About the property
- Chateau / Country House
- 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
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 19, 2017
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.
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The house is very nice and big. Plenty of space for the 8 people and 2 dogs.
Fantastic, large enough for 3 families. Quiet secluded. Very nice place, excellent and unusually pleasant. We really enjoyed our stay.
cozy warm and wow
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.
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!!!
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!
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.