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Spacious, Sunlit Casita in the Heart of Historic Taos!

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 extra double bed, 1 full kitchen, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2-4

Renowned international painter Inger Jirby’s Guest Houses, romantic southwestern lodgings right in the heart of Taos just two blocks from Taos Plaza! Immerse yourself in peace and quiet on Historic Ledoux Street, a charming little lane lined with museums and galleries. Each guest house has a loft with a queen size bed, full kitchen, washer-dryer, wi-fi, splendid works of fine art, and all the amenities of home, with Inger Jirby's Gallery and Sculpture Garden right next door. Off street parking. Great ratings - recently voted #1 guest house in Taos!

BOOK SIX NIGHTS AND RECEIVE THE SEVENTH NIGHT FREE! Rent both units or just one, call for details. 575-758-7333

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Inger Jirby
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

About Inger Jirby

Inger Jirby's life has been as rich, dramatic and exotic as her art. She was born in the far north of Sweden, above the Artic Circle in Lapland, a place of blazing autumnal colors and great cultural traditions. "I prefer to work outdoors on location. I love to interact with nature and Taos is a perfect place to do what I love the most," she says. "Taos, New Mexico has been a cultural center over a hundred years. New Mexico is the perfect place for a landscape painter and I am first and foremost a landscape painter."

Inger Jirby purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Inger Jirby chose New Mexico

The location is absolutely charming, on the quiet, quaint and conveniently-located Historic Ledoux Street. People are always telling me that they love to stay here, and wish that they could stay longer! It's a wonderful arrangement; guests of our casitas can also check out my gallery, and collectors of my paintings can also be put up in comfort while they are in town.

What makes this cottage unique

My guest houses, besides their location on a historic street next to a world-famous art gallery, are also the most centrally located lodgings in town, within walking distance to Taos Plaza and its array of restaurants, galleries, museums, studios and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent two nights in this lovely and cozy casita- especially enjoyed the fabulous paintings and crafts throughout the house, great taste. This was ideal for us, walking to plaza and to Antonio's. The casita was comfortable and we got the R & R we so needed. Thank you Inger.
Sep 2012
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Spacious, Sunlit Casita in the Heart of Historic Taos!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 14 reviews
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Perfect Getaway Spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a fun space! We spent 3 nights in this rental last week & it was better than we expected. First, the location could not be better - only a couple minutes walk to the plaza. And when you step into the casita you feel as though you have stepped into another world - the decor is what I would call a good kind of "quirky." The pictures on the website portray the space accurately, but they can't do it justice. You have to see it in person to get the full effect. It takes awhile to take it all in and you discover new things over the course of your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom has both a tub and shower. The trundle bed is very comfortable should you need to use it. Great internet service and cable tv. The only issue we had was that the thermostat for the heat was locked and we could not adjust the temperature, so it got a little nippy inside after the sun went down (easily corrected but something you should ask about.) Also, you need to be able to climb a rather steep spiral staircase to get to the bedroom, so keep that in mind (not a negative for most folks, but something to keep in mind if you have trouble with steps.)

This was a wonderful, reasonably priced place which we thoroughly enjoyed. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Primo Casita!

  • 4 of 5

Casita #6 was a perfect stay for me and my Tibetan! Location is Primo as is the apartment! It was my time to read, listen to music, carry in from Cid's and enjoy the history of Taos through museum visits (again). I took day trips out to photograph some new areas and recapture the old. Trying the new restaurants mixed in with my old favorites was a treat too! My R&R was perfecto! Grazie Inger!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful haing you. Come again soon.
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Four days were not enough

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent four nights here December 17-21st. We came from central Texas to see snow for Christmas. The Casita was the perfect location for exploring the town on foot. Everything we needed was available in the casita. There are several good restaurants we enjoyed and Eskes brew pub was a fun surprise. I hesitated a little at the spiral staircase in this rental. It is well constructed and has wider treads than others I have seen so it was not a problem for us. You will not be able to get large suitcases upstairs. If you have a chance to rent this property, you will enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoyed your stay with us.
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Beautiful guest house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in this unit and it was wonderful. The location cannot be beat as it is a 2 minute walk to Taos plaza, many restaurants, and a great grocery. The unit is nicely appointed with everything you might need. The owner was great in terms of communication throughout the process and our stay. Two things I would highlight. The first is that the spiral staircase up to the bedroom and bathroom is extremely tight. If you have any mobility issues then I could see this being a huge challenge, and the only bathroom is upstairs. The other is that the unit did not have the best air circulation and did get a little on the warm side. It wasn't too bad, but it also wasn't the hottest I have seen Taos so it might get uncomfortable for folks who are used to central air if Taos has a real hot stretch.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Most Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the best vacation I have ever taken. I felt right at home in this Casita immediately. Everything needed to accommodate my extended stay was available. Decor is most charming. This Casita is well designed, updated and clean. The location relative to all of Taos could not have been more perfect, I was able to walk to most everywhere I wanted to go. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay in Taos

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this guest house during the Christmas Holiday It is located right in downtown Taos, next to the town square, galleries, and resataurants, on a historic side street providing an excellent walking location. The guest house was very spacious for our family of 4. But what really sets this apart from other propertiess is the impeccable decor by the artist/owner; Literally every corner has something unique and very much in the spirit of Taos, from handmade textiles, to origional paintings and artisitic furnishings. For us, this, along with the hospitality of the owner and manager, provided the complete Taos experience that we may have missed if we stayed eleswhere. If we return to Taos, there is no question that this is where we would prefer to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taos Pueblo
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos Historic Museums: Blumenschein Home & Museum
The Love Apple
Antonio's A Taste of Mexico -- CLOSED
Taos Art Museum
Taos Plaza
San Francisco de Asis
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Martinez Hacienda
Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Albuquerque International Airport
Nearest Train
80 Miles
NM Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 68
Nearest Point of Interest
Blumenshein Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Navajo Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Antonio's a Taste of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith's Grocery and Drugstore
Nearest Point of Interest
Graham's Grill
Car: recommended

Inger Jirby has two Guest Houses, please call 575-758-5539 to verify availability of both guest houses. The availability here designates the availability of only one of our guest houses.


Rates & Availability

Taos Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.19%

30 Day cancellation policy. $25 cancellation fee before 30 days, no refunds within 30 days of your arrival date unless we can rebook the casita.

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Taos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully furnished
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed located in loft accessed by spiral staircase, (1) Trundle bed that converts to two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) available upon request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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