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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 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.

More Details

Trinh Le
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

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 our second home.

Trinh Le purchased this house in 2008

Why Trinh Le chose New Mexico

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 includes 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.

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:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 6 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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 4.9666667 based on 33 reviews
Lawrence, Kansas

Beautiful House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time in Taos and this house was perfect for us. Spacious, clean and beautifully decorated in New Mexican decor. Made our trip so relaxing and easy. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback! Plenty of things to do and enjoy both inside and outside of the house! We do offer a 10% discount on rent for returned guests. So, do come back anytime! Trinh
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Los Alamos, NM

Beautiful house with a breathtaking view of Taos mountain!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a serious Northern New Mexico charmer!! We were three couples in Taos for a long weekend to enjoy a music festival. The house was everything we expected and more! The great room was perfect for all of us to hang out together. All the bedrooms were lovely and felt private. The hot tub and 2nd story gazebo were fabulous!! As there were three redheads in the group the hot tub being covered was doubly great! The house was well stocked with everything we needed and very well maintained. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ansolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and roomy house with wonderful furnishings and decor in a stunning location. We had a pleasant and peaceful stay and hope to return someday.

Rick and Reiko

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home-layout and design was perfect for our family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The cooking, living, dining spaces were well designed and provided a space for everyone. I wouldn't change anything about the common area. Would like to see an update in the bed linens, but would not hesitate to stay here again.

Our family group included my husband and myself, two adult children who each brought a friend, and our 11-yr old son.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property! It was stocked very well for all of our cooking needs and with plenty of dishes. There were 8 in our group and we had plenty of room and was never crowded. Amazing views of the mountains. We liked the fact it was out of town a few miles but still easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. The owners are very responsive to messages. If we visit the Taos area again we will definitely consider the eastern star retreat!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to have you at Eastern Star Retreat! Come again soon!
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Colorado Springs

Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

Third trip to Eastern Star and it was fantastic as always. New high speed internet was great for movies and for the kids. Thanks again for making such a wonderful place available

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your repeat visits and nice reviews. We want all guests to enjoy their stay at Eastern Star Retreat as much as we do! Blessings to you and yours.
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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.


Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard bargain rate
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak winter
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak winter
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard bargain rate
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard bargain rate
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak winter
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $150
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.
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