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TAOS RETREAT - NEAR SKI VALLEY & ARROYO SECO- PERFECT FOR FAMILES, COUPLES, SOLO

Catherine

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Catherine

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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TAOS RETREAT - NEAR SKI VALLEY & ARROYO SECO- PERFECT FOR FAMILES, COUPLES, SOLO

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house

Overview

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 bath (sleeps 8) private adobe home with panoramic mt views

Whether you are an artist, photographer, writer, birder, hiker, skier, or a person seeking solace, you will enjoy the rose-colored sunrise, the fiery Western sunsets, and the brilliance of high desert stars from the patio of native plants and stones while relaxing in a bubbling hot tub. This comfortable, perfectly located, exquisitely refurbished 50-year-old Adobe home designed with a blend of colonial-Spanish and contemporary accents sits on the rim of the arroyo that cascades 200 feet to an ancient pastoral valley, the end of which funnels into the national forest road into Taos Ski Valley. Looking out the picture windows at the high sage plains atop the arroyo, your heart will soar 5000 feet upward cresting the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You are 15 minutes from the slopes, 15 minutes from the plaza, and 15 minutes closer to heaven.

In the summer months you will awake to crimson-colored mts as the sun's early morning light blankets the Sangre de Cristo Mts. The air is crisp and the skies a brilliant blue. This is about the time we hit one of the amazing trails along the Taos Ski Valley or the Rio Grande Gorge. This is also the time we take out those fly fishing poles and catch some wonderful trout for supper! In the late afternoon, we enjoy watching the occasional and short-lived showers dance across the mountains...and by sunset, the sky is painted a myriad of colors from orange to magenta and somewhere in between. Just when you think it doesn't get any better, the stars begin to pop out one by one until the night sky takes your breath away once again.

You’ll find some of the best southwestern fall foliage -- all to be enjoyed from the comfort of this enchanting home. Here, the aspens range in color from brilliant gold to dark orange. Feast on purple cinquefoil and golden and red cottonwoods. Hikes and mountain drives are breath-taking this time of year.

Every season holds adventure here -- and winters are one of the most beautiful and exhilarating! From November to April we enjoy a winter wonderland as we watch the snow fall on the mountains that can be seen from the large picture windows in the living room and all the bedrooms. Because Taos enjoys 300 sunny days a year, we find winter hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and hot toddy sipping to be some of life's greatest pleasures.

Come see and experience all these for yourself. We hope you will enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Catherine (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About Catherine

We are Texans at heart (and by birth), world adventurers, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We love wrestling with grandchildren, two-stepping to original Texas music, and breaking a sweat on trails in Austin (our home town) and in Taos (our home away from home).

Why Catherine chose Taos

After spending many seasons here in childhood, living here in young adult hood, and returning often for visits to this land that calls us again and again, we stumbled upon this wonderful home that we'd like to share with you. We are pleased to introduce you and our third generation to the joys of New Mexico's justifiably named Enchanted Circle.

What makes this house unique

When we first walked into this house, we were struck by the high vigas-ceilings, exquisite in-laid wood features, the arched entry ways, and the light beaming from multiple skylights that gave a warm New Mexico embrace to each room. We loved the open floor plan that sweeps effortlessly from the living room to the dining room (which seats 8) to the remodeled kitchen equipped to prepare a gourmet meal.

We were captivated by the 6 ft. windows in the living room that provide a magical, unobstructed mountain view from sunrise to sunset into a Milky Way Night sky. The living space extends to an outdoor front courtyard with a private hot tub from which you can enjoy a clear and unobstructed view of the beautiful night sky, full of stars! Outdoor seating provides a private vantage point to all this property has to offer. The backyard has a tiered space with grass, aspen, and apple trees as well as flagstone patio with outdoor seating.

We hope you will enjoy this slice of heaven and add your own descriptions of what makes it unique and so special for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful home the firewood was piled high when we arrived and the house was clean with lights on. They had a starter fire ready for us when we arrived. This home is in a great location (close to ski valley). The home is very comfortable with everything a person could need. Very well stocked with cookware and condiments. Although I have never met her in person Catherine was extremely gracious and provided us with information to make our stay easy and enjoyable. I love the fireplaces especially the one in the bedroom and the heated floors are amazing - wish I had them in my home. Phil the manager does an extremely good job managing the home and is extremely helpful if you need it. Phil even mailed us home some things our grandson left in the house. My daughter and son-in-law liked the hot tub outside. The view from the front of this house is amazing. Thanks for a Wonderful Christmas.
Dec 2013
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Bathrooms2
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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Taos New Mexico

View from the front porch

  • of 5
What a great place! Very cozy, well appointed house in Taos, NM (Arroyo Seco). Would definitely recommend you stay here...close to everything.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay...and the view from the "front porch!" We look forward to your return!
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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5

