About this listing
This lovely adobe condo is nestled in the Sangre de Christo mountains overlooking the quiet Valdez Valley halfway between Taos and the Ski Valley. This fully furnished southwestern style condo has three stories, so everyone can spread out and relax.
This lovely adobe condo is nestled in the Sangre de Christo mountains overlooking the quiet Valdez Valley. It is a southwestern style condo with three stories and a spacious (1,416’), so everyone can spread out and relax. The beautiful, traditional southwest construction has tongue and groove barewood ceilings supported by majestic beams. The thick adobe and plaster walls help keep things warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Our condo is perfect for families (or groups) and is one of the main reasons we purchased it. Each bedroom is on it’s own floor and can comfortably accommodate parents and children. With a private balcony, fireplace and full bath, each bedroom is a self-contained oasis.
In the winter, 3 fireplaces (wood included) and baseboard heating keep things comfortable and cozy. In the summer mountain breezes and the open private decks keep things cool and pleasant. The spectacular sunsets and outstanding mountain vistas can be viewed from the large patio (1st floor) or either of the two separate balconies on the 2nd and 3rd floors. In the winter, snuggle in the cozy living room by a roaring fire or, for more privacy, snuggle next to your own fireplace in each of the bedrooms. In the summer, hiking is right outside your door, picking fruit off the trees or another option, or just relax on the balconies and enjoy the best northern New Mexico has to offer.
The first floor is the common area has new floor with a sleeper sofa, loveseat, and other chairs providing ample seating. This homey area centers on the southwestern fireplace. There is also a TV (DirecTV) tucked away next to the fireplace. The kitchen comes fully furnished and should meet all of your needs. It is equipped with new stainless pots & pans, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, garbage disposal, all dinnerware & flatware, and basic spices. The first floor also has a full bathroom. Probably the best part of the first floor is the great covered patio that looks west onto the Valdez Valley and the Taos Mesa. Furnished with a table and chairs, it’s perfect for experiencing the northern New Mexico climate.
On the second floor there is a spacious bedroom with new carpet. For maximum flexibility, there is a king bed and a full bed. To help you relax, there is a loveseat and a cozy fireplace. The private balcony is accessed via new sliding doors. There is a private, full bathroom for your convenience. There is plenty of storage for you in the closet and dressers.
The third floor has a large carpeted bedroom with a king bed. The day/trundle bed (2 twins) can also serve as a couch and there is also a bench for seating. New sliding doors lead to the private balcony for those warm evening and the fireplace will keep things toasty on those cool evenings. There is plenty of storage in dressers and closet, and you will have a full bathroom all to yourself.
The condo is perfectly located halfway between the world-class Taos Ski Valley and the historic Taos Plaza and it only takes 15 minutes to get to either. We encourage you to visit the artsy village of Arroyo Seco. It’s only 3 minutes away and has a unique New Mexican feel. The condo sets off the main road at the end of a private drive, so things are very quiet and peaceful.
We really hope you enjoy your stay in our Southwest mountain retreat.
You will find our condo a welcome retreat after a hard day of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, shopping, gallery hopping, or enjoying any of the numerous activities that this remarkable area has to offer.
Here are a few other details:
- Please Note: This is a spacious, multi-story southwestern style condo built in the mountains. As such, you cannot access it without going up stairs and there are multiple stairs inside to access the upper floors. This condo is NOT appropriate for those with mobility problems.
- There is free wifi with a decent connection (12 Mbps) and the signal is strong throughout the condo.
- All firewood is free and replenished every day or two.
- There is a ski rack available inside the front landing.
- There are a few growlers in the kitchen for those who like to sample the local brews.
Interaction with Guests
Interactions with guests will be via email, texts, and calls. We are not onsite.
Peace & Quiet
A vehicle is required. No public transit.
The condo is in the mountains and in the winter you should expect snow. Most of our guests have no difficulties in front-wheel drive vehicles. However, if you are not comfortable driving on snow, a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive is recommended. With rare exceptions refunds are not given for weather. If you are concerned, please purchase travel insurance.
Other Things to Note
Book 6 nights & the 7th night is FREE.
Condo comes with Netflix & Hulu+ accounts. Additionally, Youtube, Crackle, PBS, and other streaming services are also available.
Please note there is no cable or satellite tv service available.
- No damage to the property or furnishings (normal wear-and tear) excepted;
- All garbage has been deposited in outside cans;
- Stove, range, refrigerator, appliances, sinks, countertops are wiped cleaned and all surfaces are free of grease and food;
- No perishable food or beverages are left in the refrigerator or cabinets;
- All dishes have been washed (may be left in dishwasher);
- All linens and towels have been left in the home (beds unmade);
- Furniture has not been re-arranged.
Chris' place is incredibly beautiful and functional. Two couples with kids and two dogs were able to stay there with all the comforts of a retreat, without any troubles. Each family had privacy and shared space. The views are gorgeous, the hiking at the doorstep, and the warm fire was a beautiful way to relax and play guitar. I would highly recommend it for families or skiers. The location is incredibly close to the slopes and to Arroyo Seco. *****
Perfection!! My friends and I went on a little hike nearby the condo and the scenery was incredible *^_^* Thanks so much again!
Everything was excellent just like last time. Perfect location, great views, and cozy accommodations.
Great place to stay! Convenient and easy to access. Chris provided great instructions.
We had the most wonderful time. Chris made the whole process so easy. The place itself was beautiful, spacious, great location and a fantastic value. We had everything we needed while we were there, and will definitely be returning here on our next Taos trip. Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend!
This Condo was excellent. Great location. Only 10-minutes to the Taos Mountain. Very spacious. Very very clean. Parking was great. Easy to get to, directions to the condo were exact. There was plenty of room for our group. The Condo host / contact was very informative and provided us with information about weather conditions prior to our arrival. We would certainly recommend and stay here again.
Chris was very responsive from when we booked the
condo to after check-out. He provided some helpful links for the area.
Prior to our travel, Chris warned us about the snow forecast and possible issues getting up the driveway. We did have problems getting up the driveway the first night with a minivan and the second night with an SUV (both 2-wheel drive). The challenge was with the icy steep incline, which was not mentioned before our arrival. Other condo renters stated that chains would not have helped (there was another vehicle parked at the end of the driveway when we arrived). We had to drag what we needed for those nights up the ~250 ft hike. Both vehicles got to the top without problem during daylight the other three days.
Other than the driveway and minor house maintenance issues, we enjoyed the condo very much. The Super was helpful and friendly. The neighborhood is quiet and the kids got to play with the snow right in front of the condo. The condo is exactly as described and Chris provided many helpful tips in the instructions (make sure to print or save the file before arrival since cell reception doesn't work in the condo).
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