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Mountains in Your Face

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 1-6; 2 Bedrooms (3 beds), 2 Baths, 1 lrg. pull-out in living room.

Mellow summer days in Taos are coming up. At 7,000 feet, the temperatures rarely are high. Come hike in the woods and mountains, take leisurely walks around the plaza, visit the Taos Pueblo, or just relax at Luna Vista in Taos, a spacious adobe home. Enjoy the glorious views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristo Range from the front porch or the hot tub. Or, take in the views from Luna Vista's roomy interior. Sleeping features are a bedroom with a massive king sleigh bed and another with two queens. The sofa pulls out to a queen in the living room as well. The house is built with traditional viga ceilings and tile floors and sports furniture built for comfort, a complete kitchen with enough room for two cooks, original Southwestern art work and a cozy TV nook with recliners off the living room. The banquet-type dining table and openness make for great for entertaining yet the home encourages intimate getaways as well. While in Taos, visit the Taos Pueblo, or any number of shops, restaurants, music venues, museums and art galleries. Enjoy Taos Ski Valley or one of the many colorful towns nearby, then return to the serenity of your accommodations.

Sally Ooms
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Sally Ooms

I have a career as a print journalist, and wrote a non-fiction book at a casita on the property. The book is called Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. A native of Kansas City, I lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years. I moved to the California Delta in 2013 after an extensive book tour, and am plotting another book.

I still make all the bookings and oversee operations from afar. A manager on site sees to visitors' needs.

My mate and I are travelers, part gypsy. We have spent eight weeks in New Zealand junketing about in a camper van, then four weeks traveling around Australia. We have a BMW motorcycle which we took to Alaska a few summers ago, the north shore of Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon.

Cooking, gardening, hiking, swimming and painting all top my list of fun things to do, along with appreciating my partner's photography.

Sally Ooms purchased this house in 2003

Why Sally Ooms chose New Mexico

The mountains and quality of light found in and around Taos have become part of my soul. I love the organic feel of an adobe house. Plus I am a sucker for a view. That's why I chose my particular viewing spot. The sunrises and sunsets always delight. Watching the moon rise from the portal is magic.


El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • + Convertible bed(s)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
Mountain View. Handicapped and Wheelchair Accessible (may have limitations). Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Mountains in Your Face
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful time with awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our stay at Luna Vista. Both owner Sally (who we spoke to by phone) and manager Madrona (who took care of us in person) were terrific. The property is even more spacious than we expected from the photos, and there are great views all the way around. We were welcomed with fresh flowers and a big bowl of fruit in the kitchen. The decor is elegant and relaxing. The kitchen is well-stocked and easy to use, which is great as we cooked all our breakfasts and one dinner in. (Grill works great!) Loved enjoying fires in the kiva fireplace, for which there was plenty of wood stocked. We used the hot tub every day. It was also very handy to have a complete laundry room and drying rack for our suits. There were also plenty of extra towels, sheets, pillows, and blankets.

We enjoyed a spectacular sunset on the last day. It was a fabulous, comfortable time away.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are most appreciative. We think it is a special spot and are so happy to have that confirmed. Come back and stay soon.
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Absolute perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place we just love. Typical adobe style, tasteful interior design with beautiful paintings. Very clean and fully equipped with everything you need. Impressive views of the Taos Mountains. Taos close by for entertainment, grocery, art, history. Sally and Madrona (who lives in the house next door) very attentive and helpful. We highly recommend this place year round.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and confirming that Luna Vista is a special spot. Sally
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed this lovely house during our recent visit to Taos. The house was clean and there were plenty of supplies. The hot tub was especially nice, and the mountain views were spectacular. We all agreed it was so nice to see the mountains in the distance and to watch the clouds ever-changing formations. Lots of time was spent sitting outside on the porch, enjoying a beverage and watching nature's show. Weather was spectacular. We hope to enjoy again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing the nice review. I'm happy you had a good time and used Luna Vista in Taos to full advantage. Yes, please come see us again. Best, Sally Ooms, Owner
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A peaceful retreat with views galore!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time staying at Mountains In Your Face. It was easy to find and the short, gravel road to the house was easily accessible in a car.

We sat outside a lot on the shaded patio just watching the huge clouds float over the mountains, casting their moving shadows. We also saw Taos' famous traveling rainbows following a brief rain. The views from the house, patio, and hot tub were spectacular.

Madrona, the manager, was a joy. She was available immediately if we needed anything, and so helpful and friendly. Yet you have total privacy for your entire stay.

The house is located on the edge of town with easy access to the Narrows Bridge and Taos. We loved the location.

The house itself had great views, beautiful southern decorations, and was stocked for anything you might want or need. It also had nice beds which ensured we slept great so we were energized for all our outings.

We hope to stay here again next summer!

Thank you for the best week we could've asked for!

Angie & Phil

Belleville, KS

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie and Phil, It makes me so happy that you had such a good time. We think Luna Vista (Mountains in your Face) is a special place and love being there as well. Ah-the rainbows. Yes! Thanks.
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Great location outside of Taos

  • 5 of 5

The place was great. Excellent place for watching birds outside the windows. The place did warm up in August but we were able to leave the screened windows open with box fans on to cool down the house. The hot tub was clean and helped out my back that got stiff from driving the Enchanted Circle.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House In Taos

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days at Sally’s house this July. I have to say that this house is absolutely gorgeous. It was everything as advertised, if not more. The furnishings were all fantastic and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything I needed. Master bedroom had a tv, which is a super plus for me. It is about 4 miles or so from town, but an easy drive. Madrona, the caretaker, was fantastic and showed me around the house. My dog loved looking out all the windows in the great room. I would recommend Sally’s house to my friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and found the house to be all you expected and needed. Come back and see us soon. Sally
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles

Two Hour Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 15 Min. from Taos) The ski valley for winter fun is 25 minutes away (Taos Ski Valley) and there are others in the area. The house is a nice base in the summer for people who want to hike, raft, walk, enjoy Taos Pueblo or excellent small museums and great restaurants.


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.25%

Pets are welcome. When you arrive, you will be asked to give my managers a check for $50 per pet as a refundable deposit. The check is then torn up after the maid checks the home. Usually no problem. There is no fenced yard. Pets must be walked and taken with you when you go out or kenneled. I have a kennel if you don't want to travel with one.

I send a contract stating the amount for deposit which is normally half the rent minus the tax. Renters may return the signed contract with a check or write in their credit card. If they are not comfortable with that, they are able to call me with the number. After I receive the contract and payment, I send an invoice showing the rest of the amount due upon arrival. Last minute is thru e-mail.

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