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Elegant solar home - Midway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 Bath home w/ loft, gorgeous mountain views, easy access to town & skiing

Angel House is located on a quiet, paved road, with easy access midway between the Town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, about a 10-15 minute drive to either one. One bedroom with separate loft, one beautiful bath… and amazing views.

The only problem? Glimpse the breathtaking views or curl up in front of the cozy kiva fireplace, and you may not want to leave!

And YES, it’s green and sustainable ...

If you are wondering whether it is possible to live lightly on the earth without giving up modern comfort and convenience, stay at this bright, beautiful, custom built, green home. Angel House will convince you.

At Angel House you will experience true sustainable building that is also beautiful, gracious, welcoming, and comfortable. Angel House has all the amenities you are used to, but at a fraction of the carbon footprint. Our environmentally sustainable systems are explained throughout the house, and you can learn first-hand how this home keeps its occupants pampered and the earth happy. You might leave with some great ideas to make your own home a little greener.

About Angel House

Angel House is a classic northern New Mexican territorial style home, with pitched metal roof, post and beam construction, interior adobe walls and thick plaster exterior walls with straw bale infill. It's sunny and bright, with wonderful details: flagstone bancos surrounding a beautiful masonry kiva fireplace; exquisite tile work in the bath; hand plastered walls with bits of straw and mica gleaming from the depths. The house was designed to maximize New Mexico’s abundant sunshine to effectively heat and cool the house – this is called passive solar design – with conventional systems providing backup.

The kitchen is one of a kind: granite tile counter tops are inlaid with turquoise, and a genuine cast iron British cooker in chile-pepper-red will invite your pets to sprawl before it, basking in its gentle warmth. It’s fully equipped with everything from wineglasses to microwave.

There's a second story loft that provides two "away" areas to read, nap, work at the desk, or watch TV or DVDs. The west side offers a rocker and comfortable overstuffed chaise for reading, a desk to set up your laptop and use the high speed wireless internet, and a view of the amazing Taos sunsets. Cross the second story bridge to the east side to practice yoga as the sun rises over the sacred Taos Mountain, or just stretch out on the couch and watch TV. The couch pulls out into a full bed if your party has more than two guests.

Angel House has spectacular views in every direction. The house is "L" shaped and wraps snugly around a covered flagstone portal (porch) furnished with wrought iron table, chairs, and gas grill for outdoor dining and relaxation. A pair of Taos blue Adirondack chairs let you bask in the New Mexico sunshine, while grown pinon and juniper trees give the patio area a feeling of peace and privacy.

Angel House best suits a couple looking for a beautiful, romantic getaway. The bedroom is down one side of the house's "L” and offers a retreat from the kitchen, living room and upstairs. It has a comfy queen bed with a view of Taos mountain and a private entrance to the covered portal. The bedroom has its own entrance to the dual-sink bath with whimsically tiled shower. However, it can sleep up to four people. If more than two guests are visiting, the bath has a second door opening onto the hallway, so that extra guests don't have to enter the bedroom to use the bathroom.

So… why is it called Angel House?

We think that angels watch over the house and linger there, especially when they need a little vacation from their duties. They feel at home, because the house and its peaceful environment is as close to heaven on earth that you will find.


• New, custom built, green construction

• High speed internet

• Non-smoking home

• Fully equipped kitchen with authentic British cast iron cooker (oven), full size refrigerator w/ice maker, blender, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker

• Kiva fireplace

• Flagstone patio with outdoor gas (propane) grill and dining area

• HDTV with Dish Network and DVD

• iSymphony with CD player and iPod docking

• All bedding and towels furnished

• Washer/dryer with laundry soap furnished

• Pet friendly

• Hairdryer and robes; slippers in assorted sizes

* 1 Bedroom: queen bed w/ private bath entrance

* "Away" sleep areas: Pull out full sofa in upstairs loft. There is a pull out twin loveseat in living room that is more suitable for a child. Hallway entrance to bathroom

* 1 Bathroom: double sink vanity & walk in shower

* Hosts maximum 4 guests (extra person charges for more than 2 guests)

* Square footage: 1700


More Details

Property Manager
Kayta Tracey
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in El Prado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , dual sinks
  • - Dual sinks - Large shower with glass doors, beautiful, unusual tile work - Dual-flush toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • - Queen bed with a view of Taos mountain and a private entrance to the covered portal. - The bedroom has its own entrance to the dual-sink bath with whimsically tiled shower. - If more than two guests are visiting, the bath has a second door opening onto the hallway, so that extra guests don't have to enter the bedroom to use the bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Elegant solar home - Midway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful house. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was very comfortable and we looked forward to returning each afternoon after skiing.

