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Summer sale price. Price shows sale rates. Great reviews, & great views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,195 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Private adobe house, 3 Bd 2 ba + sleeper sofa (Sleeps 6-9) King Bed in master

This spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath adobe 2200 sq foot home is 5 minutes from Taos and 20 minutes from Taos Ski Valley. Large windows overlook hundreds of undeveloped native Indian land and have unobstructed sunset and mountain views. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining and the fully equipped kitchen makes cooking a delight.

The master bedroom has a king bed and other two bedrooms have queen beds. Every bedroom is large and comfortable with reading chairs and great views.

Enjoy the jetted outdoor spa in total privacy on the walled patio or warm up on a chilly evening with the exterior chiminea.

The adobe walls of Tierra Madre are cool in the summer and warm in winter. Tierra Madre was designed with the comfort of guests in mind. An adobe house feels like no other. Heavy beams (vigas) span the ceilings in the traditional manner while thick plaster coats the walls. Warmth is provided by radiant floor heat. Imagine living as the Pueblo Indians have for thousands of years, but with all of the modern conveniences. Yes, you can even bring your own notebook computer and enjoy the free wi-fi and cable television.

You will feel like you have come home as you snuggle under down comforters and build a fire in the Kiva fireplace. Everything is provided from an espresso coffeemaker to comfortable chairs for those afternoons when all you want to do is read a book.

The large master bedroom provides an additional retreat with a king bed, television, jetted tub, large separate shower, reading chair and private door to the patio.

For those of you who can't get enough of the great outdoors the adobe walled flagstone patio overlooks the vast expanse of BIA land (Indian Pueblo land) and is the perfect place to watch shooting stars dart across the dark skies of Taos from the hot tub. Only an occasional cow can be seen from this extremely private getaway. It is obvious why the famous painter RC Gorman chose to live right across the road. This is a place of special beauty.

Keywords: Adobe Home, Taos Ski Valley, Taos, retreat, mountain view, private, ski valley, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, wifi, television, coffee maker, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, jetted tub, hot tub, patio, open floor plan, free parking, convenient,

More Details

Jim Yates
Member since: 2003
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:
April 25, 2018

About Jim Yates

After years of owning our own business we decided it was time for Chapter Two (or three). We lived in Tanzania, Guyana and Ukraine working for the US Peace Corps for about 10 years. As of January 2014 Jim is back in Taos and Anne commutes from Taos to different Peace Corps location around the World on short term assignments.

Jim Yates purchased this house in 2003

Why Jim Yates chose El Prado

We vacationed in Taos in 1990's and fell in love with it. We returned time and time again until We bought a house in 1999 and moved to Taos in 2000. We loved the year round beauty of the mountains, the artists, and fantastic sunshine. We finally found the perfect piece of land to build a custom home and built a home with the views, comfort and privacy as our first 3 priorities. It has BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs)land on 2 sides for maximum privacy. It is located between Taos and Ski Valley , close to everything yet it is a relaxing private place.

What makes this house unique

Sunset views, mountain views. Sitting on the flagstone patio sipping on morning coffee, soaking up the sunshine and the beautiful views. The perfect way to start the day.

After a great day of skiing, hiking, hitting the river, biking or taking in some new galleries it is delightful to turn out all the house lights and go out to the hot tub and just sit in the dark with the jets off and watch the bright stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a joy to be in such a relaxing setting. The adjoining BIA lands gave a sense of privacy. As we walked into the house, our trip around the world began with original art work, furniture and decor of various nations. The well equipped kitchen made cooking a snap. From sunrise to sunset, each window framed a beautiful landscape. Before bed it was hard to decide whether to listen to quiet jazz through the Bose sound system or float away in the hot tub gazing at the galaxy.

