Casa Gallina ~ An Artisan Inn

613 Callejon Road , Taos, NM 87571 USA (Show map)


Casa Gallina is an Artisan Inn with five beautiful casitas all situated on a lush and lovely three acres of old farmland along the Rio Fernando River just four minutes from Taos Plaza, with organic vegetable gardens, flower gardens, fruit orchards, a running stream (acequia) and a flock of free-running hens providing eggs and entertainment to all our guests. The Leghorn Casita is a studio One-Bedroom Casita. The Bantam Roost is a two-story One-Bedroom Casita with a deck that provides stunning 360 degree views. The Studio is a 700 square foot open studio casita with gorgeous hardwood floors. The Barred Rock Adobe is a Two-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom Casita with full cook's kitchen and all the amenities of home, and El Gallo Grande is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom traditional and historic old adobe home. All five casitas are fully stocked with all the amenities of home, and are decorated with artisan touches: hand-woven rugs and textiles, local art and antiques. All casitas have full working kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, high speed internet access, wi-fi, computers provided, satellite tv, dvd and cd players, fireplaces or wood-burning stoves, private patios or decks for outdoor living. Pets are welcome, please get prior approval from property before arrival.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Hope to return to this paradise someday

5 on September 04, 2016

We were told about Casa Gallina by a friend who recently moved to Taos after buying a business ...Taos Clay. She did not steer us wrong....what a wonderful homey place! Richard was there to greet us and explain everything....what a welcome! The accommodations are lovingly decorated with artistic flair and eye to creative detail. A feast for the eye! Richard has thought of everything that his guests could need and provided it. You really DO feel like you have arrived home. Next time we WILL STAY LONGER! Thank you so much for making us feel like we were HOME!

A great 3 days of relaxation

4.8 on May 09, 2016

We had a wonderful 3 days at Casa Gallina. I left totally relaxed and loved the environment. The girls and Richard made it special for us.


5 on May 09, 2016

We had a few days of peace and serenity at a very hectic time in our lives. We will return, not for Taos, but for Casa Gallina and Richard.

Love the Girls

5 on April 25, 2016

I wanted a place to stay that I could really relax and get away from it all. This was it. It was a great place for this. Richard was the best and made sure we were taken care of. Lovely casita.

Look and Then Book!

4.6 on April 18, 2016

I had never been to New Mexico and always wanted to go for a creative retreat. I found Casa Gallina a bit on a whim--looked at the pictures, read the reviews, and booked in about 15 minutes. Best 15 minute decision ever! The property is beautiful, with Richard's heart and soul evident in every little touch. I've never felt more welcome upon arriving at a destination ever! Map, directions, tips on restaurants, things to do, coffee places (and oh...the coffee from World Cup...) The cassitas are homey and gorgeous and comfortable and every day Richard stops by with a little extra something from his own kitchen or yard. The chickens are soothing, the sky is huge--if you want to experience New Mexico, do it from Casa Gallina!


5 on March 22, 2016

Case Gallina is a perfect way to experience the rustic beauty that is Taos. Every aspect of our cottage was great- it was cozy and convenient - had exactly what we needed- good coffee- cozy bed with nice sheets- a great fireplace- chickens in the back yard that offered us the most delicious eggs ever! I will return again and again! Thank you, Richard. I know there is a lot hard work and attention that goes into the east and simplicity of it all. Kindly, Todd

Great, Cozy Stay in the Mountains

3.6 on February 29, 2016

This was a great spot that I would certainly visit again. My only regret is that I didn't get more of Richard's Rosemary Scones!


5 on December 18, 2015

beautiful, relaxing space with stupendous views; well-stocked and comforting fireplace and kitchen; and the kindest, most welcoming host you will ever meet. Fantastic stay!

Serene scene

4.2 on November 19, 2015

Lovely digs. Very quiet and restful. Spectacular views. Lots of privacy. No "group breakfast" here, so one can wake up at your own pace. Owners are very sweet. Rooms tastefully appointed, avoiding the kitsch of many B&B's.

What a wonderful place

4.6 on November 15, 2015

This place is a most wonderful getaway. Comfortable, private, quiet, charming, I can only say good things about our stay. It is not exactly a bed and breakfast, in that you have your own kitchen and farm fresh eggs are provided, plus kitchen staples are provided, but you will need to buy and prepare your own food for the most part (although Richard happened to provide us with the occasional delicious and delightful snack here and there). This is not the cheapest place to stay, but the location is great, the whole experience was wonderful, our host most charming, the accommodations everything we expected and more. I would highly recommend that anyone stay here if you want a non-chain experience that is first rate in every way. We would go back in a heartbeat and will always remember our fantastic stay here!

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Rooms & Rates

Bantam Roost

• One bedroom, two-story historic adobe guest house with kiva fireplace, full kitchen and roof deck off the bedroom on the second floor. Casa Gallina’s Bantam Roost is a quaint and newly renovated historic adobe casita that is full of color, charm and romance. It has a full kitchen and second story bedroom with a roof deck and beautiful views of the mountains and valley. You’ll love it!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 120 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Washer/dryer , Fully stocked kitchens

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Downhill Skiing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $50 pet fee
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required
  • Cancellations: For reservations canceled prior to 14 days of arrival, I will refund the deposit minus a 10% administrative fee. If cancellation is received past this date, deposit will be refunded minus a 10% administrative fee when room is re-booked. This cancellation period also applies to changes in reservations that shorten the length of stay.
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Richard Spera

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


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Cook in your own kitchen!

  • Cost: 25/person
  • Serving Location: Your own fully stocked kitchen!

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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