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· Ojo Caliente, Rio Arriba, New Mexico
116 acres hosted by Dave W.
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We are OPEN as of April 1st, 2022 What is The Ojo? Simply, 116 acres of riparian and desert landscape situated along the Ojo Caliente River in the heart of northern New Mexico!  WE HOST GROUPS ! What kind of groups come here? We attract a variety of folks, including families, who want a land based experience. Your group always has the place to itself. We are all about Place and the roll it plays in helping humans become grounded. People who have visited here have come for vision quests, sweat lodges, Walkabouts, yoga, personal work of various kinds and simple reflection, and more. The Ojo is set amidst an amazing northern New Mexico landscape of water and sculptured desert, mountains and mesas. We seek groups who are not looking for a retreat center, but rather, are looking for a unique place where they can reconnect with the environment. On The Ojo, our goal is to facilitate your stay so that the group can focus on their own special needs.   We can accommodate up to twenty adults. Kids under thirteen count as 1/2 an adult for calculating your group size. For example: ten adults and six kids would be a total of thirteen adults.  The land is wildlife friendly, but there has never been a negative encounter with any wild animal. We are home to a diverse number of bird and animal species.  PLEASE...No pets! And, there is a wild river running through it!  We are geared for tent camping and do not provide hook ups for RVs. The camping area extends along the river and can accommodate up to 20 tents. Included in the nightly group rate of $300 is The Ojo Cabin, a cozy retreat cabin that sleeps two adults in a queen bed, and has electricity, running water and its own RV style toilet and a full shower.  Our 26 foot Hogan, built with love, is there for your group to use as needed. This amazing place has an adobe floor and walls and a spectacular ceiling. Cooking is done in our dining/cooking pavilion, a short walk from the campground and the cabin. There is free high speed wi-fi available in the pavilion. Two showers, one seasonal outdoors, have unlimited hot water, and the full kitchen and two refrigerators make cooking easy.  Two foot bridges make access to the pavilion from the camping area easy, and low key lighting makes travel safe after dark. We do not allow cooking elsewhere on the land. The pavilion is the place to gather, hang out, cook on the gas grill, throw some horseshoes, or just relax. The Ojo encompasses classic New Mexico cottonwood/willow Bosque and our land extends to the top of nearby Black Mesa, 1000 feet above the valley floor. The spectacular Shadow Mountain Trail is about 1.5 miles long and the hike rewards you with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The Ojo abuts incredible desert badlands in the adjacent BLM land to the west. Various trails make moving through the Bosque and desert easy. Often there are beavers in our little river too! We have a ceremonial tipi, permission needed for use, and a wonderful classic seven ring labyrinth. We are located only 45 minutes from Santa Fe, an hour to Taos, 30 minutes to Abiquiu, and in the heart of a landscape that has everything for the active, from mountain biking to white water rafting. Oh yeah...we are also only ten minutes from Ojo Caliente Hot Spring and Spa. Don't hesitate to find out if this place is the RIGHT place for your group!We are OPEN as of April 1st, 2023. We anticipate a normal runoff this spring with relatively high flows for about 6 weeks. Price of $320 includes NM GR tax. If 6 months is not far enough out for you to plan your visit, please inquire. What is The Ojo? Simply, 116 acres of riparian and desert landscape in the Ojo Caliente Valley, the heart of northern New Mexico!  WE HOST GROUPS ! What kind of groups come here? We attract a variety of folks who want a land based experience. We are all about Place and the roll it plays in helping humans become grounded. People who have visited here have come for vision quests, sweat lodges, Walkabouts, yoga, personal work of various kinds and simple reflection, and more. The Ojo is set amidst an amazing northern New Mexico landscape of water and sculptured desert, mountains and mesas. We seek groups who are not looking for a retreat center, but rather, are looking for a unique place where they can reconnect with the environment. On The Ojo, our goal is to facilitate your stay so that the group can focus on their own special needs.   We can accommodate up to twenty adults. Kids under thirteen count as 1/2 an adult for calculating your group size. For example: ten adults and six kids would be a total of thirteen adults.  The land is wildlife friendly, but there has never been a negative encounter with any wild animal. We are home to a diverse number of bird and animal species.  And, there is a wild river running through it!  The camping area extends along the river and can accommodate up to 20 tents. Included in the nightly group rate is The Ojo Cabin, a cozy retreat cabin that sleeps two adults in a queen bed, and has its own toilet and shower.  Our 26 foot Hogan, built with love, is there for your group to use as needed. This amazing place has an adobe floor and walls and a spectacular ceiling. Cooking is done in our dining/cooking pavilion and we do not allow cooking elsewhere on the land.  There is free high speed wi-fi available in the pavilion. Two showers, one seasonal, have unlimited hot water.  Full kitchen and two refrigerators make cooking easy.  Two foot bridges make access to the pavilion from the camping area easy, and lighting makes the trails easy to follow after dark.  The Ojo encompasses classic New Mexico cottonwood/willow Bosque and our land extends to the top of nearby Black Mesa, 1000 feet above the valley floor. The spectacular Shadow Mountain Trail is about 1.5 miles long and the hike rewards you with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The Ojo abuts incredible desert badlands in the adjacent BLM lands to the west. Various trails make moving through the Bosque and desert easy. Often there are beavers in our little river too! We have a ceremonial tipi, permission needed for use, and a wonderful classic seven ring labyrinth. We are located only 45 minutes from Santa Fe, an hour to Taos, 30 minutes to Abiqui and in the heart of a landscape that has everything for the active, from mountain biking to white water rafting. Oh yeah...we are also only ten minutes from Ojo Caliente Hot Spring and Spa. Don't hesitate to find out if this place is the RIGHT place for your group!
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Dani D.recommends
June 20, 2022
The Ojo near the Ojo Caliente Spa
Ceremony with Magical Land!
We had a group of 8 total staying on the Ojo in celebration of the upcoming summer solstice. We did opening fire connection ceremony in the tipi, shared tea ceremony and yoga each morning, and ended each day with sound healing in the hogan temple space. We all camped and appreciated the amenities that made us feel right at home while living in the raw — showers, compost toilets, all the beautiful ceremony structures, and the pavilion where all the food magic happened. We did a day trip to Ojo mineral spa to immerse in the healing waters but mostly just stayed on property in a dance with the powerful, healing land. Thank you Dave and Glenna, everything was perfect. We will see you again one day!
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Heather S.recommends
June 13, 2021
The Ojo near the Ojo Caliente Spa
An Enchanted Place to Reconnect
Staying at the Ojo with my brothers and our families was a dream come true. We very much hope to come back and spend more time and settle in once again. Staying at the Ojo was the perfect blend of feeling welcomed and cared for while also feeling completely free. We had room to roam and beautiful places to explore. We were comfortable in both the little cabin and the campground, and we enjoyed using the pavilion as our place to gather and spread out, use Wifi, play games, and cook. The Ojo river was so nice for a dip, and we did some yoga stretches in the hogan. We enjoyed the map of the land, as well as all the clear instructions for using various services such as the on-demand water heaters for showers and the composting toilets, all of which worked wonderfully without a hitch. We absolutely loved using the bridges and having the opportunity to wander, explore, and connect to the earth and each other in this truly enchanted spot. Thank you so much to Dave and Glenna for providing such a unique and unforgettable experience to guests of the Ojo.
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Ojo Caliente, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Pueblos and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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