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
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Stylish 1 bedroom with large living room sleeps 4-13 when combined with #470527
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 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 Taos County
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.
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This was certainly one of the best homes I've had the opportunity to stay in. The house and the property were gorgeous and close to a hiking trail (Rio Grande del Rancho) parallel to the highway. Being about 5 miles outside of town was very nice and peaceful, not that Taos has a lot of "hustle and bustle" to escape from. It only takes about 10 minutes to get into town where there are lots of nice shops in the plaza and in John Dunn Shops (adjacent to the main plaza) are restaurants/bars/live music. House is nicely decorated, there are multiple firepits and it is just so cute, welcoming, and clean! Wifi great, hot tub great. You can easily drive down to Santa Fe for a day as well. It was definitely a fantastic retreat that I would love to stay at again. Not Uber & Lyft friendly, so plan on driving everywhere you go.
Thank you so much for this informative, helpful review! We are very glad you had a good time. Our goal is for all of our guests to have a vacation that is completely restorative, fun and memorable.
From my 1st communication with Beverly, everything was a breeze. She answered my "in depth" questions patiently & pleasantly. This trip was a quiet getaway for my husband and I and proved to surpass our expectations.
Our stay was for 4 nights. We arrived after dark (we took Beverly's suggestion for dinner in Chimayo on our way from Santa Fe - amazing!) expecting to have some difficulties finding our way in. Everything was just as Beverly described, thankfully.
We spent most of our daylight hours out of the house, excited for our return each evening to this home, the stars, the hot tub. . .made it the perfect end to each day.
As noted, this trip was just for 2. We plan on returning with our 2 kids next year. This home easily accommodates 4.
We're so glad your trip was all you hoped for and more! We think it is the perfect place to relax as a couple, but it is equipped for 4 so you won't have to worry about running out of dishes or linens on your return trip. Come back soon!
A great place to relax!! Lots of added touches that make this a great place to escape to!
Clean, extra comfy and well maintained property. Private location and back patio area are perfect in design and a place to unwind.
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!
Everything was exactly what I was told it would be! No hidden surprises!
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.
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!
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.
Brandon, we're always so glad to hear that our guests had a good time and we look forward to your return visit! Beverly
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.
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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