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Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 157 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath (sleeps 8) private adobe home with panoramic mt views

Whether you are an artist, photographer, writer, birder, hiker, skier, or a person seeking solace, you will enjoy the rose-colored sunrise, the fiery Western sunsets, and the brilliance of high desert stars from the patio of native plants and stones while relaxing in a bubbling hot tub. This comfortable, perfectly located, exquisitely refurbished 50-year-old Adobe home designed with a blend of colonial-Spanish and contemporary accents sits on the rim of the arroyo that cascades 200 feet to an ancient pastoral valley, the end of which funnels into the national forest road into Taos Ski Valley. Looking out the picture windows at the high sage plains atop the arroyo, your heart will soar 5000 feet upward cresting the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You are 15 minutes from the slopes, 15 minutes from the plaza, and 15 minutes closer to heaven.

In the summer months you will awake to crimson-colored mts as the sun's early morning light blankets the Sangre de Cristo Mts. The air is crisp and the skies a brilliant blue. This is about the time we hit one of the amazing trails along the Taos Ski Valley or the Rio Grande Gorge. This is also the time we take out those fly fishing poles and catch some wonderful trout for supper! In the late afternoon, we enjoy watching the occasional and short-lived showers dance across the mountains...and by sunset, the sky is painted a myriad of colors from orange to magenta and somewhere in between. Just when you think it doesn't get any better, the stars begin to pop out one by one until the night sky takes your breath away once again.

You’ll find some of the best southwestern fall foliage -- all to be enjoyed from the comfort of this enchanting home. Here, the aspens range in color from brilliant gold to dark orange. Feast on purple cinquefoil and golden and red cottonwoods. Hikes and mountain drives are breath-taking this time of year.

Every season holds adventure here -- and winters are one of the most beautiful and exhilarating! From November to April we enjoy a winter wonderland as we watch the snow fall on the mountains that can be seen from the large picture windows in the living room and all the bedrooms. Because Taos enjoys 300 sunny days a year, we find winter hiking, snow shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, and hot toddy sipping to be some of life's greatest pleasures.

Come see and experience all these for yourself. We hope you will enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do!

More Details

Owner
Catherine
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Catherine

We are Texans at heart (and by birth), world adventurers, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We love wrestling with grandchildren, two-stepping to original Texas music, and breaking a sweat on trails in Austin (our home town) and in Taos (our home away from home).

Why Catherine chose New Mexico

After spending many seasons here in childhood, living here in young adult hood, and returning often for visits to this land that calls us again and again, we stumbled upon this wonderful home that we'd like to share with you. We are pleased to introduce you and our third generation to the joys of New Mexico's justifiably named Enchanted Circle.

What makes this house unique

When we first walked into this house, we were struck by the high vigas-ceilings, exquisite in-laid wood features, the arched entry ways, and the light beaming from multiple skylights that gave a warm New Mexico embrace to each room. We loved the open floor plan that sweeps effortlessly from the living room to the dining room (which seats 8) to the remodeled kitchen equipped to prepare a gourmet meal.

We were captivated by the 6 ft. windows in the living room that provide a magical, unobstructed mountain view from sunrise to sunset into a Milky Way Night sky. The living space extends to an outdoor front courtyard with a private hot tub from which you can enjoy a clear and unobstructed view of the beautiful night sky, full of stars! Outdoor seating provides a private vantage point to all this property has to offer. The backyard has a tiered space with grass, aspen, and apple trees as well as flagstone patio with outdoor seating.

