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Authentic artchitectural details such as this carved wooden gate greet you at every one of Casas de Melissa vacation rentals in Taos, NM. Here also, you see the stunning handmade quilt in the master bedroom, ad the inviting shady patio filled with flowers at one of the vacation rental homes.
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If you are thinking about vacationing in Taos, New Mexico, you will find it charming and historic, with first class dining, shopping, art galleries and museums, and recreation opportunities galore!

Your Home Away From Home in Taos!
Make one of the Casas de Melissa Taos vacation rental homes or apartments your home-away-from home for a true Taos experience. Casas de Melisssa vacation rentals are pet friendly, with apartments, casitas and homes available to accommodate the needs of large families and groups, couples and singles. Casas de Melissa vacation rentals are authentic Taos adobe homes and buildings which have been lovingly renovated by owner Melissa Serfling, with an eye to preserving their charm and historic details, such as wood slat ceilings with vigas, kiva fireplaces, wood and saltillo tile floors, archways, and original window casements. She then turns her unique eye to furnishing her rentals with antiques and artistically re-purposed furniture pieces, many refinished and embellished by herself, and art by many of Taos' exceptional artists.

Melissa wants to be sure you have everything you need, so she stocks the pantries of her vacation rental homes with spices, oils, vinegars, tea and more. She will make sure you have coffee and filters for your first morning, so you can just unpack and relax your first night. And if you need something special, be sure to ask!

Here are just a few of the colorful, fun and funky details you will find at the Casas de Melissa Taos vacation rentals, including lots of beautiful Mexican teiles in kitchens and baths, rustic antique furnishings and objet d'art as well as flowers everywhere!

Choose a vacation rental apartment 1 block from the plaza, overlooking one of Melissa's famous gardens, and enjoy your morning coffee overlooking a riot of color! Or choose a home convenient to town with a private setting, gardens and a treehouse for the kids to sleep in! There is a home with guest house compound available to rent together for larger groups or separately, and many of Melissa's charming rentals offer spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, while still being close to everything Taos has to offer.

The Gem of Northern New Mexico
Taos was recently designated one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America by the Smithsonian Institute. Forbes magazine's April 5, 2012 issue includes an article entitled Taos, NM: One of America's Prettiest Towns, and Smart Travel named Taos the Most Romantic Small Town in their February 2012 issue.Choose one of Melissa's vacatino rental apartments in town, and enjoy these beautiful spaces, including the funky and beautiful turquoise kitchen in the Red Cat Apartment, or the spacious bedroom in Casa Flora. Both enjoy the stunning riot of flowers i the courtyard garden, just 1 block from the historic Taos Plaza shopping, restaurants and galleries.

Located in Northern New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Taos sits on a large mesa surrounded by over 1 million acres of the Carson National Forest. This creates perfect thermals for a romantic early morning hot air balloon ride. Nearby, America's first designated Wild and Scenic River, the Rio Grande, offers Class IV+ rapids for the whitewater rafting trip of a lifetime. The Chama River, also designated Wild and Scenic, offers a more leisurely trip, winding its way through 1,000' multi-colored sandstone cliffs. Along the way are wonderful opportunities to view wildlife and see petroglyphs. And a trip to America's oldest continually inhabited dwelling (1,100 years), the Taos Pueblo, is a must.

Taos is located on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, an 85 mile ride perfect for road biking, motorcycling and scenic car trips. Stop at the Taos Gorge Bridge for a spectacular view of this geological rift or visit the old mining town of Red River for a Cowboy Evening dinner with entertainment.

Vacation in New Mexico's Rocky Mountain Paradise
The hundreds of trails in the Carson National Forest are perfect for mountain biking, hiking and llama trekking. Or see Northern New Mexico the way the cowboys did, on horseback! Take an hour trail ride, or a 3 day ride through the unparalleled beauty of Valle Vidal. You can go rock climbing or take a leisurely hike through an alpine meadow carpeted with wildflowers. Look for Rocky Mountain bluebirds, eagles and hawks, and other wildlife. You can see bighorn sheep, mountain goats, antelope, deer and elk if you're lucky, and snowshoe rabbits. Make sure to bring your camera, you'll want to remember your vacation in Taos!

Northern New Mexico is a haven for hummingbirds! Relax on your Casas de Melissa vacation rental patio and watch these little wonders enjoying all the wonderful flowers in Melissa's legendary gardens.

And of course, Taos is a longtime ski vacation destination. The Taos Ski Valley, where extreme skiing was first developed, is just 20 minutes away. The Taos Ski Valley recently added snow boarding, making it a great place for the whole family to enjoy winter sports. Cross country skiing and snow shoeing are also available in the Ski Valley.
Unique vacation rental lodging in this treehouse suits the kids and teens just fineat Casa de Melissa Taos vacation rentals, enjoy the stunning gardens and funky details, such as this antique pick up truck filled with flowers, sitting in the middle of your"lower 40" with Rocky Mountain views!
So whatever time of year you choose to visit Taos, Melissa has a vacation rental that's perfect for you! Cozy fireplaces in the winter and blooming gardens in the summer await you at Casas de Melissa!

Casas de Melissa are non-smoking vacation rental properties. Children are welcome, and a porta crib is available for the asking. Your well behaved pet is welcome with previous arrangements, a small deposit may be required.

The Truly Unique vacation rental sleeps two to six with a total of 16 including the summer compound; Charming Taos Adobe sleeps two to eight; Casa Madre sleeps two to eight plus two in the summer Bunkhouse; Casita Juliet sleeps one to three. Casita Juliet and Casa Madre are on the same property and can be combined for groups of up to 13; Red Cat House overlooks the Historic Taos Plaza and enjoys stunning Mountain views. It sleeps one to three; and Casa Flora is a downtown apartment as well, sleeping one to four. For more information on the Casas de Melissa Taos Vacation Rental Properties, visit the website.

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