This beautiful old adobe hacienda is the real deal with some rooms over 100 years old, featuring authentic hand plastered mud walls, wide pine plank floors and original hand hewn vigas (beams). The living room floor has its original mud floor which has been painted and sealed to a hard finish. Set under large cottonwoods that shade the compound, the house lies along the Acequia Madre del Rio Hondo, the venerable 'mother ditch' that runs down off Wheeler Peak and provides water to the communities of Des Montes and Upper Hondo. The Main House sleeps up to 8 people. The Guest House is available for an additional nightly fee in order to accommodate 2 adults upstairs, and 1 adult or 2 children in the full size bed downstairs . Both houses together can accommodate up to 12 people. Across the street from Casa de Musica is the ditch trailhead, a lovely 45 minute walk that takes you along the rim of the Arroyo Seco 'llano' (high plain), with dramatic views of the Valdez Valley on one side and the sweet sounds of the rushing waters of the Acequia on the other side. It is the perfect morning walk before you gear up for the National Forest Trails just minutes further up the road towards Taos Ski Valley.
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 upstairs and two children or one adult downstairs for an additional $100 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 $100/night. It is capable of sleeping 2-4 adults. 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 a comfortable full-sized bed. All beds in both houses have comfortable 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 small flatscreen TV in the den in the Main House which is set up for wireless streaming from your computer and also for DVD viewing. There is an additional tv upstairs in the Guest House that has a built-in dvd player and wireless streaming capabilities. Neither TV offers 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 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 upon request. 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.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!