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Beautiful Mountain Retreat Just Minutes From the Slopes!!

Taos Ski Valley, NM, USA
  • Chalet2244 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay0 - 2 nights

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

OVERALL DESCRIPTION

Tucked into the base of a mountain and surrounded by aspen and blue spruce trees, Casa de Toro is a luxurious, spacious 2,244 square foot, all-electric, 3-level, 3-bedroom, 2-bath chalet that sleeps 8 people. The casa is a few yards from the banks of the Rio Hondo which flows down from the Taos Ski Valley resort just 3.5 miles upstream. Every aspect of the house reflects the unique character of Taos: hand-carved posts and corbels, hand-made outdoor sconces, tongue-and-groove white pine ceilings, hand-plastered walls, and either red oak, carpet, or ceramic tile flooring.

LIVING ROOM

As you walk in the front door, to your right is the living room with its two-story cathedral ceiling.  A wall of 8 windows on the river side of the room gives you a floor-to-ceiling view across the Rio Hondo to the mountain beyond.  A ceiling fan at the apex of the ceiling creates a gentle breeze to circulate the air and bathes the room in light at night.

The living room furniture includes a large sectional with a recliner at each end, a recliner chair, and a large, authentic Taos drum coffee table.  You can gently drum the “table” with the two beaters.  In one corner of the living room, beside the wall of windows, is a wall-mounted 40' high definition Samsung television with over 120 channels to chose from. On the other side of the wall of windows is a wood burning stove that generates enough heat to keep you warm and cozy. Firewood is provided and stored under the front deck.

STUDY/THIRD BEDROOM

Connected to the living room through a set of pocket doors is the study and third bedroom.  The room contains a red-leather sofa sleeper that makes into a queen-plus bed that is the most comfortable sofa sleeper you'll ever find.  On the opposite wall to the sleeper is a desk custom made by Jason Rathbun, a custom furniture maker in Taos.  An HP LaserJet printer is available for you to print out any files, boarding passes, etc.  Surrounding the opening for the pocket doors are bookshelves, also made by Jason, with a wide range of games and books.

DINING ROOM

On your left as you enter the front door is the dining area.  The oak table, which has two optional leaves, can easily accommodate 8 diners in the red leather dining chairs. The spirit of New Mexico is reflected in the tableware: it is a replica of the tableware used in the dining cars of the Santa Fe railroad during the heyday of passenger trains.

KITCHEN

Opening into the dining room is the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen.  The large, thick, granite bar separating the kitchen from the dining room is wide enough for not only a glass cooktop and downdraft over the built-in Thermador convection oven, but also a seating space for two bar stools.  All the other countertops in the kitchen are the same thick crystal blue granite.  Stainless steel is prevalent in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plumbing fixtures, and cookware.

MASTER BEDROOM

The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with a Serta independent spring mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, and a Hungarian goose down comforter.  You need a place to keep your clothes, so there is a chest of drawers and a double closet. All of the bedroom furniture, including the matching bedside tables and a bench, was also custom made for us by Jason Rathbun.

MASTER BATHROOM

The master bathroom is spa-like with tile-covered walls and floor, and a granite countertop.  The large walk-in shower, with a river rock floor and wall accent that remind you of the Rio Hondo, has two shower heads to chose from: a hand-held and a rain shower head.

LOFT

Besides providing sleeping space for 4 people in 3 beds, the loft is a quiet, secluded, yet spacious, place for reading or taking a nap while another ceiling fan gently circulates the air. A window overlooks the living room so you can check out what’s happening below. If you want some outside air, just open the French doors and go out on the attached deck. The loft bathroom is also spacious with a walk-in shower and a granite countertop large enough for all your necessities.

OUTSIDE

A covered parking area under the deck on the river side of the casa is large enough to protect 2 cars from the elements so you don't have to clean the snow off your car to go to the slopes after a winter snowstorm!  On the front side of the casa is another uncommon convenience: a winch.  This 400-pound capacity electric winch and its basket are great for lifting luggage, groceries, firewood, etc. from the third ground level parking area to the main living area. (A block and tackle pulley system is also available for easily lifting luggage from the front deck to the loft deck.)

