2 Master Bedrooms & Den and 2 Bathrooms
About Richard Kruse
Welcome - and we invite you to experience the magic of Casa Buena Vista!
Richard Kruse purchased this House in 2007
Why Richard Kruse chose Arroyo Seco
Casa Buena Vista is a dream come true! It was more than 25 years ago when we first experienced Taos...and the magic lives on! And we now call it our companion home - a perfect getaway with 'all mod-cons.' We love Taos given its beauty, culture and people - rich with art and steeped in history. Home to Taos Pueblo, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and a colorful array of surrounding communities like the charming Village of Arroyo Seco. We chose to reside in the charming Village of Arroyo Seco given its small New Mexican village atmosphere - variety of restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops - and location [situated majestically below Taos Mountain (and the Taos Ski Valley Canyon) and conveniently between the town of Taos (9 mi) and Village of Taos Ski Valley (9 mi)]. And there are many folktales told in New Mexico about how some towns came to be. There are few, however, which can match the beauty of the tales surrounding the founding of the Village of Arroyo Seco.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home with breathtaking views. Enjoy the silence, privacy and on a clear night, the galaxies of stars above.
These guests are Songwriters with real Talent...oh, and the real Karma they left behind for us & other guests to enjoy is Priceless!
This was by far the best location and best home we have stayed in for our family ski trip near TSV, and we go yearly. The bed linens, the layout of the home, they have all the extras you forget about when you are packing and it just makes the stay and trip so much smoother. We will rent here every year. Our 4 kids and us fit in this house perfectly, and everyone having their own space when you come in after long days skiing is such a plus. They are also extremely responsive to answer quick questions. Truly a gem.
Guests like these help make it all worthwhile to share our home...thank you, again...and we hope to once again have the privilege to host you, again!
You can’t do New Mexico better than this
This is the third or fourth time we’ve stayed at Casa Buena Vista. We keep coming back because the views are stunning, the house is amazingly well stocked and the beds are really comfortable. And did I mention the views? We can see all the way across the valley from the front porch. The view makes my heart happy.
Terrific Week in Taos!
After having stayed in a dozen VRBOs we can confidently say that this house is well-above average. The views of the mountains all around are breath-taking, the house itself is beautiful and extremely well-equipped. In fact, we have never been in a vacation rental in which the kitchen was so well stacked with pots, pans, etc.. We ended up cooking some elaborate meals, particularly after we collected over 5 lbs. of Porcini mushrooms on one of our hikes. The owners have also been extraordinarily thoughtful in providing directions and labels for almost everything in the house. There was never any confusion about where do find or how to operate something. The only aspect that could bear improvement is that the grounds are barren around the house. But we didn't mind because our eyes were captivated by the mountain views. We will definitely come again for our next skiing vacation in Taos.
Wonderful stay, great hosts
Everything went very well with our stay in this terrific house. The house is very well equipped and well taken care of, and has a great view of the mountains. The kitchen is well stocked, including extras like an espresso machine. The location is quiet and serene, and convenient for hiking in the mountains near Taos ski valley, and for visiting the galleries and restaurants in the town of Taos. It's also walking distance to the Taos Cow (ice cream/breakfast) and restaurants in Arroyo Seco. The owner was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. Highly recommended. We look forward to staying again in the near future.
Wonderful stay, great home and helpful hosts
My family had a wonderful stay here for New Year's week, and we'd highly recommend it.
The location is very convenient if you plan to ski or explore the mountains but still want to drive into town – it’s halfway between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. The home is private and peaceful, adjacent to an open grazing field with a backdrop of mountains.
When we weren't skiing or exploring the area, we enjoyed the kiva (wood-burning fireplace) and cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. The house is clean, comfortably furnished and well cared-for.
The hosts are super-responsive and helpful and answered all our questions within minutes.
Our guests, like this wonderful family, are why we continue to share our home. And the good times they've experienced continues to live on!
Fun activities for all ages in the Taos area include: skiing, snowboarding in surrounding towns, mountain and desert hiking to rivers and waterfalls, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hot air ballooning, golf, tennis, and mountain biking. World class restaurants, shops, a cinema, including a weekly art film series, museums, art galleries, classes, and workshops. Something for everyone. The Taos Ski Valley has many fun events throughout the Winter; the Taos Film Festival takes place in March; the World Poetry Bout in June; the Solar Music Festival in July; the Fall Arts Festival in September; Mountain Film Festival and the Balloon Festival in October. Visit the Taos Pueblo the oldest continually occupied structure in North America with tours and several festivals open to the public.
Other Activities: Rafting; Geocaching
Golf: Taos Country Club
Located at 7,000 feet elevation in historic Taos, and featuring spectacular desert scenery with abundant sagebrush, challenging arroyos, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Taos Box Canyon, Taos Country Club offers one of the most dramatic golf experiences in New Mexico. Measuring a lofty 7,300 yards from the back tee, the links-style championship design will test the skills of even the most seasoned golfer, while its gently rolling terrain and four sets of tees make the course forgiving and enjoyable for all skill levels.
Ski: Taos Ski Valley
Taos is a great place to vacation with your family because there is so much to see and do. When you take a family ski vacation, you want wholesome fun and the time spent together to be rewarding. Taos is full of interesting, educational, life-enhancing and exciting activities: whether you are skiing, ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, hot air ballooning, or exploring new cultures, this vacation will be an experience you won't soon forget. Taos Ski Valley is the family fun leader and this year with improvements to their 'Out-to-Launch' Terrain Park, their Teen Center, and regularly scheduled evening activities, Taos is even more of a great family destination than ever.