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Secluded Taos Mountain retreat 1/2 way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 97 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

mountain view condo - 2 master bedrooms, 3 full baths, queen sleeper sofa

This charming southwestern style adobe condo is nestled in the Sangre de Christo mountains with scenic views of the peaceful Valdez Valley. Enjoy all of the amenities and conveniences of nearby Taos (10 minutes), Taos Ski Valley (10 minutes), and the quaint New Mexican village of Arroyo Seco (3 minutes), while enjoying the tranquility offered by this private retreat. Walk out the backdoor and hike into the Sangre de Cristo mountains or enjoy world-class skiing or fly-fishing just minutes away.

The interior has been recently appointed with new furnishings, appliances, linens, flat screen televisions with satellite service, and other amenities to make your stay comfortable. The downstairs is perfect for the whole family to spend time together, as it is open concept and contains the kitchen, living room, dining room, and a full bathroom. Vigas support the beautiful exposed tongue and groove ceilings. A Kiva fireplace and baseboard heat will keep you warm in the winter. Wood is delivered to your door every couple of days. There is a new queen sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress that is very comfortable. The dining table seats 6 and the bar seats another two. The downstairs closet is stocked with a large video library and there is a DVD/VHS player for your use. There are board games and cards in the cabinet under the flat screen TV. Wi-fi and a telephone (including long distance service) are included. The kitchen is nicely equipped with new pots and pans, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, coffee maker, blender, garbage disposal, and all dinnerware and flatware. Outside the back door, there are open areas and a playset for kids to play and a deck to enjoy the outdoors.

Upstairs (the parking level) there are two master bedrooms, each with a queen bed and an en suite full bathroom. Each bedroom is equipped with a new flat screen TV with satellite service. Each bedroom has a Kiva fireplace and independently controlled baseboard heat to keep you cozy in the winter. The back bedroom has a balcony/deck with sitting area overlooking Valdez Valley. It is perfect for enjoying the beautiful mountain sunsets! The cool mountain breezes will keep you comfortable in the warmer months. Each bedroom has a large closet and drawers for ample storage. Also, they each have an alarm clock, a hairdryer, and there is an iron and ironing board.

Popular nearby activities include: Winter snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing); warm weather activities (hiking, rod and fly fishing, white water rafting); sightseeing (Taos Pueblo, The Rio Grande Gorge, Carson National Forest, museums, the Earthship biotecture); shopping (Arroyo Seco, art galleries around Taos Square, Bent Street, and local craftsmen); music, libations, and entertainment (Taos Mesa Brewery, KTAOS).

We hope you will enjoy our home away from home as much as we do!

Please note: the condo is in the mountains and winter weather conditions may exist. It is an easy drive to the condo, other than the 0.1 mile driveway that is steep and can be slick. 4 wheel drive and/or snow chains are suggested during the winter months. We occasionally use 4WD when it snows at the condo.

More Details

Scott White
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Scott White

We live in Oklahoma, but have also always felt at home in New Mexico. We love the culture, food, southwestern architecture, and outdoor lifestyle found in Taos.

Scott White purchased this condo in 2014

Why Scott White chose Arroyo Seco

After a long search for the perfect vacation home, we found our condo online and immediately fell in love with this place! Within minutes of seeing the condo, we were ready to make an offer to purchase. Being on the mountainside, winter days are bright and sunny. Summer breezes bring the cool mountain air and the sound of aspen leaves. There is a sense of peace in this place that can't be explained, but must be experienced.

What makes this condo unique

Vigas; Kiva fireplaces in living room and in each of the bedrooms; beautiful unobstructed views of Taos Mountain, Valdez Valley, and sunsets; hike out the back door; full kitchen stocked with all dishes and utensils needed for cooking; extensive video library, board games, and cards

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great condo in a fantastic location, right at the mouth of the valley. TSV was a very short drive, Arroyo Seco even shorter. We stayed a full week to roam around the area and were able to spend quality time in Taos and Santa Fe in addition to 3 days of snow skiing. We have 14, 8, and 3 year old children who had enough space to roam outside and inside at their leisure. The owner was very receptive and communicated with us throughout the entire process. The condo had everything we needed, just brought food and water. The checkout list was minimal.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Arroyo Seco

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 97 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Kids welcome; Not baby-proofed; staircase is steep - doors at top and bottom to close off stairs; monitor kids near fireplace and baseboard heaters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite bath for master bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite bathroom for master bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs off of living room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 3rd Queen bed is a new sleeper sofa with a memory foam mattress in the living room. There is a full bath and closet off of the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Taos Mountain retreat 1/2 way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Great place to stay! Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend staying here. Enjoyed our vacation and can’t wait to return.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the condo was great. There was a rainy day on Sat., so we could not take advantage of the great deck. Views were good also. We would stay there again. Owner helped us when the original l condo had a leak and he put us in another one.


  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! You're welcome back any time.
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Wonderful cozy place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the last week of September 2017. Beautiful cozy Condo. Very clean and the beds slept great. They had every thing we needed to make our stay perfect. Would stay again and highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joyce. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope you had a great anniversary! Come back any time.
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Like the location. Be warned that the drive up went up to the unit is about 100 yards fairly steep.

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed. Great craftsmanship. Everything was like it was supposed to be.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer get-away to NM

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at the end of summer in N.M. - hiking, rafting, shopping, site-seeing. We really enjoyed the property. It is located about 15 min north of Taos just as you enter the mountains. It is in a convenient location to access all the stuff we wanted to do in Taos, Taos SV, Red River and Questa. Clean and well furnished. Owner responded quickly on the rental and with any questions we had. Fun time in N.M. and very happy with the property!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility and charm on the rim of the valley!

  • 5 of 5

Southwest charm abounds inside this comfy condo. Every comfort of home is provided inside the roomy condo. Outside in the evenings, we enjoyed watching the full moon rise over the mountain and lightening dancing in nearby clouds. In the mornings you could hear the nearby stream as we sipped coffee on the deck. Great location allows easy access to surrounding activities. We enjoyed rafting on the Rio Grande, ATV’s in Red River, scenic drives, and shopping in Taos. It’s a great place to relax and shed the hustle and bustle of normal life. This place is awesome and we will be back!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's, KTAOS, Taos Mesa Brewery
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Taos Cow and Abe's in Arroyo Seco
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

The perfect location for all seasons! 10 minutes to Taos Ski Valley for skiing and hiking. 3 minutes to the charming town of Arroyo Seco for shopping and dining. 10 minutes to Taos for shopping, dining, and museums. All of the convenience of being minutes from town and the ski slopes, while enjoying the tranquility offered by this private retreat.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Arroyo Seco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Ski season
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring break
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
End of Ski Season
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall '18
Jul 9 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving '18
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season Early '18
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas '18/New Year's
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay
Ski Season '19
Jan 3 2019 - Mar 7 2019
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break '19
Mar 8 2019 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
Spring '19
Apr 1 2019 - May 22 2019
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day '19
May 23 2019 - May 28 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer '19
May 29 2019 - Jun 27 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$125.58
Damage Insurance C$74.09

The property can be rented for longer than a week at any time. Additional discounts will be given for longer-term rentals. Please contact the owner directly for questions about rental terms longer than one week.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Cancellation fee: full refund with 60 days advance notice; 50% refund with 30 days advance notice; 0% if less than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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