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Palacio De Milagros (Palace Of Miracles)

Bedrooms 5
Space 6,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Live Large In This Stunning 7000 Sq Ft Adobe, 7 Fireplaces, Vigas & Beams

According to legend, the Palacio was originally a stop on the Military Line of the Pony Express, then re-built as an Art Gallery. It is now Converted to a Getaway For Groups that want LOTS of elbow room in a sprawling 7000 square feet. The South Gallery is 34 feet long, the Main gallery even larger. There is the Palacio (main house), the Casita (guest house), Seven (7) fireplaces, and five(5) courtyards.

Send the kids to the North Gallery / Bunk Room and they will be in a world of their own, all the way across the Main Gallery. The Master Bedroom has its own fireplace and lounge, which is larger than most living rooms at 20 x 20.

The Dining Room has its own fireplace for cozy meals, or just to gather. The Pantry can handle meal preparation for large groups, and serves out to the Dining room. The eat-in Kitchen has room to serve an informal meal and its own fireplace.

The Guest House has its own bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace, living, study and bedroom. It is separately entered across the inner courtyard from the main house.

There is no other house like it in Taos. The Palacio is conveniently located near Arroyo Seco on the paved and plowed Ski Valley Road. Beds, futons and couches sleep 20 or more. With the optional Guest House, a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 baths will accommodate a large party; the guest house alone is sufficient for a small family or couple.

ABOUT PETS-- We are making the Palacio open to pets, but pet owners must be responsible. Pets are allowed in designated areas and are NOT ALLOWED on furniture, rugs or carpets. The pet fee is $300, but $250 will be refunded if the housekeeper confirms there are no pet damage or pet hairs left behind.

NOTE: The Palacio is mostly located on one ground floor, but includes numerous "changes of level" (also known as "steps") when passing from room to room. Please be alert and aware, and step up or down when passing a change of level. See, for example, the photo of the Foyer, which looks out over the Main Gallery below.

More Details

Lincoln B Quintana
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Lincoln B Quintana

Only a miracle (combined with a lot of elbow grease) made it possible for us to own the Palacio. As shown in this picture, we have re-plumbed and massively renovated the property. I'm good with a pick and shovel and my wife has good taste and knows southwest art and design. We are committed to making the Palacio a place where guests can find their own miracles.

Lincoln B Quintana purchased this house in 2015

Why Lincoln B Quintana chose El Prado

The Palacio was originally built by an artist who was also a contractor and a pilot. It was his gallery. It adjoins the Taos Indian Reservation lands and stands in the lee of El Salto and the "Magic Mountain". Now we are remaking it into a place where groups can spend a few days, a week or a month taking in the magic of Taos. The main house has beds and bedrooms for 12 and sleeping room for up to 20. The separate guest house has its own bathroom, kitchenette, bedroom and study with sleeping space for another 6 people. The guest house is available at a discount to guests in the main house, or at a reduced first-season rate to smaller parties.

What makes this house unique

Beams, latillas, woodwork, adobe and plaster all set the stage for the quintessential Taos experience, but the huge rooms give the Palacio a magnificence that is not found elsewhere. The building makes me feel expansive and lets my mind roam. Bring your art or music and be creative here. Or sit back and enjoy life in a palatial space.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in El Prado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24 ...
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , The Master Tub is an oversize sunken tub with shower
    Kitchen Bath - toilet , bath with shower , The Kitchen Bath serves the main house
    West Bath - shower enclosure , The West Bath accesed from West Bed opens to West Courtyard
    Guest Bath - toilet , bath with shower , Guest Bath serves the separate Guest House
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • West Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , West Bedroom has its own fireplace and separate bathroom
    North Gallery - 4 bunk bed , North Gallery is a bunk room for kids or kid-ish grownups
    East Bedroom - 1 large double bed , East Bed shares space and bath with North Gallery
    South Gallery - 3 sofa bed/futon , The South Gallery contains 3 queen size sofa-futons
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bedroom and Lounge can a large suite with Fireplace
    Guest Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 4 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , The Guest Bedroom Has its own kitchenette and bathroom
    Library / Master Lounge - 2 sofa bed/futon , Lounge has 2 Futons connected to Master Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Palacio's Masseuse is an experienced certified professional masseuse who can arrange house calls and has a studio nearby.


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Palacio De Milagros (Palace Of Miracles)
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Amazing space. Owner was very responsive and friendly with questions. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! This place has an awesome energy and is fun for large groups. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We brought a large group with us for special event, there was more than enough room for all of us the children was very content with the games and ping pong table,if you needed it, it was there they truly thought of everything you might need. Lincoln was very attentive to our needs we have rented for years with VRBO and Lincoln was by far the best host, Thank You so much for letting us stay it took a couple days to finally figure out my way around but it was so worth it. it was a little hot upon arrival but as soon as we opened everything up it helped, Lincoln also brought in a very nice cooler right away. The kids got to go up the bell tower and ring the bell they loved it. Thank You Lincoln.

Ed & Wendy Garcia and family.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious property, screams Taos

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time my wife and I have rented from Lincoln. He is great to work with, but more important the property is perfect for us. Both times we have brought friends to Taos, and this space allows for privacy, yet many places to gather as a group to talk thru the days activities.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 16 adults and 4 children, plenty of beds for all. Great house with plenty of room, everyone enjoyed the ping pong table. Would stay again. Owner was easy to work with and was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really great place

  • 4 of 5

It was. A great place to stay plenty of room for a big group my family and I really enjoyed it they had everything you needed there

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break Timeout

  • 4 of 5

Love the compound! For some reason I spent a lot of evening time in the kitchen. The grandkids played hide and seek and loved the tv room outside of their parents bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Taos County
Nearest Train
77 Miles
Road Runner, Santa Fe
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
888 Miles
San Diego
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the El Prado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Turkey Special
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Xmas Present Discount
25 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Deep Snow
6 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break
9 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
Spring Super Discount
1 Apr 2019 - 5 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
Cool Summer Special
8 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$170.15 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$686.1
Property Damage Protection AU$80.96
Pet Fee AU$411.66
NO Casita-Option $100/nt AU$1.37 + Tax

PET NOTE: A $250 portion of the pet fee will be refunded if the pets do not cause damage and leave no pet hairs behind for the housekeeper, resulting in pet charge of only $50.
GUEST HOUSE Note: The optional Guest House is available for $100 PER NIGHT for main house guests, reduced from the regular rate of $150 per night. To book it, or to book only the Guest House, contact Linc by email or phone. If you aren't booking the guest house, the guest house may be used by owner or other guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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