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Best of Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon'

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms , 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

2 story Pueblo-style house just 5 miles from Taos Plaza, next to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest, with hiking trail out the back door. Designed and built by architect/owner, it has a pond, waterfall and courtyard, all rooms enjoy panoramic mountain views. Outside covered dining with gas BBQ grill and campfire ring. Great room with gas fireplace, cozy leather furniture, log vigas (hand hewn beams), radiant heat under tile floors. Hand-crafted furniture & pine cabinets (made by owners' architect son) an open gourmet kitchen (gas range, microwave,dishwasher, etc) stainless appliances and granite counters. Main floor bedroom (queen bed & courtyard access) with bathroom with large walk-in shower. Upstairs: 2 master-sized bedrooms with memory foam king bed and 2 twin beds (can made up as king) , gas fireplaces, private decks, bath with 6' soaking tub with mtn view and shower with seat. NEW outdoor Nordic Spa with views!

New Secluded Meditation Hut: We have a small meditation hut which is a short walk down flagstone stairs to a private wooded setting with a deck and 8' x 8' room with glass doors for meditating, writing, and relaxing. This is an added amenity for those interested in a quiet get-away space for contemplation and a true retreat on the property. Inquire for additional details.

On site option for additional 1-2 persons is our small 200 s.f. Casita, with its own 3/4 bath and kitchenette, queen size Murphy bed and private courtyard. Please inquire for additional details and pricing.

Nearby Taos Rio house available also: We have a new smaller guest house, the Taos Rio Eco Dwelling, just 1/4 mile down the canyon on the Taos de Fernando River. This 2BR, 2BA house sleeps 4, also with meditation hut by the river. House can be rented separately or in combination with the 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' house. Check out listing p361075.

More Details

Owner
David and Meredith Vaughn
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About David and Meredith Vaughn

My wife and I are lovers of the southwest and Taos area and found a property to build a custom home in 2000. Our family designed and built the house using local materials and techniques to the delight of many guests who have enjoyed the peaceful surroundings at the place we call the Retreat at Rancho Canyon.

David and Meredith Vaughn purchased this house in 2000

Why David and Meredith Vaughn chose Taos

Just outside Taos, but next to 100,000 acres of Carson National forest with great views, this property and area was love at first sight.

What makes this house unique

A great passive solar location with privacy, views, it has it all. We have added on to the house and provided new features which make it a true Retreat property!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Incredible home David and Meredith.



My family was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful and private 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' over Mother's Day weekend. My mother and father were visitng from the midwest and we thought we'd treat them to a get-away while they were visiting Colorado, they we're thrilled with the accomodations.



The home and the property could not be better outlined in the description, great views from every room, thoughtful space planning and decorating..the list goes on. It is evident when you enter the courtyard patio that David has put his architectural background to great use in the design and layout of each aspect of the home, and he, along with his wife Meredith and son Jordan, have done an excellent job decorating, designing and building furniture to compliment the SW theme. From the outdoor pond, waterfall, and firepit to the cozy living room and wonderful sleeping quarters the attention to detail is impeccable. It seems they have thought through every piece of this dream home, even going so far as to provide recycling, composting, and water saving measures to ensure the enjoyment of resources for all those that follow in our path. I promise, you will not be dissappointed during your stay.



The location of the home is also very convenient to town yet isolated enough to feel like you are in a secluded forest. Just 5 miles from Taos and all of the shops and museums it is the perfect answer to those looking for serenity, yet wanting to be close enough the experience the restaurants, museums, the pueblo, and the unique 'flavor' of the southwest.



Thanks again David and Meredith for sharing your wonderful home with us, we look forward to another visit in the future.
May 2009
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 6' soaking tub
  • Oversize tub has panoramic view of mountains. Relaxing shower with seat separate. Single vanity sink. Main floor bath has large shower. New outdoor Nordic Retreat Hot Tub just installed with privacy fence and view of mountains to the north.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Upstairs MBR with King Bed with Kiva gas FP and second large BR with 2 Twin beds and gas FP share large bath with Oversize 6' soaking tub with spectacular view, separate shower with seat. Main floor Queen bed in BR with courtyard access and adjoining 3/4 bath with oversize shower. Those needing more bedrooms can book concurrently with 2BR new River house located just 1/4 mile away- listing #361075
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Attractions: hiking (3 mile hiking trail directly behind house up Rancho Canyon in an old growth National forest), mountain biking, backpacking, wildlife viewing, skiing, snowboarding, hot springs soaking, fishing, shopping, bird watching, golfing, chamber music concerts, stargazing, rock climbing, sledding, hunting, hot air ballooning, museums, great music night life, gallery viewing in a city renowned for it's arts, terrific restaurants, cinema, ruins, Historic Taos Pueblo & it's seasonal celebrations, spiritual places to visit: kivas, moradas, zendos, monasteries, etc. Explore the historic old Taos charm of the plaza, and discover the Taos “mystique” which has inspired artists, writers, and visitors for hundreds of years. Culturally fascinating, every guest to Taos will feel blessed by it's open hospitality!

