CASA CARMEN-THE PRIVATE HOUSE NEAR TAOS AND THE SKI VALLEY!

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Pat or Carmen Woodall

Speaks english, german
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights
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CASA CARMEN-THE PRIVATE HOUSE NEAR TAOS AND THE SKI VALLEY!

Arroyo Seco Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Review #2272615 Charming Casa

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Casa Carmen. The place was so charming and interesting since the owner has many of his pieces of art work in the casa.....very clean with wonderful smells and magical lamps. The hosts were so very gracious and welcoming to us and to our dogs. We loved the art studio, the beautiful yard and the walking trail. They have many little sitting areas and unexpected surprises to discover. The upper decks were perfect for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. This was truly a place of enchantment. We would recommend this place to any couple or girls get away.

Skiing, Bicycling, Hiking,Rafting, Ballooning, Fishing, Fine Restaurants, Art Galleries and Museums less than 10 minutes away. Dark skies and millions of stars keep you company at night!

It is most preferable and efficient if you call for availability, questions, assistance and clarifications. In this manner, you receive the highest and most personalized levels of attention to your needs. Further, negotiation of rates and discounts offered only to they who call. I am available seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM.

Please dial 575-770-0393 or 575-758-3320. Save time and money if you call rather than send an email.

Casa Carmen may be best described as the Sunrise and the Sunset House. You are bathed continually with our immense New Mexico sun and artist's light. The 360 degree views are stunning, inspirational, beckoning to mind and spirit. A wonderful feature of the home is the incredible interior and exterior lighting. For the property, a DVD has been produced.

The home was built by the owners of adobe and hand-hewn logs. It is a stunning two level guest house of 1200 square feet. An interior spiral stair case connects the levels. There is also a wide exterior stair.

The second level is designed as a parlor for conversation, sleeping, entertainment area, also with a table that seats four. There are two fantastic decks: The sunrise deck and the sunset deck. Each are spacious and wonderful for dining, entertaining, conversation, and of course viewing the expanse of Taos Valley and Taos Mountain nearby. You can almost touch the mountains!

The first level consists of wonderful sunroom, a bedroom, the country kitchen, the living room with dining area, and a full bath. The first level has south and east facing portals (covered porches) with comfortable outdoor seating.

A new hot tub is yours to enjoy outdoors in sun or starlight. The views are wonderful from its location!

Located in a grove of Aspens and Evergreens and surrounded by 150 acres of private land, raised flower beds and flagstone paths wander through the trees and expansive yard.

The home is decorated with the paintings of Pat Woodall, the owner, and other prominent Taos artists. A delightful collection of folk art also adorns the home. The grounds and gardens have been designed by Carmen Woodall. Many outdoor delights await you with inviting comfort for your leisure. The outdoor lounging areas also have chimineas and a brazier for evening fires beneath the star-filled New Mexico night skies. Out here, there exists no light, noise, or visual pollution.

You are a few minutes from the charming village of Arroyo Seco offering fine restaurants, shops, location of the famous Taos Cow, and a infamous local tavern!! It is only a 10 minute drive to the historic Taos Plaza and a 20 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley for world-class skiing or Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding,or Bicycling where Lance Armstrong trains.

Pat and Carmen are nearby to assist you when called upon. Being the charming hosts they are, they will welcome you into their beautiful home for viewing, conversations, refreshments, and provide information about the entire area. They have been residents of Taos for twenty six years. In short, you have a knowledgeable concierge. If you need an easel, one is provided!

Casa Carmen is perfect for one to six guests. A wonderful experience offering authenticity, spaciousness, incredible views, and superb guest services. Pat also offers painting lessons if interested. The guest house is ideal for artists, writers, they who desire rare travel opportunities and being close to outdoor activities. You are, as well, only a short drive from everything a world-renowned art and literary colony offers.

To discover the wonderful features and amazing setting of this home, and to negotiate, it is always best to CALL. I am available to assist you with your questions, travel needs, and complete details related to Casa Carmen and Taos.

Please ring number listed in the first paragraph.

You may contact me seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. You will be happy you had! My name is PAT and my wife,Carmen. We can offer a refreshing level of assistance relative to your vacation needs and information.

Thank You!

