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Shop, Ski from artist's old adobe 'tween Taos/TSV. View, dog OK!

Arroyo Seco, NM, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, (or cottage, or cabin) 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

First PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAP. They have us located the wrong place so far. We are located on the triangle intersection at the top of the map they show.

if this property is booked please check our casita listing #16035 on the same property! Thanks!

NOTE: dog policy at end :D

This charming rental is cradled at the foot of Taos mountain between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road. MyHouse is quiet, private, and a truly special experience. This authentic restored 1000 square foot adobe is a local landmark, with a spectacular 360 degree view over the mesa and back towards ski valley. A beautiful 15-minute drive up to the ski lift, 5 minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a beautiful 20-minute drive back to town!

This artist's home is very colorful with lots of original art. It features an old kiva fireplace as well as a woodstove (if you know how to use it) and we also have radiant heat, skylights, saltillo tile floors, a sensational bathroom and a high old viga beam ceiling in the living room. Sit on the large portal (porch) in the front to enjoy the cool breezes, or on the charming patio off the kitchen with it's firepit and special view out over the Valdez Valley.

The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view to the West and the sunset over the mesa. A handmade mullioned window adds special interest -- really comfortable furniture, lots of good books, a satellite TV with over 100 channels and wireless internet.

You'll sleep peacefully in the intimate, romantic, charming bedroom -- it still has an old hand-painted paned window typical of original Taos houses, little nicho with a special light, an old dental cabinet for some of your things, a large closet and a really comfortable queen-sized bed.

As you can see, our bathroom is very special too. We think you'll love it!

Our check-in time is 3:00 and check-out is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!

Pets: The house has a private entrance and huge, separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs* (see note). Sorry, no cats though.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION: We have a 3-night minimum. We are not often home to answer the phone! Thanks.

*dogs must be housebroken, people! No peepads. No pooping in the house! I can't believe I had to say this.

Keywords: Casita,ski,view,vacation,dog,quiet,home,writer,artist,yard,paved,adobe,old,landmark,historic


ann cole

Member Since 2002
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About ann cole

I'm a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.

ann cole purchased this Cabin in 1999

Why ann cole chose Arroyo Seco

The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcomng curves. History, romance, an old neighborhood, and astoundiing views.

What makes this Cabin unique

I fell in love with this place because I walked into the living room, saw the window my parents had in their house in 1929, and was home again! You'll feel at home as well.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Bed (1) Nummy!


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                We have a sweeping view over the mesa, the Valdez valley, and east towards the mountains.
              • Rural
                A quiet and peaceful setting 20 minutes from Taos Plaza and the ski valley. Yet restaurants and shops are only 5 minutes away in Arroyo Seco!


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Mobile Phone
                            Verizon works here sometimes :D
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Fireplace
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                            radiant heat in floors and wood stove
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                            A huge yard -- you can park anywhere!
                          • Telephone
                            We have a land line. You'll need a card to make long-distance calls unless you use your computer! If you have Verizon it will work kind of here.
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            The washer and dryer are in the bathroom.
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Wood Stove
                            We have directions for the woodstove if you want to use it. it's great in the winter and heats the whole house! We have radiant heat, too, though!


                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                                some pantry items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • Music Library
                                        There are lots of music channels on the satellite TV.
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            The patio is off the kitchen.
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            We call it a 'Portal.' A long porch looking over our huge yard and extraordinary view.
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            We have a small patio and a huge apricot tree off the kitchen.
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            We have an outdoor fire pit but we can't always burn because of fire danger. Be sure to check.


                                              • not suitable for children


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                44 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Terrific, charming home, spacious yard, convenient.

                                                                Lamar J.Austin

                                                                Great host, charming home, beautiful views, huge fenced yard for doggie. We’re coming back!

                                                                Amazing Place!!!!

                                                                Steffanie S.

                                                                This place is amazing! My husband and I come to Taos every year for our anniversary and we usually stay in a bed and breakfast. From now on this is our place! It was more than perfect. The location is peaceful and close to both hiking and town. The yard was amazing for the dogs. The place is decorated like New Mexico with beautiful colors that remind you of the paradise you are in. Our only complaint is that we have to leave!

                                                                Thank you so much Ann, for sharing your place with us! We are extremely grateful and will be back again and again as long as you rent it out!


                                                                Awesome Getaway!

                                                                Tara H.

                                                                It was a great getaway spot for a few days! We really enjoyed It! Beautiful scenery!

                                                                Great place with easy access to Taos and the ski valley

                                                                Lance M.

                                                                Great views, great shower. Awesome base camp for hiking trip.

                                                                Peacefull and relaxing getaway

                                                                Debbie D.Aurora, CO

                                                                My wife and I, and our two dogs, spent four days here. It was the perfect place to get away from it all, and relax. The view from the couch, looking out the large picture window, is incredible. We spent a great deal of time just looking out at the view while we sipped our coffee in the mornings and our wine in the evening. The dogs loved exploring the fully fenced yard, and we could relax and watch them from the rocking chairs on the porch. The kitchen is well equipped, and rest of the house is nicely furnished and very comfortable. This is a great place to unwind, enjoy nature and the beautiful landscapes of New Mexico. Ann, the owner, was very helpful throughout the process.

                                                                Lovely place off the beaten path

                                                                Pauline J.

                                                                We were initially a bit apprehensive upon our arrival, but once we settled in, we could see why there were so many great reviews. Dos Caminos is homey, clean, and relaxing. The linens were top notch and the bathroom is adorable. The bed was a bit hard for our liking, but that's just a personal preference. Sleeping with the windows open was lovely - there was a cool breeze each night that wafted across us as we slept. Extra touches like shampoo and lotion were much appreciated! The views out the big picture window were amazing and we watched as storms rolled across the mountains and canyon each afternoon. The location is remote, yet it's not far from Taos or the ski valley... and we loved visiting Arroyo Seco and Taos Cow (great ice cream)!

                                                                We didn't see much in the way of hiking opportunities anywhere close, although we saw people walking on the road (but it's very narrow & we didn't risk it), so relaxing on the porch was the way to go for us. The dogs enjoyed their bit of freedom in the fenced yard and loved lounging on the big window seat (when they could beat me to it!).

                                                                Thank you, Ann, for sharing your lovely home!


                                                                Arroyo Seco, NM, USA

                                                                Taos Pueblo, historic old town, over 85 art galleries, 5 museums, and a unique multicultural environment. Movies of course, and lots of music venues.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee

                                                                We love to have you and your dogs and we don't require a deposit for good ones! (Up to a max.of two.) We have a $55 weekly cleaning fee.

                                                                We require a 50% deposit when you book. The balance is due when you arrive. Deposits will be refunded with 2-week notice OR if we can rebook your nights. For stays 3 weeks or longer we require 4-weeks notice.

                                                                44 Reviews
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