Accommodations at Taos Territorial Just off the Taos Plaza

taos artist Jim Wagner painted casita
artist Jim Wagner painted casita, furniture
 

 

 

A History Of The Historic Taos Territorial Compound

Wagner Casita B

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a fun family retreat, your stay will truly be memorable in our one-a-kind Taos casitas. The signature element is that nearly every square inch has been hand painted by local artist Jim Wagner, making these unique vacation rentals unlike any other accommodations in Taos, New Mexico. Contact us to make your reservations today.

Additionally, each casita has a private courtyard and its own private hot tub. The Wagner B and Wagner A Casitas can be opened into each other via a privacy door allowing the casitas more flexibility for guests.
The casitas were constructed by the Martinez family around 1875. The walls are made of 18-inch thick adobe mud. Aside from the modern electronics, appliances, and the radiant water heating system, the buildings have gone unchanged since construction.

History

The land on which the Taos Territorial Compound is located is part of the original 17,360-acre claim of the "Pueblo of Taos", surveyed in 1858 by John W. Garretsen for the United States Congress. At that time the New Mexico Territory was sparsely populated and Taos was home to legendary fur trader and frontiersman Kit Carson. In 1864 President Abraham Lincoln signed a hand written order granting the General Land Office the authority to parcel out the large claim thus allowing smaller tracts be sold to settlers and developed. Later that year Santiago Martinez acquired the corner lot for the price of "one cow and five pesos."