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

El Prado, NM, USA
  • Condo690 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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.


Robyn McCulloch

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, & smidgin' of Bahasa Indonesian, Swahili, Amharic
Calendar last updated:
Dec 24, 2017
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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • 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.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 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.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Catering available


                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Yoga mat provided
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Clean and efficient hot water radiant baseboard heaters warm every room. Fueled by propane.
                        • Internet
                          Yes, we have WiFi!!!
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Pure Beech® Jersey Knit Sheets, an extremely soft, warm & durable fabric. Modal is grown and manufactured in Europe, in accordance with ecological standards & sustainability - pesticide free.
                        • Living Room
                          Santa Fe style pottery lamp lights reading material from small library. Comfy couch with pillows. Laptop C-tables for chair or couch. Large Mexican entertainment center. Local New Mexican art.
                        • Parking
                          Loads of room for several vehicles. Easy to park camping/sport/utility trailers.
                        • Towels Provided
                          SONOMA life + style Ultimate Performance towels bath sets in bold colors for each person. Festive kitchen towels.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              And Sumatra beans by Taos Roasters!
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fiesta dinner ware for 5. Festive wine glasses. Cooking/serving utensils. Chef style knife set (and cutting boards) includes steak knives too. Variety of sizes of pots & glass lids. Cast iron pan set
                            • Kitchen
                              Full-sized well-equipped kitchen with loads of cabinets, drawers, and counter top space. Modern appliances: Coffeemaker & grinder, blender, toaster, and tea kettle. Cleaning supplies kept handy.
                            • Microwave
                              Yes we have a basic microwave.
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Basics to get you started: Salt & pepper, olive oil, spices, soy sauce. May include teas. Taos Roasters Sumatran beans. Sugar, honey, & stevia.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Top freezer with ice cube trays.
                            • Stove
                              Electric 4-burner stove.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Eat-in roomy kitchen. Tropical placemats brighten the dining table. Folding chairs can easily be added or stored away to suit your party size.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 5 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                      A few music CDs for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. Pandora fills in the rest!
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Yes, we have WiFi!!! Roku player accesses Hulu, NetFlix and Pandora.
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Old-fashioned style since it works...I can't live with putting another TV in the landfill. You can play DVDs or stream programs via WiFi! Sorry, no flat screen.
                                    • Video Games
                                      Yes, via WiFi.
                                    • Video Library
                                      A few DVDs available for your viewing pleasure.


                                        • Bicycles
                                          Los Rios River Runners rents bikes...along with other outfitters too!
                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Views of the west from the front courtyard. Fully fenced backyard.
                                        • Golf
                                          Taos Country Club
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Plenty of outfitters to choose from!
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          BBQ, utensils and charcoal.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Visit Taos Ski Valley for world-class snow sports. Enchanted Forest Cross Country for nordic skiing/skating outside of Red River. More downhill areas include Angel Fire, Sipapu, Pajarito, Red River
                                        • Tennis
                                          Public tennis courts in town. Quail Ridge is right around the corner from us!
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Ask for outfitter recommendations


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              Please let me know the width of your chair so I can assure your movement through the door jams. THIS UNIT IS NOT ADA WITH A RAMP.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • museums
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • 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

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      11 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great dog-friendly stay

                                                                      Kristy B.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Comfortable & Clean

                                                                      Holly J.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Just what we needed

                                                                      Melodie S.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Clean and Comfortable

                                                                      Tracey J.

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Robyn's place was a clean, comfortable Taos style casita in a convenient location.

                                                                      Patricia K.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Nice place, close to town and the Ski Valley

                                                                      Jay G.

                                                                      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.


                                                                      El Prado, NM, USA

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Pet Fee

                                                                      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

                                                                      11 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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