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Cabina Escondida - a Rare Haven in the Pines

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 11/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Beautiful forest alternative to the typical sage desert.

Welcome to Cabina Escondida--a peaceful haven nestled in the trees along the mountainside under Lucero Peak. It could easily be overlooked, as it blends in so well with its surroundings. It is the perfect home base for your adventures in Taos and Taos Ski Valley. Hiking trails abound, including two within a five minute walk to the trailhead (one features a seasonal waterfall).

With four bedrooms, two baths, and 1800 square feet of living area, Cabina Escondida offers both private and communal areas. A wood-burning stove serves as the heart of the spacious main living area, which is open to the kitchen and dining areas. The house also has central heat. Laundry facilities are available, and you will find utensils, dishes, dishwasher and cookware for all your culinary needs. Don’t feel like cooking?... you are only minutes from casual or fine dining options in Arroyo Seco and Taos.

The bedrooms are furnished with two queens, one king and one bunk bed. The master bedroom features an en suite bath and private deck. The other bedrooms offer fantastic valley views. A Pack-and-Play is available for infants and toddlers.

The windows are screened so that our guests may enjoy the mountain air without the pests. At night you may hear the neighbor’s horses making their rounds, or a coyote howl. Storms are especially lovely to watch from the front deck of the house.

Cell reception (AT&T) is good. Fiber connection and WiFi are available at no additional cost. TV reception is limited to streaming, and you will need your own account (Netflix, Hulu, SlingTV, etc). You can sign up for streaming services and gain immediate access at the house using the ROKU device. Some services offer a free trial subscription.

Chains or 4-wheel drive may be needed for winter access if roads are iced. A little problem

About the Owners
After searching for years for the perfect mountain getaway, we found it on our first trip to Taos in 2011. We love the natural beauty, the cultural and historical atmosphere, and especially its down-to-earth, friendly people. There is no shortage of things to do, on one’s own or as a family, and there’s a new view to appreciate every day. We hope you’ll visit and stay at Cabina Escondida and experience the Taos area for yourself.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season
Nov 19 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,228 $3,250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Off Season
Apr 17 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,120 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250


Dogs are negotiable if well trained and under 20 lbs.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 11/16/2016
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Directions to 214 El Salto Rd

Go north on Hwy 64 through Taos, then about 5 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 150. Take a right on Hwy 150. After about 5 miles be prepared to slow down as you enter the small town of Arroyo Seco. Go about 500 feet through Arroyo Sec. Although the road turns left, you will continue straight onto El Salto Rd. Go over 5 speed bumps and the road turns to dirt. After that, go about 0.7 miles and the road turns left and climbs. You will pass a sign that says “Dead End, No Ski Valley Access.” Go about 0.1 miles further and the road splits. At the split, there is a house close to the road on the right with the address 210 on the garage. Take the right split and the driveway is about 50 feet on the left (you will hit a gate if you pass it). The number 214 is on the side of the garage.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Arroyo Seco, NM, USA:
This property has the feel of a mountain cabin, without the long drive up the mountain. It is convenient to both Taos Ski Valley and to the towns of Arroyo Seco and Taos for entertainment and dining.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/16/2016

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  • Master Bath (Tile installed since this photo)

    Master Bath (Tile installed since this photo)

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • New master shower bench

    New master shower bench

VRBO #589619

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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