BEST OF TAOS- 'RETREAT AT RANCHO CANYON'

David and Meredith Vaughn

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

David and Meredith Vaughn

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BEST OF TAOS- 'RETREAT AT RANCHO CANYON'

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3 Bedrooms , 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

2 story Pueblo-style house just 5 miles from Taos Plaza, next to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest, with hiking trail out the back door. Designed and built by architect/owner, it has a pond, waterfall and walled courtyard, all rooms have panoramic mountain views. Outside covered dining area with gas BBQ grill and campfire ring. Great room with gas fireplace, cozy leather furniture. Log vigas (hand hewn beams), radiant heat under tile and wood floors. Hand-crafted furniture & pine cabinets (made by owners' architect son) an open gourmet kitchen (gas stove, microwave,dishwasher, etc) stainless appliances and granite counters. Main floor bedroom (queen bed & courtyard access). Adjoining bathroom with large walk-in shower. Upstairs: 2 master-sized bedrooms with memory foam king bed and 2 twin beds , gas fireplaces, private decks, bath with 6' soaking tub with mtn view and shower with seat. NEW outdoor Nordic Spa with views! Can be rented with listing 361075 (2BR, 2BA house) for groups at 10% discount

New Secluded Meditation Hut: We have a small meditation hut which is a short walk down flagstone stairs to a private wooded setting with a deck and 8' x 8' room with glass doors for meditating, writing, and relaxing. This is an added amenity for those interested in a quiet get-away space for contemplation and a true retreat on the property. Inquire for additional details.

Nearby Taos Rio house available also: We have just completed a new smaller guest house, the Taos Rio Eco Dwelling, just 1/4 mile down the canyon on the Taos de Fernando River. This 2BR, 2BA house sleeps 4 and can be rented separately or in combination with the 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' house. Check out listing 361075. The rental rate is lower on this property.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Incredible home David and Meredith.



My family was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful and private 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' over Mother's Day weekend. My mother and father were visitng from the midwest and we thought we'd treat them to a get-away while they were visiting Colorado, they we're thrilled with the accomodations.



The home and the property could not be better outlined in the description, great views from every room, thoughtful space planning and decorating..the list goes on. It is evident when you enter the courtyard patio that David has put his architectural background to great use in the design and layout of each aspect of the home, and he, along with his wife Meredith and son Jordan, have done an excellent job decorating, designing and building furniture to compliment the SW theme. From the outdoor pond, waterfall, and firepit to the cozy living room and wonderful sleeping quarters the attention to detail is impeccable. It seems they have thought through every piece of this dream home, even going so far as to provide recycling, composting, and water saving measures to ensure the enjoyment of resources for all those that follow in our path. I promise, you will not be dissappointed during your stay.



The location of the home is also very convenient to town yet isolated enough to feel like you are in a secluded forest. Just 5 miles from Taos and all of the shops and museums it is the perfect answer to those looking for serenity, yet wanting to be close enough the experience the restaurants, museums, the pueblo, and the unique 'flavor' of the southwest.



Thanks again David and Meredith for sharing your wonderful home with us, we look forward to another visit in the future.
May 2009
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David and Meredith Vaughn

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My wife and I are lovers of the southwest and Taos area and found a property to build a custom home in 2000. Our family designed and built the house using local materials and techniques to the delight of many guests who have enjoyed the peaceful surroundings at the place we call the Retreat at Rancho Canyon.

David and Meredith Vaughn purchased this house in 2000

Just outside Taos, but next to 100,000 acres of Carson National forest with great views, this property and area was love at first sight.

A great passive solar location with privacy, views, it has it all. We have added on to the house and provided new features which make it a true Retreat property!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Best of Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon'
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Taos New Mexico
Nederland, CO
5

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  • 5 of 5
Incredible home David and Meredith.

My family was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful and private 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' over Mother's Day weekend. My mother and father were visitng from the midwest and we thought we'd treat them to a get-away while they were visiting Colorado, they we're thrilled with the accomodations.

The home and the property could not be better outlined in the description, great views from every room, thoughtful space planning and decorating..the list goes on. It is evident when you enter the courtyard patio that David has put his architectural background to great use in the design and layout of each aspect of the home, and he, along with his wife Meredith and son Jordan, have done an excellent job decorating, designing and building furniture to compliment the SW theme. From the outdoor pond, waterfall, and firepit to the cozy living room and wonderful sleeping quarters the attention to detail is impeccable. It seems they have thought through every piece of this dream home, even going so far as to provide recycling, composting, and water saving measures to ensure the enjoyment of resources for all those that follow in our path. I promise, you will not be dissappointed during your stay.

The location of the home is also very convenient to town yet isolated enough to feel like you are in a secluded forest. Just 5 miles from Taos and all of the shops and museums it is the perfect answer to those looking for serenity, yet wanting to be close enough the experience the restaurants, museums, the pueblo, and the unique 'flavor' of the southwest.

Thanks again David and Meredith for sharing your wonderful home with us, we look forward to another visit in the future.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Golden, CO
5

LOOK NO FURTHER.

