Our research is editorially independent but we may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

20 Coolest Airbnbs in New Mexico

New Mexico is unlike anywhere else, with its unique culture, interesting quirks, amazing food, and wide-open landscapes. Geographically speaking, it’s a large state with top travel destinations tucked away in the big cities, small towns, and public parks that offer beauty and inspiration at every turn. One of the best ways to get to know New Mexico is on a road trip, where you can stay in local Airbnbs along the way and immerse yourself in the local culture. Here are some of the coolest Airbnbs in New Mexico we’ve found so far.

Brand New Studio Earthship - Taos Path up to Brand New Studio Earthship
Credit: Path up to Brand New Studio Earthship by Airbnb.com

Brand New Studio Earthship - Taos

Something really unique about New Mexico is its Earthship communities, which are sustainable and off-the-grid living environments that blend into the nature that surrounds them. Taos has many Earthship homes, including this house for rent on Airbnb. One of the most unique Airbnbs in the U.S., it accommodates four guests and has two beds and a bathroom. The owner built the house himself and offers off-grid living with modern amenities in the high desert. It generates its own electricity and catches its own rainwater but also has Wi-Fi, kitchen appliances, and a high-efficiency washing machine. Dogs are allowed for a $25 fee. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and a floor mattress. It’s a great getaway with views of the mountains and starry night skies!

Cabin in Historic Upper Canyon - Ruidoso Sneak Away in the Historic Upper Canyon
Credit: Sneak Away in the Historic Upper Canyon by airbnb.com

Cabin in Historic Upper Canyon - Ruidoso

To enjoy the mountains and forest of the Ruidoso area of New Mexico, stay at this cabin for two people. It has a covered deck in front and a second one in the back, as well as a private hot tub, gas fire table, and BBQ grill. The interior has Wi-Fi, smart TVs, and Bluetooth speakers. You can view wildlife from the patios or walk downtown because it’s just minutes away. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and pets are allowed for an additional fee. Stay here to be surrounded by tall ponderosa pine trees and have easy access to the Lincoln National Forest.

Yurt Overlooking the Chama River - Abiquiu Yurt Overlooking the Chama River in Abiquiu
Credit: Yurt Overlooking the Chama River in Abiquiu by airbnb.com

Yurt Overlooking the Chama River - Abiquiu

The Abiquiu area of New Mexico is absolutely stunning with its rocky red cliffs and spiritual vibe. You can stay in this 24-foot yurt for your getaway to meditate, do yoga, read, write, or just relax in the Chama River Valley. It’s a high desert paradise with festive décor and a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. You’ll need to walk down a path from the yurt to use these facilities. You’ll sleep on new queen-size memory foam mattresses, a twin trundle bed, or a comfy couch here, as the yurt comfortably sleeps five to six people. Stay here for a rustic experience that’s cozy and near Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu Lake.

Explore Nature Trails Near a Secluded Boho Adobe - Taos Interior of Secluded Boho Adobe
Credit: Interior of Secluded Boho Adobe by Airbnb.com

Explore Nature Trails Near a Secluded Boho Adobe - Taos

You’ll love this beautiful Airbnb property in Taos that is an entire house for up to three guests. Perfect for leisure travel or remote working, it is a studio space with a bed and bath, as well as an indoor hammock and lots of natural light inside. The adobe was originally a dance studio of a flamenco artist. Today it’s a romantic getaway that’s somewhat rustic and oh-so-charming. You’ll sleep in a king-size bed here and enjoy a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, free parking, TV, and self-check-in. It’s cute, cozy, and a perfect place to unwind.

Charming Casita with Patio & Hot Tub - San Miguel Outside Space at Charming Casita with Patio & Hot Tub
Credit: Outside Space at Charming Casita with Patio & Hot Tub by Airbnb.com

Charming Casita with Patio & Hot Tub - San Miguel

Casitas are very popular throughout New Mexico and very charming separate living quarters for Airbnb guests. This casita is a 90-year-old adobe home on scenic Highway 28 that’s just south of Las Cruces. It’s in a rural setting with exposed rock walls, Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, and heating and A/C for your comfort. It’s great for two adults and can fit a third adult or child too. The washer and dryer are available for an extra fee, and the pet fee is $20 per night.

Tiny Zia House with Bikes - Albuquerque Tiny Zia House with Bikes
Credit: Tiny Zia House with Bikes by airbnb.com

Tiny Zia House with Bikes - Albuquerque

A fun option in Albuquerque is this tiny house for one or two guests that is 200 square feet in size. It’s fun to take the bikes on the Bosque Trail or to downtown ABQ from here to explore the restaurants and breweries. The bed is high off the ground and accessible via step stool. It has a kitchenette and standing shower, as well as a window A/C unit. There are growers’ markets close by to check out on weekend mornings, and there is a fenced yard for the tiny house.

