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TAOS RIO ECO DWELLING ON THE TAOS DE FERNANDO RIVER

David and Meredith Vaughn

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

David and Meredith Vaughn

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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TAOS RIO ECO DWELLING ON THE TAOS DE FERNANDO RIVER

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Taos House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms (1 BR + studio w/ queen Murphy bed), 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, sleeps 4

Newly built by architect/owner this 900 s.f. Eco dwelling made of weathering steel and stone lives large right on the Taos de Fernando river (stream), in a grove of 100 year old cottonwood and willow trees. Step out to the 12' x 20' stone paver deck and enjoy a relaxing soak in the new hot tub. Located just 3 miles from Taos, near hiking trails and ski areas, great restaurants, galleries and museums of Taos. The high 10' vaulted ceilings high windows let the sun and forest views in. Experience the latest in technology with 2 HDTVs, with Blu Ray DVD, wireless Internet and video, electric Zen fireplace, and warm radiant tile floors. Custom contemporary maple woodwork & cabinets built by the owner's son reflect the water theme with elegant inlay designs and are topped by black honed granite. Ideal for a get away for a couple or two, with a bedroom and bath at opposite ends of the house. If more beds are needed check out our listing 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.

Construction Details: Since the property is in a sensitive ecological area next to the Taos de Fernando River, water conservation and protection is of primary concern. Note; (river flow is seasonal as with many streams in the southwest). Every plumbing fixture is water efficient, from high end Toto dual flush toilets to sensor faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen. We keep track of water usage with our water meter and have saved 1000's of gallons of water. We averaged with help of our guests just 33 gallons/day indoor water use vs. a national average of 94 gallons/day/person* (American Water Works Assoc.)

The house is green built with zero VOC paints and materials, energy efficient insulation, appliances and heating system. The house is tiled throughout with in the latest in floor electric heat, which is energy efficient and comfortable. Objects in the rooms are heated and your are comfortable with the heat set at a lower temperature. We also recycle all our trash in special recycling bins.

Location details: Located just 3 miles from Taos, NM. Great restaurants, more than 75 art galleries, 4 museums, Taos Pueblo, numerous shops, great live music and arts programs. Great skiing is just 35-40 minutes away. Hiking trails nearby in Carson National Forest with pinion pine forests. River rafting, fishing, and mountain biking in the late spring and summer months. !

Nearby large guest house also available: If more beds and a larger house is needed check out our listing 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.f. This can be rented in combination with the Rio house to accommodate larger groups and family reunions.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David and Meredith Vaughn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About David and Meredith Vaughn

My wife and I have enjoyed Taos for much of our 41 years of marriage. We built a home in Taos in 2000 and now have completed another creative collaboration- a new 2BR vacation rental house on the Taos de Fernando river and love to share it with others.

David and Meredith Vaughn purchased this house in 2010

Why David and Meredith Vaughn chose Taos

We chose to design and build our second house in Taos because we love the area so much- the natural beauty of the forest, river and high desert environment, and history, art and food of Taos. We enjoy creating inviting and comfortable living spaces that take advantage of the exceptional natural surroundings of the area.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361075
+1 -303 534-0902
Taos New Mexico
5

Wonderful little hideaway.

  • 5 of 5
Just spent a delightful week in this unique home. The location was perfect for our day time adventures to Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu, Santa Fe, Taos Ski resort, and Ojo Caliente. The original woodwork designed and built by the owner's son was awesome, and the thoughtful design of the well-appointed home with lovely patio and hot tub make this property very special.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361075
+1 -303 534-0902
Taos New Mexico
Chicago, IL
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
This review is a "little" late but since I was researching eco homes I thought I should leave a review for the home that has literally changed my life. The place & views were all immaculate! I am honestly trying to find out if I could build a home like this in Illinois. Me & My husband and 2 daughters stayed here over spring break 2013 and couldn't have asked for a better experience! Huge fan of the radiant floor heating, the split bedrooms, kitchen amentities, spaciousness, unique style.. I could go on & on!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361075
+1 -303 534-0902
Taos New Mexico
5

