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Las Posadas El Salto, above the town of Arroyo Seco, 8 mi To TSV, 8 m to Taos.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + 3 full baths sleeps up to 8. 1st level is a full apt. sep. access

Please call 575 613 5027 for reservation information.

We know our fellow travelers have a lot of vacation rental options in and around Taos. We believe all they need to do is watch our beautifully shot video tour of the house and the property with its private forested surroundings and read our guest reviews and they can picture themselves in one of the best family vacation getaways in winter, spring, summer or fall in Taos New Mexico.

Safe travels everyone and Happy vacationing.

(Please click on the link below to view our video tour of beautiful Las Posadas El Salto.)

Sitting on several wooded acres and nestled at the foot of the majestic Sangre De Cristo mountain range, Las Posadas El Salto is Northern New Mexico’s ultimate vacation home. This architect designed custom built mountain adobe chalet boasts an incredible view of Taos Valley to the West, and to the East an awe inspiring view of Taos Mountain and El Salto peak normally reserved for the pages of your favorite travel magazine!

Imagine waking up in the morning to fresh mountain air, while taking in your “100 mile” view of the Taos Valley from your 800 square foot balcony, located just outside the master bedroom. Soak away stress in your private hot-tub or settle into a plush sofa and watch your favorite movie on one of 2 flat-screen televisions fully connected to Direct TV Satellite. The house has a fine DVD collection for guests to watch and movie streaming capability from your smart phone. (please bring your appropriate cable/adapter for your smartphone iPhone or Android to hook up to the TV HDMI cables provided) to watch any movies, photos or other media content from your smartphone.

Cook your meals and entertain guests using your spacious and fully equipped gourmet kitchen or head 2 miles down the road for dinner in the quaint mountain village of Arroyo Seco. Your home comes with high speed broadband Wi-Fi internet access and even a small business center so that you take care of your clients and get right back to enjoying your mountain getaway.

Conveniently located 8 miles from downtown Taos, and 8 miles from the world renowned slopes of Taos Ski Valley; you will not find a better place to serve as a hub for the endless wonders of Taos New Mexico and the surrounding areas. It doesn’t matter if you are a first time visitor, or a seasoned traveler to Taos. Los Posadas El Salto will provide you with the vacation experience of a lifetime.

We hear over and over again that when guests arrive and relax at the house, they feel the weight of hectic life schedules and stress and demands lifted. This is one of the most peaceful and quiet settings in Taos. Most properties here have the noise of some road or highway or other city type sounds. At Las Posadas El Salto all you hear is the wind singing through the tall pines and snow falling on cedars in winter.

We hope this description of travel information to our property and all of Northern New Mexico in the winter months from October through April is helpful in answering vehicle and access questions.

Las Posadas El Salto is located in the Southern Rocky Mountain region. We see snow and variable winter weather from late October to late spring (April) throughout the state of New Mexico. We stay on top of the job of snow removal of the driveway and walk ways at the property with our own snow removal equipment, including using our own snowplow to keep the road to the house/property plowed as well. Our neighborhood also hires a private snow removal contractor for the main road the property is located on. We also spread small gravel for traction as much as possible. We have learned this from 25 years of skiing at Taos Ski Valley, which has similar road and walkway winter maintenance. We have always advised our guests on the websites to use good judgement when embarking on a winter getaway to all of Northern New Mexico and other nearby states that experience winter weather that can make traveling by car a little tricky. We suggest the following options for vehicles.

1) 4 wheel drive or AWD is strongly recommended. (But there are other options that our guests and friends can take.)

2) For front wheel drive vehicles and rear wheel drive vehicles only. We suggest buying two inexpensive snow tires, that are non studded for the front wheels or drive wheels and also purchasing a set of good snow chains for the car as well. We have never had a vehicle problem in 25 years of living in Taos that we couldn't take care of without any mishap.We extend that help and advice to our traveling friends and guests coming into the area in Winter time to avoid any problems. We wish all our guests very safe travels on all their excursions. Happy vacationing.

