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Taos Retreat Near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- Perfect for Families, Couples, Solo

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Welcome to the Taos House Retreat- close to the ski valley, Arroyo Seco, & Taos

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary renter 25 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a pack-n-play for little ones. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love our 4-legged companions, but kindly request you not bring them along on your stay at the Taos House Retreat. Thank you. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Fireplace, flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, mt views...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features...moreless

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Warm, inviting dining for 8, next to kiva fireplace, and with mountain views...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    Carport for 2 cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with place setting for 8...moreless

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

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....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early ski season
Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$195
$1,260
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$390
$2,340
Spring Break Season
Mar 10 - Mar 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$2,275
Spring Season
Apr 9 - May 25, 2017
1 night min stay
$175
$1,120
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$235
$1,540

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 7.125%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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Location

  • Rio Grande Gorge Rest Area

    "The views are breathtaking...and many nice hikes in the area as well!"

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  • Taos Ski Valley Disc Golf

    "Amazing opportunity to enjoy the mountains, views, and get in a little exercise. Great famil..."

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  • Los Rios River Runners

    "Choose from a variety of wonderful river runs -- smooth and easy, to heart-pumping fun! A gr..."

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  • Taos Pueblo

    "Wonderful way to learn about the culture, history, and beauty of the people who settled this..."

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  • Fishing in Taos and surrounding areas

    "Fishing for rainbow trout, cut throat...whatever you desire, Taos, Red River, Eagle's Nest, ..."

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  • Twirl Toy Store and Play Space

    "Incredible space for kiddos ages 1-9 -- look for their schedule of activities!"

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  • Carson National Forest

    "Dozens and dozens of breath-taking, exhilarating hikes await you!"

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  • Taos Ski Valley

    "You'll feel like you are skiing in Europe! World renowned children and adult ski schools too!"

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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco
17.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Country Club
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 522
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco - yummy!
10.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Car: Necessary

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Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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  • Welcome to the Taos House Retreat- close to the ski valley, Arroyo Seco, & Taos

    Welcome to the Taos House Retreat- close to the ski valley, Arroyo Seco, & Taos

  • evening light on the Taos House Retreat courtyard

    evening light on the Taos House Retreat courtyard

  • Living area, with kiva & views to Sangre de Cristo Mountain range.

    Living area, with kiva & views to Sangre de Cristo Mountain range.

  • dining for 8

    dining for 8

  • master (king), TV, DVD, kiva fireplace, inlaid wood and antique door features

    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

    Bedroom 1 (queen bed), mountain views, unique in-laid wood and antique doors

  • hall bath (shower and tub) with unique wood inlay framing

    hall bath (shower and tub) with unique wood inlay framing

  • View of mountains to the east

    View of mountains to the east

  • Summer/ Fall/ Spring Frisbee golf at Taos Ski Valley

    Summer/ Fall/ Spring Frisbee golf at Taos Ski Valley

  • Lobo Peak hike, trailhd for Rio Hondo across street; other trails w/in few mls

    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

    Superior downhill, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, X-country skiing, top-ranked fun

  • Hot tub (for 6) in enclosed, private courtyard. Views east &  west over mts.

    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

    private courtyard w/ gardens, hot tub, covered seating, outdoor fire pit & VIEWS

  • Living room kiva fireplace (one of two fireplaces).

    Living room kiva fireplace (one of two fireplaces).

  • fully equipped kitchen with traditional oven, convection/microwave & dishwasher

    fully equipped kitchen with traditional oven, convection/microwave & dishwasher

  • master show with unique, in-laid wood features, double sink

    master show with unique, in-laid wood features, double sink

  • bedroom 2, queen bed, & mountain & courtyard views

    bedroom 2, queen bed, & mountain & courtyard views

  • Winter view of front courtyard gate

    Winter view of front courtyard gate

  • sunset view from hot tub

    sunset view from hot tub

  • terrific fly and cast fishing for young, old & anywhere in between

    terrific fly and cast fishing for young, old & anywhere in between

  • A great hike to Williams Lake, Taos

    A great hike to Williams Lake, Taos

  • World class ski school has children, teen & adult programs led by expert skiers!

    World class ski school has children, teen & adult programs led by expert skiers!

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