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Vacation in one of Taos' earliest adobe homes, located in La Loma Plaza, designated as a National Historic Landmark. Walk to the galleries and restaurants or enjoy a totally Taos experience in the recently renovated, La Loma Chica, with wood floors, huge vegas,hand-made rugs,talavera tile and original art from some of the areas best artists. Enjoy Georgia O'Keefe's light as you rest in your private courtyard filled with wonderful New Mexican flowers. Stroll across the plaza to the La Loma Plaza's original private chapel, St. Antonio's where special religious ceremonies are still held.
Your retreat was built in 1796 when some of the earliest settlers, ventured away from the original plaza to form their own protected outpost. This feeling of serenity still exists, providing privacy and intimacy without sacrificing the ability to walk to everything!
Enter Casa La Loma Chica's private rear courtyard, through the kitchen's French doors opening onto your flagstone patio surrounded by a handmade latilla fence. Relax in the hot tub and the enjoy your dinner prepared in your fully-equipped kitchen as you relax in the handcrafted flagstone courtyard and wrought iron table complete with a market unbrella.
If your stay is longer, Casa La Loma Chica is equiped with full laundry facilities. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed outfitted with the finest linens. The adjoining bathroom is inviting with talavera tile and Ralph Lauren Egyptian cotton towels and handmade soap and antique vanity.
Casa La Loma Chica is a perfect setting for your romantic getaway. You'll appreciate the details found everywhere...folk art, fine paintings, authentic architecture in a historic home.
Spring, 2015 Apr 1 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer, 2015 Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall, 2015 Sep 9 - Dec 17, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas, 2015 Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016 5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are higher for holidays and Spring break. Highest rates are for Christmas season.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Many guests have enjoyed creating 'art' in the back courtyard. Wonderful space and great light!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Kate Culligan and Josh Comfort have lived in Denver for over 30 years owning and managing rental properties as a side- line to their professional lives. They have a Brady Bunch of kids-with Josh’s four kids and Kate’s two. She is a former Marketing and Promotions executive with Clear Channel Radio and has recently started a consulting practice specializing in career development. Josh is an Architect with extensive historic renovation experience, and has been a prime mover in the revitalization of Lower Downtown Denver, which is now filled with lofts and restaurants, many designed by Josh. A short 4-1/2 hour drive away, Taos offered a dramatically contrasting experience – inner city life in a burgeoning metropolitan area versus an ambling pace in a culturally complex small town.
Their Taos adventure began six years ago during a weekend getaway taken to replenish themselves during a particularly challenging period of their lives. Little did they know that a Sunday stroll down Morada Lane would result in a signed contract to purchase their first “unloved” but charming historic property, Casa Manana. The property had been empty for over a year and lacked adequate plumbing and electrical. But Kate and Josh saw through the overgrown courtyard and fuchsia pink walls to see the great “bones” of the property. After an extensive year- long renovation, they were hooked! Five years later they discovered La Loma plaza with its beautiful location on a hill overlooking the town. The private chapel and charming 200- year old homes were enticing and Casa Loma Chica was born.
Why the Owner Chose Taos: We were visiting Taos for five years before we even discovered LaLoma Plaza. It is a hidden gem-one of the original neighborhoods, quiet and yet close it. The private chapel and beautiful casitas that surround the original plaza are magical.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The casita has a gated front and back courtyard perfect for outdoor dining. Many of the art pieces in the casita are offered for sale.