CASITA DES MONTES - AFFORDABLE GUEST HOUSE IN ARROYO SECO

Kelly Igoe

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CASITA DES MONTES - AFFORDABLE GUEST HOUSE IN ARROYO SECO

Arroyo Seco House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom (Queen) + 2 Convertible beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Here in Arroyo Seco and Taos the weather has been lovely with warm days and sunny skies so start thinking about your visit during the spring, summer or fall. And there is plenty to do. The Taos area is abundant with seasonal activities for the whole family. The Casita is located 1 mile west of the wonderful village of Arroyo Seco, 20 minutes north of Taos, 15 minutes from Taos Ski Valley which has some of the steepest and most challenging terrain in the country and where you can access trails to the highest point in the state. The ski valley has some of the most lush and cool creek side trails in the area and only a 15 minute drive from Arroyo Seco. This adorable Casita is lovingly furnished with Asian, African and Native American textiles, original artwork, and all the amenities to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Cathedral ceilings and traditional vigas give this house a sense of spaciousness and New Mexico character.

Stroll the apple orchard, sip a margarita, a hot cocoa or some iced tea while watching the spectacular New Mexico sunsets on the front porch, or just relax after a day of skiing or hiking. Even at this time of year you can don a fleece jacket and take your coffee or tea to the back portal where you can watch the early morning light play across the mountains as the bunnies enjoy their breakfast. This home combines high quality amenities (such as a new comfortable mattress with organic cotton linens and memory foam topper) with family affordability. Whether exploring the town of Taos, the nearby beautiful mountain ranges, or some of the best skiing in the world, Casita Des Montes offers you a cozy, affordable, and accessible home away from home.

Rent the Casita and the 'Green' straw bale house right next door for family gatherings or for celebrations with friends and we will give you a special rate. See # 194842 for details about this property.

A caretaker lives on the property to help in any way or offer advice or information on all things in the area, from where to eat or shop, to the best hiking trails.

If you visit once, you'll want to come back again and again.

Keywords: affordable, charming, casita, views, close to ski valley,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
What an amazing place - the town, the people, the casita! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely experience, eager to return.
Mar 2010
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Kelly Igoe

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Speaks english

Welcome to Northern New Mexico! I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Maya abdominal massage. I have two boys who love the activities available in Northern New Mexico.

Kelly Igoe purchased this house in 1985

The Casita is on family property, passed down to me by my father who planted the orchard you will see as you enter the property.

Our favorite things to do when we come to stay is to river raft, hike, and visit a most wonderful toy store in Taos called Twirl. Just relaxing and watching the marvelous sunsets is reason enough to visit as often as we can. I have made so many wonderful friends since my family discovered the Taos area in the early '70's and continue to visit and catch up with them each time we come back. And then there is that magical light on the mountains that is a source of constant wonderment and joy! I invite you to visit us at Casita des Montes and see what we mean!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Casita Des Montes - Affordable Guest House in Arroyo Seco
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Casita Des Montes - Affordable Guest House in Arroyo Seco
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

Iccredible stay in a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
Last fall when my husband and I made reservations at Casita Des Montes, our intention was to stay for one month and be joined by our friends for two of the weeks. Between fall and our planned April vacation our entire lives changed when my mother had a serious illness and consequently needed to sell her home and move in with us. This move necessitated us selling our home and moving as well. In the end we were only able to spend two of our planned four weeks at the casita. Our experience was unique in all the vrbo rentals in which we have stayed both domestic and abroad. Throughout the many changes in our plans, Linda, the property manager was in frequent contact with us via email. She was very prompt with her responses and incredibly informative and helpful.
Upon arrival, Linda introduced us to the casita and gave us tips about the "personality" of the house. One of the best features of our stay was having Linda right there on the property. She is a wealth of great information about the area and if she doesn't know the answer to a question she makes every effort to find out. We liked Linda instantly and invited her over for dinner one night during which we picked her brain mercilessly about Arroyo Seco and it's environs. It was due to her knowledge of the area that we visited several really neat places we had never before been to in spite of numerous vacations in Taos.
One of the places we visited was Wild Rivers where the Red and Rio Grande rivers converge. It was beautiful! Another place we went three times was the road from Pilar through the gorge that runs beside the Rio Grande called the Rio Grande del North National Monument. While there we saw two types of ducks none of us had ever seen before as well as all the beautiful scenery. Because we were unable to locate the petroglyphs, Linda took time out of her day and accompanied us on a two and a quarter mile hike during which we witnessed a family of big horn sheep as well as the elusive petroglyphs.
The casita was perfect in every way. The kitchen amenities were second to none, including great knives which always seem to be lacking in every other place we have stayed.
We definitely intend to return to Casita Des Montes and cannot recommend it highly enough. If you go, you will love the casita, the property, the little town of Arroyo Seco and especially the sunsets over distant mountains. Go ahead, make that reservation, you will not be sorry.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
West Lafayette, IN
5

