Trails at door; near town too!

House - Private room · Camino Del Monte, Taos, NM 87571, United States
Your host, Susan
39 Reviews
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Response time: within a few hours

The Space

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. Guest wing has one queen bedroom with memory foam mattress. It rents for $65 per night single occupancy; $85 per night double occupancy. Private guest bath with tub. WiFi, minifridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker provided.

Enjoy the galleries, museums, and restaurants in town then come home to sleep in peace and quiet. Or, hike or bike out from the house onto trails in Kit Carson National Forest. Alternatively, if it's winter, seek thrills at world famous Taos Ski Valley. Great ski school, no lift lines.

If you like animals I have them and they're friendly. The dog, horse, and mini-donkey are all available for petting. Your host is available for conversation, especially if she is trying to avoid working on her novel or organizing her computer files.

Guest Access

Guests have access to tv in guest wing, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven in tv room.

Interaction with Guests

It depends on whether I'm here or not and how busy I am.

The Neighborhood

Great place to hike on gravel forest service road or trails; friendly neighbors; very quiet and private; only five minutes to center of town.

Getting around

Ample parking on my acreage but no public transportation. You really need a car to stay with me.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Susan was a great hostess. Her place was very convenient and cozy. The sunset views from her patio were great and her pets..Chance, Marley and the dogs were very friendly and engaging. She even had a small refrig stocked with yogurt, juice, milk, cream, coffee and cereal. Just a perfect for a quick breakfast. Highly recommend Susan and her place.

    June 2014
  • This was my first visit to Taos and so fortunate to have stayed in Susan's beautiful home. Tucked up alongside a mountain with a gorgeous view across the mesa, Susan's guest suite is a hidden treasure. The living room area has a big, cushy sofa, lots of interesting books and a super nice flat screen tv. There's also a small refrigerator that Susan stocked with yummy breakfast items. The bed is very comfortable and I slept like a rock. We had a chance to visit and Susan is a most delightful person. Thank you for hosting me, Susan, and I look forward to seeing you again!

    June 2014
  • I enjoyed the generous accommodations and slept like a log. It was wonderfully
    quiet and in a gorgeous wooded location. Everything that was needed was there
    and Susan was most helpful. There were many snacks in the refrigerator.

    May 2014
  • Susan is the hostess with the mostest. Her home is lovely, she is gracious hospitable and has the best recommendations for where to go and what to do in Taos and beyond. In fact her recommendations surpassed anything I read online and made my trip -I went to the Ghost Ranch to hike and soaked in the Ojo Caliente hot springs as her little guide book suggested.
    Oh, and her horse and donkey are the best! Can't recommend Susan and her place enough. Thanks Susan for everyone.

    May 2014
  • If you are traveling to Taos...this is definitely the place you want to stay. What a delightful surprise this was in everyway--classy, classy! Susan is an absolutely charming, smart and delightful host. Her home and our guest suite could not be nicer or more inspiring. Her animals provided an extra delight. Susan was attentively (email hidden)t without crowding us. Our stay with Susan in her wonderful home was the highlight of our weekend! As I read through the comments of other guests, consistent with our experience...tells the story well. If you have the opportunity to stay with will be the winner!

    May 2014
  • Susan and her place were wonderful! It was quiet, peaceful and private with beautiful views from the living area and bedroom. It was fun having Susan's horse and donkey just outside. Susan had great recommendations for restaurants and so helpful with directions which included a shortcut to Ghost Ranch. I will look forward to a return visit! Thank you so much for your kind and generous hospitality Susan!

    May 2014
  • Perfect location, gracious host and beautiful friendly animals. We loved our too short stay in Taos with Susan!

    March 2014
  • Susan is a generous, kind host. I found the bedroom particularly wonderful. In corner with south and west windows it was perfect for communing with the full moon. And the bed was very comfortable!

    March 2014
  • Great space, great amenities, great host! Susan was so thoughtful to provide a variety of simple breakfast items -- not cheap muffins and questionable microwave burritos, but quality yogurt, bread, cereal, etc. She also was kind enough to recommend some trails and leave me a book on local hikes, since I said that was my main objective during my stay.

    The bed is super comfy; there are small hand weights if you want to get in some basic shoulder work; the place is a quick drive into town but far enough to feel like you're more of a local than a tourist. In short, I had a great experience at Susan's place!

    February 2014
  • Susan's place was beautiful. She is a perfect hostess and worked her tail off to accommodate me. The Taos area has many beautiful sights to see but don't miss out on the Grand Canyon Bridge by way of the visitors center using the scenic back road! We saw big horn sheep, plenty of waterfowl and a bald eagle.

    January 2014
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writing/editing and architectural design
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!)
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