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Picturesque Adobe Home with Amazing Vistas Close to Downtown Taos

Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA
  • House3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (sleeps up to 12)

This very large house (3500 sq ft) will accomodate large parties of visitors. Has the feel of the out doors, since it is located amidst 20 acres of scenic views but with short distance to down town areas. Recently retired health care professional/masseuse, (kids are grown) wanting to have others experience the joy of Taos living while he is gone to timeshares at other locations. Need a get away from Albuquerque or some other crowded metropolis? Just pack a small case of clothes and come ready to share my home away from home in the magical Land of Enchantment. Santa Fe has nothing on Taos (except for crowds.) A 900 year old pueblo and museums that chronicle its history on the Santa Fe Trail. This part of the southwest is much older than the rest of the United States. Kit Carson is buried in our local cemetery. A 650 foot bridge spans the Rio Grande River leaves you with vistas that are similar to the Grande Canyon. Had the best snow in the southern Rockies last season.

Keywords: Large Hacienda, trimmed w/Cedar and other woods, vigas, isolated but close to town, hiking, galleries, full kitchen seats 12 comfortably, spacious rooms, value but sumptuous.



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Calendar last updated:
Mar 17, 2018
About Owner

Individual who loves to travel (4 to 5 times a year.) I build custom furniture which is used throughout the house. Homeowner has lived within this community for 40 years and loves to share his favorite places with visiting guests. I grew up in Albuquerque.

Owner purchased this House in 1994

Why Owner chose Ranchos de Taos

I have been a Professional in Taos since 1974 and am available to give you insight into how to be a visitor but be as knowledgeable as a local. .

What makes this House unique

I use wood fires as a SUPPLEMENT to heat this house in the winter, so it is very energy efficient. The wood in this house will amaze you (vigas, floors, cedar cabinets and beams.) Located within walking distance of the most photographed church (St Frances of Asisi) in northern NM you are adjacent to National Forest, Ranchos Plaza, or downtown activities.


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 child bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (3) three bedrooms have this size bed, Double Beds (1) antique bedroom suit for master bedroom., Sleeper Futons and queen and full sized sleeper sofa with Memory Foam pads add comfort after skiing or hiking. Total of 7 queen sized or full sized beds all with great mattresses.


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • 2 full bathrooms w/ shower/bathtub combos and 60 gallons of hot water for numerous showers

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Historic Taos Plaza is located 10 minutes away and gives a flavor of what pioneers saw over 300 years ago. Kit Carson, an American pioneer is buried in our State Park a short walk from the Plaza.
          • Golf Course Front
            golf course is located within 1 mile of this property
          • Mountain View
            totally unobstructed view of Taos Mountain out the back door of this high altitude adobe property. cool in the summertime, warm in the winter
          • Resort
            Wyndham Fechin Inn is near Kit Carson Park and has one of the Southwest's largest collection of Russian artworks.
          • Village
            Taos Pueblos, which has been here for over 900 years, is a short drive from this location.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Bedding, towels for showers and hot tub are all provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                        central heating is a backup to this solar and woodstove based wintertime heating system. multiple ceiling fans and indoor hot tub for added humidity to overcome dry arid climate
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        extra large capacity
                      • Fireplace
                        Wood is included in stay.
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        punching bag on front porch and basketball hoop in drive
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        natural gas baseboard heat is primary heating with 3 therostatic zones
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                        Century link high speed
                      • Living Room
                        700 sq ft of space with couches, recliners and large screen internet tv
                      • Parking
                        situated on one and 1/2 acres allows for unlimited parking
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        located on 1 &1/2 acre and surrounded by 20 acres of pastureland
                      • Telephone
                        no long distance but surrounding ski areas are all local calls (Angel Fire, Red River, Sipapu, and TSV)
                      • Towels Provided
                        hot tub has own towels and both bathrooms stocked with 15-20 towels each
                      • Washing Machine
                        extra large capacity
                      • Wireless Internet
                        thoughout house via Century Link password protected
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        heatalator blower and glass doors
                      • Wood Stove
                        glass doors and kinetic fan to enhance ambience


                          • Kitchen
                            microwave, blenders, juicers, coffee grinder, etc to enhance your comfort
                          • Catering Available
                            will provide holiday meals for additional cost
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            bread machine, cast iron and copper bottom pots and pans w every kitchen appliance and utensil imaginable.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            fully stocked with place settings for 12 and every kitchen utensil possible
                          • Dishwasher
                            Bosch stainless steel with ultra quiet operation
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                            12 cup programmable Cuisinart
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            capacity to cook entire Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner in this extra large oven.
                          • Refrigerator
                            full sized 23 cu ft with freezer. also has drink fridge located in bar area of living room
                          • Stove
                            self cleaning gas stove with cast iron burners.
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                8 foot kitchen table for sit down dining and an additional 4 ft diameter table for smaller seating. also bar stools for extra countertop seating
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 15 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    55 inch Sharp Quatro with internet connection in 700 sq ft living room adjacent to fireplace. Master bedroom has Dish Satellite w/DVR setup.
                                  • Books
                                    complete library
                                  • DVD Player
                                    two provided on site
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Games
                                    cards, dominos, chips, board games
                                  • Music Library
                                    over 100 CDs and cassettes
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Stereo
                                    surround sound in living room and one bedroom
                                  • Television
                                    50 in HD TV w/ surround sound and wifi Blue Ray gives access to NetFlix, etc in one bedroom, while TV w/VCR provides entertainment in another bedroom
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Game Console
                                    to keep the teenagers occupied
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVDs, CDs and VCR


