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Artist Owned Adobe Style Home Featured On NBC's Today Show

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 & Hot Tub On Acreage

Our Casa de Suenos (House of Dreams) is an adobe style home situated on the high mesa at the North edge of Taos with spectacular views of the Taos mountains and sunsets. (Here is a recent collage of time lapse scenes from our house showing the area and its natural wonders: ) With 1,650 square feet of living space it can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people and is eclectically and tastefully decorated. There is also an in-house studio art gallery with work for sale for our guests.The two bedroom suites, which are at separate ends of the house, have new queen and king beds with plush new linens and towels. The master bath has a jacuzzi and walk in shower as well as a full bathroom next to the guest room suite. We have a futon and a new hide a bed with memory foam in the living room. And a brand new hot tub sits just outside in a private area. Our kitchen is fully equipped with newly purchased cookware, a gas stove and cook top, a full refrigerator with filtered water and an ice-maker and a large gas grill outside the door on the patio to cook while you're enjoying the mountain views. A beautiful kiva fireplace warms the living room with plenty of seating to enjoy from three plush couches as well as a large fire pit outdoors with ample pinyon wood for both. Our home is artist owned with original colorful Southwest paintings in all the rooms and many cultural touches from our world travels.

As noted,we also have a working studio and gallery of oil paintings by owner and painter Julie Nilsson. Access is with a key provided and visitors are welcome to see current work and what is available for purchase. We can assist with shipping if needed.

Additional amenities include a 42' satellite HDTV, DVD library and player, wifi internet access, iPod docking player and a full stereo system, new hot tub, new washer/dryer with laundry soap provided, iron and ironing board, toaster, micro-wave, coffee pot, porta crib and jacuzzi tub and private shower in the master bath.

As much as we enjoy the home, we love the peace and quiet of the open spaces that surround us. And you may not have really seen stars and the Milky Way until you have spent an evening as our guests. The sage covered mesa has an old road, immediately accessible from our acreage, which invites cycling, jogging or walking all the way to the Rio Grande Gorge if you like, with views of the mountains around Taos, the Jemez Mountains far to the southwest near Los Alamos and the far western horizon.

We visit our Taos home on a regular basis and as a result, it is very well maintained. We are always thinking about what upgrades we need to make - for us as well as you. We also provide complimentary cleaning service at the end of your stay but you may make arrangements for additional house keeping services by contacting our agent Wendy at Taos Getaways.

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Rozzelle
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Wendy Rozzelle

We are living full time in Colorado but, having fallen in love with Taos and the environs of northern New Mexico, we decided to build a home here in 2007. We both love outdoor activities such as hiking the mountains and deserts, camping and visiting art galleries from here to Santa Fe.

Wendy Rozzelle purchased this house in 2007

Why Wendy Rozzelle chose Taos

We discovered Taos while on a desert and canyon road trip 20 years ago. The area was instantly magical and magnetic for us and we chose the Mesa north of town for the wonderful solitude, the views of the Sacred Mountain of the Taos Pueblo and the huge sky which offers wonders day and night. (See a recent collage of time lapse scenes from our Casa:

What makes this house unique

Julie offers some of her work for wholesale prices in her studio/gallery which is open to guests. You may purchase during your stay with PayPal or at a later date.

Her website including an online store is

Guestbook comments from the manager

Spent a beautiful week in this glorious house. Everything is beautiful, so well thought out, comfortable.

Loved having early morning coffee overlooking a "popcorn" of bouncing jack rabbits and cottontails.

Thank you for sharing this spectacular home.
Jul 2015
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Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom has double sinks, lg.walkin closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Situated off second bedroom with large walkin shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , new sofa sleeper with memory foam and futon in living room
  • There are two large dressers in both bedrooms and the bedrooms are situated opposite each other in the house with adjoining bathrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
We think you will enjoy the house and it's cozy feel as much as the big beautiful wide views of the mountains, the mesa and the sky. A most quiet and charming respite with the ever fascinating Taos and it's charm just minutes away.


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Artist Owned Adobe Style Home Featured On NBC's Today Show
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 100 reviews

This was a beautiful home! Very well kept and filled with so many special touches!

  • 5 of 5

The home was a wonderful retreat! We felt very welcomed upon our arrival. The lights and TV were on along with a note personally addressed to me, welcoming us.

The guestbook was a great resource for restaurants!

From the back patio we watched the sun rise over the mountains every morning and enjoyed this area in the evenings with a campfire.

So many specials areas to enjoy! Very peaceful surroundings, yet not desolate. Close to the quaint town (about 3 miles).

The owners personal paintings were a treasure to view every day! So much character in this place! Very warm and thought out.

We stayed with another couple and felt the space in the home was perfect. Bedrooms are on opposite ends, each have a bathroom. The master suite is very roomy.

