The idea came about during the Pandemic when people were stuck in their homes with no where to go. Life at the farm was business as usual with the wide open space, food at your finger tips and the nearest human about 600 feet away. Social distancing was easy and the norm here the past 30 years. People needed to connect back to nature and get out of their houses and feel safe. We decided to buy a bell tent from stounttent.com and begin to build a super stylish glamping site for friends and family looking to get away and stretch their legs and connect with nature.
Latir Peak Wilderness
The farm is located at the base of the Latir Peak Wilderness. Latir Peak (12,708 feet) is the second-highest mountain in the Latir Group after Venado Peak. Despite not being the highest peak, it is still the most well-known of the entire group, and is the namesake of the surrounding Latir Peak Wilderness area. Latir Peak is the 12th highest ranked summit in New Mexico with 328 feet of prominence. The broad ridges and gentle slopes (all except the steeper loose western slopes) provide easy (Class 1-2) hiking routes to its large rounded summit.
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
The farm is across the street the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. The Wild Rivers Recreation Area is located within the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and along the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River and Red River Wild and Scenic River. Here visitors may experience the beauty of an 800-foot deep canyon sliced into volcanic flows by the Rio Grande (Spanish for Great River) and Red River where they come together.
Located in the high plains of northern New Mexico, this area is rich with history, rugged beauty, and enticing recreational opportunities. A back country byway, visitor center, campgrounds, picnic facilities, and trails are available for visitors. Several spectacular overlooks are found here, including La Junta Point, one of the most dramatic views in the state, overlooking the confluence of the Red River and the Rio Grande -- and it is wheelchair accessible.
The canyon ecosystem descends 800 feet from rim to river, creating a unique diversity in plant and animal life. Ancient piсon and juniper forests include 500 year-old trees. Watchable wildlife opportunities include mule deer, red-tailed hawk, mountain blue-bird, and prairie dog. The climate is semi-arid with summer thunderstorms common in July and August, and snow possible from November through March. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 90F and in winter from -15 to 45F.
Natural Hot Springs
Taos is fortunate to have natural hot springs open to the public situated along the Rio Grande river. For more information click here.