Schoolhouse Studio Smart & Swanky!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Morada Ln, Taos, NM 87571, United States
Your host, Jessica
31 Reviews
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The Space


Rich in history, this home was originally Saint Teresa's Mission in the late 1800's. It became part of the Mabel Dodge Luhan Estate in the 1930's. During that time influential guests, including Ansel Adams and D.H. Lawrence were inspired to create, cavort and exchange intellectual ideas at the many salons hosted here. Victor Higgins, member of the infamous Taos Society of Artists, housed his studio here. The home is presently a Registered Historic Landmark.

Bordered by sacred Taos Pueblo land, the views are vast and the light ever changing. Georgia O'Keefe was inspired to paint her famous cross series upon seeing the light play on the old morada which sits behind the house. This 1850’s schoolhouse where the Saint Teresa Mission nuns taught the children of Taos Pueblo has been completely restored with modern amenities and a reverence for it's history.

Plush king bed with premium linens and cushy full sized futon. Kitchenette with hot plate, mini-fridge and sink. Flickering flame gas wood stove. Short, portal covered outdoor stroll to private showerhouse/wc. Portal covered sitting area with views of sculpture garden and fountain. Open air courtyard with dining area and hot tub surrounding a gorgeous Japanese Maple Tree. Rooms dorned with artwork by area artists. All art and sculpture available for sale.

Sleeps up to 4.Port-a-crib available.

A 5 minute walk from Taos' Downtown Kit Carson Park, and a 10 minute walk to the Historic Plaza and Ledoux St. A fabulous secluded yet central downtown local on a 1/2 acre lot.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $2900 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The reservation was canceled 171 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • This cabin is fantastic and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend others stay here. I loved learning about the history of the surrounding estate and getting a view of Taos from the same place that many artists have. The amount of space is more than generous for two people, and all of the necessary comforts are there. The location is great for exploring Taos. We didn't find that the bathroom being detached was too much of a problem; the little wall heater in the bathroom kept it warm despite the cold temps outside. In all, we had a really great stay. Highly recommended.

    October 2013
  • A perfect place to experience old Taos. The school house had everything needed including a kitchen prep area that made our stay feel like home away from home. It was evident great care had been bestowed upon the building. We enjoyed the original artwork on display as well. Since the home looks out upon Taos Pueblo land and from the yard there is a wonderful view of the mountain. The property is adjacent to the Mabel Dodge Luhan compound and makes for a great photo op location. Would love to stay again. Thank you Jessica.

    October 2013
  • The schoolhouse studio is lovely - a really nice place to be. The location is great - a five minute walk from the plaza and etc, up at the end of a quiet lane, and the building and grounds are very pleasant. We had a great time. Thanks!

    July 2013
  • We had such a great time staying at the Schoolhouse Studio! You're only a 5 minute walk from downtown Taos, but it feels like you're in the country. So peaceful and beautiful. Although the house is split up into several rentals, it's still very private and you have your own patio. The studio has so much character and history. You really feel that you're having the most authentic Taos experience. I really recommend this place! We will defiantly be staying here next time we're in Taos.

    May 2013
  • My girlfriend and I brought our two dogs down to Taos for the weekend, and we could not be happier with our stay at the Schoolhouse. It had everything to make our stay fantastic: close to shops and restaurants, clean, spacious, great yard for the dogs, and a great ambiance. I would reccomend the Schoolhouse to anyone for any length of stay, we wish we had another week to stay and enjoy the town.

    April 2013
  • Loved our stay at the Schoolhouse. It's definitely a special and resonant place... Really enjoyed hanging out on the property, the hot tub soaks--super hot and great jets, and wandering across the way to the Mabel Dodge Luhan House to soak up the history.

    Everyone we encountered was very nice and our key was ready for us under the mat when we arrived. The Schoolhouse itself is very comfortable. My 13 year old son and I were very comfortable, despite it only being one room.

    Highly recommend!

    April 2013
  • beautiful location, setting and space. Jessica was available but not intrusive. The space was within walking distance to so much. it was the perfect little getaway space. the bathroom location wasn't really a concern - i can see it being so in the winter, but we didn't mind. the hot tub was cozy and perfect. we'll be back.

    April 2013
  • Staying at the schoolhouse was a great experience! It's a beautiful space, with great amenities and was exactly what we were looking for--something private and comfortable. The only thing that was less than ideal is that the bathroom is outside. This however, is a very minor issue and was only notable because we felt so pampered otherwise. Thank you for a great experience--we'd love to come back.

    February 2013
  • I loved the Schoolhouse Casita. It's beautifully decorated, in a great location and though I had a short stay and didn't get to meet Jessica she was very friendly, responded to my emails quickly, and called to say thank you for my stay. You can really feel that you're in a special place. It's so quiet and the view of Taos Mountain as you leave the bathroom is stunning. The outside bathroom is not really an inconvenience once you get used to it but I would recommend a robe and slippers for comfort in going back and forth. I recommend the Schoolhouse casita and would love to stay there again.

    February 2013
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I am thrilled to be part of a fun loving family. Our collective love of art, music, fresh air, travel and learning keeps our lives vivid and full of wonderful memories together. One season we are taking in the crisp autumns, snowy winters, breathtaking mountain vistas and eclectic history of Northern New Mexico. Next we are soaking up the warm sunshine, tropical breezes, luscious flavors and sacred spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. We are privileged to have found ourselves stewards of three remarkable properties in these magical locations. We have lovingly revived these homes, taking great care to honor the history and sacred space of each one. It is our pleasure to share with you, our gracious guest, these special places so dear to our heart. Welcome, and may your visit with us become part of your own collection of wonderful memories! Aloha!
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