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Location Location Location ... Walk to Taos's Charming Village of Arroyo Seco!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,736 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

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 Arroyo Seco

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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, Sleeps 6
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
Austin, TX

Wonderful stay, great home and helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay here for New Year's week, and we'd highly recommend it.

The location is very convenient if you plan to ski or explore the mountains but still want to drive into town – it’s halfway between the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. The home is private and peaceful, adjacent to an open grazing field with a backdrop of mountains.

When we weren't skiing or exploring the area, we enjoyed the kiva (wood-burning fireplace) and cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. The house is clean, comfortably furnished and well cared-for.

The hosts are super-responsive and helpful and answered all our questions within minutes.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests, like this wonderful family, are why we continue to share our home. And the good times they've experienced continues to live on!
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Our fourth stay at this property!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property 4 times in the last 3 years. I just can't say enough about the owners of the property and the property itself. Both are WAAY above the norm for Home Away rentals and I would actually say that they are superlative.

When it's time to go back to this area there is absolutely no debate for us. We look to see if this specific property is available and if it is we book it. No questions asked. You truly would be hard pressed to find another rental as well equipped and with as lovely a view. We will indeed go back when we have the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is one of the nicest families we have ever come in contact with...a ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ family...and they will always be welcome to stay in our home!
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Casa Buena Vista. It would have been our 4th but they're so busy we haven't been able to find room on previous trips. I love everything about this place: the location, the view, the really soft bed, the view, how relaxing it is to stay there. It was so nice to be able to walk into Arroyo Seco for dinner at Aceq or an ice cream cone at Taos Cow. The kitchen is truly gourmet. We were able to host a small dinner party for local friends with no problems. (We've tried that at another guest house and found out they only had three forks! No problem like that here.) I love how thoughtfully laid out this house is, too. I really wanted to lie and say our stay was terrible so there would be more availability when we want it, but I just couldn't. It's too wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our 3rd stay at this property

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property 3 times in the last 3 years and love it. The combination of location, view, convenience, and large property keep us coming back. We can walk into the village of Arroyo Seco in a short time, play in the yard, or be on a hike in the mountains in just a few minutes. And if you are a cyclist like I am the location is perfect for climbing the ski valley and then stopping at the "Cow" for a double expresso before heading back to the house.

We will, without question, be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 19/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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: 10/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Short-Term Cleaning Fee AU$133.05
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97

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 cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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