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Mountain Retreat of Winter's Hope (at Taos Ski Valley)

Taos Ski Valley, NM, USA
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Sleeps 4. 1 bedroom condo in Taos Ski Valley

This beautiful condo is about one mile from the base of the ski slopes. You will find a plethora of hiking trails in the Ski Valley as well as in the surrounding area. Nearby you will also find opportunities for hot air ballooning, horseback riding, in season fly fishing, rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding on the Rio Grande and other area rivers, as well as historic sights (especially the Taos Pueblo,) and art galleries and local artists. There are several good restaurants at the base of the ski area and more in Arroyo Seco and Taos just minutes away back down the mountain

During ski season you can be on the slopes within minutes of leaving the condo. Inner tubing, snowmobile and snow shoeing tours are also available during the ski season.

Other seasons hiking trails, mountain biking trails, horse back riding and fly fishing are near by.

The building was very well thought out with very wide hallways to ease carrying your luggage to the condo. The condo itself is nicely appointed with a gas kiva-style fireplace and has a TV with basic cable for your entertainment. A large sliding glass door opens onto a balcony which provides a wonderful view outside of the mountain and the Rio Hondo across the street as well as opening up the living room to bring the outdoors in.



Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 01, 2018
About Tj

Owners Tj and Rock moved to Taos in 2007 because of a love of the southwest and for Rock's job as an Episcopal priest. We purchased the ranch in 2009. Tj has worked with animals for years. Before moving here we were mushers (dog-sledders) and brought our retired team of Alaskan Malamutes with us. In 2009 we acquired 3 male alpacas and have expanded to six; Popeye, Alfalfa, Lightening, Cezanne, Sven and Yuri and 3 Great Pyrenees, Nieve, Wheeler, and Jasmine who watch over them. Although Popeye is available for herd-sire services our focus is on their soft luxurious fiber which TJ spins, knits, weaves and felts. In addition to the pyrs, pacas, and mals, we have 4 cats. Our sister listing is VRBO Listing #310245

Tj purchased this Condo in 2014

Why Tj chose Taos Ski Valley

Mountain Retreat of Winter's Hope is cozy and comfortable, is easy to get to and has excellent, fast access to Taos Ski Valley and all of the beauty and history of the Enchanted Circle. This beautiful condo is about one mile from the base of the ski slopes and with the excellent shuttle system at the resort you can be skiing within minutes of leaving the condo. There are numerous, great restaurants at the base and more in Arroyo Seco and Taos minutes away back down the mountain. The building was very well thought out with very wide hallways to ease carrying your luggage to the condo. The condo itself is nicely appointed with a gas kiva-style fireplace with timer and had a CD/DVD/VHS/tuner and TV for our entertainment. A large sliding door opens up in the living room to bring the outdoors in and provides a beautiful view of the forests and mountains surrounding the Taos Ski Valley. We have maps and guide books available to help plan our activities. There are hiking trails directly out the back of the condo which would make nice summer explorations!

What makes this Condo unique

At Winter's Hope we practice holistic approaches for us, for our animals and for our guests. Among other things, that means we use 'green' cleaners with no fragrances or toxins. We love the smell of line dried sheets, and when weather allows, we share those with our guests. We find it to me not only a simpler way, but a healthier way of life. Our sister listing is VRBO Listing #310245


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • The bedroom has a king sized bed with a superb mattress, along with lots of pillows and blankets for your comfort. It also has a chest of draws so you can unpack. There is a closet as well. Reading lamps are on the stone night stands. A small TV is in the bedroom There is also a new sleeper sofa which will accommodate 2 people.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • The Mountain Retreat has one and one half baths. There is a full sized tub with shower.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Resort
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      There is a well appointed fitness room in the second building
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      In floor radiant heating.
                    • Internet
                      Upgrades just completed to fiber-optics.
                    • Fireplace
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      There is a telephone on the first floor for local calls and phone cards
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          some coffee and tea are provided along with creamer and sugar
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes, utensils, glass ware, pots and pans
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Your kitchen has a refrigerator, a microwave, which is also a convection oven, a dishwasher , a toaster and a coffee maker. There is also an electric cook-top.
                        • Microwave
                          The microwave also has a convection oven feature.
                        • Pantry Items
                          salt & pepper
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is a granite tiled bar with barstools.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  The game room is located in the second building
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  direct TV
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                      The Juliet style balcony overlooks a beaver pond on the Hondo River
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Taos Ski Valley is less than a mile away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Mountain Retreat of Winter's Hope at Taos Ski Valley provides the perfect possibilities of either relaxation, sports or high energy all year long.

