|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Cabin has open floor plan with queen futon, TV, phone, Internet with WiFi. Full, well stocked kitchen inc. dishwasher & microwave. Large full bath with w/d. Large upstairs sunlit bedroom with queen bed with a small office area for those on a working vacation. Surrounded by mountain views, guests have easy access to highway and local amenities. Relax with a good book in the bedroom easy chair, work on your next novel at the desk in front of the large window, or watch your favorite show in the living area. Invite your friends for a meal you prepared in the well-planned kitchen or grilled on the charcoal grill. An outdoor eating and sitting area has been provided under the large apricot tree.
The property on which the Cottage is located was purchased by my parents in 1973. They proceeded to build the main house on the property during 5 subsequent summers with help from friends and children, eventually retiring here in 1978. At that time, the house was habitable but not finished. My father's hobby was wood working and my mother's was gardening. I am the eldest of 3 children. The property is now co-owned with my sister and nephew. Our brother has sadly has passed away. I chose to make Taos my home and now am the property manager. I live in Taos, 10 minutes away from the Cottage.
Claude Bodson purchased this cottage in 1973
My parents came to Taos searching for a place to retire after years of teaching in Ohio. When they saw this property, they made an offer on the land immediately. The land was unimproved but had many beautiful trees and the Rio de Don Fernando running through it. Coming from Europe (Belgium to be exact), they saw the value and potential of the property. My father, and architect's son, immediately went to work drawing up house plans. Before returning to Ohio at the end of the summer, the basement had been excavated, cinder block walls were put up, and the cement slab was poured. Not afraid of manual labor, they did a lot of the work themselves. The building of the house continued over several summers and they finally moved here permanently in 1978. At that time, the house was heated with wood. The Cottage started as the wood shed, built partially with the remaining logs from the house building. Those log walls are still visible as outside walls and inside in the stair well. The area over the wood stack which is now the bedroom was originally built as a lumber drying room. Remember, a wood worker needs lumber for his craft. The lumber he used to make furniture came from various locations including some black walnut from the property in Ohio!! The building went through many changes over the years and finally became the Cottage as you see it currently in 2004. The work was done by a local general contractor and myself with the help of a plumber and electrician.
In my mind, the benefits of this location location! Close to Taos, it is easy to zip into town for groceries, a movie, or a good restaurant. The clean air and sunshine are a definite draw, the night skies are awesome and on occasion you really can see the Milky Way. The tall cottonwood trees and majestic pines offer homes to many birds and small mammals. On occasion, a bear has been seen lumbering down from the mountain on its way to the river. Coyotes roam the hills and can be heard regularly and occasionally seen. In other words, it is a nature-lover's paradise.
This cozy cottage was the perfect place to stay for our holiday visit to Taos. The cottage is located in Taos Canyon and only minutes away from the downtown plaza but also well positioned to access other areas along the Enchanted Circle. We found the cottage to be immaculately clean and well stocked with books, board games, clean linens and kitchenware. The cottage itself is serene, inviting and well decorated. We delighted in watching the Stellars Jays, chickadees and woodpeckers just outside the window in the snow while staying warm inside with a cup of hot chocolate. The kitchen is large and full of light. I was able to prepare a full course meal with ease. The upstairs bedroom is very comfortable and the best place in the cabin to relax and read to your heart's content. Claude Bodson, the owner and hostess, is very receptive to her guests' needs and has provided lovely accommodations for those lucky enough to experience her hospitality. We absolutely enjoyed every day in the cottage and hope to return someday.
An inviting cottage in a perfect location. Only 10 minutes from the amenities and beauty of Taos and 25 minutes to the ski resort of Angel Fire. Best of both worlds. The cottage is adorable with all the comforts of home. Picturesque mountain and tree views out all the windows. And an amazing hostess. Couldn't imagine a better mountain getaway!
Nice clean, quiet place to stay. Will stay there again.
Our stay was great. After running around Taos and area, it was wonderful to come back to a cozy house and relax. Great kitchen, though we didn't use it much. The bedroom and bath were very clean. Everything decorated nicely. We couldn't ask for more. And the location is just out of town in a forest. Wonderful!
So impressed with how clean and well furnished this roomy mountain cottage is. The gates, porch and yard add to the charm and let you thoroughly enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Claude came by just to make sure everything was ok and offered great dinner ideas. Her generosity and attention to details exceeded my expectations. This is going to be an annual getaway place for me.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Very clean, quiet, and all the comforts of home. Many little extras that one doesn't normally get in a rental.
For you hikers, there is a wonderful area approximately 30 miles from the Cottage called the Rio Grande Wild Rivers area. There are several trails going from the rim to the river, one of which goes to the junction of the Red River and the Rio Grande. These trails are for hikers of medium ability. You might see bald eagles while down there...there are several nests in the area. Another interesting animal we have spied down by the Rio are river otters as well as many different types of birds besides the eagles. Look for the petroglyphs while there. Be sure to take plenty of water and a picnic would be enjoyable at the river side, perhaps while sitting on one of the very large basalt boulders.
Skier? The Cottage is located within 20 to 30 miles of several ski areas; Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire Ski Resort, Red River Ski Area, and Sipapu.
For those of us who like cross-country skiing, there are developed areas in Red River, and along US 518 as well as many trails in the Carson National Forest.
Of course, if you are an art enthusiast and/or collector, there are many fine galleries and several museums. Be sure to call the local fire station and ask to see their collection!!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£122|
$25.00 non-refundable pet deposit is per pet. It is requested that pets be crated any time they are left alone in the house.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.