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Scenic High Road Adobe Surrounded by Carson Forest Sleeps 9, 13 with #508477

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Mountain views 2 bedrooms, 1 sleeping loft, 2 1/2 bath

'Unique' inadequately describes this incredible house. Who expects a curvy wall down a window-lined hall? The master bedroom has its own bathroom, stove and tree! What could be more fun? The ceiling soars to windows that let in the morning light and provide solar heat throughout the day. The second bedroom also has a comfortable queen bed. Upstairs, the loft has a single over full bunk bed and 2 twin beds. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining table seats 6. A beautiful kiva highlights the living room and you'll enjoy sitting watching either the fire inside or the mountains and the birds outside. Reading is a pleasure in the round room off the main living area. The house has high speed wireless internet. Propane stoves, electric heaters and a wood-burning kiva fireplace keep you toasty. A large wall provides outdoor privacy as you eat meals, doze, read, relax or use the fire pit on the patio. Walk down the bank to the bridge over the river and watch the water flow. Stargazing is unbelievable in the clear mountain air. You'll be stunned by the abundance and clarity of the stars. This home is perfectly located for day trips to Santa Fe, Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch, Ojo Caliente (hot springs--wonderful!) Taos Pueblo, and innumerable hiking trails. Need additional space or a smaller rental? Casita sleeps 4, VRBO #508477

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome:

    Remember, this house has a river running right behind it. It is not safe for small children to be allowed outside alone, either within the fenced area or without....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Lower bunk bed is a full size, top bunk is a twin. ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom with private bathroom.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Our housekeeper is willing to shop for groceries in advance of your trip if you would like that service for a small fee. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Bring your favorite DVD and bluray movies....moreless

  • Games
  • Television:

    We use the high speed internet to receive content....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sit on the patio and gaze at tree covered mountains within the Carson National Forest....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining:

    Dining area flows between kitchen and living area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Kiva. Wood is provided...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane stoves, electric heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Gravel paved circular driveway. Carport is slightly steep. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone service available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide coffee, filters, sugar and creamer. We also have a coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has full size refrigerator with ice maker, range, dishwasher and countertop microwave. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Countertop microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We are happy to provide condiments and spices, paper goods and staples. If its on the shelves, you're welcome to use it!...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Well, its a dry climate, my friends, and we're in a drought. Don't expect a lush lawn!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill, charcoal provided...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sipapu, Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire and Red River Ski Areas...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Enjoy a good soak while you gaze at the stars over the mountains....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer Low Season
Apr 16 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,750 $6,300
Fall High Season
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$2,030 $7,500
Christmas/Winter Break
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2018
4 night min stay
Spring High Season
Jan 7 - Apr 15
3 night min stay
$2,030 $7,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


100% refund before 90 days of reservation, minus any credit card fees. 50% refund before 60 days of reservation. No refund after 60 days, but will work with guest to reschedule a mutually agreeable time.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/07/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Taos Regional Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Martina's Hall
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ranchos de Taos
15 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

This unique home is perfectly located for mountain activities. Forest roads give easy access to hiking and biking trails in the summer. In the winter, you can enjoy cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing or ski at Sipapu (20 min drive), Taos Ski Valley(45 min drive) or Angel Fire(45 min drive). The house is 10 minutes from the intersection of HWY 518 and HWY 68 so it is an easy drive into either Taos or Ranchos de Taos for shopping and sightseeing. You'll enjoy exploring art galleries, shops, museums and restaurants. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge offers a bird's eye view of the river far below--but hold the railing if you are afraid of heights! Local companies offer hot air balloon rides and rafting trips along the Rio Grande. Plan on visiting the Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage Site. Santos house is located on the scenic high road between Santa Fe and Taos. You will be thrilled by the magnificent vistas unfolding before you as you take this drive. You'll want to stop at the historic adobe churches along the way and you must stop to visit the Sanctuario de Chimayo in Chimayo. Chimayo is also a perfect stop for lunch at the Ranchos de Chimayo Restaurante. When you return to the house after a day full of fun, you can relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and take in the beautiful scenery and fresh air. The little river running behind the house gives you the opportunity to fish or simply sit on the bridge and watch the water flow. Relaxation and peace may be the most wonderful opportunities this home offers.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Native Oklahomans, we live and work in Tulsa. We manage real estate and provide legal services to the oil and gas industry. We reared 5 children, 2 of whom still live in Oklahoma.

Why the Owner Chose Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA:
As kids going on vacations with our families, we each fell in love with New Mexico. We even spent our honeymoon in Santa Fe. 5 kids and 29 years later we spent 2 weeks (alone!) exploring the Taos area. In the most brilliant idea we've ever had, we decided to look for a second home here. We were sold on this property before we even stepped inside! The location is beautiful with mountains close and our very own river running past. The air smells wonderful! We absolutely love this house. It is more fun than any house we've ever been in. It is more relaxing and peaceful than any place we've ever been.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location. You are close to Taos, yet you feel like you are off in the mountains alone.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/07/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Entrance steps

    Entrance steps

  • Door to patio

    Door to patio

  • Desk area

    Desk area

  • Loft overlooks kitchen

    Loft overlooks kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Tree trunk holding thermostat!

    Tree trunk holding thermostat!

  • Upstairs Loft

    Upstairs Loft

  • Exterior from back privacy wall

    Exterior from back privacy wall

  • View from hot tub and seating area

    View from hot tub and seating area

  • Private  area off master bedroom. Listen to the river as you enjoy a drin

    Private area off master bedroom. Listen to the river as you enjoy a drin

  • Entrance to property

    Entrance to property

  • Living room with kiva

    Living room with kiva

  • Reading Nook

    Reading Nook

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Curvy Hall

    Curvy Hall

  • Adobe-surrounded Stove in Master Bedroom

    Adobe-surrounded Stove in Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom Area

    Master Bathroom Area

  • Upstairs Loft bunk bed

    Upstairs Loft bunk bed

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

  • Patio under ramada

    Patio under ramada

  • Bridge Over River

    Bridge Over River

VRBO #470527

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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