Hipcamp host Arvo T.
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The Hermitory is a single efficiency with futon, sink, rain-water catchment, outhouse, wood-stove and trombe wall located separately from our farm.  It has a deck overlooking the canyon. Please expect to bring own bedding and cooking materials [though we can provide these if necessary]. It is possible to obtain organic greens, eggs and other foods from our farm. Friendly pet


The Hermitory is a single efficiency with futon, sink, rain-water catchment, outhouse, wood-stove and trombe wall located separately from our farm.  It has a deck overlooking the canyon. Please expect to bring own bedding and cooking materials [though we can provide these if necessary]. It is possible to obtain organic greens, eggs and other foods from our farm. Friendly pets ok. Located on 10 acres of mountain desert. 1-5 miles away from river, lake, and hot springs. As internet service is spotty, please call if possible to confirm booking. Listed as drive in, be prepared to walk your supplies from driveway to back building.  Hiking trails start right at the front door...

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send arvo a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Hermitory in New Mexico.

Hot spring
Mesa or canyon
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Hermitory

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Hipcamper Anna

Secluded new mexican tiny house

Anna C.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2020

The concept of Arvo’s property was absolutely intriguing. It featured eco friendly amenities such as recycled rain water and solar powered electricity. Arvo had a greenhouse with a shower in it, a chicken coop, a beautiful property, and much much more. The tiny home we stayed in was located in the back of the property. It had a painted glass windows, a sliding door that lead onto the porch, an out house, and running water. We had an incredible view of northern New Mexico. Arvo was extremely friendly and helpful. He gave us plenty of information about the surrounding areas like he knew it as well as the back of his hand. He even helped us by finding a scenic route to take to our next location! I will definitely be recommending this to anyone who passes through the area.

Hipcamper Darby
Darby P.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2017

I had the most enjoyable time with Arvo and Mallory! They took me swimming, mushroom hunting and on a hot spring hike! The hermitory has the an amazing view of the sunset off the back deck. I also enjoyed hanging with the raven that comes to visit during the day! Thanks for the experience!

Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly M.
recommends this listing.
April 9th, 2020

I had a great time at the Hermitory. I was there for four days and had everything I needed. Private views, seclusion and it was a beautiful area for some daily hikes. Arvo was great and super helpful. I will definitely be back next time I need a quiet space to get away. Plus the futon bed was super comfy! And the views out the back porch were amazing to wake up to.

Hipcamper Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn R.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2020

My friends and I couldn’t be more satisfied with our trip to Arvo’s. He was extremely accommodating- showed us around his farm and gave us a lot of great suggestions for things to do/see. He showed us a trail head to the most amazing hike to some hot springs. Arvo is knowledgeable about the people, animals, and land of his region which made for so many great learning opportunities. We got so much more out of than camping out of this stay and I couldn’t recommend this place more :)

Hipcamper Elise
Elise W.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2020

We had a great time staying at the Hermitory overnight. Arvo send us a document beforehand with clear directions to his property. The tiny home is located in the back of the land - completely secluded and private. There's a sliding door that leads onto the porch - we had an great time basking in the sun rising and setting over the Northern NM landscape. The house is equipped with an outhouse, running water (recycled rain water), solar powered electricity, and there was even an electric water kettle and teapot. Bring your own cookware, utensils, bowls/plates, and bedding. There were some blankets on the bed already rolled up with clothes I think the previous guests left behind but we tucked those into a cabinet and found clean blankets that were great for the porch. There's a sweet kitty that came to lounge around with us multiple times. There's a wood stove but we didn't need to use it - the tiny house retains heat well into the night. We would not have found the hot springs or the trailhead without Arvo's guidance. We had the most amazing hot springs to ourselves all day. We had fun playing with Arvo's pup Reyya and meeting the raven he raised and appreciated his hospitality, the osha root drink, and the unique experience we had on his land.

Hipcamper Janice
Janice J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 24th, 2017

Mallary will do all she can to make you feel comfortable and secure. Make sure you communicate with her BEFORE your journey. Phone reception is not possible, at least with AT&T, a very important piece of advice.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Staying at the Hermitory was a very unique and adventurous experience! Arvo (host) was a very friendly, nice man who even met us at the end of the road to lead us into his property when we first arrived. The cabin/single efficiency was very nice and quaint. There was a sink in the Hermitory, an outhouse to use right outside the door, and it also had a great view from the deck. There was also a nice canyon to explore right in front of the Hermitory. There were animals on the property; cats, dogs, chickens, potbelly pigs, and even a goat. It was nice to spend time with these animals. Arvo gave us a tour of the property, showed us his herb, and vegetable garden, and welcomed us to take anything we would like from the garden. In the house, we also got to meet the raven that visits daily. As far as the property, most of the property is a "work in progress" and there tends to be a lot of reusable/recyclable material on the property. Arvo also has interns that stay on the property as he teaches them about self-sustaining homes and efficiency. GPS cannot take you directly to the property, and it is best to call 1-2 days ahead for directions, because it is kind of tricky to get there.

HermitoryHermitoryInside the efficiency.  View from inside the efficiency.
Hipcamper Sara
Sara K.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2018

This was the most interesting place I've ever stayed. I was super impressed with all the work the owner has done on the property. If you're not up for off the grid living, this is probably not the place for you. If you are, this is the one place you must visit. Our view of the mountains were unbeatable. The growing food everywhere and the animals on the property make this place a little off the grid charm.

Front the of the Hermitory Side of the Hermitory And againInside
Hipcamper Chris
Chris S.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2019

Such a cool little place! Arvo and Mallory are very welcoming and shared lots of info about the local area, even taking me to a few incredibly beautiful spots. They were responsive to my questions before arriving. Showed me around, making me feel comfortable when I checked in. And were available when I had questions or needed something during my stay. The Hermitory is a great little off the grid building to hang out and get away. Very simple, but so much! Perfect spot to catch up on some reading or do some writing. Overlooks an arroyo and numerous plateaus that photos don't do justice. Incredible views, day and night. It is quiet! Snowed when I was there but the building was very warm, even before starting a fire. Lots of open land in all directions. Two huge lakes and awesome river with hot springs nearby. Tried to be lazy and relax, but there is so much to do to stay busy; even when the weather isn't so wonderful. Great spot to have as a center point to travel back n forth to Alamosa, Pagosa Spgs, Taos or Santa Fe (about 2hrs away or less). T-Mobile was not providing me any bars but the drive wasn't very far to get some phone/internet service. Stayed a week. Could've stayed a month! Will be going back.

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