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Twenty-One: Custom Built Home on Blueberry Hill - Huge Windows & Stunning Views

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Attention to detail has been given to every aspect of Twenty-One. This private, custom-built home offers expansive mountain views and is beautifully appointed. When our family travels, we enjoy having the privacy and space of a vacation rental home, but we also appreciate nicer amenities offered by hotels. Twenty-One provides both!

Two of the 3 bedrooms have new king-size beds. One is a gel memory foam mattress, and the other is a Temur-Pedic “Temper Contour Choice Luxe”, which allows guests to choose the mattress firmness on each side. Each bed is complemented by 400-thread count Egyptian cotton linens. The studio offers a queen bed and a very comfortable "cot" sized pull out. Hotel Collection towels are provided for both full bathrooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with the newest appliances, cookware, utensils, and silverware. Make dinner in the crock-pot while you are on the slopes, and come home and enjoy it by a cozy fire. Or, grill steaks on the dining room courtyard where you can watch the sun set.

From the time that we saw this property, we loved everything that Twenty-One had to offer: classic viga ceilings, the kiva fireplace, 2 walled courtyards, soaring 14’ foot ceilings in the dining and living rooms, 18” thick adobe walls throughout, radiant heat floors with saltillo tile, and beautiful solid wood doors all lend Southwestern charm to this 2000 square foot home.

As you can see in the photographs, we did not choose to furnish Twenty-One with traditional Southwest furniture. We are huge fans of Mid-Century Modern furnishings and we wanted to do something completely unexpected. We wanted sleek, clean lines to contrast the warm Southwest architecture.

Our favorite time at Twenty-One is nighttime. The soft indirect lighting with a cozy fire is warm and inviting. It is amazing to walk outside, look up, and see every star in the sky. We really liked the idea of being outside of the Plaza, although we are very convenient. Twenty-One is 6 miles from of The Historic Taos Plaza and 15 miles from the Taos Ski Valley. The home is in the Blueberry Hill community, which provides wide-open vistas, sunrises and sunsets, and privacy and tranquility.

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Rozzelle
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Amenities

El Prado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The home has two large full bathrooms with nice windows and great views! Plush Hotel Collection towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    Studio Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have new beds with new mattresses. The master king bed has a Tempur-Pedic Contour mattress with adjustable firmness controls on each side. The guest room has a Blue Mist 12 inch PureGel mattress, and the queen bed has a Sealy (firm with pillow-top) 16 inch mattress. The linens are 400-thread count Egyptian cotton. An XBOX and a Wii are located in the Studio Bedroom. There is a 32” LCD Smart TV and DVD player in the master, a 32" LCD TV and DVD player in the guest room, and a 32" LCD TV with a Roku box in the studio bedroom. All bedrooms have large windows for lots of light, stunning views, and cool night breezes. There are two iPod charging/docking stations/alarm clocks that may be moved around the home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
From the time that we saw this property, we loved everything that Twenty-One had to offer: classic viga ceilings, the kiva fireplace, 2 walled courtyards, soaring 14’ foot ceilings in the dining and living rooms, 18” thick adobe walls throughout, radiant heat floors with satillo tile, and beautiful solid wood doors all lend Southwestern charm to this 2000 square foot home. Our favorite time at Twenty-One is nighttime. The soft indirect lighting with a cozy fire is warm and inviting. It is amazing to walk outside, look up, and see every star in the sky. We really liked the idea of being outside of the Plaza, although we are very convenient. Twenty-One is 6 miles from of The Historic Taos Plaza and 15 miles from the Taos Ski Valley. The home is in the Blueberry Hill community, which provides wide-open views, sunrises and sunsets, and privacy and tranquility.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Twenty-One: Custom Built Home on Blueberry Hill - Huge Windows & Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish- great stay and excellent property. I hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Home, Amazing Area!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a weeks stay at Twenty-One. The home is fantastic. The location provides you a 360 view of the beautiful mountains and provides a great retreat for the family. Clean and spacious with all the amenities of home and more. It is beautifully decorated and conveniently located not only to Taos, but everywhere else your heart desires to venture. We couldn't be more pleased. The owners are amazing and the property is incredible! Thank you for you a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darrington, WA 98241
5

Twenty One

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Twenty One for ten days in October which coincided with the Taos Balloon Festival. Twenty One is a beautiful southwestern style spacious home with all the comforts you might desire.. Comfortable mattresses, heated floor tiles throughout, and a lovely SW style fireplace kept us comfy and warm. Twenty One is quiet and very private, surrounded by the beautiful Taos sky, mountains and countryside. Nicely landscaped with a walled outdoor patio, it is so relaxing with so many wonderful sights to see nearby and places to eat. We are definitely going back!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California
5

