2 Master Bedrooms & Den and 2 Bathrooms
About Richard Kruse
Welcome - and we invite you to experience the magic of Casa Buena Vista!
Richard Kruse purchased this House in 2007
Why Richard Kruse chose Arroyo Seco
Casa Buena Vista is a dream come true! It was more than 25 years ago when we first experienced Taos...and the magic lives on! And we now call it our companion home - a perfect getaway with 'all mod-cons.' We love Taos given its beauty, culture and people - rich with art and steeped in history. Home to Taos Pueblo, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and a colorful array of surrounding communities like the charming Village of Arroyo Seco. We chose to reside in the charming Village of Arroyo Seco given its small New Mexican village atmosphere - variety of restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops - and location [situated majestically below Taos Mountain (and the Taos Ski Valley Canyon) and conveniently between the town of Taos (9 mi) and Village of Taos Ski Valley (9 mi)]. And there are many folktales told in New Mexico about how some towns came to be. There are few, however, which can match the beauty of the tales surrounding the founding of the Village of Arroyo Seco.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Casa Buena Vista
Very clean cozy place with direct views in all directions. Close to Arroyo Seco and all of the services and amenities there, including Aceq, one of our favorite Taos restaurants. Richard and Anne are highly organized and efficient, and think about things like wood and firestarters for the Kiva, which means all you have to do is relax! We would definitely rent Casa Buena Vista (appropriately named) once again!
Rachael and John Godsman
Beautiful home with outstanding views
We loved our stay in this amazing home. The sunrise and sunset view are unbelievable. It was perfect for our family vacation and super close to Arroyo Seco and the Taos Ski Valley.
Thank you for your kind review! It is individuals like you and families like yours which we continue to value & appreciate. And we welcome you & your family back wholeheartedly!
Fell short of expectation....
My family and I were looking forward to our NM Christmas getaway. The property looked nice in the pics....but sometimes pics don't always reveal the entire scenario. The road leading to the house is a dirt road that goes by a couple of junky looking properties that are quite an eye sore. There are some other places that look nice, but I would not have dared to drive on this road at night for the first time. The first day that we there I drove our van at a slow speed and I drive into a pot hole that I could not see because of the snow and the front bumper valance hit some ice that damaged it. It is going to cost me a little over $1,000 to replace it. Overall I guess the house was okay....cracks in the tile floor were a bit odd, but it was clean. Overall we paid too much or what we got, but we booked late and there was not much too choose from. The trash can that was provided for the house was full and I could not leave trash in it. Contacted Greg the property manager by text and he said that there should be two cans up the drive close to the road.. There was only one and it was full. He said that I could leave the trash inside and they would take care of it when after we left. I did not expect they were going to charge me $42 from our damage deposit for the trash bags that I left....That was petty to say the least. It is not a terrible place, but if I had to do it all over again I would only do it for 1/2 of what we paid
Beautiful home with breathtaking views. Enjoy the silence, privacy and on a clear night, the galaxies of stars above.
These guests are Songwriters with real Talent...oh, and the real Karma they left behind for us & other guests to enjoy is Priceless!
This was by far the best location and best home we have stayed in for our family ski trip near TSV, and we go yearly. The bed linens, the layout of the home, they have all the extras you forget about when you are packing and it just makes the stay and trip so much smoother. We will rent here every year. Our 4 kids and us fit in this house perfectly, and everyone having their own space when you come in after long days skiing is such a plus. They are also extremely responsive to answer quick questions. Truly a gem.
Guests like these help make it all worthwhile to share our home...thank you, again...and we hope to once again have the privilege to host you, again!
Fun activities for all ages in the Taos area include: skiing, snowboarding in surrounding towns, mountain and desert hiking to rivers and waterfalls, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hot air ballooning, golf, tennis, and mountain biking. World class restaurants, shops, a cinema, including a weekly art film series, museums, art galleries, classes, and workshops. Something for everyone. The Taos Ski Valley has many fun events throughout the Winter; the Taos Film Festival takes place in March; the World Poetry Bout in June; the Solar Music Festival in July; the Fall Arts Festival in September; Mountain Film Festival and the Balloon Festival in October. Visit the Taos Pueblo the oldest continually occupied structure in North America with tours and several festivals open to the public.
Other Activities: Rafting; Geocaching
Golf: Taos Country Club
Located at 7,000 feet elevation in historic Taos, and featuring spectacular desert scenery with abundant sagebrush, challenging arroyos, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Taos Box Canyon, Taos Country Club offers one of the most dramatic golf experiences in New Mexico. Measuring a lofty 7,300 yards from the back tee, the links-style championship design will test the skills of even the most seasoned golfer, while its gently rolling terrain and four sets of tees make the course forgiving and enjoyable for all skill levels.
Ski: Taos Ski Valley
Taos is a great place to vacation with your family because there is so much to see and do. When you take a family ski vacation, you want wholesome fun and the time spent together to be rewarding. Taos is full of interesting, educational, life-enhancing and exciting activities: whether you are skiing, ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, hot air ballooning, or exploring new cultures, this vacation will be an experience you won't soon forget. Taos Ski Valley is the family fun leader and this year with improvements to their 'Out-to-Launch' Terrain Park, their Teen Center, and regularly scheduled evening activities, Taos is even more of a great family destination than ever.