Mabel's Casita - Gorgeous Restored Historic Adobe-Walk to the Plaza(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
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Member since: 2004
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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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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.
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 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.
Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Handcrafted gate entry to 1796 adobe, with Historic La Loma Plaza symbol
Comfortable relaxing in Living Room, TV/CD's, original vigas overhead
Truly original art pieces adorn the casita, much of it FOR SALE!
Hand-carved Mexican furniture for your morning cafe
Spacious separate Bedroom with Kiva display and Closet
Private landscaped courtyard with cozy eating and reading atmosphere
Casita filled with light from Entry Couryard through to Private Rear Courtyard
Enjoy your 'old school' wood stove but with baseboard heating
Contemporary Kitchen in 'Old Mexico' style, full equipped
Your roomy Bathroom with antique vanity, and more ART!
Romantic Bedroom inspired by the Mayans and the magical Yucatan
Enjoy Taos's crisp air by relaxing in your cedar-clad hot tub, day or night!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 18, 2017
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