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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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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, 3 of whom still live in Oklahoma.

Beverly Rains purchased this house in 2010

Why Beverly Rains chose Ranchos de Taos

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. Since we regularly stay at Casa Santos, the house is well equipped for your convenience and well decorated for your pleasure.

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.
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
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • 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 23 reviews

Beautiful cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Casa Santos with our four children and my parents on a ski vacation. The beautiful home was the perfect fit for our family - cozy, but with room for everyone to have their own space. Beverly was available for questions and we truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Walsh family vaction

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location it was between Taos and Sipapu. It was a short drive in to Taos and a short drive to ski at Sipapu. It is a beautiful property. There were 9 of us and there was plenty of room. Kitchen had very thing you need to cook breakfast and supper. The beds are very comfortable. The hot tub was great after a day of skiing. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of both worlds!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Santos is located in the countryside outside of Taos with a creek out back. That makes for a relaxing time around the fire pit or hiking. Its not that far into Taos to enjoy the restaurants, shops, museums, etc. it was roomy. It's multi level if that's a consideration. The owner provided all kinds of written help for settling in for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Clovis NM

Great place to stay, close to Taos and Carson National Forest.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Santos is a wonderful place to stay. The property is beautiful and well maintained. The property owner is very easy to work with and has a well stocked home with everything you would need for a long weekend or an extended stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Incredible outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

Really nice home close to town but still in the mountains. The outdoor space was amazing. Right on the river so you hear it while having coffee or wine on the Patio's. Beautifully decorated home and the kitchen has everything you will need to make your meals.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Dallas, TX

We loved this unique and beautiful New Mexico home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay in this unique home, which greatly enhanced our New Mexico experience. It is just a really cool place. It had everything we needed and we enjoyed the building design, artwork, and decor very much. But the outdoor space was our favorite part - spacious and private with a great fire pit, it was perfect for us. The puzzles and games were a really fun bonus, too. The owners were extremely helpful and responded promptly to our questions with thoughtful answers. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taos Plaza
San Francisco de Asis
Michaels Kitchen Cafe & Bakery
We love the veggie omelet and the delicious pinon coffee!
Taos Art Museum
Guadalajara Grill
El Gamal
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Gorge Bar and Grill
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Bent Street Deli & Cafe
Caffe Renato
Millicent Rogers Museum
Taos Pueblo
Chimayo Trading Del Norte
Bryans Gallery | Taos, NM
Our go to place for great silver jewelry, both new and estate.
Taos Pizza Out Back
Lambert's of Taos
Martinez Hacienda
Storyteller Cinemas
Trading Post Cafe
Ranchos Plaza Grill
Love this place! Good chili rellenos and terrific shredded beef tacos. Huge, hot sopapillas ...
Old Martina's Hall
We always enjoy our meals at OMH. Its not particularly New Mexican, but the menu is creative...
Copper Moon Gallery
Parsons Gallery of the West
Total Arts Gallery
mesa's edge
Las Trampas Historical Marker
Rancho De Chimayo: Hacienda
El Santuario de Chimayo
Puye Cliff Dwellings
Ojo Caliente
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Ouray's Fine Arts
Pizanos Pizza
Sugar Nymphs Bistro
Don't eat so much you don't have room for the housemade desserts! No alcohol, but an interes...
Bearclaw Taos NM
Imaginative, delicious food for breakfast, brunch or lunch!
Ranchos Plaza Grill
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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. Casa Santos 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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