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CASA COYOTE - Taos Custom Adobe Home - Views/Swim/Ski/Spa/Tennis/WIFI - Los Alt

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Laundry, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Sleeps 8

"Casa Coyote" 4300 views and vacation destination to hundreds of travelers. We have been successful members of Homeaway/VRBO for over 14 years!!!! and have opened our doors to vacation home renters for over 27 years.

Casa Coyote is a custom Adobe home designed by an architect and a local artist. It is situated in the unique community of Los Altos, one mile past the village of Arroyo Seco.. Conveniently located off of the Ski Valley Road halfway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. In winter guests can take advantage of being near the front of the ski traffic line.

Casa Coyote is an authentic adobe home reminiscent of the architectural style of Taos of bygone years. It has magnificent unobstructed mountain views from its spacious sunken living room, dining room and master bedroom. As an Architect's private home, Casa Coyote features many traditional details, southwest style furniture, beautiful open fully equipped kitchen with custom cabinets, and radiant floor heat. Casa Coyote also has 10 foot and 11 foot wood ceilings with vigas (hand hewn beams), 8 foot high custom doors, and two traditional kiva adobe fireplaces. Two private courtyards are provided for the guest's enjoyment. One of the courtyards has a bar-b-que, dining table, and a private spa with mountain views.

Why select Casa Coyote in Los Altos: Beautiful authentic adobe house which we helped design. Mountain view side of road. Convenient to clubhouse with indoor pool. Private Spa with mountain views.

Casa Coyote has a wonderful caretaker that is available to answer any questions and help with the property. There is an Instruction Book in the house that explains the features of this unique house.

Los Altos Clubhouse w/ indoor heated swimming pool is available year round. It also has a lounge, bathrooms, and outdoor tennis/basketball court.

Amenities: Casa Coyote's amenities include a well equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, range, spacious refrigerator and cooking utensils. Linens, soap, and TP are also provided. Off of the kitchen is a separate utility room with a washer and dryer. There is also a courtyard off of the dining area with a table, gas bar-b-quel, and private 6 person spa with views of the mountains. A private patio off of two bedrooms has a small garden and table. For entertainment: 3 VCR's, 3 TV's, DVD player, CD, Stereo, and satellite TV. WIFI and phone with unlimited calling within the USA are also provided.

The Village of Arroyo Seco, conveniently located 1 mile away, is reminiscent a bygone era. It was first settled in 1804. Seco (its local name) has many small Southwestern specialty shops, wonderful cafes/ restaurants and services. Many of these shops exhibit works by local artists and crafts people.

Activities: Hiking, Biking, Tennis, Basketball, Climbing, Golf, Gym, Wildlife Viewing, Cinemas, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Museums, sightseeing, Swimming Rafting, downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding, Snowshoeing, Historic & Cultural Sightseeing, Indian Ruins, Taos Pueblo Llama Trekking, Wildflower Picking, Drawing and Painting, Relaxing

Area: Casa Coyote is approximately 8 miles from Taos Ski Valley and approximately 8 miles from Taos. Guests can conveniently walk to Arroyo Seco for breakfast and sightseeing.

Not to forget: Early morning breakfast burritos and fresh pastries in Arroyo Seco, the beautiful sunsets across the Arroyo.... Coyote sightings, prairie dog family watching, spa under the stars, or just relaxing while looking at the spectacular unobstructed views of the mountains. Trail hikes with mountain streams can start from the front door.

More Details

Joan Boone
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2018

About Joan Boone

Travel and Architecture have been both profession and hobby for the both of us. We are always searching for that special spot to visit. We were lucky to find Casa Coyote when it was just a concrete slab and had the unique opportunity to design and customize the interior spaces and details. Through the years, we enjoy being creative and adding our personal touches. We have been with Homeaway/VRBO for over 14 years!

Joan Boone purchased this house in 1990

Why Joan Boone chose Arroyo Seco

Our house was one of the first ones built in Los Altos. And, of course, we picked it because we think it has the best location and best views in the neighborhood. The property and house face the mountain and it is a short walk to the Clubhouse with indoor pool and outdoor tennis court.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location. We really like the open floor plan which is designed to allow for separation of the dining room, kitchen, and great room and also a visual connection where the family can interact together. Great for large family gatherings.

Casa Coyote provides families and friends a memorable and unique vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Coyote was wonderful home, with a great view, and a short drive to the ski valley. It was beautiful, spacious, and cozy. We really liked the in-floor heating, and the spa was great after a day on the slopes. The kitchen was well-equipped, and the washer and dryer were very handy. Our family had a great week. Many thanks, Joan!
Feb 2018
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Arroyo Seco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , or California King
  • Sleeps up to 8 people. Two queen sized aero mattresses with linens. Twin beds can be converted to California King
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Refer to our website for additional information.


