Old World Hacienda in Arroyo Seco, Main House with Guest House Rental Option(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Main House (sleeps 6-7) w/ Guest House Rental Option (sleeps 2 Adults/2 Kids)
The Main House is 2000 square feet and sleeps up to 8 people. It has a formal dining room for entertaining, a large, inviting sunken living room with a kiva fireplace, 2 well-separated bedrooms with comfortable King and Queen beds, 2 full bathrooms with Talavera tile, and a bedroom/den with a comfortable foldout Queen size futon bed with memory foam mattress topper as well as a "full" size platform bed with a comfortable mattress. There is also a long single couch/daybed in the living room that can be converted to a single bed. If your party consists of more than 8 people, or you want to spread out, then we offer the Guest House option that can sleep up to two more adults and two smaller children for an additional $150 per night including an additional $85 cleaning fee.The Main House kitchen is large and well equipped with dishes/utensils, 2 ovens, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, and high quality pots and pans. The entire compound is on a whole house water filtration system at the well-site, and the kitchen has an additional high quality under-the-counter-system for further water filtration. The attached Guest Apartment is available for an additional nightly fee of $150/night. It is capable of sleeping 2 adults and 2 smaller sized children. It is 2 stories with a separate entry and is 700 square feet. It offers lovely tree-filled views upstairs with a comfortable California King sized bed, full bathroom with Talavera tile and a sunny, open living area. Downstairs it offers a small efficiency kitchen (microwave, fridge, sink, coffeemaker) with 2 comfortable built-in smaller kid-sized beds with colorful cotton sleeping bags for a "campout" feel. All beds in both houses have cotton bedding and we use eco-friendly cleaning products wherever possible at Casa de Musica. The Main House and Guest House have good Wifi reception in every room and there is a widescreen TV in the den in the Main House which is set up for wireless streaming from your computer and also for DVD viewing. The TV does not offer cable or any local channels. There is a diverse collection of family oriented DVD's and music CD's in the Main House for your use and we suggest you bring your own supplemental favorites for the kids. There is no TV in the Guest House. There is a telephone for incoming or local outgoing calls, or you may use a prepaid phone card for outgoing long distance calls. As with many areas in Northern New Mexico our Taos cell phone reception is inconsistent. The house has a garage with remote control opener and plenty of room for one vehicle and your ski equipment There is also ample parking in the driveway.
There is a fire pit and a charcoal fired grill on the patio and plenty of comfortable chairs for lounging with friends and family. You can stroll out into the orchard, take a nap in the hammock, have a picnic lunch under the plum trees, and if the season is right help yourself to the apples, apricots and wild plums. We are located in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood with wonderful neighbors, however we do have BEARS in the Fall. The previous owner was an elderly woman who installed bars on the windows for this reason. They are black bears and are extremely shy, but in the Fall months they sometimes will traverse the Village at night looking for fruit in the orchards, bird feeders to raid, and accessible trash cans. For this reason we have left the bars on the windows and always ask that people not leave food out on the patio overnight during the Fall months. We have decorated Casa de Musica with our personal collection of antique Native American and Persian rugs, traditional Mexican Saltillo blankets, and beautiful Native American art. We are sharing our extensive library collection of books on topics from local wildflowers and birds to Native art and architecture, plus a large collection of fiction. There is plenty of great bike riding right out the driveway and we can provide several cruiser bikes for your use. This property offers a very unique, peaceful getaway for anyone who loves being outdoors and wants to enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer.
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Member since: 2014
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- The Main House offers 3 comfortable bedrooms. The third bedroom can be used as a den with futon couch and full size bed, or as a bedroom with a queen futon bed with foam mattress topper, plus the full-size platform bed. The Guest House (additional nightly rate plus cleaning fee) offers one large Bedroom upstairs and a smaller sleeping option for two small children downstairs. Both houses together can sleep a total of 12 people....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- One of the best things about staying in this area is the access it offers to the outdoors. You can literally walk across the road and take a 45 minute hike along the Acequia. You can bike, walk, ski, snowboard, kayak, raft or climb your way around! There is so much to enjoy about the outside in Northern New Mexico. The second best thing has to be the amazing culture and art in this area. You will not see a more beautiful pueblo than Taos Pueblo. Arroyo Seco Village & Taos are both full of amazing art galleries and shops. Don't forget the tasty New Mexican food! Take the time to go out and enjoy some red or green chile enchiladas or rellenos. There are an abundance of restaurants that offer foods for every palate and budget. Enjoy your stay!...moreless
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
There is a beautiful Dining Room in the Main House that can seat up to 8 people, and a small eat-in table in the kitchen. The Guest House has no dining area, but there is a table to dine at upstairs....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
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- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
The Main House offers a fully stocked kitchen with all you need to dine in for any or all your meals. There is a full size refrigerator,dishwasher, 2 ovens, coffeemaker,microwave, blender & toaster....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee Main House $145
- Cleaning Fee Guest House $85
- Tax Rate 7.125%
Please note that the Main House only sleeps up to 8 people. If you would like to rent the Guest House for an additional fee ($150/night plus cleaning fee) you may request that option. The Guest House is not available for rental by itself, only as an addition to renting the Main House.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Casa de Musica is located just a 5 minute drive or easy bike ride to the charming artist community of Arroyo Seco with its shops, nightlife, cafes and restaurants. The historic town of Taos is a quick 15 minute drive. The Taos Ski Valley is just 10 miles further up the road. The area offers a wide range of activities for individuals, couples and families including hiking, biking, rock climbing, river rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, skiing/snowboarding, golf, tennis, spas, live music, beautiful art, shopping, amazing food (try some native green or red chile dishes), historical sites (Taos Pueblo is not to be missed). Home to the Tiwa Tribe of Taos Pueblo, the area is one of the first areas inhabited and settled by Spanish explorers and settlers, and conveys an historic aesthetic, with its adobe architecture, ancient acequia systems, old orchards and outbuildings. Painters and photographers have always praised the light and incredible views found in Northern New Mexico.
