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High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 171 m²
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:
March 11, 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 Amenities for this vacation house rental in Taos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 171 m²
  • 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 , tub , shower , Large counter area with 2 sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 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:
  • antiquing
  • horseback 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
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis


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High Mesa Cottage - Stunning Adobe Between Ski Area and Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews
denver, co

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house. Very open and beautiful. The pictures don’t do justice to the views from the windows. Brenda and Ben were a pleasure to deal with and we would absolutely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, PA

Wonderful again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in high Mesa cottage for the second year in a row and it was just as great as we remembered. Plenty of space for my wife and I, 2 children and my mother. The views of Taos mountain at sunrise are spectacular, and watching the stars from the outdoor jacuzzi are highlights of the house. Was an easy drive to town and to the ski area. We hope to do it again next year!

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norman, Ok

This is my favorite rental ever

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, dogs and I rented this property In January. We have been coming to Taos for over 10 years and this is our favorite rental ever! It was so well stocked with everything you need to cook! It was so comfortable and nicely decorated. We felt at home here! We will definitely rent this property again!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the High Mesa Cottage. Incredible views, comfy and spacious, and in close proximity to a multitude of options for our group: the ski valley, rio grande gorge, taos plaza, the pueblo, and more. Thank you to Brenda! We're already hoping to return next year for another long weekend.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location between downtown Taos, Arroyo Seco and the ski area. The house has a great layout and everything you need to relax, cook and entertain yourselves with games and reading. Brenda was easy to communicate with and went out of her way to make an early check in work for us.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Well stocked! Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Taos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday weekend
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$121.71
Pet Fee C$32.03
Damage Deposit C$128.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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