Keywords: PRIVATE HAND- HEWN BAVARIAN LOG HOUSE-TWO STORY WITH WRAP AROUND PORCH DOWNSTAIRS AND TWO OUTSIDE DECKS UPSTAIRS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered

Pat or Carmen Woodall

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, german

Pat is an professional Artist for 23 years with 30 years of building as a General Contractor.Carmen is a phd in Psychology and a Framer for 26 years. They own Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery and Southwest Framers in downtown Taos, a real life mom and pop business!

Selected the most beautiful business presence in town and presented with the Award for 2012 , proof of our attention to detail and simplicity that make our business natural and remarkable. Casa Carmen and our home were selected for the Los Jardineros Garden Club Tour in 2012 as well, an event with 650 people visiting the property and taking so many ideas on New Mexico natural gardening away.

The 'Casa Carmen' reflects their experience and creativity!

Pat or Carmen Woodall purchased this chalet in 1983

We built it To Be Natural and Within the Grove of Trees and Gardens! It was built by Pat Woodall over the course of five years with attention to every detail! Mortice, notch and tendon construction of joinery with exposed Douglas Fir Beams, sided Spruce logs and passive solar thermopane Windows on all sides make the views spectacular in all directions. Solar curtains on every window and skylight make it warm and cozy and tie in to the decor. The decor is very special. White Duve covers on each bed, flannel sheets in the winter over dual control heating mattress covers make getting out of bed a little tough but when you do, oh my!

Vibrant paintings adorn the walls between the windows and a 3'x5' simulated fireplace with heated blower is located on the wall upstairs in the large parlor bedroom with a Queen Bed and Single Bed. The heat on the ground floor is hot water radiant heat under character grade Hickory floors in the living room and kitchen coupled with heated marble tile in the bedroom and full bath. Sock feet are warm and welcome. Two open decks await you upstairs, the Sunset and Sunrise Decks and a outside wooden staircase provides access to the downstairs covered wraparound portal with comfortable seating, gas grill and a walkway of a few feet to the 4 person Hot Tub. A 10 foot double door opens onto the wraparound porch and into the Solar Entry and Living Room of the Casa Carmen. Lots of parking and easy access are other amenities.

A House for you and your family! Privacy, Quiet, Close to everything, Wooded, with Water and So Very Unique! Elegance, Rustic Charm, Warmth, Accessibility to walkways, grove of Aspens, Pinon, Fruit Orchard and Running Water Acequia are just a few!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Pueblo, Colorado
5

Lovely weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was a lovely home with all the amenities. My husband and I really enjoyed the views and the location. We went snowshoeing up by the Ski Valley and had dinner in Arroyo Seco. Gorgeous views all around and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to make a nice meal. The house has so much artwork and art books, it would be great even if the weather wasn't so beautiful. Pat and Carmen are wonderful hosts and only wish we had more time than just a few days.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

Absolutely Special Place!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Casa Carmen is truly a special one of a kind place. The house, the art, the grounds, the dog, and the location are perfect. It is about a mile or so outside of Arroyo Seco the town. Their is a trampoline, play fort, hottub and lots of fun outside things to look at and play with for kids. There are two balconies off the 2nd floor. One is facing east to view the sunrise over the mountains and one facing west to view the sunset over the Mesa.

What really sets Casa Carmen apart from the other locations we have stayed at in Taos though are Pat and Carmen. They are warm, welcoming, friendly, and fun. They showed us around, helped us get situated, offered advice on things to do, and helped us make a fire for roasting smores under the stars. Kids really liked that. We even went down to their art gallery and framing shop near the square for a tour. It was fun for both us as adults and our 6 and 4 year old children.

Thanks Pat and Carmen for the great weekend.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Katy, TX
5

Treasured Memories

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We can't say enough about this beautiful place. The house is very comfortable with plenty of room for all of us (two adults, two older children, one small dog). To be specific, the beds were comfortable and covered in very high quality linens, and the bathroom was roomy, plenty of towels. The kitchen was so clean and well-stocked that we ate in the house for most of our meals. There was some food provided so that we didn't have to run to the store right away (even a bottle of wine), and there were plenty of utensils, dishware and appliances to handle most every meal on our trip. There are several grocery stores in the area, including those that specialize in natural and organic foods. The living room and two upper decks gave us plenty of room to hang out together when we were not on the downstairs porch, jumping on the trampoline, relaxing in the hot tub, or exploring the many unusual herbs, plants and flowers growing in the back yard.

