Eagle Nest, NM, USA

Eagle Nest, NM, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 758 vacation rentals near Eagle Nest. From 359 condos to 191 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Eagle Nest for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Welcome to the Enchanted Circle

A small village on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, nestled in the dramatic landscapes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Eagle Nest is a fantastic year-round destination. Come in winter to enjoy the winter sports on offer at the nearby Taos Ski Valley and Red River ski area, surrounded by dramatic snowy peaks. Or, visit in late spring through fall to enjoy the flower-filled meadows and crystalline mountain lakes. It's easy to explore the village on foot to enjoy the galleries, coffeehouses and local restaurants. Alternatively, you can take a tour to explore the picturesque nearby villages and incredible mountain scenery.

The dramatic setting of Eagle Nest

The snowy peaks, sweeping fields and unusual rock formations that surround the village of Eagle Nest make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Here, there are so many possibilities to hike, bike, kayak, spot birds, gaze up at the stars or just explore the local history and geology. For a jaw-dropping vantage point, how about a sunrise balloon ride over the Rio Grande Gorge? Meanwhile, by heading downtown from your Eagle Nest vacation rental, you can stroll around the boutiques, jewelry and souvenir shops. Take your pick from many fabulous local restaurants or even stop for a beer in an old Western-style saloon.

Days out from Eagle Nest

For a great day out from your Eagle Nest vacation rental, drive the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway to neighboring Taos. This vibrant town of historic buildings, museums, restaurants and boutiques also hosts a number of seasonal festivals through the year. Famed as the birthplace of the Western Art movement in the early 1900s, Taos is home to many galleries. Explore its rich artistic history at the Harwood Museum of Art and Couse-Sharp Historic Site. As you might expect, there is a thriving art scene and visitors can enjoy live music, theater and dance performances during a turn around Taos.

Seasonal adventures in Eagle Nest

Eagle Nest vacation rentals make great bases for getting stuck into skiing nearby. Although winters are cold and snowy, you'll still be treated to sunny days – offering beautiful vistas of snowy mountains twinkling under slanting sunlight. Throughout the year, there are very large day-night temperature variations. Even with summer temperatures into the 80s and 90s, you can still experience very chilly nights through the summer. Pack a warm sweater even in the summer months, so you can experience the joy of lying under clear mountain skies gazing at the stars.

Ravishing nature in Eagle Nest

Nature lovers staying in Eagle Nest vacation rentals should make a beeline for Eagle Nest Lake State Park. It's an exhilarating slice of the outdoors, and has a vast lake which is a popular draw for boaters and anglers. You can take a boat out onto its pristine blue waters to fish for salmon and rainbow trout under the gaze of nearby mountains. Eagle Nest is sandwiched between the towering points of Baldy Mountain and Wheeler Peak, so you're surrounded by dramatic, photo-worthy terrain. Local trails take in much of this landscape, so bring your comfiest boots to make the most of it all.