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Alto Salto, a 3300 square foot luxury custom adobe home, situated on 3.5 private acres backing to national forest in the prestigious El Salto area of Taos, is easily accessible between downtown and the ski valley. The home has stunning 360 degree views, crowned by magnificent mountains and colorful sunsets. There is world-class hiking out the back door! This is a wonderful home with every comfort for guests.
Taos is a unique vacation destination in the American Southwest, with fantastic restaurants, art galleries, museums, white water rafting and fly fishing on the Rio Grande, skiing, hiking and biking, and the Taos Pueblo with native culture and architecture to experience.
The owners use this house regularly, so it is extremely well maintained and comfortable, and continuous upgrades are made. There is a complimentary cleaning service at the end of your stay. You can make arrangements for additional housekeeping services during your stay for additional fees.
There is a separate family room for kids to play ping-pong, play games, watch movies and listen to music. Kids love exploring the woods and streams nearby the house. There are great hiking trials with a short drive; a 1/4 mile hike to a waterfall and a longer hike to a box canyon. Kids adore Taos Cow, and ice cream shop on a stream in the nearby village of Arroyo Seco, and swimming year round at Northside Recreation Center. ...moreless
There are two bedrooms on the main level. One has a queen bed and twin daybed, with doors opening onto the patio with hot tub. The second bedroom has lovely wooded views and a king bed. Upstairs, there is a 900 square foot master suite with wrap around porch, and a king bed with an enormous skylight where you can fall asleep under the stars. The master suite has a sunken jetted tub and steam shower, a seating area with fireplace and a large flat wide screen TV with DVD and cable. The home also has a queen sofa bed in the family room, a baby crib and a queen air mattress....moreless
The home has 1000 books, videos and games. There is stunning original art, luxury linens, including high thread cotton sheets and down comforters, a sub-zero refrigerator and professional stove and gas cook-top. There is a living room with full stereo, large flat screen TV, DVD, VCR and cable as well as a family room, also with stereo, TV, DVD, VCR and cable. This is the perfect spot for a family party or gathering of friends!
Alto Salto has radiant floor heating and is cool in the summer at 8200 feet altitude. There are fans if you need them. ...moreless
There is a library of videos and DVDs at the house for guests enjoyment....moreless
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There are incredible 360 degree views of mountains and no houses nearby. The property abutts national wildlife area. There is always a fresh breeze gently blowing though the ponderosa and pinon pines on the property....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Hot Air Ballooning
Hunting Small Game
Seating for 10 people
Iron & Board
Luxury high-thread count sheets, fine towels, down comforters...moreless
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Parking Off Street:
Parking available next to the house at the top of the private driveway....moreless
WiFi is available throughout the house and outdoor patio....moreless
(2) The home has two handsome kiva wood burning fireplaces; one in the living room and one in the master bedroom....moreless
There is a subzero refrigerator, professional gas stove, microwave, food processor, blender, toaster, coffee maker and bean grinder, pans, spices, laundered table linens, handsome dishes, breakfast bar, extra bar sink...moreless
Spring Break Mar 4 - Mar 19, 2016 5 night min stay
Low Winter Mar 20 - Apr 5, 2016 3 night min stay
Low Season Apr 6 - Jun 30, 2016 3 night min stay
Peak Summer Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2016 3 night min stay
Low Season Sep 7 - Nov 23, 2016 3 night min stay
Low Winter Nov 24 - Dec 17, 2016 3 night min stay
Peak Winter Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
cleaning$190 + tax
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pets are considered and there will be additional pet fees.
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Other Activities: Property backs up to National Forest/Wildlife area
Golf: Taos has a very beautiful and challenging 18 hole, full service golf course and clubhouse on the south side of town that welcomes visitors.
Ski: Alto Salto is approximately 9 miles from Taos Ski Mountain, a world class ski resort. Taos has one of the best ski schools in North America and has full day care services for kids. Known for its challenging black diamond terrain, Taos also has many groomed blue and green runs and excellent food.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: This home is privately owned and well maintained. New investments in furnishings, electronics and landscaping are constantly made. Many tasteful original works of art by the artist-owner and artist's friends are displayed throughout the house.
Why the Owner Chose Taos: The home is extremely comfortable, with beautiful architecture, stunning views and two separate family rooms, one for adults, one for teens. It is a great house for parties, with its indoor and outdoor living spaces.
We fell in love with the views and the "Bridge to no-where" extending from the master bedroom to the hiking trails behind the house in the national wildlife area.
The home is just above the charming town of Arroyo Seco. It is a quaint, all-American town, with a top 10 North America Conde Nast Traveller ice cream shop (Taos Cow) and the best 4th of July parade ever. A visit to Alto Salto is wholesome, relaxing and wonderful. Come and see for yourself!
The Unique Benefits at this House: The property is unique in Arroyo Seco NM because of the 360 mountain views and privacy. You can forget about the world on the sunny patio listening to the wind in the trees.