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There are many ways to enjoy (or to participate! in) Taos Gogi.. Please read their web-stories in full. This time, I needed solitude, to be held in -and to appreciate- Mother Earth. I was mesmerized by her noisy vortex of Aspen leaves, spinning like fairy dervishes --to mention the sweet peas' fuchsia songs, and the birds'.. I took away videos and photos-enough to challenge and inspire my painting for years. My time there was an Humbling, far away from the news or any obligations other than the witness of this beautiful farm under the Sangre De Christo Mountains. San Cristobal is a Sacred Space. All at the farm were warm and hard-working! They were quick to my needs (that were few), while respecting my privacy. It was my favorite reset/Retreat, Ever. Some of us hold an imaginary "Shangri-La" in our hearts--this was mine. Of practical note, the kitchen was amply appointed. You must see the hand-crafted tile bathroom (and paintings also by their artist-son) to truly appreciate how it captures the spirits of the cottage-setting. One of the owners, Elizabeth, noted that New Mexico is known for its Light --and she is Right. You must visit to take it in. For me, this very special Place is Medicine, and rivals any Peruvian Jungle's promise of Reveal. The Aspens, Cottonwoods (?) and towering Pines all Speak. Your Invitation is to Listen and Receive. It's Blessings are as crystal as its well-water right out of the tap. The family, the WWOOFFers who tend and love this land are stewards to behold. I could say more but I yield to your Discovery. I love this place and hope to return many times. Thank you, Elizabeth and Eric, and All whom I met and enjoyed. ~Eva from Tucson
Not as pictured. Owner / host is completely inhospitable. The cabin was cold and run down. The playground consisted of mud and a rusty jungle gym set. Don’t expect anyone to greet you or show you the property. Absolutely the worst accommodations I’ve ever booked.
The location was beautiful out in the rural parts of Taos but during our stay the toilette backed up into the shower preventing any of us from bathing and making everyone avoid using the bathroom except in emergencies. The power also went out in half the house preventing us from using many lights and heaters. I am not too picky but expect sewage to work and electricity is pretty basic. I tried to contact help but was not able to reach anyone until the morning. There are many other options in the area that are just as pretty and can manage to allow you to pee and shower so I would go elsewhere if I were you.
So my wife and I have traveled all over the world, staying in true 5 star accommodations from Africa, Europe and Asia down to huts in India/SE Asia. We've also stayed in real Eco lodges in Latin America, Asia and Africa. This place is dramatically overpriced and misrepresenting itself. It paints itself as an eco lodge, but that's really just code for "dirty, no hot water, reckless recycling." I understand this will make the owners upset, but my intention isn't to trash someone's idea. The idea is wonderful. The planning and execution however are lacking, and to charge prices which get close to Hotel Los Poblanos pricing in ABQ? Shame on you. It's not off the beaten track - it is if you think cell service is required, but honestly, it's 10 miles outside of Taos down a dirt road. The Aldous Huxley room is large, but dirty (sponge, coffee maker, shower has no warm water), beds are full of hairs, etc. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone - I've camped in a tent in a parking lot in Namibia and that was better than this (and 1/20th the price). The grounds are full of trash (old boots on poles, piles of rusty metal seeping into their water supply and piles of reclaimed wood in easy reach of any kids who go exploring). The people were nice, what little we saw of them, but I'd say - look anywhere else, even a budget inn would be better. They need to spend more money on one cabin at a time, instead of trying to cast such a big net to try to get as many people as possible to pay the "cover charge".
I honestly debated writing a review. I don’t want to give away this secret, and then end up not being able to come stay when we want because it’s so busy. But I realized that’s not fair to the people that run this place and decided to do the review. First off I have to say if you expect perfection or you expect to be staying at a traditional hotel stop right now and just go stay at a motel 6 or something. It is rustic and it is in the middle of a national forest. There are bugs around. It’s a forest. You may see a spider....it’s a forest. There are birds and other animals... it’s a forest. The farm has different animals and the roosters will crow at different times. There is no TV. They have internet but any older phones may not have enough power for it to work. We have an iPhone 8 and lg 6 and were able to listen to Pandora or Apple Music most of the time but did lose WiFi a few times for a little bit. We had no cell service much of the time and couldn’t really make outgoing calls but could sometimes get a text in or out. All of the above are some of the reasons we completely fell in love with this place and have already decided on our return trip for the thanksgiving holiday. The cabins adorable. Quaint and genuine and just perfect. There’s a wood stove and it puts out crazy heat. You will not be cold. They do have another heat source but we never used it. We felt the cabin was the perfect size. My husbands 6”4 and had no problem with it’s size. There’s a tiny kitchen but it’s stocked with everything you’d need. We loved it there so much we chose to go get groceries so we could cook dinner there verses go out. We actually wanted to be there which is unusual. Typically when we go places the hotel is just a place to sleep and clean up but not this place. Now that we know, when we come for our next trip in November we will bring our groceries so we don’t have to leave at all during our stay. This place is one where you truly get to unplug and spend quality time together. No distractions. It’s comfortable and just relaxing. The staff is so kind and very accommodating. We recommend you bring ground coffee and whatever food you might need for your stay so you can actually enjoy being there too. If you forget anything taos is about 25 mins away and before you get to taos about 10 mins away is a little market you can get some things at but it’s pretty limited so it just depends on what you need. If you’re looking for an honest to goodness vacation or little getaway this is the place. We can’t wait to go back!
Such a quaint place with staff who go above and beyond with friendly exemplary service treating us like family. The cabin was what I expected and more with very comfortable beds. Beautiful sunset view right from the patio and great areas around to relax and even BBQ. Loved it, I just wish we could have stayed longer.
I loved this place. It is rustic! Stayed in the Freida Lawrence cabin, which faces the dirt road. Loved the location as I was visiting friends in Arroyo Hondo. It's a perfect location between the ski valley and town. Every morning, the rooster would wake me up and I would go out to have my coffee with the farm animals. So very peaceful and quiet. Met some cool fellow travelers, too! Comfy bed, adequate kitchen and restroom, spectacular grounds. I will be back!
We spent two days at this great place. Erick and Elisabeth were perfect hosts; we were delighted to chat with them. The kids enjoyed the baby goats, the baby turkies, and every single moment at the farm. Watching the night sky full of stars from the back of our cabin teleported us back to our youth.
The booking site added a whopping 43% in fees and taxes beyond the advertised rate. The innkeeper seemed confused by her arrangements with the various booking sites, and added even more fees. We had to email her to reverse these unexpected charges, which she did. So be very cautious if you book here. The second disappointment was the absence of warm water the first night and next morning of our stay. We emailed the innkeeper in the morning but received no reply. The only communications were "canned" emails that were hardly meaningful. Fortunately, hot water was available the second night. We are wilderness-lovers who enjoy tent camping, not "city slickers" seeking fancy accommodations. But for the price, we expected a little more basic comfort. (As another reviewer said, these duplex cabins need some TLC). At the advertised price (plus taxes), we would have shrugged off the inconveniences. For what we paid, we were disappointed.
It was really quite nice stay. The cabin was lovely and had wonderful unique charm. We really enjoyed using the woodstoveon the cool fall nights. The grounds were nice even though it was late fall and most of the foliage fallen. I expect midsummer it’s absolutely gorgeous. The cabins are in a secluded and absolutely quiet little valley. We had no cell phone service whatsoever but the Internet was strong.
Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat places you 8.1 mi (13 km) from John Dunn Bridge and 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Black Rock Hot Springs. This 3-star cabin property has 13 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Free breakfast is included with your stay and is served each morning. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Free toiletries are also standard. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Guests of Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a library. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.