2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 & Hot Tub On Acreage
About Wendy Rozzelle
We are living full time in Colorado but, having fallen in love with Taos and the environs of northern New Mexico, we decided to build a home here in 2007. We both love outdoor activities such as hiking the mountains and deserts, camping and visiting art galleries from here to Santa Fe.
Wendy Rozzelle purchased this House in 2007
Why Wendy Rozzelle chose Taos
We discovered Taos while on a desert and canyon road trip 20 years ago. The area was instantly magical and magnetic for us and we chose the Mesa north of town for the wonderful solitude, the views of the Sacred Mountain of the Taos Pueblo and the huge sky which offers wonders day and night. (See a recent collage of time lapse scenes from our Casa: https://vimeo.com/170322810)
What makes this House unique
Julie offers some of her work for wholesale prices in her studio/gallery which is open to guests. You may purchase during your stay with PayPal or at a later date. Her website including an online store is Suenosfineart.com
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A joyful return!
This is our second time staying in this beautifully appointed home. The setting affords beautiful vistas, privacy and convenience. Whether indoors or on the patio a restful spaciousness and beauty pervades.
Thank you for your lovely review. We’re so pleased you’ve enjoyed Casa de Suenos and hope you’ll be back again.
Loved this house!
The house and location are great. We had a great stay and appreciate that the property welcomed our dog!
So enjoyed our stay; great views, beds and furniture. Beautifully decorated . Awesome kitchen. Wendy was so helpful and gracious .
Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed Casa de Suenos!
beautiful property and great time
Arrived here on my 65th birthday and the place was truly a gift. There are unobstructed views to the Sangre de Cristo range to the north and east and across an expansive plain to the south and west. Watched thunderheads build on 2 horizons on our first night, followed by a brief cooling shower - then a double rainbow stretched across the face of the mountains.
Great birthday meal at Medley and a great hike the next day from the Taos Ski Mountain (trailhead about 16 miles and 40 minutes from the house) 2 miles up to Williams Lake - and views were well worth the effort.
House is appointed beautifully and adorned with very beautiful and accomplished oil paintings - many evidently from travels in South America. Works overflow into the garage-gallery - and are available at remarkably inexpensive prices. I hope to be back when in art-acquisition mode so that I can purchase one.
We enjoyed our time in your home very much. The art and decor were stunning. Would love to come back.
Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again!
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Taos, New Mexico grew up in the vicinity of the thousand year old Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage site which is still occupied. At various times of the year, it is the setting for ancient dances, little changed since long before Europeans ever set foot here. The public is welcome at many of these demonstrations of lasting Native American tradition.
The town has been a mecca for artists for well over one hundred years and the town to this day is filled with an array of fine art galleries featuring works of every medium. Joining these artists through the years have been a parade of authors including D.H. Lawrence, New York bohemians such as Mabel Dodge Luhan and actors. Dennis Hopper was a prominent local celebrity after having discovered Taos when making the classic 'Easy Rider'. There are multiple music venues in town with entertainment every night of the week somewhere and wonderful restaurants from which to choose.
Our house sits on the mesa just east of the thousand foot deep Rio Grande Gorge (with the Rio Grande here having been designated a Wild and Scenic River in 1968). In March, 2013, this became an integral part of the county's newest national monument, called the Rio Grande Del Norte. It is nearly a quarter of a million acres and according to the recent proclamation, was meant to protect the sweeping and austere expanse of the Taos Plateau, extinct volcanoes including Ute Mountain, San Antonio Mountain and Cerro de la Olla, and the landscape as a “testament to the geologic past of New Mexico and the 70-million-year tectonic history of the Río Grande Rift.” Check out this great link regarding the magic of the Rio Grande country being protected at http://blog.nwf.org/2013/03/a-shining-jewel-el-rio-grande-del-norte-national-monument/.
We are also just west of Arroyo Seco, the gateway to the canyon which takes you to the Taos Ski Valley, less than 30 minutes away. The road to Santa Fe is either by the main highway - or the more historic High Road, which begins near the famous church south of town at Ranchos de Taos and goes south to the village of Chimayo, featuring the famous 200 hundred year old destination for Easter pilgrimages, Santuario de Chimayo. Along the way are many small mountain villages, including Truchas where Robert Redford filmed the wonderful (and instructive) movie, 'The Milagro Beanfield War' and Trampas with its adobe church dating to 1760. West from the Rio Grande Gorge is the famous hot springs and spa known as Ojo Caliente and not far past that is Abiquiu and the 'Ghost Ranch' where Georgia O'Keefe lived out so much of her professional career and life.
Taos has much to offer the visitor, from fishing, whitewater rafting and hiking to gallery walks, fine restaurants and music. And its a place to slow down and feel the pulse of history and traditions while enjoying the beauty of what truly is the 'Land of Enchantment'.