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Location Location Location ... Half-way between Taos Town & Taos Ski Valley!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,736 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Master Bedrooms & Den and 2 Bathrooms


Situated in a convenient, friendly & safe bedroom community of Taos near the Charming Village of Arroyo Seco between the Taos Ski Valley & the Town of Taos

½-Mile to Village of Arroyo Seco (Walkable; Restaurants, Groceries, Art Galleries, Gifts/Merchandise)

9-Miles to Town of Taos

9-Miles to Taos Ski Valley


Custom Southwest-Style Home (Newly Built in 2006)

2-Bedrooms / 2-Baths & Den

1,736 Square Feet

360° Panoramic views, including the Taos Ski Valley Canyon, Town of Taos (and City Lights) and Sangre de Cristo Mountains.


Sleeps 6-Persons

Master Bedroom=Sealy King (w/ Novaform GEL Memory Foam Topper)

Second Master Bedroom=Sealy Queen (& Queen AeroBed)

Den=Simmons Full Futon


Master Bedroom=Walk-In Shower w/ Dual Showerheads/Handshower/Bench

Second Master Bedroom=Tub/Shower Combination

Casa Buena Vista is conveniently situated halfway between the Town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley in an upscale area within walking distance to Taos's charming Village of Arroyo Seco. Situated on a picturesque one acre homesite, this 2-bedroom plus den 2-bath home has Casa Buena Vista is situated at the base of the Taos Mountains, between the Town of Taos and Taos Ski Area. 360° panoramic views abound, including the Taos Ski Valley Canyon, Town of Taos (and City Lights) and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A variety of restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops are located nearby.

Casa Buena Vista is a newer contemporary southwest-style home, with vaulted ceiling, adobe walls and hand-crafted doors. Energy-efficient construction, ceiling fans and natural floors - with in-floor silent heating - keep you at the right temperature year-round. Tank-less water heating system keeps the hot water flowing all the time. Living area has multi-french doors, wood-burning kiva fireplace, leather sofa/chair, large flat screen TV and home entertainment system.

LOCATION...LOCATION...LOCATION!: Casa Buena Vista is located in the Taos bedroom community of the Village of Arroyo Seco between the Town of Taos (9 miles) and Taos Ski Valley (9 miles). The Chile Line public transportation system runs scheduled round trip routes to Taos Ski Valley daily from December to April. The Town of Taos line of The Chile Line runs all year-round. 1½ hours from Santa Fe. 2½ hours from Albuquerque. 3½ hours from Colorado Springs. 4½ hours from Denver.

Master and Second Master Bedroom Suites, and Den:

Master bedroom has King-sized bed w/ GEL Memory Foam topper, French doors, walk-in closet w/ laundry and separate bath nearby.

Second Master bedroom has Queen-sized bed w/ spacious closet, 180 degree panoramic views and separate bath nearby. Also is equipped with Queen-AeroBed which inflates/deflates in minutes.

Den is furnished with matching futon collection (converts to Simmons Full-sized futon bed), end/coffee tables, bookcase, large flat screen TV, DVD (and Netflix in Den or Living Room), stereo system, executive desk with chair, and Broadband Internet (Wi-Fi throughout house) with computer copier/printer/scanner (Brother DCP-1000).

Weather: Elevation: 7,000 feet ,

Average winter temperature: 48 degrees (F) ,

Average summer temperature: 85 degrees (F) ,

Average snowfall: 305 inches ,

Days of sunshine: 300+

More Details

Richard Kruse
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Richard Kruse

Welcome - and we invite you to experience the magic of Casa Buena Vista!

Richard Kruse purchased this house in 2007

Why Richard Kruse chose New Mexico

Casa Buena Vista is a dream come true!

It was more than 25 years ago when we first experienced Taos...and the magic lives on! And we now call it our companion home - a perfect getaway with 'all mod-cons.'

We love Taos given its beauty, culture and people - rich with art and steeped in history. Home to Taos Pueblo, the Village of Taos Ski Valley and a colorful array of surrounding communities like the charming Village of Arroyo Seco.

