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Best of Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms , 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

2 story Pueblo-style house just 5 miles from Taos Plaza, next to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest, with hiking trail out the back door. Designed and built by architect/owner, it has a pond, waterfall and courtyard, all rooms enjoy panoramic mountain views. Outside covered dining with gas BBQ grill and campfire ring. Great room with gas fireplace, cozy leather furniture, log vigas (hand hewn beams), radiant heat under tile floors. Hand-crafted furniture & pine cabinets (made by owners' architect son) an open gourmet kitchen (gas range, microwave,dishwasher, etc) stainless appliances and granite counters. Main floor bedroom (queen bed & courtyard access) with bathroom with large walk-in shower. Upstairs: 2 master-sized bedrooms with memory foam king bed and 2 twin beds (can made up as king) , gas fireplaces, private decks, bath with 6' soaking tub with mtn view and shower with seat. NEW outdoor Nordic Spa with views!

New Secluded Meditation Hut: We have a small meditation hut which is a short walk down flagstone stairs to a private wooded setting with a deck and 8' x 8' room with glass doors for meditating, writing, and relaxing. This is an added amenity for those interested in a quiet get-away space for contemplation and a true retreat on the property. Inquire for additional details.

Nearby Taos Rio house available also: We have just completed a new smaller guest house, the Taos Rio Eco Dwelling, just 1/4 mile down the canyon on the Taos de Fernando River. This 2BR, 2BA house sleeps 4, also with meditation hut by the river. House can be rented separately or in combination with the 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' house. Check out listing 361075.

More Details

Owner
David and Meredith Vaughn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About David and Meredith Vaughn

My wife and I are lovers of the southwest and Taos area and found a property to build a custom home in 2000. Our family designed and built the house using local materials and techniques to the delight of many guests who have enjoyed the peaceful surroundings at the place we call the Retreat at Rancho Canyon.

David and Meredith Vaughn purchased this house in 2000

Why David and Meredith Vaughn chose New Mexico

Just outside Taos, but next to 100,000 acres of Carson National forest with great views, this property and area was love at first sight.

What makes this house unique

A great passive solar location with privacy, views, it has it all. We have added on to the house and provided new features which make it a true Retreat property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible home David and Meredith.



My family was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful and private 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' over Mother's Day weekend. My mother and father were visitng from the midwest and we thought we'd treat them to a get-away while they were visiting Colorado, they we're thrilled with the accomodations.



The home and the property could not be better outlined in the description, great views from every room, thoughtful space planning and decorating..the list goes on. It is evident when you enter the courtyard patio that David has put his architectural background to great use in the design and layout of each aspect of the home, and he, along with his wife Meredith and son Jordan, have done an excellent job decorating, designing and building furniture to compliment the SW theme. From the outdoor pond, waterfall, and firepit to the cozy living room and wonderful sleeping quarters the attention to detail is impeccable. It seems they have thought through every piece of this dream home, even going so far as to provide recycling, composting, and water saving measures to ensure the enjoyment of resources for all those that follow in our path. I promise, you will not be dissappointed during your stay.



The location of the home is also very convenient to town yet isolated enough to feel like you are in a secluded forest. Just 5 miles from Taos and all of the shops and museums it is the perfect answer to those looking for serenity, yet wanting to be close enough the experience the restaurants, museums, the pueblo, and the unique 'flavor' of the southwest.



Thanks again David and Meredith for sharing your wonderful home with us, we look forward to another visit in the future.
May 2009
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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 ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 6' soaking tub
  • Oversize tub has panoramic view of mountains. Relaxing shower with seat separate. Single vanity sink. Main floor bath has large shower. New outdoor Nordic Retreat Hot Tub just installed with privacy fence and view of mountains to the north.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Upstairs MBR with King Bed with Kiva gas FP and second large BR with 2 Twin beds and gas FP share large bath with Oversize 6' soaking tub with spectacular view, separate shower with seat. Main floor Queen bed in BR with courtyard access and adjoining 3/4 bath with oversize shower. Those needing more bedrooms can book concurrently with 2BR new River house located just 1/4 mile away- listing #361075
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Attractions: hiking (3 mile hiking trail directly behind house up Rancho Canyon in an old growth National forest), mountain biking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, fishing, shopping, bird watching, golfing, chamber music concerts, stargazing, rock climbing, sledding, hunting, hot air ballooning, museums, great music night life, gallery viewing in a city renowned for it's arts, terrific restaurants, cinema, ruins, Historic Taos Pueblo & it's seasonal celebrations, spiritual places to visit: kivas, moradas, zendos, monasteries, etc. Explore the historic old Taos charm of the plaza, and discover the Taos “mystique” which has inspired artists, writers, and visitors for hundreds of years. Culturally fascinating, every guest to Taos will feel blessed by it's open hospitality!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)

Best of Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon'
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 79 reviews
5

Kevin H.

