Stella Luna - in the Lap of Taos Mountain!
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- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Taos house description
Nestled at the foot of Taos Mountain off the Valdez Rim Road, Stella Luna, our 1500 square foot, two bedroom, two bath home sits on a quiet lane. It's just 15 mins from the slopes of Taos Ski Valley, 15 mins from the Town of Taos & Taos Plaza, and 5 mins from the charming village of Arroyo Seco. Extraordinary views in all directions, high ceilings throughout, large windows, and a floor plan that offers both open space and privacy come together to create a home that graciously welcomes you back after a day of skiing, sightseeing, or shopping. In fact, if you're like us, you might never want to leave Stella Luna at all!
Our lovely home offers a spacious, master suite with a King bed, attached office/nursery, TV/DVD, a Jacuzzi bath, and walk-in closet & dressing area. The second bedroom, conveniently separated from the master by the common living space, comes with a queen bed & double futon, TV/DVD, and an amazing view of Taos Mtn. While the house can comfortably sleep four adults, it can easily accommodate two more on the sleeper sofa in the living room.
A cozy fire in the kiva fireplace will warm your bones while you dine or relax in the comfortable living area. Being travelers, cooks, and foodies ourselves, Stella Luna provides you with a well-equipped kitchen and a home tastefully decorated with furnishings, art and objects from near and far. A selection of movies, books, and games will help you unwind from your life in the real world. To soothe those aching limbs and enjoy our spectacular New Mexico skies, there's a hot tub on the back deck; from the SW facing portal you get views of the Truchas, El Pedernal (a leitmotif of Georgia O'Keeffe), sunsets, and the neighbor’s grazing cows.
We love children and they're welcome at Stella Luna. We'll work with you to provide you the amenities you need.
- 1500 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player:
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Ski & Snowboard
- Lawn / Garden
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Fly Fishing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Whitewater Rafting
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Autumn Foliage
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Fantastic Get Away!
Fantastic Get Away!
I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Arroyo Seco area of Taos and Ski Valley during November when the Aspens were in full color (yellow-gold). Our stay at Stella Luna was exceptional. The owner, Sanjay really knows how to provide all the comforts of home in this vacation rental. There is a 360 degree view of the entire valley and the stars are spectacular at nite because of the romote location. We heard the sounds of the coyotes during the night and were able to take a scenic drive during the day to the top of the mountain at Ski Valley )only a 15 minute drive from the house. Tim's Stray Dog Cantina is a great place to have lunch and eat outdoors on the deck to appreciate the view of the mountains. After hiking and sightseeing, we returned to our vacation home and were able to enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi and take in the views! We relaxed by the Kiva fireplace and had plenty of firewood to stoke the fire all night. We enjoyed the great selection of DVD's and an excellent bottle of Australian Cabernet Savignon compliments of the owner, Sanjay! Can't wait to book my next trip to Stella Luna!
- Guest pookie (Mill Valley, California)
- Date of stay 11/01/07
- Review Submitted 10/24/07
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Stella Luna for 9 nights . It is a great place , with an outstanding location . You are 10 to 15 minutes from the center , of the cool town , of Taos . A beautiful 25 minute drive through the mountains gets you to Taos Ski Valley . The spa is great with a nice view of the mountains .The place looks like the pictures in the ad . We are going back .
- Guest Retired teacher (Kalamazoo , MI)
- Date of stay 10/04/13
- Review Submitted 10/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Peace and Beauty Seekers' Paradise
Peace and Beauty Seekers' Paradise
Stella Luna is very comfortable, quiet and tastefully decorated. 360 degree views of mountains. Plush beds and bathes were much enjoyed after long days of sightseeing. Added touches like Evelyne and Crabtree toiletries, plush robes and towels, fresh flowers, fresh fruit, and a nice bottle of wine were beyond our expectations. I've stayed in many houses in the Taos area over the years, but none with these amenities. Sanjay called upon our arrival and welcomed us to call at any time if so needed. I will stay here again--soon I hope. Great house for a family, two couples, or singles.
- Guest Ann R.
- Date of stay 10/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
The listing description is accurate, the photos accurately reflect the appearance and amenities, the property is clean and well-maintained, the kitchen is fully equipped for daily and special meal preparation, the flowers around the house at this time of year were beautiful, Sanjay was very helpful in introducing us to the place and the area, and Taos and the surrounding area provide a beautiful and relaxing vacation at this time of the year. Our 2 week stay was the most relaxing and comfortable of any of our past vacations. We have no hesitation in recommending Stella Luna to friends and family.
- Guest Clifton S.
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
This is a beautiful home with everything that you could possibly need for your stay. We were met by Sanjay with flowers, wine and a fruit basket! Very gracious host who made us feel very welcome. The only thing that I would like to see changed is the beds. They are not very comfortable. That would be my only complaint.
