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Eastern Star Retreat - Beautiful "Open Plan" Adobe, 360 Mountain Views, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Beautiful Adobe-style home with magnificent panoramic view of Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Slow down. Take in the scenery. Enjoy the crimson hues of the mountain range at every sunrise and sunset from our unique second-story gazebo and spacious portals, or just stay cozy inside and gaze at nature from our walls of windows. After a hard day on the ski slope or from hiking, relax in the bubbly hot tub, read your favorite book by the fireplace, or sip your favorite drink on east-facing portals equipped with exterior speakers.

This well-appointed, comfortable home tastefully displays a collection of southwest potteries, paintings, lightings, custom stained glass artwork and other collectables in every room. It offers 3 bedrooms. The first master bedroom is complete with a wood-burning fireplace and an en suite bath with a whirlpool tub and double sinks. The 2nd master bedroom also sports an en suite full bath with double sinks and a spacious shower. The 3rd bedroom comes with a full bath next door. The house is equipped with a chef's kitchen, a laundry room with state of the art washer and dryer, and luxurious linens and towels. The spacious 21' x 25' great room truly speaks to quality family time as it provides multiple seating areas, a surround sound entertainment system and a collection of table games for the young and old.

You will feel instantly welcome and pleased as you enter the house and are presented with a foyer with a fireplace and majestic mountain view. A true family get-away vacation. In the event you find the need to stay connected with the information highway, the wireless internet is in place for you.

Eastern Star Retreat is located 5.5 miles to Taos Plaza and 15 miles to Taos Ski Valley. Only a short drive to shopping, restaurants, museums, and all outdoor recreational activities including fly fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, snow boarding, white water rafting, and golfing.

Eastern Star is the perfect retreat for ALL seasons.

Eastern Star Retreat special offer: book for 7 nights and get one night free!

More Details

Trinh Le
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Trinh Le

Kent and I are from Texas and we love to go to Taos and be away from the humid weather for a few days. We have also been in awe with the New Mexico landscape. After a few trips to Taos, we decided to buy a home here. As one of the Taos locals told us, "The mountain is calling!" and, yes, we responded heartily by claiming it as our second home.

Why Trinh Le chose El Prado

If you like nature, you will love it at Eastern Star Retreat!

The house is located just outside of town where you can truly appreciate the wide open spaces of Taos. At Eastern Star Retreat, you'll enjoy the 360 unhindered view of the Taos mountains.

The Taos county, itself, stretches over 50 square miles. The average number of sunny days is 300/365. It has a mixture of diverse cultures that include that of Native Americans, Spanish and Anglo.

Taos offers all kinds of outdoor activities all year round. The options are endless: e.g., skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, biking, and hot air ballooning. Even if you are not as much of an outdoor sport enthusiast as you would like to be (i.e., like some of us), you'd still enjoy sitting back on the porch and soaking in the beautiful weather, pristine setting, and majestic mountain views.

Personally, I feel blessed whenever I am there.

What makes this house unique

Guests frequently tell us they love our 2nd story gazebo! It provides a truly unique view of the Taos' mountains and valleys. They also love our large hot tub ...such a wonderful way to get a massage, pain relief, or simply relaxing entertainment .

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Eastern Star Retreat is Beautiful! Very comfortable and spacious. Had a wonderful time!
Aug 2014
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El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Observe posted hot tub's safety rules and guidelines.
  • Don't leave open windows/doors unattended. Close/shut windows & doors when not in room as ice, snow, rain & wind will damage the inside of home.
  • All displaced or re-arranged furniture has to be returned to their original place at time of check-out.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • All 3 bathrooms are full size. Both master bedrooms have en-suite baths with double sinks. The third full bath in hall, next to 3rd bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MBR: King bed, wood fireplace, large windows, step-out porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 3rd bedroom with King and Twin beds side by side
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd MBR with King bed, large windows, step-out porch.
  • King size beds (3), Twin Bed (1) and optional high-rise twin air mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Eastern Star Retreat - Beautiful "Open Plan" Adobe, 360 Mountain Views, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 40 reviews

