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Newly Relisted! Sweet Guesthouse on Gated Compound!

Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA
  • Guest House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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!



Member Since 2007
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 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! out!! You wont regret it!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1 Walk in shower.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Beautiful southwest sunset views of Picuris Peak area!


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Parking
                          Private gated compound with plenty of parking.
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          Wood and starter materials provided for short term rentals.


                            • Microwave
                              Full size microwave.
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Regular carafe coffee pot or Keurig K-cup pot, whichever you prefer!
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Full set of dishes supplied along with cooking utensils.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Kitchen is small with limited counter space but fully stocked for all your needs. Farm sink with dish pan and rack for washing dishes (the old fashioned way!)
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Fully stocked kitchen with pots/pans/dishes and all utensils.
                            • Oven
                              Full size oven.
                            • Pantry Items
                              A few staple items are usually available (salt/pepper, paper plates, napkins, etc.) So its always good to check before you head to the store.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size refrigerator / freezer.
                            • Stove
                              Four burner stove top.
                            • Toaster
                              Four slice toaster.


                                • Dining
                                  Four seat dining table.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      HD TV Top 250 Dishnetwork Channels (includes music channels).
                                    • Stereo
                                      Dish network music channels!
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen HD TV.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Stone patio with umbrella & table for four.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Breakfast porch with beautiful mountain views.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Beautiful rock garden with Holly Hock's galore!
                                        • 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

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          31 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          You can’t go wrong!

                                                          Donna N.

                                                          Let’s start by talking about Betty, the owner. She welcomes you to her property with fresh flowers and pastries from Michaels. She is warm and welcoming. If you need her help, she’s there. If you want your privacy, it’s yours.

                                                          Now about the house. It’s perfect. It’s charming and comfortable. I was looking at a

                                                          VRBO in the downtown area and had a hard time deciding whether to stay at Betty’s house or the one downtown. I ultimately decided on Betty’s house and what a great choice. It takes less than 10 mins to get to the downtown area. And when you come back to your home, it’s quiet. And the stars are beautiful! I was sad when I left

                                                          Will definitely stay there again!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much Donna! Please do come again..I hope to be able to take in a hike next time! Must get in shape of course first!! Enjoy the rest of your time off!

                                                          Enjoyed Our Second Stay!

                                                          Mary B.

                                                          This was our second stay at this lovely guesthouse. It is just what we wanted for exploring Taos and the surrounding area. The casita is newly re-decorated with lovely furnishings and is comfortable and clean. It is a joy to sit by the fireplace in the evening and relax after a day of exploring. The owner, Betty, is available if needed and is most knowledgeable about the area. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and for the little things - the pastries from Michael's Kitchen and the beautiful flowers you had on our arrival. We look forward to another Taos visit.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you so much for your kind review Mary. I look forward to seeing you and Bill again on another trip to the Southwest. Very good to see you again. Best regards! Betty

                                                          Amazing Getaway!

                                                          Shawna T.

                                                          We loved meeting Betty and staying at her little casa. She's thought of everything to make you feel at home. The cabin is clean and beautifully furnished. It's on her gated property so we always felt safe. She has the perfect peaceful getaway. I highly recommend.

                                                          Absolutely beautiful!

                                                          Ciara H.

                                                          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!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks so much Ciara! Hope to see you all again in March!

                                                          Great place to stay!

                                                          Jim J.Dallas

                                                          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.

                                                          Wonderful place to stay! Very quaint and cozy!

                                                          Kayla W.Glen Rose, TX

                                                          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!


                                                          Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA

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                                                          31 Reviews
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