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

Catherine

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

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

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!

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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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Catherine

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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).

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.

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.

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

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4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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Taos New Mexico
5

PARADISE IN TAOS

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the house. Everything was absolutely perfect, truly.

The view, the privacy, the amenities, the detail work in the architecture, the wonderful communication we’ve had with the owner… I have no complaints at all! We could not have asked for a more perfect place for a long weekend.

Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your exquisite home. We would definitely return for another visit!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted you enjoyed this little slice of heaven in the Land of Enchantment! Thank you for your kind words.
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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+1 5125609391
Taos New Mexico
5

SIMPLY AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
This house is simply AMAZING! The owner's are dedicated to making sure that you have the perfect stay in Taos. We arrived and were amazed on how clean and beautiful this home was. From the breathtaking view, the relaxing hot tub, the perfect location just down the mountain, and the beautiful home, we could not have found a more perfect spot for my family of 8! I would highly recommend this home to anyone who wants to stay in Taos. The price is perfect and location is perfect! We will definitely be coming back!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3491510
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Taos New Mexico
5

LOVELY HOME CLOSE TO TAOS SKI VALLEY!

  • 5 of 5
The Taos House Retreat was beautiful! The owners have been thoughtful enough to think of everything a family might need or want. We enjoyed the beautiful views while sitting in the hot tub, relaxing by the cozy Kiva fireplaces and the restful nights in comfortable beds. Spent several days on the slopes at Taos Ski Valley and appreciated the quick drive to the ski area. Enjoyed town of Arroyo Seco and visiting the Taos Pueblos and the town of Taos.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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+1 5125609391
Taos New Mexico
5

AMAZING VACATION RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
This vacation retreat was amazing! From the heated floors, the wonderful kiva fireplaces to the great kitchen--this place was amazing! The breathtaking views of snow covered mountains from the living room were so incredible. Our family had such a fantastic time together. Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
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+1 5125609391
Taos New Mexico
5

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, LOVELY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We rented Taos Retreat at the last minute and found Catherine to be very easy to contact to secure the rental -- she responded right away and answered all questions. The house is lovely and unique with gorgeous wood features and a floor plan that makes the house feel larger than its square footage and perfect for privacy. The views and courtyard are extra special and make enjoying the outdoors a treat. Located between Taos Ski Valley and Arroyo Seco, the location is perfect for any and all Taos activities, offering a more rural-setting with close proximity to all Taos offers. I highly recommend Taos Retreat to anyone considering a stay in the area.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for familes, couples, solo
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3491510
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Taos New Mexico
5

*TAOS* (THE REAL EXPERIENCE) DELUXE

  • 5 of 5
It is rare that I review so graciously; "flawless" or "perfect" are not akin to this earth that we humans currently inhabit. However, serious scrutiny of the “Taos Retreat” revealed pure perfection.

Location: Perched over the valley of Arroyo Honda, the Taos Retreat abode beamed the magical essence of Taos. Nothing compares to the combination of “high desert” and Alpine mountains offered in the northern NM/Taos area. And, the Taos Retreat is positioned perfectly to enjoy both! Close to the Ski Valley and that nifty little town of Arroyo Seco and close (enough) to Taos-proper to get in and out as needed. (In) to enjoy world-class dining, (anything with green chile), friendly bars and micro-brew establishments, impressive grocery stores, and world renowned art galleries and museums. (Out) to head up to the Ski Valley to rival anything Colorado has to offer, to hiking trails galore, or (highly suggested) back to the Taos Retreat to seriously CHILL.

House: Every need is answered as if in one’s own house. Every facility of the house is of quality including beds, bathrooms /showers. The kitchen is thoughtfully apportioned. Most meals cooked in this kitchen; not one utensil lacking. The dining room/living area are set-up for up to (8) people to comfortably enjoy. (Of course with a Kiva fireplace…yep, there’s one in the master bedroom also!) The front patio, (really an outside living area) is a magical garden guaranteed to immediately relax! Yep, (of course) there’s a hot tub there too!

My absolute favorite part of the house design is the wooden architectural elements that compliment the adobe design…flawlessly! (When you get there, you’ll understand these “architectural elements” that I refer to.)

Hosts/Owners/Property Management: Catherine provided a guidebook to the Taos area that should be published and preemptively answered every possible question. Communication was prompt, informative and friendly. Catherine is a true host! (Of course, she’s from Austin!) Phil, the local property manager was totally Taos-cool and responsive.

In conclusion: My family and I have experienced Taos for many years and honestly, the last few experiences have left us wondering where the magic went. However, the Taos Retreat has renewed our faith and will continue to bring us back south from our reluctant migration to Colorado. Regardless of the season, (can’t wait till winter for bluebird, pow-pow skiing) we will look to the “Taos Retreat" first!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Dozens and dozens of breath-taking, exhilarating hikes await you!"
Taos Ski Valley
"You'll feel like you are skiing in Europe! World renowned children and adult ski schools too!"
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 522
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco
Nearest Ski
10.8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Golf
17.2 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco - yummy!
Car: necessary

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Availability & Rates

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Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
Jun 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,295
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
President's Week
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90.00
Tax Rate 7.12%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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