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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: 07/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years unless accompanied by adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets (dogs) allowed upon approval and payment of $50 pet fee....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • 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 with Kiva gas FP and second large BR with 2 Twin beds and gas FP share large bath with Oversize 6' soaking tub with spectacular view, separate shower with seat. 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

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Qwest High Speed Wireless...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Rowing machine and exercise bicycle...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Unlimited national long distance....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor radiant hydronic heating- very comfortable heating with no fans, blowers, dust, etc....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Dish Network cable TV, surround sound, 42' flat screen TV, gas fireplace...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for 2-3 cars maximum...moreless

  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Unlimited national long distance....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Qwest High Speed Wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, most condiments, tea, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    Great local public/private golf course...moreless

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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New in 2011 Nordic Retreat outdoor spa ...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 23 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,650

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

Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,200

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

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
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 2015
Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat
$1,050

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

Christmas 2015
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2016
3 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, 2016
3 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,350

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 $100
  • 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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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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • And, oh, did we mention the stars at night?

    And, oh, did we mention the stars at night?

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/03/2015
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