Spectacular Views of Ski Valley & Peaks

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Looking for adventure? The mountaineer's cabin at taos ski valley cabin, once the highest residence in new mexico. Full of light and views of kachina peak and al's run. Warning: only for the extreme: there are 82 steps that lead up to the entrance. 4 wheel drive is a must to get up to the parking at the base of the steps. Chains and studded tires can help too. It is possible that one may have to hike 300 ft to access if there is a storm. Road is regularly plowed and graveled. Knowledge of the road helps one to navigate with appropriate necessary speed. Upon arrival, experience a calm, light, charming space, often used for meditation and retreat. Spectacular. Comfort and confidence in the mountains for this adventurous cabin is a must!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Children Welcome:

    children are welcome but there are lots of steep steps. Only at your own risk for young children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Living room: 2 twin/ single


  • one bedroom and then 2 twin beds in living room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • washer dryer in bathroom



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


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    This cabin is at 10,000 ft. Spectacular views of Kachina peak and trails out the front door....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for one car...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    no oven, just a small toaster oven and a four burner stove top...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    salt and pepper and oil and spices and what ever a guest may leave behind...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless


  • Ski & Snowboard:

    best skiing in the country!!! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring break
Mar 1 - Mar 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,800 $3,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$950 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 13.8%


This is a spectacular place and guests need to be 100% SELF RELIANT.

4 wheel drive in winter is REQUIRED.

It is dangerous for others in the area and selfish if you decide to just go for it with out, you will then be dependent on others to rescue you and or your car - this is UNACCEPTABLE.

This is a spectacular place and guests need to be 100% SELF RELIANT.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Fe
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Martini Tree
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rio Grande, John Dunn Bridge

Car: Recommended

This cabin is located a 5 minute drive from the lifts of Taos Ski Valley. Trials up to Wheeler and Gold hill begin off the front porch. 83 sometimes snow covered steps lead up the cabin. Four wheel drive is required in the winter. This cabin is for the extreme, hence the name: Mountaineer's Cabin.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1991

About: The owner Tad is a film maker and travels the world making films often of indigenous cultures. Tad knows the high mountains of the Himalayas & Andes, has knowledge of the high mountain people of the globe.

Why Taos Ski Valley, NM, USA:
This place was bought as a ski cabin but most importantly as a retreat space. Yoga & Meditation are an integral part of this space as are sun light, vistas & warmth from the wood stove.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I am the property manager lucky enough to manage this special place. There is a peace and serenity here that I rarely find in properties. Also there is a sense of welcome here. The owner wants others to benefit from and enjoy this mountain abode.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french



  • looking over Bull of the Woods Trail

    looking over Bull of the Woods Trail

  • Al's Run

    Al's Run

  • 82 steps!

    82 steps!

VRBO #646490

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Spectacular Views Of Ski Valley & Peaks

Taos Ski Valley, NM, USA #646490

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