2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bruce and Meg Peterson
- english, spanish
About Bruce and Meg Peterson
Meg and Bruce have lived in the area for 35 years. We raised both our daughters here, and they attended school in Taos. One is a physician, the other a geo-physicist, proof that the public schools are good! Meg is a retired elementary school principal and writer; Bruce is a manager at Los Alamos Laboratory. We are both private people and very respectful of the privacy of our guests, though we are available to answer any questions about the history, geology, wildlife, hiking opportunities, and our favorite restaurants. If you're into birds, Meg will happily take you birding along the Rio!
Why Bruce and Meg Peterson chose Pilar
We moved to Northern New Mexico three decades ago because of the stunning beauty, closeness to nature, and richness of its cultures. And we wanted to build a traditional adobe. At the time, we shared the romantic notion we could make a living here as a writer (Meg) and a cabinetmaker (Bruce). While we both had to get practical employment, we remain true to our roots.
What makes this House unique
We believe the views from the property are completely unique and stunning and probably responsible for my daughter becoming a geologist. The vastness of the panorama can be a bit overwhelming for those new to the area, but the region has been settled since the 1600s when the Spanish arrived. That said, the addition of our hot tub has been inspirational. Nothing like viewing all this natural beauty while soaking tired bones!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great casita with an even better view!
The whole experience was fantastic! The owners were easy to communicate with and were very understanding of some travel hiccups we had getting there. Would go back again in a heartbeat!
The Casita was just what we wanted
We spent a wonderful and peaceful week at the Casita the week after Christmas. The location was beautiful, giving us the feeling of being surrounded by undeveloped park lands (which on a couple of sides we were - we even saw a random bald eagle flying over the river). The Casita itself was lovely, cozy, and comfortable and the owners were great to work with. The kitchen was equipped with anything we needed for cooking and having two bedrooms meant no foldouts beds. Day trips to Taos, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe were easy and enjoyable. When it snowed, we felt like we were in a postcard (make sure you come in a 4-wheel drive if you come in winter). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend the Casita for anyone looking for a cozy getaway off the beaten track.
The property was very nice! House was spacious and had everything needed to cook and serve meals. High quality bed linens and towels. Hot tub was clean and private.
Highly recommend for anyone looking for a quiet place to get away from it all.
A Little Slice of Paradise
Exactly as advertised. A cozy casita in a beautiful place. Serenity now!
Great 'lil hideaway!
Rugged setting, very remote and quiet, we didn't see or hear any neighbors the entire time we were there. There were little booklets and notes everywhere, with helpful hints to maximize the enjoyment. The hosts truly cared about every little detail... right down to the beer mugs chilling in the freezer! We brought 4 adults, and the accommodations worked well among three rooms, and the hot tub. We will definitely be returning as soon as possible!
Comfy stay in beautiful northern New Mexico
Cute casita was very comfy for a Fall get away. New Mexico decor throughout, comfortable furnishings, and a well appointed kitchen made for a relaxing stay. The house is a little south of Taos but near a couple nice trails and the Rio Grande river - very quiet and perfect place to relax in the hot tub under the stars. The owners are next door though we never saw them. However, they were available if we needed anything and left us a bowl of peaches upon arrival. We would be happy to stay there again.
Pilar is a quiet New Mexican village located on NM route 68 south of Taos. It lies adjacent to the Rio Grande river at the gateway to the magnificent Rio Grande Gorge and a gateway to the Rio Bravo National Monument. River sports, biking, hiking, and bird watching are a few of the summer activities. Winter skiing is nearby in Taos, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Sipapu. In addition to outdoor fun, the nearby towns boast numerous fine dining restaurants, art galleries, museums, and southwestern cultural points of interest. There are numerous festivals throughout the year including San Geronimo Day at Taos Pueblo, Indian Market in Santa Fe, and a Fall Balloon Rally in both Taos and Albuquerque.
Other Activities: Hiking,birdwatching, kayaking, rafting, Anasazi petroglyph sites, cultural and historical museums
Golf: The Taos Country Club is an easy, picturesque 15-minute drive from the casita. The Club features incredible 360 degree views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Taos mesa.
Ski: The southern Rocky Mountains boast several nearby ski resorts, including Taos, Santa Fe, Sipapu, and Red River. We are also a 4-hour drive from southern Colorado ski resorts. Our guests often pair a visit to southern Colorado with their stay here in northern New Mexico.