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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

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5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
14 reviews

Popular amenities

Outdoor Space
Barbecue Grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationMuseum of International Folk Art16 min walk
Popular LocationMuseum of Indian Arts and Culture17 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Fe Children's Museum4 min drive
AirportSanta Fe, NM (SAF-Santa Fe Municipal)25 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

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

    1920's Historic Adobe & Piece of SF Art History Mentioned in USA Today Travel

    Historic Santa Fe vacation home in Historic Eastside, near Santa Fe Plaza
    Santa Fe Permit No. 18-00153704 - Please read listing through to its end for COVID guidelines. Casa Bakos-Atwood is a 100% adobe house, hand-built by Jozef Bakos in the 1920s. Bakos was the originator and member of Los Cinco Pintores (the five painters) that started the Santa Fe Modern Art Movement. The five painters, also known as five nuts in five mud huts, built their homes in a row on Camino del Monte Sol. Bakos says in an interview with Sylvia Loomis for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. "...by the way, we started building all those houses on the Camino, we all five of us built our houses up there, started the art colony there. In fact, I think we made Camino del Monte Sol." Casa Bakos-Atwood is perfect for one or more and great for a reunion or getaway. If you are fond of art, history, and old world charm with a European farmhouse feel, this adobe home is for you. One guest says in a message left in the guest book, "Santa Fe by way of Belgium via Italy, we loved it all!" The Historic Santa Fe Foundation selected it as one of four homes on its Artist Home Tour and says: “All four properties were either actually built by the artists (Baumann and Bakos) or were existing structures that underwent substantial remodeling by the artists (Davey and Rush). The result is that each of them survives as a strong and tangible expression of the artist’s aesthetic, work practices and craftsmanship. The four houses express the lives and personalities of their creators probably more than any other artists’ properties remaining in Santa Fe from the period (1920 through 1935).” The State of New Mexico recognized Bakos as a Master Painter in 1976 at the age of 85 and one year before his death. The home sits on ¼ of an acre, less than 1/2 of a mile from Canyon Road. Enjoy a walk to your favorite galleries and be at the best restaurants in Santa Fe in a few minutes by car and under 15 minutes by foot. The Santa Fe Plaza is 1.1 miles, 9 minutes by car and a short, 25-minute walk. Experience the annual Farolito walk on Canyon Road held each December 24th in just a few minutes. Sing carols, eat s'mores, sip hot chocolate and keep warm by the bonfires throughout the neighborhood. The home is always magical but spending the month of December here is a memory you will not forget. Drive 20 minutes to the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range for great hiking trails and skiing at Ski Santa Fe. A mile from St. John's College and the Atalya Trail or to the Cerro Gordo / Upper Canyon Loop and Dale Ball Trails. Museum Hill is .80 of a mile; drive in 4 minutes or a walk in 15. The home consists of three bedrooms and three baths en suite. Parking is behind the house.. The drive is narrow at the top but will accommodate a large SUV. The property was subdivided in 1990 and the drive is shared with a neighbor. Enter the courtyard through a blue gate, hand-carved by Bakos, also a woodworker, and decorated with a red ristra wreath, into a hardscaped courtyard with a fountain, two sitting areas, and a portal. Bakos also carved the front door to the home. You will feel the magic and home’s spirit as you enter the dining room, originally a living room. An original kiva fireplace sits in the corner. Imagine the smell of a New Mexico piñon pine fire on a crisp morning in the spring and fall or its warmth on a cold winter day. The master bedroom sits off the dining room. The master bath is spacious with a shower and cabinets, drawers and shoe cabinet along with three sections for hanging.The tiled great room with kiva fireplace sits beyond the now dining room, was once a courtyard; its original portal remains. The courtyard was enclosed in 1957. The entrance that was used to access the back of the house has been converted to a wood box. Your view through a window opening takes you through the great room to a guest room with bath and original tub, and outside deck and patio with fireplace.Bakos’ upstairs studio, now a bedroom, was once accessed by an exterior ladder and is now interior space enclosed with a skylight, windows, and a beautiful, wood