The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

The Dobson House--Famous Taos Earthship

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
Arroyo Hondo, NM

Explore the area

  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)15 min drive
  • Popular LocationTaos Plaza25 min drive
  • Popular LocationLa Hacienda del los Martinez27 min drive
  • Popular LocationWheeler Peak Wilderness Area29 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
6500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2
      1 queen bed
    Bathroom 1
    Bathroom 2

    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

    Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
    This 6,500-square-foot earthship hovers next to the majestic Rio Grande Gorge and sits on an enchanted 25-acre mesa surrounded by mountains. The booking price is for one suite, double occupancy. For families and guests traveling together, the second suite is twenty percent off, no extra Vrbo fees, and Vrbo will send a payment request for the second suite after booking. Honoring current safety protocol, only one guest party is hosted at a time. The suites are located in the private lower building and connect to the main house's beautiful windowed living room and gourmet commercial kitchen via a grand underground staircase. Guests have full use of the living room and kitchen. 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 living room and grand staircase. Hike, bike, or snowshoe the mesa's historic stagecoach trails. Follow Big Horn Sheep trails along the gorge's rim. Descend the gorge and soak in the mineral-rich Manby Hot Springs. Breath-taking sunsets and starry skies await. The Dobson House is beautifully set in nature off the beaten path. In inclement weather, vehicles with AWD or 4WD and good clearance are necessary to navigate snow and snow melt.
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Brenda Wilhelmson
    Speaks English

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
    Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

    Social distancing

    Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Car required


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee grinder
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Paper towels


    • Free breakfast available


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Wood stove

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Outdoor furniture


    • Near laundromat


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • On the river
    • In the mountains
    • In a rural location
    • Near a hospital

    Things to do

    • Horse riding nearby
    • Casino nearby
    • Golf nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Hunting nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby

    Safety features

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


    • Sleeps 4
    • Property does not allow children

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    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    This property welcomes adults only

    Important information

    You need to know

    This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
    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
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
    Long-term renters welcome
    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

    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 a rural area and on a river. KTAOS Solar Center and Millicent Rogers Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include John Dunn Bridge and D.H. Lawrence Ranch. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

    What's nearby

    • Manby Hot Springs - 4 min drive
    • Black Rock Hot Springs - 14 min drive
    • Taos Plaza - 25 min drive
    • La Hacienda del los Martinez - 27 min drive
    • Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area - 29 min drive

    Getting around

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


    • Taos Mesa Brewery — 14 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Overall score and ratings



    Rating 5 - Excellent. 67 out of 69 reviews
    5 - Excellent 97%
    Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 69 reviews
    4 - Good 3%
    Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 69 reviews
    3 - Okay 0%
    Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 69 reviews
    2 - Poor 0%
    Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 69 reviews
    1 - Terrible 0%

    5/5 Excellent

    3 nights
    The space is beautiful and I am so glad we found it. The dark sky at night was lit by millions of stars and it was so nice to be outside and enjoy the peace and quite. I would recommend in the summer months to have a fan that can be placed in front of the window at night to bring in the cool air otherwise a perfect getaway.

    5/5 Excellent

    House is really cool Not too far from town

    5/5 Excellent

    Fantastic Views
    My daughter and I had a lovely stay. All was exactly as represented. She recently moved to the area and had seen the "earthship house" on several drives out that way. It was cool for her to actually stay overnight! Fun....

    5/5 Excellent

    Stunning- New Mexico beauty in its fullest!
    We were in awe. The views, the Earthship itself, the quiet, the stars were stunning. We really enjoyed meeting you, Brenda and Ruby and hearing about the history of your place. Thank you so much.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great Experience!
    Beautiful place to come and unwind very peaceful, great hike down to the Manby Springs Awesome management… Will return Thank you Brenda!