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Las Piedras -Southwestern Adobe Oasis - 3 Bd, 2 BA, 2900 Sq Ft

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

A captivating 2900 square foot retreat on 5 acres surrounded by tall Pinon and Austrian pines, mature deciduous trees and boasting of incredible mountain views in all directions. A large portal with deck facing north and east and private garden sanctuary off the dining area offer extended luscious outdoor living. A very large and new private hot tub offers wondrous star gazing after a day of sight seeing, skiing, hiking and fishing. There is a 2 car garage available to store your equipment. Once inside, guests enjoy a haven of delight from the light filled country kitchen and the charming living room with wood burning Kiva fireplace opening to the plant-filled solarium (sun room). When your party tires of the incredible mountain views the 50 inch flat screen TV is there for additional visual pleasure and entertainment. A large master suite with spa-like bath and Swedish sauna is adjacent to the den which contains a queen size custom built Murphy bed, queen size futon and Satellite TV.

Previous owners (2 Taos artists) added an upscale and very large contemporary luxury bathroom. Included are his and hers separate vanities and sinks. The soaking tub, separate from the double shower head stall shower, leads to the Swedish sauna which are all there for your added relaxation and pleasure. Luxurious upscale bedding and furnishings are offered in a meticulously cared for home with abundant Taos charm. This unique adobe rental home is truly a Taos oasis waiting to serve the party looking to get away from it all and experience absolute serene privacy in an authentic adobe home.

Keywords: privacy, mountain views, hot tub, dry sauna, HDTV, wireless high speed internet, 2 car garage, pet friendly

More Details

Maria Dickerson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Maria Dickerson

I am Maria Dickerson, owner of Las Piedras, a beautiful home in Taos, NM. I live in Northern California and have always loved the Southwest.

Maria Dickerson purchased this house in 2009

Why Maria Dickerson chose El Prado

Las Piedras is located in a wonderful area of Taos. It is an easy 20-30 minute drive to the Taos Ski Valley and just minutes to the Taos Plaza. The home has absolute privacy, yet is close to nearby attractions (Millicent Rogers museum, Rio Grande Gorge) and minutes away from the center of town with many outstanding restaurants and shops. The views from the home are stunning.

What makes this house unique

Las Piedras is a home with spa-like amenities. Visitors can be content not leaving the premises because you are surrounded by 5 acres of privacy. A large hot tub with beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, a large soaking tub, dry Swedish Sauna and all the modern amenities of wireless high speed internet, and a 50 inch plasma HDTV provide relaxation and entertainment. Las Piedras is much more than a rental home and it is furnished with high quality linens, beds, furniture and kitchen equipment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Additional photos can be e-mailed upon request.
Feb 2010
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El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Also contains the Swedish dry sauna
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , (1) King bed or (2) twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , (1) Queen size Murphy Bed and (1) Queen size futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , (1) King bed or (2) Twin beds
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (1) Queen size sofabed
  • The hall bedroom has (1) king bed or (2) twin beds. The Den has a Queen size Murphy bed and Queen size futon. The master bedroom has (1) king bed or (2) twin beds. The sunroom has a Queen size sofabed. Beds can be configured by request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


Everything about this place was perfect!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 18, 2015

We had an awesome time at Las Piedras. Five stars aren’t enough! The home had an antique, relaxing feel. The effect was mesmerizing just like one would experience at the spa, with the difference that the calming effect lasts way more than just an hour or two. Pictures don’t do justice to this property. One must stay to experience beauty and calming effect of the cottage. From the entrance there are outstanding views of the mountains. The living area also had great mountain views. From the sunroom you could spot rabbits running in the bushes. There were skylights at multiple locations in the home that kept the home well illuminated. The kitchen is fully equipped with whatever one might need. It is clean and well kept. We were a large group and cooked at home. Cid’s grocery is close-by where you can find local organic grocery items. The vacation home is spacious. Master bath is a home in itself. Amenities are excellent; sauna, spa, washer and dryer, and kitchen appliances, ping-pong room, lots of games, tons of books, patio with excellent views and grill and the list keeps going on. A week is not enough to enjoy this place. It is a perfect retreat for family and friends. Needless to say, next time we visit Taos, we know where our home is!!

