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Secluded Luxurious Mountain Home, Amazing Views, Private Hot Tub

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6-10

Alto Salto, a 3300 square foot luxury custom adobe home, situated on 3.5 private acres backing to national forest in the prestigious El Salto area of Taos, is easily accessible between downtown and the ski valley. The home has stunning 360 degree views, crowned by magnificent mountains and colorful sunsets. There is world-class hiking out the back door! This is a wonderful home with every comfort for guests.

Taos is a unique vacation destination in the American Southwest, with fantastic restaurants, art galleries, museums, white water rafting and fly fishing on the Rio Grande, skiing, hiking and biking, and the Taos Pueblo with native culture and architecture to experience.

The owners use this house regularly, so it is extremely well maintained and comfortable, and continuous upgrades are made. There is a complimentary cleaning service at the end of your stay. You can make arrangements for additional housekeeping services during your stay for additional fees.
4WD is required during the winter months!!
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    There is a separate family room for kids to play ping-pong, play games, watch movies and listen to music. Kids love exploring the woods and streams nearby the house. There are great hiking trials with a short drive; a 1/4 mile hike to a waterfall and a longer hike to a box canyon. Kids adore Taos Cow, and ice cream shop on a stream in the nearby village of Arroyo Seco, and swimming year round at Northside Recreation Center. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is fine out of doors!...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • There are two bedrooms on the main level. One has a queen bed and twin daybed, with doors opening onto the patio with hot tub. The second bedroom has lovely wooded views and a king bed. Upstairs, there is a 900 square foot master suite with wrap around porch, and a king bed with an enormous skylight where you can fall asleep under the stars. The master suite has a sunken jetted tub and steam shower, a seating area with fireplace and a large flat wide screen TV with DVD and cable. The home also has a queen sofa bed in the family room, a baby crib and a queen air mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The home has 1000 books, videos and games. There is stunning original art, luxury linens, including high thread cotton sheets and down comforters, a sub-zero refrigerator and professional stove and gas cook-top. There is a living room with full stereo, large flat screen TV, DVD, VCR and cable as well as a family room, also with stereo, TV, DVD, VCR and cable. This is the perfect spot for a family party or gathering of friends! Alto Salto has radiant floor heating and is cool in the summer at 8200 feet altitude. There are fans if you need them. ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player:


  • DVD Player:


  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    There are incredible 360 degree views of mountains and no houses nearby. The property abutts national wildlife area. There is always a fresh breeze gently blowing though the ponderosa and pinon pines on the property....moreless

  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury high-thread count sheets, fine towels, down comforters...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking available next to the house at the top of the private driveway....moreless

  • Security System
  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is available throughout the house and outdoor patio....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) The home has two handsome kiva wood burning fireplaces; one in the living room and one in the master bedroom....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    There is a subzero refrigerator, professional gas stove, microwave, food processor, blender, toaster, coffee maker and bean grinder, pans, spices, laundered table linens, handsome dishes, breakfast bar, extra bar sink...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The master suite has a wrap-around balcony....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    The stone patio has two oversized shade umbrellas, lounge chairs, benches, outdoor eating tables and chairs facing unparalleled views....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    There is an outdoor hot-tub seating 6 on the patio facing breathtaking views....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    There is a sunken jetted tub in the upstairs master suite. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Mar 19 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 6, 2017
3 night min stay
Low Season
Sep 7 - Dec 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Winter
Dec 15 - Jan 4, 2019
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $190 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pets are considered and there will be additional pet fees.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/06/2017
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Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Property backs up to National Forest/Wildlife area

Golf: Taos has a very beautiful and challenging 18 hole, full service golf course and clubhouse on the south side of town that welcomes visitors.

Ski: Alto Salto is approximately 9 miles from Taos Ski Mountain, a world class ski resort. Taos has one of the best ski schools in North America and has full day care services for kids. Known for its challenging black diamond terrain, Taos also has many groomed blue and green runs and excellent food.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: This home is privately owned and well maintained. New investments in furnishings, electronics and landscaping are constantly made. Many tasteful original works of art by the artist-owner and artist's friends are displayed throughout the house.

Why the Owner Chose Arroyo Seco, NM, USA:
The home is extremely comfortable, with beautiful architecture, stunning views and two separate family rooms, one for adults, one for teens. It is a great house for parties, with its indoor and outdoor living spaces. We fell in love with the views and the "Bridge to no-where" extending from the master bedroom to the hiking trails behind the house in the national wildlife area. The home is just above the charming town of Arroyo Seco. It is a quaint, all-American town, with a top 10 North America Conde Nast Traveller ice cream shop (Taos Cow) and the best 4th of July parade ever. A visit to Alto Salto is wholesome, relaxing and wonderful. Come and see for yourself!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is unique in Arroyo Seco NM because of the 360 mountain views and privacy. You can forget about the world on the sunny patio listening to the wind in the trees.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/06/2017

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  • Flowers in Garden on a Sunny Day

    Flowers in Garden on a Sunny Day

  • Great room - living room , dining area, kitchen, sunroom sitting area

    Great room - living room , dining area, kitchen, sunroom sitting area

  • dining area

    dining area

  • Patio View facing north

    Patio View facing north

  • Master bedroom, view of fireplace and wrap-around porch

    Master bedroom, view of fireplace and wrap-around porch

  • King bed in second downstairs bedroom.

    King bed in second downstairs bedroom.

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • Library, ping pong, den room with sleeper sofa.

    Library, ping pong, den room with sleeper sofa.

  • South View, Rio Grande in distance

    South View, Rio Grande in distance

  • The neigh-bors

    The neigh-bors

  • Handsome Alto Salto on 3.5 private acres

    Handsome Alto Salto on 3.5 private acres

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Master bedroom, California king under skylight

    Master bedroom, California king under skylight

  • Gorgeous renovated Master Bath

    Gorgeous renovated Master Bath

  • Queen bed in 3rd bedroom downstairs. This bedroom opens to the patio & hot tub.

    Queen bed in 3rd bedroom downstairs. This bedroom opens to the patio & hot tub.

  • Cozy reading alcove

    Cozy reading alcove

  • Fun Guest Rainbow Photo taken from the Patio

    Fun Guest Rainbow Photo taken from the Patio

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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