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High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

High Mesa Cottage is located on a 1.1 acre lot about fifteen minutes from the ski area and ten minutes from Taos Plaza. The house was built in 2004 on a mesa about five hundred feet above the town of Taos, and offers stunning 360 degree views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rio Grande Valley. No house in the area has better views of New Mexico's highest peaks and O'Keefe's much-painted Cerro Pedernal. No highway noise can be heard on this quiet lane as it is surrounded by open space, horse properties, and just a few other houses. Not many surrounding lights make ideal conditions for viewing the night sky through the supplied telescope or from the private hot tub located just outside. A high-speed wireless broadband internet connection is present allowing guests to keep in touch with the rest of the world.

Inside, the house has a modern, open floor plan with a large kitchen opening up to dining and living areas with 12 foot viga ceilings. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances, granite countertops, and high-quality cookware and utensils. The living room has an adobe fireplace as well as an entertainment center with satellite TV, stereo, and DVD. Radiant heated floors throughout the house make walking barefoot a pleasure. The house features numerous custom touches such as limestone windowsills, skylights and ceiling fans in each bedroom.

The master suite consists of a large bedroom with king-size bed, five-piece bath, and large walk-in closet, along with a satellite TV/DVD. The other bedrooms have queen beds, large closets, and mountain views.

Once here, we are convinced you will agree that this is a very special location and will want to return. Please take a look and call or email for more information.

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More Details

Brenda Smith
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Brenda Smith

Hello from High Mesa Cottage owners.

Brenda Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Brenda Smith chose Taos

This is a stunningly beautiful area.

What makes this house unique

This is a stunningly beautiful area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Large counter area with 2 sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Inflatable queen size bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis


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High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 78 reviews
Belleville, KS

Absolute Serenity & Views!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so well appointed. We have stayed in 5 other Taos homes in previous years, and this home outshone them in every way possible!

The views were amazing and the breeze outside in either of the patio areas was exhilarating. The hammock facing the mountains was everyone's favorite spot. Until the sun set. Then it was the very nice and roomy hot tub under the Milky Way!

The home stayed at a very moderate temperature during the warm days and during twilight hours, we would open the insulated curtains for the mountain views!

The home was very easy to find from the owners' instructions. There is a tree at the end of the driveway that provides shade for your vehicle, no matter the time of day.

Everything we wanted to do was within easy reach and easily accessible. The owners were very quick to respond with any questions you might have.

We honestly spent more time at the home, than sightseeing. We sat on the patio, relaxing, enjoying the breeze and arid temperatures, watching the huge clouds moving slowly across the mountains, casting beautiful shadows. This was truly the week of rest and relaxation we needed to de-stress from our hectic lives.

Thank you for everything and we will be contacting you next year for a return visit to your beautiful home! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Angie, Phil, & Tera

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans.

You will LOVE this place

  • 5 of 5

WOW WHAT A GREAT SPACE. Our Family of 6 was in the middle of a 12 day road trip. We were tired of bouncing from hotel to hotel. The High Mesa house was just what we needed. We loved everything about the house. The pictures don’t do it justice. The landscaping was awesome. We lucked out to be there with the full moon so the telescope got lots of use. Everyone was so helpful and worked with our last minute manorial day weekend rental. We wanted to stay but had a family wedding in Colorado that we could not miss

Can’t wait to get back to the High Mesa House.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept and well stocked.

All features well maintained ready to use.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dripping Springs, Texas

It was beautiful and just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family frequently stays at HomeAway properties, this one was the most pleasing so far. The grounds were lovely and well maintained. The house was extremely clean and very well set up with everything we could possibly want or need. Hot tub was clean and ready to go. It was a pleasure to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with tremendous views day and night --- sunrise, sunset, and stars were all incredible. Outside there were colorful mountains and skies and all sorts of birds singing. The home is clean, open, comfortable, and well appointed. Perfect for our family of four.

  • Review Submitted: 17/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Cruces, NM

Made us feel like home..Breathtaking Views, Beautiful Architecture

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at High Mesa Cottage for our moms 60th birthday! This was the perfect home for us to gather and celebrate this special weekend! Ben and Brenda were very accommodating with our check in time. This home has spectacular views of the mountains and Rio Grande Valley. You walk in the door and you feel welcomed and at home. The home is very well built and decorated from the vigas on the ceiling to the hand made coffee cups. The hot tub and telescope were a hit! Also the field was awesome because we played whiffle ball, volleyball and corn hole.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$129.13
Pet Fee AU$33.98
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$135.93

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.