About the property
- House3400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
House up to 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12) Extra rooms
Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories -3400-square feet COZY and LUXURIOUS home-loved vacation rental since 2007-- a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and night dreams here will delight you. Located halfway between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, our adobe 'home-away-from-home' is private YET close to everything you may want to do while in the Taos area... IF you feel like leaving. (15 minutes to town and 20 minutes to ski.) You are also close to FOUR different ski areas and a snowshoeing/cross-county park when you stay at Casa de Cuentos, too!
We are convinced you will love our home as much as we do and not care to leave the premises often, yet you could choose to do so with ease. Our hot tub, den-bar area, art studio, and game/movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces and Firepit Courtyard area to dream stories, tell stories or write stories.
Wood-beamed ceilings, wood and saltillo tiles throughout add to the warmth and tenderness of Casa de Cuentos. There is a separate recreation room area with additional living room and Kiva if one needs space from others while visiting. A beautifully, talavera-tiled breakfast bar sits in-between open kitchen/dining area.
CASA de Cuentos: The main house has 3 bedrooms (a KING bed in master and QUEEN beds in the other two bedrooms-a 4th area for sleeping is the art-studio- living area- with sleeping-built in TWO XL Twin beds and another regular twin bed) and 2 bathrooms (one with a large shower and the master bathroom has a deep, soaking tub) and a HUGE den with a BAR and BEER COOLER-with extra sleeping space. (There are four living areas where extra aero beds supplied if needed-up to 12. There are actual beds for 9.) You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them into the living/dining area. To the south - you have expansive views of the valley and hot air balloons can be viewed floating eye-level or below in the distance. Daytime: Taos-turquoise blue skies during the day and STARS in the night-sky are so close you can touch them while sitting in the hot tub in the courtyard. (I just got out of the hot tub and I need to report there are more stars here than I ever knew existed...it is 'plum' full of stars--as my Grandma used to say.)
The views from the second-story NEW art-studio-living-mini-kitchen area are THEE best in Taos--360 degrees of turquoise skies and mountains and sunrises and sunsets. Watch the moon rise, watch the sun rise and sun set..from the art studio-heaven!
Pinons and sagebrush are the native plants that blanket the grounds of Casa de Cuentos and their sweet smells are all of the aromatherapy you will need while at this tranquil adobe. Two outdoor living areas: a deck with a hot tub in N.E. courtyard with new flagstone patio with a built-in firepit facing the mountains and a new patio on the South-side facing the valley. The NorthEast courtyard has a huge fenced in area (fence is 6-ft. tall) for dogs' pleasure and well-being.
Beginning supplies of: basic spices, laundry soap, shower/bath gel, paper products and firewood all provided.
If you have more than 12 people-you should consider renting this WITH Casita Ave Maria--right across the driveway. Casita Ave Maria also has hot tub for SIX and a steam shower! Casita Ave Maria VRBO.com/295657 (We will rent this CASA de Cuentos out for more than 12--but, you need to ask us, please.)
Casa de Cuentos - the perfect place for a few people to have solitude and/or for a family or two to come together to share and create more life stories.
(Can you tell Dave loves to design and build?)
We have a fabulous fenced in courtyard for dogs. Pet fee for one dog: $65.00 for three nights and $15 per night after--week's stay for $99.00--will discount for more than one dog--depending upon breed's shedding trait.
35 minutes from Red River/50 minutes from Angel Fire/1 hour from Ojo Caliente/1.5 hours from Santa Fe/2.5 hours from Albuquerque/3.5 hours from Colorado Springs/4.5 hours from Denver/Right next to your heart!
Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - Live your story!
We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask. We DO have a cancellation policy and it is very strict: If you cancel before 90 days of arrival--you get 80 percent of total booking rate refunded--20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 60 days of arrival you forfeit your booking $ unless we are able to rebook the dates minus the cancellation fee and any difference in price.
Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentos! The home is cozy and warm -- very relaxing and peaceful, comfortably furnished and well maintained. Our family could not have been made to feel more at home. The views from the living room and dining room windows are spectacular. The location is secluded but also convenient to both town and the ski valley. We will absolutely stay here again.
Guest Comment: A magical place! The photos do not do it justice -- it is serene, romantic, beautiful, peaceful, idyllic... My boyfriend and I were so inspired we decided to get married while we were there! My Mom and brother were so inspired at what we did, they mended relations after years! The magic continues....Thanks to Tammi and Dave!
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Tammi or Dave Clancy
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About Tammi or Dave Clancy
Tammi teaches at Taos Academy Charter School and Dave maintains the vacation rentals. We love Taos!
Tammi or Dave Clancy purchased this House in 2007
Why Tammi or Dave Clancy chose Taos
Welcome to Casa de Cuentos in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement. After a bit of remodeling, we decided to try the vacation rental business and we have loved renting our home out for others to enjoy! We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. Our lovely caretaker, KC Kierst, watches over our home and our guests while we are in Colorado Springs. If guests need anything, she is there to meet their needs and see to their comfort. Addendum 2014: WE NOW LIVE HERE! How lucky we are! But, we so love the vacation rental business--that we rent out our 'big' house when we travel. Tammi now teaches at Taos Academy--10th and 8th grades--AND, Dave manages our vacation rentals and keeps the home fires burning!
