We have added this adobe house in the Apple Hill Farm complex for your enjoyment. Built in the mid '80's it is the original home in the complex. A large bedroom with a queen Beautyrest mattress and a comfortable sitting area affords stunning views of the mountains to the east. Lay in bed and watch the stars and moon at night or the light changing in the early morning over the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Watching a full moon rise is a sight you won't forget! Or take your morning cup of coffee or tea in the sitting area and feel the peace and tranquility that fall so softly in this area just east of the village of Arroyo Seco. This room also boasts an extra sink with mirror. There is also a desk with bookcase if you absolutely have to bring work with you, or if you are a writer needing quiet space for your typewriter or laptop. The bedroom also has Dish Network and Hi-def TV with DVD player. The living room, also large, accommodates a queen size sleeper sofa that will sleep 2. A pack 'n play or tri-fold out foam mattress that will sleep a 5th family member is available upon request. There is Hi-def TV with Dish Network in the living room also, along with a large DVD selection suitable for all ages. Tall windows on 3 sides gives you the feel of being surrounded by the beauty of the area. The living room also has a wood stove and a 'kiva' fireplace. Wood and kindling is provided by the caretaker. The home is heated with natural gas, and the wood stove and kiva provide an added ambiance on cold days. The kitchen, dining and living areas are all open to each other so you can cook a meal while having everyone together for a conversation. The long dining table seats 6. A booster seat is available upon request. The kitchen is fully equipped with Calphalon pots and pans, Cuisinart coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, hand mixer, blender, hand made ceramic dishes and mugs. A 4 burner full size natural gas stove and oven and full size refrigerator and freezer, and a dishwasher offer all the comforts and conveniences of home. The house is built with the traditional adobe bricks and ceiling supports called 'vigas', full logs of ponderosa pines that were, and still are, the building materials of choice centuries ago. Saltillo tiles cover all the floors with colorful rugs to add some visual warmth and comfort to the feet. A fenced patio area, with flagstone sitting area and an abundance of native plants and a barbeque grill and sitting area, gives you a place to have breakfast, dinner, or a glass of wine before heading off to one our excellent restaurants. This is a semi-private property, one of 3 homes available to you, set back from the road on over 2 acres of fenced-in land (perfect romping ground for your pup!). One of the delights and advantages of a complex is that I feel you will enjoy meeting the other wonderful and interesting travelers who are staying in either Casita des Montes, or the straw bale house at Apple Hill Farm. Consider booking another of the other homes here for a family reunion or gathering of high school or college friends. You might ask about the option of booking all three houses and holding a workshop. The 3 houses will accommodate a maximum of 13, though parking is limited to no more than 9 cars. Our guests have enjoyed walking to Arroyo Seco, bicycling from the front door to the Taos Ski Valley, or just romping with their dog in the fenced 3 acres. Ask about our dog policy, Casa Manzanita and Apple Hill Farm are dog friendly. We are delighted to add this Casa to our family of homes at Apple Hill Farm, and whether you are a first time traveler to Taos, or to Arroyo Seco, or if you are familiar with the area, or a past guest, I hope you will consider staying with us at Casa Manzanita at Apple Hill Farm.
Large 1 Bedroom, Stunning Views From Wrap Around Windows Sleeps 5, Close To TS
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- Nov 11, 2018
I am a licensed massage therapist living in Portland, Oregon with my partner 3 sons and extended family. I graduated from the University of New Mexico and went on to pursue a career in the Healing Arts. I feel that I am a 'dual citizen' of both New Mexico and Oregon. I enjoy music, literature, art, travel, and a good story.
Lorca purchased this House in 1985
Why Lorca chose Arroyo Seco
My parents fell in love with the uniqueness of Taos when they first came here in 1970. My father, an artist and true Renaissance Man, discovered this property and the Des Montes area when it was mostly farm and grazing land, before it was as developed as it is now. He first built Casa Manzanita, then Casita Des Montes in the mid 1980s. My mother built the StrawBale house, also located on the property, in 2006. This property is beloved by 3 generations in our family. We hope that our love and care is visible and that you will feel the beauty and magic of this house and land as well.
