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Casa De Cuentos-Mystical Bliss-Hot Tub, BEST Views! Firepit w/wood supplied!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House up to 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12) Extra rooms

Casa de Cuentos - House of Stories -3400-square feet COZY and LUXURIOUS home-loved vacation rental since 2007-- a picture-perfect place to BE to find your 'story.' Tranquil and mystical, your daydreams and night dreams 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 20 minutes to ski.) You are also close to FOUR different ski areas and a snowshoeing/cross-county park when you stay at Casa de Cuentos, too!

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, den-bar area, art studio, and game/movie and book library will provide lots of entertainment. Sit by one of the four Kiva fireplaces and Firepit Courtyard area 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-a 4th area for sleeping is the art-studio- living area- with sleeping-built in TWO XL Twin beds and another regular twin bed) 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. (There are four living areas where extra aero beds supplied if needed-up to 12. There are actual beds for 9.) You have fabulous views of the mountains out the north-side: large windows frame the mountains perfectly and let them into 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-turquoise 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.)

The views from the second-story NEW art-studio-living-mini-kitchen area are THEE best in Taos--360 degrees of turquoise skies and mountains and sunrises and sunsets. Watch the moon rise, watch the sun rise and sun set..from the art studio-heaven!

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 firepit 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.

Beginning supplies of: basic spices, laundry soap, shower/bath gel, paper products and firewood all provided.

If you have more than 12 people-you should consider renting this WITH Casita Ave Maria--right across the driveway. Casita Ave Maria also has hot tub for SIX and a steam shower! Casita Ave Maria VRBO.com/295657 (We will rent this CASA de Cuentos out for more than 12--but, you need to ask us, please.)

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.

(Can you tell Dave loves to design and build?)

We have a fabulous fenced in courtyard for dogs. Pet fee for one dog: $65.00 for three nights and $15 per night after--week's stay for $99.00--will discount for more than one dog--depending upon breed's shedding trait.

35 minutes from Red River/50 minutes from Angel Fire/1 hour from Ojo Caliente/1.5 hours 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!

We require payment in full to hold your booking unless your total is over $1000 and more than three months out. If you need to split payments, just ask. We DO have a cancellation policy and it is very strict: If you cancel before 90 days of arrival--you get 80 percent of total booking rate refunded--20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 60 days of arrival you forfeit your booking $ unless we are able to rebook the dates minus the cancellation fee and any difference in price.

Guest comment : My husband and I, our two grown daughters, son-in-law and grandson had the best vacation ever at Casa de Cuentos! 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. 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 Tammi and Dave!

Keywords: Casa de Cuentos, home, house, adobe, paradise, vacation, dream, romantic, peaceful, solitude, rest, lodging, vacation rental

More Details

Tammi or Dave Clancy
Member since: 2007
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Tammi or Dave Clancy

Tammi teaches at Taos Academy Charter School and Dave maintains the vacation rentals. We love Taos!

Tammi or Dave Clancy purchased this house in 2007

Why Tammi or Dave Clancy chose Taos

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 home fires burning!

What makes this house unique

Views, privacy, luxury and coziness above all! Oh, and enchantment-fancy word for magic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow. What an expansive home with breathtaking views. Three generations of our family thoroughly enjoyed it. Kitchen was fully stocked and included a high-end gas range and oven. Several living areas and patios. Plenty of room to spread out. Our kids loved staying in the art studio upstairs with its three twin beds and 360-degree views. Our son was stoked that the studio had an acoustic guitar he could play. All the rooms were colorful and homey. The beams throughout were beautiful, as were the wood ceilings. Beds were comfy. Everyone slept well. Wifi worked in the center of the house but not by the kitchen. Probably too many thick walls to get through. Cell service was a little weak and spotty but we made it work. The art studio / fourth bedroom is accessed through the master bedroom. There is a living area and stairs between the studio and the master bedroom, proving plenty of buffer. But if those in the studio need to use the bathroom during the night, they'll be coming down the stairs, through the master bedroom and into the master bathroom. That's what our kids did. This lack of privacy may bother some but it was not a big deal to us. Outside we used the fire pit, hot tub and grill. Grandma said it felt like we were camping as we were roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars. The owner Tammi provided great details on the house and tips for where to go around Taos. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Dave's and Tammi's home and hospitality made for a great vacation.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taos in Taos County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only
  • Booking refunded minus a 20 percent cancellation fee--if you cancel before 60 days of arriving.
  • You must let us know if you bring more people and/or pets that you confirmed when first booking.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Deep soaking tub in master with hand held shower and walk in shower in hallway bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , Also available: foldable bed and/or a queen aero for use
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-Filled Duvet Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Bedroom and (3) 3rd bedroom-InnerSpring-Comfort-filled QUEEN bedding (4) 4th sleeping area in **New addition has fourth sleeping area AND living area-- two deluxe XL twin bancos in the Upstairs art studio in new addition. One regular twin bed and one folding twin bed that is easily moved. Plenty of room for Aero beds in there, too, or any of the three other living areas. Baby Cribs (1) Portacrib Beds for 9--Aero Beds Available when booking for larger parties for use in closed off Den area, Master Study, Living Room or in Art Studio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
Portable Fans and ceiling fan in kitchen--Gorgeous wood, interior doors, Recreation room/Den with Large Fireplace and Bar and Games, Kiva Fireplaces, Woodstove and THREE LARGE, separate living area from Main living area for those that want quiet time or more party space, RADIANT FLOOR HEAT, wood-beamed ceilings throughout, wood and saltillo floors throughout... Recreation room has authentic, adobe "mud" flooring and bar with commercial beer refrigerator...Lovely rugs throughout. Bar with commercial Bar refrigerator, Library with local books, CD's, DVD's and Videos...fiction/non-fiction and travel books for the area with maps. Kitchen will have a beginning supply of coffee/tea/basic spices. NEW, ART STUDIO that houses extra sleeping and dreaming space with OH SO glorious views. Hair dryer in master bathroom


