TAOS RIO ECO DWELLING ON THE TAOS DE FERNANDO RIVER

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David and Meredith Vaughn

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

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TAOS RIO ECO DWELLING ON THE TAOS DE FERNANDO RIVER

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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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered

David and Meredith Vaughn

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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

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.

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

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Property Reviews

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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 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
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5

What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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

A tranquil place with all the amenities, and more

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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

A Lovely Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
This house is a lovely gem, small but multifaceted and shimmering with light. Every facet defines the whole, from the river/cloud/mountain lines of the innovative cabinetry to the echoing motif found in the dish and glassware. Our visiting daughter lives in Seattle, land of outdoor adventure and she was amazed at the beauty and variety of hiking trails, the charm of the stream just beyond the hot tub and the 2 days of fluffy snow which capped the trees and the serene Buddha.

Nancy C and John S and Shanti Minnesota
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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
Norridge, IL
5

Wonderful place to rejuvenite

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We had absolutely wonderful stay at Rio House. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated; custom kitchen cabinets, custom beds. Great and relaxing place to spend time after all day skiing. We all really enjoyed the sound of the rushing river soaking in the hot tub. The stars at night were amazing we don't get to see so many coming from the city (Chicago). Dealing with David was a pleasure. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and family
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p361075
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Taos New Mexico
Tucson, AZ
5

Taos

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Great spot. I would probably suggest the owner to inform people staying in the winter the it is a little tricky to get out of the drive way with deeper snow on that blind corner of the highway.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your review, we are glad that you enjoyed the house and your stay in Taos. Thank you also for noting that guests need to use caution exiting the property (esp. during winter months) as visibility is somewhat limited in one direction. We have been blessed with some good winter snow and when they plow the road a mound of snow is often left at the entrances to driveways, which can make it more difficult. We also recommend all wheel drive vehicles during the winter months for greater traction and safety as well. We will put emphasis on this in our printed materials.

The winter snowfall is a very welcome sight for the forests, ski areas and water supplies of the area. We hope you can visit again in winter, spring, summer or fall. All seasons are great in Taos!

Thanks again for drawing our attention to this important safety observation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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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Availability & Rates

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 Minimum Stay
 
Winter/ Spring 2014
Jan 3 2014 - May 23 2014
$140
$150
Fri,Sat
$840
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2014
May 24 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$150
$160
Fri,Sat
$900
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2014
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 22 2014
$140
$150
Fri,Sat
$840
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$200
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
$130
$140
Fri,Sat
$780
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$225
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$140
$150
Fri,Sat
$840
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Cleaning Fee $50.00
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:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • PC
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
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:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • hot air ballooning
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • 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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