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Loma Chica - Authentic Restored Adobe Filled with Folk Art and Light

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Vacation in one of Taos' earliest adobe homes, located in La Loma Plaza, designated as a National Historic Landmark. Walk to the galleries and restaurants or enjoy a totally Taos experience in the recently renovated, La Loma Chica, with wood floors, huge vegas,hand-made rugs,talavera tile and original art from some of the areas best artists. Enjoy Georgia O'Keefe's light as you rest in your private courtyard filled with wonderful New Mexican flowers. Stroll across the plaza to the La Loma Plaza's original private chapel, St. Antonio's where special religious ceremonies are still held.

Your retreat was built in 1796 when some of the earliest settlers, ventured away from the original plaza to form their own protected outpost. This feeling of serenity still exists, providing privacy and intimacy without sacrificing the ability to walk to everything!

Enter Casa La Loma Chica's private rear courtyard, through the kitchen's French doors opening onto your flagstone patio surrounded by a handmade latilla fence. Relax in the hot tub and the enjoy your dinner prepared in your fully-equipped kitchen as you relax in the handcrafted flagstone courtyard and wrought iron table complete with a market unbrella.

If your stay is longer, Casa La Loma Chica is equiped with full laundry facilities. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed outfitted with the finest linens. The adjoining bathroom is inviting with talavera tile and Ralph Lauren Egyptian cotton towels and handmade soap and antique vanity.

Casa La Loma Chica is a perfect setting for your romantic getaway. You'll appreciate the details found everywhere...folk art, fine paintings, authentic architecture in a historic home.


Keywords: Casita

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Kate Culligan & Josh Comfort
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Kate Culligan & Josh Comfort

Kate Culligan and Josh Comfort have lived in Denver for over 30 years owning and managing rental properties as a side- line to their professional lives. They have a Brady Bunch of kids-with Josh’s four kids and Kate’s two. She is a former Marketing and Promotions executive with Clear Channel Radio and has recently started a consulting practice specializing in career development. Josh is an Architect with extensive historic renovation experience, and has been a prime mover in the revitalization of Lower Downtown Denver, which is now filled with lofts and restaurants, many designed by Josh. A short 4-1/2 hour drive away, Taos offered a dramatically contrasting experience – inner city life in a burgeoning metropolitan area versus an ambling pace in a culturally complex small town.

Their Taos adventure began six years ago during a weekend getaway taken to replenish themselves during a particularly challenging period of their lives. Little did they know that a Sunday stroll down Morada Lane would result in a signed contract to purchase their first “unloved” but charming historic property, Casa Manana. The property had been empty for over a year and lacked adequate plumbing and electrical. But Kate and Josh saw through the overgrown courtyard and fuchsia pink walls to see the great “bones” of the property. After an extensive year- long renovation, they were hooked! Five years later they discovered La Loma plaza with its beautiful location on a hill overlooking the town. The private chapel and charming 200- year old homes were enticing and Casa Loma Chica was born.

Kate Culligan & Josh Comfort purchased this house in 2004

Why Kate Culligan & Josh Comfort chose Taos

We were visiting Taos for five years before we even discovered LaLoma Plaza. It is a hidden gem-one of the original neighborhoods, quiet and yet close it. The private chapel and beautiful casitas that surround the original plaza are magical.

What makes this house unique

The casita has a gated front and back courtyard perfect for outdoor dining.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taos in Taos County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) We have a double aerobed that can be inflated for additional guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Casita is adorned with original fine and folk art from Mexico and local artists, much of it FOR SALE!


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Loma Chica - Authentic Restored Adobe Filled with Folk Art and Light
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Great place near the plaza

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place near the plaza. Wayne the local contact is absolutely fantastic. The decorations were a bit odd for my taste (Catholic) but everything else was wonderful and I would absolutely stay here again. Thanks Kate, Josh and Wayne!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved our casita! We've decorated our home with local folk art- some fun whimsical pieces and some that have originated in the local culture which is based on early religious traditions. We have two other casitas decorated with different themes-one Native American/Western and one colonial Mexican. Check them out if the religious theme bothered you a bit. vrbo#95800 and vrbo#358261. Come back soon!
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Beautiful, Quiet, Casita!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property- had practically everything we could have asked for: washer/dryer, hot tub, dining table to gather, full kitchen, and quiet front and back porches to soak up the sun!

Thank you Kate and Josh, for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small quiet Casita 3 blocks from center Taos

  • 4 of 5

Great quiet small Casita for 2. Courtyard shared hot tub with neighbor. Cute Santa fe style inside and out. Comfortable bed nice courtyard. Enjoyed the stay with my boyfriend. Great ski weekend get away.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Flagstaff, AZ

Nice but small

  • 3 of 5

The Loma Chica casita was nice, and clean, but too small for my husband and I to want to stay there again. Positives were it was a real adobe structure, it was filled with folk art (almost too full in my opinion, to the point of being cluttered), it had Wi-Fi, a full size fridge, and a dishwasher, plus some type of cabel TV, and there was a nice place to sit in the back yard. The location was close to the main Plaza, definitely within walking distance if the weather was not too hot (as it was when we were there). There is a gas grill and a hot tub; we did not use either of them.

Negatives were no air conditioning, which of course would not be a problem most of the time in Taos, but we were there during an unusual hot spell. The front and back yards were full of tall weeds, which bothered my husband given his devotion to landscaping and gardening. The place was very small, and we felt cramped. There is no seperate bedroom, and only a queen size bed (it was a comfortable bed), with very small night stands on either side and a sort of flimsy metal headboard. The couch in the sitting area was very low to the floor and uncomfortable to sit on. The TV is the smallest flat screen television I have ever seen, but given how small the sitting area was, I was not too surprised. The top of one of the end tables was so uneven the liquid in a glass actually sloped! One of the chairs in the dining area was broken and a hazard to sit on.

If you like to be cozy, you will probably find this place to be quite nice for 2 people. Sorry I can't be more positive, but I am by nature an honest and direct person, and I would not stay here again because it is just too small for my taste.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We are addressing the landscaping issue now-just changed caretakers and they are handling that now. The size of the casita is what it is and most find it cozy and perfect. The TV is intentionally small, since most people come to Taos to enjoy the town, mountains and peace of the area. We have never needed air conditioning but its something we are reconsidering due to warming temperatures of our area. We are also repairing the chair in the dining room. Hope you'll give us a try again!
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Converse, Texas

Always Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in any of Kate and Josh's properties in La Loma Plaza. They are charming, comfortable and inviting. I can't sum it up any better than to say it feels like "home".

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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truly wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Taos for three nights in April. Loma Chica was just perfect: cozy, quiet, private but within walking distance to the Plaza. If you are bringing a pet, the fenced courtyards are really convenient (and beautiful).

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Central Historic Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Harwood Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Kit Carson Town and State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Post Office
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Historic La Loma Plaza

Many guests have enjoyed creating 'art' in the back courtyard. Wonderful space and great light!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.55
Pet Fee £37.96

Rates are higher for holidays and Spring break. Highest rates are for Christmas season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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