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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms (1 BR + studio w/ queen Murphy bed), 2 Bathrooms, Laundry, sleeps 4

Newly built by architect/owner this 900 s.f. Eco dwelling made of weathering steel and stone lives large right on the Taos de Fernando river, in a grove of 100 year old cottonwood and willow trees. Step out to the 12' x 20' stone paver deck and enjoy a relaxing soak in the new hot tub. Enjoy our new private meditation hut by the river. Located just 3 miles from Taos, near hiking trails and ski areas, great restaurants, galleries and museums of Taos. The high 10' vaulted ceilings high windows let the sun and forest views in. Experience the latest in technology with 2 HDTVs, with Blu Ray DVD, wireless Internet and video, electric Zen fireplace, and warm radiant tile floors. Custom contemporary maple woodwork & cabinets built by the owner's architect son reflect the water theme with elegant inlay designs and are topped by black honed granite. Ideal for a get away for a couple or two, with a bedroom and bath at opposite ends of the house. If more beds are needed check out our listing 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.

Construction Details: Since the property is in a sensitive ecological area next to the Taos de Fernando River, water conservation and protection is of primary concern. Note; (river flow is seasonal as with many streams in the southwest). Every plumbing fixture is water efficient, from high end Toto dual flush toilets to sensor faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen. We keep track of water usage with our water meter and have saved 1000's of gallons of water. We averaged with help of our guests just 33 gallons/day total indoor water use vs. a national average of 94 gallons/day/person* (American Water Works Assoc.)

The house is green built with zero VOC paints and materials, energy efficient insulation, appliances and heating system. The house is tiled throughout with in the latest in floor electric heat, which is energy efficient and comfortable. Objects in the rooms are heated and your are comfortable with the heat set at a lower temperature. We also recycle all our trash in special recycling bins.

Location details: Located just 3 miles from Taos, NM. Great restaurants, more than 75 art galleries, 4 museums, Taos Pueblo, numerous shops, great live music and arts programs. Great skiing is just 35-40 minutes away. Hiking trails nearby in Carson National Forest with pinion pine forests. River rafting, fishing, and mountain biking in the late spring and summer months. !

Nearby large guest house also available: If more beds and a larger house is needed check out our listing 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.f. This can be rented in combination with the Rio house to accommodate larger groups and family reunions.

More Details

Owner
David and Meredith Vaughn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About David and Meredith Vaughn

My wife and I have enjoyed Taos for much of our 43 years of marriage. We built a home in Taos in 2000 and now have completed another creative collaboration, with help from our son Jordan of Vonmod - a new 2BR vacation rental house on the Taos de Fernando river and love to share it with others.

David and Meredith Vaughn purchased this house in 2010

Why David and Meredith Vaughn chose New Mexico

We chose to design and build our second house in Taos because we love the area so much- the natural beauty of the forest, river and high desert environment, and history, art and food of Taos. We enjoy creating inviting and comfortable living spaces that take advantage of the exceptional natural surroundings of the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is so comfortable and has everything you need. It's a perfect size, cozy, serene, secluded, yet close to town. Wow! We had the best time. My husband, me and our Husky spent a week here and it snowed on our way in. We woke up the next morning to well over a foot of snow. It was so beautiful. The little creek that runs behind it, the patio, the hot tub, the meditation hut--it was just fabulous. They think of everything. Has tons of supplies. I really loved it and would highly recommend this house. The design of the house is perfect to share as well. I would definitely stay here again.
Nov 2015
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Amenities

Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Washer Dryer incl.
  • Stack full size washer dryer in 2nd bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size platform bed with comfortable memory foam mattress and down duvet comforter in MBR. Queen size platform (Murphy- pull down bed) in studio BR
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
High definition TV in Living Room and Master BR, with Blu Ray DVD in living room, DVD in MBR, high definition cable TV with Dish Network, music channels, Qwest high speed wireless internet, and free long distance calling.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River
average rating of 4.8448277 based on 59 reviews
East Lansing, MI
4

Lovely home on the stream

  • 4 of 5

My dog and I spent 3 nights at the lovely Casa Rio. The owners were very responsive and provided lots of useful information about the house and the area. The hot tub was lovely! And the home is really beautiful. It is evident that much thought went into its design. Oh, and the meditation hut......a much appreciated, amazing addition. The only reason I gave 4, rather than 5, stars is due to the fact that 'neighbors' are closer than I thought based on the desciption of the house. Across the stream there is a solid log fence (fits the environment very well) and directly behind that fence is the campground that also borders on the side of the property. I hadn't expected that. Honestly, I don't think it will bother many people...,,the campers were quite quiet. But I would have preferrd knowing the proximity beforehand. Overall, it is a lovely place to stay while visiting Taos: close to town and yet on the stream and near some lovely hikes.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Wow!!

  • 5 of 5

The Rio House was an absolute delight. The house was a beautiful, serene sanctuary surrounded by trees and water. We enjoyed the hot tub under the stars at night, and the very special meditation hut, what a wonderful addition.

David was so kind and helpful. Rio House made our trip!!

Many thanks and blessings to you and Meredith Dave!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Wonderful place to relax!!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully unique place to unwind!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

great place-everything you need and it is quality furnished too!

  • 5 of 5

Taos Rico Eco dwelling is the perfect location for hiking, town excursions or just enjoying a drink on the deck. The house is furnished with quality accessories, like a great mattress, so you look forward to coming back after a long hike and resting. The owners are very considerate and easy to work with- thank you for a great time in Taos!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what an amazing place! We were visiting Taos for a hockey tournament and this home was the perfect place to relax during the fast paced hockey schedule! Also the home is super close to the rink, but far enough from the city lights! Everything was updated, clean, and beautiful and the perfect size for my family of four! Only regret is that we didn't book the house for longer! The home owners are very informative and helpful. I can promise you will not go without! It's definitely in our schedule to stay 7 days when we play here again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
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4

Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Great setting for a quiet getaway

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Car: necessary

Located a short 2.75 miles up beautiful Taos Canyon (Hwy 64- Enchanted Circle), just 5 miles from the city center (plaza) of Taos. Built next to the Taos de Fernando River (seasonal river) and Carson National Forest with many hiking trails nearby. Located approx. 40 min. from Taos Ski Valley, approx. 30 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.

Can be rented in combination with listing 209546 located 1/4 mile away for larger groups.

Ski: This Eco Dwelling is located midway between Taos Ski Valley (just 35-40 min. away to the north and west) and Angel Fire Ski area (just 25-30 minutes to the east).

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Rates & Availability

Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$120
Fri,Sat
$660
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 2 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

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


Rate is based on double occupancy. For each 3rd and 4th persons add $15 /person/ night. **Four persons maximum.**

Well trained dogs allowed with $50.00 pet fee.

Can be rented in combination with listing 209546: 3BR, 2BA, 2000 s.f. house that sleeps 6 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.
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