Romantic Getaway Close to Sipapu and Ft Burgwin. Within Carson Nat'l Forest

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This 1-bedroom casita (small house) has a very large great room, beautiful kitchen and bathroom . The focal point of the great room may be its beautiful kiva style fireplace, but the wood ceilings with their large vigas will impress you! This room is very comfortably furnished with a large leather couch and easy chair. For children or extra guests, the daybed sleeps 2. Guests sitting in the conversation area will enjoy being close to the fire. Dining table has 6 chairs. The kitchen has beautiful marble counters, gas range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and is fully equipped for all your baking/dining needs. The bedroom has a queen bed and its own little stove to keep you warm and toasty. The bathroom has a large, marble-walled shower.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. Casita 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. Relaxation and peace may be the most wonderful opportunities this home offers. May rent this in combination with our listing #470527

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size bed. Large closet. Heating stove. 3 windows and door to outside. Wood-beamed ceiling....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Large shower, marble-topped sink cabinet, linen cabinet


  • Books
  • Television:

    Internet provides content. We connect our laptop to the TV with the HDMI cable (provided) to watch Netflix, etc. We find that we get a more reliable signal that way. No cable is available....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Conversation area seats 4, couch seats 3 (or naps 1!), easy chair, daybed sleeps 2 on twin mattresses...moreless

  • Parking:

    Outside front door on gravel driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    wireless signal generally available...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, bean grinder, creamer and sugar provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and cookware provided ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Marble counters, glass tile backsplash...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples provided...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating area with table and 4 chairs, chiminea...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sipapu, Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire. Close to sledding and cross country trails...moreless

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer Low Season
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter High Season
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas/Winter Break
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


100% refund before 90 days of reservation, minus 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. 3 night minimum stay

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Martina's Hall
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 68
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ranchos Plaza Grill
14 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Beautiful scenic drives to Santa Fe, easy drive to hot springs and mud bath of Ojo Caliente, 10 minutes to museums, shops, galleries and restaurants of Taos and Ranchos de Taos. Taos Ski Valley or Angel Fire each 45 minute drive. Visit Taos Pueblo and the Rio Grande Gorge


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, 4 of whom still live in Oklahoma. The 5th is off in WA.

Why the Owner Chose Ranchos de Taos, NM, USA:
We added this wonderful casita to provide more room for our expanding family and also to have a home for smaller parties to stay in.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This inviting home gives you a real taste of southwest style! You'll love the kiva fireplace and the beautiful wood ceilings thoughout the house. You'll be close to the mountains, but only a short drive into town.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kiva fireplace and the conversation area

    Kiva fireplace and the conversation area

  • Leather couch and dining table in great room.

    Leather couch and dining table in great room.

  • Doorway into kitchen

    Doorway into kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Beautiful counter!

    Beautiful counter!

  • Bedroom


  • Bathroom cabinet and shower

    Bathroom cabinet and shower

  • Hot Tub in enclosed patio

    Hot Tub in enclosed patio

  • Entry to property

    Entry to property

  • Outside the front door

    Outside the front door

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Daybed


  • Teak cabinet in great room

    Teak cabinet in great room

  • Kitchen. Watch the sunrise over the mountains from the window

    Kitchen. Watch the sunrise over the mountains from the window

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Bathroom


  • Seating area at patio

    Seating area at patio

  • Front of Casita

    Front of Casita

  • View looking out from the casita

    View looking out from the casita

VRBO #508477

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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