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"Semi"- Ski In, Ski Out (We'll explain)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Winter Guests: Note "SEMI"-ski in/ out description below.

Secluded 2 story log house on 2 acres, with meadow, trees, including aspen. It backs onto a 'greenbelt', adding to privacy of the location. Great mountain range views from covered back deck, which is large enough for dining and rocking chair relaxing. Located within Angel Fire Resort, but only 3 other houses within view from the property. About 2/3 way up the ski mountain (9,500'); privacy, yet access to resort.

2 master bedrooms, each w/ Queen bed and full bath; 3rd bedrm downstairs w/ bunk & trundle beds & 1/2 bath. Downstairs great room has two sofa beds. Wireless internet.

House has upstairs 'great room' and downstairs 'great room', with wood-burning fireplaces on both levels and big screen TV and bar downstairs.

WINTER: We call it "SEMI"-ski in/ ski out because you can drive a residential road 1.5 miles laterally along the ski mountain to a "green" (easy) ski run, where you can park, walk 10 yards, and ski directly onto the Angel Fire ski slopes ('semi'-ski in/ ski out). This little known access to the slopes is used by Locals. We do NOT recommend this access for those who have never skied before, but for those comfortable on their skis it's great! (Do not have to park at mountain base to access ski slope; avoid all the traffic and crowds !)

The house is on a gently sloping private 2 acres. Kids can slide down the snowy slope and cavort in the meadow, all within view of parents relaxing on the covered deck.

Summer: Resort has horseback riding, golf, tennis, fishing, etc. (Can ride horses from the resort stables up to the meadow, eat lunch, ride back down the mtn.) 4-wheeling, mountain biking, hiking, and other mountain activities available nearby. Less than 30 minutes to Taos for shopping, etc. Within 'Enchanted Circle' drive.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About The Owner

This house is owned by my brother, Terry Laughlin; sister, Sharon Nunley; and I, Lynn Laughlin. My brother is a realtor with Re/Max in Coppell, Texas; my sister is married to an independent oil and gas producer in Graham, Texas; and I am an investor located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Angel Fire

Angel Fire, NM, is accessible by one day car drive from West Texas; Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex; and Oklahoma City areas. It is less than a mile from private access to the Angel Fire ski slopes. It is a family-oriented, somewhat remote area, but it does have a nice airport for private planes. The house feels remote, but it is within the Angel Fire Resort (only two other houses are visible from the house). It is located on 2 acres, which includes a meadow and aspen groves; and it is backed by a green belt.

What makes this house unique

Secluded family getaway. It is less than 4 miles from the village of Angel Fire and about 1 mile from private access to the Angel Fire ski slopes (for 'semi'-ski in/ ski out). Our two acres provides privacy and room for kids to roam. This house will attract summer renters who crave quiet and escape from the world, along with spectacular mountain range views. It will attract winter renters who want quick and easy access to the ski slopes-- without all the hassle of ski base traffic, congested parking lots, and large crowds. This house provides maximum seclusion and escape from the world with safety and ready access to Angel Fire. Less than 30 miles from Taos, NM, and Red River, NM, ski areas.


Angel Fire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
2 acres, board games, books; darts, horseshoes, & roping. Hiking up & down greenbelt; on elk migration path; other wildlife, e.g., turkey, bear, deer, birds, etc.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful setting. Loved the elk, deer and hummingbirds.

  • 3 of 5

Property is in process of remodel but didn't inhibit our stay, Missed our king size bed, but made it through the queen. Rental information said they had hummingbird feeders but we could not find them. We purchased our own and had such a great time watching the birds. The hots pad in kitchen were not clean so had to wash them. Also, great for couples but the spiral stairs and lack of safety rails around stair opening would be a real concern if young children in group. We did very much enjoy our stay and setting is great for watching wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was nice with spectacular views. Very peaceful and beautiful surroundings with obviously easy access to the Enchanted Circle. A great place to get away and enjoy some quiet time with the family.

Gary M. - Keller, Tx

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the place to stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time here. Very comfortable house with beautiful views. We had 7 adults and 2 kids under the age of 4 and we had plenty of room. Love to open kitchen and living area. Awesome rock fireplace. The resort reported 21 inches of snow, during a 48 hours period while we were there. The house backs up to a meadow that is great for sliding. We're already talking about staying here next year. Glad I found it on VRBO. Owner was very nice and quick to answer all questions. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

It's 2 stories. You walk into the top story. The top story has a large outside deck, living room, kitchen, dining area, 2 master bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms. The bottom floor has a half bath, bedroom with a bunk bed, the laundry room, and a large living room with 2 fold out couches. It can easily accommodate 2 families and allow the kids to have their own space on the bottom floor.

The good: clean, 2 large living rooms, plenty of sleeping space, quiet, beautiful views, the price, fast wifi, 8-10 minute drive to the base of the mountain, nice/responsive owners, lots of hot water, nice appliances, outside flat play area for kids to play in the snow and a slight hill for them to sled (not very many places on the mountain have outside space for kids to play safely).

The okay: the walkway to the house was icy and everyone in our family slipped on it while loading/unloading (there was a bit of ice salt provided but not enough to help with that ice). The parking spot down the road to park close to the green ski trail would be great if you can use the chili lift. The wind was bad when we were there so they kept closing the chili lift. If you miss the chili lift before 4:00 when it closes, you risk not being able to ski to your vehicle and ending up stuck at the bottom of the mountain. If you park there, be sure you can take the chili lift to the top of the mountain to then ski to your vehicle. Also, they are remodeling the home.... parts are finished while other parts need a bit more work. For example, small parts of the floor and kitchen cabinet toe board aren't completed. It's not very noticeable and didn't affect our stay. One last thing, there is an automatic outside bright light attached to the house. Maybe we weren't smart enough to find the switch but it was really bright coming through our window even with the drapes pulled.

The space in the house, price, and outside environment made it an excellent stay. We would stay here again and we would recommend it. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful! The house was nicely renovated and the space around the house is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house is quite a ways up the moutanin (4 miles), which feels like a long ways in the snow. However, snow plows are always on the road and it is pretty easy driving. The house itself is beautiful and the upstairs was recently renovated and it is amazing! The views are also incredible. Our favorite part was how much space was around the house. We brought both of our big dogs and they absolutely loved all the area to run around! We would definitel stay at this location again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Skiing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house is very nice. The circle driveway allows plenty of room for parking. The house is large and has 3 single beds, 2 sofa beds, 2 queen beds, and a fairly large couch that was used as a bed. The house is perfect for two families because of the two bedrooms for the adults and the downstairs, including the 3rd bedroom, for all of the kids. The fireplace was great and all the wood you'll need is stacked and ready to go. The house is very close to the ski slope as described on the listing. It was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 12.17%

Reservations refundable until 60 days before arrival; 50% refundable until 30 days before arrival.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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