|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Skiing and Mountain Vacation Reservations in Red River, New Mexico. This townhouse is in an ideal location for skiing and enjoying the Town of Red River, located in the center of Town, right next to the ski lift.
If Claimjumper 8 is booked, or if you have a smaller group and like what you see, the owners of Claimjumper 8 also own Casa Nueva #6, which is VRBO listing #360307.
At the end of the forty minute drive from Taos, you will enjoy skiing in season, hiking, trout fishing, and four wheeling in summer.
The Town of Red River is located in the middle of the Carson National Forest with hiking trails leading, among other places, up to Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico. The Red River Ski Area offers snow skiing and snowboarding beginning on the Thanksgiving holidays and continuing through spring break. Even when the natural snow is not as plentiful, the Red River Ski Area has the best snow making in the State of New Mexico. Red River is just a fun town and is great for families. There is wonderful shopping and galleries, nice restaurants, and even places to two-step.
Claimjumper 8 has room for twelve guests! This three bedroom, two and a half bath townhouse sleeps twelve. Highlights include new furnishings, new decor, full kitchen, woodburning fireplace, wireless internet, and a washer/dryer in the unit. Sleeping accommodations include the master bedroom, featuring a King bed and private bath. The second bedroom has a King-size bed. The loft contains two Queen beds and twin-size bunk beds. A Queen sofa-sleeper is located in the living room.
What else is special about this townhouse rental? You will be staying at the base of the ski lift for skiing in the winter. This Claim Jumper Townhouse has a spectacular view of the ski area from every window and balcony, and is located on the river, and next to the fishing pond, both of which are stocked with trout for the summer. The townhouse is located in the center of town near dining and shopping. Art lovers will enjoy the numerous art galleries in both Red River and Taos, just forty minutes away.
Throughout the year you will have great fun watching the torchlight parade during ski season, and enjoying Mardi Gras in the Mountains during February, the Fine Art and Wine Festival in June, the 4th of July Parade, the Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights celebration in August, Aspencade Arts & Crafts Festival in September, and Oktoberfest in October.
The Visitors Center in Town Hall has some excellent material about the hiking trails and other enjoyable diversions in and around Red River.
The Red River Community House organizes guided hikes along with other activities. Some of these include very enjoyable tales about the history of Red River, and can be especially helpful for those who are not familiar with the mountain trails.
Hiking is generally much better in the mornings when the sun is shining, before the afternoon showers come in. Usually, the earlier, the better. It is always nice to hike around the Middle Fork area, and on the Goose Creek Trail. Middle Fork is a beautiful lake, and it is possible to hike up to Wheeler Peak from there, if you know where you are going. At the end of town, there is a nice hike from the Ditch Cabin site up to Sawmill Park which is a beautiful meadow. Mallette Park is a good place to take the kids for a picnic, or to play on the playground equipment or to even play tennis, disc golf, or a game of hoops. The lift is open during the summer as well as during ski season and there is a disc golf course on top of the ski mountain.
Questa is a short 12 mile drive, and from there, there is a road heading up to Cabresto Lake. There is a beautiful trail up behind that Lake, which goes up to Heart Lake (a gradual climb of a few miles), where you can look over onto the Latir Lakes. You can also drive up to the Midnight meadows and mines on the same road which runs from Questa to Cabresto. Just keep going. Then, you can go back to Red River on the road which goes over the mountains and comes out through Mallette Park back in the center of Red River.
The Valle Vidal runs from Costilla to Cimarron and is spectacular country.
The Wild Rivers Gorge is just north of Questa. It has some great views of and hikes into the Rio Grande Gorge. This is overlooked by most visitors, and it should not be missed.
At the east end of town, there is a Red River history museum in the Little Red School House. The library next door also has an excellent display of the history of Red River with some old photographs. The library offers a very nice selection of both DVD and VHS movies which may be borrowed, as well as books for those who are looking for something to read. Be sure to check when the Library is open.
Make your reservations now! For more information about Claimjumper #8, or about Red River, including reservations and bookings, call Josh at the phone numbers below.
Keywords: Townhouse. Next to ski lift, Red River Ski Area, fishing pond, stream, and near galleries, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, hiking trails, and four wheel drive trails. Close views of mountains and ski area. Townhouse overlooks fishing pond.
Vicky and Josh Harrison visiting Lucerne, Switzerland in August of 2008. Vicky is a landscape, wildlife, and portrait artist. Josh is an attorney practicing commercial law in The Woodlands, Texas.
Josh Harrison purchased this townhome in 2003
Vicky and her family have been coming to Red River since the 1950's. Red River is like a second home to us. We particularly love the friendliness of the Town, walking to the nearby shops and galleries, as well as hiking in the mountains. We also enjoy just being there, whether we are out and about, or just hanging around the townhouse.
This townhouse is unique in that it is an end unit, which overlooks the fishing pond. And, because it is located on the end, the interior is brighter due to the additional windows on the side facing the pond, enabling guests to enjoy the outdoor scenery from inside as well as from the porches and balconies. There are spectacular views of the 'Face' and the rest of the mountain without ever leaving the unit.
