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Historic charm of old Taos with modern amenities. Very best location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Larger side of duplex with two bedrooms, one bathroom. Two extra twin beds.

Traditional Taos home built by Pueblo builders for renowned Taos artist Charles Reynolds and his wife Ruth. Home is furnished with original antiques and paintings from the era. It is located on a quiet tree lined street, walking distance from Kit Carson Park, historic Taos Plaza, and many galleries and restaurants. The large, shady front porch has a view of Taos Mountain, and the Pueblo of Taos, oldest inhabited village in North America, is less than two miles away. The world class ski resort of Taos Ski Valley is a twenty minute drive north, and the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge, with whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and hot springs, is even closer. Come immerse yourself in the real Taos, with it's amazing natural beauty and it's unique cultural influence, unlike anywhere in the USA. The larger side has two bedrooms and a day bed in the living room, and one twin in its own cubby, and one full bath. Prices listed are for the larger side of the duplex. If more space is needed please let me know. Likewise, if your group is small you may want the smaller apartment. Please take a look at VRBO #969436 to see the other side of this duplex. It has one bedroom with a queen size bed, and two twin beds. It sleeps four comfortably. For larger parties of up to ten the entire home can be rented.

Keywords: Hacienda, Adobe, Historic, Pueblo, Traditional Authenticp

More Details

Laura Haas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Laura Haas

The hacienda has been in our family since it was built in 1945 by our grandparents, Charles and Ruth Reynolds. He was a painter who was drawn to Taos, like many others, because of it's amazing natural beauty, as well as it's unique cultural aspects. The Reynold's also had an art gallery on Kit Carson Road, and his work is still shown in galleries in Taos and Santa Fe. People often comment on the 'old world' charm that the house embodies. It has a comfortable elegance, with the modern amenities included.

Laura Haas purchased this house in 1945

Why Laura Haas chose Taos

This is our family home, built before we were born. We feel exceptionally grateful to have inherited it from our grandparents.

What makes this house unique

As the sun sets on a summer evening, you can hear the Taos Pueblo people singing and drumming from near-by. Their dances and festivals, in each season, are practically at your front door. Visitors are more that welcome to come and see the Deer dances in winter, San Geronimo day in the fall, and to experience Taos from an historical perspective. Sitting in front of a roaring pinion fire in winter, surrounded by original Taos art and furniture, is truly and enchanting experience.


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • I bathroom with Mexican tile tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen bed (1) Double Bed (1)Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This home offers true old Taos ambiance with modern features for your comfort and enjoyment. The location is exceptional, one block from the famous Micheal's Kitchen, and the Taos Ale House. Many galleries, shops and museums are walking distance. In the summer you can sit on the porch and hear the Taos pueblo people singing and drumming. An unforgettable Taos experience.


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Historic charm of old Taos with modern amenities. Very best location!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Welcoming spirits

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this home the moment we walked in the door. I knew it was special when I found it in the listings, but my husband had no idea what he would find. He carried our bags in ahead of me and rushed out to tell me that this was going to be a wonderful time. Many thanks to our host.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you and your husband had such a splendid time! It is my pleasure to share this very special Taos experience with folks like you all, who can really appreciate it. Please tell your friends, and come again!
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Christmas Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas in this cozy, homey rental. The house and location provided all we needed for a great stay in Taos; easy walk to the plaza and nearby restaurants. There was great reading material and much to look at. We discovered something new each day of our stay. It was great sitting by the fire, staying warm within the thick adobe walls and feeling like we were in a relatives home while they were away. Will definitely plan to book again for a comfortable vacation in this lovely Taos rental. Thank you Laura! You were a wonderful hostess!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous and magical house in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

More than a wonderful REAL Taos house. Perfect location and Laura was just right as a host.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed staying with us. And thanks for your kind review! It was a pleasure to host you and we would love to have you back one day.
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  • 5 of 5

location was perfect...loved the house on a quiet street, great walking to everything. Lots of charm. easy check in and very happy with the entire stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So charming that I wanted to move in.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights here over Labor Day weekend with one of my girlfriends, my mom, my toddler, and my mom's friend from Albuquerque who came up for one night. Beautiful and unique on the inside and out - there were all sorts of interesting things for my little girl to look at and explore. Very spacious and a quiet location that we were all able to relax in. I would say that having only one bathroom would be the only negative, but it wouldn't keep me away as we would absolutely go there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So enjoyed hosting this lovely group of ladies. It's such fun when the guests are loving the home as much as this group did. They are welcome back any time!
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Very nice with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights on our summer vacation. Clean and very spacious for our family of 4 plus a small dog.

The house (duplex, with a large parking area and plenty of privacy) is very Pueblo like, which felt just right for a New Mexico visit. Tile and wood floors. Comfortably furnished. There were heaters but due to the construction of the house we never needed to use them even though nights were in the 50s.

Pros included a fully enclosed yard so our dog could run and play, well stocked with towels and some consumables, including in the laundry, and reliable internet.

Easy walk to town and the square. Very very close to the Taos Ale House and Burger Place.

Owner was communicative and accessible, though we never had any issues that needed to be addressed.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Taos Brewery
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Lamy, NM
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Michael's Kitchen
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: not necessary

Our home is located two blocks from Kit Carson Park where every summer great music festivals happen. Michael Franti will be here in September of 2017. Alabama Shakes and Mumford and Sons have performed in the past. We have two other locations for great music, KTAOS Solar Center and Taos Mesa Brewing. Arts and crafts festivals occur regularly, and the Wool Festival is ever fall.

The Taos Pueblo has wonderful events throughout the year. Christmas Eve and San Geronimo Day on September 30 are famous. The public is invited.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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