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Las Piedras -Southwestern Adobe Oasis - 3 Bd, 2 BA, 2900 Sq Ft
average rating of 4.529412 based on 18 reviews
San Antonio

What a beautiful artistic expression of the builder's vision and the owner's passion!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so comfortable, interesting, homey, funky, fully functional for anything we needed, and where I plan to spend every August for the rest of my life! I guess I'm turning into a "mature" adult as we totally enjoyed our gin and tonic on our choice of porches while watching the birds at the birdfeeder. Cooking was a joy in the well-designed kitchen. The location was very convenient. And the weather was so much more desirable than the Texas summer we left behind. The hot tub under the stars and sleeping with the windows open was idyllic. What a great home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property quiet close to town secluded

  • 5 of 5

This place is great plenty of room everything you could ask for Sauna hot tub big showers nice kitchen...real secluded for the area .. and close to town or roads leading to other towns very easy to get around once you get your bearings ? Chuck was great and his Sister May was too great people !! We will be back nice and cool there in the summer 82/50 you cant beat it ...

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanger, TX

Beautiful house with tons of character

  • 5 of 5

The house was even more beautiful in person than the photos. We were amazed by all of the detail and art in every room. You can tell a lot of thought went into making this house feel so warm and inviting. The kitchen is stocked with just about every dish, utensil and spice you might need to cook with. The location is perfect. It is a quick drive to downtown Taos, Taos ski valley and Angel Fire. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend this house to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southlake, TX

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this El Prado Adobe house and had a great time. The views were outstanding, it was close to town yet isolated from the noise. The home was clean and ready as described and had ample beds for our large family. The location was a quick drive to Taos Ski Valley.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taos oin the winter

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the house and Taos. Wish we had more snow.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jupiter, FL


  • 4 of 5

Due to the weather, we arrived at the house late at night. It was hard to find due to the lack of street lights and the dirt roads, but we made it! As coordinated with the caretaker, Chuck, we found the key and house was all lite up for us upon our late arrival. The layout of the house was kind of funky, but it worked for our family. One past review made a comment of a "musty" smell. We thought it smelled musty when we arrived but once we moved in, we did not notice it again. The house was cleaned and had plenty of pillows and blankets for us to use. The instructions for the fireplace, heater, tv etc where very clear and easy to follow.

Our first mishap was with the dryer. It broke down before our arrival and due to the holidays and being that we were in Taos, it was not feasible to have it fixed. Chuck did try but had no luck. We had to hang our wet clothes in the sun room. It was inconvenient but with the heat of the day, the clothes dried right up. Chuck did offer to take care of our dirty laundry but we decided against it. We just made it work.

Our second mishap was with the T.V. It just died! We called Chuck and by the next night he brought us and installed a new T.V. The new T.V. worked just fine.

Lastly, the internet went down for one night, but it was back up in the morning. In the good side, Grammy had a great time bird watching. They had several bird feeders and a big bucket with seeds. We never used the sauna or the hot tub but they were available to us. The kitchen had all the gadgets necessary and all the supplies we needed. The one thing we found odd, was that we were requested not to use more than 5 sheets of toilet paper per flush or the system would clog up. We had to flushed multiple times, every time you "went" to the bathroom to make sure only 5 sheets of toilet paper were flushed at one time.

The house was about a 25 min drive to the ski slopes and about 10 min drive to the town. Unfortunately, there was very little snow- but it was still fun.

Even though we had some mishaps, the house worked just fine for us. Chuck was always available. He was very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rental rates are only guidelines. For an actual quote, please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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