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. Please expect to bring own bedding and cooking materials. 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,

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The Hermitory is a single efficiency with futon, sink, rain-water catchment, outhouse, wood-stove and trombe wall. Please expect to bring own bedding and cooking materials. 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 drive up to back building.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
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 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall

The vibe at Hermitory

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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 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.

Hipcamper Wendy

A must!!!

Wendy M.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2019

First time booking through Hipcamp. Was a great selection. The room was true to the pictures, unique, and definitely worth the drive. The views were AMAZING! Already trying to figure out a reason to go back.

Hipcamper Eric

Great stay near rio chama

Eric M.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019

Awesome property for one night stay prior to rafting the Rio Chama. Beautiful night sky from the deck at night and views of the canyon in the morning. Hosts were super helpful and provided shuttle service (for reasonable fee) as well. Would definitely stay at this unique property again.

Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey G.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2019

The deck overlooing the arroyo and canyons was outstanding. Arvo was gracious and answered all of our questions about hiking the area. Nice to see the eco friendly lifestyle.

Hike to Rio ChamaSweet visitorCounter and sinkView from the deck
Hipcamper Jana

Educational and relaxed.

Jana H.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2019

Amazing views of southwest terrain. Cool set up and a fun raven.

Property
Hermitory
State
New Mexico
$25/night
1 Site
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