Taos, NM - former gallery & home of R. C. Gorman, renowned Taos artist. Walk to Plaza 1/2 block and restaurants, shops, entertainment, easy open road 18 miles to Taos Ski Valley
Formerly owned by world renown artist / painter, R. C. Gorman, Artist Retreat was his studio, headquarters and gallery. In today's terms, Taos Artist Retreat classifies as a casita or cabin ad offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom with thick adobe wall original southwest architecture. A unique vacation rental, Artist Retreat is a dream come true for those seeking authentic original Taos adobe architecture. Located on Historic Ledoux Street, the most sought after "in town" location is considered the "dream location" for living and vacation lodging in Taos, NM. Surrounded by renowned artist's studios, homes and galleries, guests find Ledoux to be an easy one block walk from end to end.
The spacious enclosed and gated front yard offers Al Fresca dining, lounging outdoor summer living and year round hot tub relaxing. Tall coyote fencing (traditional Santa Fe / Taos style Aspen limb fencing) assures guests privacy on the popular one way, one lane Ledoux Street.
Furnished with upscale furnishings, mattresses and linens, guests enjoy an interesting blend of contemporary and traditional southwest décor with viga ceilings, kiva fireplace, hardwood floors and southwest rugs..
A 2 minute walk finds you in the heart of Taos Village on the Plaza and famous Bent Street, both with shops and eateries. Another 2 minute walk and in the opposite direction and you will find yourself at the Harwood Museum, having passed a collection of shops, galleries and historic homes along the way. Without leaving Ledoux Street are two popular restaurants with locals and returning guests - the "Byzantium" and "Stella's Italian Restaurant".
The famous Harwood Museum is an easy stroll to the end of Ledoux street. In addition to housing a major collection of original art from the 7 founding members of the Taos Art Colony back in the 20's, the Harwood also offers classes, lectures and musical presentations of all varieties. Sign up for a class and experience first hand the essence of the Taos art world.
The remaining portion of the late R.C. Gorman's former compound and the Inger Jirby gallery are kissing cousin neighbors to Artist's Retreat. An authentic restored historic adobe, Artist's Retreat offers peaceful quiet Taos lodging within minutes of walking to the Taos plaza, the picturesque John Dunn Plaza shops and famous Bent Street with eateries and shops leading to the famous Taos Inn and Doc Martin's for evening entertainment or daytime front patio social gathering and summer outdoor patio dining.
A true summertime treat is the lovely enclosed courtyard, laced with pots of flowers and a private hot tub for year round relaxing and rejuvenating. .
Guests choosing to lodge at Artist's Retreat enjoy the full fledged "Old Taos" living experience, incomparable to any other, but with modern day upgraded facilities on the most sought after location in the village of Taos, New Mexico.
PREMIERE PROPERTIES POLICIES
RESERVATIONS: Are confirmed & property is taken off market when contract is completely filled in and received by Premiere. For reservations made more than 30 days from arrival, 50% deposit is to be paid by check due within 7 days of booking. Balance can be paid by check or Master Card/Visa and is due 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break and reservations of 14 or more nights). Reservations made within 30 days of arrival will be charged to a Visa or Mastercard.
CHECK IN: Check-in is anytime after 4 pm. Check-out is no later than 10:00 am so housekeeping can be ready for next party arrival at 4:00 pm.
CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) cancellation fee is 21% of total reservation. Less than 30 days before arrival, (60 days Xmas/NY's, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) forfeiture of 100% of full reservation unless property is rebooked for entire stay at same rate. If booked for less, refund portion will be prorated (less the 21% cancellation fee). There are no refunds for late arrival or early departure.
Travel Insurance coverage provided by Travel Guard is optional. Please call Travel Guard for more information.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Each property has a private caretaker to assist guests with maintenance issues, lost keys, directions, etc. Guest is to contact caretaker for such issues. If there is an urgent matter and caretaker does not respond with 30 minutes guest should then call Premiere at.
DEPARTURE: Property is to be left in good order by following the printed guidelines in each home. Should the guidelines be missing common sense should rule. Should property be left in poor order please read "SECURITY DEPOSIT" below.
GUEST POLICY: Should there be more overnight guests (including children) other than number disclosed in contract (other than prior approved visits) the party will be required to immediately vacate the premises without refund and full security deposit will be forfeited. If a large party gathers without prior disclosure to "Premiere" the full security deposit shall be forfeited and party will immediately terminate.
SECURITY DEPOSIT PER DWELLING: Debit Cards will be pre-authorized for $525. Should damages or extra cleaning occur, my credit card will be charged $500.00 dollars plus a $25.00 dollar non-refundable service charge. Premiere Properties will send $500 to the homeowner along with my name, address, email and phone number. Prorated refund will be returned directly by Homeowner. Evidence of unauthorized pets or smoking in the house will result in forfeiture of full security deposit. (see direction sheet for partial explanation of possible damages) Premiere Properties will be held harmless and will not be involved in damage negotiations.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This property is privately owned & cared for. Premiere Properties is acting as Reservation Service only for the use of the subject property. For homes with hot tubs, I understand the risks of hot tub/Jacuzzi use, and recognize that for some people adverse reactions can occur, including but not limited to skin rash. Neither Premiere Properties, nor the Owner or their Agents will be held liable or responsible for personal injury, accidents, loss of life, valuables or personal property due to fire, theft, neglect, or any catastrophe or natural disaster which might occur at the above named property during the above stated time period. If this property becomes unavailable, due to unforeseen circumstances, I understand Premiere Properties will do all possible to move my party to an equal or upgraded option.
PAYMENT: All funds due within 30 days of arrival (60 days Christmas, New Year, Spring Break and reservations of 14 or more days). 50% deposit of total reservation due by check within 7 days of booking.