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Excellent home away from home

                                                                  Jean S.

                                                                  Our family of four enjoyed our stay. The entire condo was very comfortable. It had everything we needed & more! Plenty of towels, pillows & a well equipped kitchen. The location was great with easy access to hiking in the Taos Ski Valley. Scenery was magnificent! The game room & board games were handy given the rainy weather. We look forward to visiting again!

                                                                  Everything about the location, retreat and owners are outstanding

                                                                  Leah E.

                                                                  This is an awesome place all the way around. From the beautiful valley, the forested slopes, the crystal clear river that runs in the background as you go about your activities, then soothes your mind during quiet times and when falling asleep in the most comfortable cozy bed. A view of the high peaks from the kitchen window and sliding glass door are breathtaking. Forest trails within walking distance offer miles and miles of quiet mountain solitude. The retreat is very clean and is supplied with just about everything you could possibly need, just bring groceries and your set. Communications with the owners were professional, polite and timely. They made us feel like we were their priority, from the excellent directions, to the warm emails, enough cannot be said about how gracious they were toward us. With pleasurable memories to cherish, we hope to return soon.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again.

                                                                  Sincerely Tj & Rock

                                                                  Amazing place

                                                                  Cheryl F.

                                                                  We could not have been more delighted with our choice. This was an opportunity to get away. We initially camped for several days and then stay at Mountain Retreat and explored that area. The owners went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed to take a break. Thank you, thank you. If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable get away...choose this one.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  You were such easy keepers. We'd love to have you again. Tj & Rock

                                                                  Great cozy place in great location

                                                                  Jacqueline L.

                                                                  Very comfortable condo. Great location for hiking Wheeler Peak and other nearby trails. Also an easy drive into Taos. We slept well with the window open so we could hear the sound of the river. The owners went out of their way to make sure we were happy customers. We hope we can come back and stay here again.

                                                                  Great Condo in a Beautiful Location

                                                                  Linda S.

                                                                  The condo is so nice and the owners have put a lot of effort into making certain that you have what you need. Lots of towels, pillows, toilet paper, and coffee! The condo is updated, clean and so, so nice. The fireplace is automatic - just turn on the thermostat. The king-sized bed is so comfortable and lots of soft, fluffy pillows are provided. Two bathrooms!! That was great. The kitchen is small, but has everything you need for a quick breakfast or to cook a full meal. The location is good in that you are just about a mile from Stray Dog Cantina at the mountain! The stream running along the condo was beautiful and I heard people were catching fish. Thank you for such a nice place to stay. We will be back. We loved it.


                                                                  CynthiaPratt, Ks

                                                                  This was an amazing condo to stay at. The view was beautiful and you could here the creek running. The fireplace was great , which made the evenings so cozy. Very close to the ski valley. Great place to stay, will sure come back. Thank you so much.


                                                                  Taos Ski Valley, NM, USA

                                                                  The Mountain Retreat of Winter's Hope is oh so conveniently located in Taos Ski Valley. There is wonderful skiing in the winter and fabulous hiking the rest of the year. In season fly fishing. It is far enough away from Taos proper to enjoy cool nights in the summer, but easy enough to zoom in when you need a Taos fix.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  No cleaning fee is required up front. The check out policy is in the "Information" notebook on the coffee table. If guests are not able to follow the check out policy, and should excessive cleaning be required, we will charge that additional expense to your credit card.

                                                                  We accept payment via credit card. We use the payment program that VRBO first offered before they sold. We like it. It works with our book keeping with no additional costs to use it and no security issue. We saw no reason to change. For payment and refund policies, see your rental agreement. Any refunds will be mailed by check with a $25 processing fee.

                                                                  7 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                  Property # 581412