Rural appeal yet so close to town

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
In-room dining
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Rural appeal yet so close to town

Entire home

Rural appeal yet so close to town

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Taos, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLa Hacienda del los Martinez3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarwood Museum of Art4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlumenschein Home and Museum4 min drive
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)17 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
1600 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

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

Rural appeal yet so close to town

Holiday home with hot tub, near Taos Plaza
This property is truly one of a kind in Taos-perhaps anywhere. The main house is a wonderful old adobe on two pastoral acres down a country road surrounded by trees, lawns and gardens just across the Road from the Rio Pueblo. It has a remote and private feel and yet is less than a five minute drive to the Plaza and 30 minutes from world class skiing. You are entertained by stars and coyotes at night, roosters, the neighbors' donkey and church bells in the morning and birds all day long. The house is the true essence of southwest decor. The walls have a soft, buttermilk/beeswax sheen. Dark beamed ceilings and wood floors throughout are complimented by antique furnishings, native rugs, original art and many amazing and creative touches. It is a small home, perfect for a couple although it does have a second bedroom with its own private bath for two couples traveling together. Both bedrooms have queen size beds.
Enter from the covered portal into a kitchen fully equipped for all your cooking needs. If I don't have it, you probably don't need it! You will enjoy cooking on my 1949 O'Keefe & Merritt gas stove The living room is warm and inviting. A gas log stove in the corner provides central heat, but the wood burning kiva fireplace sets the tone. Ample firewood is located in a wood box just outside the kitchen door. There is an extensive DVD video library and numerous CDs. The Roku tv offers local channels and Netflix. All you need for a quiet evening at home. In fact most guests spend more time here relaxing than they do out adventuring. The master bedroom has an antique brass and iron queen size bed with down comforters and lots of pillows and good bedside reading lights. The large walk in closet opens to a hot tub under an 60' elm tree. There two full bathrooms in the home One has a deep tub/shower. The other is a walk in shower. The second bedroom has a new queen bed. and original art.
The outdoor patio is furnished with teak garden furniture, a fireplace and BBQ grill. The yard is enchanting even in winter. Towering cottonwood trees line one side of the property above the numerous out buildings. There is a large lawn and an orchard of mature apple, apricot, plum and pear trees. The many garden beds were lovingly planted by the owner ( a professional landscaper) and are surrounded by many tall trees and a flowing acequia.
This property was once the home of Taos writer John Nichols of 'Milagro Beanfield War' fame which was written in what is now a two room guest casita (Also available for 2-4 additional guests at additional rate.) However, this property is described in virtually all of John's books both fiction and non fiction in great detail. John is a friend and still lives nearby.
There are fun and fanciful touches to delight throughout the property from the turquoise Willy's planter truck in the front pasture to the the whimsical gardens and the outdoor art everywhere. The two story tree house is a fun day time getaway for all ages. So much to explore here!
There is also a two room casita/guesthouse across the driveway with two double beds, lights and heat for additional guests. Guests here can take advantage of the two full baths inside the main house--towels and robes provided . Additional $25 per person per night by prior arrangement. Can be left at check out
For the adventurous the tree house and an Airstream trailer are delightful summer spaces. The tree house has two twins on main floor and a queen in the loft. There is a shaded deck with pasture views. It is built around a huge heritage apple tree. ($25 per person per night)
The Airstream is 1971 vintage with lots of privacy in the back pasture. Big covered porch with mountain views. The interior has been fully remodeled and has a double bed in front room and a twin down the hallway. ($25 per person per night)
***Please note that when you rent the main house, the whole two acre property is your and I do not rent out any of the other spaces during your stay. Something guests love so much about my home is the privacy.
This property has appeared in Enchanted Homes, New Mexico Magazine and Green New Mexico. It was also featured on the Taos Home and Garden tour.
As with all of my properties, this is dog friendly for well behaved dogs and conscientious owners. Dog sheets for furniture and beds provided. Mutt mitts in box on tree for clean up. $10 charge per dog per night. May be left at departure
It must be seen to be believed. It is truly magical.

Keywords: Private, yet convenient amazingly comfortable, peaceful and eclectic, fun, whimsical

PLEASE NOTE: Even if my calendar is already reserved for your dates for this home please look at Vrbo 255317, Vrbo 482097 or Vrbo 860840 all two or three bedroom homes I own in Taos.

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

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

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Hot tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Blender


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city centre
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1600 sq ft (149 sq m)


  • Casino
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness centre access
  • Golf
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Skiing
  • Sledging
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

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About this area


Located in Taos, this holiday home is in the city centre. La Hacienda del los Martinez and Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Taos Country Club and El Valle Escondido Golf Course. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • La Hacienda del los Martinez - 3 min drive
  • Historic Ledoux Street - 3 min drive
  • Navajo Gallery - 3 min drive
  • Harwood Museum of Art - 4 min drive
  • Blumenschein Home and Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 156 min drive


  • El Taoseno Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Farmhouse Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Casa de Valdez - 5 min drive
  • Guadalajara Grill - 5 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 69 out of 82 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 82 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 82 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 82 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 82 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

5/5 Excellent

Eclectic Taos Adobe
Great authentic old adobe home with wonderful outdoor spaces. Very comfortable and well-supplied indoors. Perhaps because of property’s age, could use some deep cleaning of nooks and crannies, especially in kitchen. Loved it and would return, but expect sparkle at these prices!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Charming place
We very much enjoyed our stay in this very authentic Taos home. Lovely touches everywhere...from quirky and artistic to antiques. Comfy and quiet. Close to town but feels like it's out in the country. Melissa was quick to respond to questions. We'd definitely stay again.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

very comfortable, and large
just great. didnt want to go home.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Nice and quiet stay
Our family and our dog really enjoyed our stay. The star features were the kiva and hot tub. Spending all day at the ski resort and come home with a nice fire and hot tub was really nice.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

A beautiful and relaxing getaway!
We enjoyed our time at this property. The grounds were beautiful, and the inside was cozy and unique, with furnishings and artwork that complimented the beautiful landscape. It was convenient to downtown and just 30 minutes from the ski valley. I highly recommend staying at this property for anyone planning to visit Taos!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022