New Mexico October 05, 2017
You’ll Never Forget Your Stay At These 8 Charming Casitas In New Mexico
We love casitas! With a ton more personality than a hotel room, these cozy cottages feature privacy and amenities galore. When planning your next getaway, consider booking one of these cute, tiny abodes.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Besos, on Canyon Road Casita (Santa Fe)
If you can't live on Santa Fe's Canyon Road, this casita may be the next best thing. It's an original adobe, complete with viga ceilings, french style windows, Saltillo tile floors, and two gas fireplaces.
The casita has a queen bed with comfy bedding, plus a couch that can be used for an extra person. Pet are welcome too with an extra cleaning fee. Read more about the
Besos Casita on Canyon Road
, in Santa Fe.
2. Downtown Casita (Albuquerque)
This bright and sunny casita is located in a charming historic neighborhood. Walk to Albuquerque's best restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and entertainment. The casita has everything you need to feel at home – including a TV and internet.
Accommodations include a queen bed and a sofa bed for an extra person. You can enjoy the outside too, with two private patios and a hammock. Read more about the
Albuquerque Downtown Casita
3. Rustic Mountain Views (El Prado)
This is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring Taos, skiing, or hiking. It's peaceful, cozy, nicely decorated and away from the crowds (but 15 minutes to the Taos Plaza and Taos Ski Valley). The views are great too!
This casita is good for a family or four friendly adults. The bedroom has a queen bed with down pillows and comforter. Climb the ladder to the loft for two comfy, twin futons. The bathroom is small but serviceable, with a shower. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Find out more about the
Rustic Mountain View Casita
, in El Prado.
4. River Valley Casita (Aztec)
If you are looking for a spot central to all the outdoor wonders in the Four Corners area, this is the place! Use this large and beautifully decorated casita as a base for your adventures to Mesa Verde or Chaco Canyon. Skiers will love the proximity to Purgatory Ski resort too.
The casita has one king bed, but there is plenty of room for kids on an air mattress (which you'll need to bring along). Find out more about the
River Valley Casita
, in Farmington.
5. Casita Encantador (Santa Fe)
Located in the beautiful Santa Fe Historical Eastside district, this beautiful adobe casita is loaded with special touches like hand plastered walls, custom tiles, and a custom built hutch with a mini fridge inside. The casita is within walking distance to Canyon Road restaurants and galleries and is only a five-minute drive to the Santa Fe Plaza.
The casita accommodates two, with a queen bed with a plush down comforter. Sleep late with dark-out blinds or get up early and enjoy coffee (and mountain views) on the patio. Find out more about
, in Santa Fe.
6. Historic District (Las Cruces)
This comfortable casita has everything you need to make your Las Cruces vacation fabulous. The casita is located in the Mesquite Historic District, the oldest part of the city. The casita includes a full-size kitchen, complete with microwave, coffee maker, full-size refrigerator, four burner stove/oven, toaster and other cooking essentials.
The cozy bedroom has a real bed and sleeps two. You can also sit on the deck and enjoy views of the neighborhood park or enjoy the private patio around back. Walk to restaurants and coffee. Here's a link to the
Las Cruces Historic District Casita
7. Casita de Cielo (Los Alamos)
This casita, nestled in the pines, boasts a great canyon view. It is only five minutes from Los Alamos National Labs, the Fuller Art Lodge, and the historic district. Light and bright, you'll love the kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, and common breakfast essentials, and the over-sized, full bath.
The separate bedroom has a queen bed. A full-size pull-out sofa can sleep two extra guests. Find out more about the
Los Alamos Casita
8. Magpie and Raven (Taos)
This private and charming adobe casita has the best views around. Plus, it's only three miles to the Taos Plaza, with easy access to Taos Ski Valley, and the Rio Grande Gorge. The casita is beautifully styled, with hand-made columns, a traditional viga and latilla ceiling and a Saltillo tile floor warmed by radiant heat.
Perfect for two guests, there is a queen bed, a kitchenette (with a microwave, bar sink, small refrigerator, toaster oven, and coffeemaker), and a bathroom with a clawfoot tub with shower. Read more about the
Magpie and Raven Mountain View Casita
, in Taos.
Have you stayed in a casita? What did you think? Would you be willing to give one a shot?
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