About Casa Gallina

An oasis in the high desert of Taos, New Mexico

Located just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, in a quiet, pastoral, farmland setting, Casa Gallina’s five adobe casitas offer an oasis of home and renewal for visitors to Taos. Casa Gallina is the perfect base for exploring the Taos area, and it’s also the perfect place to stay put and to “Slow Down”.

Casa Gallina, in Spanish (and Italian, which is my heritage), means “Hen House”: a nod to the forty plus hens that roam around the land and provide us all with fresh eggs every day!

Spacious, colorful and artful: each casita is decorated and appointed with hand-crafted furnishings, local art, antiques, and textiles from New Mexico, Old Mexico and the world over.

Look out the windows and there’s Taos Mountain. Step outside and take in one of the clearest night skies you’ll ever see. Hear the wild call of the coyotes that regularly prowl the valley. Stay in for the night and cozy up to your wood burning kiva-fireplace or wood-burning stove. Put your favorite music on and cook up a delicious breakfast or dinner in your fully- equipped kitchen with veggies that you picked from the organic gardens and eggs from “the girls”!

Civilization is just a click away. Each casita offers wireless high-speed internet, satellite TV, Blue Ray/DVD, and a music system.

The grounds and gardens are landscaped and grassy with areas to sit and relax, and hammocks to nap in. In summer, enjoy the organic vegetable gardens, strawberry and raspberry patches, fruit orchards, and colorful beds of perennials and wild flowers.

Hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, shopping, galleries, museums, Taos Pueblo and gorgeous drives are all just minutes away. I’ll guide you to all my favorite places!

Welcome to Casa Gallina!

Richard Spera, your host

Applause from Edible Santa Fe!

Casa Gallina was mentioned in a fun interview with the publishers of New Mexico's foodie magazine, Edible Santa Fe!  You can hear Stephanie Cameron talk about her experience visiting us at time stamp 15:45 in the recording to the right–or slow down and enjoy the full interview for lots of ideas on how to make the most of your trip to the Land of Enchantment! 

Find out more about Edible Santa in this blog post

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