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Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!

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'Casa Carmen' in Summertime! Walkways, shade and beautiful spacious yards...

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Last updated: 01/14/2015
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Arroyo Seco chalet description

Review #2272615 Charming Casa

JUST ONE OF 13 5-STAR REVIEWS: please read the others as well!
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Casa Carmen. The place was so charming and interesting since the owner has many of his pieces of art work in the casa.....very clean with wonderful smells and magical lamps. The hosts were so very gracious and welcoming to us and to our dogs. We loved the art studio, the beautiful yard and the walking trail. They have many little sitting areas and unexpected surprises to discover. The upper decks were perfect for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. This was truly a place of enchantment. We would recommend this place to any couple or girls get away.

Skiing, Bicycling, Hiking,Rafting, Ballooning, Fishing, Fine Restaurants, Art Galleries and Museums less than 10 minutes away. Dark skies and millions of stars keep you company at night!

It is most preferable and efficient if you call for availability, questions, assistance and clarifications. In this manner, you receive the highest and most personalized levels of attention to your needs. Further, negotiation of rates and discounts offered only to they who call. I am available seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM.

Please dial 575-770-0393 or 575-758-3320. Save time and money if you call rather than send an email.

Casa Carmen may be best described as the Sunrise and the Sunset House. You are bathed continually with our immense New Mexico sun and artist's light. The 360 degree views are stunning, inspirational, beckoning to mind and spirit. A wonderful feature of the home is the incredible interior and exterior lighting. For the property, a DVD has been produced.

The home was built by the owners of adobe and hand-hewn logs. It is a stunning two level guest house of 1200 square feet. An interior spiral stair case connects the levels. There is also a wide exterior stair.

The second level is designed as a parlor for conversation, sleeping, entertainment area, also with a table that seats four. There are two fantastic decks: The sunrise deck and the sunset deck. Each are spacious and wonderful for dining, entertaining, conversation, and of course viewing the expanse of Taos Valley and Taos Mountain nearby. You can almost touch the mountains!

The first level consists of wonderful sunroom, a bedroom, the country kitchen, the living room with dining area, and a full bath. The first level has south and east facing portals (covered porches) with comfortable outdoor seating.

A new hot tub is yours to enjoy outdoors in sun or starlight. The views are wonderful from its location!

Located in a grove of Aspens and Evergreens and surrounded by 150 acres of private land, raised flower beds and flagstone paths wander through the trees and expansive yard.

The home is decorated with the paintings of Pat Woodall, the owner, and other prominent Taos artists. A delightful collection of folk art also adorns the home. The grounds and gardens have been designed by Carmen Woodall. Many outdoor delights await you with inviting comfort for your leisure. The outdoor lounging areas also have chimineas and a brazier for evening fires beneath the star-filled New Mexico night skies. Out here, there exists no light, noise, or visual pollution.

You are a few minutes from the charming village of Arroyo Seco offering fine restaurants, shops, location of the famous Taos Cow, and a infamous local tavern!! It is only a 10 minute drive to the historic Taos Plaza and a 20 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley for world-class skiing or Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding,or Bicycling where Lance Armstrong trains.

Pat and Carmen are nearby to assist you when called upon. Being the charming hosts they are, they will welcome you into their beautiful home for viewing, conversations, refreshments, and provide information about the entire area. They have been residents of Taos for twenty six years. In short, you have a knowledgeable concierge. If you need an easel, one is provided!

Casa Carmen is perfect for one to six guests. A wonderful experience offering authenticity, spaciousness, incredible views, and superb guest services. Pat also offers painting lessons if interested. The guest house is ideal for artists, writers, they who desire rare travel opportunities and being close to outdoor activities. You are, as well, only a short drive from everything a world-renowned art and literary colony offers.

To discover the wonderful features and amazing setting of this home, and to negotiate, it is always best to CALL. I am available to assist you with your questions, travel needs, and complete details related to Casa Carmen and Taos.

Please ring number listed in the first paragraph.

You may contact me seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. You will be happy you had! My name is PAT and my wife,Carmen. We can offer a refreshing level of assistance relative to your vacation needs and information.

Thank You!



