Taos Mesa Studio Earthship, Taos
“The panoramic views of the high desert and Rockies during the day and the Milky Way at night through the home’s south-facing glass wall immerse you in nature’s glory,” explains Dan Richfield, owner of this stunning, built-by-hand Airbnb rental. “It doesn’t take a long encounter with the house before you begin to tune into nature in new ways.” Part of the otherworldly 630-acre Earthship residential community of off-grid homes made with recycled and natural materials, Taos Mesa Studio also has all the trappings of modernity, including Wi-Fi, a laundry, a full kitchen, and a flat-screen TV. Stop by the Earthship Biotecture Visitor Center for an immersive education about the homes and how they work.
Heritage House, Los Lunas
Located on a 200-year-old family farm roughly 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque, Heritage House balances peaceful surroundings and proximity to things you can’t live without on vacation—namely gourmet coffee and fresh-from-the-oven croissants. The farm’s French-inspired cafe, Europa Food.Farm.Festival, is steps from the Airbnb rental. “Being on a farm outside the city, you’re transported to a very unique space where guests naturally unplug,” says owner Amanda Dollahite. “With many play areas for kids—they can say hi to our friendly donkey, Addis Ababa—it’s a family-friendly destination.”
Turquoise Trailer, Santa Fe
Looking for a unique stay while exploring the Turquoise Trail? No prob-llama! A vintage 1971 travel trailer on a llama ranch awaits. In the evening, watch the sun sink below the mountains from your private patio. Start the next day with a guided llama walk with furry friends Legs Obama Llama and Marduk. Book a Friday night to take advantage of this quirky perk: free entrance to Santa Fe’s alien-themed roller-skating rink, Rockin’ Rollers Event Arena, with one complimentary slice of pizza per guest.
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