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High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town

Taos, NM, USA
  • House1850 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

High Mesa Cottage is located on a 1.1 acre lot about fifteen minutes from the ski area and ten minutes from Taos Plaza. The house was built in 2004 on a mesa about five hundred feet above the town of Taos, and offers stunning 360 degree views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Valley. No house in the area has better views of New Mexico's highest peaks and O'Keefe's much-painted Cerro Pedernal. No highway noise can be heard on this quiet lane as it is surrounded by open space, horse properties, and just a few other houses. Not many surrounding lights make ideal conditions for viewing the night sky through the supplied telescope or from the private hot tub located just outside. A high-speed wireless broadband internet connection is present allowing guests to keep in touch with the rest of the world.

Inside, the house has a modern, open floor plan with a large kitchen opening up to dining and living areas with 12 foot viga ceilings. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops, and high-quality cookware and utensils. The living room has an adobe fireplace as well as an entertainment center with satellite TV, stereo, and DVD. Radiant heated floors throughout the house make walking barefoot a pleasure. The house features numerous custom touches such as limestone windowsills, skylights and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

The master suite consists of a large bedroom with king-size bed, five-piece bath, and large walk-in closet, along with a satellite TV/DVD. The other bedrooms have queen beds, large closets, and mountain views.

Once here, we are convinced you will agree that this is a very special location and will want to return. Please take a look and call or email for more information.

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Brenda Smith

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Brenda Smith

Hello from High Mesa Cottage owners.

Brenda Smith purchased this House in 2004

Why Brenda Smith chose Arroyo Seco

This is a stunningly beautiful area.

What makes this House unique

This is a stunningly beautiful area.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Inflatable queen size bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Large counter area with 2 sinks.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Living Room
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                        Gas stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Dining table seats 6 adults comfortably.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • Books
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                              • Television


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • limited accessibility

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Hot Tub


                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • cross country skiing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hot air ballooning
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • rafting
                                                      • rock climbing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • snowboarding
                                                      • snowmobiling
                                                      • tennis

                                                        72 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        fabulous home!

                                                        erehouston, texas

                                                        We can't say enough about how perfect this house was for us (2 adults and 2 teen boys). Perfect space, clean, excellent accessories (better kitchen equipment than my home), great views, luxurious linens, and great outdoor space. Owners were fabulous and quick to respond to any questions. Location worked great for us, half-way between slopes and Taos. We will definitely try to stay here again.

                                                        Relaxing getaway w/ all the amenities!

                                                        Laura W.Chicago, IL

                                                        This property was AMAZING. It was spotless and well equipped with anything that we may have needed from kitchenwares to extra linens. 20 mins to Taos Ski Resort, 15 to Taos and 5 to Arroyo Seco. Definitely hope to be back.

                                                        Home away from home

                                                        Will K.

                                                        This rental home was everything we needed and wanted. The home was clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed for the cooking needs of 4 adults and 2 children. Great location between the ski valley and town. We will return.

                                                        Loved it!!

                                                        Matthew B.denver, co

                                                        Loved the house. Very open and beautiful. The pictures don’t do justice to the views from the windows. Brenda and Ben were a pleasure to deal with and we would absolutely stay here again!!

                                                        Wonderful again!

                                                        Thomas C.Wayne, PA

                                                        We stayed in high Mesa cottage for the second year in a row and it was just as great as we remembered. Plenty of space for my wife and I, 2 children and my mother. The views of Taos mountain at sunrise are spectacular, and watching the stars from the outdoor jacuzzi are highlights of the house. Was an easy drive to town and to the ski area. We hope to do it again next year!


                                                        Sam H.

                                                        We had a wonderful stay at the High Mesa Cottage. Incredible views, comfy and spacious, and in close proximity to a multitude of options for our group: the ski valley, rio grande gorge, taos plaza, the pueblo, and more. Thank you to Brenda! We're already hoping to return next year for another long weekend.


                                                        Taos, NM, USA

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