Beautiful Mountain get-away

  • 5 of 5
Just spent a lovely week at the Taos Rio Eco dwelling. It's a well-designed small home on a beautiful piece of land. Even though it's close to the road, once you're behind the fence, you're transported to a private mountain retreat. The house is beautifully appointed in modern style with two large, comfortable bedrooms and two bath. Taos plaza is only three minutes away. We had many great meals at Taos Mesa Brewing Company (try the New Mexico Philly Cheesesteak) and The Gorge (the green chile grilled cheese sandwich is my favorite). Also, the onion rings at Pizano's Pizza are out of this world! We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
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+1 -303 534-0902
Taos New Mexico
texas
5

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5
The house was absolutely beautiful--one of the nicest VRBO properties we've ever stayed in. Furnishings were great, especially the memory foam beds, which made it difficult to get up in the mornings. Kids loved the backyard with running creek. And the location was perfect--out of town yet close enough to make a quick run for forgotten supplies. As others have stated, the proximity of the highway isn't really a problem. We felt completely secluded and never heard much road noise.

We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks, David, for the great service and wonderful stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361075
+1 -303 534-0902
Taos New Mexico
Where do you live?
5

What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
Taos Eco is about a five minute drive to Taos. Very clean and has everything you if you are cooking during vacation. Very relaxing to enjoy the hot tub and the steam in the back yard. Although close to the road you won't notice much noise. I would recommend this place to anyone and would stay there again. Pleasure to work with the owner.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361075
+1 -303 534-0902
Taos New Mexico
5

A tranquil place with all the amenities, and more

  • 5 of 5
This place couldn't be more perfect. Morning coffee on the stones outside with the bright sunshine and creek. Days spent in the mountains with signs of bear and elk all around. Evenings relaxing with wine and lovely meals cooked in the lovely kitchen that has everything. Seriously, this place has everything you need. Even the knifes are sharp enough to cut tomatoes without smashing them. Great home with very cozy beds and furniture. The hot tub was such a bonus. It was such a tranquil place to escape and we are so very grateful. Next time we visit Taos, we will stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Car: necessary

Located a short 2.75 miles up beautiful Taos Canyon (Hwy 64- Enchanted Circle), just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Built next to the Taos de Fernando River (seasonal river) and Carson National Forest with many hiking trails nearby. Located approx. 40 min. from Taos Ski Valley, approx. 25 min. to Angel Fire Ski Area. Historic Taos Pueblo just 15 minutes away, in Taos over 85 art galleries and 5 museums and great local restaurants featuring gourmet and native New Mexico cuisine.

Can be rented in combination with listing 209546 located 1/4 mile away for larger groups.

Ski: This Eco Dwelling is located midway between Taos Ski Valley (just 35-40 min. away to the north and west) and Angel Fire Ski area (just 25-30 minutes to the east).

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Taos 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
 
Early Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
From
$140
Fri,Sat
$780
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/ Spring 2015
Jan 4 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$130
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rate is based on double occupancy. For each additional adult or child over 12 add $15 /person/ night. **Four persons maximum.**

Well trained dogs allowed $10/ night pet fee- $50.00 minimum

Can be rented in combination with listing 209546: 3BR, 2BA, 2000 s.f. house that sleeps 6 just 1/4 mile away for 10% discount on both properties.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Washer Dryer incl.
  • Stack full size washer dryer in 2nd bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size platform bed with comfortable memory foam mattress and down duvet comforter in MBR. Queen size platform (Murphy- pull down bed) in studio BR
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
High definition TV in Living Room and Master BR, with Blu Ray DVD in living room, DVD in MBR, high definition cable TV with Dish Network, music channels, Qwest high speed wireless internet, and free long distance calling.

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