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Casita Del Prado: Sw Architecture Meets Mid-Century/Modern Furnishings

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taos townhome description

Attention to detail has been given to every aspect of Casita del Prado. This private townhouse, which offers expansive mountain and valley views, has just been extensively remodeled. When our family travels, we enjoy having the privacy and space of a vacation rental home, but we also appreciate the nicer amenities offered in hotels. Casita del Prado provides both!

Each bedroom, located upstairs, has a new bed and mattress. The king bed has a Blue Mist 12 inch PureGel mattress, and the queen bed has a 16 inch Sealy firm pillow top mattress. Both are complemented by 800-thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Luxurious Hotel Collection towels are provided for both bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with the newest appliances, cookware, utensils, and silverware. Make dinner in the crock-pot while you are on the slopes, and come home and enjoy it by a cozy fire. Or, grill steaks on the back courtyard where you can watch the sun set.

From the time that we saw the property, we loved the “bones” of Casita del Prado: the classic vigas, bancos, the kiva fireplace, the walled courtyard, nine-foot ceilings and stucco walls, and the beautiful solid wood doors all lend Southwestern charm.

However, as you can see in the photographs, we did not choose to furnish Casita del Prado with traditional Southwest furniture. We are huge fans of Mid-Century and Modern furnishings and we wanted to do something completely unexpected. We wanted sleek, clean lines to contrast the warm Southwest architecture.

Our favorite time at the casita is nighttime. The soft indirect lighting with a cozy fire is warm and inviting. It is great to walk outside, look up, and see every star in the sky. We really liked the idea of being outside of the Plaza, where we previously owned a place. Casita del Prado is 6 miles outside of The Historic Taos Plaza and 12 miles from the Ski Valley. This location provides wide-open views, sunrises and sunsets, and a sense of privacy and tranquility.

Each unit is off set to provide additional privacy.
Both bedrooms, as well as the living room, have 32” LCD TVs with DVD players and DIRECTV. There is also an Xbox and a Wii, each with many games. WiFi is provided complimentary for any electronic devices.
Whether you are in Taos to soak up the sunshine or enjoy the Taos Ski Valley, Casita del Prado will be a perfect complement to your trip. For our family this is not just a vacation rental… It’s our second home! We invite you to enjoy!

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1373 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Two very nice self-inflatable twin size beds are provided for extra adults or children (Linens, as well). There is room in the living room or bedrooms to accommodate them....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs are welcome, preferably with crates....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have new beds with new mattresses. The king bed has a Blue Mist 12 inch PureGel mattress, and the queen bed has a Sealy (firm with pillow-top) 16 inch mattress. The linens are 800-thread count Egyptian cotton. An Xbox and a Wii are located in the master, but it may be moved to any other TV. There is a 32” LCD TV and DVD player in the master, as well as the guest room. There is a reading nook in the master with couch and large window with expansive mountain views. There is also a slider for even more light and cool night breezes. The second bedroom has a large slider and a balcony that overlooks the courtyard. Both bedrooms have iPod charging/docking stations/alarm clocks....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    The washer & dryer are located in this downstairs bath. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Unique design allows for more privacy....moreless

  • The large upstairs bathroom is unique. Within a larger vanity area, there are two additional doors. One opens into a private toilet room and the other into a private tub/shower room, making it possible for three people to use the facilities at once with privacy. Both bathrooms have new modern lighting fixtures and hardware. Plush Hotel Collection towels are provided. The downstairs ¾ bathroom has a full size stackable washer and dryer, with laundry soap provided. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Each TV has a DVD player...moreless

  • Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Casita del Prado is situated in the middle of a beautiful valley. The property is surrounded by mountains with unobstructed views of sunsets and summer thunderstorms rolling in....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area has built-in bancos (concrete/adobe “benches”) between the living room and kitchen. This is one of the unique architectural features in the casita. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Complimentary Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 covered spot with additional uncovered...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart with gold reusable filter...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Attractive dishware and flatware. Wine and martini glasses....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kenmore stainless...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is nicely equipped with a blender, 4-slice toaster, Crock-Pot, Calphalon cookware, Corning ware, beautiful flatware, and all of the accessories for preparing a full meal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water in the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas top stove, smaller wall oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Private low walled courtyard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Kenmore grill with searing burner...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Low Season
Apr 1 - Jun 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please Contact Wendy Rozzell for Reservation Details and Property Management


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Location

81 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
2.6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pizanos and Orlando's
Taos
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 150 and State Highway 64
2.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pizanos
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Recommended

To be sure, the art galleries, museums and old town of Taos, New Mexico are well worth your time.

Taos abounds in fine art, ancient native America, 400-year old Hispanic culture, a lively music scene, great food and a slew of lively bars.

But for those with a slightly adventurous side who love to be outside the best kept secret about Taos is the one you can’t miss but may never consider –

The land that cradles this small mountain town…

Top 5 Best Kept Secrets About Taos, New Mexico

1. The Rio Grande Gorge -

One of the wildest places in all of the Southwestern United States can be found in Taos County. At the New Mexico state line, the river is 200 feet down, the gorge 150 feet across. A bit further south, just west of the village of Questa, where Big Arsenic Spring bubbles from the rock and pinyon jays heap in the winter, the river is a glinting green ribbon eight hundred feet down.

At John Dunn Bridge the river enters The Box, an 18-mile stretch of 900 foot cliffs, famous among rafters and kayakers. This is also one of the great migratory bird routes in the world.

