Hipcamp host Arianna S.
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An ideal haven for eco-minded travelers interested in an off-grid experience where physical distancing is the norm. Our newly renovated 1971 school bus is located 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 with the a

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An ideal haven for eco-minded travelers interested in an off-grid experience where physical distancing is the norm. Our newly renovated 1971 school bus is located 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 with the added bonus of a comfortable, functional and attractive space to call your own during your stay. Glamping at its finest! 

Here's what to expect: 

No wifi-Great cell reception-Composting toilet (in a hand-crafted cob outhouse)-Solar shower (outdoors)-Water conscious-Kitchenette w propane double burner stove-Vegetarian property-Solar lamps + USB charging station provided-Drinking water + 1 cooler of ice provided upon arrival-Smoking (of anything) only in designated area outside of bus-50 gallons of utility water provided per week

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Arianna a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Biking
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Hiking
Horseback riding
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Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Sage Carpenter 71' in New Mexico.

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Hipcamper ELIZABETH

Enchanting new mexico

Elizabeth A.
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July 26th, 2020

Arianna prepared a lovely glamping home for us. 360 degree views from the bus. We enjoyed the comfy bed and well-appointed kitchen space with a terrific propane stove. She is a warm and helpful host. Perfect solution for camping during monsoon season. Close to Taos attractions, but we also hiked to the nearby Buddhist stupa from property.

Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on August 4th, 2020

Alison and I absolutely enjoyed having you and Eric here. What a delight. Thanks for the kind words and the stay!

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Hipcamper Brantley

Breathtaking views delightful hosts

Brantley C.
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August 13th, 2020

Our stay on Sage Carpenter was magical and just what we needed. Al and Arianna have outdone themselves with their attention to detail. The views from the bus, especially at sundown, are hard to articulate and took our breath away each and every day, not to mention the shooting stars streaking across the Milky Way. I could go on and on really... the outside shower was exhilarating each morning amidst the breeze, the fire at the end of a long day, our hosts gracious and lovely nature. It was like a dream and I’m counting the days until we can return.

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Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

Brantley, thanks so much for coming out to stay with Sage and visiting with us. You are a joy to be around and we look forward to your next visit.

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Hipcamper Sonia
Sonia T.
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August 25th, 2020

Amazing and Beautiful. Just what we expected.
The Bliss of Sage and Desert 🙏

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Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on August 30th, 2020

Thank you so much for coming to stay. It was a delight to have you here and we welcome you back anytime.

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Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany N.
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September 8th, 2020

The bus was adorable, clean and well kept. One of a kind off grid experience! Looking at the amazing amounts of stars at night was definitely a highlight of our stay! The hosts were extremely welcoming and accommodating. Made sure we had everything we needed and gave us many great recommendations of places to visit and eat in the area. Only downfall: We didn’t expect the area to have so many run down, junk collecting properties nearby, but overall we felt safe and enjoyed our trip.

Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on September 12th, 2020

We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in Sage on our land. Thank you for coming. When people spend more time here during their stay and take walks to the Stupa on the hill or hikes on the adjoining public lands, they are able to see more of the community and some of the very cool houses around. Tres Orejas is an off grid community in norther New Mexico, poor people do exist here. We would prefer that everyone kept their land tidy, but in the world it's just not that way.

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Hipcamper Lindsay

Desert dream

Lindsay C.
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September 15th, 2020

I loved waking up here! The views are glorious and the bus is beautifully appointed. Arianna and Alison were super helpful and have great recs for a relaxing, enjoyable time in Taos and other places of interest. It is off the grid and a gorgeous spot to decompress. Lots of good hiking, swimming spots, restaurants, and downtown Taos a quick drive away. Can't wait to find my way back to Taos again soon!

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Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on October 10th, 2020

Thank you so much for visiting us. We look forward to seeing you again next season!

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren K.
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September 16th, 2020

The design of the bus is beautiful and functional, it's very spacious and all the windows make for a super special experience. Taos is a short, 25-30 minute drive and you'll cross over the breathtaking Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (make sure to do the West Rim Trail hike!) We experienced all the weather, smoke from wild fires, rain, wind, snow-- it was an ADVENTURE. Make sure you have an all wheel drive vehicle to handle the dirt roads and LOTS of warm clothes-- the bus gets chilly.

Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on October 10th, 2020

So lovely to have you both here. We are glad you enjoyed the adventure. The heater arrived just after you left so next time it will be here for you!

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric C.
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September 21st, 2020

Arianna and Alison created such a unique space and thought of everything. Loved my stay here and I’ll be back on my next Taos trip for sure!! (4WD and clearance recommended)

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Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on October 10th, 2020

Look forward to seeing you again sooner than later!!!!

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Hipcamper Vingo

The secret of the ‘sage’.

Vingo P.
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September 28th, 2020

It exceeded my every expectation from the welcoming hosts to the serenity of the space to the spectacular sunsets.
Both Arianna and Alison were warm and welcoming as they’ve created a space that you won’t want to leave. From the morning sunlight waking you up through each and every window of the bus to the stunning sunsets viewed from this high desert retreat. You’ll feel totally safe and secluded even with not so nearby neighbors.
I’m counting the days til I get back to this dream of a space that provided me with solitude, security and spectacular views from the ‘Sage’.

Storm’s brewing on the horizon. Cloud reflections. Another stunning sunset over the bus. So much space and beauty on a school bus.
Hipcamper Arianna
Response from Arianna, the Host, on October 10th, 2020

Thanks for coming! We so enjoyed having you both here and can't wait to have you back.

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Hipcamper Kira
Kira S.
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October 13th, 2020

Fantastic stay at Arianna's and Alison's bus. They have very beautifully decorated the space and provide everything you need - potable and non-potable water, dishes, cleaning supplies, stove, lights, small heater, extra blankets, solar shower, etc. They were extremely thoughtful hosts and met me to show me around the bus, give recommendations on the area and checked in throughout the stay to make sure all was okay and if I needed anything. A great place to stay if you want some peace and quiet with gorgeous views and kind people!

Property
Arianna S.’s Land
State
New Mexico
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site

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