A Taos Get Away and Treat

  • 5 of 5

Imagine that you are in your own Hacienda on the edge of exciting Taos. This can be your home away from home to explore all of the beauty, history, and culture of Northern New Mexico. Six friends stayed here for ten days and it made the best base for wandering in this region. The kitchen was stocked with all conveniences for us to make our breakfast before heading out for the day, The beds were comfortable and we all loved the heated tile floors! We watched the antics of magpies and rabbits on the sage filled acre on a mesa that had majestic views of the Sangre De Cristo mountains, Large windows show the ever changing skies. We would be gone all day since there is soooo much to see and do here but it was blissful to return to the house, put a fire in the Kiva fireplace (with the logs provided) and eat and drink in a relaxed setting. We will absolutely be returning to this home again!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The views are phenomenal!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, well equipped, comfortable, and well maintained. Perfect for us due to office area for me and art studio for my husband. The huge windows afforded us new "paintings" everyday as the home sits up on the mesa with a 360 degree panorama of the mountains and valley. Very close to everything we needed, but far enough away to give us quiet and privacy. Great beds, linens, and blackout blinds for sleeping in. Good wifi, good tasting well water, lovely décor with a lot of thought put into ambiance and lighting. Very nicely equipped kitchen for cooking/eating in with a great gas stove. Super agent who took care of our needs in a timely fashion. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pizanos
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 64 or State Road 150
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pizanos (1 mi) or Orlando's (3 mi)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: recommended

They say Taos is "a charming, pet friendly town known for its Spanish influence and picturesque scenery...lending itself to incredible outdoor adventures like climbing, hiking, kayaking, zip lines, horseback, or llama treks".

To be sure, the art galleries, museums and old town of Taos, New Mexico are well worth your time.

Taos abounds in fine art, ancient native America, 400-year old Hispanic culture, a lively music scene, great food and a slew of lively bars.

But for those with a slightly adventurous side who love to be outside the best kept secret about Taos is the one you can’t miss but may never consider –

The land that cradles this small mountain town…

Top 5 Best Kept Secrets About Taos, New Mexico

1. The Rio Grande Gorge -

One of the wildest places in all of the Southwestern United States can be found in Taos County. At the New Mexico state line, the river is 200 feet down, the gorge 150 feet across. A bit further south, just west of the village of Questa, where Big Arsenic Spring bubbles from the rock and pinyon jays heap in the winter, the river is a glinting green ribbon eight hundred feet down.

At John Dunn Bridge the river enters The Box, an 18-mile stretch of 900 foot cliffs, famous among rafters and kayakers. This is also one of the great migratory bird routes in the world.

Eagles, falcons and hawks make the basalt walls of the Gorge their nesting homes. Ospreys, scaups, hummingbirds, herons, avocets, merlins and willits all traverse the Gorge. Numerous hiking trails lead into the gorge, the Cebolla Mesa Trail and La Junta trail being the best in my humble opinion. Ancient petroglyphs, hidden hot springs and outstanding fishing opportunities abound. If you’re lucky, you just might catch a glymps of the recently re-introduced river otter.

2. Gold Hill -

This 11-mile hike into the heart of the Colombine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area takes you to one of the highest peaks in northern New Mexico. You’ll gain over 3000 feet in elevation on this hike – and every inch is worth it. Head up the non-technical Bull-of-the-Woods trail through the dappled sunlight of ponderosa pine stands and into the flowered meadows just above tree-line.

The view is stupendous. Watch out for summer thunderstorms and be sure to be back below tree-line by noon. After this stunner you’ll feel you earned every bite of that green-chile burrito served up for dinner.

3. Fishing -

The Rio Grande, the Arroyo Hondo, the Red River, the Cimarron, Eagle Nest Lake….the list goes on. The Taos region is, perhaps, not as famous as it should be for the outstanding fishing opportunities.

For both fly-fishermen and bait fishermen, the hundreds of miles of streams, rivers and lakes around Taos is a paradise. Any of the numerous fly shops in Taos can set you on the right path with expert advice and guided fishing tours. A lot of this great fishing is so secret you’ll have whole stretches of river all to yourself.

4. Valle Vidal -

The 100,000-acre mountain playground of the Valle Vidal is home to some 2,000 elk – the largest herd in the state – bears, deer, coyotes and amazing bird-life. This “Valley of Life” sits in a high mountain basin of the Carson National Forest, about two hours north of Taos. Elevations here range from the 8,000 foot grasslands to more than 12,000 feet on Little Costilla Peak.

The Valle’s massive open meadows dotted with ponderosa pine, radiant groves of aspen and streams lined with cottonwoods. When you include the nation’s largest stand of bristlecone pines and streams sheltering rare Rio Grande cutthroat trout you understand why the Valle Vidal is an outdoor paradise not to be missed.

5. Ute Mountain -

Perhaps the crown jewel of the Taos area is Ute Mountain. Not for the faint-of-heart (or body for that matter) this 10,093 foot high volcanic cone rises nearly 3,000 feet above the surrounding plain. Ute is something you can’t miss.

Located about ten miles west of the village of Costilla and about 30 miles north of Taos, the steep slopes of Ute are covered in pinyon pine at the base, as well as pockets of ponderosa, aspen, white pine and Douglas Fir in the higher elevations.

From grassy meadows of blue grama, western wheatgrass and Indian ricegrass where the trees thin, the Rio Grande Gorge below is a jagged, inky slash dividing Ute from its sister cones to the west.

Snow-capped Blanca rises to the north, just across the state line. The whole Sangre de Cristo range falls to the east, terminating, view-wise, at Wheeler Peak.

Source: Jim O'Donnell, Travel Writer & Photographer, originally from southern Colorado who travels all over the world.

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Rates & Availability

El Prado House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
New Years
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 2 2018 - Mar 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.19%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager'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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