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Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy

Bruce and Meg Peterson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Bruce and Meg Peterson

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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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

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce and Meg Peterson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing this wonderful casita with us! The house is beautiful, the area is beautiful. We enjoyed our stay, and 2015 is off to great start. Thank you so much!
Jan 2015
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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
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Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Rio Grande River Gorge Casita- traditional adobe, hot tub, hiking, privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

New Mexico Dream

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was all around a wonderful experience. First, there's the location: outside Taos but not too far away. So guests can easily take advantage of all that the area has to offer without the accompanying crowds. (The nights are soooo quiet and peaceful.) Also, the nearby highway provides easy access to routes that comprise the Enchanted Circle and the High Road to Taos. Second, the setting: not only is the mesa practically in the backyard, the view from the great room windows is also breathtaking. Third, the house itself: comfortable and inviting and very attractive. Finally, the owners, Meg and Bruce. They greeted us, gave us hiking and day trip recommendations -- and then gave us our privacy with the understanding that they were available should we need anything. (But they had already provided everything we would need in the kitchen or bathroom!) We are very selective about our vacation rentals and have had good experiences, but this was one of the best, if not the best.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Best vacation rental ever!!

  • 5 of 5

I decided to take my family to a part of the country that we had never visited. After reading the reviews on the Casita, I thought it appeared to be a safe bet. Was it ever. Thank you to all of you that do review rentals.

The Casita was more spectacular than we imagined. It is simple, refined and a place that I would happily tell my family and friends to visit. Bruce and Meg were great hosts and made us feel so comfortable sharing their piece of heaven.

Our kids, ages 10 and 13, were so happy during our time there. Their laughter and excitedly loud voices could probably he heard down in the Gorge.

Taos is a 15-20 minute beautiful drive. Horseback riding is nearby, hiking, rafting, awesome fly fishing and of course skiing are all within a short drive.

There are a lot of years between me and retirement, but I can honestly say that when I retire I hope it's in a place as awesome as what Bruce and Meg have in Pilar!

We will be back. If you are readying this and on the fence, you had better book your time at the Casita as I am telling everyone I know what a great place the Rio Grande River Gorge Casita is!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Booked for 5 days, and wished for a longer stay (next visit). Really enjoyed all the amenities the Casita had to offer (kiva fireplace, hot tub, outdoor grill, terrace, wifi, etc.). The views are amazing (sky, gorge, butte backdrop, river). The house is very well supplied with all essentials (cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, spices, good coffee, soap, towels, firewood, area information, maps, etc.). We never turned the TV on because it we didn't want to disturb our quiet and serene settings (but it's there along with a huge assortment of very good DVDs). We loved hiking the area, including up the butte behind the house, did a bit of skiing, and ate wonderful meals (recommend Lambert's in Taos). My only regret is not bringing my fishing pole/tackle to try a few casts on the river, which is very accessible. We will be back!! Thanks Bruce & Meg for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for more! The casita was stocked with extras in the kitchen which was extremely helpful. We loved the views and the hot tub and there was plenty of space. Bruce and Meg checked in on us which was very thoughtful. We loved that we felt secluded but could still get into town very easily. We loved it and we will return very soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and Bruce and Meg have provided everything you could think of. The hot tub was wonderful and the stars were brilliant. We had a leisurely drive up to Taos Ski Valley for a burger and beer beside the slopes. The weather couldn't have been any better. Thanks Bruce & Meg!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and very clean. Could not have asked for better! We will come back again! Bruce and Meg are perfect hosts !

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

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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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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125.00
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

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 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 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 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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