More Details

Jamie Baldonado & Jenna Allen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Jamie Baldonado & Jenna Allen

As designers and builders from California and New Mexico. We finally found a place where we could create and build the Green/Eco type of structure that would compliment the beauty of the land. New mexico is so famous for allowing artisans to choose different materials and construction types. It just made sense to make this home in El Salto.

Jamie Baldonado & Jenna Allen purchased this house in 1996

Why Jamie Baldonado & Jenna Allen chose Arroyo Seco

If you have the chance to read our reviews or if you are a seasoned Taos local, you will already know that this area of Taos called El Salto is the best place to live in the Taos valley. It is the most desirable and expensive real estate in Taos County.

What makes this house unique

As we have said.' El Salto is the best area in Taos'. The forest, the quiet, the deep snows in the winter and cool temps in the Summer make it so magical any time of year. Just ask any local about El Salto.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for a perfect stay at your beautiful mountain retreat. All of the amenities were an added bonus. What we will remember most are the gorgeous vistas, romantic sunsets, curling up with a good book and the beauty that is northern New Mexico. We look forward to renting again and enjoying the great skiing this winter. We would recommend Las Posadas El Salto to all of our friends and relatives without hesitation. Thank you for a perfect get away from our busy city life.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Pet owners, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic getaway Ski trip, golf trip. River rafting trip.
Sep 2010
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Arroyo Seco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Business Center
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Master suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Mid level bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio Apt 1st floor
  • The studio apartment on the first level of the house and has its own separate entrance. It has 2 queen beds that were newly updated. The studio Apartment is 700 sq ft with its own kitchen and full bathroom. The living room has an entertainment center for watching DVD's and listening to music. The 1st level studio apartment makes the house very versatile for different family arrangements, like having the grand parents or another couple stay in there and have their complete separate space.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning is not necessary at the house with cool mountain temps in the summer from 75 degree highs and 50 degree overnight lows.


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Las Posadas El Salto, above the town of Arroyo Seco, 8 mi To TSV, 8 m to Taos.
average rating of 4.936842 based on 97 reviews
Charleston South Carolina

El Salto

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cabin in the woods. Temperatures were warmer than normal but the elevation of the cabin along with the large windows and doors kept everything cool during the heat of the day. The cabin is in a great location for exploring the Taos and surrounding areas. Arroyo Seco has some very interesting shops and great restaurants. The cabin is 5 minutes away and Arroyo Seco has fewer crowds than the Taos downtown district. The cabin is remote from a full scale grocery store so be prepared for a 20 to 30 minute ride into Taos to get everything. My kids loved the downstairs apartment and being able to have their own space. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking and grilling. With a family of five, we had ample room to spread out and enjoy the mountain air and views.

Jamie is an excellent owner and great help with the Taos area activities. He even came by the cabin and shared his thoughts on the hiking, white water rafting, and other outdoor activities. The cabin is stocked with excellent maps of the trials, resorts, and outdoor options.

We would not hesitate to return to El Salto again. Looking forward to another opportunity to visit Northern NM in fall or winter.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings fellow travelers, As always we owners and managers of Las Posadas El Salto are more than willing to point our guests to the right local spots at the right time, as we all are guides of many sports, trades and activities year round here in northern New Mexico. I was so thrilled to hear from the guests that they had a super rafting adventure down one of the most remote and unchanged wild river canyons in the lower 48 states. When the river flows permit the river running of the Taos box (springtime). It is a thrilling life changing day of whitewater, wilderness & wild life experience and group fun. It is also steeped in the history of Taos pueblo peoples, miners and fascinating geology, wild life, etc. There just aren’t many day rafting trips like this that I can think of that can compare to this sacred special spot in the Rio grande gorge. As our guest has mentioned, the trip into town in the summer months can take a little bit longer than our other seasons in Taos. The down town or plaza area of Taos is a busy small tourist town with sometimes a lot of travelers from other parts of the country. This makes the 8 to 10 mile trip to the plaza or town center about 20 minutes from the property and house or a little more depending on traffic. We are happy to share our locals knowledge with some alternate driving routes for our guests into the Taos Plaza area that save us a little more time when we need to go into town. We also love to do a big food & beverage shop in Taos or Santa Fe that will last us a couple of weeks. That is because once you get situated at the house and property, you will want to relax and stay there as long as possible. Las Posadas El Salto is located in the best area and neighborhood in Taos by far. Safe & happy trails everyone & never stop exploring! Jamie B.
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Winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Jamie, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us- we had such an amazing time!

