Stay in this Pueblo style 3 bedroom Adobe home and enjoy panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and surrounding vistas. Casa Truchas is located between Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, and is only a 5 minute drive to the quaint village of Arroyo Seco. Stay in this Taos vacation rental of exceptional comfort and quality for a truly relaxing holiday.The Casa is at an elevation of 8,000ft, and is perched above the high desert town of Taos. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Truchas Peaks, the Jemez Mountains, and the sweep of the entire Taos valley. The Casa is cradled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the East and North, so the private deck looks up to rocky El Salto Peak and a spur of the Enchanted Mountain, Pueblo Peak. Don't forget to take in the amazing, dramatic sunsets and 60 mile views encompassing the twinkling lights of Los Alamos.
Location & Activities: Since the ½ mile private gravel road on which we are located, can be snowy in winter (we hope it will be anyway!), 4 wheel drive vehicles are preferred during ski season, although front wheel drive is usually just fine. In Summer any vehicle is just fine. Activities: Downhill and cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, golf. Gallery browsing, shopping, museums, arts & crafts festivals, Native American Dances & ceremonials. Art workshops, Music Festivals, Wine Tastings and best of all: just relaxing! Area: Casa Truchas is located in a very quiet neighborhood as there are only a few neighbors. All the houses around are on 3+ acres and the land is covered in pinon and juniper trees. We are on the slope of the mountains as they rise up, which is why you look out over the trees to the views.
The views are of the Jemez Mountains about 60 miles away (highlighted by the sparkling lights of Los Alamos), of the Truchas Peaks about 45 miles away and of the sweep of the Taos Valley (including the Town of Taos) and the Rio Grande Gorge where the Rio Grande River cuts through this broad expanse. Casa Truchas is at an elevation of 8,000 feet and the town of Taos (about 10 miles away) is at 6,500 feet. As a comparison, the base of Taos Ski Valley is at 9,200 feet, about 10 miles away in the other direction. Because of the slope of the land you drive into the Casa down the main driveway. From there you have your choice of parking in any of the automatic garages.
The Casa can comfortably sleep 7-11 guests; two bedrooms with king and queen size beds, one bedroom with full size bunkbeds and trundle bed, queen size sofa bed in the living room and full size sofa bed in the den. The Casa is equipped with washer & dryer, TV/DVD, telephone with answering machine, and gas BBQ grill on the deck. A selection of chilled beverages and hot drink mixes are available to welcome you to Casa Truchas. All linens, towels, kitchen utensils and crockery are available in abundance. However, please try and call at the local supermarket in Taos for supplies before your arrival as there is no supermarket in Arroyo Seco.