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SKI TAOS Experience Dragonfly Estate..A Private, Luxury Retreat BEST IN TAOS

Bedrooms 4
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 MASTER BEDROOM SUITES (each with private bath & walk-in closet), sleeps 8+

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!

More Details

Dragonfly Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Dragonfly Manager

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

Why Dragonfly Manager chose New Mexico

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.


Valdez Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , converts to king, plus single foam nomad bed
  • Each master suite has its private bath and walk-in closet and is decorated with a theme....the Native American Suite (Q), the Sol Grande Suite (2Twin), the East Meets West Suite (Q) and the Dragonfly Master Suite (K)with kiva fireplace, steam room and jetted bathtub. Dragonfly sleeps 8 but can accomodate addtitional persons with Nomad bed, junior sleeping bags available, for addtl fee. Portacrib and high chair on site for infant/toddler.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 17 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
This is totally non-smoking property. If any member of your party is a smoker, please consider another property. There is currently no HOT TUB. There is a huge jacuzzi tub and steam shower in the main master bedroom.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

SKI TAOS Experience Dragonfly Estate..A Private, Luxury Retreat BEST IN TAOS
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed hosting you!
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Amarillo Texas


  • 5 of 5

The most amazing place in New Mexico I have ever stayed, absolutely breathtaking!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon! We look forward to hosting you!
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A Very 'Taos' Experience

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We strive to improve our guests' experience and due to your feedback have immediately placed new linens/comforter sets in the bedrooms. New towels were added as well. We plan to replace the carpet (which is only in bedrooms and high end wool but, yes, worn! Rest of the house has tile floors.) after the winter is over. We have often had mud/snow being tracked in and visitors spilling coffee and wine on the bedroom carpet requiring shampooing, and so we are looking for a very stain resistant brand to install. We agree that some furniture is worn, some is antique (older couch in game room, armoirs from India, vintage dining chairs from the Taos Inn, handmade authentic Taos drums), but that there is also alot of nearly new furniture throughout the home such as the high end leather chairs, Southwestern bedroom sets, Asian bedroom set, not to mention lots of original Southwestern/Indian artwork.
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A Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We highly value our guests and feel that a personal connection is ideal. Vacation and family time is precious and far too limited for most of us. We are always happy to answer questions and yes, winter snow can be generous and we recommended a 4 wheel drive/SUV type vehicle in winter, no sedans or minivans. That also keeps guests safer at the ski valley and on NM highways/roads.
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Lamesa, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Great house & a beautiful retreat from the world! Loved our stay-

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and please come back again! Summer gardens and hiking are spectacular.
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Boston, MA

Excellent Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
That's a looong story
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sabroso, ACEQ, Taos Cow Ice Cream
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Valdez Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.94%

Cleaning fee $250 up to 8 persons, if 10+ persons $300
High chair and portacrib on site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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