“Origin provided the perfect setting for families to share meals together and socialize while also providing luxurious, comfortable private casitas for quiet family time. Jill’s gracious hospitality as well as her sense of beauty and style are woven throughout the oasis she has created. This was a memorable getaway for our family and friends.” – Karyn A, Aspen, Colorado
Make yourself at home.
Nestled between Santa Fe and Taos, Origin comprises 145 tranquil acres in the high country of northern New Mexico. The decor is relaxed yet refined with wildflower-filled courtyards, exposed beams, tile floors, inviting furnishings and an impressive collection of fine art.
The property offers expansive views of the Jemez Mountains, the Ojo Caliente River Valley, magnificent rock formations and the famous foothills of Georgia O’Keeffe country.
Our guest accommodations at Origin include luxury private casitas and the well appointed main house and retreat space, Casa Venado. All are situated around a beautifully landscaped central courtyard on our property at Rancho de San Juan in historic northern New Mexico.
All guests, whether staying in Casa Venado or any of the four 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. Our impressive antique fireplace adds warmth and ambience to all meals. Just off the common dining area 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.
Meals at Origin.
All guests are invited to cook in our fully equipped commercial kitchen and join other guests in a shared experience of good food, inspiration and company. We also offer private catering and complimentary continental breakfast by reservation.
Commercial kitchen facilities: Abundant prep space, two large sinks, commercial dish washer and six-burner Garland range with griddle and two ovens. Guests will have space in a commercial double-door refrigerator for groceries brought on site, plus access to a large ice-maker. Espresso machine and commercial coffee makers are available for those who love coffee.
Prepare your own food while you mingle with other guests, or get creative and enjoy spontaneous opportunities to collaborate on meal preparation. Communal cooking and meals enjoyed on one of our gracious patios or indoor dining areas may well be a high point of your Origin visit. Those who prefer dining in solitude will also find the privacy they seek.
Continental breakfast: Complimentary continental breakfast is available for all guests, by reservation, between 8 and 9:30 AM each day of your stay. Breakfast offerings include a selection of fresh baked goods, granola, yogurt, fruit, smoothies, chai tea, yogi tea, coffee, milk and juice. Gourmet espresso drinks may be purchased to compliment your meal.
Catering: Private catering is now available by reservation for individual guests, couples, retreat groups and small events at Origin. A wide range of menu options will delight any palette, and we gladly accommodate special dietary needs. Please inquire when making your reservation.
Origin’s deluxe accommodations.
Our 27-foot yurt with outdoor deck is perched on a hill overlooking Windows of the Earth Cave Sanctuary and the surrounding desert. The yurt at Origin is a perfect space for yoga classes, workshops, meetings, meditation and other group activities.
Daily price: $300, includes yoga mats, blankets and back jack floor seating.
Facility: 27-foot custom-built yurt (572 sq. ft.) with deck featuring views of the sunset and surrounding sandstone buttes. The deck has a shade sail and picnic table. Maximum occupancy is 25 for yoga and other movement classes. For meetings and presentations, seating is up to 45.
For overnight accommodations or vacation rental, private events such as weddings, family reunions or parties, or for rental of the facility for retreats and workshops, please call 505.747.2374. Or email us with your requested dates.
Welcome to Origin, northern New Mexico’s luxury guest resort and small event venue. 505.747.2374