|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
OPEN SUMMER AND FALL: 3 day minimum June 1 to August 31 - 4 people work, $50 extra per day for each person over 4 - please discuss this with Isabel; dog friendly (two dogs max). There is a pet cleaning refundable deposit required. See rates below for each season.
ANIMA OPENS FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S ONLY HIGH SEASON RATES; 5 OR MORE DAYS $300 per night. Ornaments and tree stand in the upstairs eaves. Red Flyer and plastic sled there too! Find your child within. Give yourself permission to disconnect life and sleep in feather beds. See 'rates' for added costs for winter stays.
SUMMER- June 6-August 31: $180 A NIGHT - Rocky Mountain Summer when Columbines line the stream, and green meets New Mexico cornflower blue skies
FALL-September 1-October 10: $200 A NIGHT. Getting cool now - Franklin stove needed! When I hike off trail, I stand 1,500 feet above the valley, among the 'golden coins' of the fluttering aspens, looking down at everything painted gold.
WINTER: Christmas and New Year's only - 5 day minimum rental @ $300 a day - reserve early please!
. A posted wireless connection, and a computer
. Plenty of DVDs played on the small TV
. A dog friendly environment
. Works best for 4
. Is on Facebook and Twitter
WHAT ANIMA IS:
. Anima is a family-owned, very beloved place that some say, is spiritual. Your respectful use is so appreciated because everything in it, is a memory.
. A simple, uncomplicated environment
. A place of great beauty
. A place to put yourself together again, to find peace, and comfort, a place to go behind time and gather your loved ones to you.
. A left turn up the mountain for hiking
. A walk across our stream bridge to Rubezahl Ski Run - and down you go!
WHAT ANIMA IS NOT
. A one night stand
. A too tight cram of too many people or too many dogs
. A party place
. Very little kids do not work
If you don't mind not having TV reception, a dishwasher, or a washing machine , it's the place for you. There's lots of DVD's
The deck off the living room HAS NO RAILING. BE ADVISED.
Best, Isabel, Owner.
Isabel lost her Bob IN 2012. It was a wonderful marriage, full of adventure and travel of the world doing home exchanges, but we always came home to Anima. Isabel is a retired elementary, and gifted ed. teacher, writer and author of Nonno's Monkey, an Italian American Memoir. She editing her second book, Tafoya's Laundromat, much of it, like Nonno, written at Anima. She manages two homes and is the general contractor and mini-maid of all seasons. She goes to Taos to do the laundry, hangs linens, then irons pillow cases, so that's why she has that three-day minimum. She believes truly in that harmony that comes to a soul, with the beauty that surrounds Anima. She is not interested in having a dishwasher, a washing machine or cable TV. She does relish PBS DVD's, good books, music, which are all at Anima, morning Caffe Robusto with the best sweet mountain water in the world, and an excellent 5PM Cab on the decks overlooking the year-round Lake Fork Stream. It is her greatest teacher. She believes in the healing value of simplicity.
Isabel Bearman Bucher purchased this cabin in 1984
If you need peace; if you need rest; if you need to put yourself back together again - come to Anima. If you're a hiker, backpacker, a mountain biker, you will be right on a ski and trail trek run for easy access to all the above. Isabel is a first generation Italian American whose people came from the Italian Alps. She's got a little mountain in every gene she possesses, so having this place wasn't a want or need, but a total obsession. Her Italian 'comeonna my house' persona delights in guests who share her love of this space, and who become friends.
WHAT ANIMA IS: A very beloved place of peace, rest and comfort. Anima is a home, not a 'rent.'
WHAT ANIMA IS NOT:
A one-night stand
A party place
Hello Potential Guests. We're glad you found us. Don't let the pictures intimidate you about climbing mountains. There's lots to do in the valley and in the town of historic Taos. Colorado is just an hour away, as well. Mainly, Anima is a place of peace and rest. When you cross the stream on the trip-trap bridge, there's an area beside another rivulet. It's a sit-down and think place. It's a place to be thankful for your days. There's a book there, signed by many people from around the world who found "The Bench." Isabel is a writer and has tucked the story of the area into the plastic bag. Be sure to add your thoughts, your home town and date.
Isabel and Bob
The Stellar's Jay's greeted me every morning with their beautiful
Presence! The bridge, rapid water creek at your back door, FRESH air
And MOST of all, Isabel's love for her home created an environment
Of peace, solitude, honesty, oneness with our creator, and a yearning
To want to never leave....
I felt totally at home in a fashion That I have not felt since being a young boy. The stories
I read at the bench in the woods inspired me to reflect on all that is good. I have always
said that evil has no boundaries... Yes it does! Evil does not penetrate Anima
All the best for those who visit... Thank you Isabel
My family was fortunate enough to be able to stay in Isabel's cabin and we hope to return very soon! It really is a magical place! What I liked most about the cabin was the small outdoor living area by the stream that was open to anyone that might pass by. We saw a lot of ‘No Trespassing’ signs around other people’s cabins but not at Anima. My wife really loved falling asleep at nights with the sounds of the stream in the background.
Isabel, thank you!
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful in every way!!! Nature is happy that this cabin is here. You can sit on the deck to enjoy the woods, gurgling stream, birds and "peace" which surround you. You can also sit inside and note the "love" with which this cabin is decorated! May fun and friendship surround you as it did for me!!
Isabel and Bob have created a beautiful mountain retreat. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight and opens out in great room fashion on the dining and living rooms. The bedrooms are private and the large windows and decks bring the views of the mountain and the sound of the stream inside. Watch the hummingbirds or the dippers, explore for wildflowers or climb the mountain trails. This place has it all for nature lovers.
Michal Bowen NY, NY
I have been to Anima three times, and each time I leave refreshed and relaxed. The cabin is comfortable and welcoming. It has been furnished with love, care, and attention to detail. Anima is a wonderful place that allows you to be as active as you wish, or simply sit back and enjoy the serenity of the mountains.
My wife and I stayed at Anima in late September. It was beautiful and romantic. It's so quiet at night you could hear the bears pooping. We spent alot of time by the stream just soaking up the beauty. It's also just minutes away from a good jumping off point for climbing Wheeler's Peak.
. Historic town or Taos 40 minutes downhill
. River rafting on the Rio Grande 30 minutes from Anima
. Bird watching from Eaglenest Lake and the Valle Vidal, and at Anima
. Ride the Cumbres and Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad
. GREAT fishing on the Rio Grande, Anima has 2 poles to lend.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|ADDITIONAL GUEST EACH||$50|
|WINTER ONLY: snow plow||$150|
|CLEANING FEE: Dec-Jan||$140|
SUMMER: June 1-August 15: $180 per day, minimum 3 days; FALL: August 16-September 15: $200 per day, minimum 3 days; WINTER: Christmas and New Year's ONLY, minimum stay 5 or more days, $300 per day plus cleaning and snow plow fee. Maximum people: 4. Very little children need to be discussed with Isabel. Pet friendly: 2 dogs max.
First day's rent using PayPal
Payment in full one month to two weeks before arrival
Signed returned contract with refundable damage deposit of $1,000.00 mailed to owner Isabel Bucher
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.