Perfect summer get-away or winter retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property, just a short drive from Taos pueblo and the plaza shops yet secluded with a great view of the mountains. Impeccable furnishings, comfortable bedding, and more than enough kitchen ware to cook if you prefer to eat in. The ski village is fairly close, and the runs looked top-notch. We hiked the gorge and visited Puye Cliffs, which were about 40 minutes away but worth the travel time. There is so much to see and do in the area, but the home is so cozy you will be tempted to relax in the hot tub or read a book by the fire. We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. There are indeed so many sights to see and things do in, around, and nearby Taos. Yet, it is just as wonderful to never leave the house and relax/decompress by soaking in the scenery. The mountain is calling! Come back anytime! Trinh
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Beautiful Setting, Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for the week of Thanksgiving and the house was not only beautiful it worked perfectly for our group of 5. We did a fair amount of cooking and the kitchen was perfect - lovely that we had a gas stove. The view out the front of the home is stunning. We had wished the view from the tower would have been as stunning looking west, but neighbors on the other side of the road have some rail cars there for construction. It didn't diminish our enjoyment of the home and I would highly recommend it. It is tastefully designed with just the right artistic touches to make it feel so special. Thanks to Trinh for such an amazing place and making it available to the rest of us to enjoy. Don't hesitate to book this beauty!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that you and your companions enjoyed your stay. From our previous communication, we very much agree with your statement that "Rising to the mountains each morning was a true blessing" as we feel the same way everytime we are there. Eastern Star Retreat is located on 3 acres of land and it provides vast and unobstructed views of the Taos mountains. The tower offers a 360 degree view of the home's surrounding area. At least 270 of the view from the tower is the view of the Taos mountain range which is primarily situated to the east of home. At ground level, the home has banks of windows and portals (patios) facing east, hence, they also provides the best views of the mountain range. The few neighbors that are visible from the home are several hundred feet away. The neighbor that is closest to Eastern Star Retreat is across the street, in the opposite direction of the Taos mountain range. This is the neighbor that has the storage containers behind their fence, on their property. This neighbor faces the valley below, Lower Las Colonias, which is well over 1000 ft drop from Eastern Star Retreat's street level. From our tower, a view of the Lower Las Colonias valley can be seen at a distance. Views of Taos mountains from Eastern Star Retreat are unhindered.
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Colorado Springs

Another Visit, Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We continue to come back to Eastern Star Retreat, and continue to love being there. For us, this is a place to heal and relax and take in all that is Taos. It is close to everything, but not in the middle of any of it. Thanks for another great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful interior, views and great location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home and hope to stay again in the future

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Claremore, OK

Fantastic family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the accommodations and the view. The house was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville ,NC

Amazing home and views

  • 5 of 5

This home is better than the pictures, so spacious and beautiful views! The gazebo makes for more wonderful views. The hot tub was a huge hit.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views are what attracted us to the area. The home makes it more special. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay. Eastern Star Retreat
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Taos Pueblo
"The ONLY living Native American Community designated as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO an..."
Taos Plaza
"Taos Plaza is the Heart of Taos. This is the center of the Taos Historic District where loca..."
Pizanos Pizza
Taos Ski Valley
"Elevation 9,207 ft Summit 11,819 ft"
Michaels Kitchen Cafe & Bakery
Orlando's New Mexican Cafe
The Love Apple
Guadalajara Grill
5 Star Burgers
Nearest Airport
5.3 Miles
Taos Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
KTAOS Solar Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
9.7 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
US Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Pizano's- Pizza and Pasta
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Pueblo
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Car: necessary


Hot Air Balloons in Taos offer a unique experience where you can enjoy the view of the vast and mountainous landscape, and the rugged earth and winding water ways of the Rio Grande below. When inflating, it is noisy. But, once aloft, you'll be at awe with nature as you glide in the air. You'll feel the serenity, calmness that is uncommon in our busy daily lives and so refreshing! At the same time, a hot air balloon ride can be an exhilarating experience as you float high in the air and then dip down into the Rio Grande Gorge.

Flights usually take off in the early morning, at sunrise. Dress warm. Taos ballooning companies offer balloon safety and flight lesson, including firing off the burners and flying the balloon. If you wish, you can take the lesson. But, most just enjoy letting the pilot have the control and are there just for the ride.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.38%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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