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Beautiful Luxury Retreat Home with Extraordinary Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning Views, Decks, Lake, 3 Bdrm, 3 Bth, Lvg Rm, Dng Rm, Den, Office, Sauna

This beautiful, large (3000+ sqft) custom built home makes the best of indoor outdoor living on a seven acre estate featuring the Little Rio Grande river running through the lower acreage and a stunning underwater spring fed lake. The home boasts a professional chef’s kitchen and first class design. Portals facing every direction afford breathtaking views of Taos Mountain and the Picuris Range. Relax with room for everyone in this expansive home with three bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms, powder room and third shower and dry sauna. American Leather queen sofa in the den for additional sleepers. PLEASE NOTE: Rates are for 4 guests - each additional guest is $25/night.

Lynne Greene
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, danish, norwegian, japanese, hindi,
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Lynne Greene

We bought our property in 2004. Over the past ten years, we have reestablished the natural wetlands. We completed construction on our 'green' home in July of 2014. We plan to retire to Taos someday. Meanwhile, Dieter, a Master Chef, and Lynne, a Psychologist working with seniors, are in the San Francisco Bay area.

Lynne Greene purchased this house in 2004

Why Lynne Greene chose New Mexico

Taos is magical and unique. There is everything and nothing to do there. You can while away your days watching the sky and clouds. Or there is shopping, excellent food, world class art, music, theater...and then there is the outdoors. The history of Taos is like nowhere else in the U.S. The backdrop Taos Mt and the Pueblo enhances the mystique and power of this beautiful place.

What makes this house unique

Our home is secluded and private, surrounded by pastures on all sides while only ten minutes to Taos downtown plaza. Our home was built with the love of natural local artisans and craftsmenship. It has been furnished to create a warm, relaxing family vacation home.

Our stunning location and natural wetlands attract birds and animals - being in the valley and green while part of the desert surroundings is ideal.


Ranchos de Taos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , two sinks, two person tub, and steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , wheel chair accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , powder room
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , enclosed and heated next to sauna on north portal
  • each bath features local stone and materials
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , one king or two twins - can be made up either way.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , american leader queen sleeper sofa in the den
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
If there is something you would like to do while vacationing, ASK US. We know many providers and can help you arrange massages, fly fishing, river rafting....


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Beautiful Luxury Retreat Home with Extraordinary Views
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews
Chestertown, MD

We had an absolutely magical stay! Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel to Taos a couple times a year and we always chose someplace new or different to stay. Without hesitation, I can say that your home was absolutely magical and just what we needed and the best HomeAway experience we have had to date.

Your home was appointed with all the perfect items to make us feel at ease and at home. The kitchen was spectacular and the open design of the common area was welcoming. We so enjoyed our time, just relaxing and looking over the spring-fed pond.

Thank you so much for opening your home to us. It is exactly the way we would want our home built in Taos.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a wonderful part of renting to know that our home has been enjoyed. We love it and are so glad that you had a good time here. Thank you.
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tallahassee, fl

Beautiful home....but.

  • 2 of 5

I hope you resolved your problem with the feral cat and 4 kittens. It changed our perspective on our stay. We were unable to enjoy the portal due to the constant presence of the cat demanding to be fed. When we were inside the home the cat sat at the back door begging for food. My disappointment was in the inaction of the owner. The lack of response to our calls was underwhelming. No response from the local housekeeper/manager after the 1st day and no response from the owner after the 2nd day. If the property hadn't been advertised as "no pets" I would assume some responsibility for my decision to stay there but that wasn't the case. Also, there was no follow up on the promise to refund the first nights rent for our inconvenience. Taos was great though...met some nice folks and enjoyed the food, museums and art.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and inviting, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing weekend in this home. I can not say enough wonderful things about our stay. The home is warm and inviting with an open floor plan but we spent most of our time enjoying the patio and the incredible views. I sent the house information to so many friends and family in hopes that they will have the opportunity to have this experience. Jackie was very nice and accommodating. We can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kami, I’m so glad you had a wonderful stay. Come again! Return visitors get a discount and we love having them. It is a very special location. Best to you, Lynne
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Awesome House

  • 4 of 5

The house itself is awesome, plenty of room, comfortable beds, clean, has everything you will need. Jackie was great to work with. Five minute drive into town. Why four stars? Amenities state there is air conditioning, there is no air conditioning. While the house cools down at night, during the day it can get warm inside even with all the windows open. Other than no A/C, very nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing. After a day of hiking and seeing the beauty of the area, it was great to come back to this setting, enjoy a glass of wine and take in the majesty of the mountains. As it cools down, the hot tub or sauna are ready to relax some aching muscles. After grilling some Steaks, we enjoyed sitting on the patio and listening to the sounds of the country. Be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise over the mountains through the large window in the master bedroom. You will also see Mr. Muskrat taking his morning swim across the pond. The kitchen was well equipped. We did not need the cast iron skillet we brought with us. Simply put, this is a place for restoring your sole.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tipp City, Ohio

Beautiful and creative home, unmatched views all around, amazing setting. Plus warm hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

All week, we kept talking about how grateful we were to have found this home. This is not your ordinary rental house! From the gourmet kitchen, to the lush, meditation friendly landscape, this is a place where a person or family could come, never leave the property, and still feel like they had a wonderful, restorative vacation! But it would be a shame to miss Taos and the beautiful high desert of northern New Mexico! We can't say enough good things about this place, but a few more things to mention.. super-duper clean, wonderful floor plan, so many extra conveniences, sunrises over the mountains on the deck in front of the pond, prairie dogs, birds galore, and on and on. And Jackie, the caretaker, is wonderful and truly seems to care about the house, the guests, and the owners. We hope to come back again and again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
135 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
downtown Taos Plaza or Southside
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
downtown Taos Plaza or Southside
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: recommended

Taos is a unique spot. The Taos Pueblo is the oldest continually inhabited Pueblo in North America. The history and art of Taos is spectacular. Our music, dance, film, art, history and outdoor beauty surround you and provide options for any vacation you seek. Relax, visit the museums, shop or just sit lakeside and read.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.44%

Taxes are 5% Lodger's Tax + 8.1875% New Mexico Gross Receipts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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