|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
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An utterly unique masterpiece of wood and windows, Italian luxury and Eastern simplicity, the Adobe Zen House is situated on three private acres in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico with panoramic vistas of the landscape, the town of Taos and San Antonio Mountain in the distance.
Lovingly designed for peace-seekers and entertainers alike, the open floor plan is equipped with a professional kitchen, elegant dining area, and enormous living spaces. The great room is naturally lit from all sides by picture windows and French doors that open to a spacious covered patio and minimal Japanese inspired gardens. In the center of the flowing living areas, an atrium opens to the sun and stars through 400 square feet of glass panels directly above a central play-space for the child in all of us: an indoor sand-garden.
In the morning, wake to brilliant sunlight in every corner of the house. Take an hour to peruse the collection of books in the library. Spend your days walking the grounds and contemplating the beauty that surrounds you, or skiing on the world-famous slopes around Taos. In the evening, wander home for a hot tub or sauna, a glass of wine or a cup of hot green tea on your spectacular patio. Take in the clean mountain air and majestic views. Whip up an intimate meal for you and your guests or have a private chef prepare a sumptuous dinner party menu. In the evening relax and take in the breathtaking starlit sky outdoors on the portale (roofed patio), or with a push of a button open the ceiling panels to reveal the starry sky above. At bedtime retreat to the large cozy bedrooms and in the tranquil stillness enjoy peaceful sleep nestled in fine 100% cotten linen.
• 74-foot open concept great room with kitchen, living room, dining room, library and atrium
• 400 square feet of retractable glass panels directly above a central entertainment and play-space for the child in all of us: an indoor sand-garden
• Enormous stone fireplace
• Professional kitchen with breakfast bar
• Generous game room complete with a ping-pong and pool table
• Sauna with glass doors overlooking the mountains
• Hot tub for relaxing après ski
• Three-acre wooded grounds with spectacular views
• Minimal Japanese inspired gardens
• Indoor and outdoor meditation areas
• Equidistant between Taos Ski and Angel Fire Ski Hills
• Just 7 minutes from Town Center
ELITE DESTINATION HOMES
For three generations, Elite Destination Homes has cared for an exclusive collection of luxury vacation villas across the globe. We pride ourselves on our exceptional properties, exacting standards and high caliber of guest service. Our pre-trip and on location 5-star concierge service will cater to your every need from private chefs, maid service and recommendations on “can’t miss” dining and activities for a memorable experience. Visit the Elite Destination Homes website to view our full portfolio of properties.
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At Elite Destination Homes we bring family & friends together in some of the world’s most inspiring vacation homes. Our luxury rental villas are stunning, comfortable properties located in highly sought after destinations across the globe. We handpick our homes based on their distinctive features and the care given to them by their owners.
Whether it’s a Sonoma vineyard, Hawaiian retreat, sleek New York apartment or historic Parisian townhouse, every Elite home is a place to build memories that will last a lifetime.
The Adobe Zen House provides luxurious interiors, breathtaking views of mountains and landscapes, proximity to world-renowned skiing, and Elite Destination Homes’ full Concierge Services.
The Adobe Zen House is an unparalleled monument of harmonious indulgence and architectural perfection. Every detail was thoughtfully planned from floating shelves in the library and the ambient heating system to the 6000-pound hearth made of Utah Sandstone and the silk and cotton lounging sofas that surround it.
Our group had the loveliest time staying in this beautiful home! The home is about 10 minutes from town and about 30 minutes to Taos Ski Valley. We enjoyed being in the natural remote setting, but you do have to get in the car to go anywhere (though at times, we just wanted to stay and enjoy the house!).
The home was extremely clean, well maintained and had great amenities. I am an interior designer, so I am very picky about how a space looks and feels, and this house was just beautifully done. We enjoyed the hot tub under the stars after a long day of skiing. We didn't get a chance to use the sauna but it looked fantastic.