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        650 sq ft covered front porch, flagstone which allows for unlimited storage of skis when off the mountain. 450 sq ft back porch for viewing Taos Mountain
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        propane and charcoal
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Limited amounts of sledding equipment and sledding slope is 10 minute drive to US Hill. (Owner will direct.)
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Big Bertha inner tubing down the Rio Grande with paddles and life jackets (wet suits.)


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                adjacent to master bedroom accessible from outside via french doors if occupants of master BR need privacy
                                              • Sauna
                                                temprarily out of commission
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                                6 person tub adjacent to master bedroom with soothing lighting and massaging jets. This is far and away the most highly rated commodity in this location. (5 out of 7 reviewers have rated it 5+)

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • museums
                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • marina
                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • playground
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • winery tours

                                                        Leisure Activities

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

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • golf privileges optional
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • hot air ballooning
                                                                  • hunting
                                                                  • ice skating
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                                  • racquetball
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • roller blading
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • ski lift privileges
                                                                  • ski privileges optional
                                                                  • skiing
                                                                  • snowboarding
                                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Outside Fenced Kennel w/doghouse,wet bar (not including liquor), hot tub inside house off master bedroom. (Pet fees are an additional charge with separate contract and deposits.)

                                                                        26 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Enjoyed our stay!

                                                                        John B.

                                                                        We really enjoyed our stay. Great place for skiing in Toas.

                                                                        Spacious getaway

                                                                        Brinton C.Philadelphia, PA

                                                                        Nice home. Very spacious. Well decorated. Warm. Cozy. Makes for good ski condo. Only suggestion is that it not advertise that it sleeps 15. It advertises a futon in the library, but it isn't there anymore. And the couch in the hot tub room is not good for sleeping since the room has a dense chlorine smell. Still recommend it as an inexpensive option for a large group.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        This guest is right. They just booked prior to the owner changing some of the arrangements of the house. Now large parties have the spacious living room area for sleeping. And the bedrooms are more private for couples. When large family groups book for reunions the house does accommodate more children with adults. This group just had all adults. Thanks for the review.

                                                                        Clean and awesome for big groups

                                                                        Kristi R.

                                                                        Robert was very nice and helpful! The house was clean and it easily held our group of 12. The hot tub was amazing! We would definitely stay there again!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Kristi's group left the house in same shape as when they arrived. She communicated her needs effectively and followed rules that were posted for her stay. I highly recommend her as a guest.

                                                                        Large house with majestic vistas in a quaint artsy community.

                                                                        Robert C.-


                                                                        renting it every time we come to Toas from now on!

                                                                        ALVEY L.

                                                                        The house work was great. We came down for a family reuion and it worked out wonderfully. The kids loved the big yard. Adults loved the hot tub. Kitchen was very spacious. Cant wait to come back.

                                                                        Spacious and lovely adobe home near Taos.

                                                                        Dori J.

                                                                        The house is an authentic adobe and has beautiful viga ceilings. The fully equipped kitchen is conveniently located and the very long custom made dinning table makes eating and visiting comfortable. The four bed rooms are comfortable and private. Comfortable is the key description of the home. The views of from either covered porch are breathtaking. I took beautiful pictures of the sun rising over the mountains. The owner responded immediately to questions and quickly resolved any issues. I would love to stay there again.


                                                                        Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA

                                                                        Taos Ski Valley is the premier ski area in the Southern Rockies and is located 45 minutes from this location. There are four other ski areas within the surrounding Sangre de Christo area (Red River, Angel Fire, Sipapu, and Ski Santa Fe.) In fact, Sipapu which is the smallest and most family friendly is only 15 minutes away via one of the most scenic roads in Northern New Mexico (Highway 518.). In summertime there are hiking trails within short distance. The Santa Fe National Forest is within walking distance of this property. Taos cultural events like art galleries, live theatre, museums (Kit Carson), and plaza based dances are all things that can be done under the wonderful blue skies. Many visitors come for the cool temperatures in summer (max 85 with very little humidity) or head to the even cooler temperatures as you go up onto the mountain peaks that surround the community. Eagle Nest lake and Abiquiu lake are both located within an hour of town. Rio Grande River is near. Lots of fresh powder in the winter months. Get your skis ready

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Pet Fee
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        $5 - $10
                                                                        Damage Insurance

                                                                        cleaning fee ($150-200.) may apply if less than 4 nights or MORE THAN EIGHT PEOPLE. PET DEPOSITS required

                                                                        26 Reviews
                                                                        Excellent 4.7/5
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