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Charming Adobe Cottage in Idyllic Setting. Artist's Getaway.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our casita is located in the neighborhood of Taos known as Canon, a charming agrarian community that is in close proximity to downtown Taos. You can spend the day skiing, going to museums, the plaza, the Taos Pueblo, The Rio Grande gorge, white water rafting, gallery hopping and fine dining; then retreat to your hideaway for replenishment.. If tomorrow you desire a more mellow day, walk out the door into the Carson National Forest, set up your easel. or enjoy a few hours in our organic garden.

The casita, situated on two beautiful acres, is a one bedroom (queen size Tempurpedic mattress)/ one bath with a fully provisioned kitchen and lovely living room. It is tastefully appointed with many pieces of art by local artists. The floors in the bedroom are Saltillo tile and the living area has warm wood floors.

Although we list our casita as sleeping 2 people, we probably could accommodate a young child.

Keywords: 1 bedroom casita, wonderfully appointed, 1.5 miles east of the plaza and bordering the national forest, organic garden for your appreciation. Equidistant to both Angel Fire and Taos Ski Valley. If serenity is your cup of tea, you can fill it here.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About The Owner

We have lived in Taos for 30+ years and in this location since 1986. I am a designer/ builder and built the casita you will be staying in as well as the main house. I am an afficianado of architecture, especially of the indigenous architecture of Northern New Mexico and try to hold true to that essence in my building projects.

My wife, Melissa, is a master gardener, basket maker and all around artist whose canvas is life. She is also a very humble person who will probably think that I am embellishing her a bit much. I'll let you be the judge.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1986

Why The Owner chose Taos

Our property is in close proximity to the heart of Taos and near the Carson National Forest. We are located equidistantly From Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire Ski Resort (approximately 20 miles). Taos Country Club(open to the public) is eight miles South.

What makes this cottage unique

If a peaceful retreat is what you are after then come to our casita. We are at the end of a dead end road that is near the Carson National Forest ( great year round hikes). In the summer months we have bountiful garden. My wife and I are long term residents of Taos and love to share what we appreciate about Taos and the surrounding areas.


Taos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
Our property is in a very quiet location with walking access to the national forest. The owners are master organic gardeners and love to share their appreciation of gardening and the surrounding environment.


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Charming Adobe Cottage in Idyllic Setting. Artist's Getaway.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Ranchito Deluxe

  • 5 of 5

I lovely little casita in a peaceful and tranquil setting. It could not have been more perfect for me. Ed and Melissa have thought of everything to make your stay more enjoyable. The casita is fully equipped with all you need to be comfortable for a day or a week. Close enough to Taos to enjoy all the town has to offer yet far enough away to enjoy nature and relax under the stars. I highly recommend this place for a get-away and hope to return again and again! I could not have had a better experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Leslie for the kind review and we do hope that you will return.
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay for a single or couple. Surrounded by flowers and vegetables this peaceful setting is just a short drive to the Plaza. The art work located throughout the casita reflects the excellent taste by the owners to make you feel right at home. I already planning a repeat visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable adobe on beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and relaxing place away just minutes from downtown, yet minutes from everything!

Beautiful grounds to explore, and Ed and Melissa are gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elgin TX

Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place that is in town but far enough from all of the traffic and noise then this casita will take care of that. Both Melissa and Ed are great hosts and they will welcome you when you arrive. The casita has everything you will need to make it an enjoyable stay. I just wish I could have stayed longer but I do hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cruz for the great review. We hope you return next summer
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Delightful in every way

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with Melissa and Ed for the month of June while I was looking for an apartment in Taos. Everything about being at the Casita was wonderful. It is immaculately clean, beautifully and creatively decorated, with a wonderful bed, in a seemingly "rural" pastoral setting that was actually 5 minutes from the Plaza. Melissa and Ed could not have been more perfect hosts. I had plenty of privacy as the Casita is set a bit away from their home yet they were there to help me on a number of occasions when I needed it. Melissa's gift of cookies was a true treat in every way as she was once a professional baker. I didn't want to leave -- it made house hunting a very difficult task when each day I compared to being at the Casita Deluxe! Thank you both. XOXO

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonya for being such a delightful guest. Ed an Melissa
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Wonderful winter stay

  • 5 of 5

Very lovely place! Hostess was wonderful. Goodies awaiting us upon arrival and warm showing. The stay was just perfect. Good water and ambiance. Thanks for the perfect winter stay and getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Charlie, for the glowing review! We hope you will come stay with us again.
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Although our property is on Brehl Lane, we do not enter on Brehl Lane but use the driveway 120' to the west(closer to town) called Baca Lane. Go down Baca Lane almost to the end and you will see old farm implements and a sign that says Ranchito Deluxe. Turn right there.


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