Keywords: PRIVATE HAND- HEWN BAVARIAN LOG HOUSE-TWO STORY WITH WRAP AROUND PORCH DOWNSTAIRS AND TWO OUTSIDE DECKS UPSTAIRS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    WE love children and their parents having raised and built the Casa Carmen with and for them!!!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    upon prior arrangement with owners....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    0 clearance with not hindrance....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Spacious and beautiful with full bath , shower, sink, commode, operable skylight, paintings by the owner Pat Woodall adorn the walls in Oil and Pastel. Ten foot ceilings with vigas and latillas!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Spacious Outdoor Lawns and Japanese Gardens, Chimineas and Brazier for Outdoor Fires, Outdoor Sitting Areas, Swing Sets, Hammock, Trampoline, Children's Outdoor Playhouse, Stunning Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Music Feature, Outdoor Dining, Umbrellas, 360 views, Privacy, Serene. Located among a grove of Aspens, walking paths and hiking trails are there for your useage! Sunbathing patios and and star gazing too....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Full Size Trampoline located outside in the yard for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Music Library:

    killer stereo inside on both floors with Bose outside speakers on both decks. remote to 6 disc cd player, amplifier with fm radio ....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sights to be seen from the 'Casa Carmen' Taos Mountain, El Salto and Vallecitos mountains,Gallena Peak, Ski Valley Canyon, Teh Rio Grande Gorge,Pedernal Mesa, the San Juans and the Jemez Mountains!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Four miles from Quail Ridge Tennis and Swim Club, six miles from the Northside Fitness Club. One Mile from Pilates, Tai Chi,Sol Food Organic Foods and Delicatsessen...moreless

  • Rural:

    DES MONTES, the countryside surrounding the village of Arroyo Seco FAMOUS FOR ITS FAMOUS ACEQUIA SYSTEM OF water canals carrying the waters fromthe surrounding mountains and used to water this area!...moreless

  • Village:

    One mile form the historic village of 'Arroyo Seco', Seven miles from Toas and seven miles from Taos Ski Valley!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    upon arrangement with owner...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    upon arrangement with owners...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    simulated burning fireplace with heated blower with remote. unit is 2.5 highx5 feet long and very beautiful with quiet crackling fire flames!...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Hot Water Radiant under floor heating with thermostat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Laundry is available for you to use for the costs of detergent and fabric softener that you use. It is a wonderful unit! Towels, hand towels, face towels, are plentiful and our responsibility to wash and keep you stocked....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    upon arrangement with owner...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi availabe for your useage...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    outside...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    see above...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    There is a full kitchen with natural gas stove and oven. two sinks, coffee percolator, refrigerator, microwave, full sets of dishes, extensive stainless steel cookware, spices, and serving bowls....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) there is also an outside brazier in a Japanese Garden and lots of firewood for outdoor bonfires and sitting around the campfire.Also there is a a gas grill or homemade charcoal grill and we do have a smoker if you would like to smoke some meat or vegetables.There is an artist easel for your use inside and out also!...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    7 miles away, Taos Country Club, 18 holes, $35.00 green fees, driving range, bar, restaurant, putting green, open until dark starting at 7am....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    8 miles away to the Rio Grande, kayak rentals available, rafting with 8 companies, the famous Taos Box for the most adventurous ride in the West!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    7 miles to Taos Ski Valley. The very best Alpine Mountain in North America! Just added the Kachina Peak Lift taking you up to over 12,000 feet with 3000 feet of elevation to the base... Unbelievable!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    2 miles away at the Quail Ridge Inn. Very friendly, players of all levels, excellent courts and facilities including a sauna, hot tub, and pool....moreless

Payment Type

  • Amex
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rates .. $175-350/Night (3 Night Minimum unless special cir) .. $1000-$1200/Week. 
Call or email for specific rates based on how many  and the length of your stay!
Negotiable - More Than One Week and Monthly.
Truly Hosted and Offered by Owners, Not an Agency. You Save!
No lodger's tax added. You only pay gross receipts tax.
Always Open to Negotiation! Especially if you Call.
Dec 20-Jan 05 .. Major Holidays, Spring Break, call for Rates.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Taos Airport 7 m,Santa Fe 75 m, Alb 135 miles
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Abe's Cantina
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
57 Miles
Nearest Train
Cumbers and Toltec Historic Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nm 150
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sabrosa Restarurant lunch, dinner, live music
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Arroyo Seco is the most varied and interesting place in and around Taos for these activities...Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Rafting, Spelunking, Fishing, Back Country and Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing!!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Pat is an professional Artist for 23 years with 30 years of building as a General Contractor.Carmen is a phd in Psychology and a Framer for 26 years. They own Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery and Southwest Framers in downtown Taos, a real life mom and pop business! Selected the most beautiful business presence in town and presented with the Award for 2012 , proof of our attention to detail and simplicity that make our business natural and remarkable. Casa Carmen and our home were selected for the Los Jardineros Garden Club Tour in 2012 as well, an event with 650 people visiting the property and taking so many ideas on New Mexico natural gardening away. The 'Casa Carmen' reflects their experience and creativity!

