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This Modern Sky Box House is perfect for Stargazing and Desert Viewing, just 15 minutes from Downtown | Taos, NM

This skybox was built with sustainability in mind by Modal Living, Inc. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows and a deck that spans the length of the house provide the perfect space for taking in the views of the desert and mountains during the day and for stargazing at night.

The house is located next to Taos Pueblo tribal lands about 15 minutes from Taos Plaza and 35 minutes from the Taos Ski Valley. At only $115/night for winter dates, it definitely seems like an affordable option for exploring this beautiful area!

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I’ve seen rentals like this with ridiculous prices, but at only $115/night, this one is quite reasonable! If you know this area, when is the best time to visit?

The simple style and design provide a great ambiance for truly relaxing and taking in your desert surroundings. This is a one bedroom, one bathroom home with a full kitchen and living area. In the living area, there is a futon that folds out into a small bed, recommended for one adult or “two smaller children that like each other”. Some past guests have recommended a 4WD due to narrow, windy roads.

This Airbnb has a perfect 5 star rating from past guests:

“Wow! We’ve used Taos as a great basecamp for summer and fall adventures, and this may be our new go-to! Sean has placed a modern oasis in the middle of the high desert of the Southwest! The home was perfect for the two of us, with comfort abounding (the bed was divine) and great water pressure and warmth! The construction on this home was immaculate and had full amenities, which for a modular home placed in the middle of the desert is quite a feat! You can tell Sean and his wife have thought through every iteration of what we as guests may need. The location is remote but still a quick twenty minute ride into home. Waking up in to the sun rising over the Sangre de Cristo’s can’t be beat, and falling asleep beneath a blanket of stars book ends the start and end of your day in peace.”

“We stayed at The Stargazer for our wedding anniversary and it was the perfect retreat. Incredibly quiet, well-appointed, fast Wi-Fi, and the view of the stars was unmatched. Would highly recommend to others and hope to stay again soon.”

“Very peaceful place with fantastic views. The stargazer was tastefully decorated and fit our family of 3 nicely. We would certainly stay again.”

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