Hidden in a small valley in a historic New Mexico ghost town is solitude.
Spread over five acres and backed onto hundreds of acres of open desert are several of the last remaining 150-year-old adobe homes and buildings of a town time long forgot. Serving as a stagecoach stop, saloon, general store, mercantile, post office, hotel, and residences, these historic dwellings have evolved into living and working spaces for artists and creatives who seek to escape the distractions of everyday life and to focus on themselves and their craft.
You will be hosted in fully restored historic adobe buildings, where you will find yourself immersed in an authentic New Mexican habitat, while enjoying all the comfort of a fully furnished, artistically remodeled modern home.
Your host, Josh Bond, has been hosting tourists, travelers and creatives for decades, and lives on premisses. You will have all the space and quietness you need, while having someone nearby to answer to your needs, tell you stories about the rich past of the area, and help you to make the most out of your stay.
Studios and Art Spaces
Several studios and spaces are available, featuring different settings, rooms sizes and atmospheres. You will have the opportunity to choose between many old adobe buildings and a cargo container hybrid. Ancient and modern are in constant dialogue on the property, and you will be able to wander and pick up a space that fits your needs and your creativity.
Chairs, desks, tables and lightning are provided. Many other pieces of equipment and tools are available on demand.
As you work, you will see the light change through the day all the way to the golden hours of the evening, you will hear the whisper of the wind through the buildings and smell the fragrance of the desert after the summer’s rains. And at night, the sky will turn into an otherworldly tapestry of stars.
Explore the Area
New Mexico is a vibrant and diverse state, alternating high desert powerful and raw landscapes with mountains forest and an abundance of wildlife. Humans have marked this land with a rich history, bringing together native, mexican and cowboys culture – as well as the modernity of a very lively artistic community.
You will have plenty of places, foods, arts and events to experience – many of them being within a short driving distance from the property, or a perfect occasion for a day trip.
Explore the Gila Mountains, marvel at White Sands National Park, enjoy the hot springs in Truth or Consequences, take a trip to Marfa, Tx, discover Santa Fe and the one of a kind Meow Wolf museum… or just follow the historic stage coach road starting from the property and admire the dramatic scenery, just a few minutes out of your door… Possibilities are endless.
The Artist In Solitude Creative Development residency allows time, space, and solitude to artists, writers, actors and creatives who seek a retreat. A residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and for up to eight weeks. Residency fees depend on length of stay.