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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.
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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!
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.
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.
Here’s a popular Airbnb cabin that’s great for up to three guests and near the Gila National Forest. It’s on a property with wildlife and has a full-size bed, sleeper sofa, small table and chairs, small fridge, microwave, and coffee pot. However, it does not have a full kitchen. There are hiking trails here with great views, a fire pit below the bunkhouse, and also access to the sauna if you arrange with the host. Other included amenities for your stay here include Wi-fi, breakfast, free parking, and a dedicated workspace.
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.
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.
This two-story log cabin is next to the Airbnb host’s home and in a semi-rural community that’s 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. It’s a wonderful place to be for hiking and biking, and it has a fully equipped kitchen too. Guests enjoy having their own deck here and being so close to outdoor recreation. The dark night skies here are perfect for viewing the stars. Up to five guests can stay here and use the two bedrooms and one bath.
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.
It’s fun to stay in an Airbnb in Albuquerque to get to know the city better, especially when you can be in the heart of Old Town. This adobe is on a quiet side street a block from the Old Town Plaza entrance and three blocks from the Sawmill Market. It is a Southwest-style home with original artwork and a hot tub to soak in. You’ll love being close to the Bosque bike trail and the many museums and restaurants in the city. Pets are allowed with a $10 fee. Up to four people are welcome to stay in this guest suite that has one bedroom and one bath.
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.
For a farm stay experience, consider this Airbnb that works well for up to four guests. It has one bedroom and one bathroom and is 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The space has a kitchenette, full bathroom, and private entrance on a five-acre horse property. It’s a lovely way to experience the beauty of the high desert and enjoy 360-degree views of the mountains, sunrises, and sunsets. There are two rental properties here, so the patio and pool are shared for both rentals. The sleeping arrangements at this rental are a queen-size bed and a sofa bed.
A popular glamping Airbnb in New Mexico is this one with a wood-burning stove that’s off-grid and rustic. It’s on a 6,800-foot mesa with endless high desert views. The artsy town of Madrid is just three miles away to explore. This rental comes with a small kitchenette, propane stove, drinking water, and an open-air outhouse. Pets are welcome here for an additional $10 fee. The community kitchen and outhouse are shared. Come here to unwind and unplug with some hiking and a unique experience.
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.
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.
This camper Airbnb is a fun one to be in while you’re in Albuquerque for a retro vibe. It’s on the property of sculptor Ed Haddaway and has a bathroom you can use just a few steps inside the main home. It’s an affordable and popular Airbnb with a couch that turns into a comfy bed. It also has a stove, oven, sink, and icebox. You’ll be in the city with mountain views and also have Wi-Fi and lots of cute touches inside the space. Pets are allowed here.
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.