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Hi! -- if we don't have the nights you want, please check out our other listing VRBO 138474. It's on the same piece of land and has a separate entrance, larger yard, awesome view!
The casita (this listing) is located on a high ridge between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road with a spectacular view of the Valdez Valley. An authentic old adobe casita, it's serene, quiet and private. Only 15 beautiful minutes up the mountain to the ski lift, five minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a lovely 20-minute drive back to town!
Adjacent to an artist's home, the casita features TWO kiva fireplaces, skylights, saltillo tile floors, and an old viga beam ceiling - a typical Taos adobe! And a large portal (porch) to enjoy the cool breezes and the awesome view. It has it's own laundry room and it's own, fully-equipped kitchen. Honestly, you can pay a lot more and not find a place as wonderful!
(See the floor plan by clicking on the 'FLOORPLAN' link which follows.)
The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view of the valley and mountains, a signed kiva fireplace built by a local legend (this 73-year-old Hispanic genius - a grandmother - climbed on the roof with a chainsaw to cut the hole for the chimney!), and a satellite TV with over 100 channels. A single futon in the living room is available for sleeping, as is the couch and a large window seat (banco).
A complete laundry room comes with washer and dryer, a fullly equipped kitchen with colorful Mexican tiles, a romantic bedroom with down comforters, a queen-sized bed and a kiva (traditional New Mexican fireplace). The casita has it's own entrance and a separate telephone line so you can be very quiet and private.
This old home is a local landmark with a wonderful view out over the Valdez Valley to the Sangre de Cristo mountains from two covered porches.. wonderful for writing, painting, or simply getting away from it all.
Our check-in time is 3:00, checkout is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!
Pets: The casita has a private entrance and separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs. Sorry, no cats (our good dog will eat them).
Smoking: There is NO SMOKING in the casita.
TO MAKE A RESERVATION: We have a 3-night minimum. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. We are not often home to answer the phone! Thanks.
Do you like my self-portrait? I'm a former D.C. lobbyist, a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn one weathery afternoon, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.
email@example.com purchased this cottage in 1999
The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcoming curves. History, romance, old legends, an historic neighborhood, and astoundiing views.
The casita was originally a workshop with a primitive bedroom and bath. It was so much fun creating a unique, special, evocative place to relax and be inspired. Old adobe is magical. The magic rubs off -- you'll see!
We are having a wonderful time! SO are the dogs! Love love love the casita. I have never felt so comfortable away from home. You can't peel us off the front porch! What a peaceful, inspiring place.
My teenage son, ex-husband, dogs and I spent two weeks at Dos Caminos and its neighboring property, the Casita, over the recent Christmas/New Year's holidays, and it was the perfect spot for all of us. Teenage son was happy with the wifi access, satellite channels, proximity to the ski area, and big comfy chair into which he sank every evening after skiing. Ex-husband was happy with the fact that he had his "own" place separate from his ex-wife, but close enough to enjoy family times. (Ex-wife was equally happy with this). Both exes agreed that the views, the quiet location, the kiva fireplaces, the variety of birds at the birdfeeder that provided quiet entertainment, and the warmth and coziness of both the "main" house and the slightly-smaller casita made our family holiday nothing short of idyllic. The dogs agreed that this is their favorite vacation spot in the whole world. Plenty of outside room for running and plenty of warm places for sunning made them happy doggies, indeed. We will be back, again and again, to experience Dos Caminos and the Casita in all four seasons. We would have stayed forever if we could have!
I fell in love with this casita and peaceful location with the beautiful views. I was looking for a place I could have alone time, walk on country roads and sit on the porch and read a good book. It was perfect for me. I plan to return often since I'm within driving distance.
Ann's little Casita was just right for two people needing to get away and rest and to celebrate too! Found it so fun to follow the directions to find this little hideaway! There's beautiful mountain views from the front and just across the street a beautiful valley view below! This little home has everything we needed for our time away and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks Ann for a very nice get away! Easy access to the Enchanted Circle for sight seeing! Oh and the sunsets were gorgeous!
The Valdez valley is at your footsteps. Very comfortable Casita. We like to visit taos every year and we have found the best place to stay right here. Love it!!!
Beautiful casita. Our stay was just perfect. Everything that is mentioned is right on. Beautiful views, quiet. The perfect place to get away from it all. We can't wait to come back in October. Thank you Ann for making this place available.
Our stay for five days was perfect in every way. Real Taos charm with beautiful afternoon sunsets. The kitchen was fully equipped and we enjoyed our late night meals and the warm lighting in the living room. The bed was so comfortable and cozy. This authentic gem made our stay truly memorable.
5 Museums, 85 Art Galleries, great restaurants, historic homes, Taos Pueblo. Beautiful scenery. Great for artists, photographers, writers, poets.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
We love having you and your dogs (up to two) and don't charge a pet deposit for good ones!
There is a $55 weekly cleaning fee.
We require a 50% deposit when you book. The balance is due when you arrive. Deposits will be refunded with 2-week notice OR if we can rebook your nights. For stays 3 weeks or longer we require 4-weeks notice.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.