Why the Owner Chose Arroyo Seco:
We built it To Be Natural and Within the Grove of Trees and Gardens! It was built by Pat Woodall over the course of five years with attention to every detail! Mortice, notch and tendon construction of joinery with exposed Douglas Fir Beams, sided Spruce logs and passive solar thermopane Windows on all sides make the views spectacular in all directions. Solar curtains on every window and skylight make it warm and cozy and tie in to the decor. The decor is very special. White Duve covers on each bed, flannel sheets in the winter over dual control heating mattress covers make getting out of bed a little tough but when you do, oh my! Vibrant paintings adorn the walls between the windows and a 3'x5' simulated fireplace with heated blower is located on the wall upstairs in the large parlor bedroom with a Queen Bed and Single Bed. The heat on the ground floor is hot water radiant heat under character grade Hickory floors in the living room and kitchen coupled with heated marble tile in the bedroom and full bath. Sock feet are warm and welcome. Two open decks await you upstairs, the Sunset and Sunrise Decks and a outside wooden staircase provides access to the downstairs covered wraparound portal with comfortable seating, gas grill and a walkway of a few feet to the 4 person Hot Tub. A 10 foot double door opens onto the wraparound porch and into the Solar Entry and Living Room of the Casa Carmen. Lots of parking and easy access are other amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
A House for you and your family! Privacy, Quiet, Close to everything, Wooded, with Water and So Very Unique! Elegance, Rustic Charm, Warmth, Accessibility to walkways, grove of Aspens, Pinon, Fruit Orchard and Running Water Acequia are just a few!


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Speaks: english, french, german

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Photos

  • 'Casa Carmen' in Summertime!
Walkways, shade and beautiful spacious yards...

    'Casa Carmen' in Summertime! Walkways, shade and beautiful spacious yards...

  • upstairs view of the Parlor Bedroom -sleeps 2 to 4
from the sunset deck

    upstairs view of the Parlor Bedroom -sleeps 2 to 4 from the sunset deck

  • And of course, The Hot Tub, private and ready for 
up to six family or friends

    And of course, The Hot Tub, private and ready for up to six family or friends

  • Double rainbow over Casa Carmen!

    Double rainbow over Casa Carmen!

  • Through the Japanese Garden- an outside brazier for bonfires and star watching

    Through the Japanese Garden- an outside brazier for bonfires and star watching

  • Country Kitchen Detail-Beautiful Lace 
Curtains,Wood Counters, Natural Gas Stove

    Country Kitchen Detail-Beautiful Lace Curtains,Wood Counters, Natural Gas Stove

  • Casa Carmen last 
fall  during Indian Summer showing just how beautiful it is..

    Casa Carmen last fall during Indian Summer showing just how beautiful it is..

  • Detail East Portal-Gas Barbecue Grill-Sit and Enjoy the Mountains One Mile Away

    Detail East Portal-Gas Barbecue Grill-Sit and Enjoy the Mountains One Mile Away

  • View from the Hot Tub of turning Aspens in Fall-the grassy lawn and flagstone..

    View from the Hot Tub of turning Aspens in Fall-the grassy lawn and flagstone..

  • south lawn for your enjoyment

    south lawn for your enjoyment

  • South View of the Casa Carmen and the hollyhock and lilac gardens!

    South View of the Casa Carmen and the hollyhock and lilac gardens!

  • Full View North Side-Bavarian chalet-outside staircase to upstairs decks, yard.

    Full View North Side-Bavarian chalet-outside staircase to upstairs decks, yard.

  • Candycanes and tons of Snow All Winter Long, Snow Sweeping by  Owners!

    Candycanes and tons of Snow All Winter Long, Snow Sweeping by Owners!

  • Parlor Bedroom Upstairs- beautiful dormers, wood beams, access to both decks

    Parlor Bedroom Upstairs- beautiful dormers, wood beams, access to both decks

  • Living Room Toward Country Kitchen
With Wood Beams, Wood Flooring, Radiant Heat

    Living Room Toward Country Kitchen With Wood Beams, Wood Flooring, Radiant Heat

  • Outdoor Dining with ceramic fireplace, garden flowers, trees and ambience!

    Outdoor Dining with ceramic fireplace, garden flowers, trees and ambience!

  • Partial Southeast side showing the wraparound porch and the Sunrise
Deck above!

    Partial Southeast side showing the wraparound porch and the Sunrise Deck above!

  • Flagstone Walks under the canopy of  Aspens that lead to the Hot Tub and 
onward

    Flagstone Walks under the canopy of Aspens that lead to the Hot Tub and onward

  • The Japanese Rock Garden and Brazier for outside
fire on the way to the hot tub

    The Japanese Rock Garden and Brazier for outside fire on the way to the hot tub

  • Sunrise Deck/Dining with the view of the Sangre de Christo mountains and skies

    Sunrise Deck/Dining with the view of the Sangre de Christo mountains and skies

  • Eastern view of the Sangre de Cristos a mile away from the deck!

    Eastern view of the Sangre de Cristos a mile away from the deck!

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Speaks: english, french, german
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  • Calendar last updated: 01/14/2015
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