Thank you, Jim and Anne for sharing your authentic Taos home with us. Your prompt response to any query was outstanding. We loved staying in your immaculate, beautiful home. We hope to return whenever time allows.
Sep 2017
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El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2195 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large bath with separate shower and a deep jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Nice private room with views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , spacious room with great views
    livingroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Living room has a queen sleeper sofa & a day bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious room with great views with a Serta king sized bed
  • New luxurious King sized bed in Master bedroom.Queen size Beds in bedroom 2 & 3. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One is a queen sized sleeper sofa, one is a daybed/sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Near the village of Arroyo Seco and a 30 minute drive to spa at Ojo Caliente


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Summer sale price. Price shows sale rates. Great reviews, & great views
average rating of 4.942623 based on 123 reviews
Keller, TX


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been visiting Taos for over 20 years and Tierra Madre is one of the nicest homes we have ever stayed in!!! The views and location are wonderful. We enjoyed the sunsets on the back patio every night. The kitchen is well equipped and there is ample seating in the living area. Since our son lives in Taos and we were traveling with other couples a large living room to hang out in is a must!!! I would like to keep this gem of a property to myself, but that would not be fair Jim, the owner, who was great to deal with!! We will be back in May and Tierra Madre will be our first choice!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation of Tierra Madre. We built the house for the comfort of guests in mind and decorated it to make it feel like your "home away from home". It is always nice when someone appreciates it and feels at home.
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Relaxing fun weekend

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what was advertised on vbro. Incredible sunsets from back deck. Comfortable, great hot tub, quiet, already asked for September to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Vernon, ME

Great Location, Spacious Home with Southwestern Flair

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our 6-night stay at Tierra Madre, with 2 days spent skiing and 3 days of sightseeing (Abiquiu, Ojo Caliente, around the Enchanted Circle) and shopping (in Taos and Santa Fe). The house comfortably accommodates up to 6; we were a party of 4, so it was plenty big enough for us. The kitchen is well equipped. The living and dining areas are nicely furnished, if a bit brightly lit. Overall, this rental property is a good value for the money.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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avondale estates, Georgia

Great stay in Taos area!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time staying in the taos area! This is a great location and great house and very clean and organized! Would definitely stay here again! Awesome vacation!!! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrington, RI

This is an attractive, comfortable house with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Tierra Madre. This is a great house, attractively decorated but comfortable and casual. You can watch sunrise from one set of windows and sunset from another (which we did), relax in the hot tub after enjoying nearby hikes in the Rio Grande gorge or at Taos ski mountain (which we did) or take advantage of nearby restaurants, galleries and stores in town (not our thing but maybe yours).

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in El Prado/Taos

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in El Prado. Jim was very responsive and a wonderful host. The house had all the amenities for a very "homey" experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taos Pueblo
Taos Plaza
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
The Love Apple
Lambert's of Taos
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Pizza Out Back
Sabroso Restaurant and Bar
Taos Ski Valley Inc.
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Cow
ACEQ Restaurant
Michael's Kitchen
Wheeler Peak
Manby Hot Springs
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Taos Airport 5 miles, Santa Fe 65, Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 522
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Artist RC Gorman's old house
Nearest Point of Interest
Hundreds of acres of vacant land behind the house
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Blinking Light junction
Nearest Point of Interest
OBL (Old Blinking Light restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Arroyo Seco
Nearest Point of Interest
Italian Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Cid's Natural Food store
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Yoga and Massage studios
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Gorge-great views
Nearest Point of Interest
Gorge hiking trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Natural Hot springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Taos Pueblo
Nearest Point of Interest
Numerous hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Scenic river park
Car: necessary

This is a prime location to stay at located in between Taos and Taos Ski valley. Close to Taos for groceries, restaurants, and shopping, yet also close to Ski valley for skiing and forest hiking. Close but so nice with the quiet relaxing location It has BIA (federal land) on 2 sides so there are vast views of sunsets out the back windows or from the patio. Great views of the sunrise and the mountains out the front windows.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.75%

Multi-week or monthly stays are welcome with special discounted rates. Email for quotes on multi week or monthly rates.
Rates are subject to change. Rates are based on 6 person occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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