"My husband and I chose this home in order to enjoy the cooler early summer weather in the Taos area. We definitely made the right choice! We were not disappointed in the weather or this lovely little casa. Mary and Maggie were excellent, unobtrusive hosts, making every effort to ensure our comfort during our stay. Mountain and mesa views each morning were spellbinding; sunsets and moonrises in this part of the world surely have no equal!
The casa was very well-appointed and extremely comfortable. We felt immediately "at home" - plenty of closet/ storage space, very good kitchen prep/serving areas, and all the appliances and accoutrements we needed. The house has a land-line phone (handy, as cell service can be spotty in this part of the state). A fast internet connection, as well as satellite TV brought us into the 21st Century when necessary! The back patio is perfect for enjoying spectacular sunsets while grilling kabobs, enjoying a beverage, and/or a hot tub soak! Few homes are nearby, none are intrusive. In the high desert, even in summer, no a/c is needed. Open windows and ceiling fan keep the house cool. Room fans are provided. An added bonus is the casa's detached garage, steps away from the front or back door. The road to the house is lightly used, and we enjoyed our "neighborhood hikes" on the mesa!
This comfortable casa is the perfect home base location. Excellent shopping/dining choices abound a mere 15 minutes away in mystical Taos. Art museums, galleries and shops offer a wide selection of area artists' work. Explore and learn of the rich history of Northern New Mexico, including that of the northernmost Pueblo which gives the town its name. Majestic Taos Pueblo is usually open to the public. A short drive in any direction rewards with its wonderful, inspiring scenery. Taos Ski Valley Road thru Carson National Forest winds first through the artistic shopping village, Arroyo Seco. Small national forest campsites are located along Ski Valley Road; pack a lunch, be prepared to pause for a restful picnic along the Rio Hondo (A few restaurants are open in the ski valley during summer months.). Admire canyon vistas all the way to the terminus at Taos Ski Village, within an hour's drive from the casa. This is New Mexico: take your time, enjoy the ride! If whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande is appealing, Far Flung Adventures is just a few minutes away.
Each day was a pleasure. Thank you so much, Mary and Maggie! We shall return!"
Guest: Sue C.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 13, 2015