staircase. The Sangre de Cristo Mountain range can be seen from a window in his studio. I can imagine him standing in front of the window with his paintbrush and canvas creating his lovely mountain paintings. His painting, “Springtime Rainbow” dated 1923, was presented by Bakos to The New Mexico Museum of Art in 1974 in memory of Teresa Bakos, his wife. Off the dining room, you will enter a gathering room/breakfast room with an original kiva fireplace located across from a kitchen. This is a favorite spot to watch the birds and chipmunks frolic in the front courtyard through a set of large French doors while enjoying your morning coffee. The cottage style kitchen has ample cabinet space and is outfitted with LG refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, a 23" size electric convection oven/broiler, and a four burner gas cooktop. Small appliances include Vitamix, KitchenAid mixer with attachments, crockpot, wok, tangine, Jura coffee maker, electric tea kettle, and Calphalon cookware. Prep your dishes using custom pottery mixing and prep bowls. Serve your creations on custom pottery dinnerware and serving dishes. Cabinets have some open shelving and countertops are of Mexican tile.Original wood floors remain in four rooms, as well as, two kiva fireplaces and five hand-carved doors, five frescoes, two bas-relief carvings, and various carved lintels and corbels, throughout the home - all created by Bakos. The home is decorated with Early American, Italian and French antiques, custom furniture from Indonesia, vintage over-dyed rugs purchased locally, contemporary original art, folk art, custom pottery, high-end reproductions, and accessories.All bed and bath linens are 100% organic European linen and sourced from California or Europe.All beds are made with linen sheets and coverlets. In the cooler months, a duvet and linen waffle blanket will be in each room.Two sets of linen waffle towels and a linen bath mat are in each bath. If you are not fond of linen towels, two sets of Turkish cotton towels are also in each bath. All baths are stocked with travel-size natural artisan soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion handcrafted with premium organic herbs, botanicals and essential oils that are vegetarian and certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny, all made with oatmeal and honey and sourced from Oregon. The downstair's guest room bath with a tub has an additional foaming tub truffle to add to your bathwater. Casa Bakos-Atwood is the perfect place to relax, eat, sleep, paint, write, create and celebrate. The home will inspire you!Mentioned in USA Today Travel Section in mid-May.Casa Bakos-Atwood, Santa Fe, New MexicoHand-built by artist Jozef Bakos in the 1920s, Casa Bakos-Atwood provides guests with the unique experience of staying in a traditional adobe-style home. There is an original kiva fireplace and wood floors plus frescoes and carvings by Bakos.Read another shout-out for the house here:https://www.weareageist.com/travel/santa-fe-a-sensual-immersion/?fbclid=IwAR3LUi5IooeW9fa3OKEWNWeeD2E3G87yHx0lHAdkjJq1JLwNu8tlJC4bVxYFollow @casabakosatwood on Facebook and Instagram.ADDED 08/18/20 - PLEASE NOTE: Should our governor continue to have COVID restrictions in place at the time of your arrival, you will be required to abide by the regulations in place at that time. Guidelines will be updated as required. The latest guidelines are noted below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your understanding. Be safe and well, Lynda"Pursuant to Governor Lujan’s standing Executive Order, all persons arriving in New Mexico from out of state are directed to self-isolate or self-quarantine for at least 14 days from their date of entry. While there are exceptions for guests who are essential personnel, all lodging operators are expected to help enforce this requirement. Also, among other orders, the City of Santa Fe’s Emergency Proclamation IV:Prohibits gatherings of five or more persons in open areas and in public buildings;Advises residents and visitors to practice social distancing by maintaining six feet between others; andRequires all residents and visitors to wear a mask or facial covering in public settings."
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness center.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Lynda Atwood
    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

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car not required


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee grinder
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric kettle
    • Ice maker
    • Paper towels


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 3 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Soap
    • Hair dryer
    • Toilet paper
    • Shampoo

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Games
    • Stereo
    • Music library
    • Video library

