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Alpaca Ranch Guest House at Winter's Hope

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Last updated: 01/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
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The winter chill is in the air. The alpacas are sporting their cover coats to keep their fleece clean.

Our philosophy at Winter’s Hope is a holistic approach to all; utilizing organic practices, we use no pesticides, nor chemicals and only , “green” cleaners. We love the feel and smell of line dried, organic sheets and when weather permits we share that with our guests. For safety as well as heath reasons, we do not allow smoking anywhere on the property.

If you’re looking for a place to calm your soul and feed your spirit, please consider our guest house. Sleep in and watch the sun come up over the mountain. Take some time in a rocker to read a book, or just look at the incredible mountain views. We also have board games and a DVD collection. We can arrange for you to just sit a spell with the alpacas and the Great Pyrenees. They have wonderful energy. If you’ve always wanted to try spinning, we can arrange for that. It is a pleasant way to end your day in the Enchanted Circle.

There is a king size bed, complete with a fluffy comforter for chilly mountain nights. We have an efficiency kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot utensils and kitchen linens.

We are located between Taos Ski Valley and the town of Taos. It is well worth the trip here for the smell of pinion, being nestled in the woods, and hearing the wind through the pines. Enjoying a slower pace may be a welcome change from the high energy and traffic of Taos. We are conveniently located near hiking, biking, down hill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, in-season fishing and all of the amenities of Taos.

As with most places in our mountains, for winter travel, 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicles are needed.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check out time is 11:00 a.m. unless other arrangements are made and confirmed.

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • We have alpacas for your enjoyment


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television
                  • Video Library


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 2 people


                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove


                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa


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                      1 night min stay

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                      • Tax Rate 7.125%


                      Holidays: 50% due when reservation is made. Remainder due 30 days before check-in. Holiday cancellation: before 61 days of schedule arrival: 90% of total is refunded. 60 days or less no refund, unless the guest house is re rented, in which case the total amount, less a 10% processing fee is refunded by check.

                      50% of total amount due when reservation is made and the remainder at check. Cancellation before 31 days of check in: total amount paid will be refunded by check, less a $25 processing fee. Cancellation occurring within 30 days of check in: 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded.

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                      Last updated: 01/22/2015
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Owners Tj and Rock moved to Taos in 2007 because of a love of the southwest and for Rock's job as an Episcopal priest. Tj has worked with animals for years. Before moving here we were mushers (dog-sledders) and brought our retired team of Alaskan Malamutes with us. In 2009 we acquired 6 male alpacas and have expanded to six; Popeye, Alfalfa, Lightening, Cezanne, Sven and Yuri and 3 Great Pyrenees, Nieve, Wheeler, and Jasmine who watch over them. Although Popeye is available for herdsire services our focus is on their soft luxurious fiber which TJ spins, knits and weaves. In addition to the pyrs, pacas, and mals, we have 5 cats.

                      Why the Owner Chose Taos:
                      We were fortunate to find a lovely home on a wonderful 4 acres of pine and cedar that included a freshly finished guest house. We are very pleased to offer affordable accommodations for visitors to this wonderful part of the world.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Most special is spending time with and getting to know the alpacas. These unique creatures, with great personalities after you get to know them, hum as their form of communication. Guests can arrange to sit with them among the trees and feed them their favorite treats. We are very close to the winter and summer activities at the top of a scenic road that takes you up to the Taos Ski Valley. There are beautiful hiking trails within walking distance of the guesthouse including a trail that leads you onto the historic DH Lawrence Ranch.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • View from Guest House

                        View from Guest House

                      • Getting to know all about you

                        Getting to know all about you

                      • King size bed

                        King size bed

                      • Special sunrise at Winter's Hope

                        Special sunrise at Winter's Hope

                      • Lightning, Alfalfa, &  Popeye

                        Lightning, Alfalfa, & Popeye

                      • Wheeler is our hero

                        Wheeler is our hero

                      • Winter morning before the day begins

                        Winter morning before the day begins

                      • Kitchenette:  Microwave, hot plate, refrigerator

                        Kitchenette: Microwave, hot plate, refrigerator

                      • Guest house entry

                        Guest house entry

                      • Blooming Roses from Mom

                        Blooming Roses from Mom

                      • Black Alpaca Shawl created here at Winter's Hope.

                        Black Alpaca Shawl created here at Winter's Hope.

                      • Bedroom


                      • Sitting Area

                        Sitting Area

                      • Sophie


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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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