Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Arroyo Seco - Casa de Cuentos HOUSEofSTORIES
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)
Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and nightdreams here will delight you. Located halfway between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, our adobe 'home-away-from-home' is private YET close to everything you may want to do while in the Taos area... IF you feel like leaving. (15 minutes to town and 15 minutes to ski.)
As of DEC. 2013: Den has been remodeled/redecorated with enlarged KIVA fireplace, new furniture, Flat screen, BAR and BEER COOLER.
MASTER BATHROOM BEING REMODELED JANUARY 2014--NEW SOAKING TUB and TALAVERA TILED SINK AND WALLS AND FLOORS.
We are convinced you will love our home as much as we do and not care to leave the premises often, yet you could choose to do so with ease. Our hot tub, pool table, movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces to dream stories, tell stories or write stories.
Wood-beamed ceilings, wood and saltillo tiles throughout add to the warmth and tenderness of Casa de Cuentos. There is a separate recreation room area with additional living room and Kiva if one needs space from others while visiting. A beautifully, talavera-tiled breakfast bar sits in-between open kitchen/dining area.
CASA de Cuentos: The main house has 3 bedrooms (a KING bed in master and QUEEN beds in the other two bedrooms) and 2 bathrooms (one with a large shower and the master bathroom has a deep, soaking tub) and a HUGE den with a BAR and BEER COOLER-with extra sleeping space. (Aero beds supplied if needed.) You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them in to the living/dining area. To the south - you have expansive views of the valley and hot air balloons can be viewed floating eye-level or below in the distance. Daytime: Taos-blue skies during the day and STARS in the night-sky are so close you can touch them while sitting in the hot tub in the courtyard. (I just got out of the hot tub and I need to report there are more stars here than I ever knew existed...it is 'plum' full of stars--as my Grandma used to say.)
Pinons and sagebrush are the native plants that blanket the grounds of Casa de Cuentos and their sweet smells are all of the aromatherapy you will need while at this tranquil adobe. Two outdoor living areas: a deck with a hot tub in N.E. courtyard with new flagstone patio with a built-in fireplace facing the mountains and a new patio on the South-side facing the valley. The NorthEast courtyard has a huge fenced in area (fence is 6-ft. tall) for dogs' pleasure and well-being.
NEW OUTDOOR PATIO AND FIREPIT FALL OF 2013-We provide the wood.
Beginning supplies of: basic spices, laundry soap, shower/bath gel, paper products and firewood all provided.
Casa de Cuentos - the perfect place for a few people to have solitude and/or for a family or two to come together to share and create more life stories.
1 hour from Santa Fe/2.5 hours from Albuquerque/3.5 hours from Colorado Springs/4.5 hours from Denver/Right next to your heart!
Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories - Live your story!
Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentes! The home is cozy and warm -- very relaxing and peaceful, comfortably furnished and well maintained. Our family could not have been made to feel more at home. KC, the caretaker, is just as the owner described her -- the 'nicest lady we have ever met'! The views from the living room and dining room windows are spectacular. The location is secluded but also convenient to both town and the ski valley. We will absolutely stay here again.
Guest Comment: A magical place! The photos do not do it justice -- it is serene, romantic, beautiful, peaceful, idyllic... My boyfriend and I were so inspired we decided to get married while we were there! My Mom and brother were so inspired at what we did, they mended relations after years! The magic continues....Thanks to K.C., Tammi and Dave!
Keywords: Casa de Cuentos, home, house, adobe, paradise, vacation, dream, romantic, peaceful, solitude, rest, lodging, vacation rental
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
Why Tammi or Dave Clancy chose Arroyo Seco
Welcome to Casa de Cuentos in Taos! We, the Clancys, purchased our vacation/future retirement home in 2007. We had often visited Taos and enjoyed our short stays. It was during the filming of a short, indie-film for a friend, with Taos as the location, that Tammi declared she wanted to retire in Taos. The Taos magic blessed that statement.
After a bit of remodeling, we decided to try the vacation rental business and we have loved renting our home out for others to enjoy! We have had the most amazing guests and they have all added to the charm of our home. Our lovely caretaker, KC Kierst, watches over our home and our guests while we are in Colorado Springs. If guests need anything, she is there to meet their needs and see to their comfort.
Addendum 2014: WE NOW LIVE HERE! How lucky we are! But, we so love the vacation rental business--that we rent out our 'big' house when we travel. Tammi now teaches at Taos Academy--10th and 8th grades--AND, Dave manages our vacation rentals and keeps the homefires burning!
What makes this house unique
Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all!
Guestbook comments from the owner
We spent a wonderfully relaxing month at Casa de Cuentos in the fall of 2009. The private location has great mountain views from the deck, the hot tub or through the large picture windows in the house. We spent a lot of time in the well-equipped kitchen cooking up the fresh food we bought at the Taos Farmers Market. Loved the kiva fireplace for those chilly fall nights at the 7000 foot elevation. When we were not vegging out, the location was a great jumping off point for day trips all around northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Tammi and Dave Clancy are welcoming owners and we could not have asked for friendlier and more helpful caretakers in KC & Kevin Kierst.