Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

'Cool' Streamside Summers and 'Hot' Winter Skiing at Chalet Rio

You sent a message to this owner.

5 minutes from the ski area, private, easy access, stream side and hot tub

Calendar

Last updated: 11/10/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Taos Ski Valley chalet description

NOTE: Please review the calendar or contact the owner about available dates

OVERALL DESCRIPTION
With large decks (800 sq ft) overhanging the Rio Hondo, in a private heavily forested mountainside setting and with a stream-side Hot Tub, Chalet Rio (with easy winter access) is a short 5 minute drive to the Taos Ski Valley and about 20 minutes to the Taos village center.

Being the owners second home, the interior (about 1100 sq ft) is nicely, artfully and comfortably furnished to blend into the superb natural outside setting. With two bedrooms, one being a very large loft with 2 Queens, Chalet Rio comfortably sleeps six. The beds are very comfortable. It has a full kitchen, large living room, large dining area and 1.5 bathrooms, including washer and dryer. With hardwood floors (and area rugs), a 2 story high wood vaulted living room, and large picture windows on all sides to view the mountain sides, the stream, the bird feeders and the aspens and blue spruce trees, the retreat setting has been described by some of our guests as 'meditative and magical'. The multicolored mini lights on the large spruce next to the Hot Tub add to that feeling at night.

LIVING ROOM
The living room is large, has comfortable recliners and couches, a corner fireplace, a ceiling fan, a library of books, CDs and DVDs, Satilite TV and a stereo system. Sitting there, you can look right up the Rio Hondo, watch the birds on the feeder as well as squirrels and chipmonks. In winter, the view from the living room of winter birds, snowbanks, icecyles and the outdoor mini lighted tree can be extraordinary.

FULL KITCHEN
It is a large kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. It has all the dishes, stainless ware, and other kitchenware and gadgets of a home. We also provide sugar, flour and an assortment of spices

DINING AREA
Expandable wood table with chairs seating 6 persons

BEDROOMS
The upstairs bedroom is a very large loft. It has a Queen bed and a Queen Futon, but one with a comfortable spring mattress. There are two sets of drawers. The downstairs bedroom has a full closet and a Queen bed. During the summer, when the windows are open, you can hear the stream at night which most guests enjoy.

MASTER BATHROOM
Hardwood floors, tiled sink and counter, shower and commode

HALF BATH AND LAUNDRY
Pedestal sink, commode, washer and dryer with tiled floor
sink, commode, washer and dryer

ENTRY HALL and 'MUD ROOM'
The attractive main entrance is covered outdoor stairs then entering the Chalet through a carved wooden door into an entry hall with an seated area to remove boots and hang outerware

OUTSIDE
There is outside private parking for up to five vehicles right at the entry ways. From the main highway, our road is plowed in the winter, the access is level and our parking spots are only a couple hundred feet from the main road across a concrete bridge.


Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                half bath includes sink, washer and dryer...moreless

              • full bath includes shower, sink, toilet and generous counter space and cupboards...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                property is surrounded by the Wheeler Peak wilderness area on the south property line and the proposed Columbine - Hondo wilderness area on the north property line...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking Off Street:

                Up to 5 cars...moreless

              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Satilite Internet...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                full kitchen (refrigerator, sink, stove, oven and dishwasher) with all the utensils, pots, pans, dishes, wine glasses, microwave, steamer, electric frying pan, etc....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                4 burner gas with full oven...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Ski & Snowboard

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 2 traveler reviews
                      Loading...
                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter ski season
                      Dec 11 - Apr 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $195
                      $1,170

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Check or PayPal - half due upon booking and the remaining half due 30 days before arrival


                      Please wait... Travel with confidence

                      Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                       

                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/10/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      View Guide powered by:
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Taos, NM
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Taos Ski Valley
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Taos, NM
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Santa Fe
                      Taos Ski Valley
                      Nearest Motorway
                      State Road 150
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Taos Ski Valley
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Taos Ski Valley

                      Car: Necessary

                      Chalet Rio is located just 5 minutes drive from the Taos Ski Valley overlooking the Rio Hondo with several trail heads into wilderness areas an easy walk from the cabin. It has a private setting (no clothes necessary using the hot tub!), in the aspen and fir trees, large windows bring the outside views into the spacious Chalet, and setting the deck one looks down upon and up the clear mountain stream. Christmas lights are maintained on a large fir tree just outside the living room and by the hot tub.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Lane and Ann Kirkpatrick have lived around the USA, but having become familiar with New Mexico, we made a decision 21 years ago to become permanent residents here. We have our primary residence in Corrales, NM and always enjoy our escape and retreat to Chalet Rio alone or with our family and friends.

                      Why the Owner Chose Taos Ski Valley:
                      Lane and Ann Kirkpatrick bought this property initially because of the great skiing at the Taos Ski Valley and because of all the other exciting activites we saw going on in Taos. It wasn't long after purchasing the Chalet that we realized what a great place it also was in the other 3 seasons with hiking trails accessable right out our front door, beautiful wildflowers and a clear mountain stream in the summer and golden aspen leaves around the Chalet in the fall. AND WOW!.... to escape the Albuquerque heat in the summer has been a real blessing!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
                      Year round hot tub Solitude and privacy Stream side Decks look down on the Rio Hondo Dense forest and greenery Big picture windows everywhere Cozy fireplace Easy winter access Several trail heads into wilderness areas from the Chalet


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

                      Loading...
                      1 of 12
                       

                      Photos

                      • 5 minutes from the ski area, private, easy access, stream side and hot tub

                        5 minutes from the ski area, private, easy access, stream side and hot tub

                      • .

                        .

                      • .

                        .

                      • .

                        .

                      • .

                        .

                      • .

                        .

                      • .

                        .

                      • .

                        .

                      VRBO #430858

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, November 10, 2014

                      $195 - $250 per night (USD)
                      2

                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 11/10/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Get an instant quote
                      Owner
                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within a few days
                      • Response rate: 10%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/10/2014
                      Email owner

                      505-269-8846

                      Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Get it now

                      advertisement

                      Share this property via Email

                      'Cool' Streamside Summers and 'Hot' Winter Skiing at Chalet Rio

                      Taos Ski Valley #430858

                      2 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 6

                      You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                      Share this property via Email

                        Please correct the following errors and resend:
                      • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                      • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                      • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.