About this listing
Sweet and simple, fully furnished, cozy, 1 bedroom apartment includes snug living/eating area with fold out double futon (best for only 1 adult), separate bedroom with queen bed, full bath, small but efficient kitchen, wide screen TV, Roku box, 12 MB wireless internet, and radiant floor heat. Cleaning service available for a modest fee. Laundry available in town.
Located 10 minutes from Taos Plaza on a small, urban farm at the dead end of a dirt road. Fresh picked organic produce, free range organic eggs, organic goat milk, kefir, chevre, and other farm products available for purchase or work trade when we have them. Close to cultural attractions, hospital (5 minutes away - great for visiting docs, nurses, midwives), hiking trails, several ski areas, mountain biking trails, National Forest, and access to the Rio Grande for fishing, rafting and kayaking. Health spa, climbing gym, archery range, movie theater, pharmacy and supermarket all 5 minutes away.
Let your gracious hosts answer your questions (one of them is a park manager), and cater happily to your needs. Feel free to browse our farm page on (website hidden): (website hidden). And read the recent article on our farm in the local newspaper: (website hidden)(phone number hidden)e4-bc57-9f94cf94aded.html. Come see us soon!
Farm tours offered when owners are available.
Interaction with Guests
We make warm introductions and then leave our guests in peace. We do our best to be home when our guests arrive, and always introduce ourselves when we return home if we were absent at their arrival.
Quiet, rural feel but close to town. Our neighbor's donkey J.J. creates a wonderful ambiance when added to the background cacophony of our own goats, chickens and turkeys.
Bus stop is considered by some as "within walking distance", but you would do best in Taos with your own vehicle.
Absolutely no smokers or smoking of anything in apartment! Even smoking outside is a no-no.
No pets. We are keeping this rental pet-free to support allergy sufferers. We have pets on the property, but not in the apartment.
We will always be as conscious of keeping a quiet environment for our guests as possible and ask the same in return. We do, however, share a wall with the apartment so you may at times hear our 6 year old, or our coffee grinder.
This listing can not accommodate more than 4 very cuddly people. Best for 1-3 friendly adults or maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. We will try to provide a shoe horn if you are a family of 4.
If stay is longer than 2 weeks, a $70 cleaning deposit will be added, in addition to the cleaning fee ($35) already included in the price. After cleaning of rental is completed, some or all of this deposit may be refunded, depending on time taken to clean. Most cleaning supplies are provided in apartment. Owners are happy to loan out their vacuum to guests if desired.
This sofa has been replaced with a fold out double futon for extra bodies. We'll change the photo soon!
This was our first experience using Airbnb and this was truly a memorable part of my (our) honeymoon! From the beginning MacLaren and I were communicating, due to this being my first time using Airbnb, not sure of how the process worked. She made sure I had directions, was aware we were arriving a little late and made sure we were taken care of in every way.
The apartment was clean, the kitchen was cozy, and the bed was comfy. The crisp air and slight breeze at night was refreshing after a few long days in downtown and traveling. The view from the house is breathtaking, as you can see the sunset and the valley clear from the front, and the mountains in the back. So beautiful. Stepping out in the driveway at night and seeing the stars without the light pollution was something I havnt experienced in years. Have I mentioned the farm yet? She has goats!! ..and turkeys, chickens, dogs, a garden, and a wonderful family! We were able to purchase eggs, Cajeta (goats milk caramel), and goat feta.. omg so good! It doesnt get any better than this folks. These farm animals rock!
If you want a memorable, unique, and fun Airbnb experience, stay here. I know there's tons to do in Taos, but if you have time, ask MacLaren for a farm tour. Its places like this that people need to see and stay for a few days to take it all in. We will definitely be back. Thank you MacLaren!!
We had a very nice experience.
Every thing was as described and very comfortable.
The road to the B&B was a little rough, so go slow!
Very comfortable accommodation that is within easy distance of everything Taos but offers quiet, peaceful seclusion. Just what we were looking for. Will return for sure.
Wonderful hosts and an excellent place. Great for a morning walk after a restful sleep in the quiet neighborhood.
The listing was just as described. Very nice place to stay and relax. Our hosts were warm,friendly and very helpful offering things to do and places to eat while in the area. We enjoyed fresh eggs and lettuce from their organic farm. The area offered nice place to take walks in the cool morning air with beautiful mountain views. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to make breakfast and also had organic coffee which we enjoyed. I would highly recommend staying there.
Great place, wonderful family, cute goats, chickens, turkeys and dogs! MacLaren and her family were wonderful hosts!
MacLaren was a very warm and welcoming host. The apartment was cozy and comfortable. The views are spectacular in a very quiet area near Taos. Although we didn't have time to take a farm tour, it was evident that MacLaren and her family have invested a great deal of care and love into their property. We will definitely choose this site again for any visits in the future.
About the Host, MacLaren
We (MacLaren and Randy) live on a small, urban farm where we raise chickens, turkeys, bees, milking goats, have a large garden, and a young fruit orchard. I manage the farm, homeschool our 6 yr old daughter, and make various farm goodies which I sell to cover costs of animals feed and farm supplies (chicken and turkey eggs, fresh goat milk, chevre, feta, dairy kefir, cajeta, goat milk caramels, water kefir, sauerkraut, kimchee, and lotion bars). My husband, Randy, is a park manager for the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The remainder of our family includes our loving rescue Pyrenees, Molly, and our rescued sibling kitties Bella and Ivy. We enjoy caring for our farm, eating locally, and engaging in many outdoor pursuits, including white water rafting and canoeing, camping, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, etc.