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a Great House,5 Star Reviews & an Outside Hot Tub for Star Watching at Night

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos house description

The adobe walls of Tierra Madre are cool in the summer and warm in winter. This spacious home was designed with the comfort of guests in mind. An adobe house feels like no other. Heavy beams (vigas) span the ceilings in the traditional manner while thick plaster coats the walls. Warmth is provided by radiant floor heat. Imagine living as the Pueblo Indians have for thousands of years, but with all of the modern conveniences. Yes, you can even bring your own notebook computer and enjoy the free wi-fi.

Tierra Madre is north of town, just 15 minutes from the ski valley and five minutes from town. You will feel like you have come home as you snuggle under down comforters and build a fire in the Kiva fireplace. Everything is provided from an espresso coffeemaker to comfortable chairs for those afternoons when all you want to do is read a book.

The outside hot tub is the perfect place to watch shooting stars dart across the dark skies of Taos. For those of you who can't get enough of the great outdoors an adobe walled flagstone patio overlooks the vast expanse of BIA land (Indian Pueblo land). Only an occasional cow can be seen from this private getaway.

It is obvious why the famous painter RC Gorman chose to live right across the road. This is a place of special beauty.

Keywords: Adobe Home, Arroyo Seco, Taos Ski Valley, Taos, retreat, mountain view, private, ski valley

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            24 years old unless accompanied by parents or guardian...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are welcome. There is a $75 pet rental fee....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Spacious room with great views from every window...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Nice private room with views...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            spacious room with great views...moreless

          • livingroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Living room has a queen sleeper sofa & a day bed ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One is a queen sized sleeper sofa, one is a daybed/sofa...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Large bath with separate shower and a deep jetted tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            (2) 42 Inch HD flat screen in living room and the master bedroom has a 2nd TV...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television:

            (2) 42 Inch HD flat screen in living room and the master bedroom has a 2nd TV...moreless

          • Toys:

            There are some board games in the third bedroom's closet...moreless

          • Video Library:

            There is an assortment of Movies on DVDs...moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling

              Dining

              • Dining:

                You can't beat the sunset views out over the vast land out the dining room picture window...moreless

              • Dining Area

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating:

                Radiant floor heat is nice and quiet and is toasty on the toes because the hot water is piped under the house to heat the floors...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Nice 400-600 thread count...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large room with incredible mountain views....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Park and you can turn around in the wide driveway...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                plenty of parking space...moreless

              • Telephone:

                (4)...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                The house is a free high speed WiFi zone so bring your notebook computer and cruise the web....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Fully furnished with everything you need...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Gourmet kitchen fully equipped with Stainless steel appliances....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator:

                Stainless steel...moreless

              • Stove:

                High BTU burners for particular cooks...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) A private covered front flagstone patio, and a large flagstone patio overlooking hundreds of acres...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Taos ski valley is just a short drive away with World class sking...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Carteblanche
              • Dinersclub
              • Discover
              • Eurocard
              • Jcb
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Large hot tub on private back flagstone patio so you see plenty of stars...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.9
              from 78 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas /New Years holidays
              Dec 21 - Jan 3
              5 night min stay
              $500
              $3,325
              Ski your heart out season
              Jan 4 - Mar 7
              3 night min stay
              $250
              $1,400
              Spring Break is the "best"
              Mar 8 - Mar 24
              5 night min stay
              $375
              $2,450
              Late Spring skiing-fun & sun
              Mar 25 - Apr 7
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,225
              Spring is perfect in Taos
              Apr 8 - May 30
              3 night min stay
              $180
              $1,050
              Summer fun season
              May 31 - Sep 1
              3 night min stay
              $225
              $1,260
              Falling leaves & golden aspens
              Sep 2 - Nov 26
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,120
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 27 - Dec 1
              3 night min stay
              $250
              Early December skiing
              Dec 2 - Dec 20
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,050
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $180 $180
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              $1,140

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Pet Fee $75 + tax
              • Tax Rate 8.5%

              Notes:

              Multi-week or monthly stays are welcome with special discounted rates. Email for quotes on multi week or monthly rates.

