Artist's Adobe Casita 'Tween Taos/Ski Vly Dog Ok View, Charm(47 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Casita, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) NO smoking
Note: dog policy at the end :D
The casita (this listing) is located on a high ridge between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road with a spectacular view of the Valdez Valley. An authentic old adobe casita, it's serene, quiet and private. Only 15 beautiful minutes up the mountain to the ski lift, five minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a lovely 20-minute drive back to town!
Adjacent to an artist's home, the casita features TWO kiva fireplaces, skylights, saltillo tile floors, and an old viga beam ceiling - a typical Taos adobe! And a large portal (porch) to enjoy the cool breezes and the awesome view. It has it's own laundry room and it's own, fully-equipped kitchen. Honestly, you can pay a lot more and not find a place as wonderful!
(See the floor plan by clicking on the 'FLOORPLAN' link which follows.)
The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view of the valley and mountains, a signed kiva fireplace built by a local legend (this 73-year-old Hispanic genius - a grandmother - climbed on the roof with a chainsaw to cut the hole for the chimney!), and a satellite TV with over 100 channels. A single futon in the living room is available for sleeping, as is the couch and a large window seat (banco).
A complete laundry room comes with washer and dryer, a fullly equipped kitchen with colorful Mexican tiles, a romantic bedroom with down comforters, a queen-sized bed and a kiva (traditional New Mexican fireplace). The casita has it's own entrance and a separate telephone line so you can be very quiet and private.
This old home is a local landmark with a wonderful view out over the Valdez Valley to the Sangre de Cristo mountains from two covered porches.. wonderful for writing, painting, or simply getting away from it all.
Our check-in time is 3:00, checkout is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!
Pets: The casita has a private entrance and separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs.*(see note). Sorry, no cats (our good dog will eat them).
Smoking: There is NO SMOKING in the casita.
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.
Member since: 2002
- 900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Bed (1) fireplace
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning $55
- Tax Rate 7.125%
We love having you and your dogs (up to two) and don't charge a pet deposit for good ones!
There is 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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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5 Museums, more than 85 Art Galleries, great restaurants, historic homes, Taos Pueblo. Beautiful scenery. Great for artists, photographers, writers, poets.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Do you like my self-portrait? I'm a former D.C. lobbyist, a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn one weathery afternoon, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.
Why the Owner Chose El Prado, NM, USA:
The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcoming curves. History, romance, old legends, an historic neighborhood, and astoundiing views.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The casita was originally a workshop with a primitive bedroom and bath. It was so much fun creating a unique, special, evocative place to relax and be inspired. Old adobe is magical. The magic rubs off -- you'll see!
Links to more information:
Our wonderful bedroom window in the casita.
The casita's warm, inviting living room with a comfortable futon for snoozing.
Another view of the casita's living room . . .
the beautifully-tiled kitchen (I did it myself!) in the casita . . .
The mexican-tiled bathroom in the casita is cozy and charming.
The casita's yard and it's beautiful view across the Valdez valley
The casita in summer ...
A beautiful place to paint, hike, write, relax . . this, just around the corner!
looking west from the road
The arroyo seco church 5 minutes away.
the banco looking towards the road
The CASITA in Winter . . .
Check out our other rental, MyHouse, VRBO 138474 on the same property!
Good books to read . . .
The Casita's quiet, romantic bedroom with kiva fireplace sleeps two.
from the casita bathroom into the living room . . .
the comfortable portal (porch) of the casita provides many relaxing hours. . .
autumn in the valley
a few casita paintings
this one is hanging by the fire
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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