The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Take yourself back in time when life was much simpler. Come and stay at a real working farm. The Tree House is located on a 13.5 acre private estate in the Beautiful Valdez Valley just 6 miles north of Taos.

The Tree House is a fairy-tale cottage, hand built by the owner, who is a Taos artist and metal sculptor and furnished with handmade furniture and antiques. There is peace and quite except for the rustling of the giant 200 year old cottonwoods and the rushing of the Rio Hondo River as it makes its' way to the Rio Grande. The Tree House has a balcony that over looks a 100 ft. pond with French geese and Mallard Ducks.

A short walking distance on the other side of the property is the working part of the farm, consisting of Alpacas, Ducks, Geese, Chickens and of course the gentle Great Pyrenees dogs that watch over all. You are welcome to feed the Alpacas, learn about their history and in early summer you might even see a cria (baby Alpaca) or you can walk to he top of the hill and watch the chickens.

There is lots of wildlife in the Valley and you might occasionally see a Bear, coyote, Deer, Fox or even an Elk on the property.

We are located half way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. About a 10 min drive in either direction.

Come stay with us and enjoy tranquility in the Land of Enchantment.

To rent this property please contact us by e-mail as there is usually not anyone available to answer the phone.
Contact us for availability.

Keywords: Tree House, Private Estate, Working Farm, Alpaca Farm, Vacation Rental, Guest House, Alpaca Farm Store


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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Approx. 8 miles to downtown Taos....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain view toward Taos Ski Valley and El Salto Mountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
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  • Tax Rate 7.313%

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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140 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuguerque, NM
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Arryo Seco
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Jim and Jun Greathouse moved from Southwest Kansas for the health benefits of the northern New Mexico climate. Both Jim and Jun are art lovers and this also gave Jim an opportunity to cultivate is art career. Jun also has an alternative medical practice specializing in homeopathy and nutrition.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
We purchased this property because of the beauty of Valdez Valley and the mountains. The closeness to the town of Taos and also to Taos Ski Valley.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
It is wonderful to sit on the Tree House balcony looking out over the 100 ft. pond watching the ducks and geese and listening to the sound of the river as it makes its' way to the Rio Grande.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Tree House in Summer

    Tree House in Summer

  • Dining and Kitchen Area

    Dining and Kitchen Area

  • Gardens and Sculpture

    Gardens and Sculpture

  • Gardens


  • Property in Winter

    Property in Winter

  • Alpaca Mom and Her Baby

    Alpaca Mom and Her Baby

  • Living Area

    Living Area

  • Bedroom


  • Property Gardens

    Property Gardens

  • Trout Pond and Geese

    Trout Pond and Geese

  • Great Pyrenees And The Alpacas

    Great Pyrenees And The Alpacas

  • Enterence to Property in Winter

    Enterence to Property in Winter

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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