Reviews

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Best of Taos- 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon'
average rating of 4.965909 based on 89 reviews
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Kevin H.

  • 5 of 5

Incredible home David and Meredith.

My family was fortunate enough to stay at the beautiful and private 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' over Mother's Day weekend. My mother and father were visitng from the midwest and we thought we'd treat them to a get-away while they were visiting Colorado, they we're thrilled with the accomodations.

The home and the property could not be better outlined in the description, great views from every room, thoughtful space planning and decorating..the list goes on. It is evident when you enter the courtyard patio that David has put his architectural background to great use in the design and layout of each aspect of the home, and he, along with his wife Meredith and son Jordan, have done an excellent job decorating, designing and building furniture to compliment the SW theme. From the outdoor pond, waterfall, and firepit to the cozy living room and wonderful sleeping quarters the attention to detail is impeccable. It seems they have thought through every piece of this dream home, even going so far as to provide recycling, composting, and water saving measures to ensure the enjoyment of resources for all those that follow in our path. I promise, you will not be dissappointed during your stay.

The location of the home is also very convenient to town yet isolated enough to feel like you are in a secluded forest. Just 5 miles from Taos and all of the shops and museums it is the perfect answer to those looking for serenity, yet wanting to be close enough the experience the restaurants, museums, the pueblo, and the unique 'flavor' of the southwest.

Thanks again David and Meredith for sharing your wonderful home with us, we look forward to another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We (two adults and our two dogs) rented the Retreat at Rancho Canyon for 10 nights. This home was just what we were looking for – private, quiet, and restful but just a few easy driving minutes from town, beautiful views of Taos canyon, and the perfect location to easily access the hikes we did (Elliot Barker, Big Arsenic, La Vista Verde, Clear Creek, Rinconada Trail Loop, Williams Lake, Pot Creek, Amole Canyon, West Rim Trail). We especially loved the large, open and connected great room and kitchen space, the custom built-in bench seating for the dining table, the wonderful morning light in the huge master bedroom windows, and the walled courtyard and secured patio that our dogs could also enjoy. The abundance of local literature, information on local hikes, local field guides, tasteful southwestern art throughout the house, and well-equipped kitchen made our stay even more enjoyable. Ten stars for this great rental! We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rancho canyon retreat is a refuge where you can sit in a clean warm cozy space and view nature by a fire, while sipping your morning coffee or tea. You feel close to nature and yet the little town of Taos is just 10 minutes away. Listened to the birds sermonizing, the sound of a waterfall in the pond, and deeper silence in the tiny meditation hut in an arroyo on the property and walking in the old growth forest behind the house, made our stay memorable.

The house is very comfortable, amazing bed, lots of original art and artifacts and books to enjoy. Covered patio with barbecue and fire pit extended our time outdoors. We plan to return very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely. We enjoyed our stay there. It is so nice to sit in the patio area and relax by the fire pit and the pond was such a tranquil area to sit. Owners are very nice. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

Great views. Easy to access. Manager friendly and helpful. Thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Taos meditation and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Two of my friends and I rented this comfortable and beautiful home for a two-week yoga/silence retreat. We enjoyed the privacy of the three separate bedrooms, as well as the large open living areas in the kitchen, dining and living space. The kitchen was large enough for three people to make individual meals with ease - not easy to find. We did have to get in the car and drive a mile to hiking areas; the canyon behind the house was overgrown and not walkable for much distance. The meditation "hut"/standalone room was a very nice extra. We enjoyed the wide variety of book to red, and artwork to enjoy. David and Meredith built not just a house, but a home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: necessary

Located a short 3 miles up on the sunny side of beautiful Taos Canyon, just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Backs up to 100,00 acres of Carson National Forest (old growth forest) with many hiking trails nearby. Located approx. 40 min. from Taos Ski Valley, approx. 25 min. to Angel Fire Ski Area. Historic Taos Pueblo just 15 minutes away, in Taos over 85 art galleries and 5 museums and great local restaurants featuring gourmet and native New Mexico cuisine.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.31%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Best value is the weekly rate!
PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY CALENDAR BEFORE INQUIRING ! Discount may be given for last minute bookings, please inquire.

Well trained dogs may be allowed for $50 pet fee.

Rate based on occupancy of 4 adults. For 5th & 6th persons add $25 /person/ night. (Max 6) Small children may be exempt. Please call.

Well trained pets (dogs) considered for a $10/ night pet fee or $50.00 minimum

Can be rented in combination with listing 361075: 2BR, 2BA, 900 s.f. house that sleeps 4 just 1/4 mile away for 10% discount on both properties.

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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