About this listing
(note: offline 7/27-7/29, pls. wait til after for resv. inquiries)
Small bedroom in small-ish house located just south of downtown. Simple, charming, convenient location, quiet, bath for your own use across hall, lovely yard. For single or couple.
Street side of house. Convenient side-street location, plenty of parking, 1.8 miles from middle of historic Taos.
One approximately 10x12 bedroom that is usually my sewing room (and therefore has my sewing table, and a dresser containing my materials). It's small, but comfortable and clean. Double/full bed, one side chair, small desk area with chair, and small closet space with hangers. The bathroom is right across the hall and is almost exclusively yours- the only time i use it is for a shower, as it currently has the only shower in the house, and i take them when guests are not around. Yes, i provide towels, and you are welcome to use the kitchen/living areas of the house- i have my own sitting area in my room in the back to be in if you like privacy. 23" LCD TV is in living room and has local broadcast channels, DVD/bluray, HDMI port, and streaming services such as Netflix. House does not have a landline telephone, nor satellite/cable TV, but entire house has wifi internet. Please note, this is my own private home and I am in it, so I need to know who you are! Please fill out your "About Me"/profile completely, provide photo, and get ID Verification, prior to requesting a reservation. This is especially important if you have no reviews yet. While filling out profile, imagine inviting a stranger into your home with you, and what you'd want to know about them. Thanks!
One 10x12 bedroom, one of the two bathrooms, kitchen, living/dining area, TV/DVD/streaming, and outdoor areas. Full access to all kitchen appliances, utensils, and ordinary condiments. Optional access to washing machine/dryer (ie, check with me first). You will have a key to the house, and be free to come and go as you please.
Interaction with Guests
I'm warm, relaxed, and friendly, yet quiet and private enough that i do not need to interact if it's not your preference, and am often involved in my own pursuits. A thirty-one year resident of Taos, I'm very happy to share local knowledge of everything from great places to eat and go, local attractions, hiking trails, hot springs, skiing, etc, and am involved in/have good knowledge of the local music scene. I've also got a very busy life and might not be around - I work a day-job, and often have music gigs or events in the evenings. You might sometimes find me spinning yarn on the patio, or practicing guitar. I generally do not provide breakfast or other meals, but am happy to share what i have on hand, such as coffee, tea, condiments, spices, and other basic items, and you are free to use the kitchen.
It's a nice, typical, mixed-income, mixed-cultural, fairly quiet residential neighborhood only a block and a half from coffee shops, restaurants, stores, theater, banks, and bus stops. The homes are around 40 years old and mostly classic Southwest style: one-story, pueblo-style stucco'd residences on quarter-to-half-acre lots. It's about a mile and half from Taos Plaza.
The Chile Line, Taos' town public bus line, is free and operates on weekdays (not evenings or weekends) and has stop on the major street one and a half blocks away, and runs one route into downtown. There is also an express $1 shuttle bus to Taos Ski Valley during the ski season, and town busses can take bicycles. However, public transportation is generally quite limited in rural northern NM, there are no taxis, and it's best to have a car. The middle of Taos' historic downtown- Taos Plaza- is a 1.5 mile bike ride or walk. I have ample parking for cars at my house, and driving and parking around Taos is as easy as a small town with one main thoroughfare generally is. Hiking trails start within two miles of the house, and there are abundant areas nearby to walk, hike, and bike. The new Rio Grande del Norte National Monument public lands are within a few miles, as is the Rio Grande Gorge, Taos Pueblo, rafting areas, hot springs, and many hiking and mountain biking trails.
Other Things to Note
Small bedroom is suitable for single or couple only. Bed is 8" thick inner-spring futon mattress with 1.5" memory-foam topper on a futon sofa frame. Am told it's more comfortable than many "real" (website hidden) cell coverage: Verizon is really the only cell carrier that has full coverage in Taos and across the mountains of northern New Mexico. t-Mobile and Sprint are at variable levels of ok, and ATT tends to have poor coverage in the area, regardless of what they claim. It's best to have your non-Verizon phone be able to "roam" on Verizon, especially outside of town.
The house is equipped with smoke/CO2 detectors, is completely up to code (which is not always the case in Taos) and all systems -wiring, plumbing, heat, appliances, etc- are upgraded and/or new within last ten years. Heat is hot water underfloor radiant and baseboard, quiet and comfortable. Taos is at 7,200' and rarely gets very hot in summer, so houses here generally do not have air conditioning, and this house is no exception.
Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the property, and no smokers or users of heavy scents (perfumes, incense, chemicals, etc), as I have a slight tendency to asthma. No pets. This is a quiet house for mature adults only, non-"partying".
Lisa was a wonderful host. She and her home are warm and welcoming and she was a great resource for the local music scene! Waking up in the morning and enjoying Lisa's beautiful garden and the glorious mountains was a highlight! Thanks so much!
Lisa tried very hard to let me know she would have to leave early, but I was without smart phone & all computer benefits.Nevertheless, we greeted each other in passing. Her home was that of an artist/musician, somewhat small but charming. A nice backyard to relax in with many sunflowers and a mountainous view. Centrally located. She left a terrific book about the town, restaurants, hiking trails, shops. It was like being at the home of a friend. She had made dehydrated apples from her tree, delicious- I snitched a few.I enjoyed my visit, it made Taos understandable.Sorry we hadn't more time to meet. She seems like an inventive and talented artist in many areas.A good visit.
Our host was very gracious, and made us feel completely welcome. The neighborhood feels very safe, and comfortable.
Airbnb van lisa was erg aangenaam. je krijgt een eigen slaapkamer en badkamer. Verder heeft ze voor ons gitaar gespeeld en gezongen. Een leuke plek om te zijn.
Lisa is an excellent host wt a very cozy lovely home. Her outdoor garden spaces are absolutely Gorgeous! I highly recommend staying here!
Lisa is an excellent host. We had a good time. House was neat and comfortable for our stay. Lisa is knowledgeable on local events and restaurants. Backyard is so private and quiet. Overall it is a very relaxing atmosphere.
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About the Host, Lisa
I'm an artist and singer-songwriter who has lived in Taos, New Mexico for over thirty years. Very involved in the music scene, also am an hiker, skier, gardener, writer, fiberartist, and outdoors photographer.
I have a quiet, relaxed, open style, and am not intrusive, but will, when wanted, happily share my extensive "locals" knowledge of the music scene, hiking trails, places to eat and see, yoga places, etc.