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Explore Taos from vacation home rentals

Taos in New Mexico is so much more than a just a vacation destination. Set in the stunning landscape of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it has a history going back almost 1,000 years and offers everything the adventurous vacationer could wish for. It’s an art colony, an ancient community, a convergence of cultures, an adventure playground and a spiritual experience you'll never forget. Taos vacation rentals include unusual and beautiful properties, so you're all set for the vacation of a lifetime.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Taos vacation rentals

Taos vacation rentals offer a home away from home, and there’s so much to do and see right on your doorstep, you'll be spoilt for choice for your next family-friendly vacation. During winter, winter sports are the main attraction. When spring comes and the weather gets warmer, people get creative. There is a thriving cultural scene in Taos with many galleries and museums, as well as a fascinating glimpse into the past in Taos Pueblo. You can also make tracks out of Taos on bike, on horseback or even on foot with a llama carrying your gear.


Things to do near Taos vacation homes

Far away from everyday life, there’s space to dream and to get re-energized in Taos. Taos vacation rentals are both attractive and affordable for visitors coming here for creative inspiration, as well as for the abundant outdoor recreation. For the outdoor enthusiast, Taos offers world-class skiing and also the best whitewater rafting in New Mexico. In addition to the great outdoors, there are plenty of great family-friendly activities closer to home, with museums and creative workshops galore. The more adventurous may also like to experience the majestic beauty of the Sierra from the basket of a hot air balloon.


Climate for your trip to Taos vacation homes

Taos has a semi-arid climate with hot days and cool evenings and short, sharp periods of rainfall. In summer, it can become extremely hot with temperatures sometimes reaching 93°F. In contrast, you can chill out with a beer on the pleasantly cool evenings, and in the clean Sierra air, you'll experience the night sky like never before. Spring and fall are dry and sunny, while winters are cool and snowy, with temperatures as low as -6°F, perfect for the winter sports for which Taos is justly famous.

Natural features

Taos—“the place of red willows”

Taos is home to some of the most stunning and dynamic landscapes on the continent, from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the high mesas, right down to the Rio Grande Gorge. All of this can be seen from above from a hot air balloon, and skilled pilots will take the basket so low that it skims the waters of the river. It’s an ancient landscape. Its name means “the place of red willows” and Taos Pueblo is said to be the longest continuously inhabited site in North America.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Taos vacation homes

Kids will love the rich mix of attractions in Taos. Vacation homes can be found near places like Kit Carson Park, a public park named for the frontiersman with sports fields and a kids’ playground, and the Taos Historic Museums, a set of museums with historical artifacts and artwork in a preserved landmark home and a hacienda. You could also visit Fred Baca Park, a public green space with a playground, large field, and basketball courts.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation home rentals in Taos

Taos is an ideal destination for a couple’s getaway. Vacation rentals are available near unique places like the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, the former home of the Russian artist Nicolai Fechin that holds his prominent works, and the Kit Carson Home and Museum, a museum in a preserved Spanish colonial home that celebrates the frontier expedition leader. You'll also like the Millicent Rogers Museum, an iconic space with exhibits of in-house designed jewelry, Native American pottery, artwork, and fashion.

Can I find a vacation rental around Taos?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,092 vacation rentals near Taos. From 82 Cabins to 492 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Taos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Taos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Taos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Earthship BioTecture: 476 vacation rentals
  • Taos Plaza: 1,027 vacation rentals
  • Taos Art Museum: 1,034 vacation rentals
  • Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center: 1,027 vacation rentals
  • Black Rock Hot Springs: 479 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Taos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Taos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 82 Cabins in Taos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Taos include:

  • Houses: 492 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 356 rentals available
  • Cottages: 82 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Taos?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 169 vacation rentals with pool available in Taos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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