While we were surrounded by works of art, what we came to realize is that the entire house is a work of art in itself. Pat lovingly designed this house for his family, and the level of detail is amazing. As a graphic designer and former painter, it was inspiring to stay in this environment where creativity is expressed so effortlessly and naturally that it is simply a way of life.

We brought our beloved 11-year-old Boston Terrier with us, and he was the happiest we had seen him in a long time trotting around the back yard and exploring it. It is very hot where we live, so this cool climate welcomed him outside, and he absolutely loved it. Recently, we lost him suddenly, and so the memories of his happiness there are a special comfort.

Pat and Carmen are some of the sweetest people we have met and happen to be great storytellers. They truly seem to enjoy having guests in this house and made every effort to ensure we were comfortable. We would stay there again without a doubt.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Little Rock, AR
5

Long live Casa Carmen!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Casa Carmen is the perfect -- PERFECT -- getaway. The Woodalls are the consummate hosts and the property is one you will never want to leave.
From the myriad little conveniences (a box of new lip balms in the bathroom!) to the curtains gently blowing in the kitchen window to the comfort of the accommodations (feather beds and breezes flowing through), the guest house was more than expected.
When the wind ruffles the aspens surrounding the sunrise deck, it is enchanting. As the sun sets, the views from the western deck are mesmerizing. The upstairs bedroom is like sleeping in a tree house -- except in ultra-comfort.
Carmen and Pat hit just the right note of making sure everything is great but allowing for privacy as well. Gourmet treats greeted us after a long drive, and a bottle of wine was at the ready. The spacious yard is full of peaceful sitting areas and great art surprises.
We could not have imagined a better place to stay in Northern New Mexico.
The house is within walking distance of funky Arroyo Seco, close to several fantastic restaurants and an easy drive into the plaza area of Taos.
We would stay there again in a minute and recommend it to anyone who wants the perfect balance of Taos close by but a sweet home in the country with fabulous views of the mountains.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Austin, TX
5

Great place to stay, awesome hosts!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Casa Carmen is an excellent choice for both winter and summer vacations. The hosts are gracious - they have food and wine for you on arrival and we were treated to a surprise dinner and breakfast. The location is perfect for both skiing and visits to Taos (and surrounding areas) being situated just to the west of the picturesque village of Arroyo Seco.
The views of the Sangre de Christo's to the east at sunset are nothing short of breathtaking. You also get a great view of Truchas Peak to the south and to the west the Jemez Mountains stand tall in the distance, including a view of Cerro Pedernal.
The guest house is both a great retreat with a full kitchen and doubles as an art gallery. The property is full of trails and has great things for kids to play on. The only downside to staying in the winter after so much snow was everything was covered up by it! Saw lots of rabbits and magpies.
Will definitely be staying there again on our next trip to Taos!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Taos Airport 7 m,Santa Fe 75 m, Alb 135 miles
Nearest Train
57 Miles
Cumbers and Toltec Historic Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nm 150
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abe's Cantina
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sabrosa Restarurant lunch, dinner, live music

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Availability & Rates

Arroyo Seco Chalet Rental Rates

Notes

  • $175-$350/nt - $1000-$1200/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rates .. $175-350/Night (3 Night Minimum unless special cir) .. $1000-$1200/Week.
  • Call or email for specific rates based on how many and the length of your stay!
  • Negotiable - More Than One Week and Monthly.
  • Truly Hosted and Offered by Owners, Not an Agency. You Save!
  • No lodger's tax added. You only pay gross receipts tax.
  • Always Open to Negotiation! Especially if you Call.
  • Dec 20-Jan 05 .. Major Holidays, Spring Break, call for Rates.

Amenities

Arroyo Seco Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 26 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • hot air ballooning
  • racquetball
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Spacious Outdoor Lawns and Japanese Gardens, Chimineas and Brazier for Outdoor Fires, Outdoor Sitting Areas, Swing Sets, Hammock, Trampoline, Children's Outdoor Playhouse, Stunning Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Music Feature, Outdoor Dining, Umbrellas, 360 views, Privacy, Serene. Located among a grove of Aspens, walking paths and hiking trails are there for your useage! Sunbathing patios and and star gazing too.