We chose to reside in the charming Village of Arroyo Seco given its small New Mexican village atmosphere - variety of restaurants, art galleries and specialty shops - and location [situated majestically below Taos Mountain (and the Taos Ski Valley Canyon) and conveniently between the town of Taos (9 mi) and Village of Taos Ski Valley (9 mi)]. And there are many folktales told in New Mexico about how some towns came to be. There are few, however, which can match the beauty of the tales surrounding the founding of the Village of Arroyo Seco.

Guestbook comments from the owner

On a scale of 1 to 5 (Excellent), How would you rate your overall experience at Casa Buena Vista?

“5 Excellent”

"Thanks for a great week—your home was perfect for our needs."

"...both the house and the location are just perfect. And thank you for your very kind offer to extend our stay an extra night. We appreciate the offer very much. Sadly, we must leave as planned on Saturday as the 'real word' will be waiting for us on Sunday."

“We had a wonderful stay at your home—thanks so much.”
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Arroyo Seco

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1736 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 0
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , dual showerheads/handshower and bench
  • Master bathroom has dual showerheads (stand up/sit down w/ handshower and bench, no tub). Second master bathroom has combination tub/shower. Spanish tile sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Den - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • * Master bedroom is furnished with Henredon furniture with Sealy King-sized bed w/ GEL Memory Foam mattress/topper, leather chair, triple dresser and two night stands. * Second Master bedroom is furnished with Sealy Queen-sized bed, leather chair, triple dresser with mirror and night stand. * Second Master bedroom is also equipped with Queen-AeroBed which inflates/deflates in minutes. * Den is furnished with matching futon collection (converts to Simmons Full-sized futon bed), end/coffee tables, bookcase, large flat screen TV and DVD (and Netflix in Den or Living Room), stereo system, executive desk with chair, and Broadband Internet (Wi-Fi throughout house) with computer copier/printer/scanner (Brother DCP-1000).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
KITCHEN + Kitchen island + Starbucks / Saeco Barista espresso maker + Breville Conical Burr coffee grinder + Mr Coffee coffee maker + Cuisinart cookware + Pot Rack + Henckels knives + Cuisinart appliances (food processor, hand mixer, toaster) + Hitachi Bread Machine + Oster blender + Rival Crock Pot + Toaster Oven + Rice Cooker + White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer + Lobster Pot + Roasting Pan + Maytag stainless steel appliances (Stove/Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator) + Maytag Stacked Laundry (washer and gas dryer) + Kohler stainless steel sink ENTERTAINMENT + 2-large flat screen TVs; 1-with home entertainment system (including DVD); and 1-with DVD (and Netflix) SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT STORAGE + Ski Rack + Snowboard Rack + Ski/Snowboard/Boot Trays


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Location Location Location ... Half-way between Taos Town & Taos Ski Valley!
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

An amazing home with an incredible view!

  • 5 of 5

A great place to take a vacation! The home is amazing and stocked with everything you need to have a great vacation! I would highly recommend this location to others!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: An amazing guest with an incredible family!
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This is a well located property (ID 222254) with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

I have twice leased this house for a month and will be pleased to do so in the future.

The property is well managed and always in proper order. I recommend it highly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific location, indeed

  • 5 of 5

The 360 degree views really are terrific, and the house is extremely well-outfitted, nicely decorated and in very good working order. The owner was a pleasure to deal with, from start to finish. We thoroughly enjoyed our two months in the summer of 2016 and hope to rent it again for equally long periods whenever it is available in the future. The rolled chicken tacos at Abe's Cantina are the best.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terrific guests, indeed!
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Our Second time renting this property

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house so much last year that we rented it again this year but for a month this time. The location is perfect for us as we can walk into the village of Seco and still be only 2 stoplights away from downtown Taos! Hiking trails are just minutes away and if you are a cyclist like me the location is central for many of the local rides around Taos and the mountains. It's completely convenient while still being completely private.

Our favorite thing about the property is the porch. Every morning we would sit out there and watch the sun come up over the mountains while drinking our coffee. It's the most relaxing thing we did and we made a point of doing it every day.