Eagles, falcons and hawks make the basalt walls of the Gorge their nesting homes. Ospreys, scaups, hummingbirds, herons, avocets, merlins and willits all traverse the Gorge. Numerous hiking trails lead into the gorge, the Cebolla Mesa Trail and La Junta trail being the best in my humble opinion. Ancient petroglyphs, hidden hot springs and outstanding fishing opportunities abound. If you’re lucky, you just might catch a glymps of the recently re-introduced river otter.

2. Gold Hill -

This 11-mile hike into the heart of the Colombine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area takes you to one of the highest peaks in northern New Mexico. You’ll gain over 3000 feet in elevation on this hike – and every inch is worth it. Head up the non-technical Bull-of-the-Woods trail through the dappled sunlight of ponderosa pine stands and into the flowered meadows just above tree-line.

The view is stupendous. Watch out for summer thunderstorms and be sure to be back below tree-line by noon. After this stunner you’ll feel you earned every bite of that green-chile burrito served up for dinner.

3. Fishing -

The Rio Grande, the Arroyo Hondo, the Red River, the Cimarron, Eagle Nest Lake….the list goes on. The Taos region is, perhaps, not as famous as it should be for the outstanding fishing opportunities.

For both fly-fishermen and bait fishermen, the hundreds of miles of streams, rivers and lakes around Taos is a paradise. Any of the numerous fly shops in Taos can set you on the right path with expert advice and guided fishing tours. A lot of this great fishing is so secret you’ll have whole stretches of river all to yourself.

4. Valle Vidal -

The 100,000-acre mountain playground of the Valle Vidal is home to some 2,000 elk – the largest herd in the state – bears, deer, coyotes and amazing bird-life. This “Valley of Life” sits in a high mountain basin of the Carson National Forest, about two hours north of Taos. Elevations here range from the 8,000 foot grasslands to more than 12,000 feet on Little Costilla Peak.

The Valle’s massive open meadows dotted with ponderosa pine, radiant groves of aspen and streams lined with cottonwoods. When you include the nation’s largest stand of bristlecone pines and streams sheltering rare Rio Grande cutthroat trout you understand why the Valle Vidal is an outdoor paradise not to be missed.

5. Ute Mountain -

Perhaps the crown jewel of the Taos area is Ute Mountain. Not for the faint-of-heart (or body for that matter) this 10,093 foot high volcanic cone rises nearly 3,000 feet above the surrounding plain. Ute is something you can’t miss.

Located about ten miles west of the village of Costilla and about 30 miles north of Taos, the steep slopes of Ute are covered in pinyon pine at the base, as well as pockets of ponderosa, aspen, white pine and Douglas Fir in the higher elevations.

From grassy meadows of blue grama, western wheatgrass and Indian ricegrass where the trees thin, the Rio Grande Gorge below is a jagged, inky slash dividing Ute from its sister cones to the west.

Snow-capped Blanca rises to the north, just across the state line. The whole Sangre de Cristo range falls to the east, terminating, view-wise, at Wheeler Peak.

Source: Jim O'Donnell, Travel Writer & Photographer, originally from southern Colorado who travels all over the world.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why Taos:
We actually bought Casita del Prado “sight unseen”, other than pictures. It was an easy decision for several reasons: generous square footage, privacy, unobstructed views, location, and mostly, the traditional Southwest architecture that is often cost-prohibitive in newer construction. The classic vigas, bancos, the kiva fireplace, the walled courtyard, nine-foot ceilings and stucco walls, and the beautiful solid wood doors all lend Southwestern charm. However, as you can see in the photographs, we did not choose to furnish Casita del Prado with traditional Southwest furniture. We are huge fans of Mid-Century and Modern furnishings and we wanted to do something completely unexpected. We wanted sleek, clean lines to contrast the warm Southwest architecture. Our favorite time at the casita is nighttime. The soft indirect lighting with a cozy fire is warm and inviting. It is great to walk outside, look up, and see every star in the sky. We really liked the idea of being outside of the Plaza, where we previously owned a place. Casita del Prado is 6 miles outside of The Historic Taos Plaza and 12 miles from the Ski Valley. This location provides wide-open views, sunrises and sunsets, and a sense of privacy and tranquility. I hope that you will enjoy our home away from home as much as we do.


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Photos

  • Dining area with built in bancos

    Dining area with built in bancos

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Reading nook in Queen bedroom

    Reading nook in Queen bedroom

  • Two auto-inflating twin size beds are in the Queen bedroom closet

    Two auto-inflating twin size beds are in the Queen bedroom closet

  • View from King bedroom balcony

    View from King bedroom balcony

  • Downstairs bath

    Downstairs bath

  • Evening with mood lighting

    Evening with mood lighting

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • Front of compound

    Front of compound

  • Queen bedroom sitting area

    Queen bedroom sitting area

  • View from Queen bedroom - Covered parking space can also be seen in photo.

    View from Queen bedroom - Covered parking space can also be seen in photo.

  • King bedroom

    King bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Looking down to courtyard from balcony

    Looking down to courtyard from balcony

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Looking in to Kitchen

    Looking in to Kitchen

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    .

  • Sunset from courtyard

    Sunset from courtyard

  • The Gorge Bridge is 7 miles from the Casita.

    The Gorge Bridge is 7 miles from the Casita.

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