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Romantic Getaway close to Sipapu and Ft Burgwin. Within Carson Nat'l Forest

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stylish 1 bedroom with large living room sleeps 4-13 when combined with #470527

This 1-bedroom casita (small house) has a very large great room, beautiful kitchen and bathroom . The focal point of the great room may be its beautiful kiva style fireplace, but the wood ceilings with their large vigas will impress you! This room is very comfortably furnished with a large leather couch and easy chair. For children or extra guests, the daybed sleeps 2. Guests sitting in the conversation area will enjoy being close to the fire. Dining table has 6 chairs. The kitchen has beautiful marble counters, gas range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and is fully equipped for all your baking/dining needs. The bedroom has a queen bed and its own little stove to keep you warm and toasty. The bathroom has a large, marble-walled shower.This unique home is perfectly located for mountain activities. Forest roads give easy access to hiking and biking trails in the summer. In the winter, you can enjoy cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing or ski at Sipapu (20 min drive), Taos Ski Valley(45 min drive) or Angel Fire(45 min drive). The house is 10 minutes from the intersection of HWY 518 and HWY 68 so it is an easy drive into either Taos or Ranchos de Taos for shopping and sightseeing. You'll enjoy exploring art galleries, shops, museums and restaurants. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge offers a bird's eye view of the river far below--but hold the railing if you are afraid of heights! Local companies offer hot air balloon rides and rafting trips along the Rio Grande. Plan on visiting the Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site. Casita Santos is located on the scenic high road between Santa Fe and Taos. You will be thrilled by the magnificent vistas unfolding before you as you take this drive. You'll want to stop at the historic adobe churches along the way and you must stop to visit the Sanctuario de Chimayo in Chimayo. Chimayo is also a perfect stop for lunch at the Ranchos de Chimayo Restaurante. Relaxation and peace may be the most wonderful opportunities this home offers. May rent this in combination with our listing #470527

Beverly Rains
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Beverly Rains

Native Oklahomans, we live and work in Tulsa. We manage real estate and provide legal services to the oil and gas industry. We reared 5 children, 4 of whom still live in Oklahoma. The 5th is off in WA.

Beverly Rains purchased this house in 2010

Why Beverly Rains chose Ranchos de Taos

We added this wonderful casita to provide more room for our expanding family and also to have a home for smaller parties to stay in.

What makes this house unique

This inviting home gives you a real taste of southwest style! You'll love the kiva fireplace and the beautiful wood ceilings thoughout the house. You'll be close to the mountains, but only a short drive into town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us to stay at your place. We really liked the house

and you keep it very nice and cozy. The location was quite convenient for

us too.
Mar 2014
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Ranchos de Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large shower, marble-topped sink cabinet, linen cabinet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed. Large closet. Heating stove. 3 windows and door to outside. Wood-beamed ceiling.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Romantic Getaway close to Sipapu and Ft Burgwin. Within Carson Nat'l Forest
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 8 reviews

A great place to relax!! Lots of added touches that make this a great place to escape to!

  • 4 of 5

Clean, extra comfy and well maintained property. Private location and back patio area are perfect in design and a place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, we're so glad you had a relaxing stay! Enhancing relaxation is our major goal with the casita. We want our guests to have everything they need for the perfect NM vacation!
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Everything was exactly what I was told it would be! No hidden surprises!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful and clean casita about 6 miles from Taos. The owners made this an easy experience and we were pleasantly surprised how nice the property is! So clean and upkept very well! I would recommend this property to anyone headed to Taos or Santa Fe.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, so glad you enjoyed your stay! We keep the casita in great condition so it's easy for our guests to relax and forget the rest of the world!
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Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

The casita was great. It has a very open living/dining area and nice furnishings. The kitchen is also well equipped. We had a great weekend skiing and this home is very convenient to Sipapu. It also works well with the main house if you have a larger party. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon, we're always so glad to hear that our guests had a good time and we look forward to your return visit! Beverly
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Cozy Casita

  • 5 of 5

Our family took a spur of the moment trip to check out the New Mexico skiing. The casita was absolutely lovely. It was built with updated finishes and was just perfect. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything one would need to cook meals. My kids are picky when it comes to food so that was great for us. It is a guest house to a bigger residence on the property which I hadn't realized but wasn't an issue at all. We especially enjoyed the fireplaces and we liked being a little outside of Taos village as it was pretty crowded. It didn't have a washer/dryer which would have been nice but our stay was 4 days so it worked out. Beverly was very helpful with suggestions of what to do and where to eat. We were even able to text her when we had an issue with wifi and she responded immediately. I would definitely recommend the casita.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, we're so glad your family selected Casita Santos for your trip. We have plans for installing a stacked W/D in the casita. Also, our internet provider is installing fiber optic in our neighborhood so we expect to get our more reliable connection soon! We hope your family will come stay with us again!
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! We enjoyed coffee in the mornings on the back patio and the hot tub in the evenings. Town was very close by, so we could go shopping and site seeing whenever. This cabin was a perfect get away and very homie!:)

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time, Salida! We also love having our morning coffee on the patio. The air always smells so fresh its just a great way to start a new day. And, really, could there be a better way to end your day than stargazing from the hot tub? Thank you so much for being our guest at Casita Santos.
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What a Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

What to say about this Casita? When we were looking at the pics and description it sounded wonderful but no reviews made us a bit leery. Knowing how we felt I think it’s important to write a review.

I can say without a doubt this is a great place. We live in Dallas and the drive out was pretty easy. The Casita itself is right off hwy 518 and just a couple hundred feet past SMU Fort Burgwin (easy to find Fort Burgwin in Google Maps).

The Casita is massive compared to any hotel suite you would ever stay in. The great room is huge with a couple couches, dining table, another sitting table, TV and really cool fire place. The kitchen is well appointed with pretty much everything you have at home. The master bedroom and bath are both nice sized and easy for two people to share. Finally there’s the back private garden area with a couple lounge chairs, table and chairs and most important a private Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi worked very well and appears to be brand new. There is a 5 ft stone fence surrounding the garden so you have complete privacy.

So that’s the basics. What hasn’t been described is just how beautiful and well done they made this Casita. The fit and finish of the building itself is very nice. Huge wood beams in the family room. Really nice looking granite in the kitchen and bathroom. The furniture throughout appears to be handpicked and each is unique and interesting. Personal tastes and preferences vary but this place just feels like New Mexico to me and I wouldn’t change much if it was my own property.

Beverly the owner was extremely helpful with advice and tips on things to do before the trip. She even answered a few questions while we were there.

There is another Casita a little ways down the property owned by the same people. But other than a shared parking area you have no idea the other unit exists. We never once heard or saw the other guests except in the parking lot.

For the amenities, comfort, location and price I don’t think you will find a better choice in or around Taos! It really was a great place to stay while enjoying the surrounding area. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, thanks so much for your gracious review. We stay in the casita often, so we've outfitted it for our own comfort as much as our guests'! We look forward to your return visit!
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 68
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ranchos Plaza Grill
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Car: necessary

Beautiful scenic drives to Santa Fe, easy drive to hot springs and mud bath of Ojo Caliente, 10 minutes to museums, shops, galleries and restaurants of Taos and Ranchos de Taos. Taos Ski Valley or Angel Fire each 45 minute drive. Visit Taos Pueblo and the Rio Grande Gorge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

100% refund before 90 days of reservation, minus credit card fees. 50% refund before 60 days of reservation. No refund after 60 days, but will work with guest to reschedule a mutually agreeable time. 3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.