(Note: still have three New Years days available: Dec. 30 through Jan. 1!) The holidays and ski season are here, spectacular times in Taos. Come to Luna Vista in Taos, a spacious adobe home. Enjoy the outdoor hot tub and glorious views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristo Range from the front portal/porch. Or, gaze into your New Mexico-style kiva fireplace while you take in the views from inside. The interior is roomy and features a bedroom with a massive king sleigh bed and another with two queens. The house is built with traditional viga ceilings and tile floors and sports furniture built for comfort, a complete kitchen with enough room for two cooks, original Southwestern art work and a cozy TV nook with recliners off the living room. The banquet-type dining table and openness make for great for entertaining yet the home encourages intimate getaways as well. While in Taos, visit the Taos Pueblo, or any number of shops, restaurants, music venues, museums and art galleries. Enjoy Taos Ski Valley or one of the many colorful towns nearby, then return to the serenity of your accommodations.
I have a career as a print journalist, and have been writing a non-fiction book in a nearby casita. A native of Kansas City, I lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years. I am currently living in San Francisco where my book, Finding Home: How Americans Prevail, was published. While I still make all the bookings and oversee operations from afar, I am now mostly on the road for my book tour, from Seattle and Denver back to New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas City and southern Iowa. (See findinghomestories.com) Managers Ray and Judy live in the casita behind Luna Vista and will help visitors with anything they need.
My mate and I are travelers, part gypsy. We have spent eight weeks in New Zealand junketing about in a camper van, then four weeks traveling around Australia. We have a BMW motorcycle which we took to Alaska a few summers ago, the north shore of Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon.
Cooking, gardening, hiking, swimming and painting all top my list of fun things to do, along with appreciating my partner's photography.
The mountains and quality of light found in and around Taos have become part of my soul. I love the organic feel of an adobe house. Plus I am a sucker for a view. That's why I chose my particular viewing spot. The sunrises and sunsets always delight. Watching the moon rise from the portal is magic.
Two Hour Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 15 Min. from Taos) The ski valley for winter fun is 25 minutes away (Taos Ski Valley) and there are others in the area. The house is a nice base in the summer for people who want to hike, raft, walk, enjoy Taos Pueblo or excellent small museums and great restaurants.
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