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CASA COYOTE - Taos Custom Adobe Home - Views/Swim/Ski/Spa/Tennis/WIFI - Los Alt
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
San Diego

Casa Perfecto!

  • 5 of 5

For our family ski vacation we stayed at Casa Coyote and had a fabulous 3 night stay. The house is absolutely beautiful! Everything about it was perfecto! The large rooms, high ceilings, fireplaces (with wood!), banco for lots of seating space to enjoy the awesome views, and the jacuzzi all made for a peaceful setting while we relaxed after a hard day of skiing. We also loved the close proximity to the ski area as well as to Taos. We went beer tasting and ate the best New Mexican food a few nights and then cooked up a huge pot of chile at the house in the gorgeous kitchen as well. We already scheduled another trip for next February and can't wait to get back to this casa perfecto!!!

I highly recommend this house to everyone. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland Park, IL

Casa Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We are a very fussy retired couple who have experienced a dozen or so VRBO rentals. We were fortunate to book this with our married daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren ages 3 and 5. We live in a house that is 100 years old and know what it takes to maintain an excellent place. THE SHORT VERSION OF THIS REVIEW IS WOW. The age of the home is somewhat of a mystery. I think it was built in the 80's. It looks like it has gone through a major renovation with new Pella windows. The house was spacious where everyone could spread out including an area for all the toys that we brought for the grandchildren. There was a ample supply of things that we needed and most important it was very, very clean. From our standpoint it was perfect. The pool was across the street, an easy walking distance even in cold weather. The small town close by was charming and the kids loved the skiing which was a short drive away. We hope to return to the house again just after the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. We are looking forward to your staying at Casa Coyote again next year. Joan Boone Owner/Manager
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Lovely property exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

This was the first trip to the area for my family of five, and we absolutely loved this serene and comfortable house. The beautiful views across the plain to the mountains, the summer wildflowers, the purple sage framing the kitchen window... just perfect. The location a mile from Arroyo Seco was ideal for us, with a.m. walks to Taos Cow for coffee and great restaurants to choose from -- and about a 20 minute drive into Taos proper.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally thank you for such a wonderful review. It really caught the essence of Casa Coyote and the surrounding area.
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Casa Coyote made the trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Taos and what made it perfect was the relaxation and ease that Casa Coyote provided and all the fresh powder at the ski mountain.

Thank you again

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your very nice review! I am glad that you could enjoy the unique qualities that Taos and Casa Coyote have to offer in providing world class skiing and a traditional Southwestern lifestyle. Casa Coyote is available year round. Each season offers a different experience. I hope you will be able to visit and enjoy Casa Coyote again. Best Wishes Joan Boone Owner/Manager
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Albuquerque, NM
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Santa Fe, NM
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
522 and 150
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sabroso 1 mile away
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Taos Ski Valley 7 miles up the road
Car: necessary

Casa Coyote is located just beyond the small village of Arroyo Seco which is a tourist destination in itself. Arroyo Seco has quaint shops and an internet cafe with home made pastries. Just beyond Casa Coyote is located the Sangre de Christo Mountains with its many hiking, biking, and horseback trails among streams and trees. Taos Ski valley is up the road which offers skiing, snowboarding, hiking to Williams Lake, and in the summer ski lift rides.

Ski: Close to Taos Ski Valley right off of Taos Ski Valley Road




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & Laundry $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Casa Coyote rates are competitive to the other vacation homes in the area. If you are planning a longer stay than 1 week, please inquire about our extended vacation specials. While most prices are already low, feel free to see if we can beat our competitors prices.

Check-In is anytime after 4:00 P.M. If arriving AFTER 4:00 P.M., Check-out is no later than 10:00 A.M. (Housekeeping needs to be done for the next party arrival at 4:00 P.M.) NO ARRIVALS PRIOR TO 4:00 P.M.!

1. Should there be more overnight guests other than the number disclosed in the contract (other than prior approved visits) the party will be asked to immediately vacate the premises without a refund.
2. All guest should follow the rules of the Los Altos Club house and development.
3. No RV's/trailers are allowed on the property or in Los Altos.
4. No open fires are allowed on the property. Fires are only allowed in the grill and fireplaces.
5. Spa rules are to be closely followed.
6. No inline skates, skates, or hockey sticks are allowed in the house or on the Los Altos Clubhouse/Tennis court property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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