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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: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Arroyo Seco chalet description

Review #2272615 Charming Casa

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

  • 2 story
  • Chalet
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Senior Adults Only Community
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            upon prior arrangement with owners....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          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

              • 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

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • 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

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

                    7 miles to Taos Ski Valley...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Rates
                      Dec 21 - Jan 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $350
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $275
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $200

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $25
                      • One time Cleaning Fee $100
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Call or email for specific rates based on how many or the length of your stay 575-770-0393

                      Rates vary based on your personal group. Call to talk with owner for possible discounts.

                      Holiday Rates vary based on your personal group. Call to talk with owner for possible discounts.

                      There are various ways to customize payments should you require these options-just call!

                      Upon booking. Checks are preferred. We accept Visa, MC, Amex also. Call for details 575-770-0393


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                      Last updated: 10/24/2014
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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, 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

                      • Double rainbow over Casa Carmen!

                        Double rainbow over Casa Carmen!

                      • 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!

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

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

                      • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      • 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

                      • 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

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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                      Speaks: english, german
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