This charming, adobe-style home provides a unique Southwest vacationing experience, complete with kiva fireplace, viga ceilings, and handsome saltillo tile flooring. Large picture windows allow for generous lighting, warmth, and spectacular views of the Taos mountain range. Casita Romantica offers comfortable and elegant furnishings, with nearby access to restaurants and services. This home is carefully situated on the site to maximize the mountain views and privacy - an ideal retreat for a couple.
Casita Romantica is the guest house of two rental units on this property. Roadrunner Retreat (property name) also includes a main house, Casa Panorama (two bedroom/two bath). Units can be rented together or separately. Property is located in a quiet, spacious neighborhood north of Taos, New Mexico, near the junction of SR 68 and SR 150 (road to Taos Ski Valley). The location is perfect as a landing spot for skiers, art connoisseurs, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Keywords: Guest House, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, separate parking. Private.
We had a truly amazing vacation at Casita Romantica. It was everything we were looking for; hope to come back again next year! Views were incredible. Loved the privacy and coziness. The caretaker was great and attended to all the details.
We enjoyed our stay of just over 1 month in Taos. Longer stays reflect different challenges but first with the exciting part. Privacy (at the end of the road) was very nice. The landscaping fit the area and there is plenty of room to get outside. We entertained some and had a wonderful time. The house was spacious and fit our needs quite nicely. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
The casa is at the end of a one mile dirt/gravel road so you will usually have some dust on your car. The dishwasher is located so that the door does not open all of the way so it is necessary to work through a partially opened door. The standup shower was a little small for me (6'3" 210#) but we made it work. The hot tub is behind the house so exiting, drying off in the cool new mexico air and then making the journey around the house was cold to me. A hot tub placed near the door seems more logical. The outside photos posted on this property when we rented it were from a neighbor property owned by the same people and not the view from this casa. Most of the "shopping" in Taos is located south of the down town square so it is necessary to deal with the "town square traffic jam" on each trip.
Overall we had a wonderful time and were very satisfied with the accommodations. This lovely casa is on our favorites list as we plan to return again soon.
We have stayed at Casa Romantica several times and do love the casa! We do, however, have to agree with one review stating that the necessary cleaning at the end of our stay takes a bit of time away from our stay. I believe the cleaning that they are referring to is the sheet within the information on table that asks that all linens be washed, dishes washed and put away, etc. If this is not one of your requirements you might want to check into where the "cleaning required before leaving" sheet originated. Again, we still feel that this is a peaceful, relaxing getaway and will stay here again, but please consider the cleaning requirements required when paying for a rental such as this. Thank you.
First, the positives. The property manager was helpful and friendly and the house was clean and well maintained. However, we were generally disappointed with the location and a few of the amenities of the property (see below) given the price.
1) The Casa is just off the highway and is therefore louder than we expected. It isn’t as scenic given the surrounding houses and location by the highway as we were lead to believe by the posting. Maybe we should have done more research, but it wasn’t what we thought.
2) A couple of curtains and an AC unit or fans would go a long way for comfort in the spring summer when it is hot in Taos.
3) The required cleaning before checking out (at 10 am), while not difficult, isn't ideal or what you expect on a romantic getaway, especially given the price of the house.
So overall, not a bad Casa, but given the location, price, and items above, we will not be returning to this property.
This place exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect. Quiet,secluded, and very charming. Everything was very clean. We did a lot of cooking at the house. Which worked out great, because the place was very well stocked. Sat by the fireplace at night, followed up with some time in the hot tub. What a relaxing, charming, casita. The view of the mountains was fantastic as well. We will definitely return to this place..!
We scheduled our second visit to Casita Romantica for Christmas and New Year. We wanted to escape the traditional Holiday stress and Casita Romantica was just the right place to do so. We "cuddled-up" and relaxed, visited the Taos Pueblo for the Holiday ceremonies, ate some great meals in the local restaurants, but mostly enjoyed some quiet time together. The views and privacy at the Casita are perfect for a couple looking to spend some quality time away from the stresses of everyday life.
We stayed at the Casita Romantica the first Fall weekend of 2006. Snow had already fallen on the mountain and the air was crisp.
The Casita was so warm and inviting we actually had a difficult time leaving it to explore northern NM!
We enjoyed all of our meals (except one) at the Casita. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils an amateur or gourmet cook needs.
The bedroom, bath and living area are full of charm and enchanting New Mexican style. The views are amazing.
And the hot tub - what a treat! Try it after dark to see millions of starts without any distracting lights. Use it again in the morning to see the sun come up over the mountain.
Anyone staying at the Casita Romantica is sure to have a wonderful New Mexican experience.