|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
The original 3 rooms are over a hundred years old, bought after the war by Louis Ribak and Bea Mandelman, who started the Taos Modernist Movement in the huge studio, where Louis had his Art School.Purchased by the current owner updated and restored with impeccable attention to detail and the highest quality of materials in 2007.This unique 4000 sq ft home blends the old with the newest green technology to offer a truly comfortable retreat.The flexible space has been set up to accommodate artists either working alone or working together in the big studio,or the smaller back studio/bedroom.The big studio could be used as a yoga studio,or whatever you need space for, including a large family dinner or pajama party.There is a twin bed trundle in this large room.
As you pass through the welcoming white gates you are aware that this house is totally made by and lived in by artists.
You enter the cozy living room and see one of 4 working kiva fireplaces, and the adjoining dining room, which seats up to 6. Entering the kitchen is like going into a magic tiled play kitchen which has been appointed with a Viking six burner gas range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and fully equipped with all you need to prepare and serve your meals.The large master bedroom is upstairs with a queen bed, a full tiled bath(bathtub, European hand held shower), and a walk-in shelved closet.It has a small Juliet balcony overlooking the beautiful back courtyard,and a larger balcony looking to the front. Another queen bedroom(with kiva fireplace) is downstairs, with another full bath.(bathtub, hand held shower)This is shared with the third bedroom, which has an extra long full bed, and its own kive fireplace.On the other side of the living room is the large studio with a kive fireplace,and 14 ft tall latela ceiling. In this big studio there is a bathroom with the best tiled stand up shower, filtered water.It could have work tables and pin up walls in the studio, or can be used for any activity where you need more space, such as dancing or yoga, pajama parties, etc.There are doors to the beautiful back courtyard from the dining room and big studio.
This court yard has an amazing stone
amphitheater,very quiet and private, with table and chairs for outdoor dining, morning coffee, fire pit in the evening for family story telling.
Terrie Mangat: I grew up in northern Kentucky. both my grand fathers had business warehouses on the river front in Cincinnati, Ohio. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with honors in art in 1970, married a physician, and raised my two children in Cincinnati. after we divorced and my children went off to college, I sold my house in cinti and moved to Taos. I am known for my narrative and highly embellished quilt art work, and fabric designs. I now live in the foot hills above Valdez on the way to the ski valley, where I have a big studio, a dog named Dot, and a boyfriend named Dick, who is the maintenance manager at Taos ski Valley.
Terrie Hancock Mangat purchased this house in 2004
This house was always occupied by artists. My friend at the Harwood Museum told me I ought to see it before it was sold. When I walked into the house I fell in love with the warm character of the house, and I bought it. It needed work, and I put so much thought into repairing it and maintaining the ambiance that I fell in love with. I lived in it for 3 years, but could not sell my other house, so I moved back there and am renting this gorgeous historic New Mexico home short term until I can sell it.
This house has so many intimate little spaces that one can enjoy. It has a great courtyard with a stone amphitheatre where I once had a fundraiser for the Harwood museum with traditional music playing, people sitting on the stone walls\seats, beautiful space for evenings out doors of morning coffee. I put in solar panels on the roof, which are not visible from the road due to the parapits. The original 3 rooms were built in 1880, and the walls are so thick that it stays very warm in the winter, and cool in the summer.The extra rooms were added on as needed in the New Mexico style, so it has a rather shot gun feeling of passing through rooms to other spaces. I love a tiny original staircase that goes from the dining room up to the master bedroom, but it is steep, so I also put in a larger staircase leading up along the side of the big studio. There is a nice size porch off the bedroom upstairs, where one can sit and read, ro just take in the view.
Reviewed by: Ali Montgomery from McKinney, Texas
Reviewed on: 03/15/2014 for their stay in 03/2014
300007 - 3 BR Restored Artist Home,easy walk to Taos Plaza
Besides being extremely comfortable and having plenty of everything anyone could/would need, it was a feast for the eyes! We enjoyed all of the terraces with great views and privacy as well as fireplaces. The artwork, architectural details and beautiful furniture add so much to the experience, too. Very romantic yet has plenty of room to spread a family out as well. We really enjoyed our walks in to town and love the location. We all look so forward to staying here again!!! We miss it already!
This is the real Taos. We had a beautiful, peaceful, stay in this home. It is located within walking distance of the plaza and restaurants. The extra plus is a large studio space that we used for a quilting retreat.
The description was accurate, the home very clean and the owner is very accommodating.
We would definitely go back. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Gerre and Laurence
We had a wonderful month in this house. It was spacious and comfortable for our family of six. The owner is kid-friendly and welcoming, and the house is filled with amazing art done by the owner herself . The house is a short walk to the plaza, museum and church. The pictures of the house do not do it justice, it is much prettier in person. The studio is perfect for painting and art projects or for a big sleepover. We highly recommend this property and can't wait to come back.
I just spent a great 6 days at this wonderful home in Taos. The home is just as nice as it appears in the pictures. It is charming and full of fabulous art works. There was plenty of space to accommodate our family of 12. The house is extremely comfortable and we were provided with all the linens, dishes, and cookware needed for our large family. The central location was perfect for our group's diverse interests. The property was very clean and well maintained. We would love to stay here again....perhaps in the summer next time!
This house is so unbelievably gorgeous. You have truly never seen anything so lovely and charming. We stayed four days and could have stayed forever! Huge, comfy, magical and literally a few blocks from the plaza. The owner is kind and accommodating and you will be amazed by the amenities and the amount of space. You literally can get away from the group in your own private space or gather in the living room and dining room. I recommend this house to anyone that wants to escape into the true enchantment of New Mexico!
My husband and I just returned from a week at this wonderful Taos home. The location could not have been better -- great restaurants, galleries and other places to explore within easy walking distance but its hillside setting made it feel like a retreat. What we most loved, however, was the space itself. From the moment we walked in, we felt completely at home. Each room is brimming with character. We particularly loved the tiled kitchen. We cooked far more often than we anticipated (and despite the great restaurants), so we could enjoy more time in the wonderful space.
It is a particularly inspiring setting for anyone who is creatively inclined. We cannot wait to return!
What a wonderful place to stay in Taos. From the minute you walk in you feel at home in this place. The rooms are warm and inviting, the furniture and beds comfortable and cozy and there is so much wonderful artwork to enjoy. The evenings were a bit chilly while we were there, so we took advantage of the great DVD selection. The location is perfect, close to shopping and a grocery store.
The listing description and photos are a good representation - so when you arrive - there will be no unexpected surprises, just a great place for you to enjoy. The house is laid out really well and can easily accommodate a group of adults or two small families. The owner is wonderful and will respond to questions quickly. I highly recommend this rental. My family and I will certainly be back.
73 miles north of Santa Fe, walk to Taos Plaza
3 miles from Taos Pueblo, longest continuously occupied pueblo.
Taos Ski Valley has one of the best ski schools in the country.
Taos has 4 art museums, interesting shops, and fabulous hiking. There are many good restaurants,at least 5 within walking distance of the house.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.