BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN RETREAT JUST MINUTES FROM THE SLOPES!!

Kayta Tracey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN RETREAT JUST MINUTES FROM THE SLOPES!!

Taos Ski Valley Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR AVAILABLE DATES.

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

Tucked into the base of a mountain and surrounded by aspen and blue spruce trees, Casa de Toro is a luxurious, spacious 2,244 square foot, all-electric, 3-level, 3-bedroom, 2-bath chalet that sleeps 8 people. The casa is a few yards from the banks of the Rio Hondo which flows down from the Taos Ski Valley resort just 3.5 miles upstream. Every aspect of the house reflects the unique character of Taos: hand-carved posts and corbels, hand-made outdoor sconces, tongue-and-groove white pine ceilings, hand-plastered walls, and either red oak, carpet, or ceramic tile flooring.

LIVING ROOM

As you walk in the front door, to your right is the living room with its two-story cathedral ceiling.  A wall of 8 windows on the river side of the room gives you a floor-to-ceiling view across the Rio Hondo to the mountain beyond.  A ceiling fan at the apex of the ceiling creates a gentle breeze to circulate the air and bathes the room in light at night.

The living room furniture includes a large sectional with a recliner at each end, a recliner chair, and a large, authentic Taos drum coffee table.  You can gently drum the “table” with the two beaters.  In one corner of the living room, beside the wall of windows, is a wall-mounted 40' high definition Samsung television with over 120 channels to chose from. On the other side of the wall of windows is a wood burning stove that generates enough heat to keep you warm and cozy. Firewood is provided and stored under the front deck.

STUDY/THIRD BEDROOM

Connected to the living room through a set of pocket doors is the study and third bedroom.  The room contains a red-leather sofa sleeper that makes into a queen-plus bed that is the most comfortable sofa sleeper you'll ever find.  On the opposite wall to the sleeper is a desk custom made by Jason Rathbun, a custom furniture maker in Taos.  An HP LaserJet printer is available for you to print out any files, boarding passes, etc.  Surrounding the opening for the pocket doors are bookshelves, also made by Jason, with a wide range of games and books.

DINING ROOM

On your left as you enter the front door is the dining area.  The oak table, which has two optional leaves, can easily accommodate 8 diners in the red leather dining chairs. The spirit of New Mexico is reflected in the tableware: it is a replica of the tableware used in the dining cars of the Santa Fe railroad during the heyday of passenger trains.

KITCHEN

Opening into the dining room is the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen.  The large, thick, granite bar separating the kitchen from the dining room is wide enough for not only a glass cooktop and downdraft over the built-in Thermador convection oven, but also a seating space for two bar stools.  All the other countertops in the kitchen are the same thick crystal blue granite.  Stainless steel is prevalent in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plumbing fixtures, and cookware.

MASTER BEDROOM

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with a Serta independent spring mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, and a Hungarian goose down comforter.  You need a place to keep your clothes, so there is a chest of drawers and a double closet. All of the bedroom furniture, including the matching bedside tables and a bench, was also custom made for us by Jason Rathbun.

MASTER BATHROOM

The master bathroom is spa-like with tile-covered walls and floor, and a granite countertop.  The large walk-in shower, with a river rock floor and wall accent that remind you of the Rio Hondo, has two shower heads to chose from: a hand-held and a rain shower head.

LOFT

Besides providing sleeping space for 4 people in 3 beds, the loft is a quiet, secluded, yet spacious, place for reading or taking a nap while another ceiling fan gently circulates the air. A window overlooks the living room so you can check out what’s happening below. If you want some outside air, just open the French doors and go out on the attached deck. The loft bathroom is also spacious with a walk-in shower and a granite countertop large enough for all your necessities.

OUTSIDE

A covered parking area under the deck on the river side of the casa is large enough to protect 2 cars from the elements so you don't have to clean the snow off your car to go to the slopes after a winter snowstorm!  On the front side of the casa is another uncommon convenience: a winch.  This 400-pound capacity electric winch and its basket are great for lifting luggage, groceries, firewood, etc. from the third ground level parking area to the main living area. (A block and tackle pulley system is also available for easily lifting luggage from the front deck to the loft deck.)

Keywords: Cabin, Private House, Mountain, Ski, Fish, Hiking

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
Needed a few days of R&R and Casa de Toro surely delivered!
Mar 2011
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Kayta Tracey

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Worth and Mary Nell, the owners of Casa de Toro, are siblings and long-term aficionados of Northern New Mexico. While we were growing up in Amarillo, TX, our family spent many summer vacations in the cool, clean air of the New Mexico Rockies. Our captivation with the Taos area continues to today even though Worth and his family live in Austin, TX and Mary Nell and her family live in Nashville, TN. We get to Casa de Toro as often as we can during the year and consider the casa to be our 'home away from home.'

Kayta Tracey purchased this chalet in 1970

The story of Casa de Toro began in 1969 when our parents found the perfect place — the Taos Ski Valley — to build their long-sought cabin 'in the mountains'. Construction began in 1970, mostly performed by our dad with help from Worth when he was home from college. Named after the Bull-of-the-Woods meadow near Mt. Wheeler, Casa de Toro was a family retreat from the hot, dry summers of our home town Amarillo, Texas for 34 years.

In 2006 after inheriting it, we decided to remodel and enlarge the cabin. As we delved further into the remodeling process we realized that the cabin was in need of some extensive updating. Construction began in the summer of 2008 and was finished 18 months later.

Casa de Toro has had a long, distinguished, and loving 40-year history with our family. Today, our two families are the proud, second-generation owners of a place that is in its second life. While our parents are not here to see it, we know that they would really like what we have done and we hope you do, too.

For us, Casa de Toro has always been the perfect place to relax, fish, and enjoy the beauty and mystique of Taos. We have also used it as a 'base camp' for sightseeing and day-long excursions to other parts of New Mexico.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Beautiful Mountain Retreat Just Minutes From the Slopes!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Beautiful Mountain Retreat Just Minutes From the Slopes!!
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Taos Ski Valley New Mexico
Austin, Texas
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Outstanding get away in the mountains

  • 5 of 5
This far exceeded our expectations. The house was super clean with everything you could possibly need provided. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely be coming back and bringing our family. Nicely decorated, great wood fire burning stove and made us feel right at home. Best home away from home!!! Highly recommend you stay here!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Taos Ski Valley Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
Jul 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,890
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$750
$4,550
 
 
High Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,450
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 23 2015
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,780
 
 
Winter
Mar 24 2015 - Apr 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,450
 
 
Low Season
Apr 14 2015 - Jun 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,890
 
 
Summer/Fall
Jun 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Notes Casa de Toro can also be rented as a 1 or 2 bedroom home. Please contact us for pricing. Discounts are available for smaller parties.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Payment is accepted via PayPal and Check.
We collect a $300 refundable security deposit.
There is an additional refundable security deposit of $300 for pets.
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Amenities

Amenities

Taos Ski Valley Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Opens up to a queen plus sized bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
Notes:
A 400 lb. capacity electric winch to lift luggage, groceries, firewood, etc. to the main level; clothes steamer; steam iron and ironing board
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