About the property
- House850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 bedroom adobe on 5 acres 10 minutes from town . Refundable cleaning deposit.
Casita Dona Linda is an elegant, authentic adobe on five acres, surrounded by junipers and native grasses, nestled in Taos Canyon on the scenic Enchanted Circle drive - yet only 5 miles from historic Taos Plaza. Truly a four season experience, with vibrant spring and summer gardens, golden autumn cottonwoods, and snow covered pines in winter. The property has a private trail culminating in a canyon-view.
bench before it joins national forest. A rustic bridge crosses the Rio Fernando. A 1/3-acre pond reflects the landscape - except when the pet trout jump or the ice sparkles in winter.
Approximately 5 miles East from Taos Plaza, 18 miles to Angel Fire and 24 miles to Taos Ski Valley – on the Enchanted Circle byway. Very convenient to hiking, biking, snow shoeing trails and all the shopping, dining and culture Taos has to offer.
Beautiful outdoor setting with patio furniture and the backdrop of the Carson National Forest. Covered parking just outside the front door. Radiant heated saltillo tile flooring and a large kiva fireplace. Generous skylights set between high ponderosa ceiling vigas accent the softly curved mud plaster walls. Lots of closet space for storage. Washer/dryer available with iron and ironing board. Satellite Dish TV, wireless Internet and courtesy phone offered. Fenced-in, private, separate dog yard (shady, sheltered and fairly escape proof for the pooch!)
One full with tub/shower, pedestal sink, bright skylight, cabinetry and custom tile work. Lots of towels and a hair dryer.
Galley style: fully equipped with gas stove, double sink with disposal, refrigerator, coffee maker and bean grinder, blender, electric beater, microwave, large crock pot, toaster oven and an ample supply of dishes (crystal glassware), silverware and cookware. Custom cabinetry and tile create an efficient work place. Built-in desk great for computer stationing set-up. View of adjacent private patio, pond and pine covered hills.
Curved kiva fireplace with raised sandstone hearth and adjacent adobe banco seating. TV, library (may be supplemented by owner’s collection) “Kennedy” oak rocker, two-love seat/sleeper couches, coffee table, ample lighting, Sheepskin rug. Navaho weaving and other art works.
Coved dining area with 4 chairs, round table and window views into the expanse of the pond and forested hills – good birding!
Total comfort! Queen – “Select Comfort” (individual firmness controls), ceiling fan, skylight, cross ventilating windows, dedicated room thermostat. Romero for clothing items. Close to bath. Down comforter, lots of pillows and bed linens provided.
Radiant floor heat on two separate thermostats. Nice warm floors for winter! Kiva fireplace in living area. Thick adobe walls, trees, and cross ventilation keep it naturally cool in summer.
Approx. 800 sq. ft., in an open, well designed floor plan with softly curved mud plaster walls, skylights, solid natural wood and tile. Beautifully decorated and furnished. The casita is attached by a double-thick adobe wall to the owners’ home, which creates a quiet, private space to call your own. Sheltering front porch entry and latilla privacy fence along back patio.
This is a non-smoking property. Dog friendly (sorry, no cats…..) with Dog Guidelines attached to contract. Maximum capacity 4. This home is a good fit for adults and older children. Due to the 8 ft. deep pond and also the delicate, mud plaster interior walls it may not be advisable for young children.
Deposit and Cancellation:
$150 fully refundable cleaning/damage deposit.
No reservation refund. Trip insurance has worked well for those anticipating the need.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Linda Malm
We are retired! Donn has been a museum director, back to the land farmer and insurance/investment broker. He is an avid sportsman with a knowledge of NM hiking and biking trails and is a telemark skier. Linda is a former professor and academic dean of Art who is now a poet. She is a Master Gardner and past president of the Taos Native Plant Society. She occasionally swims, kayaks and snowshoes.
Why Linda Malm chose Taos
The architecture exhibits excellent design and the finest materials. The setting includes orchard, field, extensive gardens, mature native trees, a pond, the Rio Fernando and a private trail joining National Forest. All this and yet only five miles from historic Taos Plaza.
What makes this House unique
Leaping pet rainbow trout. Special savings - fully refundable damage deposit!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is the best place we have ever stayed in Taos! Fabulous view! Linda has taken great care to ensure your visit is excellent.
We will be back!
This place is an immaculately clean, lovely setting with pond and creek. Tucked into the mountains, nearby hiking trails, convenient to Taos but quietly outside of town. Owners are lovely people, accommodating and unobtrusive (they live on the property). Gardens, rainbow trout to feed and lots of room for our vizsla to roam. We have been traveling through the southwest and this place is definitely the highlight. Thanks to Linda and Don.
Great amount of space, easy access, & incredible Host
PLENTY of space for everyone (2 parents, 2 preteens) & impeccably clean! Location is PERFECT - quick drive to the slopes AND quick drive into town (Taos), super quiet & peaceful, and zero safety issues. Full Kitchen is stocked with TONS of dishes, cups, utensils, cookware, & supplies. All bed & bath linens provided, plus backups. Host is SUPER informative & helpful - she answers all questions & offers endless options for area needs, entertainment, dining, etc. Aside from her greeting us at Arrival & a quick check before Departure... we never knew they were there. Absolute privacy given, but they ARE available for any questions, concerns, or assistance. I don't believe I could've chosen a better rental for our precious vacation. It was perfect - beginning to end. I will most definitely rent with her again next time we vacation in the area.
We enjoyed the quiet, comfortable casita. It is an authentic Adobe with updated amenities and artistic design. The gardens, pond and property were beautiful, even being in the winter. Linda made us feel welcomed, along with our 2 dogs. Town was only a short scenic drive. There is great hiking nearby. We would highly recommend visiting Casita Dona Linda. Thank you Linda.
A Slice of Heaven!
This casita is a gem--immaculate, well-appointed, and nestled in nature. It was a perfect place to unwind.
Very nice for couples
Our stay was so nice. The casita was very clean. Linda was helpful in giving any info we needed. She went over and beyond to help out. The only problem I had, which was no ones fault but mine, was we took our two dogs. The casita is attached to the owners house. I was so worried that our dogs would disturb the owners that I couldn’t relax. Linda was gracious and never said anything about it. It was totally self imposed. So yes I recommend this house.
Thank you so much for the five star review and I appreciate your concern, but for other guest with dogs (and yours were wonderful) I should reiterate that the double adobe wall between us and the casita is extremely sound - proof. So are the solid adobe walls and double glazed windows of our house.
Casita Dona Linda is set back from the Enchanted Circle National Scenic Byway by a field and orchard, but is only ten minutes from historic Taos Plaza. The front is nestled in junipers and the back has a view of a pond and National Forest. Guests are more than welcome to walk the grounds which include beautiful flowers and a vegetabe garden. The property is both convenient and rural. If requested, the resident retired owners can provide expert cultural and sports information.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our weekly rates are calculated to provide one free night. Our damage deposit is fully refundable!