No matter what time of year you visit Taos, there is so much to do, from strolling around the plaza and visiting the many shops, galleries, or museums, the Mable Dodge Lujan house, Taos Pueblo. The focus is on Native American history, art and culture and there is an abundance of that everywhere you turn.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are guided river rafting adventures on the Rio Grande, horseback riding, hiking , and mountain biking (3 bike shops in the town of Taos). The Taos ski Valley operates year round, so the lift is perfect for fall leaf viewing or a fun day excursion into the mountains.
There is plenty of nightlife in Taos, with its many restaurants and microbreweries and the famous Taos Inn where locals and tourists gather to hear music and make friends.
Year Purchased: 2013
About: Eliza Gilkyson is a well known folk singer-songwriter who spent many years living and performing in Northern New Mexico before relocating to Austin Texas, where she enjoys a successful career as an international recording artist and touring performer. She purchased Casa de Musica in 2013 to reconnect with her beloved New Mexico roots and escape the Texas heat and fast pace. Her intention with Casa de Musica is to share a space for artists, writers and musicians as well as those who want an outdoors experience and cultural stimulation. For several weekends in the summer she hosts Casa de Musica Songwriting Workshops with well-known songwriters such as John Gorka and Kevin Welch, where songwriters of all ages get a hands-on and intensive writing experience. She also performs in Northern New Mexico and Taos on an ongoing basis.
Why Arroyo Seco, NM, USA:
Eliza searched many years throughout northern New Mexico for the perfect sanctuary and as soon as she saw Casa de Musica she knew she had found her New Mexico home. The house is no cookie cutter 'Santa Fe style' faux adobe. It is authentic down to its sealed mud living room floor, hand hewn beams, mud plastered walls and wide pine plank floorboards. Eliza liked the attached apartment because she thought it offered more options for her songwriting classes and possible vacation renters. She loved the old orchard and is working hard to get it back into thriving condition, as well as joining the New Mexico Acequia association and activating her water rights. The water running through the front of the property was another reason she loved the place because it makes the grounds more lush, the trees larger and shadier, and attracts more birds and wildlife. You can hear the rushing Acequia out the windows in the front rooms of the house, and that makes the 3rd bedroom/den one of her favorite rooms at Casa de Musica. Eliza fell in love with the master bedroom which gets beautiful morning sunlight and looks out into the far pasture where she can hear the coyotes at night when the windows are open. She also appreciated the Mexican Talavera tile in the bathrooms that add to the old world 'hacienda' feel of the home. The real 'deal clincher' for her in buying the property was the 'ditch trail' across the street, because it gave her the chance to take a 45 minute walk daily without driving anywhere, and the view from it was so dramatic down into the Valdez Valley, along with the wildflowers, rushing Acequia water and birds. Once she walked down that trail she put in her offer!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
- Trail head across the street. - Large shaded and fully walled-in patio with comfortable seating, fire pit and grill. - Well separated bedrooms for privacy. - Wi-Fi in every room. - Producing apple orchard. - Easy access to the Village of Arroyo Seco - Equidistant to Taos Ski Valley and Town of Taos. - Large comfortable kitchen. - Sunken living room with small 'performance' area. - Authentic architecture and old world ambiance.
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Front Driveway and Gate
Patio and Grill Area
Dining room can seat up to 8
Main House Living Room
Master Bedroom in Main House
Master Bathroom with shower and double sinks
Fully Stocked Kitchen in Main House
Guest House Upstairs Bedroom
Guest House Bathroom
Acequia Trail Across the Road from Casa de Musica
Many species of birds come to visit our porch
Patio and Entrance to Main House
Front door of Main House
Spacious Living Room in Main House
Second Bedroom in Main House
Extra Guest Room/Den in Main House
Guest House Upstairs
Bunkie beds in Guest House (for younger kids)
View from Driveway
Picnic Area in Orchard
The Beautiful Acequia in Fall Colors
Another Amazing New Mexico Sunset
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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