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Speaks: english, dutch

Dos Tusas Grand & Gorgeous * Cool Summer Rates *

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Ranchos de Taos House Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular Mountain Views, Perfect Setting for Group, Beautifully Appointed

The ideal setting, Dos Tusas is a grand and gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with majestic views of the mountains and the wide open New Mexican Mesa.

Travel just 4 serene miles from the historic Taos plaza and find yourself at our elegant 3500 square foot, 5 acre property. Let yourself in and relax in the elegant living room. Choose from one of the 3 over-sized chairs or the warm caramel-colored leather sofa. Make it even more cozy by lighting a fire in the Carmen Velarde fireplace or turning on some tunes with the Life Style Music System. The living room boasts 15 foot high ceilings with traditional vigas and latillas.

The kitchen with its many cabinets and tons of counter space is a cook's dream come true. It is well-stocked with many small appliances, a dishwasher, a microwave, an electric range, oven as well as a large refrigerator. Sit and snack at the large kitchen island or enjoy a meal, a beverage or time with your book in the dainty breakfast nook just off the kitchen.

The large dining room with its graceful table, seats a party of 10 comfortably, but more can squeeze in easily along the lengthy cushioned bench.

The living room, dining room and kitchen all have gigantic windows with sweeping views of the surrounding fields and mountains.

The 3 main bedrooms are privately located up 6 Saltillo-tiled stairs and share a long hallway.

The sumptuous master bedroom has its own large Mexican-tiled private bathroom with a deep bathtub or if you prefer, an upright shower. Enjoy the master's intimate view of the rock and flower garden. Sleep so well on the king bed which comes made up with fine cotton linens and a down comforter. Afghan treasure chests, a vibophone, African artwork, antique lamps and an Asian-inspired armoire appoint this gorgeous room.

In Queen Room #1, the bed is also clad in cotton linens and a down comforter and the window frames a private view of the back of the house's peaceful garden.

In Queen Room #2, you will find original Taos artwork, an Indian relief, an Afghan hope chest and a darling Asian-inspired tiny chair.

The Queen Rooms share a bathroom which is conveniently located in the hallway between them. This charming bathroom with its large bathtub, Mexican tiles and traditional vigas, is easy to share.

Down the 6 stairs from the 3 main bedrooms is the fun and functional kid's room with two twin beds, a kid-sized table and chairs, plenty of puzzles and games, art supplies, and a TV with satellite.

The crowning jewel of Dos Tusas is the library. With another Carmen Velarde fireplace, thousands of books, a sleeper sofa, a luxurious leather couch, a tapestry-covered reading chair, satellite TV, and a DVD player; the library is everyone's favorite room. Although each room is perfect and comfortable in its own way, the library is exceptionally welcoming and nurturing: a perfect quiet retreat.

When the weather calls you outside, enjoy the song of the wind through the aspen trees on our flagstone patio where there is a table to fit a comfortable 6 or a cozy 9 person dinner. Located in the Los Cordovas section of Taos, Dos Tusas has been tastefully landscaped with poplar trees, lush green grass, latilla fencing and local flowers.

Dos Tusas also comes with a two car garage, a washer and dryer and plenty of closet space. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products.

A ski party's destination, Dos Tusas is a convenient drive up Blueberry Hill Road to Highway 150, only 20 miles to the Ski Valley. A dreamy drive down highway 240 will get you to the center of town in less than 10 minutes; or take 240 the opposite way, to the south side of town, and you're on you're way to Santa Fe.

What truly makes Dos Tusas unique is that it is so large and also so cozy. The antique furnishings, original artwork and incredible views of the beauty of Northern New Mexico make it a destination unto itself. Please enjoy the grand escape that Dos Tusas is, all by yourself or with your family and friends! Often we can be flexible regarding length of stay and rate so, please send us an inquiry; we invite you to come and stay!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Saskia (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, dutch

About Saskia

I am originally from the eastern flat lands of the Netherlands, or as I like to call it, 'the Iowa of Holland.' Although I love traveling and big cities; I am small town spirit whose heart resonates with the enchanting New Mexican nature. I have two amazing daughters, love playing the piano, and am happiest when I'm doing math. With gratitude and gracias, enjoy your Taos Adventure at Dos Tusas.


based on 43 traveler reviews

Dos Tusas Grand & Gorgeous * Cool Summer Rates *
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of July in this beautiful and comfortable home. It was peaceful as it is located "out of town", yet close to Taos and all it has to offer. Also other towns and points of interest were easily accessible. The home offers so many great places to sit and enjoy the views, both inside and out. Saskia, the owner, was very accommodating and friendly and the house was well provisioned. A wonderful vacation choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Get ready to relax

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I will look up Saskia's wonderful house when we visit the Taos area. We're still marvelling at how peaceful her house is. Close to town, Taos Ski Valley, the gorge, Ojo Caliente, very centrally located without the summer or winter touristas out your front door.

Thanks again Saskia! We're jealous of your good fortune. Lol. All the very best to you and yours! Bob & Sandy / Katy, TX

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great vacation home for family and friends

  • 5 of 5

As others have noted, everything about this home was designed thoughtfully for large groups, with a nice mix of gathering spaces to allow for a mix of separate/together time. The kitchen is surprisingly complete, with a minimum of tools but basically everything needed for two experienced cooks. Our family rents vacation homes every few years, and this was honestly the first that did not run out or fail to have stocked what it claimed. It was also the first time we did not have to call the owner with a problem or question! We especially appreciated that everything was set up and explained in the simplest way possible, rather than pages and pages of instructions. Would definitely recommend Dos Tusas for groups.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Overland Park, Kansas

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time our family has stayed at Dos Tusas. It is the only place for us when we visit Taos, and we have stayed at other places in the area. It's beautiful. It's roomy. The views are to die for. The hostess/owner is a person of impeccable taste and graciousness. Saskia -- thanks again. We get out and about, but also have no problems just staying and relaxing at the house. Beautiful patio, comfortable inside and out. I could go on and on raving about this. My family (including two little ones) second these comments. As I said, we will be back to the place we believe is the best we have found when we visit Taos.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

An Amazing Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Put quite simply, this stunning hacienda is a piece of paradise!

Many other reviews have attested to the 5 star quality of this home and

they are all true.

I would like to add that the owner, Saskia is a treasure beyond belief.

She embodies the warm hospitality and open, generous and genuine nature of

the Taos community. Thank you so much Saskia, we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dos Tusas is a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is well appointed with all of the amenities that you could ever need. The owner of the property was there to greet us when we arrived and made us feel welcome in her home. Dos Tusas feels like a well appointed home not a rental property. The home can accommodate a large family easily and is in a very quiet country setting with easy access to Taos and the surrounding area.

I highly recommend Dos Tusas and would definitely stay again.

Jan V.

Orange County, CA

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Rates & Availability

Ranchos de Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30

Rate quoted is for double occupancy. Additional Guests are $20/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ranchos de Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Private Bath/Main Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower
    3rd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
    Queen2 - 1 queen
    KidsRoom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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