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The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Take yourself back in time when life was much simpler. Come and stay at a real working farm. The Tree House is located on a 13.5 acre private estate in the Beautiful Valdez Valley just 6 miles north of Taos.

The Tree House is a fairy-tale cottage, hand built by the owner, who is a Taos artist and metal sculptor and furnished with handmade furniture and antiques. There is peace and quite except for the rustling of the giant 200 year old cottonwoods and the rushing of the Rio Hondo River as it makes its' way to the Rio Grande. The Tree House has a balcony that over looks a 100 ft. pond with French geese and Mallard Ducks.

A short walking distance on the other side of the property is the working part of the farm, consisting of Alpacas, Ducks, Geese, Chickens and of course the gentle Great Pyrenees dogs that watch over all. You are welcome to feed the Alpacas, learn about their history and in early summer you might even see a cria (baby Alpaca) or you can walk to he top of the hill and watch the chickens.

There is lots of wildlife in the Valley and you might occasionally see a Bear, coyote, Deer, Fox or even an Elk on the property.

We are located half way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. About a 10 min drive in either direction.

Come stay with us and enjoy tranquility in the Land of Enchantment.

To rent this property please contact us by e-mail as there is usually not anyone available to answer the phone.

Contact us for availability.

Keywords: Tree House, Private Estate, Working Farm, Alpaca Farm, Vacation Rental, Guest House, Alpaca Farm Store

More Details

Owner
Jun Greathouse
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Jun Greathouse

Jim and Jun Greathouse moved from Southwest Kansas for the health benefits of the northern New Mexico climate. Both Jim and Jun are art lovers and this also gave Jim an opportunity to cultivate is art career. Jun also has an alternative medical practice specializing in homeopathy and nutrition.

Jun Greathouse purchased this estate in 1996

Why Jun Greathouse chose Valdez

We purchased this property because of the beauty of Valdez Valley and the mountains. The closeness to the town of Taos and also to Taos Ski Valley.

What makes this estate unique

It is wonderful to sit on the Tree House balcony looking out over the 100 ft. pond watching the ducks and geese and listening to the sound of the river as it makes its' way to the Rio Grande.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us be in the Tree House!

Love,
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Valdez Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

Reviews

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The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 89 reviews
5

Family fun!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an incredible time with our boys 4 and 7 years old. They felt like they were in a story book and loved their time with the owners Jun and Jim.

They will remember this weekend for the rest of their life as they learned so much about the surroundings and enjoyed the fall weather and leaves.

Our oldest even made an episode of his YouTube channel about his adventure.

The town of Taos is so close and was great to visit.

We will definitely would like to return one day.

Check out our sons video and we hope it helps you see the property from a kids point of view. HIT - Treehouse Adventure

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a tremendous stay in the treehouse for 3 nights. The photos are nice, but in person it's even more beautiful. This truly is a special place. Very well kept, everything you need, and best of all are Jun and Jim, who are wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great People to deal with!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful place and the Jun is extremely nice and helpful. We saw and feed the Alpacas and had a great time. Jim is very nice and a very interesting man. He's grest with the metal works.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean and gorgeous setting. Quiet and comfortable. Owners are personable and welcoming. I wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lifetime Memory

  • 5 of 5

The Tree House is quiet, stunningly beautiful, and the perfect place to relax. It's easy to find, but secluded and serene. A very short drive takes you to Arroyo Seco. Taos is only a short distance too, as is the ski slope. Most important, the Greathouses are very caring and respectful hosts, and keep the Tree House in perfect condition. You'll love seeing the alpacas, and their wonderful Great Pyrenees guard dogs. My wife and I needed to breathe, and this was the place! The Tree House is a lifetime memory.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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The property at this time of year is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

It was so alive with the bees buzzing and birds chirping, the sounds of the running creek and the occasional humming bird whistling by. The grounds were beautifully kept but so wild at the same time. And the little tree house was the perfect place to host a little vacation for my 10 year old grandson from the city. He never once was bored. The alpacas were a bonus and so lovely to see how beloved and we'll cared for they were by Jun and Jim. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Albuguerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Abes
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Arryo Seco
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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