Small apartment in my art glass studio.
Fully equipped efficiency kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker. One standard bed and one standard futon. Library of art books, DVD and VCR videos but no general TV reception. The studio is located in Ranchos de Taos right on the border of Taos, 4 miles from Taos Plaza. It is located across from Philips 66, Thunder Lizard and La Cocina. Walk to the Sage Brush Inn restaurant and bar. La Cocina restaurant across the street. Martina's Hall restaurant and bar, the historic Ranchos Church and many other restaurants within 1/2 mile. Bus stop very close.
I usually work in the studio in the back from 10 AM to 5 PM and may use the bathroom and the kitchen to make a sandwich for lunch. The apartment is private and secure. Guests are welcome to use the front room to have dinner, watch videos, listen to music or read a book. Perfect environment for the creative person.
Glass workshops available.
The entrance is through the gate on the North side of the building, in the door halfway down. The door will either be unlocked or I will have left th key outside in a location that I will give you when we communicate.
Interaction with Guests
My studio is in the back. I may use the kitchen and bathroom when I am there during the day between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
The Chili Line, our local bus has a Northbound to town pick up across from the Sage Brush Inn just North on the East side of the street. The drop off
Other Things to Note
Caution when using GPS or goggle maps, they may not be accurate in the Taos area. Topsy Gallery is located across from Philips 66 gas station and La Cocina Restaurant just before entering the town of Taos. Look for sign "Topsy Gallery phone 0702" in front (see photo).
You may use the front door for loading in and out. Be sure the door is locked with both locks from the inside. There are no keys available for guests.
We enjoyed our stay at Topsy Gallery, the space was very cool & unique, clean, & comfortable. We arrived later than expected so we never got to meet Michael, but he was very accessible through email. This was the perfect pit stop on our road trip across the southwest.
The casita/apartment is most accommodating. Located one mile south of the city of Taos and across the street from the historic church, this is a great location. The shuttle for the ski hill starts its route just north of the Gallery so you are virtually guaranteed to get on and it costs only $1 to ride up to mountain (Cheaper than you can drive). There is a full kitchen, coffee maker, microwave, oven, etc. The wifi is clearly posted for internet access. Lots of DVD's. Instant hot water in the shower. LOTS OF ROOM to spread out. A real bargain for the amenities available. Yeah, television for the news would be nice, but sometimes its just as nice to let the outside world "go".
A cozy funky studio in Taos complete with all the amenities. My son and I had a great time skiing and enjoyed the convenience being in town. Wish we could have stayed longer. Logistic were easy. Thanks
Great space with beautiful artwork. It's an entire apartment. Michael was very responsive. About four miles from Taos proper, but the gallery was the perfect homebase to explore town and Taos Ski Valley.
Our stay was great! Michael's art is so beautiful and it was awesome getting to stay right at his gallery. The space was very clean and homey feeling. The bed and other furnishings were very comfortable. Thanks again!
Micheal's place has been just perfect for us. Big room, big bathroom and a lot of privacy. It's a great great deal for the price !!
The room is actually more like an apartment, consisting of a living room/ bed room, a kitchen and bath. I had full use of the place, including microwave, fridge/ freezer and toaster oven. Very clean place, nice bed and a futon sofa if more than one person is staying, close to town and parking space right in front of the building.
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We moved to Taos from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 to pursue a life of art and independence. We invested in several properties in and around Taos to establish our business goals.
Formerly, a Graphic Artist, Pre-press Journeyman in the printing industry and magazine publisher. Property manager.
Currently, artist working in glass. Founder and facilitator of the Taos Institute for Glass Arts. Topsy Gallery owner in Ranchos de Taos.
Student of 20th century modernism design and decor
Hairdresser. Owner and operator of Heather Miro Hair Design in El Prado, NM
Flemenco Dancer and photographer.