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Big Sky Views - Access To Adventure And Town - Sleeps 4-5 And Your Dog Too!

Bedrooms 1
Space 690 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Queen-sized Bed, Bath, Living Room, Kitchen - Sleeps 5 max - 5.2 Miles N of Plaz

Welcome to Northern New Mexico, where nature awaits you… If you are a biker - cyclist - hiker - horse lover - fishing gal or guy - birder - nature photographer - golfer - hunter - skier - boarder - outdoor enthusiast, then this is the right spot for you. When you are not out and about, enjoy the magic of Taos Mountain looming nearby. Wake to a beautiful sunrise before heading out and upon your return from a day well-lived, experience our spectacular sunsets. During the monsoon season, stay home and watch the dramatic “walking rain” over the mesa. Surrounded by the natural beauty of sagebrush hosting cottontails and large western vistas.

This spacious condo has it's own private entrance and courtyard. You'll find a comfortable and complete bedroom, full bathroom, well-appointed kitchen and living room. The space is designed to accommodate 2 couples, parents and children, or single travelers, whatever your fancy. Oh, did I mention the super-sized hall closet? Large enough for outdoor gear! Shared interior wall between kitchens & bathrooms with responsible long-term tenants.

The colorful New Mexico-style living room is filled with specialty items including a large pottery lamp and raw-hide lampshade, walls adorned with local Taos art, antique rugs, and locally made furniture. The full size futon couch sleeps another 2 guests. An additional raised air mattress available for a 5th person. Everybody wants to zone out on their iPad? We have WiFi, you can stay connected for work or personal. End tables convert into laptop tables. The light and bright kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to whip up your favorite meal. Enjoy socializing with friends and family while cooking and dining or take in a movie or music from the living room. The bathroom has both a tub and shower, your preference. Influenced by expatriate living, the bedroom is filled with pillows and flashes of Asia. Bed and bath décor include souvenirs carried back from Bali, the Philippines, and Thailand. Modern hot water radiant baseboard heat (fueled by propane) throughout is highly clean and efficient as well as quiet. Well water to quench your thirst. A quiet sanctuary yet convenient to town, with easy access to historic cultural sites and art museums, galleries and live art presentations for a True New Mexico cultural experience.

Absolutely pet friendly. Small courtyard in the front for lap dogs, and a super-sized fenced backyard to welcome large dogs! Entry requires walking from front door around to backyard. Quiet gravel road for walks or runs. Talk to us about putting up your horses too.

Standard Check-In: 4:00pm

Standard Check-Out: 11:00am

While proprietor does not live on-site, she is responsive to texts and calls from 8am-8pm.

More Details

Robyn McCulloch
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, & smidgin' of Bahasa Indonesian, Swahili, Amharic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Robyn McCulloch

After galavanting all over the planet, I have chosen to call Taos my base camp for the past 12 years. The land and people of New Mexico first captured my heart in 1980 for my college internship at the Santa Fe Mountain Center. Nothing compares to the diversity found here in terms of landscape, people, red or green, music, and options for adventure. My career has been a blend of guiding and managing outdoor adventures, primarily all things water-related, in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, East Africa, and North/Central/South America. Time for a story? Got plenty. Traipsing around the globe led to executive development with powerful leaders and organizational transformation. My life-long interests are everything outdoors, wholehearted dancing, supporting my community, and experiencing ethnic foods from far reaching regions. I attempt to live life full-out and hope you will too when visiting our region. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, come on over to Taos Mesa Brewing for the 2-Steppin’ Series with live bands and say hey. Ain’t nuthin’ better than boot scootin’ on a Sunday evening!

While I don't live on-site, I am responsive (especially to texts) from 8am-8pm.

Robyn McCulloch purchased this condo in 2005

Why Robyn McCulloch chose El Prado

The southwestern USA has had a firm grip on my heartstrings for decades. Taos won out over Santa Fe. A little more quirky, she’s a unique blend of rivers and mountains, high desert and alpine, pine & pinion, and the best part---cosmopolitan people in a caring community with access to great music, art, and cultural events. This particular property was purchased to serve as a self-employed 'pension plan', co-owned with my business partner and friend, Sally Jones, who lives in Tahoe. Originally, all 3 duplexes were long-term rentals that followed our real estate plan developed in the Reno-Tahoe area. Enough requests came flooding in to create a short-term rental for visiting friends and colleagues to enjoy the Southwest, so the call has been heeded. Y'all are invited too!