              Rates are subject to change. Rates are based on 6 person occupancy


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 12/24/2014
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              Location

              85 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Taos Airport 5 miles, Santa Fe 65, Albuquerque
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Sabroso's
              7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Taos Country Club
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 522
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Sabroso's
              15 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Taos ski valley

              Car: Necessary

              This is a prime location to stay at located in between Taos and Taos Ski valley. Close to Taos for groceries, restaurants, and shopping, yet also close to Ski valley for skiing and forest hiking. Close but so nice with the quiet relaxing location It has BIA (federal land) on 2 sides so there are vast views of sunsets out the back windows or from the patio. Great views of the sunrise and the mountains out the front windows.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: After years of owning our own business we decided it was time for Chapter Two(or three). We lived in Tanzania, Guyana and Ukraine working for the US Peace Corps for about 10 years. As of January 2014 Jim is back in Taos and Anne commutes from Taos to different Peace Corps location around the World on short term assignments.

              Why the Owner Chose Taos:
              We vacationed in Taos in 1990's and fell in love with it. We returned time and time again until We bought a house in 1999 and moved to Taos in 2000. We loved the year round beauty of the mountains, the artists, and fantastic sunshine. We finally found the perfect piece of land to build a custom home and built a home with the views, comfort and privacy as our first 3 priorities. It has BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)land on 2 sides for maximum privacy. It is located between Taos and Ski Valley , close to everything yet it is a relaxing private place.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Sunset views, mountain views. Sitting on the flagstone patio sipping on my morning coffee, soaking up the sunshine and the beautiful views. The perfect way to start the day. After a great day of skiing, hiking, hitting the river, biking or taking in some new galleries I love to wait until after dark, turn out all the house lights and go out to the Jaccuzzi and just sit in the dark with the jets off and watch the bright stars.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Entrance into Front Courtyard

                Entrance into Front Courtyard

              • Looking out living room window

                Looking out living room window

              • Livingroom. Very comfortable and we have replaced the old TV with a new 46 inch

                Livingroom. Very comfortable and we have replaced the old TV with a new 46 inch

              • Masterbdrm is so comfy and the large window overlooks wildflowers & vacant land

                Masterbdrm is so comfy and the large window overlooks wildflowers & vacant land

              • Hot tub and back flagstone patio with wildflower bed. Overlooks huge vacant land

                Hot tub and back flagstone patio with wildflower bed. Overlooks huge vacant land

              • Tierra Madre

                Tierra Madre

              • View from the driveway. It does not get any better. Close to Town yet  private

                View from the driveway. It does not get any better. Close to Town yet private

              • Living room. Original art from around the world is displayed in every room

                Living room. Original art from around the world is displayed in every room

              • All bedrooms are fully equipped for comfort and relaxation

                All bedrooms are fully equipped for comfort and relaxation

              • livingroom

                livingroom

              • Mountain view

                Mountain view

              • looking from dining room toward living room.

                looking from dining room toward living room.

              • Sunset view from back patio

                Sunset view from back patio

              • Nichos in living room and the arched door leads to bedroom 2 and 3.

                Nichos in living room and the arched door leads to bedroom 2 and 3.

              • Standing in lvrm looking toward back of house and vacant land behind house.

                Standing in lvrm looking toward back of house and vacant land behind house.

              • Sunshine bedroom . All bedrooms have a comfy chair  to relax in.

                Sunshine bedroom . All bedrooms have a comfy chair to relax in.

              • Wild flowers next to flagstone patio. Very private  place to relax .

                Wild flowers next to flagstone patio. Very private place to relax .

              • Fully equipped Gourmet kitchen

                Fully equipped Gourmet kitchen

              • Kitchen & dining area. Lots of artifacts from around the world decorate the home

                Kitchen & dining area. Lots of artifacts from around the world decorate the home

              • As you pass through the front adobe archway you see the flower beds and door

                As you pass through the front adobe archway you see the flower beds and door

              • The owners fixing dinner rolls for Thanksgiving dinner (not in Tierra Madre)

                The owners fixing dinner rolls for Thanksgiving dinner (not in Tierra Madre)

              • Front courtyard. A quiet place to relax and enjoy your morning coffee or a book.

                Front courtyard. A quiet place to relax and enjoy your morning coffee or a book.

              • Another view out large front window

                Another view out large front window

              • view from front yard

                view from front yard

              VRBO #22535

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              This listing was first published here in 2003.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

              $180 - $500 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

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              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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              Speaks: english
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