My place is off-grid and rustic! There are great views, art and culture, and restaurants and dining. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the cozy ambiance, the hiking, the off-grid experience, and the proximity to the artist village of Madrid and its less than an hour to both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and pets.
Check out my other rentals too! The Tortilla bus, Kerouac, Dusk till Dawn and Golden Dawn at Shanti Community!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at The Shanti Yurt
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The Shanti Community was amazing! I stayed in the yurt on the property, though there are also a handful of converted buses available to stay in as well. The yurt was nice and cozy, warmed by a woodfire stove. Shelly was a wonderful host and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. The area is serene and truly off the grid, and there are some fantastic areas for hiking as well. I can't wait to come back next time I'm in the area!
Shelly was an amazing hostess who gave amazing directions. The road there may be rough, but it’s exceedingly worth it. The landscape was breathtaking and even though we came during a rainstorm, we still had phenomenal views of the surrounding mountains and experienced an incredible sunrise. The yurt was beyond comfortable while still feeling like we were roughing it in the best possible way. The little town of Madrid provided all the provisions we needed – stop there for anything you need before you head up into the mountains. You won’t want to leave once you get there.
I write this review in hopes that others don't make the same mistake we made.
You will have a lovely experience under the following conditions:
-You have a vehicle that take off road conditions like a 4x4.
-You do not arrive after dark
-Don't get lost
We are moving across the country and we were so excited to stay here but it did not work out for us. We had some circumstances that made us arrive late. It was out of our control but ultimately we would have been fine if the host had said we can no longer accomodate you. Those were things in no one's control.
When we arrived with her directions the road was not appropriate for our Nissan Rogue or Nissan Altima. Both cars less than 10 and 1 year old. It was really scary to arrive and have your car almost stuck several times. It's really not driveable unless you have a very tough vehicle. On top of that I was doing my best to follow her step by step directions. When I contacted the host or tried to because you don't have reception in that area (which we knew beforehand) she responded by letting us know that we were the first people to get lost. She also said to not use map directions which I wasn't. It was dark and the road was awful and I probably missed one turn.
I'm a teacher and I thought about this: I'm teaching a lesson and just one student doesn't understand. How do I respond? I certainly don't respond by saying well everyone else gets it. It's not compassionate or kind. That response made us turn around. I hope she begins to understand this because it's very clear she didn't in our conversations. Her solution was to threaten to "report us." I hope that this experience is a learning experience for the host and others who want to stay here. We are glad we turned around.