  • 5 of 5

Incredible home David and Meredith.

My family was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful and private 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' over Mother's Day weekend. My mother and father were visitng from the midwest and we thought we'd treat them to a get-away while they were visiting Colorado, they we're thrilled with the accomodations.

The home and the property could not be better outlined in the description, great views from every room, thoughtful space planning and decorating..the list goes on. It is evident when you enter the courtyard patio that David has put his architectural background to great use in the design and layout of each aspect of the home, and he, along with his wife Meredith and son Jordan, have done an excellent job decorating, designing and building furniture to compliment the SW theme. From the outdoor pond, waterfall, and firepit to the cozy living room and wonderful sleeping quarters the attention to detail is impeccable. It seems they have thought through every piece of this dream home, even going so far as to provide recycling, composting, and water saving measures to ensure the enjoyment of resources for all those that follow in our path. I promise, you will not be dissappointed during your stay.

The location of the home is also very convenient to town yet isolated enough to feel like you are in a secluded forest. Just 5 miles from Taos and all of the shops and museums it is the perfect answer to those looking for serenity, yet wanting to be close enough the experience the restaurants, museums, the pueblo, and the unique 'flavor' of the southwest.

Thanks again David and Meredith for sharing your wonderful home with us, we look forward to another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Easy to find. Felt at home as soon as we walked in! Very special house!

  • 5 of 5

This house could not have been better ! It's a beautiful adobe house in a wooded area. Everything you would need for a comfortable stay was provided. There are several porches to relax and view the scenery. I went with 5 other women and the bedrooms were large and comfortable.The town is a short ride and there are great places to simply enjoy the outdoors. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

We needed a getaway. We needed a reward. These few days in the canyon have been wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, but expansive... comfy, but classy... views, privacy, fire pit, hot tub, hiking, canyon trail right out back, kitchen luxury, dog friendly, artistic, yet affordable... need I say more?

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Peaceful and stunning

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this home for four days recently with several small children. We had a great time! The home is beautiful and very accommodating. Sipping espresso on the balcony of the master bedroom looking out over the mountains was my favorite part! The kids were able to run around and hike all day long. Nights were spent sipping wine by the fire pit under the incredible night sky (my other favorite part). I would definitely stay here again. David was very helpful and also very accommodating! This home is only a short drive from the plaza and not too much further to see the gorge and the earthships. We really had a wonderful time! The only reason I did not give this home five stars is because the hot tub is a short walk from the house and I would have liked having it closer to the house so the people in the tub could still be a part of the party :) although if you are looking for a more private area then this is for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Amazing Canyon Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are from Denver and we had our family fly in from Philadelphia and we all drove down to Taos. This home blew us away...It had everything we could ever want! My family and I enjoyed spending time together around the fire pit in the evening and then being able to enjoy alone time in our separate spacious and beautiful bedrooms. The location was perfect for half the group wanting to ski and the other being able to enjoy the art scene in town. David and Meredith were extremely helpful and accessible. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Always a wonderful peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at "Retreat at Rancho Canyon" for several years now and have enjoyed each stay. The home is not only beautiful but the location is perfect. It's just a few miles from the Toas Plaza yet seems so remote. The view from every window is awesome and gives you a sense of peace. We plan on staying there for our vacations for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

Located a short 3 miles up on the sunny side of beautiful Taos Canyon, just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Backs up to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest (old growth forest) with many hiking trails nearby. Located approx. 40 min. from Taos Ski Valley, approx. 25 min. to Angel Fire Ski Area. Historic Taos Pueblo just 15 minutes away, in Taos over 85 art galleries and 5 museums and great local restaurants featuring gourmet and native New Mexico cuisine.

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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/ Spring 2017
Jan 3 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 2 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Best value is the weekly rate!
PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY CALENDAR BEFORE INQUIRING ! Discount may be given for last minute bookings, please inquire.

Well trained dogs may be allowed for $50 pet fee.

Rate based on occupancy of 4 adults. For 5th & 6th persons add $25 /person/ night. (Max 6) Small children may be exempt. Please call.

Well trained pets (dogs) considered for a $10/ night pet fee or $50.00 minimum

Can be rented in combination with listing 361075: 2BR, 2BA, 900 s.f. house that sleeps 4 just 1/4 mile away for 10% discount on both properties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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