Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
JUST ONE OF 17 5-STAR REVIEWS: please read the others as well!
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Casa Carmen. The place was so charming and interesting since the owner has many of his pieces of art work in the casa.....very clean with wonderful smells and magical lamps. The hosts were so very gracious and welcoming to us and to our dogs. We loved the art studio, the beautiful yard and the walking trail. They have many little sitting areas and unexpected surprises to discover. The upper decks were perfect for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. This was truly a place of enchantment. We would recommend this place to any couple or girls get away.
Skiing, Bicycling, Hiking,Rafting, Ballooning, Fishing, Fine Restaurants, Art Galleries and Museums less than 10 minutes away. Dark skies and millions of stars keep you company at night!
It is most preferable and efficient if you call for availability, questions, assistance and clarifications. In this manner, you receive the highest and most personalized levels of attention to your needs. Further, negotiation of rates and discounts offered only to they who call. I am available seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM.
Please dial 575-770-0393 or 575-758-3320. Save time and money if you call rather than send an email.
Casa Carmen may be best described as the Sunrise and the Sunset House. You are bathed continually with our immense New Mexico sun and artist's light. The 360 degree views are stunning, inspirational, beckoning to mind and spirit. A wonderful feature of the home is the incredible interior and exterior lighting. For the property, a DVD has been produced.
The home was built by the owners of adobe and hand-hewn logs. It is a stunning two level guest house of 1200 square feet. An interior spiral stair case connects the levels. There is also a wide exterior stair.
The second level is designed as a parlor for conversation, sleeping, entertainment area, also with a table that seats four. There are two fantastic decks: The sunrise deck and the sunset deck. Each are spacious and wonderful for dining, entertaining, conversation, and of course viewing the expanse of Taos Valley and Taos Mountain nearby. You can almost touch the mountains!
The first level consists of wonderful sunroom, a bedroom, the country kitchen, the living room with dining area, and a full bath. The first level has south and east facing portals (covered porches) with comfortable outdoor seating.
A new hot tub is yours to enjoy outdoors in sun or starlight. The views are wonderful from its location!
Located in a grove of Aspens and Evergreens and surrounded by 150 acres of private land, raised flower beds and flagstone paths wander through the trees and expansive yard.
The home is decorated with the paintings of Pat Woodall, the owner, and other prominent Taos artists. A delightful collection of folk art also adorns the home. The grounds and gardens have been designed by Carmen Woodall. Many outdoor delights await you with inviting comfort for your leisure. The outdoor lounging areas also have chimineas and a brazier for evening fires beneath the star-filled New Mexico night skies. Out here, there exists no light, noise, or visual pollution.
You are a few minutes from the charming village of Arroyo Seco offering fine restaurants, shops, location of the famous Taos Cow, and a infamous local tavern!! It is only a 10 minute drive to the historic Taos Plaza and a 20 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley for world-class skiing or Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding,or Bicycling where Lance Armstrong trains.
Pat and Carmen are nearby to assist you when called upon. Being the charming hosts they are, they will welcome you into their beautiful home for viewing, conversations, refreshments, and provide information about the entire area. They have been residents of Taos for twenty six years. In short, you have a knowledgeable concierge. If you need an easel, one is provided!
Casa Carmen is perfect for one to six guests. A wonderful experience offering authenticity, spaciousness, incredible views, and superb guest services. Pat also offers painting lessons if interested. The guest house is ideal for artists, writers, they who desire rare travel opportunities and being close to outdoor activities. You are, as well, only a short drive from everything a world-renowned art and literary colony offers.
To discover the wonderful features and amazing setting of this home, and to negotiate, it is always best to CALL. I am available to assist you with your questions, travel needs, and complete details related to Casa Carmen and Taos.
Please ring number listed in the first paragraph.
You may contact me seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. You will be happy you had! My name is PAT and my wife,Carmen. We can offer a refreshing level of assistance relative to your vacation needs and information.
Keywords: PRIVATE HAND- HEWN BAVARIAN LOG HOUSE-TWO STORY WITH WRAP AROUND PORCH DOWNSTAIRS AND TWO OUTSIDE DECKS UPSTAIRS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.
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Member since: 2007
- 1450 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Spacious Outdoor Lawns and Japanese Gardens, Chimineas and Brazier for Outdoor Fires, Outdoor Sitting Areas, Swing Sets, Hammock, Trampoline, Children's Outdoor Playhouse, Stunning Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Music Feature, Outdoor Dining, Umbrellas, 360 views, Privacy, Serene. Located among a grove of Aspens, walking paths and hiking trails are there for your useage! Sunbathing patios and and star gazing too....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sights to be seen from the 'Casa Carmen' Taos Mountain, El Salto and Vallecitos mountains,Gallena Peak, Ski Valley Canyon, Teh Rio Grande Gorge,Pedernal Mesa, the San Juans and the Jemez Mountains!...moreless
DES MONTES, the countryside surrounding the village of Arroyo Seco FAMOUS FOR ITS FAMOUS ACEQUIA SYSTEM OF water canals carrying the waters fromthe surrounding mountains and used to water this area!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
Laundry is available for you to use for the costs of detergent and fabric softener that you use. It is a wonderful unit! Towels, hand towels, face towels, are plentiful and our responsibility to wash and keep you stocked....moreless
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
There is a full kitchen with natural gas stove and oven. two sinks, coffee percolator, refrigerator, microwave, full sets of dishes, extensive stainless steel cookware, spices, and serving bowls....moreless
- Pantry Items
Deck / Patio:
(3) there is also an outside brazier in a Japanese Garden and lots of firewood for outdoor bonfires and sitting around the campfire.Also there is a a gas grill or homemade charcoal grill and we do have a smoker if you would like to smoke some meat or vegetables.There is an artist easel for your use inside and out also!...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Ski & Snowboard:
7 miles to Taos Ski Valley. The very best Alpine Mountain in North America! Just added the Kachina Peak Lift taking you up to over 12,000 feet with 3000 feet of elevation to the base... Unbelievable!...moreless
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fourth Of July Weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
New Years Week
Jan 1 - Jan 8, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- One time Cleaning Fee $100
- Pet Fee $25
Rates are subject to change based on occupancy. Truly and Hosted by Owners. Not an Agency. You Save! No Lodgers Tax added. You only pay gross receipts tax. Always Open to Negotiation! Especially if you Call. Dec-20-Jan 05...Major Holidays, Spring Break, call for Rates. $200-350/night. Call 575-770-0393 to speak directly to Owner!