Just like last year the house was beautifully stocked, immaculately clean, and absolutely ready for us to move in and stay for a month. It literally could not have been a more professional setup.

In short, we will, without question, be staying here again when we next return to Arroyo Seco and Taos.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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DFW, Texas

Fantastic Family Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

This house was super clean ... and literally had everything we wanted/needed. The house, appliances, and furnishings are all in great condition. We just can't speak to how the owners would address any issues/problems ... because we didn't have any!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Fantastic Family"...Families/Guests like these make it all worthwhile to host our home!
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Houston, Texas

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at Casa Bueno Vista, and each time gets better than the last.

The description is completely accurate. The location was perfect for us. It was about a 20 minute drive to either the ski valley or the town of Taos. The house is easy walking distance from the town of Arroyo Seco, and can easily access places like Taos Cow by foot. The area is very quiet, and the views are amazing. A little off the beaten path, but close to everything.

The house was very well equipped, well maintained and very clean. Everything you can think of needing is provided. The owners even leave a small assortment of shampoos and lotions from a local company in the bathrooms. It was the perfect setup for a great vacation. Nothing better than spending the day skiing then having a nice warm fire in the kiva.

Shortly after arriving, Rick called to make sure everything was ready for us. One of the days we had a brief internet outage, and I sent him an email. He called in less than a minute and walked me through getting the internet service working again. Extremely responsive and helpful owners. You couldn't ask for a better setup. We will be back for a fourth visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great Guests Make All The Difference in "Another Great Stay!"
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Nearest Airport
145 Miles
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
105 Miles
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Fun activities for all ages in the Taos area include: skiing, snowboarding in surrounding towns, mountain and desert hiking to rivers and waterfalls, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, hot air ballooning, golf, tennis, and mountain biking. World class restaurants, shops, a cinema, including a weekly art film series, museums, art galleries, classes, and workshops. Something for everyone. The Taos Ski Valley has many fun events throughout the Winter; the Taos Film Festival takes place in March; the World Poetry Bout in June; the Solar Music Festival in July; the Fall Arts Festival in September; Mountain Film Festival and the Balloon Festival in October. Visit the Taos Pueblo the oldest continually occupied structure in North America with tours and several festivals open to the public.

Other Activities: Rafting; Geocaching

Golf: Taos Country Club

Located at 7,000 feet elevation in historic Taos, and featuring spectacular desert scenery with abundant sagebrush, challenging arroyos, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Taos Box Canyon, Taos Country Club offers one of the most dramatic golf experiences in New Mexico. Measuring a lofty 7,300 yards from the back tee, the links-style championship design will test the skills of even the most seasoned golfer, while its gently rolling terrain and four sets of tees make the course forgiving and enjoyable for all skill levels.

Ski: Taos Ski Valley

Taos is a great place to vacation with your family because there is so much to see and do. When you take a family ski vacation, you want wholesome fun and the time spent together to be rewarding. Taos is full of interesting, educational, life-enhancing and exciting activities: whether you are skiing, ice skating, tubing, snowmobiling, hot air ballooning, or exploring new cultures, this vacation will be an experience you won't soon forget. Taos Ski Valley is the family fun leader and this year with improvements to their 'Out-to-Launch' Terrain Park, their Teen Center, and regularly scheduled evening activities, Taos is even more of a great family destination than ever.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Arroyo Seco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday I
16 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday II
25 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday III
1 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday I
10 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Short-Term Cleaning Fee A$131.32
Refundable Damage Deposit A$331.62

Changeover Day:
a. Winter Holiday and Spring Holiday= Saturday or Sunday or Negotiable on Longer Stays
Shorter Term Stays (shorter than one month): $99 Cleaning Fee
Longer Term Stays (one month or longer): $149 Cleaning Fee
* Minimum Booking age of 25.
* Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
* Deposit of 50% of Booking is required at time of Booking.
* Balance of Booking is required within 30 days prior to check-in.
* Security/Damage Deposit will be refunded within seven (7) days of check-out pending no damage.
* Cancellations:
a. Booking canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
b. Booking canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.
c. Cancellation must be made by 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) on the appropriate day.

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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