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The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom3 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Arroyo Hondo, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRio Grande Gorge Bridge12 min drive
  • Popular LocationJohn Dunn Bridge13 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlack Rock Hot Springs14 min drive
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)15 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 4
6500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

Two beautiful bedroom suites are available in this magnificent 6,500-square-foot earthship. (See photos.) The second suite is automatically added for parties of 3-4. No matter the size, your guest party is the only one enjoying the house. Should your party of 2 want both suites, book for 3. The house sits high on a hill overlooking the majestic Rio Grande Gorge and is ringed by mountains. The two private suites occupy the entire lower level of the house which connects to the 300-degree-view living room and gourmet commercial kitchen via a grand underground staircase. Each adobe and Mexican-tiled suite has gorgeous views, a private patio, queen bed, sitting area, bathroom, mini fridge, microwave, and coffee and tea service. Access to wii-fi is in the lounge between suites, on the grand staircase, and in the living room and kitchen. Cook meals with upscale cookware and enjoy dining with magnificent views. Hike, bike, or snowshoe beautiful trails along the rim of the gorge right out your front door. A 10-minute hike from the house will bring you to breathtaking views of the canyon and Rio Grande 800-feet below. Mineral-rich hot springs and the John Dunn Bridge are a hike away. Gorgeous sunsets and starry skies await. This massive 6,500- square-foot earthship, exquisitely built for your privacy and connection with nature, requires a caretaker and my sweet dog, Ruby, and I have private quarters on premises to ensure your experience is fabulous. Wonderfully set off the beaten path, in inclement weather, vehicles with AWD or 4WD and good clearance are necessary.

Property manager

Brenda Wilhelmson



Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Ski area nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Available in the house: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required
  • Free self parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen island
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Free breakfast available
  • Dining table


  • Bedroom
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Wood stove


  • Games
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard


  • Laundromat nearby


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In the city center
  • In the mountains
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the airport
  • On a river

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Snow sports gear on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horseback riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Garden
  • Property does not allow children
  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 6,500 square feet



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; your host will greet you
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Access methods

Access code, host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 10
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
The Dobson House--famous Taos Earthship Arroyo Hondo
The Dobson House--famous Taos Earthship Private vacation home

About this area

Arroyo Hondo

Located in Arroyo Hondo, this vacation home is in the city center and on a river. Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and Taos Plaza are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Earthship BioTecture and Kit Carson Park are two other places to visit that come recommended. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge - 12 min drive
  • Wild Rivers Recreation Area - 12 min drive
  • John Dunn Bridge - 13 min drive
  • Black Rock Hot Springs - 14 min drive
  • Earthship BioTecture - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Taos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional) - 15 min drive


  • Taos Mesa Brewing - 12 min drive
  • Midtown Bistro And Lounge - 22 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship?

As of Sep 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship on Oct 1, 2023 start from $189.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship located?

Located in the heart of Arroyo Hondo, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Carson National Forest, and Earthship BioTecture. Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area and Kit Carson Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Michael M., Dallas, TX, USA

Liked: Cleanliness
Relax in a great locale
The property is located on a hilltop near the Rio Grande Gorge (easy hiking distance). It was a very quiet, peaceful location while still being an easy driving distance from Taos. The room and common area are unique and fun. The hostess was also very responsive. I would stay there again without hesitation.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2023

10/10 Excellent

Mike S.

Liked: Cleanliness
Scenic and wonderful stay
The Dobson House is an amazing place to stay. Incredible property history and scenery is incomparable! Stars like nowhere I have seen and hike into the gorge is awesome! Brenda and Ruby are outstanding hosts!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2023

10/10 Excellent

Brandon T.

Liked: Cleanliness
We loved it! A great unique place and the host is very nice!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jenny S.

Liked: Cleanliness
Absolutely beautiful home with amazing views of the night sky!!!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2023

10/10 Excellent

Yoko K.

Liked: Cleanliness
Fantastic Earthship
This home was incredible. The location outside of town allowed for serenity, big sky viewing, access to the Rio Grande and was perfect. Brenda was a gracious and kind host and gave us so many helpful tips. Loved it!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2023