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Inger Jirby

Member since: 2007
Speaks Swedish

Spacious, Sunlit Casita in the Heart of Historic Taos!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Taos - Red Hawk Guest House

1 bedroom, 1 extra double bed, 1 full kitchen, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2-4

Renowned international painter Inger Jirby’s Guest Houses, romantic southwestern lodgings right in the heart of Taos just two blocks from Taos Plaza! Immerse yourself in peace and quiet on Historic Ledoux Street, a charming little lane lined with museums and galleries. Each guest house has a loft with a queen size bed, full kitchen, washer-dryer, wi-fi, splendid works of fine art, and all the amenities of home, with Inger Jirby's Gallery and Sculpture Garden right next door. Off street parking. Great ratings - recently voted #1 guest house in Taos!

BOOK SIX NIGHTS AND RECEIVE THE SEVENTH NIGHT FREE! Rent both units or just one, call for details. 575-758-7333

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Inger Jirby (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks Swedish

About Inger Jirby

Inger Jirby's life has been as rich, dramatic and exotic as her art. She was born in the far north of Sweden, above the Artic Circle in Lapland, a place of blazing autumnal colors and great cultural traditions. "I prefer to work outdoors on location. I love to interact with nature and Taos is a perfect place to do what I love the most," she says. "Taos, New Mexico has been a cultural center over a hundred years. New Mexico is the perfect place for a landscape painter and I am first and foremost a landscape painter."

Inger Jirby purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Inger Jirby chose New Mexico

The location is absolutely charming, on the quiet, quaint and conveniently-located Historic Ledoux Street. People are always telling me that they love to stay here, and wish that they could stay longer! It's a wonderful arrangement; guests of our casitas can also check out my gallery, and collectors of my paintings can also be put up in comfort while they are in town.

What makes this cottage unique

My guest houses, besides their location on a historic street next to a world-famous art gallery, are also the most centrally located lodgings in town, within walking distance to Taos Plaza and its array of restaurants, galleries, museums, studios and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent two nights in this lovely and cozy casita- especially enjoyed the fabulous paintings and crafts throughout the house, great taste. This was ideal for us, walking to plaza and to Antonio's. The casita was comfortable and we got the R & R we so needed. Thank you Inger.
Sep 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)
Spacious, Sunlit Casita in the Heart of Historic Taos!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Four days were not enough

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent four nights here December 17-21st. We came from central Texas to see snow for Christmas. The Casita was the perfect location for exploring the town on foot. Everything we needed was available in the casita. There are several good restaurants we enjoyed and Eskes brew pub was a fun surprise. I hesitated a little at the spiral staircase in this rental. It is well constructed and has wider treads than others I have seen so it was not a problem for us. You will not be able to get large suitcases upstairs. If you have a chance to rent this property, you will enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful guest house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in this unit and it was wonderful. The location cannot be beat as it is a 2 minute walk to Taos plaza, many restaurants, and a great grocery. The unit is nicely appointed with everything you might need. The owner was great in terms of communication throughout the process and our stay. Two things I would highlight. The first is that the spiral staircase up to the bedroom and bathroom is extremely tight. If you have any mobility issues then I could see this being a huge challenge, and the only bathroom is upstairs. The other is that the unit did not have the best air circulation and did get a little on the warm side. It wasn't too bad, but it also wasn't the hottest I have seen Taos so it might get uncomfortable for folks who are used to central air if Taos has a real hot stretch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the best vacation I have ever taken. I felt right at home in this Casita immediately. Everything needed to accommodate my extended stay was available. Decor is most charming. This Casita is well designed, updated and clean. The location relative to all of Taos could not have been more perfect, I was able to walk to most everywhere I wanted to go. I can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay in Taos

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this guest house during the Christmas Holiday It is located right in downtown Taos, next to the town square, galleries, and resataurants, on a historic side street providing an excellent walking location. The guest house was very spacious for our family of 4. But what really sets this apart from other propertiess is the impeccable decor by the artist/owner; Literally every corner has something unique and very much in the spirit of Taos, from handmade textiles, to origional paintings and artisitic furnishings. For us, this, along with the hospitality of the owner and manager, provided the complete Taos experience that we may have missed if we stayed eleswhere. If we return to Taos, there is no question that this is where we would prefer to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe NM

Charming and Very Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Two-story casita with a kitchen (fully stocked with utensils, pots & pans, etc.), very large living room, big-screen TV, and upstairs (narrow spiral staircase, so not for anyone with difficulty walking) there is a bedroom and bathroom -- all for the same price as many hotel rooms. The bed had a very firm and comfy mattress and we had lots of extra towels. There's even a washer and dryer, which is great if you are staying for a week. It's on a quiet little street but right behind the Plaza, so you are in the center of everything. There are two museums (the Harwood Art Museum and the Blumenschein House) on the same block. Inger was lovely and very welcoming. Wi-fi is free. I'd definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spicewood, Texas

A Magical Visit

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Inger Jirby Casitas on many different visits to Taos. Each visit was very special and each time we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. The magic begins the moment you drive your car down Ledoux Street. You feel as if you are driving into a tiny historic village with all the comforts of home. The street has well known galleries and museums to enjoy during your stay in the casitas. As you step inside the door of the casitas, you step into a world that is filled with the color and magic that Inger has lovingly furnished them with. Inger's very own paintings hang on the walls. We immediately feel comfortable and enchanted when we walk through the door! We are once again immersed into the world of a very well known and colorful artist. Its hard to say which trip was the most memorable on Ledoux St. because two of them are so vividly etched into my mind. One was in the middle of a huge winter snow storm. The snow on the street with the adobe buildings looked like a Christmas card! As we walked through the falling snow to the plaza, which is only a block away, we were absolutely mesmerized. Its very easy to walk to cozy restaurants from this location because you are in the heart of Taos. The other trip that stands out in my mind is the one we made during the summer. Inger's sculpture garden was in full bloom with summer flowers. Across the street at the museum the gardens were dazzlihg. Both trips were spectaular! Even though you can walk anywhere in Taos within five to ten minutes, the casitas are incredibly quiet and peaceful to sleep in. I can highly recommend staying in these wonderful casitas, and they will always be my first choice in accomadations for any future visits to Taos.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Albuquerque International Airport
Nearest Train
80 Miles
NM Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 68
Nearest Point of Interest
Blumenshein Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Navajo Gallery
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Antonio's a Taste of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Smith's Grocery and Drugstore
Nearest Point of Interest
Graham's Grill
Car: recommended

Inger Jirby has two Guest Houses, please call 575-758-7333 to verify availability of both guest houses. The availability here designates the availability of only one of our guest houses.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Taos, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38
Cleaning Fee £46
Tax Rate 8.19%

30 Day cancellation policy. $25 cancellation fee before 30 days, no refunds within 30 days of your arrival date unless we can rebook the casita.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Taos, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Fully furnished
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed located in loft accessed by spiral staircase, (1) Trundle bed that converts to two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) available upon request
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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