New Mexico, U.S.



Art&Soul in NEW MEXICO, United States

Desert Mountain Retreat is available for a minimum of 2-4 weeks+. Situated on a high bluff above the Rio Grande. Great walks in wide open spaces, and down into beautiful canyons straight out the front door. Secluded, yet only a few miles into the eclectic town of Truth or Consequences (TorC), NM, US where you can enjoy several natural hot springs and soak in the mineral baths, see impressive art galleries, eat great food, listen to live music at the brewery, and visit the bookstore, grocery and gift shops, cafes.

Open, Hacienda style architecture with doors that open out onto large, covered patio. Private walled garden, and cool breezes (along with great AC!) provide luxury, beauty and comfort in the high desert of southern New Mexico, US. Located in the exclusive Rancho del Lago area of Champagne Hills. Only 3 miles from Elephant Butte Lake and 8 miles to the Hot Springs district of Truth or Consequences (TorC)!

Private location, with neighboring homes walking distance but allowing for a serene and peaceful homestay. Caretaker is available as needed, only 15 mins from Desert Mtn Retreat. 8 mile drive on beautiful paved road into TorC, where all amenities can be found.

This Hacienda, in the Spanish and American southwest Pueblo style has luxury and elegance along with amazing natural beauty in the miles and miles of scenery, viewed from the covered veranda. There is ample room to create–with a large studio space, desks, sinks, easels. Music area in the large gathering spaces within the home, and large dining and TV areas. The bedrooms are spacious and the entire place is air conditioned to provide comfort during the hot desert days! Nighttime and early mornings, when it is pleasant outside are great opportunities to watch the sunrise and sunsets from the patio!

To participate in this residency program, all artists, emerging and established alike, are invited to complete the application process. The link to this application form is at the end of this page…scroll all the way to the bottom. There are no restrictions regarding the type of work produced during the residency, however the studio space is primarily set up for 2 and 3 dimensional visual artwork. 

This is also a wonderful place for writers, musicians, dancers, actors…as there is ample room to create with desk, tables, large and open spaces!  The setting is perfect for uninterrupted creative time, with room for an individual and/or couples/partners.  Residencies at DMR (Desert Mountain Retreat) are private, which means there are no others onsite during the stay.


To view our “Photo Album” of Desert Mountain Retreat, please click on the link below:

Art&Soul: Desert Mountain Retreat




Sun May 19 — Sat June 1
Sun June 2 — Sat June 15
Sun June 16 — Sat June 29
Sun June 30 — Sat July 13
Sun July 14 — Sat July 27
Sun July 28 — Sat Aug 10
Sun Aug 11 — Sat Aug 24
Sun Aug 25 — Sat Sept 7
Sun Sept 8 — Sat Sept 21
Sun Sept 22 — Sat Oct 5
Sun Oct 6 — Sat Oct 19
Sun Oct 20 — Sat Nov 2


Sun June 2 — Sat June 29
Sun June 30 — Sat July 27
Sun July 28 — Sat Aug 24
Sun Aug 25 — Sat Sept 21
Sun Sept 22 — Sat Oct 19



$760 total cost for 2 weeks

$1,280 total cost for 4 weeks

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