Average Cost: $$$
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Are you living your life on automatic pilot?Is your mind constantly wandering?Are you entangled in endless activity?Unplug.Go to the woods.Come into the presence of still waters.Walk in the silence of ancient forests.Rest on the banks of the Vallecitos River.Listen to the land and your heart.For two decades the Vallecitos Mountain ranch, a wilderness learning and retreat center, has offered unique programs grounded in the power of mindful awareness and a direct engagement with the natural world.Nationally renowned teachers lead retreats and trainings at Vallecitos in meditation, mindfulness practice, personal growth, professional development, continuing education, and yoga. The ranch is available for private retreats, conferences and special events.The Vallecitos Mountain Refuge is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
Average Cost: $$$
Costs are between $80-125 per night and include meals, accommodation and sometimes tuition, depending on the program.
Environment: Lake / Pond, Mountain, River / Stream, Woods
Gay Friendly: Yes!
Special Needs: Allergies
The ranch is far from the electrical grid, so lighting in the Lodge, Teacher’s House, yurts and cabins is provided by solar power. There are no electrical outlets for personal appliances or electronic devices. The goal at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch is to make the ranch a model of sustainable living by minimizing its environmental footprint.Our off-the-grid kitchen serves meals using locally grown, organic produce and ingredients whenever possible.
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Dates Closed to Groups: Closed March and April
Groups Served: Arts / Crafts, Business, Church / Faith / Religious, Dance / Theater, Educational, Health / Healing, Lesbian / Gay, Meditation Groups, Mens Groups, Music, Nature / Adventure, Non-profit, Peace / Justice, Personal Development Groups, Reunions, Silent, Womens Groups, Writing, Yoga Groups, Youth Groups
Amenities: Fire Pit / Circle, Fireplaces, Gardens / Outdoor Space, Hardwood / Tile (non-carpet), Meditation Hall, On-line / Internet Access, Swimming Pool / Lake, Walking/ Hiking Trails
Special Features: Homesteaded in 1898, the Vallecitos Mountain Ranch sits in the Tusas Mountains of New Mexico among 300,000 acres of rolling, forested mountains including some of the most majestic old growth forest in the Southwest.Wildlife abounds in the lush alpine meadows and clear mountain ponds. The Vallecitos River, protected under federal law for its outstanding wild and scenic values, runs through the ranch.A network of trails winds through the ranch and in the surrounding landscape.
Technology and AV: Meeting space in the Lodge is set up for laptop presentations. We can also provide a projector and screen.
Room Types: Cottage / Cabin
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Some or all housing is single sex only.
Food: Kosher Options, Organic / Locally Grown, Restricted Diet Options, Vegetarian Options
Meal Availability: Available On Site, Provided - All Meals
Location of this Retreat:
P.O. Box 3160Taos, NM 87571United States
Reservation Criteria: Please visit our web site to learn more about registering for retreats and workshops and how to make a reservation to rent our facility.
Retreat Contact: Leigh Lauck
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Vallecitos Mountain Ranch
P.O. Box 4433Santa Fe, NM 87502United States
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