Cabin is located between Taos and Taos Ski Valley- very open and comfortable; kitchen is loaded with pots and pans, spice cabinet is superb; bathrooms have lots of towels , hair dryers, and also hair and body products .

New washer and dryer with lots of detergent and drying sheets.

Also new jacuzzi ( always on) is big plus to this amazing property.

Apartment on first level was great space for our teenagers. Master bedroom is huge- WiFi throughout the whole house.

We just came home and we are already planning to rent this property again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA

Wonderful accommodation in special private location

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax and unwind. We stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the house, hot tub and property. The kitchen is well appointed and a pleasure to cook in. There is lots of care and attention that have been put into this property by the owners such as the artwork collection. We experienced some special needs during our visit and owner Jamie was extremely helpful and supportive. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week of peace and quiet surrounded by the beautiful mountains. The house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The hot tub was wonderful and provided a nice view of the woods surrounding the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house & beauiful views

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful house. The only thing I have a complaint about is that my daughter and her husband sleeped in the studio apartment room was that the beds are really hard. If they would put a memory foam on bed would really help.

Everything else about the house was awesome.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greeting fellow travelers, All of the mattresses at Las Posadas El Salto are firm Sealy posturepedic top quality mattresses. We really appreciate feedback from guests about how to improve things on the property. We are always upgrading and remodeling amenities here at Las Posadas El Salto. We also appreciate when guests find something that needs attention to contact one of us about the request. We have to cover so many different sleeping arrangements here. We have to cater to couples staying with us as well as large families that need portable single bedding for kids for example. We have seen it all with almost 10 years of vacation renting. We have memory foam toppers for the mattresses.We just need to know a little heads up if they are needed. Thanks again for feedback, as a beautiful house like ours is alway a work in progress. Safe travels everyone & happy vacationing, Jamie B.
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Always Great!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to the area in the summer. Jamie is a great host with a vast knowledge of the available area activities and attractions. The home is secluded with fantastic views (and sunsets) of the valley. Cool mornings on the deck with coffee is a great start to the day. Taos is 15 minutes away and a fun town to spend the day. The New Mex food is awesome as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
100 miles Albuquerque Intl Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Taos Country club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Santa Fe Capitol downtown Santa fe
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 150
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Snowboarding, Health/Beauty Spa, Snowmobiling, Racquetball, Basketball Court

Golf: Taos Country located south side of Taos 10 miles from Las Posadas El Salto.

Ski: Taos Ski Valley 9 miles from Las Posadas El Salto.

angel fire resort 25 miles from Las Posadas El Salto


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $85

Please call 575 613 5027 for our rates, booking and reservation information.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Rate based on occupancy of 6 persons. Please add $25 for each additional person per night for groups up to 8 total.
Cancellation policy100% refund if canceled 60 days prior to arrival
Well trained pets (dogs) considered for a $85.00 flat fee. We love dogs, so we have a few simple rules. No dogs on beds or furniture. But if you know they can't resist the temptation. You may bring some sheets with you to put on beds and sofas. We do have some sheets here for that purpose. When you go out for activities or food and plan to leave you pets behind. You must crate them with the dog crates provided at the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.