This delightful vacation home casita literally surrounds guests
with the local color and art of Taos NM. Hand painted by Taos
artist Jim Wagner, this remarkable home rental offers visitors
a unique New Mexico travel experience to be immersed in an original
work of art. Contact us to make your reservations
Each casita consists of approximately 450 square feet of living
space and has a kitchen,
a cozy bedroom with a queen bed,
and comfortable living room.
The casitas are ideal for couples or even a family with one child.
each casita has a private courtyard
and its own private hot tub. The Wagner A and Wagner
B Casitas can be opened into each other via a privacy door
allowing the casitas more flexibility for guests.
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.
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."