The Dome of Vegan Events (DOVE) is a retreat center for small 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. Construction is expected to be completed in December of 2020.
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. 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 will accommodate about a dozen people at a time, for up to week-long yoga, meditation, workshops, mountain biking, hiking, nature walks and other activities ideally suited to peaceful, natural surroundings. We anticipate booking groups in spring 2021!
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.