Charming Casita with Patio & Hot Tub - La Mesa Historic and cute for a unique New Mexico trip
Credit: Historic and cute for a unique New Mexico trip by Airbnb.com

Charming Casita with Patio & Hot Tub - La Mesa

This La Mesa, New Mexico casita is very popular on Airbnb and offers separate living quarters on a property with a 90-year-old adobe home along scenic Highway 28. Two people can stay here and be just 15 minutes south of Las Cruces. It is a quiet country getaway in a rural setting. The interior of the casita has a kitchenette, heating, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom. The courtyard outside has a large hot tub, while laundry machines are available for an extra. Let the host know if you would like to bring a pet, and the pet fee is $20 per pet per night.

Desert Peaks Casita - Las Cruces Desert Peaks Casita
Credit: Desert Peaks Casita by airbnb.com

Desert Peaks Casita - Las Cruces

This is one of the many top Airbnbs in Las Cruces and a guesthouse for up to four people. It has one bedroom and one bath and is 15 minutes from downtown. You can relax in the hot tub under the stars, hike in the nearby mountains, or simply watch the birds when you book this space. It’s on a three-acre piece of land that is shared with the host’s home and also has a pool that’s open from March to September. The interior space has a kitchenette, TV Wi-Fi, heating, and cooling, and board and card games to play. Dogs are welcome for $15 per night, and kids enjoy the backyard here.

Private Casita at the Desert River Farm - Peralta A homestead property just south of ABQ
Credit: A homestead property just south of ABQ by Airbnb.com

Private Casita at the Desert River Farm - Peralta

Situated on a 2.75-acre homestead property south of Albuquerque, this guesthouse is a highly-rated option on Airbnb. It sleeps two people and is a casita next to an 1890 Adobe home on the same property. The uniquely shaped, round casita has a yurt-like feel and comes with a full kitchen, high ceilings, and a faucet-filtered water system. It’s a dog-friendly casita when you pay a pet fee, and climate-controlled for year-round comfort.

The Thunderbird Tiny House - Mountainair Surrounded by the Cibola National Forest on all four sides
Credit: Surrounded by the Cibola National Forest on all four sides by Airbnb.com

The Thunderbird Tiny House - Mountainair

You can have your own tiny home experience with a stay at this Mountainair, New Mexico Airbnb. It is a tiny house located on Thunderbird Ranch and about 13 miles west of town. It is surrounded by the national forest and is one of several vacation homes for rent on the property. This is a secluded spot in the mountains and among hundreds of acres of land on which you can hike. It closes for the winter season and typically opens up by around the first of April. It’s an off-grid tiny house, so keep in mind that you will not be able to use electrical appliances here. Four people can sleep comfortably in the tiny house’s queen-size bed, single bed, and couch.  

Windhorse Farm River Retreat - Ribera A tranquil sanctuary by the river
Credit: A tranquil sanctuary by the river by Airbnb.com

Windhorse Farm River Retreat - Ribera

Up to three people can book this Airbnb cabin in New Mexico, which is in a hidden valley on the Pecos River. It is a 45-minute drive from Santa Fe and a 20-minute drive from Las Vegas, New Mexico. The rental is a studio-style space that has been renovated from an old Adobe cow shed. It has original wooden plank floors, a new roof with skylights, a comfortable queen-size bed, and two futons. Make sure to bring your own groceries because there are no stores right in the vicinity. However, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful place featuring views of the majestic Glorieta Mesa.

The Junkyard 2.0 - Alamogordo Remodeled, cute, and close to lots of things to do
Credit: Remodeled, cute, and close to lots of things to do by Airbnb.com

The Junkyard 2.0 - Alamogordo

Here’s an Airbnb rental in Alamogordo that is cute and comfortable after a day out exploring New Mexico. The rental home is 20 minutes from White Sands National Park, 30 minutes from Cloudcroft, and one hour from Ruidoso. It has a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, electric skillet, and coffee maker. From the home, you can walk to the local zoo, tap rooms, grocery stores, and Old Town Alamogordo. The sleeping arrangements are a king-size bed and sofa bed in the bedroom and another sofa bed in the living room.

Hummingbird Haven, Casita Colibri - San Lorenzo Hummingbird Haven, Casita Colibri
Credit: Hummingbird Haven, Casita Colibri by airbnb.com

Hummingbird Haven, Casita Colibri - San Lorenzo

Hummingbirds thrive in New Mexico, and you can likely see a few between April and October when you stay at this casita that is located between City of Rocks State Park and Lake Roberts. It works well for three adults or a couple with two small children. The space is pet-friendly, includes breakfast and snack items, and is in a rural area with dark night skies to see the stars. Stay here to be near hiking trails and have close proximity to the river.

Turquoise Trailer with Sunsets and Llamas - Santa Fe Outside Turquoise Trail-er
Credit: Outside Turquoise Trail-er by airbnb.com

Turquoise Trailer with Sunsets and Llamas - Santa Fe

A unique place to stay to enjoy the arts and culture of Santa Fe is this trailer at a llama ranch. It offers a vintage camping experience in a 1971 travel trailer with a private deck and mountain views. It is a serene and romantic spot that’s west of the city. The trailer really is adorable and cozy even on cold desert nights. Your stay here includes a kitchen, Wi-Fi, breakfast, and air conditioning too.

