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Picturesque Adobe Home with Amazing Vistas Close to Downtown Taos

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (sleeps up to 12)

This very large house (3500 sq ft) will accomodate large parties of visitors. Has the feel of the out doors, since it is located amidst 20 acres of scenic views but with short distance to down town areas. Recently retired health care professional/masseuse, (kids are grown) wanting to have others experience the joy of Taos living while he is gone to timeshares at other locations. Need a get away from Albuquerque or some other crowded metropolis? Just pack a small case of clothes and come ready to share my home away from home in the magical Land of Enchantment. Santa Fe has nothing on Taos (except for crowds.) A 900 year old pueblo and museums that chronicle its history on the Santa Fe Trail. This part of the southwest is much older than the rest of the United States. Kit Carson is buried in our local cemetery. A 650 foot bridge spans the Rio Grande River leaves you with vistas that are similar to the Grande Canyon. Had the best snow in the southern Rockies last season.

Keywords: Large Hacienda, trimmed w/Cedar and other woods, vigas, isolated but close to town, hiking, galleries, full kitchen seats 12 comfortably, spacious rooms, value but sumptuous.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About The Owner

Individual who loves to travel (4 to 5 times a year.) I build custom furniture which is used throughout the house. Homeowner has lived within this community for 40 years and loves to share his favorite places with visiting guests. I grew up in Albuquerque.

The Owner purchased this house in 1994

Why The Owner chose Ranchos de Taos

I have been a Professional in Taos since 1974 and am available to give you insight into how to be a visitor but be as knowledgeable as a local. .

What makes this house unique

I use wood fires as a SUPPLEMENT to heat this house in the winter, so it is very energy efficient. The wood in this house will amaze you (vigas, floors, cedar cabinets and beams.) Located within walking distance of the most photographed church (St Frances of Asisi) in northern NM you are adjacent to National Forest, Ranchos Plaza, or downtown activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My three month stay for a work contract at a hospital in the community was a delight. I felt like part of the family in my home away from home. I plan on coming again for future contracts. I especially liked the country feel and the peace and quiet, since I was working the night shifts during my stay.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ranchos de Taos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms w/ shower/bathtub combos and 60 gallons of hot water for numerous showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (3) three bedrooms have this size bed, Double Beds (1) antique bedroom suit for master bedroom., Sleeper Futons and queen and full sized sleeper sofa with Memory Foam pads add comfort after skiing or hiking. Total of 7 queen sized or full sized beds all with great mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside Fenced Kennel w/doghouse,wet bar (not including liquor), hot tub inside house off master bedroom. (Pet fees are an additional charge with separate contract and deposits.)


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Picturesque Adobe Home with Amazing Vistas Close to Downtown Taos
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 27 reviews

Clean and awesome for big groups

  • 5 of 5

Robert was very nice and helpful! The house was clean and it easily held our group of 12. The hot tub was amazing! We would definitely stay there again!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristi's group left the house in same shape as when they arrived. She communicated her needs effectively and followed rules that were posted for her stay. I highly recommend her as a guest.
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Great place for skiing in Toas.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious getaway

  • 4 of 5

Nice home. Very spacious. Well decorated. Warm. Cozy. Makes for good ski condo. Only suggestion is that it not advertise that it sleeps 15. It advertises a futon in the library, but it isn't there anymore. And the couch in the hot tub room is not good for sleeping since the room has a dense chlorine smell. Still recommend it as an inexpensive option for a large group.

  • Review Submitted: 01/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest is right. They just booked prior to the owner changing some of the arrangements of the house. Now large parties have the spacious living room area for sleeping. And the bedrooms are more private for couples. When large family groups book for reunions the house does accommodate more children with adults. This group just had all adults. Thanks for the review.
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renting it every time we come to Toas from now on!

  • 5 of 5

The house work was great. We came down for a family reuion and it worked out wonderfully. The kids loved the big yard. Adults loved the hot tub. Kitchen was very spacious. Cant wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large house with majestic vistas in a quaint artsy community.

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and lovely adobe home near Taos.

  • 5 of 5

The house is an authentic adobe and has beautiful viga ceilings. The fully equipped kitchen is conveniently located and the very long custom made dinning table makes eating and visiting comfortable. The four bed rooms are comfortable and private. Comfortable is the key description of the home. The views of from either covered porch are breathtaking. I took beautiful pictures of the sun rising over the mountains. The owner responded immediately to questions and quickly resolved any issues. I would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sagebrush Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 518
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Martina's Restarant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sipapu Ski Area
Car: necessary

Taos Ski Valley is the premier ski area in the Southern Rockies and is located 45 minutes from this location. There are four other ski areas within the surrounding Sangre de Christo area (Red River, Angel Fire, Sipapu, and Ski Santa Fe.) In fact, Sipapu which is the smallest and most family friendly is only 15 minutes away via one of the most scenic roads in Northern New Mexico (Highway 518.). In summertime there are hiking trails within short distance. The Santa Fe National Forest is within walking distance of this property. Taos cultural events like art galleries, live theatre, museums (Kit Carson), and plaza based dances are all things that can be done under the wonderful blue skies. Many visitors come for the cool temperatures in summer (max 85 with very little humidity) or head to the even cooler temperatures as you go up onto the mountain peaks that surround the community. Eagle Nest lake and Abiquiu lake are both located within an hour of town. Rio Grande River is near. Lots of fresh powder in the winter months. Get your skis ready


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Ranchos de Taos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
14 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
spring break
8 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$7 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning 8+ people AU$202.21
Property Damage Protection AU$79.54
Pet Fee AU$134.81

cleaning fee ($150-200.) may apply if less than 4 nights or MORE THAN EIGHT PEOPLE.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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