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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos De Fernando River

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Living Room with FP TV recliners and river view

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Not available
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Newly built by architect/owner this 900 s.f. Eco dwelling made of weathering steel and stone lives large right on the Taos de Fernando river (stream), in a grove of 100 year old cottonwood and willow trees. Step out to the 12' x 20' stone paver deck and enjoy a relaxing soak in the new hot tub. Located just 3 miles from Taos, near hiking trails and ski areas, great restaurants, galleries and museums of Taos. The high 10' vaulted ceilings high windows let the sun and forest views in. Experience the latest in technology with 2 HDTVs, with Blu Ray DVD, wireless Internet and video, electric Zen fireplace, and warm radiant tile floors. Custom contemporary maple woodwork & cabinets built by the owner's son reflect the water theme with elegant inlay designs and are topped by black honed granite. Ideal for a get away for a couple or two, with a bedroom and bath at opposite ends of the house. If more beds are needed check out our listing 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.


Construction Details: Since the property is in a sensitive ecological area next to the Taos de Fernando River, water conservation and protection is of primary concern. Note; (river flow is seasonal as with many streams in the southwest). Every plumbing fixture is water efficient, from high end Toto dual flush toilets to sensor faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen. We keep track of water usage with our water meter and have saved 1000's of gallons of water. We averaged with help of our guests just 33 gallons/day indoor water use vs. a national average of 94 gallons/day/person* (American Water Works Assoc.)

The house is green built with zero VOC paints and materials, energy efficient insulation, appliances and heating system. The house is tiled throughout with in the latest in floor electric heat, which is energy efficient and comfortable. Objects in the rooms are heated and your are comfortable with the heat set at a lower temperature. We also recycle all our trash in special recycling bins.

Location details: Located just 3 miles from Taos, NM. Great restaurants, more than 75 art galleries, 4 museums, Taos Pueblo, numerous shops, great live music and arts programs. Great skiing is just 35-40 minutes away. Hiking trails nearby in Carson National Forest with pinion pine forests. River rafting, fishing, and mountain biking in the late spring and summer months. !

Nearby large guest house also available: If more beds and a larger house is needed check out our listing 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.f. This can be rented in combination with the Rio house to accommodate larger groups and family reunions.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Inquire about dogs- pet fee required...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • King size platform bed with comfortable memory foam mattress and down duvet comforter in MBR. Queen size platform (Murphy- pull down bed) in studio BR...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Washer Dryer incl....moreless

  • Stack full size washer dryer in 2nd bath

Other Amenities

  • High definition TV in Living Room and Master BR, with Blu Ray DVD in living room, DVD in MBR, high definition cable TV with Dish Network, music channels, Qwest high speed wireless internet, and free long distance calling....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Sirius music channels...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Dish Network- 42" Flat Screen in Great Room, 32" Flat Screen in MBR, DVDs incl.Blu Ray DVD in GR Rm ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Water view when stream is flowing...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Next to seasonal Taos de Fernando river (stream)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free National Long Distance...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Latest Contemporary color changing LED Electric FP with river rocks...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Qwest High speed internet with secure wireless network...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Custom birch cabinetry with granite counters and river view...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    12' x 20' stone deck next to river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New Hot Spot spa with 3 bucket seats and moto massagers outdoors next to deck and river...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/ Spring 2015
Jan 4 - May 22, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2015
May 23 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2015
Sep 8 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall 2015
Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$130 $140
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rate is based on double occupancy. For each additional adult or child over 12 add $15 /person/ night. **Four persons maximum.**

Well trained dogs allowed $10/ night pet fee- $50.00 minimum

Can be rented in combination with listing 209546: 3BR, 2BA, 2000 s.f. house that sleeps 6 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: 05/04/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Located a short 2.75 miles up beautiful Taos Canyon (Hwy 64- Enchanted Circle), just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Built next to the Taos de Fernando River (seasonal river) and Carson National 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.

Can be rented in combination with listing 209546 located 1/4 mile away for larger groups.

Ski: This Eco Dwelling is located midway between Taos Ski Valley (just 35-40 min. away to the north and west) and Angel Fire Ski area (just 25-30 minutes to the east).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My wife and I have enjoyed Taos for much of our 41 years of marriage. We built a home in Taos in 2000 and now have completed another creative collaboration- a new 2BR vacation rental house on the Taos de Fernando river and love to share it with others.

Why the Owner Chose Taos:
We chose to design and build our second house in Taos because we love the area so much- the natural beauty of the forest, river and high desert environment, and history, art and food of Taos. We enjoy creating inviting and comfortable living spaces that take advantage of the exceptional natural surroundings of the area.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living Room with FP TV recliners and river view

    Living Room with FP TV recliners and river view

  • Desk area with a view and wifi

    Desk area with a view and wifi

  • Kitchen with black granite counters and custom birch wave cabinets

    Kitchen with black granite counters and custom birch wave cabinets

  • Master BR with King custom bed with memory foam mattress & view of river

    Master BR with King custom bed with memory foam mattress & view of river

  • Master Bath with granite top, large tile shower

    Master Bath with granite top, large tile shower

  • 2nd Bedroom Queen bed in Murphy with memory foam

    2nd Bedroom Queen bed in Murphy with memory foam

  • Taos Rio Eco Dwelling, weathering steel and stone exterior, pond with waterfall

    Taos Rio Eco Dwelling, weathering steel and stone exterior, pond with waterfall

  • 100' tall cottonwoods

    100' tall cottonwoods

  • New Hotspot spa with motomassagers next to deck by the river

    New Hotspot spa with motomassagers next to deck by the river

  • Winter at the Rio house-
Let's go skiing!

    Winter at the Rio house- Let's go skiing!

  • Peak river flow early May 2010, seasonal high level tapers off late summer

    Peak river flow early May 2010, seasonal high level tapers off late summer

  • View from Rio Grande Gorge bridge
courtesy Julia Timmer Photography

    View from Rio Grande Gorge bridge courtesy Julia Timmer Photography

  • Spacious open plan with a place for everything

    Spacious open plan with a place for everything

  • 10' spruce ceilings and warm tile floors thruout

    10' spruce ceilings and warm tile floors thruout

  • another view of the Kitchen/ Dining area

    another view of the Kitchen/ Dining area

  • MBR with DVD and Dish network TV, custom walnut and birch cabs

    MBR with DVD and Dish network TV, custom walnut and birch cabs

  • Desk with a view in the studio/bedroom 2

    Desk with a view in the studio/bedroom 2

  • Queen Murphy bed in studio/ BR

    Queen Murphy bed in studio/ BR

  • Large outdoor stone deck living area with new HotSpot spa by the river

    Large outdoor stone deck living area with new HotSpot spa by the river

  • Dining on the stone deck

    Dining on the stone deck

  • Serenity by the river May 2011- note stream flow will vary

    Serenity by the river May 2011- note stream flow will vary

  • Taos river and forest beyond winter 2010

    Taos river and forest beyond winter 2010

  • Great hiking trails nearby down Taos Canyon-
South Boundary Trail

    Great hiking trails nearby down Taos Canyon- South Boundary Trail

  • Close up of pond and waterfall

    Close up of pond and waterfall

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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