Origin - Casa Venado

One King and Two Twin Beds

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Guests 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2.5


This unique hacienda style, desert sanctuary offers guests the much sought after opportunity to reacquaint themselves with their deep origin of stillness and wholeness. As you rediscover the miracle of your own inner peace, you will naturally attune yourself with the biorhythms of the adjacent desert oasis and its various other inhabitants. The transformative power of the high desert of New Mexico along with the rich cultural and spiritual tradition of this 147 acres parcel of land adjacent to the original San Juan Pueblo will help all guests melt and unfold as they reset their nervous system. Anchored by the inspiring and unique Ojo Caliente sandstone buttes, the sacred history of this land beckons both soulful explorations and high adventure. Guest will bathe in the expansive skies and may soak in the world renowned geothermal hot springs of Ojo Caliente, just 10 minutes away. Those seeking to ground and reconnect with wholeness and healing will marvel at the harbinger of transformation and magic on this property, a hand-carved cave by world renowned artist Ra Paulette. Just one moment in this awe inspiring work of art, called Windows of the Earth, will leave a lasting and indelible impression of beauty and possibility. Ra Paulette’s sacred chamber of transformation expounds the power of stillness and sound healing potential. The luxurious accommodations, inspired by an old world Spanish hacienda design, consists of 4 guest “casitas” surrounding a central courtyard and an adjacent main house with common areas and abundant outdoor dining areas and patios. This 5,700 square foot property provides many different options for those seeking solace or adventure in this celebrated high county desert playground between Santa Fe and Taos. The private gated community offers a unique and protected glimpse into some of the most notorious countryside in the area, known as Georgia O’Keefe country. Deep blue skies, one of a kind sunsets and serenity prevail as you make yourself at home in this veritable still point, surrounded by neighboring river valley and towering mesa tops. All will find inspiration, whether they are intrigued by local petroglyphs, hot springs, hiking, biking, art tours or historic study of native inhabitants of the valley. Abiquiu Lake calls to outdoor and fishing enthusiasts as does the nearby Taos Ski Valley. Fine dining and opportunities for art aficionados present themselves just a short 38 miles south in the City of Santa Fe. Fill up your senses and your spirit with an enchanted stay at Origin.
Casa Venado
Grace and serenity prevail as guests sink in deeply to the peaceful abode of the main living quarters at Origin. The main living quarters of this Northern New Mexico sanctuary like no other, can sleep up to four guests. Know that you will find expansive sunset views from the master bedroom appointed with a luxurious king size bed gazing out to a private, West facing patio. From the sitting room with bamboo floors and an intimate table for two, prepare to watch the sun working its way across the badlands in the morning light, or marvel at the setting sun’s display of vibrant colors. A large glass French door wall with small panes separates the relaxed but elegant living room, with a Kiva fireplace for chilly nights. The living quarters adjoins a second bedroom with equally stunning views of the badlands and Western NM skies. This bedroom has two twins that can also be made into a king if the guests desire. Frette linens and all season down comforters will insure a heavenly stay, one you may not wish to end.
The master bathroom displays a large walk-in shower with mesa views and a vented ceiling heater to keep your temperature comfortable. A large walk in closet will provide ample room for guests’ belongings. The second bathroom enjoys a shower as well, with beautiful tile work and a separate room with vanity. 
All guests will enjoy the expansive and fully appointed commercial kitchen, as aesthetics and functionality intertwine with aplomb. Enjoy cooking on an 8 burner commercial Jade range or hire some lucky chef or caterer to indulge your party if you wish. An indoor grill is sure to delight all those who enjoy culinary exploration!  The wonderfully tiled kitchen opens to a private dining room with an antique trostero. The private, dining patio graces the North side of this special accommodation. Enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over Black Mesa and marvel in the view of the sandstone butte that houses the sanctuary, by renowned artist Ra Paulette- Windows of the Earth
An exclusive entrance allows guest to enjoy quiet time and a sense of tranquility, while an adjoining door from the master bedroom may be opened to partake in communal spaces and interaction with other guests when desired. 
All guests, whether in the Casa Venado or any of the 4 private casitas, enjoy use of the common living room with extra high ceilings and beautiful beams. A stunning fireplace on the uniquely earthen plaster walls provides warmth and character to the large gathering space. Suede sectional sofa and reading chairs will delight all who seek solace or conversation here. The common dining area seats up to 16 guests and benefits from an antique fireplace sure to provide warmth and ambience to all meals. Just off the common dining area you will find a high ceilinged armada covered in a very special and established wisteria vine. A peaceful porch swing for three guests will entice your party to spend much time on this peaceful patio, whether dining or enjoying the company of other guests. 
Windows of the Earth Sanctuary
Return to your point of origin by entering one of the most stunning and transformative spaces
within Mother Earth herself. World renowned cave artist Ra Paulete has created a one of a
kind initiatory grounds bored into the center of a sandstone butte that will re-acquaint us all with
our psyches and deep sense of connectedness. You will literally feel the grounding as your feet
connect with the sand on the floor of the cave and all your senses take in the glory and wonder
of the hand hewn artistic expression of universal spirit and beauty. Caves have long
represented profound environs of initiation and re-cognition of our deepest and most primal and
seminal selves, our juncture of creation. At Origin, you have the opportunity to meditate, chant,
or experience sound healing in this harbinger of connectedness and metamorphosis. You may
simply wish to enjoy the magnetic allure of this truly inspired artistic sanctuary as a work of art.
The graceful and sweeping sculpted high ceilings of each chamber juxtapose the expansive
views from the 20 foot glass windows. Notice how the natural light steams in to illuminate the
intricate detail and beauty of the natural chairs and benches and altars throughout. Gaze into
the mirrored “pools” to see your true nature. Undoubtedly, you will never forget the experience
of this cave and will leave with a profound and renewed sense of all that is possible, when one
is aligned with inspiration and true creative forces!