Beautiful Place,Amazing

  • 5 of 5
From the first moment we saw this place online, we fell in love with it. Never expecting it to live up to the beautiful photos, we were prepared not to be too disappointed. As soon as we drove up, we knew it was going to be beautiful.
We arrived later in the evening and all the lights were on to welcome us. We opened the door and both said, "WOW".
Very clean, very inviting, very pretty. Everything was there you could need. All we had to do was buy food and drinks.
The décor from the small touches to the perfectly placed furniture, beautiful carved doors...I could go on and on.
We even extended for the two more days that were available, come rain or shine, we did not care about the weather, it was just breathtaking.
The sunsets, the sunrises, the beautiful millions and billions of stars visible at night.
The hot tub was fun also, so relaxing, to look up at the stars.
We will go back and I have shared hundreds of photos on my fb for all my friends to see, some already want to go there.
I called it a Slice of Heaven!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I LOVE that you experienced Taos and the Taos House Retreat as we do! We say the very same thing every time we walk in the door..."wow!" And then we must say it again a hundred times as we watch sunrises, sunsets, and yes, those incredible stars from the hot tub at night!
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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Taos New Mexico
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5

Special Place

  • 5 of 5
We have traveled all over the world so we've seen many different hotels, homes, campsites, resorts etc. This home ranks up there with one of our favorites. Our hosts left no stone unturned related to our stay....from the welcoming email and information packet to having everything needed for home away from home feel while there. The views at night were spectacular and while we felt a million miles away from everything, we knew that all that Taos area had to offer was just a short drive away.

Thanks for everything and the best compliment I can say is that we will definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you felt at home and are so happy you enjoyed your time at the Taos House Retreat! Thank you for these kinds words! The Taos House Retreat awaits your return!
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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Taos New Mexico
5

Slice of heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
From the first moment we saw this beautiful home, to the early morning we left with the dark sky filled stars, it was magical.
Clean, beautiful, comfortable, interesting, inviting, relaxing. We were amazed that this lovely home was so lovingly decorated, so well stocked with anything you could need, as if at home. All we needed to buy is what food we wanted to eat. From spices, condiments, dishes, all the toiletries, only had to bring tooth brush & toothpaste.
The home is amazing with its carved wood work throughout the home. The courtyard with hot tub, beautiful flowers and seating to view the mountains is very relaxing.
The sunrises and sunsets were different every night. The stars seemed closer than anywhere else and they filled the sky, like I had never seen before.
We chose The Taos Retreat House as our early 42nd Anniversary trip.
We loved every moment, we miss it already and will come back.
We enjoyed hiking, sightseeing, shopping and relaxing. The people in this area are very friendly.
We give this place a 10 star rating.
Thank you for sharing your lovely slice of heaven with us, Ron and Maria
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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Taos New Mexico
5

Excellence With A Stunning View

  • 5 of 5
The Taos House Retreat provided the perfect setting for our Freeman Family Reunion. The house is beautifully decorated complete with a walled garden and a hot tub. This adobe home provided the ultimate Southwest experience. It is the perfect getaway or in our case provided a warm and welcoming retreat for a family reunion that was a bit difficult as we lost two of our family members this year- our precious Mookie, age 30, who fought courageously but lost the battle to muscular dystrophy, and his grandfather, our Uncle Ed, a D-Day survivor, inventor of the machine that squirted cream into Twinkees, and in his retirement, set up two bakeries in Zimbabwe. The Taos House Retreat provided the perfect balm for our family at this time.
One evening, as we sat in the beautiful courtyard, we experienced double rainbows over the mountains and the next evening we enjoyed a lightening show that we felt was our own private fireworks display.
The scenery is stunning and the adventures numerous. We enjoyed hiking in the Valle Vidal as well as Williams Lake. We took a tour of the Boy Scout Ranch, Philmont. One of our favorite adventures was rafting the Rio Grande with Cottam;s Rafting Company. Our guide, Tony, was interesting, informed, and passionate about his job. We also took the Taos Trolley Tour which took us to The Pueblo which is a must see.
Each day, as our adventures came to an end, we were welcomed home to the beautiful Taos House Retreat which was the perfect ending to our perfect days.. Our reunion allowed us to celebrate family and enjoy God's amazing creation in the peace and beauty of the Taos House Retreat. We are deeply grateful for this memorable experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family's experience lifts my soul! Thank you for graciously sharing your special moments & for gracing the Taos House Retreat with such positive energy & love.Please, please come again. The magic of the mts welcomes your return!
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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Simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I decided to get away last minute. I was stressed looking for a nice place to stay, I went online and that's when I saw this website! Catherine was the first person I called and was happy I did! She was so helpful! Once we made it to the house it was beautiful! Amazing views, beautiful house and an amazing hot tub! We only stayed one night but plan to go back very soon and hopefully stay longer! The house has everything and anything you will need just pack your clothes and a few groceries if you plan on eating in and you're all set! Oh and the bed in the mater bedroom was so comfortable best sleep I had in a very long time! ;) I'm excited to plan our next trip to Taos! Thanks again for all your help Catherine!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted your stay was the perfect get away! You have described our wish for everyone's experience - carefree, relaxing, and comfortable. The Taos House Retreat awaits your return!

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco
Nearest Golf
17.2 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 522
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco - yummy!
Nearest Ski
10.8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

Taos House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 7.12%

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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, and mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, and mountain views
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Fireplace, flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, mt views
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is an incredibly comfortable pull out couch in the living room, allowing the home to comfortably accommodate 8 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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