RIO GRANDE RIVER GORGE CASITA- TRADITIONAL ADOBE, HOT TUB, HIKING, PRIVACY

Bruce and Meg Peterson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Bruce and Meg Peterson

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RIO GRANDE RIVER GORGE CASITA- TRADITIONAL ADOBE, HOT TUB, HIKING, PRIVACY

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

This secluded Rio Grande Casita puts the Great Outdoors at your doorstep. The views from the property are unmatched. This traditional village borders both the Rio Grande and the southern Rocky Mountains. Centrally located to sites in Santa Fe, Taos, and southern Colorado, it is a quick, scenic 20 minute drive to Taos, an hour drive from 4 popular ski areas, and a key location for birders, rock climbers, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Archaeologists and geologists visit the area to explore cultural sites and rock formations. Artists set up easels along the riverbanks painting the rich colors and dramatic landscapes.

Skip the crowded condo scene and enjoy breathtaking scenery while grilling out on the patio or just kicking back on the screened veranda. Modern kitchen and spacious living area feature brick floors, kiva fireplace, and hand-crafted furniture. Perfect for a romantic getaway or for letting your children enjoy the freedom of natural surroundings.

Winter/Spring Conditions: Winter/Spring in Pilar can be the best time to visit. There are six nearby ski resorts with skiing and snow boarding. Travel time from the casita varies from 45 minutes to a little over an hour. The nearby Orilla Verde Recreation is quiet with returning bald eagles and other wildlife. Of course, summer can be exquisite. Cool nights give way to warm days and the quintessential azure skies of Northern New Mexico.

Taos hosts numerous seasonal festivals featuring regional art, food, and spirits.

Location Details: The casita is located at the end of a private road about 600 feet from the river. It is bordered by BLM land on two sides and is surrounded by mixed conifer trees that offer peace and privacy.

This is a rental by owner. We live next door, 200 feet away, and we are happy to assist visitors with any details regarding their trip to the Taos area.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce and Meg Peterson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Bruce & Meg,

Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at your gorgeous casita! It was perfect for a long weekend stay with our family. We will for sure be staying here again!
May 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
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Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173664
-575 758-4086
Taos New Mexico
Dallas, Tx
5

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time staying here. The owners are very friendly and helpful people. The house is a perfect balance of being just far enough away from town to have peace and quiet, yet close enough that you don't feel isolated from the rest of the world. There is no shortage of fun and adventurous things to do without having to travel very far.

Do not hesitate on this one folks, you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173664
-575 758-4086
Taos New Mexico
5

The perfect engagement spot!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved the house! We wanted a vacation where we could go hiking and fishing, but also wanted somewhere quiet to spend time together. There is a trail behind the house that we hiked that had an amazing view of the sunset. Did I mention we also got engaged? Absolutely perfect location.

Thanks Bruce and Meg! We can't wait to come back again!

-Jeremy and Betsey
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173664
-575 758-4086
Taos New Mexico
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
My buddy and I stayed here for 3 nights while fishing and rafting the Rio Grande. House is great, very clean and well equipped.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173664
-575 758-4086
Taos New Mexico
5

4ontheroad

  • 5 of 5
This is a really nice place! I would go back and recommend it to friends. It is much nicer than we thought. It is nicely decorated and very real adobe. It is maintained well and clean. It also is in a beautiful area - away from Taos, but a short drive to various places - Bandalier, Chimayo, Taos, Santa Fe, etc. The 2 best features are the hot tub under the stars and the kiva fireplace. We enjoyed wifi and good movies in the evening. The road down the way goes along the Rio Grande and it is lovely. Hearing the coyotes in the evening is really nice too. The owners are right next door and are very helpful.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173664
-575 758-4086
Taos New Mexico
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
For our purposes, we couldn't have had better accommodations. The casita offers a sense of isolation on a remote hillside away from town. However, Taos is only 15 minutes away, and it is an easy/pretty drive that we made daily. Our preference was to see stars at night away from city lights, and this house is perfect for that.

One of the earlier reviews is right: the photos do not do it justice. The living area, including the kitchen, is completely open. Travelling with kids, this added to the family vacation feeling. And even though the two bedrooms are small and really have space only for sleeping, there is a bonus room. It could have been the master bedroom--it's that big (and has a half bathroom off of it). It was very nice to have a room dedicated to luggage and outdoor wear (ski gear, etc.).

Also, we had last minute changes to our schedule that the owners reacted to very graciously. They went above and beyond the call of duty on short notice. I can't say enough about the house and owners. I look forward to staying here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173664
-575 758-4086
Taos New Mexico
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5
This home was beautiful, perfectly sized, and clean. The owners were very hospitable and we had a wonderful stay here. It was just a short drive from Taos and we highly recommend the home to any potential guests!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NM 64
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Pilar is a quiet New Mexican village located on NM route 68 south of Taos. It lies adjacent to the Rio Grande river at the gateway to the magnificent Rio Grande Gorge and a gateway to the Rio Bravo National Monument. River sports, biking, hiking, and bird watching are a few of the summer activities. Winter skiing is nearby in Taos, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Sipapu. In addition to outdoor fun, the nearby towns boast numerous fine dining restaurants, art galleries, museums, and southwestern cultural points of interest. There are numerous festivals throughout the year including San Geronimo Day at Taos Pueblo, Indian Market in Santa Fe, and a Fall Balloon Rally in both Taos and Albuquerque.

Other Activities: Hiking,birdwatching, kayaking, rafting, Anasazi petroglyph sites, cultural and historical museums

Golf: The Taos Country Club is an easy, picturesque 15-minute drive from the casita. The Club features incredible 360 degree views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Taos mesa.

Ski: The southern Rocky Mountains boast several nearby ski resorts, including Taos, Santa Fe, Sipapu, and Red River. We are also a 4-hour drive from southern Colorado ski resorts. Our guests often pair a visit to southern Colorado with their stay here in northern New Mexico.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 7.12%
Notes We have a new hot tub and patio area! Enjoy unparalleled views of Pilar butte and the Milky Way.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New Mexico decor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Each cozy and comfortable room has a new, full-size bed, dresser, and closet. New Mexico decor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We are adjacent to the Rio Grande Orilla Verde Recreation Area and the new Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. We enthusiastically offer a morning bird walk for our guests, just ask to schedule it. Bring binoculars!
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