All information, photos, and details listed are proprietary property of the Sanctuary's Owner and is not available for distribution.


The main house may be leased individually or with its accompanying Casitas:
Casita Acoma
Casita Black Mesa
Casita San Juan
Casita Santa Clara


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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Season Start End Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Month Min Nights
Holiday Season 201912/15/20191/4/2020 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550  7
Mid Season 201910/1/201912/14/2019 $500 $450 $450 $450 $450 $500 $500  4
High Season 20196/1/20199/30/2019 $500 $450 $450 $450 $450 $500 $500  4
Low Season 20191/5/20195/31/2019 $500 $450 $450 $450 $450 $500 $500  4
Holiday Season 201812/15/20181/4/2019 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550  7
Mid Season 201810/1/201812/14/2018 $500 $450 $450 $450 $450 $500 $500  4
High Season 20186/1/20189/30/2018 $500 $450 $450 $450 $450 $500 $500  4
Low Season 20181/5/20185/31/2018 $500 $450 $450 $450 $450 $500 $500  4
Holiday Season 201712/15/20171/4/2018 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550 $550  7


Reviewed: Nov 30, 2015
I was amazed at the beauty of the surrounding area with the majestic sandstone mountains, beautiful sunsets, and native plants. This serene atmosphere can be enjoyed from anywhere in the resort. The large casitas are the most beautiful accommodations you can imagine. The heavy massive beds, huge jet tubs, and romantic wood-burning fireplaces are just the start of the amenities. Our room offered comfy terry robes, unlimited use of a selection of natural healing oils, and mini-bar area with a microwave and coffee maker. Perfect for staying in and relaxing. The patio off the casita also had my favorite thing of all...two-person hammock! Just simply a fantastic place to relax and enjoy life. The main house was gorgeous with a spacious dinning area, large living room, and elegant bedrooms, all with magnificent views. The most unique feature was the two fully-stocked professional restaurant-style kitchens! The group of friends I was there with really enjoyed cooking and drinking wine in such a spacious playground! We experimented with all types of cuisine then ate in the elegant dining area. Resort also includes the famous Ra Paulette majestic hand-carved sandstone cave. An unforgettable experience you will be anxious to share with your friends! I highly recommend this resort! We were here for a Birthday celebration, but it would also be great for a reunion, special celebration, or just the perfect getaway! Thanks, Marilyn M Oro Valley, AZ November, 2015
Reviewed: Sep 30, 2015
My recent stay at Origin proved to be an incredibly nourishing experience. I was welcomed with open arms by the incredible visionary Jill and her skilled and lovely Innkeeper Jai Jot. Their invitation to explore the sacred lands and beautifully appointed Inn immediately made me feel right at home. From the diverse collection of crystal singing bowls to the handmade felt meditation rugs I was introduced to a place of healing and purpose that I didn't want to leave and long to return to. The living piece of art on the property, a limestone cave by artist Ra Paulette is nothing less than a sanctuary of transformative energy. It offered me the opportunity to experience a peace of mind and clarity that had been enshrouded by the business of my daily life. Origin is a New Mexico destination with so much to offer and so much more to come. Stacy from Santa Fe, NM Sept. 2015 Casa Venado


Origin “Windows of the Earth” Sanctuary Visit Policy
Tours are Available by Appointment only on:
Monday 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am
Friday 5:30pm
Saturday 10am and 6pm
Sunday 10 am and 3pm

To Reserve a Tour: (505) 747-2374 or email - [email protected]

Fee: $25.00/person adults, children under 12 free, limited to 10 participants at one time. We consider this a donation that will be solely used for trail maintenance and, maintaining, operating and caring for the sanctuary.
Requirements: A waiver must be signed by all visitors. Everyone should be fit enough to climb the unsteady, steep, railless 1/3 mile trail up to the cave. If your guide determines you are not physically fit enough to make it safely up to and back from the Sanctuary they will ask you to wait in the shade at the main lodge. Please wear sturdy hiking/walking shoes, and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and a feeling of reverence.
Restrooms: There are no facilities up at the Sanctuary. Please use the restrooms in the main lodge before leaving on the tour. Average tour time is 90 minutes.
Photography: Pictures maybe taken outside the Sanctuary. No pictures inside will be permitted.
While visiting the Origin property for a tour of Windows of the Earth Sanctuary, please observe the drug free, alcohol free and smoke free environment. No alcohol and no drugs are permitted on or before the tour.

All information, photos, and details listed are proprietary property of the Sanctuary's Owner and is not available for distribution.

Learn more about the artist, Ra Paulette on his website:  http://cavediggerdocumentary.com
Photos provided by Katie Johnson

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