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Serenity in a Sea of Sage

· Arroyo Hondo, Taos, New Mexico
10 acres hosted by Arianna S.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
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An ideal haven for eco-minded travelers interested in an off-grid experience where physical distancing is the norm. You will be sleeping under the stars in a designated area on 10+ tranquil acres in a safe community inTaos, near the Rio Grande River gorge. Open skies, expansive views of the Taos mountains, hiking out the back door and a short drive to the river or hot springs right here in the Land of Enchantment.
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23 ratings · 20 reviews
Morgan K.recommends
November 5, 2022
Sage Carpenter '71
I loved my stay in the Sage Carpenter bus! Ariana was extremely welcoming and accommodating, the sunsets and sunrises from the bus are unbelievable, and being surrounded by sagebrush was incredibly peaceful. If you’re looking for a relaxing spot that immerses you in nature, you’ll love spending a few nights in the bus.
Macy T.recommends
October 5, 2021
Sage Carpenter '71
i'll be back soon!
I am a Field Scout for Hipcamp, which is how I originally found out about the location. I had heard about the artist who worked on the bus, Arianna, because she has also built several adobe buildings on the property. Usually, I travel for photography, but I chose this spot seeking rest. WOW. The desert meets the mountains in a simple and yet entirely complete experience. No detail has been overlooked, from solar chargers to a French press. This is a place that says, "Stay awhile". Come prepared for a minimalistic approach to life that will leave you refreshed. Your phone will have service, but will not be charging overnight. Your food will be generously seasoned with the necessities, salt and pepper. Your hygiene will be maintained, but not manicured. This is a beautiful example of the purpose for hipcamp: people sharing a profound gift with others, a home on sacred land. Book this rare gem immediately, before I tell everyone I know about it.
Mary M.
October 3, 2021
Serenity in a Sea of Sage
Beauty and concern
Beautiful serene, and note: completely exposed spot, no shade. . If you know the Taos Mesa area, this may not be a surprise. I would also note that the roads should really require a high clearance vehicle. I drive an 09 Outback, and bottomed out driving in. I live in NM and have years of experience driving dirt roads here. My front fender and under skirting suffered damage. I know how to avoid ruts and drive slow. I felt my hosts dismissed my concerns, saying they regularly drive a “high end model” vehicle through there with no issues.
Nicole L.recommends
September 3, 2021
Sage Carpenter '71
Sense of freedom in the high desert
Staying at Sage Carpenter '71 was incredibly peaceful and restorative. The 360 degree sunsets and sunrises + the stars at night are amazing. The amenities are comfortable, and it's nice to experience what off-grid living is like. The location is great - close to the Rio Grande gorge and the Earthships and an easy drive to Taos or Abiquiu. Thanks so much to Arianna and Alison for all the thoughtful touches! Note: It was helpful to have a high clearance 4x4 vehicle to navigate the roads to the bus, but it's not 100% necessary.
Kristin F.recommends
August 16, 2021
Sage Carpenter '71
Give yourself this little Getaway!
Such a treat to unplug, laugh alot, cook yummy simple meals, make art, stargaze, sleep in, go for walks with no destination in mind—just wandering, find hot springs, drive to Taos and then hurry back to our quiet sage field! A true recharge. Many thanks Arianna and Alison. Such a special spot. Everything we needed and thanks for the special touches that made camping GLAMPING!! xxoo
Jeremy W.recommends
August 9, 2021
Serenity in a Sea of Sage
Very convenient place to stay for our hike to Wheeler Peak (it took 40 minutes to get to the parking lot from the campsite). The hosts were friendly and very responsive. The bathroom at the sight was very useful.
Arroyo Hondo, Taos, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Pueblos, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and Tigua (Tiwa) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Arianna S.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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