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Mabel's Casita - Gorgeous Restored Historic Adobe-Walk to the Plaza

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Tucked away on a secluded hilltop plaza that dates from 1796, you'll find Mabel's Loma Grande Casita (named for famed Taos matriarch, Mabel Dodge Luhan). The beautifully restored casita has a kiva fireplace in the mysterious bedroom, which was inspired by original textiles from the Yucatan. The living room is framed by huge viga logs, nichos and a wood-burning iron fireplace. The retreat is filled with hand-made rugs, talavera tiles and wood floors. The casita has everything you'll need- a fully appointed kitchen, laundry facilities and a charming outdoor courtyard, perfect to enjoy the famous Taos sunsets. Relax in the cedar hot tub or try your hand at some 'plein air' painting. The restaurants and galleries are a short 3-block walk. Some of the wonderful art pieces are available for purchase.

Keywords: Casita

More Details

Owner
Josh Comfort
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Josh Comfort

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 eight 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 and Mabel's were born.

Josh Comfort purchased this house in 2004

Why Josh Comfort chose New Mexico

We love rescuing historic properties and LaLoma Plaza is one of the hidden gem's of Taos. The plaza is one of the earliest settlements in the town with its own chapel and private plaza. The character of our casita was irresistable...the thick adobe walls, huge vigas on the ceiling and the location was perfect. We spent one full year rennovating it and have loved every minute. Since then, we continue to bring in new local art pieces, folk art, paintings and unique finds. Some of these pieces are now available for sale.

What makes this house unique

Mabel's is named after Mabel Dodge Luhan one of Taos' most influential art patrons of early 1900's. We have filled the casita with unique pieces of art, many of which are now available for sale. The colors of the walls are inspired by our many visits to colonial Mexico and South America...strong colors set the tone for a romantic stay.

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private courtyards filled with New Mexican flowers-great eating and lounging space

Reviews

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Mabel's Casita - Gorgeous Restored Historic Adobe-Walk to the Plaza
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
5

Peaceful and Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice little getaway... Mabel's Casita was quiet, peaceful and full of art! It has a nice front garden and back patios, with sweet hot tub. I Love this place and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little gem perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at Mabel's Casita #124. It is old Taos, a little quirky but that's part of the charm.

Good bed, charming courtyard and all around perfect for my needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Property to Experience the Taos Mystique

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for three nights for a family trip. Mabel's Casita has a great location. It's an easy 5-10 minute walk to Taos Plaza but situated off the main streets in a quiet neighborhood with lots of privacy. The home is warm, clean, and comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen where we made breakfast and lunch everyday before enjoying great local dining within an easy walk for dinner. The home itself felt like part of the Taos experience - a classic adobe structure tastefully decorated with what we assumed was local artwork. The outdoor hot tub was a perfect way to experience the clear and cool northern New Mexico nights. Taos is an amazing destination offering great dining, culture, and outdoor recreation. I'd highly recommend Mabel's Casita for an unforgettable Taos experience!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Property was clean. Comfortable. Cozy. Great location. Nice place to relax. Hot tub was great bonus.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great restful casita close to the plaza and art galleries

  • 5 of 5

We were stopping in Taos for a few nights between Colorado and Texas. Loved Mabel's Casita! The price was the same or less than a hotel but we had a living room, kitchen/dining room, bedroom plus a private patio. And there is access to a hot tub - it is shared between 3 casitas but we never saw anyone else in it. Plus it just a short walk to the plaza. La Loma Plaza is a very historic area.

We will return!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We are often in Taos/Santa Fe and this casita made it to the top of our list. A great neighborhood, close enough to the plaza and excellent restaurants (we love the eclectic Byzantium).

The space felt just right for us (2 adults, 1 child), in other places we felt we overpaid for space we did not really need. Beautifully restored and decorated, with all amenities one needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have tried to keep our prices down and our quality up...please come back again!! Kate and Josh
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Historic La Loma Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic CENTRAL Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Harwood Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Kit Carson Town and State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Community Auditorium
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Post Office

Take art and writing classes offered by many local professionals. Great walking location but within 30 minute drive to ski area. Most of original art in the casita is available for puchase.

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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$725
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Rates are higher on holidays and Spring break.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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