Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza

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1 bedroom, travel crib, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza

Entire home

Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza

Vacation home in Taos with kitchen and patio
10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space
Taos, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKit Carson Park11 min walk
  • Popular LocationTaos Plaza11 min walk
  • Popular LocationTaos Historic Museums11 min walk
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)14 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza

Vacation home in Taos with kitchen and patio
The view of Taos Mountain is vividly present from the front of the property, with cows grazing in the pastures in the foreground. A segment of a rural scene is juxtaposed within a family residential area, a short walk, about 15 minutes, (.5 miles), to the historic Taos Plaza, library, museums, Bent Street Shops, fine dining, farmers market and Kit Carson Park where many art fairs occur and music groups perform. It is about 20 miles to the Taos Ski Valley for exceptional skiing / snow boarding.

Our charming duplex originated as a renovation from a typical Taos 1930’s ranch house. It accommodates three, is approximately 600 square feet and some guests have described it as “intimate yet spacious”. The feeling of spaciousness may be due to the ceiling angles, at the high point the ceiling is close to 10 feet and at its low point, it is a close to 8 feet. Architecturally, the Artists Retreat is a balance of archways with contemporary linear angles. The walls are all hand troweled with a very light peach gypsum stucco that emits a modulated contemporary veneer adding to the tactile warm appearance.

Upon entering guests pass under an arched passageway before approaching the living room. Guests wanting to prepare food will find the well equipped compact kitchen with a fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker & grinder, toaster oven, a variety of pots & pans, cutlery, utensils and dish ware. We provide organic coffee beans and an assortment of teas.

Rather than decorating and embracing a single period or style, we have contrasted modern furnishings with vintage and contemporary wall art, creating spaces that exude charm, travel and warmth which are intended to make guests feel relaxed in a comfortable atmosphere. The brown stained concrete flooring is enhanced with a variety of area rugs. The living room couch transforms into a single pull out mattress for a second sleeping area. Facing the couch, is a large 42” HD TV with Direct TV service, DVD player and wifi.

The bath room has a shower and tub, with high quality towels including a hair dryer. The stacked washer / dryer including detergent is convenient for those guests who have been on the road for a while and for those who may be traveling with children.

The large bedroom is designed for ease and comfort featuring two sizable closets with luggage racks, a queen size bed, Serta pillows, and high quality deluxe linens. The mid century bed board includes a reading lamp and clock. An oak dresser with end tables and crystal lamps offers ample storage. The french doors in the bedroom welcome a sunny space that opens to a private tree lined back yard and intimate patio where guests can enjoy coffee or tea in the morning or celebrate the evening with a glass of wine. The patio is situated in a private back yard with shade trees and a sitting area for four. Come summer, shade wings cover the sitting area for additional coverage. The back yard fencing, a traditional northern New Mexico "coyote fence”, made from "latillas" ( aspen poles ) surrounds the back yard giving a sense of privacy.

Natural gas heating with thermostat controls. No air conditioning but two table fans provide plenty of cross ventilation in summer.

Designated parking in front of the duplex accommodates a minimum of two cars. For guests arriving in the evening, an activated front light automatically turns on for convenience. This is a smoke-free premises. There is NO SMOKING permitted in the unit or on the property. This includes e-cigarettes, "vaping" or other forms of inhalants. No candles. We cannot accommodate pets as some guests have allergic reactions to pets. If you are visiting friends or family in Taos, their pets cannot be brought to the property. We do not permit parties, gatherings or events of any kind without prior approval of the host.

In essence, we offer a well-appointed home that speaks of art and a warm and welcoming environment for those that stay.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a fitness center.

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

Property manager

Patty Navarrete


English, Spanish

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
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


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


  • Dining table


  • Bedroom
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Living room


  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels

Outdoor areas

  • Fenced yard
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Area rug in room
  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Gym on site
  • Snow sports gear on site

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Garden
  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 600 square feet (56 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 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

Children are welcome

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 (including family gatherings) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 4
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
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

Property is also known as

Artist Retreat Heart Plaza House Taos
Artist Retreat Heart Plaza House
Artist Retreat Heart Plaza Taos
Artist Retreat Heart Plaza
Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza Taos
Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza Private vacation home
Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza Private vacation home Taos

About this area


This vacation home is located in Taos. Carson National Forest and Kit Carson Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Twirl Toystore and Playspace and Kakawa Chocolate House.

What's nearby

  • Kit Carson Park - 11 min walk
  • Taos Plaza - 11 min walk
  • Historic Ledoux Street - 11 min walk
  • Taos Historic Museums - 11 min walk
  • Harwood Museum of Art - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - 155 min drive


  • The Burger Stand at Taos Ale House - 16 min walk
  • McDonald's - 15 min walk
  • Michael's Kitchen - 14 min walk
  • Alley Cantina - 11 min walk
  • Taos Mesa Brewing Taos Tap Room - 15 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Is Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Artist Retreat in the Heart of Plaza located?

Situated in Taos, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Twirl Toystore and Playspace, Bent Gallery and Museum, and Kit Carson Park. Governor Bent House and Museum and Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center are also within 15 minutes.




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10/10 Excellent

Arlene/Bill M.

Liked: Cleanliness
Charming and comfortable
Our stay at Patty and Juan's home was very comfortable. The place met our needs for our 4 night stay. Patty and Juan gave us many good suggestions about places to visit in Taos. It was our first trip to the area.... This location was centrally located for all the things we did. We were very satisfied. Thank you, Patty and Juan.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Vito M., Palm Harbor

Liked: Cleanliness
Great House and Location
We stayed for a week and liked everything about it. Downtown is within a short walk. Everything in the house was functional and we cooked several meals. We would come back.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jennifer O.

Liked: Cleanliness
Cute and cozy and close to the Plaza!
We came to ski and stayed 2 nights. Great, clean and comfortable, well stocked kitchen. It was really nice to have an in unit washer and dryer and we were able to walk to the Plaza. The hosts were WONDERFUL and easy to communicate with.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Christopher P.

Liked: Cleanliness
Great little getaway
Honestly, it was a fantastic stay. Hosts were great, effective communicators, interior of room quaint and beautiful. Were even willing to figure out a way to put up a queen aerobed I brought with me. I suppose the only areas I could think of for improvement is maybe a little more responsiveness on the phone calls, and the neighborhood, though quiet and quaint, I guess looked a little out of the way? But again, I'm stretching to find issues, and it was just the beginning of spring, when nothing was in bloom yet. Overall, I loved it, would recommend this place again. Thanks a bunch for letting us stay again!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Pamela H.

Liked: Cleanliness
The perfect size place for a quiet getaway for 2.Close to town and anything you need or want to do!
Great owners! Patty and Juan made sure we were comfortable, and had everything we needed.