It's happy snow season. It snowed early this year so it's looking good for skiing and other winter activities. Then come cuddle up next to the adobe fireplace in Luna Vista, or relax in the hot tub. If skiing's not your thing, visit the Taos Pueblo, eat at any of the fine restaurants, shop around the Plaza, or just relax at Luna Vista, your spacious adobe home. Enjoy the glorious views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristo Range from the front porch or the hot tub. Or, take in the views from Luna Vista's roomy interior. Sleeping features are a bedroom with a massive king sleigh bed and another with two queens. The sofa pulls out to a queen in the living room as well. The house is built with traditional viga ceilings and tile floors and sports furniture built for comfort, a complete kitchen with enough room for two cooks, original Southwestern art work and a cozy TV nook with recliners off the living room. The banquet-type dining table and openness make for great for entertaining yet the home encourages intimate getaways as well. While in Taos, visit the Taos Pueblo, or any number of shops, restaurants, music venues, museums and art galleries. Enjoy Taos Ski Valley or one of the many colorful towns nearby, then return to the serenity of your accommodations.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Sleeps 1-6; 2 Bedrooms (3 beds), 2 Baths, 1 lrg. pull-out in living room.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 15, 2018
About Sally Ooms
I have a career as a print journalist, and wrote a non-fiction book at a casita on the property. The book is called Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. A native of Kansas City, I lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years. I moved to San Francisco, then the California Delta in 2013 after an extensive book tour. I owned and ran an art gallery and store in Isleton, CA, for four years. Now my one and only and I, and dog Jack, are traveling the U.S. in our Winnebago Retro named Smily. More books on the way, I hope, and I have been painting en plain air at some amazing spots on the West Coast. Always miss Taos, of course. But we return fairly often. Manager Madrona is on site to help with any visitor needs.
Sally Ooms purchased this House in 2003
Why Sally Ooms chose El Prado
The mountains and quality of light found in and around Taos have become part of my soul. I love the organic feel of an adobe house. Plus I am a sucker for a view. That's why I chose my particular viewing spot. The sunrises and sunsets always delight. Watching the moon rise from the portal is magic.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Southwestern Charm in El Prado
This was the third time I stayed at Sally’s lovely home. As we drove up into the drive way, I said to my husband, “Welcome home.” We met our friends there and shared the beautiful abode with them. One of our friends commented that we should come back twice a year for relaxation and renewal. There was plenty of room for four people to comfortably knock around for 3 days. The kitchen was well-appointed and we cooked two delicious dinners in it. Everything was in tip top condition. The hot tub was clean and set at a perfect temperature. There was plenty of firewood to make fires and the entire place felt clean and well cared for. We hopefully will return many times to come.
Thank you so much for the review. I didn't realize this was your THIRD time. I am so grateful you feel at home here. Thank you for sharing it with your friends. I hope you do have an opportunity to come back soon.
Very lovely place
We really enjoyed our time even though we had to leave early due to my daughter had torn her miniscus the day before we left.
Thanks so much for the review, Brita. It was so nice to meet you. Glad you had a good time. I hope your daughter is doing better and that you come back sometime soon.
Great place to stay!
The house was beautiful with great views over the valley up to the mountains. The king bed was so comfortable that it was hard to get up and moving. The house is very well equipped with anything you might need. Check in was a breeze and we would 100% stay here again!!
Great Quiet Place
Really nice, spacious home - the kitchen was nicely stocked, even found coffee and tea. Nice quiet place out in the country, but still close to Taos. As was someone else mentioned the bathrooms could have brighter lights and better mirrors. Thank you for your kind welcome when we arrived. We really enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area.
Felt like home
This beautiful home is well represented in the photos except that it was more roomy than I visualized. The personal effects made one feel at home. There were visiting dogs from the neighborhood that kindly asked for treats and we loved their welcome. The caretaker made sure we were up to speed and then left us to enjoy our stay. We would love to stay at this location again, it's an amazing Taos style home which has easy access to the area. It's not a new home but it's character is lovely and inviting and comfortable. Extremely comfortable. Love having the hot tub to end the eve and start the day.
Thank you for your kind review and for sharing your feelings about the place we find special as well.
Come back soon.
We absolutely loved our stay in El Prado. Clean, beautiful, responsive owner/caretaker. More awesome than even the pictures described.
Only improvement we would suggest; better lighting and a full-length mirror. We were there for my son’s wedding and couldn’t find proper lighting for doing make-up, testing, etc. Nor a full-length mirror to check our camera-ready looks! But these were very specific needs and we worked around it. Check out was a little early after a late wedding night. Would have loved an extra hour. Otherwise, it was fabulous! Thank you for everything!
So happy that you spent a good time at Luna Vista during your special wedding time. I'm so sorry that you didn't find the full-length mirror in the cedar closet in the master bedroom. I'm quite sure it is still there. Unless I am dreaming. But the other bedroom definitely needs one. I have a good friend who came to visit who complained about that years ago! It shall be remedied. Thanks for the tip-off.
As far as the issue of check-out, that is at the request of the cleaning people. But, we can review the time with them. And, I hope people will always ask for more time if they need it. Thanks for being flexible. Come back soon.
Two Hour Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 15 Min. from Taos) The ski valley for winter fun is 25 minutes away (Taos Ski Valley) and there are others in the area. The house is a nice base in the summer for people who want to hike, raft, walk, enjoy Taos Pueblo or excellent small museums and great restaurants.
Additional information about rental rates
Pets are welcome. When you arrive, you will be asked to give my managers a check for $50 per pet as a refundable deposit. The check is then torn up after the maid checks the home. Usually no problem. There is no fenced yard. Pets must be walked and taken with you when you go out or kenneled. I have a kennel if you don't want to travel with one.