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Newly Relisted! Sweet Guesthouse on Gated Compound!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Located on the historic 'HIGH ROAD TO TAOS', the guest house is on a private gated compound with beautiful mountain views. Only 4 miles to the Taos Plaza, close enough for easy access to all Taos museums, art galleries and restaurants, but far enough to avoid the noise and congestion of in town living. The house features a wood burning fireplace (wood provided for short term rentals), viga beamed ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile floors, and Mexican tiled shower in the bath. Kitchen is small but fully equipped and waiting for you to come out and enjoy the beauty of Taos and the surrounding areas! Fresh flowers, muffins and coffee will await you when you arrive. Enjoy them peacefully on the patio, or in the cozy dining area. (New Keurig Brewer....bring your favorite K-cups!)

Guest house is furnished for short term rental and located just one mile from the entrance to the Carson National Forest, a great spot to start a bike ride through the mountains or to historic Pot Creek. Trail maps will be provided to start your trek!

Coming to ski? Guest house is conveniently located (on a paved/plowed road) approximately half way between Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu Ski resort.

Thinking of moving to Taos or building a home here? Come stay for longer term, get to know the area, the people, and enjoy the unbelievable blue skies of Northern New Mexico!

Keywords: Guest Cottage, 4 miles to the plaza, close to all ski areas!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

Why Betty chose Ranchos de Taos

I have lived in several states, but came here on a motorcycle trip and decided THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO RETIRE! I have a small studio on site where I work on mosaics. This is a magnificent location to set as a central point for day trips for UNBELIEVABLY beautiful scenic rides! Skiers....the house is centrally located between Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu Ski Resort. Come check it out!! You wont regret it!


Ranchos de Taos Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Newly Relisted! Sweet Guesthouse on Gated Compound!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice. The perfect place to come "home" to after a day of exploring Taos. There is so much to do and so many good food joints to eat at in Taos, but my husband and I found ourselves ready to be back in our (Betty's) little adobe house sitting on the couch by the fire! Betty is so accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We will DEFINITELY be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ciara! Hope to see you all again in March!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a free-standing guesthouse on the gated grounds of a private residence. Well located and very private. 5 minute drive to Taos, yet still in a quiet rural area. Excellent easy access and parking. Cable TV and broadband Wi-Fi. Good cell reception. Separate bedroom, living area, small full kitchen and bath with large shower and reliable hot water. Everything was in good repair and worked flawlessly.

Betty is a great hostess who met us on arrival, then gave us great privacy. Delicious fresh blueberry muffins were in the kitchen on our arrival, along with bottled water, K-cup coffee and fresh flowers. Pantry had lots of what we needed (salt, sugar, cooking oil, etc.) so check on what's already there before going to the store. We arrived just after a rainstorm, and the hollyhocks were blooming 4 feet tall all around the guest house, with hummingbirds buzzing around during morning coffee on the porch. Nice patio with BBQ grill and outdoor table with seating for 4. Great trout streams in the Sipapu area just 20 minutes away. The guesthouse and grounds were meticulously clean, and the house was well supplied with everything we needed, so we had an easy, excellent and comfortable stay with no worries. Enthusiastically recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glen Rose, TX

Wonderful place to stay! Very quaint and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made a quick trip to Taos to ski. We loved this place. The reviews were spot on. Betty was a fantastic host! She greeted us with delicious cookies upon arrival. The casita was conveniently located right in the middle of both ski resorts (Sipapu & Taos Ski Valley). The casita was nicely decorated and made you feel right at home. The bed was so comfortable, which was very nice after a long day of skiing. We would recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Betty for the use of your neat casita. Everything was just as described, even better. We really enjoyed seeing the stars at night that reminded us of those of our childhood. We would recommend this casita to anyone wanting a quite relaxing vacation. Loved Taos.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Betty's casita and agree with all of the other positive reviews. The only reason we didn't give it a 5 star rating is that the kitchen is small with little counterspace making food prep and kitchen clean up somewhat tricky. Not a problem though if you are eating out or not cooking much in the unit. We would highly recommend the casita and would definitely return to stay at Betty's if we find ourselves in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Ginger, really enjoyed meeting you and Willem. I agree with you, the kitchen is short on work space. I struggle with that in my own house as well. These places were built back in the day when families made one pot meals and tortillas on a wood stove! Will put more information related to that on my listing so as not to disappoint those who wish to cook more when they are here for longer stay's. Best regards to you both!
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Peoria, IL

Even more than expected!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying at Betty's guesthouse! It is everything that is stated in the description and more!! The pictures are good, but the reality is so much better. We loved the garden, especially the hollyhocks. The casita is close to everything but is far enough to ensure a peaceful and quiet setting. The furnishings and equipment supplied were all high quality and very clean. Betty is a great hostess. We would go back in a minute! While you are in the area, go see the Santuario de Chimayo - a very powerful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marcie and Bill! I have more guests from Illinois right now! It was so nice to meet you both, I do hope you will get a chance to come out again! My best to you both, Betty
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Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Bent Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Alley Cantina
Nearest Point of Interest
Adobe Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Michaels Kitchen
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Visitor Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Orlandos Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Damage Deposit $100

Rates subject to change without notice. Prices slightly higher on holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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