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indian Hills, Co

Beautiful Straw Bale Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Angel House. It's bright and airy, very well-kept, and beautifully furnished. It was interesting to read about the construction of the house, since we've been interested in doing something like that. I loved the loft, a cozy, quiet place to read with views. We spent a lot of time on the patio enjoying the views as well. If you're into hiking/biking, you're close to both here. Arroyo Seco is just minutes away; we love visiting the shops there. And Taos is a quick drive to. It's a nice way to be out of the traffic but close enough to drive in when you feel like it. Kayta was helpful as well. We'd definitely come back to this house in the sage.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Restful Stay in Glorious Taos, NM

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Angel House the week after Christmas was just what we needed. The house was well equipped and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and house was warm and inviting. The views and location suited us perfectly. Can't wait to return! Regarding the sleeping arrangements -- the upstairs sleeper sofa would be best for one adult or two children. It is located in a loft and not private.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Tranquil Escape

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I walked in at Angel House, I felt at home. There are lovely views from the patio where I spent most of my days. Incredible New Mexico skies, fresh air, coyote songs, pinon jays and the charming town of Arroyo Seco -- this was the perfect location for my stress free escape from the heat and humidity of North Texas. There were no problems from arrival throughout the stay. Detailed instructions are given for all aspects of the home from wi-fi setup to the wonderful Esse stove (made me want to redo my kitchen again!) to the educational grey water system. The home is clean and well kept with a nicely stocked kitchen. The bbq grill worked well complete with an extra propane tank. It wasn't needed but I appreciate the foresight to have one available. I will definitely return to Angel House.

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Taos Has to Offer.

  • 5 of 5

As a VRBO host, I know what it takes to make a house appealing, comfortable and enjoyable for guests. This VRBO rental experience ranks at the top of the list when it comes to great accommodations. The house is in one of the most enviable areas of Northern New Mexico, offering truly refreshing views in all directions, privacy and nicely appointed comfort. An easy 10 min drive into town but very well situated making one think they are pretty much secluded and alone.

We had spectacular rain storms every afternoon which could be watched approaching for miles, lighting up the skies at sunset with those colors only New Mexico can offer. Sleeping with all the windows open at night allow breezes off the sagebrush, sounds of coyotes in the arroyo before sunrise and instill a calm that cannot be acquired anywhere else other than Taos.

The house has everything you will need, whether you want to cook your own meals, inside or out, sit and relax enjoying the views from a great porch and patio or sleep through your entire stay (bad choice!) in a comfy bed.

Kayta was very well organized with do's and dont's and has plenty of notes in the house to answer any and all questions one might have.

I could easily have stayed another year or two!

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in such an inspiring home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Taos - the best part being our stay at this solar home. We spent our first evening paging through the design details of the home. We savored our morning coffee on the beautiful patio and sat by the fire in the evenings listening to the coyotes. Much to our surprise, the experience staying in this house was as much a part of our Taos visit as the sight-seeing and local activities.

  • Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Albuquerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Abe's Cantina
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
RailRunner in Santa Fe, NM
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 150 (Ski Valley Road)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several great ones in Arroyo Seco village
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Beautiful, quiet location with amazing views in all directions: sunrise over the mountains, and sunsets over the mesas. Art galleries, shopping, restaurants, hot air balloon rides into the gorge, hiking, biking, and world class skiing all nearby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in El Prado

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Winter
Mar 19 2018 - Jun 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Summer/Fall
Jun 15 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2018 - Dec 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$103.08
Pet Fee C$64.43
Damage Deposit C$644.25

* Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* There is casita on the property that may or may not be occupied - it has a separate parking area and is privately situated.
* If guests would rather purchase a non refundable $59 damage protection plan instead of paying the refundable $500 security deposit please let us know and we will edit out the quote for you.
* Rates are based on 2 people. There will be s small additional fee for extra guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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