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

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
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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, ...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
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About the Owner
Catherine M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

In a quiet area near Arroyo Seco. Loved the carved doorways and other accents. Kiva fireplace in living room and bedroom. Nice lighting. Also loved the central location. I can definitely recommend.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Janice F
cath-adventurer, VR Owner at Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, & solitude seekers, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

So happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope you will return!

Reviewed June 16, 2018

The Taos Retreat has gorgeous views, is very comfortable, and had just about anything that we needed. My husband and children (19 and 14), and I had a wonderful stay and wished that we had more time to do more of the many activities that...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank wdickson
cath-adventurer, VR Owner at Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, & solitude seekers, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you for these kind words about our home and for sharing your experience at The Taos House Retreat! We are delighted to hear your family had a wonderful time. It sounds like you made the most of your stay-taking in many of the great...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

This beautiful home was great for a reunion of 3 friends. The 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, and comfortable living and dining areas met our needs perfectly. But what we enjoyed most was the setting -- the house looks out on a beautiful canyon...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank BERRJR
cath-adventurer, VR Owner at Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, & solitude seekers, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Oh, I am so happy you found this to be the perfect retreat for your reunion with dear friends! Thank you for your kind words. I completely agree...nothing beats the views of the canyon that sweeps upwards to the Sangre de Cristo mountains. I hope...More

Reviewed September 5, 2017

This house has all you will need sun or rain or snow. A fully stocked kitchen so you can stay in and play the provided board games. A great mountain view from the front courtyard to have your morning coffee and a hot tub with...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank Mary K
cath-adventurer, VR Owner at Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, & solitude seekers, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Your wonderful review echos what we, & so many guests enjoy- the view, the stars, the stunning beauty that makes you feel like time stands still! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay & hope you will return to the Taos House Retreat!

Reviewed October 23, 2016

Wow! This is a special accommodation in a special place! We love staying here. We feel our souls breathe when are here, and begin to unwind immediately. The Taos House Retreat is our home away from home when we are on vacation. Catherine and Craig,...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank stevieweavie2013
cath-adventurer, VR Owner at Taos Retreat - near Ski Valley & Arroyo Seco- perfect for families, couples, & solitude seekers, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay & found this place as magical as we do! I agree; every season offers something special for all the senses. The Taos House awaits your return!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Hot Tub
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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A rolling mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains awaits you at this sweet Taos Retreat. The area's rugged beauty, majestic mountains, wild Rio Grande river and unique blend of cultures - Spanish, Native American and Anglo - have historically drawn artists and photographers, evidenced by the plentiful galleries, museums and festivals in and around Taos. It is a place to experience the Native American culture where the Tiwa Native Americans have practiced their traditions for centuries. It is a place to hike, ski, fish, or just enjoy the light as it dances across the mountains -- with its early morning pink light that fades to a burnt orange and finally to a deep purple that introduces a blanket of stars to watch from the hot tub in the enclosed courtyard. Finally, the Anglo infl...
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