  • 5 of 5
If you want a beautiful, yet comfortable and relaxing home while you're in Taos, look no further. My dog and I drove in from Colorado to meet some friends that were coming up from El Paso. We all stayed in this house and felt at home immediately. I was fortunate enough to meet the owners, David and Meredith, briefly when I arrived. They are clearly passionate about this home, which shows up in every detail that you'll experience while staying there. It is truly a retreat and the views are outstanding. I'd love to stay here again when I return to Taos.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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5

PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We just came home from a delightful stay at Retreat at Rancho Canyon. I rarely write reviews, but couldn't help myself with this one. The house was everything in the pictures and more. Comfy, cozy, breathtaking views, fully stocked kitchen and spacious rooms. We would go back in a heartbeat! You can't go wrong here. The pictures are wonderful, but the place is even better in person. Skied at Taos & took daily road trips to Bandelier, Santa Fe, and Georgia O'Keefe's home. An awesome vacation.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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PARADISE NEAR TAOS, NM

  • 5 of 5
I was looking for a girls getaway this spring, and I found the perfect place near Taos, NM in Rancho Canyon. The scenery is beautiful and the house is exquisite. The radiant heat in the floors were wonderful as I tend to get chilly easily.

The house was just as listed, however, even the description can't do the place justice. It was beautiful and very clean. I am an outdoorsy person and I loved hiking the trails right behind the property. Also, the location is perfect for those wanting to ski or check out Taos which we did.

This was my first experience using homeaway.com and renting a vacation home, and it turned out perfectly. David was always available by phone if I had a question or anything. Will be looking to return to this little oasis again.

Thank you David and Meredith.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Taos New Mexico
San Antonio, TX
5

FANTASTIC RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
We are finishing our week and cannot say enough about this beautiful home! It was very clean, thoughtfully designed, impeccably decorated, comfortable and perfectly located. We skied at Taos Ski Valley most of the week, this home was a convenient drive, allowing us privacy after an action packed day. The hot tub was a great perk for sore muscles! The kitchen was well stocked, we cooked every night and had all we needed. Our family loved making s'mores over the fire pit and hiking up the back trail. It was truly a wonderful family vacation!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Chicago Illinois
5

WONDERFUL HOME IN TAOS

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying in this home. We have rented many homes over the years and I would rate this as my favorite. The setting was magnificent, close to town but it felt far away from other people. We enjoyed morning coffee with the sun coming over the bluff, sitting at the pond mid day and supper on the patio. The details of the building materials were high quality, including the wood furniture, flooring and bathroom ceramics. Bedrooms were so comfortable. It was a great retreat in a beautiful area! Thank you for sharing your home!
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can visit another time, perhaps in another season! There are so many great seasons in Taos to enjoy... summer, winter, spring and fall!
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Car: necessary

Located a short 3 miles up on the sunny side of beautiful Taos Canyon, just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Backs up to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest (old growth forest) with many hiking trails nearby. Located approx. 40 min. from Taos Ski Valley, approx. 25 min. to Angel Fire Ski Area. Historic Taos Pueblo just 15 minutes away, in Taos over 85 art galleries and 5 museums and great local restaurants featuring gourmet and native New Mexico cuisine.

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
May 24 2014 - Sep 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2014
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 75
Pet Fee 50
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rate based on occupancy of 4 adults. For 5th & 6th adult or child over 12 add $25 /person/ night. (Max 6)

Well trained pets (dogs) considered for a $10/ night pet fee or $50.00 minimum

Can be rented in combination with listing 361075: 2BR, 2BA, 900 s.f. house that sleeps 4 just 1/4 mile away for 10% discount on both properties.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 6' soaking tub
  • Oversize tub has panoramic view of mountains. Relaxing shower with seat separate. Single vanity sink. Main floor bath has large shower. New outdoor Nordic Retreat Hot Tub just installed with privacy fence and view of mountains to the north.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Upstairs MBR with King Bed and second large BR with 2 Twin beds share large bath with Oversize 6' soaking tub with spectacular view, Mr. Steam shower. Main floor Queen bed in BR with courtyard access and adjoining 3/4 bath with oversize shower. Those needing more bedrooms can book concurrently with 2BR new River house located just 1/4 mile away- listing #361075
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hot air ballooning
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Attractions: hiking (3 mile hiking trail directly behind house up Rancho Canyon in an old growth National forest), mountain biking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, fishing, shopping, bird watching, golfing, chamber music concerts, stargazing, rock climbing, sledding, hunting, hot air ballooning, museums, great music night life, gallery viewing in a city renowned for it's arts, terrific restaurants, cinema, ruins, Historic Taos Pueblo & it's seasonal celebrations, spiritual places to visit: kivas, moradas, zendos, monasteries, etc. Explore the historic old Taos charm of the plaza, and discover the Taos “mystique” which has inspired artists, writers, and visitors for hundreds of years. Culturally fascinating, every guest to Taos will feel blessed by it's open hospitality!

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