The SpaceOne approximately 10x12 bedroom that is usually my sewing room (and therefore has my sewing table etc). It's small, but comfortable and clean. Double/full bed that is a 8" futon mattress with memory foam topper- on the soft side- one side chair, small desk area with chair, and small closet space with hangers. The bathroom is right across the hall and is almost exclusively yours- the only time i use it is for a shower, as it currently has the only shower in the house, and I take them when guests are not around. I provide towels, and you are welcome to use the kitchen/living areas of the house- i have my own sitting area in my room in the back to be in if you like privacy. Many guests rave about my beautiful back yard/garden retreat, which includes a covered outdoor seating area, a hammock slung between apple trees, hummingbirds, flowers, patios, and a mountain view. No cable TV but 23" LCD TV is in living room has local broadcast channels, DVD/bluray, HDMI port, and can stream. Entire house has wifi internet.
Please review the Amenities section- I do not provide breakfast nor other meals, but am happy to share what i have on hand, such as coffee, tea, condiments, ice, spices, and other basic items, and you are free to use the kitchen.
This is my own private home and I am in it, so I need to know who you are! Please fill out your "About Me"/profile completely, provide photo, and get ID Verification, prior to requesting a reservation. This is especially important if you have no reviews yet. While filling out profile, imagine inviting a stranger into your home with you, and what you'd want to know about them. Thanks! Guest AccessOne 10x12 bedroom, one of the two bathrooms, kitchen, living/dining area, fridge, ice, TV/DVD/streaming, and outdoor areas. Full access to all kitchen appliances, utensils, and ordinary condiments. You will have a key to the house, and be free to come and go as you please. Interaction with GuestsI'm warm, relaxed, and friendly, yet quiet and private enough that i do not need to interact if it's not your preference, and myself have a very busy life, and might be out for much of your stay and/or busy with my home-based work (meaning that, while it's my pleasure to provide recommendations etc, I'm generally not available for extensive companionship). A thirty-two year resident of Taos, I'm very happy to share local knowledge of everything from great places to eat and go, local attractions, hiking trails, hot springs, skiing, etc, and am involved in/have good knowledge of the local music scene. I do work a day-job, and often have music gigs or events in the evenings. You might sometimes find me spinning yarn on the patio, or practicing guitar. The NeighborhoodIt's a typical, mixed-income, mixed-cultural, fairly quiet residential neighborhood only a block and a half from an extended commercial area that includes coffee shops, restaurants, stores, theater, banks, and bus stops, about a mile and a half from the old historic district/downtown. The homes are around 40 years old and mostly classic Southwest style: one-story, pueblo-style stucco'd residences on quarter-to-half-acre lots. Plenty of parking. Getting AroundThe NCRTD Chile Line, Taos' town public bus line, is free and operates on weekdays (not evenings or weekends) and has stop on the major street one and a half blocks away, and runs one route into downtown. There is also an express $1 shuttle bus to Taos Ski Valley during the ski season, and town busses can take bicycles. NCRTD Blue Bus- (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it- can technically get you from Santa Fe to Taos for free on weekdays, but has a very limited and time-consuming schedule. The Taos Express from/to Santa Fe operates on weekends only, one trip a day, for $5, and there are $60-$75 (one-way) airport-type shuttles too. However, public transportation is otherwise extremely limited in rural northern NM, nonexistent on evenings and weekends, and there are no taxis nor Uber, so it is very challenging to not have a car. One can rent locally from Enterprise Rentacar (advance reservations recommended- they don't always have vehicles on hand), and their location is 6 blocks from my house. The middle of Taos' historic downtown- Taos Plaza- is a 1.5 mile bike ride or walk. I have ample parking for cars at my house, and driving and parking around Taos is as easy as a small town with one main thoroughfare generally is. Hiking trails start within two miles of the house, and there are abundant areas nearby to walk, hike, and bike. The new Rio Grande del Norte National Monument public lands are within a few miles, as is the Rio Grande Gorge, Taos Pueblo, rafting areas, hot springs, and many hiking and mountain biking trails. Other Things to NoteSmall bedroom is suitable for single or couple only. Bed is 8" thick inner-spring futon mattress with 1.5" memory-foam topper on a futon sofa frame. Am told it's more comfortable than many "real" beds. It is on the soft side.
Re cell coverage: Verizon is really the only cell carrier that has full coverage in Taos and across the mountains of northern New Mexico. t-Mobile and Sprint are at variable levels of none to ok (including, may have some cell coverage, but shaky to no digital/internet; it seems to vary), and ATT tends to have poor service in the area, regardless of what they claim. Virgin does not work at all. It's best to have your non-Verizon phone be able to "roam" on Verizon, and/or have a device capable of accessing my wifi network so you can get to internet. There is no landline telephone in house, and no computer available to guests.
The house is equipped with smoke/CO2 detectors, is completely up to code (which is not always the case in Taos) and all systems -wiring, plumbing, heat, appliances, etc- are upgraded and/or new within last ten years. Heat is hot water underfloor radiant and baseboard, quiet and comfortable. Taos is at 7,200' and rarely gets very hot in summer, so houses here generally do not have air conditioning, and this house is no exception.