With exceptional ownership comes an exceptional B&B. It would be difficult not to appreciate and enjoy all of the warmth and consideration you receive from Richard at his beautiful retreat.
We stayed in the Leghorn casa for a week and everything from start to finish was excellent. Richard makes sure you have a tour of the grounds, including the flower gardens, vegetable gardens as well as the lovely chicken pen area. He explains how any leftovers you have can be shared with chickens who will, in return, provide you with breakfast eggs every morning. It's a win win.
The casa is very inviting with it's warm colorful walls, tile floors, brightly colored rugs and art and beautifully renovated bathroom. There is a small kitchen with everything you need for cooking as much as you'd like (we cooked every meal here instead of eating out). When you arrive your first day Richard provides a little welcome snack of tasty treats from local sources He also tends to drop by each day with additional goodies, like homemade cupcakes and coffee cake, along with the daily refresh of eggs.
Richard mentioned that he enjoys Cid's market for fresh food, which was a great recommendation. We shopped there twice and picked up some outstanding wild caught fish to grill back at Casa Gallina. And the coffee provided from another local establishment, World Cup, is another added bonus. Again, you can tell that the focus is on exceptional quality and it shows from the coffee, to the homemade goodies, to the comfortable casas.
Knowing that we were interested in hiking and fishing, Richard provided a map highlighting some great hiking trails and recommended a local fishing store. We had three amazing days of hiking (starting out early so we could be back at the casa to enjoy the afternoon rains!) and we spent one day out with a fishing guide from Taos Fly Shop, which we were not surprised to find was as exceptional as everything else Richard had recommended. You can see the common theme here.
So, I will wrap up by saying we will be back and thank you Richard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the edge of town in a quiet, pastoral setting, Casa Gallina's three gorgeous adobe casitas offer an oasis of home for visitors exploring the Taos area. Spacious, charming and just a five minute drive to historic Taos Plaza, each casita is decorated and appointed with furniture, art, antiques, and textiles from New Mexico, Old Mexico and the world over. Casa Gallina feels truly like your home away from home. ... more less
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