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Secluded Taos Mountain retreat 1/2 way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

mountain view condo - 2 master bedrooms, 3 full baths, queen sleeper sofa

This charming southwestern style adobe condo is nestled in the Sangre de Christo mountains with scenic views of the peaceful Valdez Valley. Enjoy all of the amenities and conveniences of nearby Taos (10 minutes), Taos Ski Valley (10 minutes), and the quaint New Mexican village of Arroyo Seco (3 minutes), while enjoying the tranquility offered by this private retreat. Walk out the backdoor and hike into the Sangre de Cristo mountains or enjoy world-class skiing or fly-fishing just minutes away.

The interior has been recently appointed with new furnishings, appliances, linens, flat screen televisions with satellite service, and other amenities to make your stay comfortable. The downstairs is perfect for the whole family to spend time together, as it is open concept and contains the kitchen, living room, dining room, and a full bathroom. Vigas support the beautiful exposed tongue and groove ceilings. A Kiva fireplace and baseboard heat will keep you warm in the winter. Wood is delivered to your door every couple of days. There is a new queen sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress that is very comfortable. The dining table seats 6 and the bar seats another two. The downstairs closet is stocked with a large video library and there is a DVD/VHS player for your use. There are board games and cards in the cabinet under the flat screen TV. Wi-fi and a telephone (including long distance service) are included. The kitchen is nicely equipped with new pots and pans, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, blender, garbage disposal, and all dinnerware and flatware. Outside the back door, there are open areas and a playset for kids to play and a deck to enjoy the outdoors.

Upstairs (the parking level) there are two master bedrooms, each with a queen bed and an en suite full bathroom. Each bedroom is equipped with a new flat screen TV with satellite service. Each bedroom has a Kiva fireplace and independently controlled baseboard heat to keep you cozy in the winter. The back bedroom has a balcony/deck with sitting area overlooking Valdez Valley. It is perfect for enjoying the beautiful mountain sunsets! The cool mountain breezes will keep you comfortable in the warmer months. Each bedroom has a large closet and drawers for ample storage. Also, they each have an alarm clock, a hairdryer, and there is an iron and ironing board.

Popular nearby activities include: Winter snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing); warm weather activities (hiking, rod and fly fishing, white water rafting); sightseeing (Taos Pueblo, The Rio Grande Gorge, Carson National Forest, museums, the Earthship biotecture); shopping (Arroyo Seco, art galleries around Taos Square, Bent Street, and local craftsmen); music, libations, and entertainment (Taos Mesa Brewery, KTAOS).

We hope you will enjoy our home away from home as much as we do!

Please note: the condo is in the mountains and winter weather conditions may exist. It is an easy drive to the condo, other than the 0.1 mile driveway that is steep and can be slick. 4 wheel drive and/or snow chains are suggested during the winter months. We occasionally use 4WD when it snows at the condo.

More Details

Owner
Scott White
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Scott White

We live in Oklahoma, but have also always felt at home in New Mexico. We love the culture, food, southwestern architecture, and outdoor lifestyle found in Taos.

Scott White purchased this condo in 2014

Why Scott White chose New Mexico

After a long search for the perfect vacation home, we found our condo online and immediately fell in love with this place! Within minutes of seeing the condo, we were ready to make an offer to purchase. Being on the mountainside, winter days are bright and sunny. Summer breezes bring the cool mountain air and the sound of aspen leaves. There is a sense of peace in this place that can't be explained, but must be experienced.

What makes this condo unique

Vigas; Kiva fireplaces in living room and in each of the bedrooms; beautiful unobstructed views of Taos Mountain, Valdez Valley, and sunsets; hike out the back door; full kitchen stocked with all dishes and utensils needed for cooking; extensive video library, board games, and cards

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great condo in a fantastic location, right at the mouth of the valley. TSV was a very short drive, Arroyo Seco even shorter. We stayed a full week to roam around the area and were able to spend quality time in Taos and Santa Fe in addition to 3 days of snow skiing. We have 14, 8, and 3 year old children who had enough space to roam outside and inside at their leisure. The owner was very receptive and communicated with us throughout the entire process. The condo had everything we needed, just brought food and water. The checkout list was minimal.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Arroyo Seco Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite bath for master bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite bathroom for master bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs off of living room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 3rd Queen bed is a new sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress in the living room. There is a full bath and closet off of the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Secluded Taos Mountain retreat 1/2 way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Tranquility and charm on the rim of the valley!

  • 5 of 5

Southwest charm abounds inside this comfy condo. Every comfort of home is provided inside the roomy condo. Outside in the evenings, we enjoyed watching the full moon rise over the mountain and lightening dancing in nearby clouds. In the mornings you could hear the nearby stream as we sipped coffee on the deck. Great location allows easy access to surrounding activities. We enjoyed rafting on the Rio Grande, ATV’s in Red River, scenic drives, and shopping in Taos. It’s a great place to relax and shed the hustle and bustle of normal life. This place is awesome and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet, clean, comfortable, well-equipped condo that was perfect for our weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

This condo felt secluded but was close to everything we wanted to experience in the Taos area. Having three full bathrooms was a real plus - one for each bedroom and a full bath in the living area (which also had a comfortable sleeper sofa). The kitchen was well equipped, and there was plenty of table space for meals and games. An outside seating area was perfect for a relaxing glass of wine and dessert with a view. This would be a great rental for two or three couples or a family. One of the people in our party had rented this same condo in the winter to go skiing and raved about how comfortable and cozy it was for her family. We loved our stay and plan to return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine, Colorado
5

perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Just min from Taos valley ski resort and pretty close to town. Very quiet neighborhood with lots of great walks and bike riding from the door.

Condo was cozy. Beds very comfortable and entertainment aplenty. Had some wifi issues upon arrival. These were expeditiously settled by the owner. It was more my issue; Scott was very helpful and patient.

I would book this stay again, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prosper TX
5

Great place and accessible to mountains

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well maintained property with great access to skiing. This served as a great home base after long day of skiing. We look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Beautiful setting for a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great place with everything you need. Fantastic beds and furnishings. The location is in the trees at the edge of the mountains, and close to everything. Scott was very helpful and I highly recommend this ho e for your stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom. I'm so glad you had a great time with your family. We appreciate your business and would love to have you back any time. Thanks, Scott
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5

Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2 teenagers skied in Taos and said the location was great! I stayed in the condo and couldn't have asked for better accommodations. The condo was much better than staying in a hotel! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to have space and a nice place while on vacation. I loved that the rooms were located upstairs, so it gave us plenty of room in the living room to have dinner and enjoy movie time after my husband and kids came home from skiing. Love, love, love!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly and family, I'm so glad you all had some great family time and enjoyed your trip. It sounds like the snow was great:) We'd love to have you all back any time. Best Regards, Scott White
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's, KTAOS, Taos Mesa Brewery
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
150
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Taos Cow and Abe's in Arroyo Seco
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

The perfect location for all seasons! 10 minutes to Taos Ski Valley for skiing and hiking. 3 minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco for shopping and dining. 10 minutes to Taos for shopping, dining, and museums. All of the convenience of being minutes from town and the ski slopes, while enjoying the tranquility offered by this private retreat.

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Rates & Availability

Arroyo Seco Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Fall
Jul 9 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Ski Season Early
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Ski season
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Spring break
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
End of Ski Season
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
$990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

The property can be rented for longer than a week at any time. Additional discounts will be given for longer-term rentals. Please contact the owner directly for questions about rental terms longer than one week.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Cancellation fee: full refund with 60 days advance notice; 50% refund with 30 days advance notice; 0% if less than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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