Renovating our historic lodge and we need your help in Taos, New Mexico, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Our Retreat at a historic Lodge is located in the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico. Our property has 18 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a hot tub, a labyrinth and a meditation path on 3 beautiful acres just two miles from Taos Town Square. We are located 30 min away from Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire Resort.

    We are a small family-owned and operated hotel. We want our guests and our team feel like family when they visit here. Roger and Albina own the property although they are not always physically present in Taos. Marina, Albina's mother, and her 2 brothers run the hotel. Albina's family is originally from Kazakhstan.

    Our higher purpose is to help people live a happy, healthy and inspired life. Roger and Albina are yogis who at some point owned 7 yoga studios in Texas.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you love the outdoors and are fascinated with the rich culture of the American Southwest, the Retreat at the historic Lodge is for you. Come live with our family in our beautiful bed & breakfast in Taos, New Mexico.

    Enjoy the outdoors, explore the art galleries and museums, soak in the natural hot springs, mountain climb, bike, hike, white water raft, ride in hot air balloons and get fed with amazing home-cooked food prepared with so much love and care of my mom, Marina.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The arrangement: room and board plus $7.50/hr for up to 40 hrs/week plus

    We are a historic bed & breakfast and retreat center in the enchanted Beauty of Taos, New Mexico. Because we are a family-owned and operated property that is almost 100 years old, our small, but mighty team needs help with the following projects. We are shutting down the lodge for November and the first 2 weeks of December.

    Dishwashing/Cooking/Kitchen Help
    General Maintenance/Painting/Woodwork
    Deep Clean the rooms at the lodge

    Taos, New Mexico is a hidden treasure tucked away from the beaten path. It is quant town, one of the oldest art colonies in the US with many art galleries, shops and museums. Taos is an outdoor heaven with numerous breathtakingly beautiful hikes in Kit Carson National Forest, Red River, Taos Ski Valley, Eagle Lake and the world famous Enchanted Circle. You can visit the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO protected area where the Native Americans have lived for nearly a millennia.

    It is run by a family from Kazakhstan. Our intent is to welcome you as our own family, as you help us renovate our beautiful historic property. Marina, the owner's mom, will be cooking delicious home made breakfast for us every morning and occasional meals served family style.

    We are looking for reliable people with high integrity.

    Once you submit your request, we will send you a questionnaire and schedule an interview with you. After the interview, you will be informed whether or not your application has been approved.

    Seva (Selfless Service) Retreat with the owner, Albina: November 18-22: you get to practice yoga (Albina has led yoga at the US White House, retreats around the world, started and expanded her yoga business to a community of 7 yoga studios in Houston, TX) and get vision and goals coaching as part of your experience.

    Workaway opportunity is available from November 1- December 15, 2019

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Russian

  • Accommodation


    You will live in our historic hotel. You might have your own room or share it with another workawayer. Our property has 18 rooms, a large dining hall, a spacious living room, a beautiful meditation path with a labyrinth, a hot tub and a swimming pool (pool is open Memorial Day to Labor Day).

    We will also feed you delicious home-made breakfast buffet prepared with so much love and care by our owner, Marina.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Things to experience in Taos:

    Numerous breath-taking hikes in Kit Carson National Forrest: Williams Lake Hike in Taos Ski Valley, Devisadero Hike outside the front door of the Retreat, El Nogal hike and so many more
    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Climbing
    White Water Rafting
    Hot Air Balloons
    If its snows, skiing and snow activities
    Day trip to Red River: hikes, restaurants, shops
    Day trip to Natural Springs (free)
    Day trip to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs (not free)
    Explore shops and galleries in Taos
    Visit Native Americans at Pueblo
    Day Trip to Albuquerque
    Day Trip to Santa Fe including the amazing Meow Wolf
    Concerts, Festivals, live music
    Connect with artists
    The Hanuman Temple

    and so much more

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    The arrangement: room and board plus $7.50/hr for up to 40 hrs/week

Host ref number: 622145337785