- Guest Ginger M.
- Date of stay 08/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.
We enjoyed our days at Stella Luna. It was wonderful having a whole house with a hot tub. Sanjay left us a bottle of wine, fresh fruit, some chips and fresh salsa. Yum! Fresh flowers too! We will be sure to recommend Stella Luna to anyone that is planning a trip to Taos.
- Guest Mike and Teresa (Seattle)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+.
Stella Luna was exactly as promised. Sanjay was most accommodating and an extremely thoughtful host. The stocking of breakfast items was most appreciated and made us feel quite comfortable on our first morning. We would recommend this property to others and hope to return on a repeat visit to Taos.
- Guest Courtney (Atlanta, GA. USA)
- Date of stay 04/22/12
- Review Submitted 05/21/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
THis property and i it's owners were just perfect. THey had fresh fruit, flowers, milk, eggs bread and wine waiting . We were there with 3 small children, their parents and myself (grandma) for skiing and it was the perfect location. We cooked all our meals there in the great kitchen, had amazing views and never even went to town. THe house was warm (radiant heat) and a great fire place that didn't draw heat out of the house. I hope to stay there again or at another one of their properties in Taos. If had one request it would be softer beds for an older person like myself , but they were fine overall. Thank you so much, Sanjay.
- Guest grammy (Albuq, NM)
- Date of stay 01/27/12
- Review Submitted 02/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
After 14 hours, 3 flights and a 3.5 hr drive from Colorado Springs (cheaper to fly in there) we finally arrived at Stella Luna. The drive down from the airport was easy and we saw the most spectacular sunset ever (even after many years of living in an visiting CO.) Our daughter and fiance arrived earlier and had a fantastic dinner waiting for us! Definitely worth the travel to get there. The house was nicer than expected (pictures didnt' do it justice.) At first we thought we might want to be in Taos proper but we all agreed after going to Taos that being off the beaten path and near Arroyo Seco was the better choice. The house was much more spacious than shown. I loved the high ceilings, views out every window, coyotes yelping at night etc. Sanjay left a fabulous welcome basket of wine, fruit and salsa to get us started which was greatly appreciated. The house was clean and well equiped so you really didn't need anything. If I had one thing to complain about it would be the towels could have been softer! Maybe some fabric softener for the laundry but that's it. The location offered Downhill (which our grown kids did) X-Cty skiing at Red River, hiking at Wild Rivers Rec Area, Questa down to the Rio Grande and good New Mexican food at Orlandos. My husband and I decided we want an adobe home in NM or southern CO! This is the place for outdoor activities not for someone looking to walk the streets and shop. Thanks again for an enjoyable vacation!
- Guest Pat D.
- Date of stay 12/28/11
- Review Submitted 01/04/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.
A Great Time With Best Friends
A Great Time With Best Friends
We could not have found a more perfect place to spend our Fall Vacation with our best friends. The house was designed to accommodate two couples. Sonjay was most generous with supplies of food to get us started. We loved our visits to the small town of Arroyo Seco. Thank you for the use of a wonderful house. Maybe again next year.
- Guest Judy M.
- Date of stay 10/08/11
- Review Submitted 10/17/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 23 - Dec 21, 2013
1 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 6
6 night min stay
|Ski Season Pt 2
Jan 7 - Apr 6
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Please note that our rates are based on occupancy by 4 adults. For additional adults we charge a fee of $15 per day per adult (yes even if they are adult children). For stays of 2 nights we charge $275/night.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Albuquerque, NM at 150 Miles
- Nearest Train: Lamy, NM at 80 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: NM 230 & Rim Road at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Valdez--Mountain View Bar -- Sabroso's or Abe's at 4 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Taos Ski Valley at 9 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Taos Country Club at 20 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Aceq or Taos Cow or Sabroso at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
Why the Owner Chose Taos:
This is a home in the country, with breathtaking views, quiet, proximity to Arroyo Seco Village and Taos Ski Valley
- Primary: (575) 779-1021 (New Mexico, USA)
- Secondary: (575) 758-7511 (New Mexico, USA)
Second Bedroom w/ Queen bed + Double-Futon Couch/Bed
Master Bath & Dressing Room + Walk-in closet
Taos Mountain in winter
Stella Luna - the house at the end the rainbow
Over the Rim: the Valdez Valley
Master Bedroom & Sitting area (king bed) - not shown: Office & Dressing Area
Winter view from the Hot Tub towards Taos Ski Valley
Kitchen w/ seating at the counter
Living Room w/ Kiva fireplace
Taos Mountain in summer
Autumn View of Taos Mountain from Town
Humming at the alfalfa
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Date last modified - Thursday, October 31, 2013
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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