The Dome of Vegan Events (DOVE) is for groups of vegans - or for those willing to adhere to a vegan lifestyle while visiting the DOVE. It sits on a 38-acre wildlife sanctuary within the Santa Fe National Forest near Santa Fe, NM.
Rae and JC acquired the land in 2019, and have since been steadily renovating the structurally-sound yet completely unique buildings on the 38-acre parcel of land in the Santa Fe National Forest (Southern Rocky Mountain Range). Located about 1/2 hour drive from downtown Santa Fe, the surroundings are beautiful and nature dominates the tranquil setting that nestles up to the towering ridge to the west. Only the occasional train whistle breaks through the wind swept forest.
The DOVE's pavilion will accommodate up to 30 people at a time, for day long yoga, meditation, workshops, mountain biking, hiking, nature walks and other activities ideally suited to peaceful, natural surroundings.
In an effort to use fewer resources, The DOVE has been renovated using repurposed materials whenever possible. All furnishings and artworks are gathered from yard sales, thrift stores and Freecycle. You will not find any animal products in the furnishings, linens, or pantry/refrigerator. All cleaning products used are 100% vegan and chemical free. The indoor spaces are safe for those with mild chemical sensitivity. (Those with more severe sensitivity may choose to avoid the main dome building due to a propane cooking stove and on demand water heater).
We do not feed the birds because of the many species of wildlife in the area who would become habituated to being fed. Coyotes, bears, mountain lions, foxes and many others call the land their home. We do provide continuous water and it has become a birders paradise. Well behaved dogs who get along with others are welcome to stay at The Dove and enjoy the endless leash free trails.