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Casa Sara Adobe Home on Road to Taos Ski Valley, Sleeps 12

Arroyo Seco, NM, USA
  • Chateau / Country House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This home is a fabulous vacation location. It is situated on 5 irrigated acres in the foothills above the village of Arroyo Seco. You can walk or ride bikes to the village along a creek on a tree lined road.

El Salto Road is the very best location to enjoy a Taos holiday. The creeks and irrigation keep the area green and lush. The five acre property surrounding the house has 1000 trees in Cottonwood, Willow, Austrian Pines, and Aspen. There is a small plum and apple orchard and a full garden on site for guests to pick vegetables. We are currently growing lettuce, spinach, tomato, radish, carrot, potato and basil..

The biking, both mountain and cycling, is world class literally right out the front door. Hiking trails are phenomenal, with access to Forest Service lands just minutes away. From Taos Ski Valley (15 minutes), there are countless trails and cooler temperatures as one gains altitude. The Ski Valley offers trail riding horse stables and chairlift rides.

Relax in an authentic adobe home after a day of skiing in winter or hiking anytime of year. Located just minutes from the village of Arroyo Seco and fifteen minutes from Taos Ski Valley, this comfortable, warm and inviting residence awaits you and your family. The home was built by Taos' most successful designer/builder/developer team for their own family and enjoyment. The architecture and furnishings might be described as French Country Northern New Mexico.

The walls are 18 inch thick adobe with viga and beam ceilings, flagstone floors covered with oriental rugs, and antique furniture throughout. The house feels good, warm, cozy, luxurious. The furnishings and finishes have been selected with great care and comfort in mind.

The kitchen features a stainless steel restaurant stove and oven, side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, compactor, and a full line of dishes and cooking utensils. There is a large central island for food preparation where the entire family can participate in making a meal.

The large master bedroom contains a queen bed and a couch that slides out to make two twin beds. The middle bedroom and the front bedroom both have queen beds and a twin bed in each.

There is also a convertible couch in the living room for two more twin beds.

There are two patios for use all year round.

All the linens and towels are provided for a large group. The owners have many years experience in providing a wonderful vacation experience for their guests.

Keywords: private country home, modern amenities, adobe walls and viga ceilings, authentic New Mexican home, near skiing, stunning architecture



Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Nov 19, 2017
About Owner

We have lived in Taos for forty years and raised a family and several Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Sara is the designer and artist and Rick is the builder, skier, and mountain biker.

Owner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1996

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

We like to walk to Seco to enjoy the four restaurants, the shops and the small grocery store.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                From every window and patio there are gorgeous mountain views
              • Rural
                ! mile to small village of Arroyo Seco, rural farming community with spectacular mountain views
              • Village
                Arroyo Seco is an authentic Northern New Mexican Village with numerous shops, coffee shop, 4 restaurants


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                        Free on site parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Wood burning fireplace and wood supplied daily


                          • Kitchen
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Bicycle trails in the area
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        15 minute drive
                                      • Tennis
                                        1 mile drive

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            1 mile to communal outdoor pool
                                          • Hot Tub


                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • fitness center

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • cell phone signal is amplified and receives 5 bars of signal strength, fantastic furnishings, very comfortable

                                                                10 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Weekend Away

                                                                Sally H.Albuquerque, NM, USA

                                                                The house is very nice and big. Plenty of space for the 8 people and 2 dogs.


                                                                Ski Boss

                                                                Fantastic, large enough for 3 families. Quiet secluded. Very nice place, excellent and unusually pleasant. We really enjoyed our stay.

                                                                cozy warm and wow

                                                                part-time skier, full time family man.

                                                                this place was a great spot for my family and I are looking for a quick little ski trip to Taos. rooms are spacious streaming warm in the kitchen with the guy for.the only thing that to the back was the design of the home that was very big torrent. If you like between columns drapes and art this is the place for you.

                                                                Winter Vacation with Family and friends.


                                                                Very Nice house for the families with kids, nice location.


                                                                Micahel C.

                                                                We had a group of 12 people and everyone was comfortable and had beds. The house is really big, the picture do not do it justice as to how nice it is! Rick was as good a host as I had read in other reviews he was. We wanted to watch a pay per view on a night we were there so I emailed him. He called and got it set up for us! I can't say enough good things about our stay!!!

                                                                Fantastic home!


                                                                Casa Sara is a beautiful home, fully furnished, and much larger than what it looked like by the pictures. Rick was very helpful and kept the home and grounds immaculate. The kitchen was fully equipped and the home was very comfortable. The location is ideal--very quiet and secluded, but close to Taos and Ski Valley. There was plenty of room for our two families-could have easily had a third family. We would definitely recommend this property. Rick even had a fire started for us on our arrival!


                                                                Arroyo Seco, NM, USA

                                                                The World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo is minutes away, for 700 years it has been continuously inhabited by the local native american tribe, visitors are welcome.

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                                                                The residence is a non-smoking property.

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