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Jim

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Great house w mountain views.90+ 5-star reviews & Exterior Hottub to star gaze

102 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

El Prado House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

The adobe walls of Tierra Madre are cool in the summer and warm in winter. This spacious home was designed with the comfort of guests in mind. An adobe house feels like no other. Heavy beams (vigas) span the ceilings in the traditional manner while thick plaster coats the walls. Warmth is provided by radiant floor heat. Imagine living as the Pueblo Indians have for thousands of years, but with all of the modern conveniences. Yes, you can even bring your own notebook computer and enjoy the free wi-fi.

Tierra Madre is north of town, just 15 minutes from the ski valley and five minutes from town. You will feel like you have come home as you snuggle under down comforters and build a fire in the Kiva fireplace. Everything is provided from an espresso coffeemaker to comfortable chairs for those afternoons when all you want to do is read a book.

The outside hot tub is the perfect place to watch shooting stars dart across the dark skies of Taos. For those of you who can't get enough of the great outdoors an adobe walled flagstone patio overlooks the vast expanse of BIA land (Indian Pueblo land). Only an occasional cow can be seen from this private getaway.

It is obvious why the famous painter RC Gorman chose to live right across the road. This is a place of special beauty.

Keywords: Adobe Home, Arroyo Seco, Taos Ski Valley, Taos, retreat, mountain view, private, ski valley

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jim (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jim

After years of owning our own business we decided it was time for Chapter Two(or three). We lived in Tanzania, Guyana and Ukraine working for the US Peace Corps for about 10 years. As of January 2014 Jim is back in Taos and Anne commutes from Taos to different Peace Corps location around the World on short term assignments.

Jim purchased this house in 2003

Why Jim chose New Mexico

We vacationed in Taos in 1990's and fell in love with it. We returned time and time again until We bought a house in 1999 and moved to Taos in 2000. We loved the year round beauty of the mountains, the artists, and fantastic sunshine. We finally found the perfect piece of land to build a custom home and built a home with the views, comfort and privacy as our first 3 priorities. It has BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)land on 2 sides for maximum privacy. It is located between Taos and Ski Valley , close to everything yet it is a relaxing private place.

What makes this house unique

Sunset views, mountain views. Sitting on the flagstone patio sipping on my morning coffee, soaking up the sunshine and the beautiful views. The perfect way to start the day.

After a great day of skiing, hiking, hitting the river, biking or taking in some new galleries I love to wait until after dark, turn out all the house lights and go out to the Jaccuzzi and just sit in the dark with the jets off and watch the bright stars.

Reviews

4.9
based on 102 traveler reviews

Great house w mountain views.90+ 5-star reviews & Exterior Hottub to star gaze
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 102 reviews
5

Great Views, Great House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house was immaculate and very well appointed.

The hot tub was clean and enjoyable.

The owner was very responsive to emails and helped in determining if the house was suitable for a person in our group with limited mobility.

The four of us enjoyed the views from the patio. We even got a photo of a rainbow or too.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lubbock, TX
5

Lovely and serene

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two dogs, had a wonderful four day break at Tierra Madre. We have been coming to Taos for several years and found your property the best by far! All the amenities of home, secluded and quiet, yet close enough to Taos to enjoy the restaurants, shops, mountain trails, and local flavor. We love the open concept great room and the artwork everywhere. We hope you will let us come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful house with magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

The Tierra Madre is a wonderful vacation choice for comfort and relaxation. The views are spectacular and the house is tastefully decorated, immaculately well kept, and stocked with all the essentials for cooking a relaxing meal.

The house is located in a perfect spot with plenty of privacy, easy access, but with close proximity to all the sights and activities in Taos and the surrounding area. My husband and I really enjoyed our time spent and look forward to making the trip back soon! A family would be very comfortable in this house and we're looking forward to bringing our children and grandchild back the next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. The location is fantastic. The home is very well stocked, especially the kitchen. The washer and dryer were excellent! We loved the views and the fact that the home is located just outside town! We highly recommend this property. Jim was extremely responsive to any needs we had....which were minimal!! We would definitely rent this home again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Stillwater, OK.
5

The Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious adobe home. Loved the wide open space, watching the afternoon storms brew over the mountains and the rain fall in the distance. It was nice to be out of town a bit, but still close enough not to be a hassle.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Unwind after a long day of sightseeing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Tierra Madre. We were having a mini-family reunion, revisiting the NM where we had grown up with my aging father. The house was beautiful, spacious, and very attractively decorated. We loved the artwork, landscaping, and views. Plenty of room for a large group, and the huge kitchen allowed for several people to be working on meals at the same time. The mattress in the Master definitely needs to be changed(only complaint), but the other beds were as comfortable as can be. Our days were long with the many activities we had planned, so the returns to "our home" were met with anticipation-- peace and beauty we knew awaited us. Lovely hot tub, great accomodations! (not recommended for family with young children as the numerous knick knacks are tempting...)

Take in Taos Pueblo, the plaza, the ski area, and back route to Taos while you are here. Wonderful restaurants and shopping opportunities abound... Appreciate Jim's prompt return of deposit(same day). I think that you will find him responsive to all of your needs!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know about the mattress. Since we never sleep in the house we did not know it was a problem. We do listen to our customers so we replaced the mattress today so everything is good.
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Taos Airport 5 miles, Santa Fe 65, Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Medley's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 522
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Medley's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Artist RC Gorman's old house
Nearest Point of Interest
Hundreds of acres of vacant land behind the house
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Blinking Light junction
Nearest Point of Interest
OBL (Old Blinking Light restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Arroyo Seco
Nearest Point of Interest
Italian Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cid's Natural Food store
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Yoga and Massage studios
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Gorge-great views
Nearest Point of Interest
Gorge hiking trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Hot springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Pueblo
Nearest Point of Interest
Numerous hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic river park
Car: necessary

This is a prime location to stay at located in between Taos and Taos Ski valley. Close to Taos for groceries, restaurants, and shopping, yet also close to Ski valley for skiing and forest hiking. Close but so nice with the quiet relaxing location It has BIA (federal land) on 2 sides so there are vast views of sunsets out the back windows or from the patio. Great views of the sunrise and the mountains out the front windows.

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Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Falling leaves & golden aspens
Aug 29 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,250
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early December skiing
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,150
$3,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas /New Years holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,325
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski your heart out season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,450
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Break is the "best"
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring skiing-fun & sun
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,000
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring is perfect in Taos
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer fun season
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,450
$4,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.75%

Multi-week or monthly stays are welcome with special discounted rates. Email for quotes on multi week or monthly rates.
Rates are subject to change. Rates are based on 6 person occupancy

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Amenities

El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large bath with separate shower and a deep jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spacious room with great views from every window
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nice private room with views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , spacious room with great views
    livingroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Living room has a queen sleeper sofa & a day bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One is a queen sized sleeper sofa, one is a daybed/sofa
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Near the village of Arroyo Seco and a 30 minute drive to spa at Ojo Caliente

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