Dreamy Guesthouse, Garden of the Goddess Retreat Center
Adults-only guesthouse in Santa Fe
Located on the scenic Turquoise Trail, the Garden of the Goddess Retreat Center is 15 miles south of Santa Fe and minutes north of some great cafes and the artsy town of Madrid. The property was held for sacred purpose for millennia by native people and is famous in northern New Mexico for its unique rock outcroppings in an oasis environment. This adobe guesthouse is nestled against a giant sandstone wall in the center of the retreat compound. It is two-story and offers one bedroom, one ceramic tiled bath/ shower/toilet with ONE gorgeous, multi-purpose, handcrafted sink located in the kitchen/shared area. It can accommodate up to 4 people with a queen bedroom upstairs, and double and queen futon sofas downstairs in the common area. The open floor plan has large windows to bring in light and is designed with great air flow in mind, hence there is no door that separates the common area from the stairs or entry to the top area. The efficiency kitchen is located in the common area. It has a small refrigerator, large toaster oven, microwave, induction cooking set, electric frying pan, rice maker, blender, electric tea kettle and Keurig coffee maker in the downstairs living area. The kitchenette is NOT set up to prepare or cook traditional family meals! However, there is a community kitchen which is in-occasionally shared by other ranch occupants and kept tidy. Electric heaters keep you cozy on cold nights. (Sorry our insurance underwriter doesn’t allow fires inside or outside!) A portable air-conditioner and fans keep you cool until the sun goes down in the summer when the very cool night breezes take over. POOCH GUESTS: One easygoing, non-barking, house-broken, small to medium sized, clean dog (ONE!) is welcome if you keep him/her with you at all times, keep off the furniture (or use the sheets in the closet for that purpose), don't leave unattended and scoop up after on LEASHED walks - we provide bags that can be deposited in the outside trash bin. We are nestled in behind huge rock outcroppings, so we do not have general cell phone coverage. We DO HAVE an extender that provides reception for Verizon (and affiliates.) We also have wireless internet. RETREAT CULTURE: The property is peaceful and generally quiet, but there are 4 other folks who live in the compound one of whom works in the film industry so may keep long hours if a movie is shooting. You may hear a car pull in late because of that, or footsteps or an in-occasional whoop when the bats migrate through, or a baby great horned owl or road runner appear--very exciting things to us country dwellers. We don't generally host parties but there is the possibility of hearing faint bits of conversation from an outside sitting area when guests may be visiting one of the other residences. While it is our intention to always be respectful of others, the property has to be maintained and so the quiet may also be broken by brief interludes with groundskeepers or other necessary repair or delivery folks. There is a shared wall with another guest house. EXPLORING THE PROPERTY: Beyond your own guest house, there is an enormous 33 acre "back yard" behind the initial rock outcroppings that has many fascinating sites of sand stone formations with paths for gentle exploration. Please be mindful of where you are walking as we share the land with numerous critters from great horned owls to bunnies, Bob cats and lizards ETC. These beings are not aggressive to those not in their food chain and some enjoy sunbathing, so watch that you don't step on a lounger and scare both yourselves! MEET GREET AND HELP! We may or may not be available to greet you, but someone is generally around the property or available within a short time through texting! We are delighted to offer our two cents on yummy places to eat, sacred sites to explore and places to leave your money in trade for fabulous turquoise, silver and other artistic endeavors! The owner is a longtime teacher of Toltec mysticism and is available for private sessions when she is in residence. Sorry, smoking IS NOT WELCOME in the residential area. This garden oasis in the high dessert is ready to greet your visit to New Mexico with open arms. Come and explore the enchanted beauty of the Santa Fe! We look forward to hosting you!
Air-conditioned accommodation at Dreamy Guesthouse, Garden of the Goddess Retreat Center offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower.