About This Listing
Spacious, private four room suite in elegant and sophisticated southwestern contemporary home. Located on edge of national forest in Taos' most exclusive neighborhood yet only four minutes to Taos Plaza, half an hour to Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire
Casa de Ventanas is on the edge of the Carson National Forest yet within biking distance of Taos Plaza.
Elegant upscale Mexican contemporary on edge of national forest in Taos foothills. Serene and secluded but only four minutes to Taos Plaza, thirty minutes to Taos Ski Valley and about the same to Angel Fire. The guest wing that I rent out is actually a spacious suite of four rooms: bedroom with queen bed with memory foam mattress; full bath; sitting room with large screen tv, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven; office with desk and daybed. I generally rent to single people or couples.
If you like animals I have them and they're friendly. The dog, horse, and mini-donkey are all available for petting.
The guest wing has its own entrance from the west end of house plus a private outdoor sitting area. The great room and east wing of the house are for my personal use although long term guests can use washer/dryer by special arrangement.
Interaction with Guests
It depends on whether I'm here or not and how busy I am.
Quiet, exclusive neighborhood of custom homes on large, treed lots bordering Kit Carson National Forest. Local trails are popular with hikers, mountain bikers and dog walkers but only four minutes to center of town.
Ample parking on my acreage but no public transportation. You really need a car to stay with me.
Other Things to Note
Shampoo, conditioner,hair dyer and various styling potions and lotions provided as well as basic dishes/glasses/cutlery, and some do-it-yourself breakfast items.
Well-behaved,non-shedding dogs are welcome. Yard is fenced. Please use separate entrance to guest wing accessed from parking area and west portal. Appliances in guest wing are for breakfast and snack preparation but not suitable for major cooking. No smoking anywhere, please.
Susan was a great host, she was okay with our booking on short notice and an evening arrival. The house is beautifully designed in a classic Southwest style. We enjoyed the privacy of our room and bathroom, and appreciated the snacks she left for us in the fridge. Overall, a great experience!
Unfortunately I didn't get to spend much time here as I had a bit of a whirlwind visit. I didn't even get to pet the donkey. :( But you couldn't ask for much more from an accommodation. It's basically a luxury hotel suite, with a living area with comfy couch and big TV, a large bathroom, and a bedroom with a lovely view of the lights of Taos by night. And it's a quick and easy drive to town.
I had limited interaction with Susan, but she seems very nice. I wish my stay could have been a bit longer.
This house is very special, and Susan is awesome. I stayed here for a couple days, the place is almost like an individual studio.
Susan's place was better than advertised. Close, but off the busiest area of town, and the house was beautiful. We had our own section for us that open up to a patio with amazing views of the sunset. Susan also had the perfect recommendations for dinner that allowed us to really get to most of our trip. Highly recommended.
I had a wonderful time staying with Susan and I cannot recommend this place enough ....contemporary and stylish yet homely, quiet and secluded yet close to town, friendly and helpful yet affording privacy and respect of space.
Don't hesitate if you are visiting Taos to stay here with Susan ...you will feel better for it
Susan made me feel very welcome and could not have dreamed of a more beautiful place to stay while in Taos. Beautiful, warm and cozy...Susan thought of absolutely everything. I could not say enough about just how wonderful my stay was here. Highly recommend and hope to return soon!
About the Host, Susan
My dog and I lead a quiet life, punctuated by the occasional dinner party attended by hyper verbal creative types. I'm a writer/editor/designer but my real passion is my horse, Chance. (It used to be skiing moguls until I wore out my knees.) I've lived all over the United States and, for five years, in New Zealand on a dairy farm and in Christchurch. (And I often wish I were still there!)