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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling with corten steel and river rock stone- pond in front

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Inquire about dogs- pet fee required...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Washer Dryer incl....moreless

  • Stack full size washer dryer in 2nd bath

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Sirius music channels...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Dish Network- 42" Flat Screen in Great Room, 32" Flat Screen in MBR, DVDs incl.Blu Ray DVD in GR Rm ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains on the sides of Taos Canyon visible....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water view when stream is flowing...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Next to seasonal Taos de Fernando river (stream)...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free National Long Distance...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Latest Contemporary color changing LED Electric FP with river rocks...moreless

  • 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:

    Qwest High speed internet with secure wireless network...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Custom birch cabinetry with granite counters and river view...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    12' x 20' stone deck next to river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New Hot Spot spa with 3 bucket seats and moto massagers outdoors next to deck and river...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 28 - Sep 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$150 $160
Fri, Sat
$900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Nov 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Late Fall 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$110 $120
Fri, Sat
$660

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,350

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter / Spring 2017
Jan 3 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Fri, Sat
$850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.125%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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Location

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).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Taos Rio Eco Dwelling with corten steel and river rock stone- pond in front

    Taos Rio Eco Dwelling with corten steel and river rock stone- pond in front

  • Spacious open plan with a place for all your gear

    Spacious open plan with a place for all your gear

  • 10' spruce paneled ceilings and warm tile with infloor heat thruout

    10' spruce paneled ceilings and warm tile with infloor heat thruout

  • another view of the Kitchen/ Dining area

    another view of the Kitchen/ Dining area

  • MBR with DVD and Dish network TV, custom walnut and birch cabs

    MBR with DVD and Dish network TV, custom walnut and birch cabs

  • Desk with a view in the studio/bedroom 2

    Desk with a view in the studio/bedroom 2

  • Queen Murphy bed in studio/ BR

    Queen Murphy bed in studio/ BR

  • Dining on the stone deck

    Dining on the stone deck

  • 100' tall cottonwoods

    100' tall cottonwoods

  • May 2015 Taos Rio out back at high river flow

    May 2015 Taos Rio out back at high river flow

  • Taos river and forest beyond winter 2010

    Taos river and forest beyond winter 2010

  • View from Rio Grande Gorge bridge
courtesy Julia Timmer Photography

    View from Rio Grande Gorge bridge courtesy Julia Timmer Photography

  • Living Room with zen FP,  Dish TV, Blu Ray DVD,  comfy recliners and river view

    Living Room with zen FP, Dish TV, Blu Ray DVD, comfy recliners and river view

  • Desk area with a view and wifi

    Desk area with a view and wifi

  • Kitchen with black granite counters and custom birch wave cabinets by Vonmod

    Kitchen with black granite counters and custom birch wave cabinets by Vonmod

  • Master BR with King custom bed with memory foam mattress & view & sound of river

    Master BR with King custom bed with memory foam mattress & view & sound of river

  • Master Bath with granite top, large tile shower

    Master Bath with granite top, large tile shower

  • 2nd Bedroom Queen bed in Murphy with memory foam

    2nd Bedroom Queen bed in Murphy with memory foam

  • Back stone deck with hot tub next to river

    Back stone deck with hot tub next to river

  • New Hotspot spa with motomassagers next to deck by the river

    New Hotspot spa with motomassagers next to deck by the river

  • New Meditation Hut by the river, a quiet get away for contemplation

    New Meditation Hut by the river, a quiet get away for contemplation

  • Winter at the Rio house-
Let's go skiing Taos Ski Valley or Angelfire?

    Winter at the Rio house- Let's go skiing Taos Ski Valley or Angelfire?

  • Lots of great hiking trails nearby down Taos Canyon- South Boundary Trail

    Lots of great hiking trails nearby down Taos Canyon- South Boundary Trail

  • Floor plan of Taos Rio

    Floor plan of Taos Rio

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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Taos Rio Eco Dwelling on the Taos de Fernando River

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