100% recommend

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your thoughtful and complimentary review of our Casa de Suenos. We appreciate the comments and hope you will return.
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More than we had hoped!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home that has all the comforts one might need to enjoy a great vacation! Location was quiet, yet ten minutes away from anything you might need. My husband and I truly loved the house itself as well as the views, and hiked daily the old road that runs from this property towards the gorge. We truly cannot say enough accolades about this rental!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Doubt About It - It truly is a slice of restorative heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the wee hours after 14 hours of travel. As we made our approach, we could see only the winding road ahead in the darkness. The wonderful agent had been in communication and left the lights burning - beckoning us into a cozy, comfy sanctuary where we fell fast asleep.... Imagine our delight when we awoke to a truly magnificent landscape! The mountains, the mesa, the glorious colour, big sky, changing weather systems, sunrises, sunsets.... we had it all! We were even there for the biggest snowstorm of the season!

The house has truly so many thoughtful touches that it makes a very wonderful home - to gaze out the windows, to sink into couches to read or watch TV/ Olympics, to cook or BBQ fabulous meals, to nap, to behold such an amazing variety of local art, to soak in the hottub and wonder at the have amazing and engaging conversations.... And that's without leaving!

It's located so close to town - full of fascinating warm people, gifted artists, galleries galore, interesting shops, wonderful restaurants - and even a local pool for water fitness. Five minutes down the road at "the junction", the shuttle to the ski hill picks up those who want to ski in one of the finest, friendliest places in North America. And just over an hour away? Ojo Caliente - the healing mineral pools that can't be missed.

Our only regret is that the weather was too cool for sitting out around the outdoor fireplace, too warm for the indoor fireplace - as we were snug as bugs in a rug! We look forward to enjoying those next time!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beyond our expectations. House situated beautifully with mountain views. Southwestern decor. Exquisitely furnished. Will book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your nice review. We hope you'll come again!
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wonderful, peaceful, special

  • 5 of 5

The owner made an effort to make everything perfect for us. It was a delightful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Hope you'll return.... Julie and Erik
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  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome, every detail thought of! Fresh air, beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for he nice review! Hope you'll come back!
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Nearest Airport
136 Miles
Albuquerque, N.M.
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Taos, New Mexico grew up in the vicinity of the thousand year old Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage site which is still occupied. At various times of the year, it is the setting for ancient dances, little changed since long before Europeans ever set foot here. The public is welcome at many of these demonstrations of lasting Native American tradition.

The town has been a mecca for artists for well over one hundred years and the town to this day is filled with an array of fine art galleries featuring works of every medium. Joining these artists through the years have been a parade of authors including D.H. Lawrence, New York bohemians such as Mabel Dodge Luhan and actors. Dennis Hopper was a prominent local celebrity after having discovered Taos when making the classic 'Easy Rider'. There are multiple music venues in town with entertainment every night of the week somewhere and wonderful restaurants from which to choose.

Our house sits on the mesa just east of the thousand foot deep Rio Grande Gorge (with the Rio Grande here having been designated a Wild and Scenic River in 1968). In March, 2013, this became an integral part of the county's newest national monument, called the Rio Grande Del Norte. It is nearly a quarter of a million acres and according to the recent proclamation, was meant to protect the sweeping and austere expanse of the Taos Plateau, extinct volcanoes including Ute Mountain, San Antonio Mountain and Cerro de la Olla, and the landscape as a “testament to the geologic past of New Mexico and the 70-million-year tectonic history of the Río Grande Rift.” Check out this great link regarding the magic of the Rio Grande country being protected at

We are also just west of Arroyo Seco, the gateway to the canyon which takes you to the Taos Ski Valley, less than 30 minutes away. The road to Santa Fe is either by the main highway - or the more historic High Road, which begins near the famous church south of town at Ranchos de Taos and goes south to the village of Chimayo, featuring the famous 200 hundred year old destination for Easter pilgrimages, Santuario de Chimayo. Along the way are many small mountain villages, including Truchas where Robert Redford filmed the wonderful (and instructive) movie, 'The Milagro Beanfield War' and Trampas with its adobe church dating to 1760. West from the Rio Grande Gorge is the famous hot springs and spa known as Ojo Caliente and not far past that is Abiquiu and the 'Ghost Ranch' where Georgia O'Keefe lived out so much of her professional career and life.

Taos has much to offer the visitor, from fishing, whitewater rafting and hiking to gallery walks, fine restaurants and music. And its a place to slow down and feel the pulse of history and traditions while enjoying the beauty of what truly is the 'Land of Enchantment'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50

Rental prices:

$400/nt New Years (5 nt min)
$350/nt Christmas (5nt min)
$300/nt March spring break (5 nt min)
$200-$225/nt Regular ski season & high summer (3 nt min)
Low season (Oct 17th-Dec 18th & April 19th-June 15th) potentially negotiable ( still 3 nt min.) These prices exclude Thanksgiving & Memorial Day
A 5% service fee and a 5% Lodging tax must be assessed on all rentals
( If necessary, same day rentals can be arranged )

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.