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Magnificent 8-pointed Star House at foothills of Sangre de Cristos MountainsViews include Ute Mtn, a sacred, free-standing mtn
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Ski! Writer/artist retreat. Hikers! Star House.

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Ski! Writer/artist retreat. Hikers! Star House.

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean8 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Ellen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Ski at Red River or Taos! Hike Wild Rivers! Entire first floor apartment. Bring your pooch. This magnificent 8-point Star House, north of Taos, 15 mi. south of Colorado, has breathtaking mountain views. Your quiet sanctuary: new kitchen, bedroom, living room w/sofabed, bathroom, washer/dryer. Private driveway, entrance & patio. 1 - 4 guests.Quiet writer on 2nd & 3rd floors. Spectacular sunsets & night sky. Ski. Write. Paint. Hike. Meditate. Visit USA’s largest sand dunes. Disc: 20% wk, 40% mo.


Air conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM and check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad


10 Reviews

Jeff & Béalleka User Profile
Jeff & Béalleka
November 2018
3 months in the Star House. The longest we've stayed in an AirBnB and not a minute too long. We departed with tears of gratitude for Ellen's exceptional hospitality, and generous extension of her incredible home. Like any secret favorite, we're reluctant to share just how special…
Liz Lauren User Profile
Liz Lauren
September 2018
Love this place and will be back for sure! Made last minute reservations and everything was perfect. Great place to stay short or long term, and inside is so nice and cozy.. The scenery and landscape are breathtaking! Highly suggest spending some time outside at night, the stars …
Aaron And Amelia User Profile
Aaron And Amelia
September 2018
Ellen's place was beyond peaceful, comfortable, and functional. We were traveling with our 2 and 5 year old, and she had everything we needed for making meals, coffee, ziplocs/freezer packs for hiking with food, etc. The apartment is very well equipped. Our kiddos were able to sl…
Jake User Profile
August 2018
Ellen’s home is absolutely stunning inside and out. It is only made better by her wonderful hospitality. You really could not ask for a more beautiful, quiet and peaceful place to stay. We loved it so much we are already planning to come back!
Krista User Profile
August 2018
This was the best airbnb stay I’ve ever had! Ellen is such a kind, wonderful host and person. She was helpful 100% above and beyond, and extremely quick in all communications. I enjoyed accompanying her to the local farm to get veggies and eggs, on top of many other joyous intera…
Eily User Profile
July 2018
Very cool house. The shape, the layout, and the location are very unique. Even though the studio is on the first level, sort of underground, there is so much light as well as fantastic views. We made some great meals in the kitchen and were able to log into our HBO on the smart t…
Ellen User Profile
Response from Ellen:
Lovely couple and sweet dogs - I"m so happy they chose my place. Years ago I stopped asking for a security deposit because I'm convinced that only amazingly wonderful people are attracted to my vacation rentals (2 are in Taos). Just to clarify, the Star House apartment is partially underground to keep it cool throughout the summer and pipes don't ever freeze in the winter. Each room has a big window to provide light and fantastic views. I make it a point to greet my guests upon arrival and then give them total privacy, with the knowledge that I am available by phone or text if they need anything or have any questions. If I am unreachable, they are given two other people to call so that someone is always available to give them outstanding service. It's my goal to always remain an AirBnb Superhost.
July 2018
Adela User Profile
July 2018
The Star House should be a destination in and of itself: not only is the space comfortable, inviting, and has all the amenities you can imagine, but the scenic location can't be beat. If you're vising Taos, or the surrounding area, the beautiful drive is well worth it and will en…

Hosted by Ellen

Taos, New Mexico, United StatesJoined in January 2014
Ellen User Profile
126 Reviews
Ellen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Since 2007 I've been writing and giving inspirational talks (about growing younger!) and my second book was recently published. Five years after watching my mother succumb to Alzheimer’s Disease, my own cognition and memory began a downward spiral (I have the Alzheimer’s gene…
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