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Alpaca Ranch Guest House at Winter's Hope

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Summer has arrived. We are getting a few small rains here and there. Violas are beginning to bloom. The alpacas have been shorn, all signs of summer.

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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Keywords: Guest House, Casita, Alpaca Ranch

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 2 people


              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Stove
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • We have alpacas for your enjoyment


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


                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View


                          • Churches
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hospital
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Tennis
                          • Rafting
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Festivals
                          • Library
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Sledding
                          • Shopping
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Fly Fishing


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                          • Taxes Not included


                          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: 08/28/2014
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                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Taos Ski Valley

                          Car: Necessary


                          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

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Friday, August 01, 2014

                          $65 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 1 nights
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