This sweet adobe casita has hand plastered walls, saltillo tile floors, a wood burning stove and hot tub. New Mexico flavors all around, including chamisa and sage out the front door and a grand view of Taos Mountain out the front window and from the small patio with hot tub and gas grill. Get up close and personal with clouds by day and stars at night. Listen to coyotes out on the mesa as you soak in the hot tub and count shooting stars. This little gem offers the best of New Mexico in a perfect package.
Sweet 2 Bd 1 bath Casita
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
About Melissa Howden
I just started taking care of this property for my brother and his best friend. I have my own vacation rental #319007 in Taos that I've had for 10 years and rented to vacationers for 8 and I go back and forth between Taos and Northern California. I am an artist/writer/producer.
Why Melissa Howden chose El Prado
We all are from New Mexico, with our parents and grandparents from the area. Modern life means we don't always get to be here but this is one way to make sure we can be here when possible. This house is cozy the sky and views are expansive and without parallel. Additionally we are all skiers. This house being on the Northside of town makes the trip to the ski valley much quicker. The sky and the light are always changing. The smell of chamisa and sage unique and fresh.
What makes this House unique
This small house contains all that is special about New Mexico. Adobe. Plastered walls. Saltillo tiles. Original wall mural by an artist now much collected and well known. The views, the views, the views.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic home away from home
Beautiful house - even nicer than the pictures appear! The living room is very open with high ceilings, and the view from the hot tub is unbeatable.
Good location, cute little place
It was in a really good location between the ski valley and Taos. Easy access to everything. Place was cozy and plenty of room for my husband and I.
Only thing I wish would have been different is just a little more privacy for the hot tub, as there are a few other casita''s around that are fairly close. This was probably the 1 thing that took away from the view, too. But otherwise nice view of mountain landscape.
Wonderful stay for our family...
The home was perfect for our stay. Location to slopes, Taos. well appointed kitchen, washer dryer and views from the hot tub were our favorite aspects.
A great location with tremendous views!!
Thank you for your stay and for leaving the house in such tremendous shape. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Very nice house in good location.
Our group of 3 enjoyed staying at this house, it was clean, comfortable and located close to a lot of cool stuff in the Taos area.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Quiet little paradise!
We spent 5 weeks at this beautiful home, that has spectacular views of the mesa and surrounding mountains. We had a couple of mechanical issues with the water system but Melissa and Melanie called the repair folks immediately and the plumbers had things repaired very quickly. I might add, Melissa did all of this while rushing through an airport, what a wonderfully dedicated and caring lady!
The hot tub afforded views of beautiful evening sunsets and starry nights which we enjoyed on several occasions. The home itself offered a fully equipped kitchen and even a bonus of condiments left by previous guests, which we continued with when it was time to head home. The bed in the master was very comfortable, and those cool night breezes were a welcome contrast to the hot desert days.
it is only a short drive into Taos, where you can enjoy live music every Thursday evenings in the plaza, farmers market Saturday mornings and any shopping you might need.
It gave us the New Mexico experience in so many ways, we can't wait to come back.
So glad you enjoyed the casita. I hope you will be able to return again next year. We loved having such enjoyable and appreciative guests.
Best to you.
El Prado is on the northern end of Taos New Mexico. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, The Taos Pueblo (A World Heritage Site), Taos Ski Valley, the Rio Grande River, MIllicent Rogers Museum, the Harwood Museum, the Taos Art Museum, Quail Ridge Tennis Resort, the Village of Arroyo Seco and Wild Rivers are all just a short drive. The Wisdom Way Casita is also very close to two of the main music venues in Taos, The Taos Mesa Brewery and KTAOS Solar Center.
Additional information about rental rates
Confirmation, directions & key location will be sent when final payment is received, Cancellation 31 days prior to arrival. No refunds within the 31 days unless we can re-rent. Changing dates may change the rental price You may lengthen your stay if availability permits. If you shorten your stay, you will be responsible for the original days. Check in is at 4 pm and Check out is at 11. When possible we will be flexible with check in and check out times.