House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)
About Anna Shelton
I have been visiting the Taos area since the early '70's. My daughter owns Casita des Montes, #279174, right next door, so I visit often with her and my 3 grandsons. I am a retired Clinical Social Worker and enjoy reading, knitting and cooking up something new for family and friends.
Anna Shelton purchased this House in 2004
Why Anna Shelton chose Arroyo Seco
Building an energy efficient and 'green' house on my daughter's property was a wonderful addition to the two other homes here. It was important to me that the home take little natural resources from an area that has challenges to it's water supply and that has abundant sunshine. The home's heat in the winter comes mainly from the sun, and it stays cool in summer due to the thickness of the straw bale walls.
What makes this House unique
I visit my home at Apple Hill Farm several times a year. The sunsets here are amazing and I never tire of anticipating each one. I have several close friends in the area and enjoy having them share dinners with me at the straw house. My favorite shops are Wabi Sabi, Common Thread, Twirl Toy Store and Southwest Weaving. Dinner out at Orlando's is always a treat.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A perfect getaway in Seco
This beautiful, well equipped home in Seco has everything you will want and need for a relaxing getaway. We stayed for a month this time and didn't want to leave. It is luxurious and low key.
Fantastic NM getaway!
This house in wonderful. The little town of Arroyo Seco is quirky and cool, the views from the house are amazing, the house itself was extremely comfortable and had a great energy about it. We did not want to leave!
Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed our house and the sweet village of Arroyo Seco. It truly is a magical part of the world. Please come again! You are welcome anytime, and we'd love to have you back.
The view was stellar! We had everything we needed during our stay and the hot tub put this stay over the top!
Charming and Cozy
We enjoyed our stay here. It sleeps 5 easily. It has most all the amenities you expect except for maybe a dishwasher. The hot tub was a nice bonus after a day of skiing. I would stay here again.
A roomy, cozy and conventiently located cabin
Was a great experience. I would welcome more privacy on the lower floor main living area. No shades or anyway to have privacy.
The shower setup I still can’t understand from a practicality standpoint and as a builder. The difficulty in using a shower was quite frustrating. A lot more thought went into the instructions then just changing the plumbing setup. Seems to be an afterthought at build, still a roomy and well stocked little place.
We loved the cabin and the firewood was plentiful.
Thanks so much
Timothy Darnell family
Rest and quiet relaxation in the high desert
Once again, Apple Hill Farm didn't disappoint. We had a lovely stay in the quiet straw-bale and had no problems with the rental. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is beautifully equipped. Even at this time of year, the desert gardens are enjoyable for spending time wandering and wondering about. We have only one (very minor) comment: the living room lighting in the evening is very dim, there is only one chair with sufficient light to read by. We think the living room lighting would be improved if a lamp were placed near the chair by the entry door. This is a minor complaint, really. We made do by visiting with one another rather than reading. How quaint! We enjoyed every minute of our stay and are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you for a wonderful home away from home.