The house and layout was great for kids, all being on one level and open flow. Our son really started walking for the first time on our trip because of the long open corridors. The kids also enjoyed the atrium with sand and playing in the snow outside. I would say you do have to bring some toys if you have little ones, because there are not any in the house. But for older kids, the ping pong and billiard tables were a hit. (for the adults too!)
The concierge service was fantastic and very accommodating. They got roll away beds set up for the kids and even draped blankets on the windows to create a darker sleep environment for us. They also did grocery shopping for us for a fee, which was a great help since we arrived late in the evening.
Couldn't be happier, we will definitely come back!
We ventured to Taos in September to just get away and do some mountain biking. Three couples taking a sabbatical from our children. We were captivated by the house and the pictures that were posted online. Well, as professional as the pictures were, they can't do the house justice. It was phenomenal!! It really does have a ZEN feeling to it, not just in the decor, but in the overall ambiance. From the moment we arrived and Sunny (the local host) showed us around, we felt at home. Huge rooms, high ceilings, a professional kitchen and comfy furniture. We did some mountain biking while there (Talpa Traverse is almost out the front door and South Boundary Trail to the south are fantastic). Oh, we'll be back! The ski mountain calls and if we make a trip down, Adobe Zen will definitely be our choice for an extended stay. Our thanks to Mark, Jeanne and Sunny for all of their attention to detail!!
If you are looking at the Taos area for a get away for either in season or out of season, this property is a must. It truly has it all. A large gourmet kitchen with all of the features you would want plus fantastic views. A great room that is extremely spacious and comfortable which flows right into a family/media room to relax in. There are three well appointed bedrooms with two adjacent baths that have large, walk in showers. The master has his and hers baths and a large adjustable-angle, wall-mounted, flat screen TV along with a walk out patio to a Jacuzzi tub & sauna to relax your weary bones in!
Extras include a laundry room, a game room with ping pong and pool tables, an outdoor gas range, a very large landscaped lot that sits off the road, a zen garden that is located in the center of the home in middle courtyard covered by a motorized skylight roof that opens and closes at the push of a button! We did not have a chance to use it as we were there in the summer season, but there is in-floor radiant heat throughout the home. All rooms are tastefully decorated and set with comfortable furniture.
The home is located in an upscale neighborhood just outside of the town of Taos and is mere minutes away from shopping and dining anywhere in Taos. The views of the mountains and of the town are great and the night skies are stunning. Drives to Santa Fe, Taos Ski Resort, Casinos, the Rio Grande River Gorge, etc. are easy day trips and well worth the drive. We really enjoyed shopping in Taos and Santa Fe along with sampling the delicious cuisine of the area.
All in all, we had a wonderful time at this property (we use Vrbo often) which was just what we needed for a relaxing and fun get away. This is definitely a case where the professionally done pictures are indicative of the quality of this home. Enjoy!
~ Mark & Erika
Rejuvenate your Body, Mind, and Spirit at a Luxury Vacation Rental in Taos, New Mexico
Breathtaking mountains, rushing rivers, exquisite dining and world famous art await you in Taos, New Mexico. Fiery sunsets and clean mountain air will refresh your spirit, and skiing, hiking, or fly-fishing will satisfy your adventurous side. From white-water rafting on the Rio Grande to the magical slopes of Angel Fire and Taos Ski Valley, the outdoors beckon you to play. In town, a myriad of museums and galleries, an evening at the Winter Wine Festival, or a meal at one of the world-class restaurants will delight you. With Elite Destination Homes, you will have access to it all from your private luxury vacation rental in Taos, New Mexico.
Whether you come for the horse-back riding, the hot springs, white-water rafting, or down-hill skiing, to shop, to dine, or to explore the fascinating art and heritage of the Southwest, or simply to luxuriate in the privacy of your own spectacular corner of the world, let Elite take care of every detail, and indulge in a vacation that will last a lifetime.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
6 Jan 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2015 - 5 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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5% tax not included
$89 Damage Insurance Fee
$295 cleaning fee for all reservations
$125 additional mid-stay cleaning fee for reservations of 7+ nights
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