What makes this House unique
Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all! Oh, and enchantment-fancy word for magic.
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Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing last minute family trip!
We had an awesome time at Casa De Cuentos! We did not want for anything during our stay! The home is supplied with all the stuff you would need! Upon arrival we almost always need to make our first stop at the store for basic supplies. NOT HERE! We had everything we needed and more! Our girls enjoyed the hot tub, being able to play in the yard with our dogs and MOST of all the art studio! If they were not outside they were upstairs! We almost forgot they were there bc they were getting along, playing and watching tv upstairs! We traveled with my parents so it was nice that we could spread out in the living rooms to enjoy the fireplaces either all 6 of us or split up!
Tammi and Dave are gracious host and a wealth of information about the area, places to see and eat! We will most definitely be back!
Amazing place to stay!
This is an amazing place to stay. If you are ever in the area this is the place you want to go. Amazing views. Quiet solitude yet close to everything in the area. The home itself is beautiful and cozy and has everything you could imagine and more. We enjoyed cozy days by the fire playing board games with our family and lounging in the hot tub. The decor fits perfectly with area and really makes you feel like you are a part of the locals. We got to meet the owners and they are the nicest people. They are quick to respond if you have any questions while you are there. Believe me when I say this is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. We left feeling so relaxed and rejuvinated in body and spirit and that’s hard to do on a vacation with four young kids. My kids are already planning a trip back. Stay here you won’t regret it.
Peaceful and Warm with Views Views Views
This is the second or third time we've stayed at Casa De Cuentos and of all the places we've stayed in and around Taos, this is our favorite. There's something very warm and welcoming about the house, a big part of which is Tammi and Dave. Tammi's inspirational painted rocks are scattered around outside and we notice new touches/additions every time we visit. Dave's obviously a talented builder/renovator - he does quality work and they both manage to imbue the casa with love and warmth. It's very welcoming. There are numerous places to sit outside alone or with a group and enjoy the beautiful views, which differ according to where you're sitting. We love the Hondo/Seco area and do a lot of hiking and biking there. Plus you can bring your dog. Every time we come there's a great bottle of wine, and, staying in February, we could enjoy the adobe fireplaces in the living area and the den. Good restaurants are but short drive away, and we love Rottenstone Pottery in Arroyo Seco. We can't say enough about this place. Try it, you'll love it!
Jill and Michael Patterson
Indian Hills CO
We had a great time. Plenty of space for several friends to hang out. Easy access to Ski Valley and Ojo Calientes
Awesome family home for vacation time
We have decided that we will plan on staying at this home every time we come to Taos for vacation again. The home has a beautiful look to it with several rooms that the family can relax in. We spent most of the time in the bigger family room with the Kiva fireplace going. They had a bar set up for you to enjoy with just leave money for the drinks you take which was awesome but we brought own stuff but was cool to have there for next time. We did enjoy the outside fire pit the we lit up and sat and enjoy the beautiful look of the stars and mountains around us. This was by far one of the best home we have stayed at on vacation
We love that you loved the den and Rooster's Bar. My husband had a blast designing and building the bar and the new kiva fireplace. Dave is always remodeling something. He appreciates your appreciation.
A beautiful home for a large group, stocked with everything you could possibly need.
Tammi and Dave were wonderful and accommodating hosts for our family Christmas ski trip. Tammi added a high chair for our grandson and Dave kept the hot tub running perfectly for our enjoyment. The home is great for large groups or families. Lots of space to spread out. Casa de Quentos was a great home away from home for our Christmas holiday. The only thing they they didn’t provide this year was snow! Maybe next time. We would definitely stay here again.
Your enthusiastic embrace of our house and thoughtful care of our home was appreciated. Snow is on order for your next visit.
NATURAL HOTSPRINGS-there is a book in house with map explaining locations OJO CALIENTE-HOTSPRINGS AND SPA about 1 hour-Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signatureRejuvenate in our legendary waters. RAFT the RIO GRANDE! TAOS PUEBLO INDIAN TOURS - Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico. Regular hours are from 8am-4:30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 8:30-4:30pm (Sundays) with guided tours available. TAOS SKI VALLEY is known for its 'CHAMPAGNE powder'.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$50 Pet fee is min for a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $95 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more. Will discount for 2 depending upon length of stay. WILL BOOK TWO NIGHTS IF IT IS LAST-MIN. OR FITS BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS FOR A HIGHER RATE THAN OUR NORMAL NIGHTLY RATE. Ex. Person Fee-$15 per night EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals! If you are staying a week or less-we prefer total payment up front. If your total is more than a week's booking and more than two months out--we will take half the payment up front and the other half is due on or before two months of arrival. Cancellation Fee: If you cancel before three months of arrival-you get your booking $ back MINUS a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival-you forfeit the amount UNLESS we are able to rebook. Refund will be minus the cancellation fee. We highly recommend traveler's insurance-google for the best companies and rates. We don't travel without it when we prepay for travel and lodging.