We hope you will enjoy this slice of heaven and add your own descriptions of what makes it unique and so special for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a beautiful home the firewood was piled high when we arrived and the house was clean with lights on. They had a starter fire ready for us when we arrived. This home is in a great location (close to ski valley). The home is very comfortable with everything a person could need. Very well stocked with cookware and condiments. Although I have never met her in person Catherine was extremely gracious and provided us with information to make our stay easy and enjoyable. I love the fireplaces especially the one in the bedroom and the heated floors are amazing - wish I had them in my home. Phil the manager does an extremely good job managing the home and is extremely helpful if you need it. Phil even mailed us home some things our grandson left in the house. My daughter and son-in-law liked the hot tub outside. The view from the front of this house is amazing. Thanks for a Wonderful Christmas.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Arroyo Seco

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Beautifully designed with antique in-laid wood features
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Fireplace, flat screen TV, closets, cotton bedding, mt views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Mountain views, comfy bed & cotton bedding
  • In addition to the three bedrooms, there is an incredibly comfortable pull out couch in the living room, allowing the home to comfortably accommodate 8 people. In addition, there is a child's "pack-n-play" for wee ones.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo
average rating of 4.925 based on 84 reviews
5

Awesome Views!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property with incredible views. We particularly enjoyed the well-stocked kitchen, expansive windows, comfortable beds, quality linens, hiking books, and games.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Mountain Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the TR for one week. We really loved the location of the house, which has an awesome front picture window view of the mountains and beautiful courtyard garden. Soaking in the courtyard hot tub, under the stars, after a day of hiking in Taos Ski Resort area or site-seeing in town or after a scenic drive, was truly magical and out of this world – especially if you live in a city whereby you never see stars!

The house itself is adobe style, is very well decorated and stocked so it had everything we needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Overall, we feel very lucky Catherine and Craig graciously share this wonderful mountain retreat and we hope we will be able to come again for future visits to Taos.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely words! Thank you for your kind comments. The Taos House Retreat awaits your return!
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5

Beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

It is a well-kept property. It's beautiful and has everything you need to have a great time. It is so quiet and peaceful. Across the road is a path down into the valley with the river.

Also, the town of Arroyo Seco is a nice little place with a great grocery store and cafe (Taos Cow). You really do not have to go to Taos for anything.

We would definitely stay there again anytime.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Taos House Retreat! I must agree, the serenity of this sweet place is mighty special. Thank you for your kind words! Please come again!
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5

Great Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3 nights with group of 6 over Labor Day weekend. Property is fantastic as others have described...great views, awesome patio, clean, and great southwest charm. The house is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. We also really enjoyed the hiking trail in front of house. Thanks for sharing your property with us Catherine!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed to make for a comfortable stay! Thank you for your kind words.
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5

Fabulous Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Taos Retreat spending 5 nights there mid August. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and two children. The view from the living room picture window and from the Courtyard is breathtaking. It is an easy drive into Taos and Taos Pueblo. We also enjoyed hiking in the Taos ski area up to Lake Williams. We had an interesting visit to the Earthship Community.. The hot tub in the courtyard was a real treat after activities. As a cook I was very happy with the well appointed kitchen. Both young and old enjoyed the supply of board games.

It was a great place for a three generation vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, this makes me so happy to know that many generations of family members enjoyed the Taos House Retreat. As one who enjoys cooking for my family as well, I was especially happy to hear you had all the things you needed in the kitchen. And I so agree about the views! I could watch the light dance across those mountains all day long! Thank you and We hope you will return!
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4

Very nice and centrally located.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful home! Perfect split bedroom layout with plenty of privacy. The hot tub was wonderful to soak in and look at the stars after a day of hiking, horseback riding or river rafting! The kids loved hiking down to the river across the street. The location was a wonderful starting point to explore the entire area and wasn't too far from anything. The home had everything we needed. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco
Nearest Golf
17.2 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 522
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco - yummy!
Nearest Ski
10.8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Arroyo Seco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$236
A$1,517
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$363
 
 
Christmas-NewYears
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$497
A$2,984
 
 
Spring Break
9 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$465
A$3,124
 
 
Spring Season
9 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$236
A$1,517
 
 
Summer Season
25 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$255
A$1,651
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$300
A$1,964
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$159.39
Tax Rate 7.31%

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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