Holiday in the high desert

  • 5 of 5
We spent the winter holidays in Casita des Montes and loved the entire experience. The casita is placed in one of the most beautiful locations possible, and is a short walk to the inviting and very fun town of Arroyo Seco. It is close to Taos, cross country and down hill skiing, and the wonderful hiking trails at Wild and Scenic Rivers. We have stayed in many vacation rentals, and I have to say that this one is the most thoughtfully and beautifully managed ever. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and for the care you provide to the space and to the guests. We hope to return as soon as possible.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Casita Des Montes - Affordable Guest House in Arroyo Seco
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
The Casita exceeded my expectations in every way. Linda the caretaker was very accommodating. I was there for skiing at Taos Ski Valley (TSV) and the location was perfect I was 15 minutes from TSV and 15 minutes from Taos.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Oakland, California
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
My week at Casita des Montes was the highlight of my sabbatical. The place is charming and had all I needed (and more) for a comfortable stay; it felt like a home away from home.There is lovely art throughout, comfortable bed, well-equipped kitchen, washer & dryer. Linda, who caretakes the property, is a great resource for all kinds of things to do (hikes, restaurants, etc.). And, you'll find hiking guides and maps on the bookshelf, if you prefer to research your own. It's an easy one-mile walk to town, which has a great coffee shop, fun galleries, and a fantastic restaurant (Aceq). And, it is a delight to walk out the front door and see mountains in all directions - simply gorgeous! Thanks, Linda, for all you did to make my stay such a memorable one; I look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Berkeley, CA USA
5

Our wonderful casita

  • 5 of 5
Casita des Montes was perfect for us...New Mexico is gorgeous, the house is cozy and comfortable, and the host was completely accommodating...helping us have exactly the vacation we wanted. We hiked and walked through beautiful country, coming home to our perfect casita. There is nothing to complain about!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Arroyo Seco New Mexico
Oxnard/Ventura Ca
5

Enchanted place

  • 5 of 5
Staying at casita montes and straw house was such a lovely time in arroyo seco!!,wish we were there longer.so much to do but the accommodation is so nice and cozy that you can just stay indoors and have a great time.!,, really enjoyed the beautiful art at straw house ,the hot tub was a nice touch.we also have to commend linda who was an amazing host,had to wake her up late because we got lost and she was able to guide us with patience ,she was able to give us a lot of input on where to go hiking and made our Taos experience more memorable,highly recommend this place for a really a great vacation spot,!,,
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abe's Cantina
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sabroso
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Arroyo Seco 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
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,400
 
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$75
$450
 
 
T-day weekend
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$115
$675
 
 
Ski Season
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$120
$700
 
 
Christnas/New Years Weeks
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
Ski Season 2015
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$120
$700
 
 
Spring Break weeks
Mar 10 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
Last week of Ski Season
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
Spring
Apr 7 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$70
$420
$900
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$80
$475
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
June/Jul/?August
May 27 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$100
$625
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning Fee $80
Notes 50% required at receipt of confirmation, balance due 30 days before arrival date. Check, or credit card with a 4.5% processing fee.
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Amenities

Amenities

Arroyo Seco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1, single sink, tiled step in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One full size sleep sofa, one twin size sleep sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) New queen mattress with pillow top and memory foam topper. Down comforter in winter, cotton blankets and quilt in summer., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Convertible love seat sleeper sofa, twin size, will sleep one child, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' Play available upon request at time of inquiry., Sleep Sofa (1) New high-end convertible sofa bed will sleep 2. We can now accommodate 2 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
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