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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 an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 -
(71 traveller reviews)

Taos Retreat near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, solo
average rating of 4.9295774 based on 75 reviews
5

LIKE BEING IN DREAM. A FABULOUS HOUSE AND GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

Your house had everything we could need and more. The guest book was extremely helpful. Phil, the property manager was very nice and helpful. He directed us to Rio Castilla Park where we caught out limit in trout. The views are spectacular! We sat outside every opportunity we could when we were home. We never even turned on the TV. My husband spotted the waterfall across on the mountain which we ended up finding out how to hike to it or as my husband said climb to it. The hike there was not for the faint hearted though. We also hiked down the path across from the house. The water was rushing too much for us to fish down there but we enjoyed the hike. I pretty much lived in my hiking boots. I even saw a shooting star while we were in the hot tub. We liked the fact that we were somewhat secluded but still had neighbors around who were very nice also a couple visiting doggies and hummingbirds once we put up a feeder. We definitely did not miss having an air conditioner since you had the ceiling fans and we had a wonderful breeze when we opened up the front and back doors. Your home was a perfect location for all the fun things we had planned to do such as white water rafting, fishing, hiking, visiting the Sanctuary de Chimayo and also the city of Taos. We loved a special dinner and also the music at Sabroso restaurant in Aroyyo Seco which you had information on in your guest book. I told my husband that I could actually live in this house. We will never forget our 30th Anniversary thanks to you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with awesome views. Everything we needed in the house.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Linda, for your kind words about the Taos House Retreat. We are delighted you had all the comforts of home. I completely agree with you about the views! We keep trying to find adjectives to describe the majestic beauty...but no words can truly capture its magnificance!
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Clermont Florida
5

Perfect home with outstanding view!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy home with everything you might need for a few nights or a week. Slept like a baby in the comfortable beds. Great location for things we did while in Taos. Felt like home! I highly recommend Taos Retreat.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, so good to hear you had all you needed and slept like a baby on the comfy beds! Please come again!! Thank you for your kind words ... so happy to hear you felt like you were at home! That is exactly our aim!
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El Paso, TX
5

Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend! Everything was perfect! It's the closest place to heaven I know. Thank you for sharing with us. I would recommend Taos Retreat to everyone!

The Lane's

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that you have made this an annual tradition of celebrating Mother's Day/Birthday! We are so delighted you experience the same "bliss" so many guests do, enjoying the beauties of nature while at the Taos House Retreat! Thank you for your kind words.
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Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Taos Retreat is beyond beautiful! We felt at home the minute we arrived. The view is breathtaking, and the hot tub is incredible! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie! I am so delighted to hear you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Taos House Retreat! Thank you for your kind words..and please come again to this "little slice of heaven" (loved this expression!).
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5

Beautiful, clean, peaceful and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. The owners have thought of everything! We greatly appreciate all the detail and effort that went into making sure the guests have anything and everything they need. Beautiful scenery and detail make this such a unique cabin. It was an extremely peaceful cabin, very well kept and clean. Hope to stay there again!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments! We want all our guests to feel at home and are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed. We hope you will return. Taos has so much to offer during each season!
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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
 
Summer
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$268
A$1,732
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$247
A$1,592
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$381
 
 
Christmas-NewYears
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$522
A$3,130
 
 
Spring Break
9 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$488
A$3,278
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$314
A$2,060
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee A$167.22
Tax Rate 7.12%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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