This lovely adobe condo is nestled in the Sangre de Christo Mountains overlooking the quiet Valdez Valley. It is a southwestern style condo with three stories and a spacious (1,400’), so everyone can spread out and relax. The beautiful, traditional southwest construction has tongue and groove bare wood ceilings supported by majestic beams. The thick adobe and plaster walls help keep things warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Our condo is perfect for families (or groups) and is one of the main reasons we purchased it. Each bedroom is on its own floor and can comfortably accommodate parents and children. With a private balcony, fireplace and full bath, each bedroom is a self-contained oasis.
In the winter, 3 fireplaces (wood included) and baseboard heating keep things comfortable and cozy. In the summer mountain breezes and the open private decks keep things cool and pleasant. The spectacular sunsets and outstanding mountain vistas can be viewed from the large patio (1st floor) or either of the two separate balconies on the 2nd and 3rd floors. In the winter, snuggle in the cozy living room by a roaring fire or, for more privacy, snuggle next to your own fireplace in each of the bedrooms. In the summer, hiking is right outside your door, picking fruit off the trees or another option, or just relax on the balconies and enjoy the best northern New Mexico has to offer.
The first floor is the common area with a sofa, loveseat, and other chairs providing ample seating. This homey area centers on the southwestern fireplace. There is a TV on a wheeled stand, to place wherever you would like. Be aware there is no live tv (cable/satellite). Streaming from Netflix, Vudu, YouTube Red, and Hulu are included, plus there are several movies in the condo. The kitchen comes fully furnished and should meet all of your needs. It is equipped with new stainless pots & pans, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, garbage disposal, all dinnerware & flatware, and basic spices. The first floor also has a full bathroom. Probably the best part of the first floor is the great covered patio that looks west onto the Valdez Valley and the Taos Mesa. Furnished with a table and chairs, it’s perfect for experiencing the northern New Mexico climate.
On the second floor there is a spacious bedroom with new carpet. For maximum flexibility, there is a queen bed and a king bed. To help you relax, there is a cozy fireplace. The private balcony is accessed via new sliding doors. There is a private, full bathroom for your convenience. There is plenty of storage for you in the closet and dressers.
The third floor has a large carpeted bedroom with a king bed. The trundle bed (2 twins) can also serve as a couch and there is also a bench for seating. New sliding doors lead to the private balcony for those warm evening and the fireplace will keep things toasty on those cool evenings. There is plenty of storage in dressers and closet, and you will have a full bathroom all to yourself.
Please be aware that our condo is located halfway between Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, in Valdez. If you're looking for a quiet, mountain getaway this is the place. If you want to walk to shops & galleries, our condo isn't a good match for you.
The condo is perfectly located halfway between the world-class Taos Ski Valley and the historic Taos Plaza and it only takes 15 minutes to get to either. We encourage you to visit the artsy village of Arroyo Seco. It’s only 3 minutes away and has a unique New Mexican feel. The condo sets off the main road at the end of a private drive, so things are very quiet and peaceful. You will find our condo a welcome retreat after a hard day of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, shopping, gallery hopping, or enjoying any of the numerous activities that this remarkable area has to offer.
Here are a few other details:
- Please Note: This is a spacious, multi-story southwestern style condo built in the mountains. As such, you cannot access it without going up stairs and there are multiple stairs inside to access the upper floors. This condo is NOT appropriate for those with mobility problems.
- There is free wifi with a decent connection (20 Mbps) and the signal is strong throughout the condo.
- All firewood is free and replenished every day or two.
- There is a ski rack available inside the front landing.
- There are a few growlers in the kitchen for those who like to sample the local brews.
We really hope you enjoy your stay in our Southwest mountain retreat.