|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Thanks for viewing our listing! We’d love for you to come and stay in our Mountain Serenity home in Angel Fire, New Mexico! 'Mountain Serenity' is a beautiful luxury mountain home ideal for creating family memories. Here’s a quick snapshot of what sets us apart from other rental houses you may encounter:
** We have owned and rented this house for 10 years and as a result, we are experienced in knowing what families want and need from their vacation home. We actively seek feedback from our guests and every year we invest in maintenance and improvements to keep the home looking its best. Our house is kept very clean. Our furniture is always up to date – most recently, in October 2016 we purchased new furniture for the living room and gameroom and in November 2016 we added a hot tub on the deck.
**The house has a spectacular view of a private valley where all you see are trees and sky and wildlife, and the house is on 3 lots so it’s secluded and private, yet it’s so close to town- only 1 mile to the grocery store and 2 miles to the ski lift or golf course.
**It sleeps up to 13, which is ideal for 2-3 families. It has 4 bedrooms (king, 3 queens) and a kids room (bunk beds, another twin) and sleeper sofa in the gameroom. It has 2-1/2 bathrooms.
**We provide the backdrop for creating great family memories in your mountain getaway away from the big city, such as decks with rocking chairs and porch swings where you can have coffee or happy hour and watch the wildlife, an outdoor firepit (and we provide a stocked wood pile too) to gather around while making s’mores and telling stories, a log see-saw and outdoor fort for the kids to enjoy, sleds in the winter and access to the Angel Fire trail system just behind the house from which you can walk all around Angel Fire.
**The house is fully stocked for you with everything you’ll need for your stay – linens and towels, hair dryers, detergent for washing machine and dishwasher, shampoo & body wash, kitchen soap, paper towels, napkins, spices and olive oil. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need – even if you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner! All you need to buy is the food!
If you’re intrigued, read on for more details.
Our house has 3 floors so everyone can spread out and have their own space. The top floor has 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a full bathroom. The main floor has a master bedroom with a king bed and full bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub. There is also a half-bath on the main floor. The bottom floor has a bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeper sofa in the gameroom and a kids’ room separated by a curtain with a set of bunk beds and an elevated twin bed. Bedrooms and bathrooms are fully stocked with pillows, linens/blankets, towels, shampoo and body wash, hair dryers and hand soap.
Let me tell you about the common areas for gathering in the house. The main floor has a living room with comfy furniture and a gas fireplace. The living room is part of a great room area connected to the kitchen and breakfast eating area – one of my personal favorite times is when you are in the house during a snowstorm – watching snow fall across the valley onto the trees is just magical. On the lower floor is the gameroom where families can gather to play air hockey or watch TV together or play cards, games or puzzles – all provided for you. The kids’ room is a fun haven for the little ones with board games, stuffed animals and toys.
Creating and eating meals together is another way to create great family memories and the Mountain Serenity home provides everything you need. Our kitchen features stainless appliances, a double oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, coffee makers (regular and a Keurig), blender, griddle. All plates, glassware, baking/cookware, pots, pans, utensils are all provided. In addition, we have a cabinet full with olive oil, flour, sugar, and spices to get you started. And on the front covered porch is a gas grill.
For dining seating, we have several options – there are 2 barstools at the kitchen counter, a breakfast table that seats 4 and also a full dining room with doors that close for privacy and a huge table that seats 8 people.
We aim to provide the ingredients for everyone to have fun and be entertained while inside the Mountain Serenity home. The gameroom has an air hockey table, TV with DVD player, a card table and puzzles and games. The living area has a sound system with radio and connections for your smart phone to play music that way. The house has high-speed internet and wifi. There’s also a TV and DVD player in the master bedroom.
Outside, we aim to provide the setting for fun family memories. The back of the house has a deck with rocking chairs and side tables – great in the summertime, having coffee in the morning or happy hour in the afternoon, taking in the mountain air and spotting wildlife in the valley which are most commonly seen around dawn and dusk. The front porch is covered and has a porch swing and table and chairs – great for watching kids play in the yard or sitting and staying dry while watching a rain shower or snow storm. There’s a gas grill on the front porch as well for grilling in summer or winter. The front yard has a firepit with stocked wood pile for family gatherings in winter or summer. Relax on the hammock in the yard in the summer while watching the kids play on our homemade see-saw or while they play in and add to our kids’ fort. It’s so nice to watch kids explore nature in our huge yard and the woods beside our house – and in the summers here where the temperature is in the 70s, kids play outside all day long – like when we all grew up. In the winter, our driveway is perfect for sledding (we provide the sleds) and the yard perfect for snowmen and snowball fights.
The Angel Fire hiking trail system is adjacent to the house and is great for family walks (the "Elk" trail is directly behind our house and there's a trail from our back yard to get to it). You can walk to the grocery store from these trails and walk all around Angel Fire from these trails.
