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Sweet Guesthouse on Gated Compound!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Located on the historic 'HIGH ROAD TO TAOS', the guest house is on a private gated compound with beautiful mountain views. Only 4 miles to the Taos Plaza, close enough for easy access to all Taos museums, art galleries and restaurants, but far enough to avoid the noise and congestion of in town living. The house features a wood burning fireplace (wood provided for short term rentals), viga beamed ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile floors, and Mexican tiled shower in the bath. Kitchen is small but fully equipped and waiting for you to come out and enjoy the beauty of Taos and the surrounding areas! Fresh flowers, muffins and coffee will await you when you arrive. Enjoy them peacefully on the patio, or in the cozy dining area. (New Keurig Brewer....bring your favorite K-cups!)

Guest house is furnished for short term rental and located just one mile from the entrance to the Carson National Forest, a great spot to start a bike ride through the mountains or to historic Pot Creek. Trail maps will be provided to start your trek!

Coming to ski? Guest house is conveniently located (on a paved/plowed road) approximately half way between Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu Ski resort.

Thinking of moving to Taos or building a home here? Come stay for longer term, get to know the area, the people, and enjoy the unbelievable blue skies of Northern New Mexico!

Keywords: Guest Cottage, 4 miles to the plaza, close to all ski areas!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

Why Betty chose Ranchos de Taos

I have lived in several states, but came here on a motorcycle trip and decided THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO RETIRE! out!! You wont regret it!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house rental in Ranchos de Taos

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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(33 traveller reviews)

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Sweet Guesthouse on Gated Compound!
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Ms. Betty is the sweetest ever. Perfect little spot tucked in the mountains. The house is very well kept. Furniture was amazing and she has Fiesta dishes! My wife loved those. She is very knowledgeable to the area and recommended THE BEST spot for sunsets. We will definitely be back to this Home Away from home. 😍

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! Lovely space and beautiful gardens.

  • 5 of 5

Betty was an exceptional host. Warm and welcoming. The guest cottage was spacious and the bed was comfy. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You can’t go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

Let’s start by talking about Betty, the owner. She welcomes you to her property with fresh flowers and pastries from Michaels. She is warm and welcoming. If you need her help, she’s there. If you want your privacy, it’s yours.

Now about the house. It’s perfect. It’s charming and comfortable. I was looking at a

VRBO in the downtown area and had a hard time deciding whether to stay at Betty’s house or the one downtown. I ultimately decided on Betty’s house and what a great choice. It takes less than 10 mins to get to the downtown area. And when you come back to your home, it’s quiet. And the stars are beautiful! I was sad when I left

Will definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 31/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Donna! Please do come again..I hope to be able to take in a hike next time! Must get in shape of course first!! Enjoy the rest of your time off!
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Enjoyed Our Second Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this lovely guesthouse. It is just what we wanted for exploring Taos and the surrounding area. The casita is newly re-decorated with lovely furnishings and is comfortable and clean. It is a joy to sit by the fireplace in the evening and relax after a day of exploring. The owner, Betty, is available if needed and is most knowledgeable about the area. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and for the little things - the pastries from Michael's Kitchen and the beautiful flowers you had on our arrival. We look forward to another Taos visit.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review Mary. I look forward to seeing you and Bill again on another trip to the Southwest. Very good to see you again. Best regards! Betty
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Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved meeting Betty and staying at her little casa. She's thought of everything to make you feel at home. The cabin is clean and beautifully furnished. It's on her gated property so we always felt safe. She has the perfect peaceful getaway. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this place justice. The perfect place to come "home" to after a day of exploring Taos. There is so much to do and so many good food joints to eat at in Taos, but my husband and I found ourselves ready to be back in our (Betty's) little adobe house sitting on the couch by the fire! Betty is so accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. We will DEFINITELY be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ciara! Hope to see you all again in March!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Bent Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Alley Cantina
Nearest Point of Interest
Adobe Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Michaels Kitchen
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Visitor Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Orlandos Restaurant


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$47.04
Damage Deposit AU$134.39

Rates subject to change without notice. Prices slightly higher on holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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