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Casa Gallina's 'El Gallo Grande' - Artisan Elegance in Taos

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Located just on the edge of town in a quiet, pastoral country setting, Casa Gallina's 'El Gallo Grande' is just a five minute drive to the historic plaza.

Colorful and cozy. Comfortable and quiet. Calm and Uncluttered. Casa Gallina’s 'El Gallo Grande' is a three-bedroom, traditional, elegant, sprawling old adobe home, gorgeously furnished and supplied with more than you would expect in a vacation rental. Most guests who stay here spend more time at home than they ever expected to!

Natural mud plasters and richly colored stucco adorn the walls, arches and kiva fireplace and saltillo tiles and antique rugs are at your feet. The colors, textures and décor are true New Mexico charm.

The queen sized Ponderosa pine framed bed is fitted with fine all-cotton or flannel linens and an oversized goose down comforter and pillows.

Step out the French doors and you’re in your own private courtyard garden. Watch my flock of beautiful chickens free roam in the yard. Sit in the New Mexican sun or under the stars and drink in the magic of Taos.

Cook up a beautiful meal in the fully equipped cook's kitchen and dine at a gorgeous antique dining room table next to a wood burning kiva fireplace. Light some candles and sink in for the night.

And if you absolutely need to check in with civilization, El Gallo is completely furnished with satellite TV and a laptop computer with high speed Wifi connection at your disposal.

Your host, Richard, lives a few doors down the road to answer any questions and tend to any needs that you may have. And best of all, there are a gorgeous, well-tended flock of generous hens that provide all the fresh eggs that you'll need to cook up for breakfast each morning!

Casa Gallina’s 'El Gallo Grande' is perfect for solo retreats or romantic getaways for two, or for families or couples traveling together ... it is priced according to how many guests come ... it's not to big for two ... and it's not too small for three couples!

Stay with me here at Casa Gallina and I’ll guarantee that you’ll want to come back!

Welcome to Casa Gallina!

Keywords: Adobe, Casita, Cottage, Historic, Old, Boutique,

More Details

Richard Spera
Member since: 2004
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2018

About Richard Spera

I have been an Inn-keeper for eleven years, and adore my life's work ... read my bio at casagallina dot net ... and hear my story!

Richard Spera purchased this house in 2006

Why Richard Spera chose Taos

It's paradise! (and there's a lot of water here on the land ... I'm next to a river and have an acequia running through the land ... and for a gardener in the desert that's a plus!)


Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis


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Casa Gallina's 'El Gallo Grande' - Artisan Elegance in Taos
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Most amazing place ever!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Gallina is a little slice of heaven on Earth! It was lovely, homey and so comfortable for me and my family. Richard is an incredible host and friend. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful casita!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Gallina is one of my all time favorite places to stay. The casitas are comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated, well stocked, convenient to town. The country setting is delightful and Robert, the owner, is so attentive and gracious. He brings homemade goodies every morning and fresh eggs from his own chickens. Every detail has been thought of. I absolutely did not want to leave. I highly recommend Casa Gallina. You'll love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

For 2 guests ... prices are lower ... $250 per night (Standard Season) or $275 per night (high season) Contact me for smaller parties!

50% upon reserving .... Balance upon arrival

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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