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Best of Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon'

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3BR Two Story custom house next to Carson Nat'l Forest

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Taos house description

2 story Pueblo-style house just 5 miles from Taos Plaza, next to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest, with hiking trail out the back door. Designed and built by architect/owner, it has a pond, waterfall and walled courtyard, all rooms have panoramic mountain views. Outside covered dining area with gas BBQ grill and campfire ring. Great room with gas fireplace, cozy leather furniture. Log vigas (hand hewn beams), radiant heat under tile and wood floors. Hand-crafted furniture & pine cabinets (made by owners' architect son) an open gourmet kitchen (gas stove, microwave,dishwasher, etc) stainless appliances and granite counters. Main floor bedroom (queen bed & courtyard access). Adjoining bathroom with large walk-in shower. Upstairs: 2 master-sized bedrooms with memory foam king bed and 2 twin beds , gas fireplaces, private decks, bath with 6' soaking tub with mtn view and shower with seat. NEW outdoor Nordic Spa with views! Can be rented with listing 361075 (2BR, 2BA house) for groups at 10% discount


New Secluded Meditation Hut: We have a small meditation hut which is a short walk down flagstone stairs to a private wooded setting with a deck and 8' x 8' room with glass doors for meditating, writing, and relaxing. This is an added amenity for those interested in a quiet get-away space for contemplation and a true retreat on the property. Inquire for additional details.

Nearby Taos Rio house available also: We have just completed a new smaller guest house, the Taos Rio Eco Dwelling, just 1/4 mile down the canyon on the Taos de Fernando River. This 2BR, 2BA house sleeps 4 and can be rented separately or in combination with the 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' house. Check out listing 361075. The rental rate is lower on this property.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Pets Considered:

                Pets (dogs) allowed upon approval and payment of $10/ night pet fee....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years unless accompanied by adult...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Main floor...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                Upstairs...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Upstairs...moreless

              • Upstairs MBR with King Bed and second large BR with 2 Twin beds share large bath with Oversize 6' soaking tub with spectacular view, Mr. Steam shower. Main floor Queen bed in BR with courtyard access and adjoining 3/4 bath with oversize shower. Those needing more bedrooms can book concurrently with 2BR new River house located just 1/4 mile away- listing #361075...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                6' soaking tub...moreless

              • Oversize tub has panoramic view of mountains. Relaxing shower with seat separate. Single vanity sink. Main floor bath has large shower. New outdoor Nordic Retreat Hot Tub just installed with privacy fence and view of mountains to the north....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Attractions: hiking (3 mile hiking trail directly behind house up Rancho Canyon in an old growth National forest), mountain biking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, fishing, shopping, bird watching, golfing, chamber music concerts, stargazing, rock climbing, sledding, hunting, hot air ballooning, museums, great music night life, gallery viewing in a city renowned for it's arts, terrific restaurants, cinema, ruins, Historic Taos Pueblo & it's seasonal celebrations, spiritual places to visit: kivas, moradas, zendos, monasteries, etc. Explore the historic old Taos charm of the plaza, and discover the Taos “mystique” which has inspired artists, writers, and visitors for hundreds of years. Culturally fascinating, every guest to Taos will feel blessed by it's open hospitality!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Live Theater
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Mountain View

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        cozy banco seating by corner window with view of forest...moreless

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                            Rowing machine and exercise bicycle...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Qwest High Speed Wireless...moreless

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Broadband Access:

                            Qwest High Speed Wireless...moreless

                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Telephone:

                            Unlimited national long distance....moreless

                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Unlimited national long distance....moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            Gas FP in Great Room, Master BR and 2nd Master BR...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Grill
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Stove
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen:

                                Gourmet island kitchen with gas range, micro, dishwasher, stainless appliances, granite & stone tops, water filter, cooking utensils, dishes, spices ready for your cooking!...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Deck or courtyard off of all bedrooms, all have views of forest and mountains...moreless

                              • Large Cooler
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Spa Whirlpool
                              • Hot Tub:

                                New in 2011 Nordic Retreat outdoor spa ...moreless

                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer 2014
                              May 24 - Sep 2, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $250 $275
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,650

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Fall 2014
                              Sep 3 - Nov 22, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $200 $225
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Thanksgiving 2014
                              Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              $275 $300
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,650

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Late Fall 2014
                              Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $175 $175
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,050

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Christmas 2014
                              Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              $350 $375
                              Fri, Sat
                              $2,100

