The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

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2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace
2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

Entire homePrivate host

The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Mountain view
  • Fireplace
Arroyo Hondo, NM

Explore the area

  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)15 min drive
  • Popular LocationTaos Plaza25 min drive
  • Popular LocationLa Hacienda del los Martinez27 min drive
  • Popular LocationWheeler Peak Wilderness Area29 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
6500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

Riverside holiday home with kitchen and patio
This 6,500-square-foot earthship hovers next to the majestic Rio Grande Gorge and sits on an enchanted 25-acre mesa surrounded by mountains. The booking price is for one suite, double occupancy. For families and guests traveling together, the second suite is twenty percent off, no extra Vrbo fees, and Vrbo will send a payment request for the second suite after booking. Only one guest party is hosted at a time. The suites are located in the private lower building and connect to the main house's beautiful windowed living room and gourmet commercial kitchen via a grand underground staircase. Guests have full use of the living room and kitchen. Each adobe and Mexican-tiled suite has gorgeous views, a private patio, queen bed, sitting area, bathroom, mini fridge, microwave, and coffee and tea service. Access to wii-fi is in the living room and grand staircase. Hike, bike, or snowshoe magnificent trails along the rim of the gorge right out your door. A 10-minute hike will bring you to the canyon and breathtaking views of the Rio Grande 800-feet below. Mineral-rich hot springs and the John Dunn Bridge are nearby. Gorgeous sunsets and starry skies await. The Dobson House is beautifully set in nature off the beaten path. In inclement weather, vehicles with AWD or 4WD and good clearance are necessary to navigate snow and snow melt.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Brenda Wilhelmson

Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee grinder
  • Spices
  • Kitchen island


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • No lifts
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Near the airport
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Mountain biking on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 6500 sq ft (604 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children


  • Birdwatching
  • Casino
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Ski area
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; your host will greet you
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods

Access code, host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
The Dobson House--famous Taos Earthship Arroyo Hondo
The Dobson House--famous Taos Earthship Private vacation home

About this area

Arroyo Hondo

Located in Arroyo Hondo, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. Earthship BioTecture and Taos Art Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Taos Plaza. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Manby Hot Springs - 4 min drive
  • Black Rock Hot Springs - 14 min drive
  • Taos Plaza - 25 min drive
  • La Hacienda del los Martinez - 27 min drive
  • Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Taos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional) - 15 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 96 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 99 reviews
4 - Good 3%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 99 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 99 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 99 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Out of This World Taos Earthship!
This Earthship house is absolutely amazing! The location, just outside of Taos, is remote and private, and the host is truly wonderful! We were lucky enough to have a full moon night sky and a thunderstorm night sky in our two day visit. The views from the house are breathtaking, and the easy access to hiking trails is a bonus. We cannot wait to return!!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Enchanting Stay
This is a unique, enchanting home located close to Taos and convenient for exploring the area. Brenda is a friendly, attentive host. The Dobson House is well equipped, spacious, and has beautiful panoramic views. We loved it!
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Earthship Adventure
Incredible experience with beautiful opportunities for hiking and hot springs. House was very clean and unique. Owner was incredibly helpful with recommendations and very accommodating. Would love to stay again.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous home
Well worth the bad dirt road. Gorgeous comfortable house with great kitchen, views and amenities luxury. Brenda was an interesting and excellent host
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Extraordinary Stay
Every once in a while we are able to find a truly unique experience and this was indeed one of them! The house was originally built to be a two room B&B with massive rooms. The grand staircase going up to the main house is awesome. The views sitting in the main room on a hilltop surrounded by mountains is just breathtaking! We stayed three nights and two of those we wanted to get back by 4-5:00 just so we could enjoy a nice dinner (which we cooked in the professional kitchen) and watch the sunset. There's a gorgeous hike just across the driveway that takes about an hour to go down to the bottom of the gorge where you can find Manby hot springs. We had the place to ourselves for almost two hours. The hike is gorgeous and the soak is sublime. Brenda, our hostess, is very sweet and entertaining. We enjoyed our time spent with her as well and hope to come back to see her again! From all the traveling I've done (75+ countries and many vacation rentals) I can easily say this is in my top three. Book! You won't be disappointed.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022