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Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo

Arroyo Seco, NM, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 bath (sleeps 8) private adobe home with panoramic mt views

Whether you are an artist, photographer, writer, birder, hiker, skier, or a person seeking solace, you will enjoy the rose-colored sunrise, the fiery Western sunsets, and the brilliance of high desert stars from the patio of native plants and stones while relaxing in a bubbling hot tub. This comfortable, perfectly located, exquisitely refurbished 50-year-old Adobe home designed with a blend of colonial-Spanish and contemporary accents sits on the rim of the arroyo that cascades 200 feet to an ancient pastoral valley, the end of which funnels into the national forest road into Taos Ski Valley. Looking out the picture windows at the high sage plains atop the arroyo, your heart will soar 5000 feet upward cresting the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You are 15 minutes from the slopes, 15 minutes from the plaza, and 15 minutes closer to heaven.

In the summer months you will awake to crimson-colored mts as the sun's early morning light blankets the Sangre de Cristo Mts. The air is crisp and the skies a brilliant blue. This is about the time we hit one of the amazing trails along the Taos Ski Valley or the Rio Grande Gorge. This is also the time we take out those fly fishing poles and catch some wonderful trout for supper! In the late afternoon, we enjoy watching the occasional and short-lived showers dance across the mountains...and by sunset, the sky is painted a myriad of colors from orange to magenta and somewhere in between. Just when you think it doesn't get any better, the stars begin to pop out one by one until the night sky takes your breath away once again.

You’ll find some of the best southwestern fall foliage -- all to be enjoyed from the comfort of this enchanting home. Here, the aspens range in color from brilliant gold to dark orange. Feast on purple cinquefoil and golden and red cottonwoods. Hikes and mountain drives are breath-taking this time of year.

Every season holds adventure here -- and winters are one of the most beautiful and exhilarating! From November to April we enjoy a winter wonderland as we watch the snow fall on the mountains that can be seen from the large picture windows in the living room and all the bedrooms. Because Taos enjoys 300 sunny days a year, we find winter hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and hot toddy sipping to be some of life's greatest pleasures.

Come see and experience all these for yourself. We hope you will enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do!

Owner

Catherine

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Catherine

We are Texans at heart (and by birth), world adventurers, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We love wrestling with grandchildren, two-stepping to original Texas music, and breaking a sweat on trails in Austin (our home town) and in Taos (our home away from home).

Why Catherine chose El Prado

After spending many seasons here in childhood, living here in young adult hood, and returning often for visits to this land that calls us again and again, we stumbled upon this wonderful home that we'd like to share with you. We are pleased to introduce you and our third generation to the joys of New Mexico's justifiably named Enchanted Circle.

What makes this House unique

When we first walked into this house, we were struck by the high vigas-ceilings, exquisite in-laid wood features, the arched entry ways, and the light beaming from multiple skylights that gave a warm New Mexico embrace to each room. We loved the open floor plan that sweeps effortlessly from the living room to the dining room (which seats 8) to the remodeled kitchen equipped to prepare a gourmet meal. We were captivated by the 6 ft. windows in the living room that provide a magical, unobstructed mountain view from sunrise to sunset into a Milky Way Night sky. The living space extends to an outdoor front courtyard with a private hot tub from which you can enjoy a clear and unobstructed view of the beautiful night sky, full of stars! Outdoor seating provides a private vantage point to all this property has to offer. The backyard has a tiered space with grass, aspen, and apple trees as well as flagstone patio with outdoor seating. We hope you will enjoy this slice of heaven and add your own descriptions of what makes it unique and so special for you.

Amenities

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

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Fireplace, flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, mt views
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding
      • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is an incredibly comfortable pull out couch in the living room, allowing the home to comfortably accommodate 8 people. In addition, there is a child's "pack-n-play" for wee ones.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                        Carport for 2 cars
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                        Kitchen

                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchen with place setting for 8
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Warm, inviting dining for 8, next to kiva fireplace, and with mountain views
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        one small electric grill and one charcoal grill - Feel free to use whatever charcoal is there, but just in case...please be sure to bring your charcoal if you'd like to use the charcoal grill.
                                      • Porch / Veranda

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub

                                                Attractions

                                                  • live theater
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting

                                                                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.

                                                                85 Reviews

                                                                Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautiful retreat

                                                                Shannon C.

                                                                We loved this beautiful home with dramatic views! It is a 20 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley and 5 minutes from Arroyo Seco. Our kids especially loved the hot tub after a full day of skiing. The house was very clean and had all the amenities you would want. The only thing we would suggest is a larger coffee pot. We will definitely return!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are so happy the Taos House met all your expectations. And thank you for the suggestion of a larger coffee maker. We will be sure it is there for you you on your next visit. Please come enjoy the many lovely seasons the Taos area provides!

                                                                Week end fun

                                                                pamela b.

                                                                Loved the small adobe house so cozy and warm! Loved it for our week end there hope to return and stay two more days we all loved it!! Taos sky resort is close everything in general is pretty close the only thing we will change is we’re deff going to fly into Santa Fe instead of Albuquerque but overall loved it!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Please come again and enjoy the many beautiful seasons! Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to your return.

                                                                Taos Retreat

                                                                Gail D.

                                                                Thank you so much to property owner, for accommodating us for an extra night. As well as a last minute trip. Love the cozy. Comfortable house. Gail Dodgin

                                                                Perfect getaway!

                                                                Socorro G.

                                                                One of our favorite rentals. We LOVED our stay! The home is cozy and inviting. Short drive from town. Enjoyed the hot tub, amazing colorful autumn views and the beautiful garden.

                                                                We are already planning for our return trip. Thank you!

                                                                A Delightful Stay

                                                                Susan G.

                                                                The other reviews are true and accurate. The home is in a beautiful location between Taos and Taos Ski Valley, only a few minutes from either place.

                                                                We enjoyed the hot tub with view of a starry sky that was fantastic.

                                                                If we ever have the chance to visit Taos again, we will certainly look at booking here.

                                                                Thanks to Catherine for the wonderful recommendations and for the use of her lovely home.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! And we hope you will return to the Taos House Retreat during the many wonderful seasons! Thank you for our kind words!!

                                                                Awesome Views!

                                                                Jen D.

                                                                A lovely property with incredible views. We particularly enjoyed the well-stocked kitchen, expansive windows, comfortable beds, quality linens, hiking books, and games.

                                                                Location

                                                                Arroyo Seco, NM, USA

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                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $125
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                7.31%
                                                                $202avg/night
                                                                85 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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