Taos Retreat Near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- Perfect for Families, Couples, Solo
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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!
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Member since: 2012
- 1700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early ski season
Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Break Season
Mar 10 - Mar 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 9 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $100
- Tax Rate 7.125%
Owner's cancellation policy:
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About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Arroyo Seco, NM, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Welcome to the Taos House Retreat- close to the ski valley, Arroyo Seco, & Taos
evening light on the Taos House Retreat courtyard
Living area, with kiva & views to Sangre de Cristo Mountain range.
dining for 8
master (king), TV, DVD, kiva fireplace, inlaid wood and antique door features
Bedroom 1 (queen bed), mountain views, unique in-laid wood and antique doors
hall bath (shower and tub) with unique wood inlay framing
View of mountains to the east
Summer/ Fall/ Spring Frisbee golf at Taos Ski Valley
Lobo Peak hike, trailhd for Rio Hondo across street; other trails w/in few mls
Superior downhill, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, X-country skiing, top-ranked fun
Hot tub (for 6) in enclosed, private courtyard. Views east & west over mts.
private courtyard w/ gardens, hot tub, covered seating, outdoor fire pit & VIEWS
Living room kiva fireplace (one of two fireplaces).
fully equipped kitchen with traditional oven, convection/microwave & dishwasher
master show with unique, in-laid wood features, double sink
bedroom 2, queen bed, & mountain & courtyard views
Winter view of front courtyard gate
sunset view from hot tub
terrific fly and cast fishing for young, old & anywhere in between
A great hike to Williams Lake, Taos
World class ski school has children, teen & adult programs led by expert skiers!
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