LAUNDRY ROOM/MUD ROOM
Entering the house from the garage is our mud room/laundry room. It has ample hooks for coats and rubber mats for boots. We have a front load washer and dryer with provided detergent and dryer sheets. There is another area inside the front door with boot mats and a hall closet for coats so everyone can spread out.
When you get to the house, we have a garage to park your vehicle in, which you’ll appreciate in the winter. Our house sits down from the road so the driveway slopes down to the house. We spend a lot of time and expense maintaining the driveway so that it’s easy for people to get down and less intimidating for those who aren’t used to driving in the snow. From our experience, our best advice to have an easy time in the driveway is to back down the driveway (in Neutral) following the fence line down. When you go up, go up slow and all is good. Our property manager will have the driveway plowed and cindered after a storm and you are able to request additional plowings at any time should you need them. There is also a parking spot halfway down the driveway or you can also park at the top.
HAVE A LARGER GROUP?
We also own the house next door and it's available for rent if you want a different configuration or you have a big group that wants to rent houses close to each other. You can find more information about our other property called Elk Glade at homeaway #3834316
Our family is from the Dallas, TX area. We have been coming out to Angel Fire for about 10 years and we love to escape to cooler temperatures there in the summer and just love the snow and activities in the winter
Cheryl Harte purchased this house in 2006
We love this property for the proximity to town, an easy 5 min drive. Yet, the property is secluded and has a private valley in the back with gorgeous views. And the house is just the style you'd only see in the mountains, like nothing you'd see in Dallas - such a great mountain getaway
We truly enjoyed our vacation in Angel Fire in this beautifully appointed vacation property. It had everything we needed and provided all the comforts of home that you would enjoy during a holiday. There is even a huge jacuzzi tub in the master's bedroom where you can just relax! The huge spaces in the living room and the dining room were perfect for our family to hang out between activities for our family reunion held three houses away. The convenience of the vacation rental property next door being occupied by family members also even made it double the fun to share and enjoy the unique features these houses offered (for example, the hot tub/spa next door!). This particular place really lives up to the word "Serendipity" especially when sitting on the rocking chairs on the deck looking out on the awesome landscape of the green trees and the pathway for walkers and bikers. We even had a close-up photo op with a visiting elk! The only drawback is the steep driveway to the house, but we didn't have any problem driving our van all the way to the garage. Thank you for keeping the place so beautifully furnished, clean, comfortable and enjoyable for our vacation in Angel Fire!
We stayed at mountain serenity during the thanksgiving 2016 holiday. We had a total of 14 people and everyone slept comfortably. It was the best Thanksgiving Ever!!!
The house had everything we needed from a Kerig, 2 standard coffee makers, quality pots and pans. We used every room and the downstairs game room kept little ones occupied. The dining room was prefect for our large family. Hot tub was amazing. The kids went sledding and the young adults went hiking on the well defined trails right behind the house. We definitely recommend this home away from home. Owners are great to work with; the home is well kept and appliances are updated.
During a winter stay, we recommend an all wheel drive vehicle due to the steep driveway.
The house is so inviting and comfortable that we felt very much at home as soon as we walked in.
Our family stayed at Mountain Serenity over the Labor Day Weekend. We were delighted as soon as we arrived and immediately settled in on the back deck. The view is wonderful and we even spotted deer from time to time. The view is just as nice from the living room, kitchen and dining area! Every evening was spent sitting around the fire pit and eating smores! The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and the beds were very comfortable to sleep in. We enjoyed the nice gas fireplace our first night, but it was inoperable for the rest of our time there. We were disappointed and tried replacing the batteries in the remote, but couldn't find the exact replacements.
The downstairs area where we watched TV occasionally was a bit cold. There is a small portable heating unit that can be plugged in, but we still wrapped ourselves in blankets during the evening. We also wished there was a bathroom on the lower level for convenience, but since no one slept downstairs, it was just fine.
Overall, we LOVED our stay, and would definitely like to come back again!
Beautiful mountain home in a great location close to the slopes. We loved everything about this place! Well stocked kitchen, clean and well cared for. My only complaint is that the second bath is really small. Great for large groups!! Besides the bathroom, there was plenty of room for 4 adults and 6 kids! We would stay here again.
Nice place to stay!! Nice living room and kitchen/dining area. Lower level has bunk beds which is great if you have children. Back deck is terrific and has a great view. Close to the town and stores as well as ski lifts. We had a great time!
It was an amazing house. Cheryl was very responsive and helpful through the whole process. We loved the location. Just minutes to ski resort. Lots of room in the house. We cooked almost every night and all the cooking utensils were really good. Very nice place and would definitely stay again.
We love this home! Kids really enjoyed having their own place down at the basement. Best stocked (spices, nice pans and pots) kitchen ever! Amazing view from the back balcony. Convenient location. Would definitely recommend this home!
We are located 5 min drive from Angel Fire Resort for skiing and summer activities.
|Cleaning/Booking||$250 + Tax|
|Hot tub fee||$350 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|