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Victorian Casita year round and artist's residence for a winter retreat

Taos, NM, USA
  • Studio580 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bedroom 2 bath winter rental, 2 separate casitas available year round

Relax and enjoy this unique Taos landmark designed and built by

renowned sculptor and painter, Thom Wheeler.

Wake up to the sunlight streaming through beautiful stained glass windows and sit on your private decks and watch the stars at night. The landscaped gardens, fountain and nearby creek are a local attraction and have been featured on the Taos garden tour three times and the subject of numerous magazine articles.

The main residence is available for monthly winter rental.

A freestanding victorian style casita is filled with old world charm with all the modern amenities to make your visit both memorable and comfortable.

A detached one bedroom studio apartment is also available on request for an additional charge. It is on the second story, newly constructed, beautiful views. Kitchenette with refrig and microwave. Perfect for family or friends traveling together.

Keywords: Modern casita with old world charm. Filled with stained glass, marble and stainless steel kitchen, contemporary bath, laundry. Peaceful setting minutes from plaza, galleries and restaurants.


Lavinia Wheeler

Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Lavinia Wheeler

Thom Wheeler is a prominent sculptor and painter, living in Taos since 1985 when he built his castle studio and home. His work is nationally and internationally renowned and in prominent collections around the country.

Why Lavinia Wheeler chose Taos

For skiers or anyone looking for a truly Taos winter escape the artist"s personal home is available to rent on a monthly basis. The detached casitas offer a peaceful garden setting year round, to relax and enjoy the beauty of Northern New Mexico

What makes this Studio unique

An artist sanctuary, mountain views, beautiful gardens peaceful surroundings


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Detached Unit
        1 king
      • King bed


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                        Micro wave/convection oven combo
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                        Hot plate
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area


                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Music Library
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                              • Video Library


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • not suitable for children


                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • museums
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • fitness center

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • hiking trails and waterfall nearby, beautifully landscaped peaceful gardens, art gallery on property, potential for an additional studio apartment for rent.

                                                            8 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

                                                            John B.

                                                            It was a wonderful Christmas escape for my wife and me. Lavinia and Tom were great hosts. We enjoyed our time with them very much. I must also mention their two great dogs, Shelley and Scout. The property is truly unique and we feel fortunate to have experienced it. We plan to return sometime in the summer or early fall to enjoy it in another season.

                                                            You won't be disappointed here.

                                                            John A.

                                                            We stayed 2 nights here in October. Everything was perfect. They provided coffee and creamer for the coffee pot. A bottle of wine was waiting for us when we arrived. Thom and Lavinia were the perfect host. They both made you feel at home and you could talk to them like you have known them forever. Location was fantastic. I hope to make it back one day.

                                                            Don't pass up this Place!


                                                            AntonColorado Springs, CO

                                                            Truly a magical place. Thom and Lavinia are wonderful hosts. Do yourself a favor and spend some time with them.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you. Such a pleasure to share our home with such beautiful people


                                                            Melani S.

                                                            Thom and Lavania were so hospitable! It felt more like a bed and breakfast than a typical VBRO. The apartment was clean and comfortable. One downside was there was not wifi available in the room. We mentioned this to the owner and they stated they are not able to make it better, but you can access if you sit outside.... this is not a bad option because the porch is very quaint.

                                                            Lovely sweet little place

                                                            Sue A.

                                                            We have stayed in this place twice now and always look for it when we plan to head to Taos. It's a sweet quirky place on beautiful property. Deliciously comfy bed. Gracious hosts.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much. It is a pleasure to have you both as guest. Hope to see you again soon

                                                            value and comfort

                                                            Billkerrville, texas US

                                                            We loved this casita, and Thom and Lavinia were perfect hosts. The casita is thoughtfully and fully furnished, and since we do most of our own cooking while traveling we especially appreciated the excellent kitchen.Security was excellent - we had no problem leaving for the day. We both also work full-time (even while on vacation) using the internet so we were very happy with the high speed connection. You could not do better for a short or long term stay in Taos. You may want to inquire if the upstairs will be occupied while you are there - it was for a few days while we were there and while there was really no problem you could definitely hear people moving around. We will absolutely book again on our next visit to Taos.


                                                            Taos, NM, USA

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                                                            8 Reviews
                                                            Exceptional 5/5
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