors and partial stone wall from its former life as the chicken coop that once famously provided eggs to Santa Fe. In its present incarnation it has metamorphised into a yummy, cozy, gorgeous guesthouse nestled against a sandstone wall on the edge of the retreat compound. It offers one bedroom, one ceramic tiled bathroom, a lovely living room- heated with a wood burning stove and a full sized kitchen, perfect for long stays. It can accommodate up to 4 people with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a double futon sofa in the common area. Features include an a full sized kitchen with refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, gas stove and oven and coffee maker in the downstairs living area. (The kitchen offers primary pots, pans and utensils. We are happy to loan you what else you might need from one of several kitchens on the property.)
We are nestled in behind huge rocks so we do not have general cell phone coverage. We DO HAVE an extender that provides reception for Verizon (and affiliates.)
The property is peaceful and generally quiet, but there are 4 other folks who live in the compound so you may hear footsteps or an inoccasional whoop when the bats migrate through, or a baby great horned owl or road runner happen by--very exciting things to us country dwellers. We don't generally host large dinner parties but there are those exceptions like 4th of July or the possibility of hearing bits of conversation from an outside sitting area when guests may be visiting one of the other residences. While it is our intention to always be respectful of others, the property has to be maintained and so the quiet may also be broken by brief interludes with groundskeepers or other necessary repair or delivery folks.
This garden oasis in the high desert is ready to greet your next visit to New Mexico with open arms. Come and explore the enchanted beauty of the Santa Fe area! We'd love to host you!
Beyond your own guest house, there is an enormous "back yard" behind the rock outcroppings that has many fascinating sites of sand stone formations with paths for gentle exploration. Please be mindful of where you are walking as we share the land with numerous critters from great horned owls to bunnies and lizards etc. These beings are not aggressive to those not in their food chain and some enjoy sunbathing, so watch that you don't step on a lounger and scare both yourselves!
Общение с гостями
Generally we have someone to welcome you but that is not always possible. when we are around, we try to check on you but if you need something, one of us is almost always available through email or cell phone Jenn (ranch caretaker) or gini.
We are delighted to offer our two cents on yummy places to eat, sacred sites to explore and places to leave your money in trade for fabulous turquoise, silver and other artistic endeavors! The owner is a long time teacher of Toltec mysticism and is available for private sessions.
Другие важные подробности
As I have mentioned in other places on this site, there are different floor levels because of the necessity of building around the rock that slopes out from the back wall of the COOP. If you have difficulty negotiating steps or sloping wallways this may not be a good rental choice for you. Several doorways interior doorways are about 74 inches tall.
Smoking is not welcomed in the residential area.
Parking: After you unload, please part your vehicle in the area to the right of the teepee structure. If it is snowing, and you have to be able to get out, please park your vehicle by the front gate as it is not usually possible to get the ranch plowed in a timely manner.
- We love this place and are thrilled to be able to share it with you. We enjoy a mutually respectful environment and appreciate the same from our guests. We light the outside areas with low impact solar lights not electricity.
WE ask our guests to observe the following:
Please turn off lights and heat when you are not in the house unless it is crazy cold of course.
We ask you to honor our quiet environment after 10 pm. With this in mind, we'd like to invite you to enjoy the views from your back porch but bear in mind noise travels around our peaceful country space so please do not use the area to entertain or play music.
Please do not use the back door as a primary entrance as there is no way to contain the sand from the environment.
There is no smoking inside the house or in the compound area.
We ask that you not bring unregistered guests.
We kindly request that you take your personal trash out to the nearby garbage container in the parking lot as necessary or when you leave. If you use the futon in the living room, PLEASE return it to its couch position!
And yes, that loft over the kitchen is off limits. It is not included in the rental because of safety concerns. For the same reason our insurance company would not cover us if we included the wood stove so it is not available.
We really look forward to sharing the amazing beauty of this magical place with you folks.
I am a best selling author and life coach. I lead journeys to sacred sites all over the world. I'm a great cook- of course with enough butter anyone could likely call themselves great! Oh yeah, I also love to laugh!
Life motto: When in doubt, ask: "What would love do here?" Then do it! xxoo gg