Sleeps 1-6; 2 Bedrooms (3 beds), 2 Baths, 1 lrg. pull-out in living room.
- english, french, spanish
About Sally Ooms
After a career as a print journalist, I wrote a non-fiction book at the casita on the property I now call home. The book is called Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. A native of Kansas City, I have lived in New Mexico for almost 25 years. I moved briefly to San Francisco in 2011, and then to the California Delta 2013, after an extensive book tour. I owned and ran an art gallery and store in Isleton, CA, for four years. Now, when my husband, dog and I are not at 30A Valerio Rd. North in Taos, we are traveling the country in our retro Winnebago Brave. At home and during travels, I am working on a novel, and sketching and painting the countryside we pass through.
Sally Ooms purchased this House in 2003
Why Sally Ooms chose El Prado
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
House was beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay. Only thing is that there were quite a few cob webs and some dusting that needed to be done. Also, there is a camper parked right on top of the house that seems to be lived in, so that was weird and probably why there are no pictures of the entire house listed. All in all, it was a great stay and the views were awesome in day and night since you can see the lights of Taos at night.
Lovely Southwest home
This home and surrounding rock garden is filled with interesting Southwest art and features. It is comfortable and situated outside town but still close to all the destinations. We were only disappointed with the large RV parked very close to the home; it blocked our view of the mountains from the hot tub.
Thank you for your review of our property. As owners, we work very hard to maintain a gracious atmosphere. Our retro model RV is currently parked up a little rise from the carport. If it were not there, which it usually is not, there would be no view of the mountains, just the neighbor’s house up the hill. The glorious views of the mountains are to the northeast, east and south. Taos Mountain and the nearby Sangre de Cristo Range are definitely in view from the hot tub, often illuminated by the moon. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.
Great house great location
The home had everything we needed to feel right at home from the warm greetings provided by Sally and Madrona to the hot tub used after a long day of sightseeing. Everything worth seeing or doing in the Taos area was within close proximity. However the home provided quiet solitude when desired. We didn’t want to leave
Comfortable place to stay
House was nice and clean with excellent amenities.
Cute, cozy, comfortable adobe style home. We enjoyed our first stay in Taos very much. We will be back for more. Thanks you for the hospitality!
Beautiful house with the New Mexico decor. Fresh flowers in the living room and beautiful mountains to stare at. Just outside Taos. We loved Cid’s grocery store that was also close by. Got to meet the owner and she was really nice. You will love the artwork on the walls some of which the owner and her mom painted.
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.