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

Catherine

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Catherine

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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)
Member 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:
April 18, 2015

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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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 34 reviews
5

Great location and great house!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of our favorite rentals and we will definitely be back!! We brought our son and his girlfriend and were so comfortable in your house. Everything was above our expectations and Catherine was wonderful to work with. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at the Taos House Retreat and that you will be back! We look forward to your return. Thank you for your kind words!
5

Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit at your beautiful home! You truly did think of everything to make us feel at home. There was a group of 7 of us for our visit to Taos. Some of us enjoyed the snow at Taos Ski Vally and some of us shopped and were pampered at the Ojo Caliente Spa. A truly wonderful vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Amarillo, TX, USA
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I LOVED our stay at the Taos Retreat! We enjoyed every aspect of our stay - the beautiful house, outdoor living area, hot tub, and convenient hiking trail. Thank you for making our trip one to remember!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you had such a wonderful girl's weekend at the Taos House Retreat! Thank you for your kind words. Please come again!
5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family. We are a family of skiers, and this location was perfect. Not too far from Taos Ski Valley, but close enough to town to enjoy the Taos nightlife. Exceptionally clean, and the owners provided everything we needed. We will be staying here again, soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to your return!
5

The Taos Retreat exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The Taos Retreat exceeded our expectations. The listing description was accurate. The property was extremely clean and well-maintained. The views are absolutely beautiful; especially from the living room windows! The house had almost everything we needed, including laundry detergent! Catherine, the homeowner, was so helpful and easy to contact. We already booked our next stay at the Taos Retreat for next year! We would definitely recommend this retreat to family and friends. Some of the highlights of our trip in Taos were snowmobiling with Big Al, located in Taos Ski Valley, driving the high road to Taos, driving the Enchanted Circle Drive, and snowboarding/skiing in Taos Ski Valley.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled your stay was so terrific that you will return next year!
5

Taos House Retreat in the Land of Enchantment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home situated on the rim of a mountain range overlooking beautiful mountains as far as you can see. Below was a beautiful river you could hike to and enjoy fishing, if you wished to do so. We were so centrally located that we visited Angel Fire, Red River Ski Resort and Taos Ski Resort. There are many awesome restaurants and shops to enjoy and we took it all in! You won't be disappointed! Me and my husband loved this home so much we wanted to move in and never leave. It's perfecr, cozy and inviting! A must stay on your trip to Taos!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had such a terrific time! You certainly availed yourself of all the great things to do and places to see! Thank you for sharing your experience and for these kind words about The Taos House Retreat! I hope you will return (spring and summer are amazing here!)

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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 $150 Per night

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring rates
Apr 11 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 8 2015 - Aug 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$190
$1,295
 
 
Fall
Aug 17 2015 - Nov 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$265
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,120
 
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,625
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 6 2016 - Mar 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 7.12%

Cancellation Policy

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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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