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Introvert Heaven (East)

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Looking Uphill from the Geologic River Bed


Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Taos bungalow description


No Saturday arrivals please. We rent Fri/Sat nights together. There are 2 independent guesthouses -- a 1 bedroom / 1 bath guesthouse and a 2 bedroom / 1 bath guesthouse or both can be rented together. This is the 2 Bedroom East Wing (see owner #192043 for the companion West Wing ). There is more information and more pictures at the Introvert Heaven website (link listed below 'Links to more information').

As your host, I am not a professional innkeeper. I have this one property and a day job. I treat guests like neighbors. The guesthouses were designed to match my own nature rather than a vacation resort -- I like my digs to be private, peaceful and as close to the outdoors as I can get without sacrificing the comfort of shelter. I hope to retire here but for now it is a wonderful get-away, perfect for independence, solitude, romance, comfort, writing and so on.

We are located between Taos and the Ski Valley, 6 miles northeast of town and 16 miles west of Taos Ski Valley. There are hiking and biking trails in every direction. Not to mention winter skiing and summer rafting. The walls breathe, the heat is in the floor. No chemicals are used cleaning. The yards are fenced in with a patio and grill -- ready for you and your well behaved dog. You can't see any neighbors out the span of south solar windows that face the desert and 180 degree mountain view.

Besides big windows and long views, both guesthouses have private entrances, private fenced in yards, a well equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi, Satellite HDTV, DVD, CD player, washer, dryer, bring your cell phone. Some phones don't work here and I have an extra to lend you in that case. Your choice of organic coffee or tea is supplied. The kitchen is stocked with spices and staples. Also by arrangement: massages by Isa, 2 mountain bikes, pre-arrival grocery shopping, travel tips and general gnoshing about Taos and what we all do within our power to make our lives work better.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER BEAUTIFUL PLACE? The guesthouse is perched on the edge of a small hill and takes in the high desert geography as if it were a stage. The many windows emphasize the huge sky we are blessed with. The mountains, oh the mountains, they will continually inspire and replenish your creative juices. And don’t forget to recharge your libido. The desert always has plenty. Renew your spirit watching hawks crows play argue above coyotes slinking below. The Hot Springs hot tub is a treasure, nestled in the hillside overlooking the birds in the mornings. Then there's sunset watch and star watch. Don't turn into a prune.

WHO WOULDN’T LIKE IT HERE? You won't like it if you want to walk to restaurants or shop from here. You will like it if you want to walk your dog right out the door. There's no fireplace. I went for practical rather than romantic when building it. The East Wing has a Morso wood stove for ambiance. Once out of the yard, we're surrounded by dirt. Some of it gets inside. Critters like to be intimate. We never permanently win the battle to keep prairie dogs out of the yard in spring and summer (actually I lost control completely this summer, but they are cute) or hold back every mouse that wants to come in, especially when it gets cold. Not many bugs here though, that's a high desert blessing. The temperature swings at least 30 degrees every day.

Keywords: Guesthouse in High Desert Country

Property Type

      • Bungalow

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 1-9

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove


          • Shared Hot Tub:

            Hot tub is downhill in a private, set-aside area. It is shared by East Wing and West Wing...moreless

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Music Library
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo


          • Wireless Internet
          • Mobile Phone

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View


                  • Restaurants
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Tennis
                  • Rock Climbing


                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 20 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season2
                  Jul 1 - Oct 19, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Changeover Day: Friday

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                  Year End Holidays
                  Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 7%


                  No Saturday arrivals -- come or leave on a Friday or a Ssunday. We don't split weekends.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 08/30/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: Hello. I am a project manager / numbers type, still a busy working gal for some years yet. I suppose that's why I make a better neighbor than innkeeper which is why I keep my prices lower than comparable properties.

                  Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                  I've lived on the edge of this desert valley for 38 years. There's a lot more people in the neighborhood than there were back then, that's for sure. But the valley (100 year floodplain) is still gloriously empty. It's perched on an ancient pile of rocks at the edge of a geologic river bed that you can imagine streaming by while you're watching the coyotes trotting along the edge. There's still an underground river and the water is about 8 feet below the surface of the valley. I had this house built in 2000 as an investment and want it to be my retirement home (goddess willing). I am currently living at my old house up the street with the chickens, dogs, cats and fishes.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                  This is where I'd like to stay if I came to Taos on vacation. Comfortable and close to nature. Nothing needs to be extravagant but I'm old enough the bed has to be really good. The furniture has to be comfortable. I want a getaway, not a party. I have a busy life and my vacations are about slowing down and having time for introspection, rather than speeding up. There are many people, though, who use it as a base to go hiking, biking, running and skiing from. It's cozy, it has everything I might need to cook healthy meals without having to buy flour, spices, oil and such. I get transported just looking out the windows. No cars to look at, a few walkers with their dogs down in the valley. There's even more awe sitting in the hillside hot tub and being entertained by the semi-wild life.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: dutch, german, english

                  Links to more information:



                  • Looking Uphill from the Geologic River Bed

                    Looking Uphill from the Geologic River Bed

                  • East Wing Porch

                    East Wing Porch

                  • Living Room East

                    Living Room East

                  • Living Room Looking East

                    Living Room Looking East

                  • Queen Simmons 2nd Bedroom East

                    Queen Simmons 2nd Bedroom East

                  • Let's go Outside - View from Master Bedroom in Winter

                    Let's go Outside - View from Master Bedroom in Winter

                  • Sagebrush Hidden Hot Tub

                    Sagebrush Hidden Hot Tub

                  • Sunset in Winter

                    Sunset in Winter

                  • Entrance to East Wing Right after a Snow

                    Entrance to East Wing Right after a Snow

                  • East Kitchen

                    East Kitchen

                  • Living Room Looking South in the Evening

                    Living Room Looking South in the Evening

                  • Master Bedroom King Size Stearns & Foster Bed

                    Master Bedroom King Size Stearns & Foster Bed

                  • East Bathroom

                    East Bathroom

                  • Downtill looking South towards Hot Tub (Quail Sentinels)

                    Downtill looking South towards Hot Tub (Quail Sentinels)

                  • Rainbow Looking East from the Porch

                    Rainbow Looking East from the Porch

                  • Walk with Spanky in old River Bed (late summer)

                    Walk with Spanky in old River Bed (late summer)

                  VRBO #321197

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $130 - $200 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 08/30/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                  Speaks: dutch, german, english
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