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Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath (sleeps 8) private adobe home with panoramic mt views

Whether you are an artist, photographer, writer, birder, hiker, skier, or a person seeking solace, you will enjoy the rose-colored sunrise, the fiery Western sunsets, and the brilliance of high desert stars from the patio of native plants and stones while relaxing in a bubbling hot tub. This comfortable, perfectly located, exquisitely refurbished 50-year-old Adobe home designed with a blend of colonial-Spanish and contemporary accents sits on the rim of the arroyo that cascades 200 feet to an ancient pastoral valley, the end of which funnels into the national forest road into Taos Ski Valley. Looking out the picture windows at the high sage plains atop the arroyo, your heart will soar 5000 feet upward cresting the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You are 15 minutes from the slopes, 15 minutes from the plaza, and 15 minutes closer to heaven.

In the summer months you will awake to crimson-colored mts as the sun's early morning light blankets the Sangre de Cristo Mts. The air is crisp and the skies a brilliant blue. This is about the time we hit one of the amazing trails along the Taos Ski Valley or the Rio Grande Gorge. This is also the time we take out those fly fishing poles and catch some wonderful trout for supper! In the late afternoon, we enjoy watching the occasional and short-lived showers dance across the mountains...and by sunset, the sky is painted a myriad of colors from orange to magenta and somewhere in between. Just when you think it doesn't get any better, the stars begin to pop out one by one until the night sky takes your breath away once again.

You’ll find some of the best southwestern fall foliage -- all to be enjoyed from the comfort of this enchanting home. Here, the aspens range in color from brilliant gold to dark orange. Feast on purple cinquefoil and golden and red cottonwoods. Hikes and mountain drives are breath-taking this time of year.

Every season holds adventure here -- and winters are one of the most beautiful and exhilarating! From November to April we enjoy a winter wonderland as we watch the snow fall on the mountains that can be seen from the large picture windows in the living room and all the bedrooms. Because Taos enjoys 300 sunny days a year, we find winter hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and hot toddy sipping to be some of life's greatest pleasures.

Come see and experience all these for yourself. We hope you will enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do!

More Details

Owner
Catherine
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Catherine

We are Texans at heart (and by birth), world adventurers, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We love wrestling with grandchildren, two-stepping to original Texas music, and breaking a sweat on trails in Austin (our home town) and in Taos (our home away from home).

Why Catherine chose New Mexico

After spending many seasons here in childhood, living here in young adult hood, and returning often for visits to this land that calls us again and again, we stumbled upon this wonderful home that we'd like to share with you. We are pleased to introduce you and our third generation to the joys of New Mexico's justifiably named Enchanted Circle.

What makes this house unique

When we first walked into this house, we were struck by the high vigas-ceilings, exquisite in-laid wood features, the arched entry ways, and the light beaming from multiple skylights that gave a warm New Mexico embrace to each room. We loved the open floor plan that sweeps effortlessly from the living room to the dining room (which seats 8) to the remodeled kitchen equipped to prepare a gourmet meal.

We were captivated by the 6 ft. windows in the living room that provide a magical, unobstructed mountain view from sunrise to sunset into a Milky Way Night sky. The living space extends to an outdoor front courtyard with a private hot tub from which you can enjoy a clear and unobstructed view of the beautiful night sky, full of stars! Outdoor seating provides a private vantage point to all this property has to offer. The backyard has a tiered space with grass, aspen, and apple trees as well as flagstone patio with outdoor seating.

We hope you will enjoy this slice of heaven and add your own descriptions of what makes it unique and so special for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful home the firewood was piled high when we arrived and the house was clean with lights on. They had a starter fire ready for us when we arrived. This home is in a great location (close to ski valley). The home is very comfortable with everything a person could need. Very well stocked with cookware and condiments. Although I have never met her in person Catherine was extremely gracious and provided us with information to make our stay easy and enjoyable. I love the fireplaces especially the one in the bedroom and the heated floors are amazing - wish I had them in my home. Phil the manager does an extremely good job managing the home and is extremely helpful if you need it. Phil even mailed us home some things our grandson left in the house. My daughter and son-in-law liked the hot tub outside. The view from the front of this house is amazing. Thanks for a Wonderful Christmas.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Arroyo Seco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Fireplace, flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, mt views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is an incredibly comfortable pull out couch in the living room, allowing the home to comfortably accommodate 8 people. In addition, there is a child's "pack-n-play" for wee ones.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo
average rating of 4.923077 based on 69 reviews
5

Great property and very organized owner.

  • 5 of 5

Home is fully equipped and conveniently located. Beautiful view from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. We skied at the resort which wasn't too far from the house and the hot tub at the end of the day was great! Home was unique and beautifully decorated. Would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your stay was all you had hoped for! Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to your return to the Taos House Retreat!
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5

Had a great time. Wish we could have stayed longer

  • 5 of 5

Awesome time...beautiful and peaceful

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back and spend more time at the Taos House Retreat! It would be a pleasure to have you and your guests return to this little slice of heaven!
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Boise City, OK
4

Great getaway

  • 4 of 5

The Taos Houses Retreat is a great place to get away. The house has everything needed. The view is spectacular and atmosphere lovely.

Our group consisted of 7 bowling friends and we found it a great place to visit and play games together. The trail across the street was enjoyable but a little rough for some us older out-of-shape folk.

We all had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your group had a wonderful stay! We are especially happy to hear you enjoyed the many games we have provided for our guests. We hope you will return for another reunion in the future!
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5

5 Star house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Taos House from the first moment we entered the courtyard - beautiful landscaping, clean hot tub and a relaxing place to enjoy the view. The house itself was everything I hoped it would be - well furnished, clean, fully stocked, comfy beds, great laundry facilities, and fabulous heated floors. The house is a short 8 mile drive to Taos, but it was so pleasant at the house that we could have stayed in the whole time. Catherine has thought of everything, from the spa robes to an information book that covers all the details of the house and surrounding area. The house truly is one of the best we have ever rented!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your stay at the Taos House was so special from beginning to end. Thank you for your kind comments! We hope you will return again -- there are so many wonderful seasons to enjoy!
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4

Very nice property, I'd stay again

  • 4 of 5

Check in is at 4:00PM and check out is at 10:00 Am. That is not alot of time for the price. I feel they should at least give you more time in the morning.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Taos House. Because we want to ensure the house and hot tub are spic and span for each guest, our exceptional housekeeping crew needs the "turn around" time to prepare for all our guests; however, we are always happy to offer an earlier check in and later check out when we do not have back-to-back guests. Your one night stay, squeezed between two other guests, unfortunately, did not allow us to make this accommodation on such short notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and fully understand why you would want to stay longer as the views are spectacular and lovely to enjoy in the mornings and evenings. We hope you will return when you are able to stay longer!
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco
Nearest Golf
17.2 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 522
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco - yummy!
Nearest Ski
10.8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Arroyo Seco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break Season
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,275
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,190
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,295
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,190
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Christmas-NewYears
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,340
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 7.12%

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