Accommodations at Taos Territorial Just off the Taos Plaza

A History Of The Historic Taos Territorial Compound  Taos Territorial
A History Of The Historic Taos Territorial Compound  Taos Territorial
 

 

 

A History Of The Historic Taos Territorial Compound

Taos Territorial House


The attention to detail found at the Taos Territorial House is simply a rarity found in a vacation rental property with its beautiful landscaped grounds, hand carved furniture pieces, and one-of-a kind artwork. Listed on the National Historic Register, this historic hacienda in Taos offers an enchanting alternative to any New Mexico bed and breakfast or resort. Art lovers, history buffs, or even amateur astronomers need to look no further for the perfect luxury vacation home. Contact us to make your reservations today.

Found throughout the home is a collection of stunning artwork produced by many notable local artists. The two-storied Taos Territorial House was immaculately restored in 1998 and boasts oversized rooms with inlayed wood floors and high ceilings with gorgeous exposed vigas

Downstairs the home features one bedroom with a handicap accessible private bathroom, a grand entertainment room with all leather furniture, a giant plasma television, and sleeper sofa for kids or spill-over guests. A beautiful formal den with a functioning kiva fireplace is a great place to gather for conversation. A southwestern style, gourmet kitchen offers all the modern conveniences hidden inside Old World armoires and has a large antique wooden kitchen table.

A covered rear veranda downstairs offers room to cook outdoors on a private gas grill and provides access to a secluded lower courtyard with a sophisticated Sundance hot tub, complete with special hydrotherapy jets, stereo sound, and waterfall.

A much larger covered veranda runs the full length of the building offering an unobstructed view of Taos Mountain. Eight wooden rocking chairs provide the perfect opportunity to greet strolling guest frequenting the neighborhood’s fine restaurants and art galleries. Our guests find the central location of the property to be one of its greatest assets.

Behind the doors of an antique armoire is a hidden stairwell to the second floor. There, you’ll discover a wonderful guest bedroom with a private bath and the magnificent master bedroom with a private Jacuzzi bathtub. Both bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, heavy wood framed king sized beds, and large flat panel televisions. Front and rear balconies provide excellent viewing of the clear Taos skies.

A special feature of Taos Territorial is the Celestron 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with GoTo technology. No need to guess what you’re looking at while you star gaze as this telescope has a built GPS system and computerized navigation to take you on a personal tour of the best celestial objects offered that evening.

History

For the price of one cow and five pesos, Santiago Martinez acquired the one-half acre property in 1864 located less than a block from the Historic Taos Plaza. Actual construction on the property dates to the early 1870’s when the New Mexico Vernacular style building known as the Taos Territorial was constructed in the style introduced by the U.S. Army to this frontier region.