This was the fourth time we've taken a family trip to Red River with our three sons (now aged 16, 20 & 22). We've always stayed in the Oro Fino addition before but wanted to be in town this time. The minute we walked into this condo my husband and sons all declared it to be the best rental we've had in Red River. The loft had two queen sized beds so the 16 & 20 year olds shared it and used the bunk beds for their suitcases since they never use a dresser to unpack. There was plenty of closet and dresser space for those of us who chose to actually unpack. The kitchen had the best selection of pots and pans, baking dishes, etc. of any place we've stayed. There was a Crock Pot as well as 4-slice toaster, coffee maker, blender & can opener. There was more that enough silverware and dishes. We had a fire in the fireplace every evening and several mornings. The furniture, carpet and even the walls have been updated. No paneling here! We never touched the thermostat (had the main floor windows open every day and the loft window was open all night, as well) but I don't think the heat or air was turned on. The cool mornings and evenings just gave us an excuse to build a fire. The side windows look out on the fishing pond and there were people fishing by 6 am every morning. You might think that all that activity would be noisy but it wasn't. We had two different sets of neighbors in the unit next door but never heard anything other that the front door or vehicles coming and going. The lack of noise from the adjoining unit was a wonderful surprise. The walk to shopping was so short that after arriving on Saturday, we only used the vehicle to drive up to Bob Cat Pass for 4-wheeling and the Cowboy Dinner or up into the mountains to picnic until Friday evening when it was raining. The grocery store is maybe two blocks away and we were able to walk wherever we wanted to go. If you are skiing, it is less than a block to the Silver Lift. That's a great trail if you're up to the hike (I made it over 1/3 of the way before coming back down due to the storm rolling in). This was a great condo in a great location. We'll definitely stay here when we visit Red River in the future!
Been visiting Red River for a long time! Casa 6 is incredible! Nice, clean & quiet! Live there if I could!
The cabin is beautifully furnished; very quaint, but modern. My wife and friends and I really enjoyed our stay. Red River is a great little mountain village. From the cabin, we were able to walk to all the restaurants and shops in town as well as some hiking trails and a disc golf course.
We drove 5-10 minutes to a trail head and hiked to about 13,000 ft to Lost Lake and back in about 7 hours. We really enjoyed our stay!
This was our second time to enjoy this lovely, cozy home perched right at the base of the mountain and overlooking a pristine pond just a few feet outside the front door! The property is always well maintained, clean and not lacking in any amenity. The owners of this wonderfully located condo have seen to every detail. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms and living area are comfy, comfy! You walk out the front door to the base of the moountain and ski lift. Sit out on the glider swing with your glass of wine and enjoy the fishermen bringing in their catch! It is also conveniently located to the center of the charming little town of Red River - no need to get in the car! We would recommend this lovely end unit condo to couples or families - works well for both situations.
We have stayed at Claimjumper 8 several times and it is always wonderful. The condo is updated, cozy, and very roomy. Being on the end of the condo unit makes the rooms light and airy, and all with great views of the mountains. TVs on all three levels are perfect for a family to enjoy different entertainment in the evening. The location is ideal for skiing, hiking and fishing. Hiking is our favorite. We will come back as many times as we can.
What a wonderful place to stay! This condo is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully appointed. The location offers fishing at your doorstep, spectacular views, and walking distance to main street. Our quiet,but friendly neighbors even shared their catch of the day with us. What's not to love?
Hiking is generally much better in the mornings when the sun is shining, before the afternoon showers come in. Usually, the earlier, the better. It is always nice to hike around the Middle Fork area, and on the Goose Creek Trail. Middle Fork is a beautiful lake, and it is possible to hike up to Wheeler Peak from there, if you know where you are going. There is a nice hike from the Ditch Cabin site up to Sawmill Park which is a beautiful meadow. Mallette Park is a good place to take the kids. In the mornings, when I am in Red River, I like to walk across the Face at the base of the lift and then go along the stream. The lift is open during the summer as well as during ski season. You can drive over to Questa and then up to Cabresto Lake, and there is a beautiful trail up behind that Lake, which goes up to Heart Lake (a gradual climb of a few miles), where you can look over onto the Latir Lakes. You can also drive up to the Midnight meadows and mines on the road which runs from Questa to Cabresto. Just keep going. Then, you can come back through the road which comes back to Red River on the Mallette Park road.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$65 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
The nightly rate is for 6 adults and there is a $10 per night charge for each additional adult. Holiday and spring break rates are higher. The Christmas holiday rate for 2014-2015 is $495 per night, plus taxes and fees. The tax rate is currently 13.9% and then there is a processing fee of 3.6%, for the 17.5% added. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
A 40% deposit is required to confirm and the balance is charged 30 days in advance of the start of reservation, except during the Christmas holidays when the balance is charged 60 days in advance. The deposit is refundable to the extent that the unit can be rented for the nights cancelled.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.