|Space||6,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
LOW SEASON SPECIAL FOR APRIL 8-MAY 24th, STAY THREE OR MORE NIGHTS GET ONE FREE! Dragonfly is an elegant, one-of-a-kind, 'mountain retreat', off Ski Valley Road, and midway between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. This 6,000 sqft gated estate on 5 acres has Southwest ambiance throughout with viga ceilings, copper sconces, nichos, and luxury decor and original art.
Hummingbirds and dragonflies are frequent visitors in the extensive gardens. Have your morning coffee in the front garden, or an evening barbeque in the back gardens with rock waterfall. Relax in the magical ATRIUM with surround sound, GAME ROOM, or in the steam shower or huge jacuzzi bathtub after a day on the slopes. Pass to nearby spa/health club provided upon request with swimming pool, women's and men's steam rooms, outdoor HOT whirlpool/hot tub, and exercise room.
The living room with its custom bronze entertainment cabinet, surround sound, kiva fireplace and wet bar offers relaxing evenings. Dragonfly has a fully-equipped kitchen with professional range-oven and a breakfast bar that opens to a gracious formal dining room with kiva fireplace. Enjoy four master suites, each with unique decor, ensuite bath, walk-in closets. See lovely Virtual Tour under links!
The owner is a native Taosena who returned to NM to focus on improving healthcare for the people of New Mexico. In her spare time she works in film and TV with her two kids.
Dragonfly Manager purchased this estate in 2006
This is the most exquisite area of Taos County with incredible views, privacy and space for magical gardens, and easy access to both town and Taos Ski Valley. Also, you will be sleeping at about 2000 feet lower than the ski valley, making altitude sickness less likely during your stay.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
The most amazing place in New Mexico I have ever stayed, absolutely breathtaking!!
This home is large, beautifully landscaped and very 'Taos' in it's architectural and style. For the price the home was a good value. We had a good experience there with adults and children. Assuming decent weather, the home is well located for a ski vacation.
That said, renters should be aware that the property is a good distance off of the pavement. The dirt road was good but susceptible to weather problems.
Also, although the home is well maintained, it is a bit dated. So for example, the bath linens are new, but the bed linens need some upgrading. The carpet was well past it's prime and the furniture was well used.
Lastly, the manager and cleaning staff were very responsive and friendly. We felt like they cared about our experience and wanted things to be perfect. A pleasant experience overall.
We had a wonderful time at the Dragonfly house! There were nine of us and being that we are all relatives, it was great to have such a spacious and lovely home in which to spread out. Everybody, especially our sons, enjoyed the game room which was complete with ping pong and air hockey. We arrived very late in the evening, which was not recommended, but found the house in the dark and snow. A four wheel drive car or chains are a must during the snowy winter. We loved the Southwest architecture and furnishings of the home and the Kiva fireplaces were delightful. Anne was extremely helpful and patient as she answered our many questions about the house. Communication was great throughout the whole experience. We came for the skiing and the snow, but would love to see how the yard and surroundings look in warm weather too!
Great house & a beautiful retreat from the world! Loved our stay-
My boyfriend and I stayed here at the beginning of summer, and it was great for the two of us (though it would certainly work for big families too - this place is huge!). We had a week here and found something different to do everyday: tour Taos art galleries, hike the forest surrounding the house, go horseback riding on Wheeler Peak. In the evenings, we'd fix a drink at the house wet bar and hang out in the Jacuzzi, barbecue on the back patio, or watch a movie on the big screen upstairs. There's an indoor atrium and I loved to have my coffee there in the morning. My boyfriend was a lot more interested in the professional stove in the kitchen and I know he had a lot of fun cooking dinner each night.
It was a completely relaxing experience. The views around the house are stunning at all times of day, and we felt hidden away from city hubbub and stress (we took frequent naps in the outdoor hammocks!). At the same time, Taos is about 30 min. away and there are neighbors within walking distance, so you're not totally cut-off if there's problem. The owner doesn't live here, but she was always reachable by cell and her housekeeper was nearby if we ever needed her. We really loved it and we're planning on coming back as soon as we can.
Dragonfly is conveniently located midway between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Taos has 70+ art galleries and unique museums highlighting southwestern art and native american arts and crafts. Taos Pueblo is a spectacular site, continuously inhabited by the Taos Indians for over 1000 years. Choose from river rafting, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, horseback riding and a variety of other outdoor activities. The recently name Rio Grande National Monument is a fantastic for driving or hiking. Santa Fe makes an excellent day trip, and has the only museum dedicated to a woman artist, Georgia O'Keefe. Ojo Caliente Spa is only an hour away and offers full spa treatments in addition to its naturally heated mineral waters.
Other Activities: hot air balllooning
Golf: Taos Country Club has golf facilities.
Ski: Taos Ski Valley is only 10 miles away. Both the adult and children's ski school are internationally recognized as the best ski school.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Cleaning fee $250 up to 8 persons, if 10+ persons $300
High chair and portacrib on site
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.