What makes this condo unique

Get out and about. Feel the magic! By day, discover ancient rock formations and pictographs in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument while hiking or boating. By night, drive into town---a straight shot---for delicious restaurants, fantastic live music with local musicians or big names on tour and any number of cultural festivals and celebrations. Winter time offers alpine skiing, telemarking, or snowboarding 'til your legs fall off up at Taos Ski Valley -- or -- cross country ski or snowshoe at Enchanted Forest in Red River. Not into snow? The property is quiet and surrounded by sweeping mountain views and western profile vistas to rest into. You'll soon learn why we call Taos the Land of Entrapment!


El Prado Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bold colored plush towel sets (for each person) and Balinese ceramics decorate the brightly lit bathroom. It's the little things...forget your toothbrush? Travel with no worries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Deluxe full-size futon sleeps 2 & twin raised air mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Your comfortable bedroom delivers an Asian flavor. Queen-sized mattress topped with microfiber blanket, a down comforter, and pillows galore. Antique bedside rugs warm the feet. Chest of drawers, bedside tables, and soft light reading lamp fulfill your needs. Be transported to another world as you sit and read or write at the Heera table, crafted in India. Large closet for clothes, gear and more.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Lots of local services can be recommended to simplify your life while visiting Taos, just ask! Would you like the kitchen stocked with groceries on arrival? If you know you'll push the envelope skiing, why not book a massage at home? Looking for a chauffeur with a town car to enjoy a night on the town? Wait, you're falling in love with Taos and want to check out the real estate market? Let us connect you with the right people to make you feel right at home.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Comfortable & Clean

  • 4 of 5

Just minutes from the center of Taos, comfortable and clean accomodations. Listing was described accurately. Really enjoyed Millicent Rogers Museum, hiking, and great food at Orlandos.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to welcome you all the way from the East Coast, Holly! A rich variety of trails for you and Celeste to explore further on another trip - stunning aspen colors happening now. And yes, we Taoseños are real proud of the food Orlandos serves up!
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Great dog-friendly stay

  • 5 of 5

The Taos Adventure Spot was a great place for us to stay with our 2 dogs for a little less than 2 weeks. The kitchen was well equipped so that we were able to cook while we were there. It was a peaceful location - north of town but still close proximity and easy access to everything we needed. Really appreciated that the dogs were welcome - backyard plus extra bowls and wet dog towels too. We really enjoyed the chips and salsa upon arrival as well as having plenty of towels/washcloths for a longer stay. The unit was clean and spacious. I'd highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming to Taos, Kristy! You and your 4-legged family members were most welcome. C'mon back and stay with us again.
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our stay. It was clean and nicely set up with everything we needed. We had our toddler and two dogs with us and everyone enjoyed the stay. It was great to have both an enclosed courtyard and fenced backyard for the dogs to play in. Robyn was great at getting back to us quickly via text and email with everything that we needed to know. This is in a great location- amazing views (we got to see some beautiful sunsets and a lightning storm during our stay) and close to Taos, the ski valley, the gorge, etc. We will definitely be staying here again the next time we have a chance to visit Taos.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Melodie. A pleasure to have you and ALL your family, including the 4-leggeds! C'mon back and visit Taos again.
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Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Condo was cozy and clean! Kitchen had everything we needed to cook. Location was convenient for skiing and other outdoor activities. Owner was very responsive and easy to work with. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robyn's place was a clean, comfortable Taos style casita in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Robyn was extremely great at communicating and being responsive. The place was well stocked, clean and easy to find. It was super easy to get to town for restaurants and also accessible to the mountains for hiking. It was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, close to town and the Ski Valley

  • 4 of 5

The owner was wonderfully accomodating re: my arrival,and I strongly appreciated that. She was also great about being friendly to pets. The place had everything I needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Santa Fe Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
KTAO Solar Radio Station and Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Taos Country Club, Taos, New Mexico
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Santa Fe Depot right in our Capitol of New Mexico
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Pizaños! Voted Best Pizza in Taos!!!
Nearest Ski
14.5 Miles
Taos Ski Valley (steep and deep) New Mexico
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & re-supply $60
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Special deals considered for last-minute reservations -- make an inquiry, make an offer!

Cleaning fee listed for 3-night-or-less stay; longer stays increase.

Please note: We know your four-legged is family. We don't charge additional fees per night for dogs. The $50 cleaning fee is for a 3 night stay or less; longer stays require a higher pet cleaning fee, depending on your dog's breed, age, and manners.

Standard check-in: 4:00pm
Standard check-out: 11:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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