What makes this House unique
The views from the property are what amaze everyone, at all times of day or night, in every weather condition or season: A sunset, a moonrise, a mist over the mountains.... when that mist rises and reveals the mountains covered with a fresh blanket of snow; huge vistas, all the way to Abiquiu where you can see the famous Cerro Pedernal, the subject of many of the artist Georgia O'Keefe's paintings; the peace, and the quiet, and the stars! Step outside, onto the almost 3 acres of Apple Hill Farm and you just might find yourself wondering if there is property for sale in the area! No kidding, it has happened to several of our guests, so be prepared to fall in love with our little piece of paradise here in Northern New Mexico.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We loved it!!
We really enjoyed the stay. It was a perfect location and we had everything we could have asked for!
peaceful, incredible views, quiet, stars
This place is charming and captures the magic of NM. They also use "clean" cleaning products, so you are not getting a chemical bath of dryer sheets etc. Every window has an incredible view. You can even see Pedernal in Abquiu! We will def. rent again.
Relaxing get away
I absolutely loved this place. Spacious and nicely decorated, with a great patio. It was so peaceful and quiet - a great place to recharge and escape from the stresses of life. It was very clean, and check in/out was a breeze. It's a bit off the beaten path, but not far from Taos and very close to the mountains. We enjoyed hiking in the wilderness, taking walks on the quiet country roads and star gazing at night. I will be back!
We loved having you! Thank you so much for staying with us and soaking up all the beauty that the area offers. The stars are incredible, aren't they? Please come back soon!
We were pleased by everything about this charming southwestern home. Well-maintained and well-appointed with plenty of room, great views, and everything we needed for a relaxing and pleasant stay. As newcomers to VRBO, the owner was very helpful answering our questions before the trip. Highly recommended!
BEST RENTAL IN TAOS AREA
My husband and I rented three vrbo properties this summer: one in CO, MI, and this one in NM. This Casa beat the other two hands down. Not only was Casa Manzanita spotlessly clean, there was attention to detail in decorating, provisioning, and making sure our stay met our expectations. It did that and more. The location is close to hikes off the Ski Valley road and within walking distance of quaint Arroyo Seco and Taos Cow ice cream. After spending a month here, I would never even think about going anywhere else. We appreciated the effort made in recycling and in provision of organic products. The garden patio harbored goldfinches and pine siskins. We recommend this rental to a couple or to anyone who likes to be pampered.
Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you here! We look forward to your next stay at Casa Manzanita. Wishing you the best....
Spacious and well appointed!
We have stayed in all three Apple Hill Farm accommodations and we are never disappointed. Linda is on site, available, hospitable, but not intrusive. Casita Manzanita is spacious and the attention to detail is remarkable. The natural light that is abundant in each room is truly a blessing. The quality of the kitchen knives and cookware show a true commitment by the owners to make our stay enjoyable. This is not your average rental!
Just north of the town of Taos, Casa Manzanita is in a sweeping setting near the small village of Arroyo Seco, on the way to the Taos Ski Valley. Hiking trailheads are only a few miles away. We are off the beaten path, on a quiet paved road, yet only 20 minutes to Taos. Arroyo Seco has an abundance of excellent eateries, galleries, shops and activities, including horseback riding and hiking. There is a 360 degree view of mountains, high desert and stunning sunrises and sunsets to knock your socks off. Listen to the coyotes at night, and watch the bunnies cavort during the day.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking is not confirmed until deposit is received and dates will continue to remain open until then. Once your deposit is received, dates are blocked and no additional inquiries will be quoted. See your Confirmation of Booking form for refund policy, or inquire at time of interest. PET FEE extra $10 per pet.