|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
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.
A beautiful home and property. The centerpiece our family's wonderful summer vacation. Tucked away yet close enough to everywhere we wanted to be. All-wheel drive recommended. Hummingbirds during the day and check out the stars at night!
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!
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 Estate is a charming yet elegant retreat. With some of the most panoramic views of the Taos area it allows for wonderful entertaining. The home is warm and accommodating to large groups of people with spacious rooms inside and serene decks and patios outside. All ages can find comfort and entertainment while staying here. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped for cooking fabulous meals while the adjacent the game room is loaded with fun activities for everyone (24/7). The bedrooms are very attractive and nicely furnished. The master bedroom has beautiful morning views of the mountainside while steam bath is the perfect way to relax after a full day of skiing. Toasting champagne on the upstairs patio at sunset could not be more perfect! Dragonfly Estate made for an exceptional vacation!
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. 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.
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