Keywords: Cabin, Private House, Mountain, Ski, Fish, Hiking

Property Manager

Kayta Tracey

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Feb 02, 2018
About Kayta Tracey

Worth and Mary Nell, the owners of Casa de Toro, are siblings and long-term aficionados of Northern New Mexico. While we were growing up in Amarillo, TX, our family spent many summer vacations in the cool, clean air of the New Mexico Rockies. Our captivation with the Taos area continues to today even though Worth and his family live in Austin, TX and Mary Nell and her family live in Nashville, TN. We get to Casa de Toro as often as we can during the year and consider the casa to be our 'home away from home.'

Kayta Tracey purchased this Chalet in 1970

Why Kayta Tracey chose Arroyo Seco

The story of Casa de Toro began in 1969 when our parents found the perfect place — the Taos Ski Valley — to build their long-sought cabin 'in the mountains'. Construction began in 1970, mostly performed by our dad with help from Worth when he was home from college. Named after the Bull-of-the-Woods meadow near Mt. Wheeler, Casa de Toro was a family retreat from the hot, dry summers of our home town Amarillo, Texas for 34 years. In 2006 after inheriting it, we decided to remodel and enlarge the cabin. As we delved further into the remodeling process we realized that the cabin was in need of some extensive updating. Construction began in the summer of 2008 and was finished 18 months later. Casa de Toro has had a long, distinguished, and loving 40-year history with our family. Today, our two families are the proud, second-generation owners of a place that is in its second life. While our parents are not here to see it, we know that they would really like what we have done and we hope you do, too.

What makes this Chalet unique

For us, Casa de Toro has always been the perfect place to relax, fish, and enjoy the beauty and mystique of Taos. We have also used it as a 'base camp' for sightseeing and day-long excursions to other parts of New Mexico.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon, California Queen size
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Includes day bed and trundle bed
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Opens up to a queen plus sized bed

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
        • 2

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Across the Rio Hondo which is just yards from the front door

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Computer Available
                        MacBook computer and HP laser jet printer
                      • Covered Parking
                        Room for 2 cars
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        A Bosch dryer In the laundry room
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Telephone
                        Cordless hand sets throughout the casa
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        A Bosch washer In the laundry room
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        Firewood supplied

                        Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Keurig Hot Beverage Station w/ selection of coffees and teas
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Replicas of Santa Fe Railroad dinnerware
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Fully stocked pantry
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Seats up to 10 people with table leaves
                              • Dining Area

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    100 channels
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        900 sq. ft.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub

                                                Attractions

                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • A 400 lb. capacity electric winch to lift luggage, groceries, firewood, etc. to the main level; clothes steamer; steam iron and ironing board

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    14 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely home

                                                                    Cris S.

                                                                    Will hopefully be back next year , had a great time

                                                                    Perfectly cozy cabin

                                                                    debby m.

                                                                    What a truly beautiful cabin nestled in the mountains. It was impeccably clean with everything we needed for a wonderful ski trip. We were fully informed about how everything works, as well as a few shortcomings with wifi (which was actually a blessing and got our kids off their devices!). It was cozy with lots of charm. I hope to return again someday!

                                                                    As Advertised!

                                                                    Amber H.Denton, TX

                                                                    My family and I have stayed at several vacation cabins, and this one does not fall short. Close to the Taos Ski Valley made it perfect. With the cold weather, the cabin stayed warm without the need of a fire. Not to mention how nice the cabin was kept.

                                                                    Great Cabin with all the comforts of home.

                                                                    tom l.

                                                                    Just can't say enough how nice this cabin is. Impeccably clean and everything from the coffee to an available clothes steamer. Comfortable and the perfect distance from TSV and Taos. Great

                                                                    Amazing property!

                                                                    Collin B.

                                                                    We enjoyed our stay! The beds were very comfortable, and there were plenty extra blankets, linens, and towels. Very spacious! We skied and enjoyed how close we were to the ski valley! Our party of 7 will be coming back!

                                                                    Great property

                                                                    Steve U.

                                                                    Great property. Perfect blend of rustic surroundings with modern amenities. Would definitely recommend

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Taos Ski Valley, NM, USA

                                                                    Llama trekking

                                                                    Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Casa de Toro can also be rented as a 1 or 2 bedroom home. Please contact us for pricing. Discounts are available for smaller parties. The cleaning fee is subject to change depending on the amount of guests.

                                                                    $298avg/night
                                                                    14 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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