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Winter/ Spring 2015
                              Jan 4 - May 22, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $200 $225
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Summer 2015
                              May 23 - Sep 7, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              $250 $275
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,650

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay
                              $200 $225
                              Fri, Sat
                              $1,200

                              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning Fee $75
                              • Pet Fee $50
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                              Rate based on occupancy of 4 adults. For 5th & 6th adult or child over 12 add $25 /person/ night. (Max 6)

                              Well trained pets (dogs) considered for a $10/ night pet fee or $50.00 minimum

                              Can be rented in combination with listing 361075: 2BR, 2BA, 900 s.f. house that sleeps 4 just 1/4 mile away for 10% discount on both properties.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                              Location

                              Car: Necessary

                              Located a short 3 miles up on the sunny side of beautiful Taos Canyon, just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Backs up to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest (old growth forest) with many hiking trails nearby. Located approx. 40 min. from Taos Ski Valley, approx. 25 min. to Angel Fire Ski Area. Historic Taos Pueblo just 15 minutes away, in Taos over 85 art galleries and 5 museums and great local restaurants featuring gourmet and native New Mexico cuisine.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2000

                              About the owner: My wife and I are lovers of the southwest and Taos area and found a property to build a custom home in 2000. Our family designed and built the house using local materials and techniques to the delight of many guests who have enjoyed the peaceful surroundings at the place we call the Retreat at Rancho Canyon.

                              Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                              Just outside Taos, but next to 100,000 acres of Carson National forest with great views, this property and area was love at first sight.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              A great passive solar location with privacy, views, it has it all. We have added on to the house and provided new features which make it a true Retreat property!


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                              • 3BR Two Story custom house next to Carson Nat'l Forest

                                3BR Two Story custom house next to Carson Nat'l Forest

                              • Great Room with gas fp, flat screen TV, DVD, and comfy leather furniture

                                Great Room with gas fp, flat screen TV, DVD, and comfy leather furniture

                              • Back covered patio w/ large Gas grill and forest all around

                                Back covered patio w/ large Gas grill and forest all around

                              • MBR w/ King memory foam bed, kiva FP, Private deck

                                MBR w/ King memory foam bed, kiva FP, Private deck

                              • Upstairs BR w/ 2 twin memory foam beds, FP, deck

                                Upstairs BR w/ 2 twin memory foam beds, FP, deck

                              • A relaxing soak in the oversize tub with a view? Ot soak outside in new Hot Tub!

                                A relaxing soak in the oversize tub with a view? Ot soak outside in new Hot Tub!

                              • Dinner on the covered patio?

                                Dinner on the covered patio?

                              • Queen size bed in main floor BR off courtyard

                                Queen size bed in main floor BR off courtyard

                              • A deck with a view

                                A deck with a view

                              • 3BR 2 Bath House outside Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' in winter

                                3BR 2 Bath House outside Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' in winter

                              • Front living room view

                                Front living room view

                              • Enjoy a relaxing soak looking at the forest or starry sky at night

                                Enjoy a relaxing soak looking at the forest or starry sky at night

                              • Courtyard with pond, waterfall and forest view across the canyon

                                Courtyard with pond, waterfall and forest view across the canyon

                              • Kitchen/ Banco seat, log ceilings, heated floors

                                Kitchen/ Banco seat, log ceilings, heated floors

                              • Fire ring for conversation and roasting marshmallows!

                                Fire ring for conversation and roasting marshmallows!

                              • View up Rancho Canyon and National Forest off MBR deck

                                View up Rancho Canyon and National Forest off MBR deck

                              • Upstairs Bath w/ 6' Tub and separate tile shower with seat

                                Upstairs Bath w/ 6' Tub and separate tile shower with seat

                              • Loft with Club type Exercise Bike, & Water rower

                                Loft with Club type Exercise Bike, & Water rower

                              • A romantic evening by the fire under the stars

                                A romantic evening by the fire under the stars

                              • Grandpa Wayne's wagon wheel bench in the courtyard

                                Grandpa Wayne's wagon wheel bench in the courtyard

                              • All seasons are spectacular

                                All seasons are spectacular

                              • Kitchen nook with corner view windows and handmade furniture

                                Kitchen nook with corner view windows and handmade furniture

                              • Nordic Retreat Spa... ahhh!

                                Nordic Retreat Spa... ahhh!

                              • Meditation hut on the property for those who enjoy stillness and quiet

                                Meditation hut on the property for those who enjoy stillness and quiet

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                              Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014

                              $175 - $375 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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