Arroyo Seco Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) NO smoking
First, the map is a little wrong. Just follow the road up to the intersection -- the property is on the right just where the two roads meet.
Also, if we don't have the nights you want, check out our VRBO listing 138474. It's on the same piece of land and has a separate entrance, larger yard, awesome view!
The casita (this listing) is located on a high ridge between Taos and Ski Valley on the Valdez Rim Road with a spectacular view of the Valdez Valley. An authentic old adobe casita, it's serene, quiet and private. Only 15 beautiful minutes up the mountain to the ski lift, five minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco with great restaurants and shops, and a lovely 20-minute drive back to town!
Adjacent to an artist's home, the casita features TWO kiva fireplaces, skylights, saltillo tile floors, and an old viga beam ceiling - a typical Taos adobe! And a large portal (porch) to enjoy the cool breezes and the awesome view. It has it's own laundry room and it's own, fully-equipped kitchen. Honestly, you can pay a lot more and not find a place as wonderful!
(See the floor plan by clicking on the 'FLOORPLAN' link which follows.)
The living room has a banco (a large window seat) with a wonderful view of the valley and mountains, a signed kiva fireplace built by a local legend (this 73-year-old Hispanic genius - a grandmother - climbed on the roof with a chainsaw to cut the hole for the chimney!), and a satellite TV with over 100 channels. A single futon in the living room is available for sleeping, as is the couch and a large window seat (banco).
A complete laundry room comes with washer and dryer, a fullly equipped kitchen with colorful Mexican tiles, a romantic bedroom with down comforters, a queen-sized bed and a kiva (traditional New Mexican fireplace). The casita has it's own entrance and a separate telephone line so you can be very quiet and private.
This old home is a local landmark with a wonderful view out over the Valdez Valley to the Sangre de Cristo mountains from two covered porches.. wonderful for writing, painting, or simply getting away from it all.
Our check-in time is 3:00, checkout is 11:00 -- we know you'll hate to leave!
Pets: The casita has a private entrance and separate fenced yard -- we welcome one or two good dogs. Sorry, no cats (our good dog will eat them).
Smoking: There is NO SMOKING in the casita.
TO MAKE A RESERVATION: We have a 3-night minimum. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. We are not often home to answer the phone! Thanks.
- non smoking only
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- not suitable for children
- pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We are having a wonderful time! SO are the dogs! Love love love the casita. I have never felt so comfortable away from home. You can't peel us off the front porch! What a peaceful, inspiring place.
Do you like my self-portrait? I'm a former D.C. lobbyist, a sometime artist who drove up the canyon road past the hairpin turn one weathery afternoon, over the top to the view, and into the rest of my life.
The old adobes of Taos are very special. Handmade, each one unique, with soft welcoming curves. History, romance, old legends, an historic neighborhood, and astoundiing views.
The casita was originally a workshop with a primitive bedroom and bath. It was so much fun creating a unique, special, evocative place to relax and be inspired. Old adobe is magical. The magic rubs off -- you'll see!