Mountain Yurt for Solo Travelers - Arroyo Seco Lit up Mountain yurt for the solo traveler
Credit: Lit up Mountain yurt for the solo traveler by airbnb.com

Mountain Yurt for Solo Travelers - Arroyo Seco

If you’re exploring New Mexico on your own, consider this cute and affordable yurt with a full-size bed, mini-kitchen, and high-speed internet. It’s just 10 minutes from Taos Ski Valley and close to hiking and biking trails too. You’ll love being in this yurt, which is separate from the owner’s cabin and has a separate bathhouse that’s shared and right behind the yurt for flush toilets and running water. This is a cozy and welcoming place to stay in a forested area; however, it isn’t suitable for kids under 12 and doesn’t allow pets.

Jim's Dream - San Antonio A remodeled home near the wildlife refuge
Credit: A remodeled home near the wildlife refuge by Airbnb.com

Jim's Dream - San Antonio

Located near the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Jim’s Dream is an Airbnb home for rent that accommodates up to four people. It has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, and it is surrounded by a high fence for privacy. The home has front and back porches and a backyard area that is great for dogs. You’ll enjoy a quiet stay here and feel right at home in the kitchen and living room. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other one has a double bed. The pet-friendly rental also has parking under a carport.

MoonFlower Rentals - Yurtastic, Estancia A roomy yurt for a glamping-style stay
Credit: A roomy yurt for a glamping-style stay by Airbnb.com

MoonFlower Rentals - Yurtastic, Estancia

This Airbnb rental is a four-season yurt that is 26 feet in diameter. It offers a glamping experience and is located just 45 minutes from Albuquerque. There is another Airbnb rental on this same property called Moonflower Casitas – Stairway to Heaven. This yurt, however, can accommodate up to eight adventurous people because it has four comfortable bunk beds with blankets and pillows provided. The yurt also comes with a fire stove to keep warm, a crock pot, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a grill, dishes, pans, and a toaster. There is a separate room for the bathroom and laundry facility since the actual yurt does not have running water. It is also situated on 22 acres of land and has an onsite labyrinth.

Casita de Sánchez - Los Lunas Beneath the trees of the Rio Grande Valley
Credit: Beneath the trees of the Rio Grande Valley by Airbnb.com

Casita de Sánchez - Los Lunas

Nestled beneath the trees in the  Rio Grande Valley, this casita is near Los Lunas city center but also gives guests a countryside experience. Four people can stay here and sleep on the king-size bed, two sofa beds, and a couch in the bedroom. The eclectic casita has a New Mexican style and also the serenity of a Native American hogan. You’ll be close to I-25 here, making it easy to get to Albuquerque in just 30 minutes. You can arrange for a yoga session in advance on the property and enjoy the latilla-fenced backyard. The property also has a bonsai greenhouse, Zen garden, and goat pens to add to the calming vibes.

Cozy Casita - Tularosa Stay in this small village while exploring the broader area
Credit: Stay in this small village while exploring the broader area by Airbnb.com

Cozy Casita - Tularosa

Located on the south end of Tularosa, this casita sleeps up to four guests in a studio space with two beds and one bathroom. You’ll be in a small village of about 3,000 people and enjoy a dog-friendly space with lots of natural light and quiet days. Many people stay here to be close to White Sands, Cloudcroft, and Ruidoso. The casita’s interior is well-insulated and has climate control for hot desert days. There is a kitchen to cook your own meals and a patio to sit outside and relax. There are two dogs living on the property that enjoy spending time with visitors.

400-Square-Foot Studio - San Rafael Everything you need here to be comfy and cozy
Credit: Everything you need here to be comfy and cozy by Airbnb.com

400-Square-Foot Studio - San Rafael

This studio Airbnb rental is perfect for one or two people and comes with a queen-size bed, walk-in shower, closet with storage, chair, 32-inch TV, Wi-Fi, and Netflix. You can access a kitchen area with basic appliances and use the large desk for eating or working. If you need a rollaway bed, the host can provide one. Guests can park in the large driveway and shoot hoops on the basketball court in front of the main house. Pets are allowed at this Airbnb rental.

Travel Deals

Roundtrip Flights to Paris - Super Saver Up to 50% Off

$197+

9-Day Historic Cities of Eastern Canada Tour

$2958+

Air & 7-Day Dreams of Dubai Guided Tour | Save $500

$999+

Explore Anchorage's Local Flavor: Dining, Pubs, more

FREE

Ireland | 10% Off Guinness Storehouse w/ IRE10UP

$30+

7-Day Tuscany Culinary Holiday | 50% Off

$2399+

Up to 15% Savings on Last Minute Ireland Vacations

$1653+

Unleash Your Wild - Discover Anchorage Today

VISIT

United Airlines Sale | Roundtrip Worldwide Flights

$165+

N. Europe Cruises | Up to 40% Off + Credit up to $100

$699+

$150 Off Ireland Packages w/ Airfare & Rental Car

$858+

Save $400 | 10-Day Ireland Rail Tour - 4 Destinations

$1399+

7-Day Northern Ireland Guided Tour w/ Airfare

$1599+

Fourth Night Free this Summer in Delray Beach, FL

BOOK

Special Summer Price | 8-Day Luxury Croatia Cruise

$1590+