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Ski Taos Experience Dragonfly Estate..a Private, Luxury Retreat Best in Taos

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 MASTER BEDROOM SUITES (each with private bath & walk-in closet), sleeps 8+

Dragonfly is an elegant, one-of-a-kind, 'mountain retreat', off Ski Valley Road, and midway between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. This 6,000 sqft gated estate on 5 acres has Southwest ambiance throughout with viga ceilings, copper sconces, nichos, and luxury decor and original art.

Hummingbirds and dragonflies are frequent visitors in the extensive gardens. Have your morning coffee in the front garden, or an evening barbeque in the back gardens with rock waterfall. Relax in the magical ATRIUM with surround sound, GAME ROOM, or in the steam shower or huge jacuzzi bathtub after a day on the slopes. Pass to nearby spa/health club provided upon request with swimming pool, women's and men's steam rooms, outdoor HOT whirlpool/hot tub, and exercise room.

The living room with its custom bronze entertainment cabinet, surround sound, kiva fireplace and wet bar offers relaxing evenings. Dragonfly has a fully-equipped kitchen with professional range-oven and a breakfast bar that opens to a gracious formal dining room with kiva fireplace. Enjoy four master suites, each with unique decor, ensuite bath, walk-in closets. See lovely Virtual Tour under links!


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 unless accompanied by adult guardian...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Game room, movies, sleds...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Dragonfly is a totally non-smoking property indoor and out. If you or a member of your party is a smoker, please select another property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:


Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Persons using wheel chairs can be accommodated on the ground floor. Walk in showers in bedrooms on ground floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    converts to king, plus single foam nomad bed...moreless

  • Each master suite has its private bath and walk-in closet and is decorated with a theme....the Native American Suite (Q), the Sol Grande Suite (2Twin), the East Meets West Suite (Q) and the Dragonfly Master Suite (K)with kiva fireplace, steam room and jetted bathtub. Dragonfly sleeps 8 but can accomodate addtitional persons with Nomad bed, junior sleeping bags available, for addtl fee. Portacrib and high chair on site for infant/toddler....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This is totally non-smoking property. If any member of your party is a smoker, please consider another property. There is currently no HOT TUB. There is a huge jacuzzi tub and steam shower in the main master bedroom....moreless


  • Books:

    In all the bedrooms and kids books in game room...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Ping pong, air hockey...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, games like monopoly...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    LR with CD player with 100 CD cartridge Second CD sound system in atrium...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (4) Two TV with Satelitte service, two other TV with DVD player for watching movies...moreless

  • Toys:

    Kids toys and large dollhouse...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVD library with selections for kids...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • 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
  • Mountain View:

    Fantastic panoramic views of Taos Mountain, El Salto and the plains, all the way to Georgia OKeefe's Pedernal...moreless

  • Rural:

    Midway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley, yet only 10 miles to each, quiet and convenient....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table seats 10 to 12 and additional breakfast nook with 2 stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has an evaporative cooler and ceiling fans. It does not have air conditioning which is generally not needed at this altitude....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    3 kiva fireplaces...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant floor heating...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With kiva fireplace, surround sound, large screen TV, DVD player, 100 CD player...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking in our circular driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Printer/fax/copier on site...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:


  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Coffeemaker and Hot Water combined...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Professional range-oven...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) Custom flagstone barbeque grill/buffet...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo:

    Hammock, summer swing...moreless

  • Golf:

    Taos Country Club is 30 minutes away, southside of town...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Taos Ski Valley is 20 minutes away/11 miles...moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the Northside Spa...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Northside Spa is 15 minutes away and has indoor/outdoor pools, hot outdoor whirlpool, male and female steamrooms, and exercise equipment, pass included with your stay...moreless

  • Steam Shower

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$4,000 $10,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $250 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.937%


Cleaning fee $250 up to 8 persons, if 10+ persons $300

High chair and portacrib on site

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Necessary

Dragonfly is conveniently located midway between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Taos has 70+ art galleries and unique museums highlighting southwestern art and native american arts and crafts. Taos Pueblo is a spectacular site, continuously inhabited by the Taos Indians for over 1000 years. Choose from river rafting, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, horseback riding and a variety of other outdoor activities. Santa Fe makes an excellent day trip, and has the only museum dedicated to a woman artist, Georgia O'Keefe. Ojo Caliente Spa is only an hour away and offers full spa treatments in addition to its naturally heated mineral waters.

Other Activities: hot air balllooning

Golf: Taos Country Club has golf facilities.

Ski: Taos Ski Valley is only 10 miles away. Both the adult and children's ski school are internationally recognized as the best ski school.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: The owner is a native Taosena who returned to NM to focus on improving healthcare for the people of New Mexico. In her spare time she works in film and TV with her two kids.

Why the Owner Chose Valdez, NM, USA:
This is the most exquisite area of Taos County with incredible views, privacy and space for magical gardens, and easy access to both town and Taos Ski Valley. Also, you will be sleeping at about 2000 feet lower than the ski valley, making altitude sickness less likely during your stay.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Dragonfly Gate

    Dragonfly Gate

  • Living Room with Kiva Fireplace

    Living Room with Kiva Fireplace

  • Heated atrium with surround sound

    Heated atrium with surround sound

  • View of Taos Mountain from Front Deck with Aspens

    View of Taos Mountain from Front Deck with Aspens

  • Patio with gardens and outdoor grills

    Patio with gardens and outdoor grills

  • Rock waterfall with lily pond

    Rock waterfall with lily pond

  • Main entrance in winter

    Main entrance in winter

  • The Dragonfly Estate

    The Dragonfly Estate

  • Dragonfly Master BD has Steam Room & Jacuzzi Tub

    Dragonfly Master BD has Steam Room & Jacuzzi Tub

  • Chef's Kitchen with Professional Stove

    Chef's Kitchen with Professional Stove

  • Dragonfly Bar has Ice Maker and Fridge

    Dragonfly Bar has Ice Maker and Fridge

  • First snow at Dragonfly

    First snow at Dragonfly

  • Winter meditation in back garden

    Winter meditation in back garden

VRBO #167311

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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