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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Mountain views. 2 bedrooms and 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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Beverly Rains
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Beverly Rains

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.

Beverly Rains purchased this house in 2010

Why Beverly Rains chose New Mexico

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.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. You are close to Taos, yet you feel like you are off in the mountains alone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely house you have, and how beautiful New Mexico is!
Jun 2014
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Ranchos de Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Master Bedroom with private bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
Our housekeeper is willing to shop for groceries in advance of your trip if you would like that service for a small fee.


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Scenic High Road Adobe Surrounded by Carson Forest Sleeps 9, 13 with #508477
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

great location and view

  • 5 of 5

We met another family in Taos and shared this property. Perfect location for the teenagers to go rafting and floating on the Rio Grande. Close to restaurants and groceries but still felt out in the mountains. Kitchen was stocked. The hot tub was nice after a day of outdoor adventure. Bring a jacket and have your morning coffee on the patio. Make sure you bring your own drinking water.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House w/ Nice Outdoor Space

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. It has plenty of room with a big loft and very nice furnishings. The kitchen is also well equipped. We had a great weekend skiing and this home is very convenient to Sipapu. It also works well with the casita if you have a larger party that includes multiple families. The outdoor space is also great for star gazing with a nice fire pit. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon, so glad your family and friends had a good time at Casa Santos. We'll look forward to your return visit! Beverly
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Stress Free

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from our stay in this amazing home. Can't say enough good things about how much we enjoyed our time there with our four children. The house is very clean and has everything you need for a stress free stay. Thank you to Beverly for welcoming us on our day of arrival and making sure we had everything we needed. We can't wait to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carmen, I'm so glad your family had a relaxing stay at Casa Santos.What a great way to end a busy summer! We look forward to your return!
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Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

My family have stayed in several homes in the Taos area, and this was our favorite so far. Unique architecture with beautiful views of the mountains from the back porch. Well stocked kitchen and great linens. The bathrooms could use some updating but not enough to be bothersome. Burbling creek at the back of the property is ice cold and quite an adventure for kids who've been in the car for 6 hrs. The only thing I would recommend would be to label the light switches--- too many and odd placements. It was a game amongst the kids to find the right switch first! Realized after we left that we only ate out 2 meals for our 4 night stay. We liked the home enough to hardly leave it. We will be back! Thanks again, Beverly!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Santos! You'll have to say goodbye to the pink fixtures, though. This fall we are installing new countertops, sinks and toilets! We look forward to you all staying with us again!
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Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

My 7 year old daughter, wife, and I stayed at Casa De Santos back in August for our summer trip to Taos and I just realized I never gave them the benefit of saying how much we enjoyed our stay. Frankly what reminded me to do so was my daughter recently asking me when we could go back and stay at that AWESOME place in New Mexico! It truly could not have been much better. The house was beautiful and the views and location were perfect. We enjoyed the backyard immensely whether it was sitting with a morning beverage catching up on some reading or enjoying the fire pit after a nice dinner. We were amazed by all the hummingbirds that came to visit us each day! Was an easy/short drive into town or any of the local attractions. Beverly was fantastic and had many recommendations for us on places to visit while in Taos or on our trip to and from. We will definitely be making a future trip back to Taos and we will without a doubt be staying at Casa De Santos!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bret, I am so glad you all had a special time together and you are more than welcome back--what great guests you were! I recall that your daughter agreed that the donuts at Charlie's in Las Vegas are the best in the universe! Glad I didn't steer you wrong: they really do help soothe the mournfulness of going back home!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful experience at this home. It was everything the description says and more. It was large, but cozy at the same time. It was super clean. We had everything we needed and more. The location is great. It is easy access to multiple ski resorts and town. We will absolutely stay here again if we visit Taos again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, I'm so glad you and your family had a great time at Casa Santos. We really try to give our guests a superb experience.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Taos Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Old Martina's Hall
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ranchos de Taos
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Ranchos de Taos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/Winter Break
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring High Season
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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