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Known for its awesome outdoor recreation, world-class skiing, and unique artist culture, Taos, New Mexico, is a truly magical place in the Southwest. Taos is filled with authentic cuisine, wide-open spaces, and unique styles of architecture too. So, it should come as no surprise that there are some really interesting places to stay when you explore this area for yourself! Here are the top vacation rentals in Taos to book for your next New Mexico getaway.
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There’s a fascinating Earthship culture in Taos that you can learn about by touring the Greater World Earthship Community or better yet – staying in one overnight! With this Airbnb rental, you’ll stay in the first official Earthship that was ever built back in 1979. It’s now available for nightly rentals and called Hobbit House. This is an eco-friendly house set on five acres of apple orchard land and two miles east of the plaza in downtown Taos. It’s a studio-style space with a kitchen, living room, dining room, and greenhouse with a toilet and shower. It’s cozy with the wood-burning fireplace too. You can visit the Earthship visitor center free of charge when you stay here.
There are also some fun tiny houses in Taos, including this one that can sleep three people. Live tiny with huge views with a stay on this 25-acre property by the Rio Grande Canyon. Nature-lovers enjoy it here because of the remote setting. Yet you’ll be just about 20 minutes to Taos and 30 minutes to the ski resort. The two parts are separated with a sleeping area and bathroom on one side and a kitchen/living area on the other side. The tiny house comes with a small kitchen, TV, couch, and dining table. You can bring one medium-size dog or two small dogs along, but know there are cattle dogs that roam loose on the property.
Two guests can stay in this adorable, 350-square-foot casita that is in the Cañon neighborhood in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s on a half-acre of land with the main house and overlooks a seasonal river. When you stay here, you’re just 1.5 miles from the plaza and 20 miles from the ski resort. Another fun feature is the upper level with outdoor dining space and the outdoor hammock. The Taos Bird House is decorated with bright and festive colors, and equipped with many comforts to make you feel right at home. You can pick fruit on the property in the late summer and fall, and the co-host created the original art inside the space.
Available to rent on Vrbo, this 700-square-foot casita sleeps two people and is on a quiet street that’s three blocks from the plaza. It’s a convenient place to stay in town with a dining table, wood-burning kiva fireplace, and well-equipped kitchen. The home has a bathroom, queen-size bed, and total privacy inside a tall stucco wall. Dogs are welcome here for an extra fee per night. Known as Casa Verde, this casita is one of three units that can be rented together or separately.
Located in nearby El Prado, here’s an adobe home that’s on 14 acres of land for a romantic getaway or private retreat. It’s just 2.5 miles from the plaza and 17 miles from the ski resort. With this Airbnb rental, you’ll sleep in a room that’s part of a 3,000-square-foot old adobe house that was built in the early 1900s. The rental includes a queen-size bed, small work space, TV, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. If you book this room, you can also rent out an additional room for extra guests.
Here’s another fun Earthship rental in Taos for your unique New Mexico experience. It sleeps three people and was built by Earthship inventor Mike Reynold’s son. It’s situated at 8,200 feet elevation and offers amazing views of the valley below. Outdoor recreation is right at your fingertips when you stay here. Features of the rental include two sleeping areas, bathroom, full kitchen, satellite TV, a front porch, patio, and hammock. You might need to hike in if it is snowy or icy.
Known as a “micro home,” this is a cute and comfy place to stay that’s a quick drive from the plaza and less than an hour to two ski resorts. The home is in a quiet neighborhood and has a full kitchen, laundry machines, Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning. You’ll love this tiny house for two people, and there are discounts for monthly stays. The home is in the oldest neighborhood in Taos and two blocks from a bus stop.
With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, here’s a lovely guesthouse that’s situated on a ridge. It’s a secluded property and comes with a full kitchen, living room, fireplace, satellite TV, outdoor patio, hot tub, and BBQ grill. You’ll be just five minutes from the plaza and 30 minutes from the ski resort here. Known as the Querencia Guesthouse, this rental space also has laundry machines and private gardens. One dog less than 50 pounds can stay with you here
If you’re looking for something cute, compact, and affordable, consider this Airbnb cottage in Taos. This rental has a queen-size bed in the bedroom, another queen bed in the loft, private patio, and living/dining room with mountain views. Other features of the rental include a fire pit, outdoor gas grill, laundry machines, and picnic table. You’ll be a short drive from town when you stay here, but also surrounded by nature and wildlife.