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden
    • Outdoor furniture


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge services
    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near a hospital
    • Near outlet shopping

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Snow sports gear
    • Tennis on site
    • Golfing on site
    • Winery tours nearby
    • Casino nearby
    • Golf nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Mountain climbing nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sledding nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 2700 sq ft (251 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 30


    Check-out before 9:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    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
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
    Long-term renters welcome

    We should mention

    A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

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    About this area

    Santa Fe

    This vacation home is located in Santa Fe. Meow Wolf and Santa Fe Opera are cultural highlights of the area. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as sledding. Our guests appreciate the property's location for the sightseeing.
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    What's nearby

    • Museum of International Folk Art - 16 min walk
    • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - 17 min walk
    • St. John's College - 20 min walk
    • San Miguel Mission - 3 min drive
    • Santa Fe Children's Museum - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • Santa Fe Depot - 8 min drive
    • AirportSanta Fe Municipal Airport (SAF) - 25 min drive


    • Geronimo — 8 min walk
    • El Farol Restaurant & Cantina — 10 min walk
    • Pink Adobe — 3 min drive
    • Luminaria — 4 min drive
    • Santa Fe Bite — 4 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is 1920's Historic Adobe & Piece of SF Art History Mentioned in USA Today Travel pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at 1920's Historic Adobe & Piece of SF Art History Mentioned in USA Today Travel?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at 1920's Historic Adobe & Piece of SF Art History Mentioned in USA Today Travel?
    Check-out is at 9:00 AM.
    Where is 1920's Historic Adobe & Piece of SF Art History Mentioned in USA Today Travel located?
    Located in Historic Eastside, this historic vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of ViVO Contemporary, Santa Fe Plaza, and Loretto Chapel. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and Museum of International Folk Art are also within 1 mi (2 km).
    14 reviews
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    5/5 Excellent

    Great long ski weekend
    Always nice to have a home away from home when you are on vacation. We snow skied with our kids (all in their 20’s) and ate at some great restaurants that were in walking distance from the house. It was a great place to relax and everything we needed and more was provided. What a charming place. Wonderful owner and gracious hostess greeted us with champagne and fresh bread, fruits, and vegetables. Highly recommend

    5/5 Excellent

    Simply the best
    This home and host are the very best. The home itself is truly beautiful - comfortable layout, warmly decorated, meticulously maintained, fully equipped, and it's perfectly located. It's a lovely base from which to explore the area as well as to relax with friends and family. The host is warm, responsive and helpful, and our welcome was extraordinary. We're already working on plans to return.

    5/5 Excellent

    Spectacular Christmas
    Casa Bakos-Atwood was a spectacular place to spend Christmas in Santa Fe. Walking distance to the Farolitos on Canyon Road, and very convenient to Museum Hill and downtown sites. Lynda had decorated for Christmas before we arrived - a beautiful tree and small touches in every room. The welcome basket was superb, and we felt comfortable and yet wrapped in luxury. We could spread out to different comfortable areas, or gather together at the large table or the cozy sitting room by the kitchen. One of the highlights of our stay was using the beautiful pottery for our meals. Each coffee cup was uniquely beautiful, and the serving dishes made for a memorable Southwest Christmas Eve dinner. Thank you!

    5/5 Excellent

    Loved this home!
    We arrived for our Thanksgiving holiday and we were not disappointed! Lynda greeted us with a tour of the home which is beautifully appointed, and delicious treats upon arrival. Her adobe home is warm and inviting. Our adult children enjoyed having their own spaces to hang out and the location was perfect - close to dining and galleries. We will definitely be visiting Santa Fe again. Thank you Lynda!

    5/5 Excellent

    A Slice of Heaven!
    Casa Bakos-Atwood is unique, stylish, and unforgettable. This historic adobe is a real treasure, an incredible mix of art and history, and modern luxury. Our stay was beyond incredible. Our gracious hostess, Lynda, is like no other. Casa Bakos-Atwood is a splendid place - - a slice of heaven at 7,199'!

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