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Casa Sara Adobe Home on Road to Taos Ski Valley, Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This home is a fabulous vacation location. It is situated on 5 irrigated acres in the foothills above the village of Arroyo Seco. You can walk or ride bikes to the village along a creek on a tree lined road.

El Salto Road is the very best location to enjoy a Taos holiday. The creeks and irrigation keep the area green and lush. The five acre property surrounding the house has 1000 trees in Cottonwood, Willow, Austrian Pines, and Aspen. There is a small plum and apple orchard and a full garden on site for guests to pick vegetables. We are currently growing lettuce, spinach, tomato, radish, carrot, potato and basil..

The biking, both mountain and cycling, is world class literally right out the front door. Hiking trails are phenomenal, with access to Forest Service lands just minutes away. From Taos Ski Valley (15 minutes), there are countless trails and cooler temperatures as one gains altitude. The Ski Valley offers trail riding horse stables and chairlift rides.

Relax in an authentic adobe home after a day of skiing in winter or hiking anytime of year. Located just minutes from the village of Arroyo Seco and fifteen minutes from Taos Ski Valley, this comfortable, warm and inviting residence awaits you and your family. The home was built by Taos' most successful designer/builder/developer team for their own family and enjoyment. The architecture and furnishings might be described as French Country Northern New Mexico.

The walls are 18 inch thick adobe with viga and beam ceilings, flagstone floors covered with oriental rugs, and antique furniture throughout. The house feels good, warm, cozy, luxurious. The furnishings and finishes have been selected with great care and comfort in mind.

The kitchen features a stainless steel restaurant stove and oven, side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, compactor, and a full line of dishes and cooking utensils. There is a large central island for food preparation where the entire family can participate in making a meal.

The large master bedroom contains a queen bed and a couch that slides out to make two twin beds. The middle bedroom and the front bedroom both have queen beds and a twin bed in each.

There is also a convertible couch in the living room for two more twin beds.

There are two patios for use all year round.

All the linens and towels are provided for a large group. The owners have many years experience in providing a wonderful vacation experience for their guests.

Keywords: private country home, modern amenities, adobe walls and viga ceilings, authentic New Mexican home, near skiing, stunning architecture

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About The Owner

We have lived in Taos for forty years and raised a family and several Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Sara is the designer and artist and Rick is the builder, skier, and mountain biker.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1996

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We like to walk to Seco to enjoy the four restaurants, the shops and the small grocery store.


Arroyo Seco Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
cell phone signal is amplified and receives 5 bars of signal strength, fantastic furnishings, very comfortable


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Casa Sara Adobe Home on Road to Taos Ski Valley, Sleeps 12
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

The house is very nice and big. Plenty of space for the 8 people and 2 dogs.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, large enough for 3 families. Quiet secluded. Very nice place, excellent and unusually pleasant. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy warm and wow

  • 5 of 5

this place was a great spot for my family and I are looking for a quick little ski trip to Taos. rooms are spacious streaming warm in the kitchen with the guy for.the only thing that to the back was the design of the home that was very big torrent. If you like between columns drapes and art this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Vacation with Family and friends.

  • 5 of 5

Very Nice house for the families with kids, nice location.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 people and everyone was comfortable and had beds. The house is really big, the picture do not do it justice as to how nice it is! Rick was as good a host as I had read in other reviews he was. We wanted to watch a pay per view on a night we were there so I emailed him. He called and got it set up for us! I can't say enough good things about our stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous does not even begin to describe Casa Sara or our stay there! The pictures just don't do it justice. The minute you walk through the door, a feeling of warmth and calmness comes over you and you instantly feel at home. It is such a beautiful, peaceful place, very livable and comfortable. From the grounds to the home itself, they are kept in immaculate condition. It is super clean and everything you could possibly need is there. We stayed for two weeks, and Rick even had the house cleaner come during our stay to insure we had a clean home. The owners, Rick and Sara, are amazing people! They are gracious, kind and more than accommodating. He was available for any questions and can provide you with any information you could want or need about Taos and the surrounding areas. We traveled with our daughter and our pets. Rick took every possible consideration to make sure we were ALL comfortable. He definitely went above and beyond! The location was fantastic! We enjoyed walking to the lovely town of Arroyo Seco on many occasions, partook in their 4th of July parade and experienced the shops and restaurants of this quaint, little town. It is also a very short drive into Taos or up to the ski valley. We also went for daily hikes in the mountains just by walking out the front door. We cannot say enough about Casa Sara, the owners, Rick and Sara, and their beautiful dog, Sadie. Amazing vacation!!! If you want the best, I highly recommend staying here. We can't wait to go back! : )

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Albuquerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abes Tavern, Sabrosa Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 150
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Aceq, Sabrosa, Abes Tavern and Cocina
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

The World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo is minutes away, for 700 years it has been continuously inhabited by the local native american tribe, visitors are welcome.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Damage Insurance $59

The residence is a non-smoking property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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