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Arroyo Seco is the most varied and interesting place in and around Taos for these activities...Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Rafting, Spelunking, Fishing, Back Country and Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing!!!
Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: Pat is an professional Artist for 23 years with 30 years of building as a General Contractor.Carmen is a phd in Psychology and a Framer for 26 years. They own Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery and Southwest Framers in downtown Taos, a real life mom and pop business! Selected the most beautiful business presence in town and presented with the Award for 2012 , proof of our attention to detail and simplicity that make our business natural and remarkable. Casa Carmen and our home were selected for the Los Jardineros Garden Club Tour in 2012 as well, an event with 650 people visiting the property and taking so many ideas on New Mexico natural gardening away. The 'Casa Carmen' reflects their experience and creativity!
Why the Owner Chose El Prado, NM, USA:
We built it To Be Natural and Within the Grove of Trees and Gardens! It was built by Pat Woodall over the course of five years with attention to every detail! Mortice, notch and tendon construction of joinery with exposed Douglas Fir Beams, sided Spruce logs and passive solar thermopane Windows on all sides make the views spectacular in all directions. Solar curtains on every window and skylight make it warm and cozy and tie in to the decor. The decor is very special. White Duve covers on each bed, flannel sheets in the winter over dual control heating mattress covers make getting out of bed a little tough but when you do, oh my! Vibrant paintings adorn the walls between the windows and a 3'x5' simulated fireplace with heated blower is located on the wall upstairs in the large parlor bedroom with a Queen Bed and Single Bed. The heat on the ground floor is hot water radiant heat under character grade Hickory floors in the living room and kitchen coupled with heated marble tile in the bedroom and full bath. Sock feet are warm and welcome. Two open decks await you upstairs, the Sunset and Sunrise Decks and a outside wooden staircase provides access to the downstairs covered wraparound portal with comfortable seating, gas grill and a walkway of a few feet to the 4 person Hot Tub. A 10 foot double door opens onto the wraparound porch and into the Solar Entry and Living Room of the Casa Carmen. Lots of parking and easy access are other amenities.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
A House for you and your family! Privacy, Quiet, Close to everything, Wooded, with Water and So Very Unique! Elegance, Rustic Charm, Warmth, Accessibility to walkways, grove of Aspens, Pinon, Fruit Orchard and Running Water Acequia are just a few!
- Primary: (575) 770-0393
- Secondary: (575) 758-3320 (New Mexico, USA)
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Casa Carmen last fall during Indian Summer showing just how beautiful she is..
Your view of Living Room and Entry from the Upstairs Bedroom! Radiant Heating!
The Living Room at Casa Carmen! Windows line the room with beautiful scenery!
The Sunrise Deck! 500 square feet of view in all directions, dark skies and sun!
Downstairs Bedroom w/double bed, full closet, radiant heating under tile, views
Cozy click of your upstairs bedroom with single and queen, views and white decor
The Aspen Groves, a signature feature of Casa Carmen! View from the sunrise deck
'Casa Carmen' in Summertime! Taos Walkways, shade and beautiful spacious yards!
Blue Skies, Sunshine and Fresh Powder greet you when you wake! Hot Tub Anyone?
Through the Japanese Garden- an outside brazier for bonfires and star watching
Sunrise Deck/Dining with the view of the Sangre de Christo mountains and skies
Village of Arroyo Seco. Five minutes by car or a fifteen minute lovely walk!
Fresh Snow in January 2016 at Casa Carmen...Hot Tub Temperature 104 degrees!
Parlor Bedroom Upstairs- beautiful dormers, wood beams, access to both decks
Upstairs Queen Bed with Elegant Bedding, Dormers, Porches both sides,Fans, Views
Blue Skies and Fresh Snow are the order of the day in your cozy Chalet !
Outdoor Patio and Fire Pit
The Japanese Rock Garden and Brazier for outside fire on the way to the hot tub!
Another view! The Living Room from the Kitchen showing 10 foot ceilings w/ beams
Double rainbow over Casa Carmen! What can we say? Below the Sunset Deck dreamin
One view of the Kitchen with radiant heating, stocked with elegance and ease!
Casa Carmen" 1600 square foot house for you to enjoy In fresh snow January 2016
Outdoor Dining with ceramic fireplace, garden flowers, trees and ambience!
And of course, The Hot Tub, private and ready for up to five family or friends!
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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