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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

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 Arroyo Seco

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • limited accessibility
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo
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Fantastic Taos Retreat Complete with Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed a restorative Spring Break at the Taos Retreat in Arroyo Seco! We were spoiled by the quiet, calm local surroundings, marveling at the magnificent sunsets and spectacular views of the Moon. This charming home is perfectly balanced to host a group or family of 5 or more with plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The master bedroom is situated away from the other two bedrooms allowing for privacy and solitude. The kitchen is well stocked with all sorts of cooking utensils making it easy to prepare just about any type of meal you are in the mood for. This home is accessible to the Rio Hondo, the quaint village of Arroyo Seco and is just a 15-minute drive into Taos. The owner was prompt and attentive to my inquiries, requests and had an impressive notebook available on-site to guide my visit with any type of activity imaginable. I recommend taking a drop-in class at Taos Hot Yoga, a fishing trip or drive down to the John Dunn bridge and a visit to Aceq where they offer a family-friendly casual menu boasting locally grown, seasonal ingredients and wines from New Mexico. The only regret I have is not being able to stay longer. I can't wait to visit again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. You have touched on many of our favorite things as well: the calm surroundings, the magnificent views, and the access to so many lovely things to do and see. Great recommendations for others (and for us too)! We hope you will return soon!
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5

Beautiful space in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and quaint. We enjoyed our house time as much as our daily outings. The house has so much character! We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful home with dramatic views! It is a 20 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley and 5 minutes from Arroyo Seco. Our kids especially loved the hot tub after a full day of skiing. The house was very clean and had all the amenities you would want. The only thing we would suggest is a larger coffee pot. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy the Taos House met all your expectations. And thank you for the suggestion of a larger coffee maker. We will be sure it is there for you you on your next visit. Please come enjoy the many lovely seasons the Taos area provides!
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Week end fun

  • 5 of 5

Loved the small adobe house so cozy and warm! Loved it for our week end there hope to return and stay two more days we all loved it!! Taos sky resort is close everything in general is pretty close the only thing we will change is we’re deff going to fly into Santa Fe instead of Albuquerque but overall loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come again and enjoy the many beautiful seasons! Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to your return.
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Taos Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much to property owner, for accommodating us for an extra night. As well as a last minute trip. Love the cozy. Comfortable house. Gail Dodgin

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

One of our favorite rentals. We LOVED our stay! The home is cozy and inviting. Short drive from town. Enjoyed the hot tub, amazing colorful autumn views and the beautiful garden.

We are already planning for our return trip. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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The views are breathtaking...and many nice hikes in the area as well!
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Twirl Toy Store and Play Space
Incredible space for kiddos ages 1-9 -- look for their schedule of activities!
Carson National Forest
Dozens and dozens of breath-taking, exhilarating hikes await you!
Taos Ski Valley
You'll feel like you are skiing in Europe! World renowned children and adult ski schools too!
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

Check ouf the Taos Festivals and Annuals Events

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.