A Vrbo casita rental worth looking at is this popular spot that sleeps three people. It is just two blocks from the plaza and comes with a private, enclosed patio and jacuzzi tub. From here, it’s easy to walk to art galleries, museums, and restaurants. All the rooms are decorated in a Southwestern style with art and artifacts to make the space look inviting and casually elegant. The host provides a washer and dryer on the grounds for guests to use. Wi-Fi and complimentary tea and coffee are also available.
Casita Piedra Vista is a cute and newly constructed casita in nearby El Prado that puts you in a prime location for getting to the ski resort. Skiing is 15 miles away, while the plaza is just five miles away. The property offers expansive mountain views and epic sunsets. It also has a full kitchen, king-size bed, bathroom, complimentary bath toiletries, and many other comforts of home. You’ll have a TV and Wi-Fi here, as well as a shared fire pit and cozy Adirondack chairs on the private front porch. This casita is on a one-acre parcel of land on a dead-end road for quiet and privacy. You can bring your pet along with prior notice.
Up to three people can stay at this guesthouse that offers fabulous views and even onsite massages by appointment. It is a great home base for ski trips and a nice spot for romantic getaways too. The home comes with a hot tub, private deck, Wi-Fi, smart TV, and free bikes to use. All of this comes at an affordable price that’s better than most hotel rooms in town too. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and an air mattress. Pets are allowed at this highly rated Airbnb rental.
In 1,650-square-feet of space, here’s a Vrbo rental property for up to six people. It has two bedrooms, four beds, and two baths in an adobe-style structure on the north edge of Taos. You’ll have great views here and enjoy the in-house studio art gallery with work for sale. The home is owned by an artist and has a large outdoor fire pit, cultural touches, Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry machines. Stay here for a unique New Mexico experience with wide-open spaces and starry night skies.
Here’s a private home available to rent on Airbnb when you want to spend some time in the Taos and Arroyo Hondo Valley area. It has a full kitchen, laundry room, sunroom, and wildflower garden. This is a dog-friendly rental home that sleeps four people with a queen-size bed in the bedroom and two rollout beds in the common area. Dogs love it here because there’s a fenced yard with a large doggie door that leads out from the sunroom. The hosts live next door to this rental property and are available if you need anything.
How cool is this shipping container Airbnb rental to soak up the Taos-area views? The shipping container home sleeps three people and has been outfitted with streaming TV, Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a private back porch. It’s in a central location to reach town and local adventures. It’s recommended to have a 4WD vehicle to get down the bumpy dirt road that leads you here. Other features of the home are the equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, and two acres of space that surround it and that are guest-accessible. Pets are allowed here when you pay an extra fee, half of which is donated to the local Humane Society.
You will be within walking distance of the best cafes and shops in Taos when you book this Airbnb studio apartment. It is located on a quiet dead-end street and has a pet-friendly private yard that’s fenced in. Off-street parking is available at this cute tiny house rental. Guests can use the open work/living space with divided bed space nearby. The studio is by the host’s main house but has its own driveway and enclosed yard for privacy. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed and sofa bed at this very affordable space for up to three people.
Rustically charming while refreshingly modern, here’s a rental home that’s just minutes from the plaza and in a historic district. Up to eight people can stay here and use the three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Local artisans created this home using Native and recycled materials. It’s a true Southwestern retreat that is private and luxurious for your trip. The list of amenities include internet, TV, laundry machines, a hot tub, and a fireplace.
For a unique stay in Taos, book this fun and popular Airbnb trailer that’s bright yellow just like the shining New Mexico sun. It accommodates two people in a vintage 1954 Silver Dome travel trailer that’s just minutes from town. It has a fenced yard, living room, kitchen, full bedroom, and full bathroom. The trailer has many of its original features but has been updated with modern plumbing and electricity. The outdoor area has a deck, fire pit, and fenced yard that’s shared with the host. Dogs are welcome here for an extra fee. Overall, it’s located in a very diverse area with many different types of homes and people who live in them.
Another cool place to stay in the Taos area is this dome home that sleeps three people. It’s a light-filled space that’s about 12 minutes from downtown and about 30 feet across in size. It’s about a 5-10-minute drive to shops and restaurants. Guests will enjoy the bedroom loft space, small kitchen, Wi-Fi, and open-floor plan. There’s a composting toilet here too. The dome home is on shared land, but is still very private. Book this rental for an eco-friendly space that feels very special.