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Wonderful, RELAXING, time at Casa de Cuentos!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my dream home - I absolutely LOVED it! Our family met at Casa de Cuentus for a family vacation coming from Kansas City, California and NYC. It was our first VRBO experience, and what a wonderful experience! It was beautiful, peaceful and oh so relaxing. We enjoyed all the comfortable living spaces, and I especially loved the art studio with the 360 degree views. I just kept sitting in different places to enjoy all the relaxing locations in this house! We also loved being able to bring our dogs and they loved the fenced outdoors and the deck. Tammi and Dave have wonderful decorating taste and every room had so many special touches that made a huge house feel warm and cozy! We will definitely be back, and we'll recommend this house to our friends. Thank you, Tammi and Dave!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Nancy and family, for being fabulous guests and so happy we got to meet as you were leaving. We look forward to hosting you, again. Our best-Tammi and Dave Clancy
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Awesome family home for vacation time

  • 5 of 5

We have decided that we will plan on staying at this home every time we come to Taos for vacation again. The home has a beautiful look to it with several rooms that the family can relax in. We spent most of the time in the bigger family room with the Kiva fireplace going. They had a bar set up for you to enjoy with just leave money for the drinks you take which was awesome but we brought own stuff but was cool to have there for next time. We did enjoy the outside fire pit the we lit up and sat and enjoy the beautiful look of the stars and mountains around us. This was by far one of the best home we have stayed at on vacation

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that you loved the den and Rooster's Bar. My husband had a blast designing and building the bar and the new kiva fireplace. Dave is always remodeling something. He appreciates your appreciation.
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Great home!!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay again and would highly recommend! Owners are very very nice as well. Property is wonderful. We cooked every night and they have plenty of room and stocked with everything you need. We didn't get snow but that's okay, we still enjoyed our stay. The art studio was awesome. Our son stayed up there almost the whole time. VERY comfortable beds up there and throughout the home. Again, we highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home for a large group, stocked with everything you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

Tammi and Dave were wonderful and accommodating hosts for our family Christmas ski trip. Tammi added a high chair for our grandson and Dave kept the hot tub running perfectly for our enjoyment. The home is great for large groups or families. Lots of space to spread out. Casa de Quentos was a great home away from home for our Christmas holiday. The only thing they they didn’t provide this year was snow! Maybe next time. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your enthusiastic embrace of our house and thoughtful care of our home was appreciated. Snow is on order for your next visit.
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  • 5 of 5

The space was perfect for our purpose. We had enough room for all (6) of us, that we could engage each other and have quiet time when we needed it. It's perfect for an intimate party and the Rooster Bar is such a cute set-up.

The kitchen is well stocked with all kinds of items for cooking up a feast.

The place is very clean and well maintained.

My only complaint... for our time of year, (December), there is a lovely tree blocking the sunset. Thanks tree! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grateful for your tender love and care of our home, Monique. You are welcome back, anytime, and I will special order the snow for next visit.
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Amazing house in Arroyo Seco!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casa de Cuentos for a three families Thanksgiving celebration. With 5 adults and 5 teen-agers, we needed a large house and Casa de Cuentos was simply perfect for us. Our kids loved the studio with the 360° panoramic view, the two couples each had a cozy bedroom, and the single parent enjoyed the king bed all by herself! The kitchen was big and had almost all we needed to cook. While there were plenty of pans, we would suggest the addition of a few pots, both small and large. The house is nicely located in a private alley and offers a panoramic view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains as well as the mesa towards the Rio Grande gorge. The view is best enjoyed from the studio, as pine trees cover part of the view from the windows on the lower floor. From the house we took three day trips: the first day we went to the Rio Grande National Monument and hiked to the bottom of the canyon at the junction between the Rio Grande and the Red river; on the second day, we visited the Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grande gorge bridge and toured downtown Taos; on the last day, we hiked to the Williams Lake from the Taos Ski Valley. The house was perfectly located and we had very short drives to all these wonderful places. Also Arroyo Seco offers restaurants, a grocery store, and several artist studios, all located a few minutes drive from the house. We were sad to leave and we wished we had more time at our disposal as this area offers so much!

Tammi and Dave, thank you for sharing your house with us!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NATURAL HOTSPRINGS-there is a book in house with map explaining locations

OJO CALIENTE-HOTSPRINGS AND SPA about 1 hour-Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds, even thousands of years. Come retreat to our secluded refuge. Relax with a massage and our signatureRejuvenate in our legendary waters. RAFT the RIO GRANDE!

TAOS PUEBLO INDIAN TOURS - Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We welcome you to visit our village when you travel to northern New Mexico. Regular hours are from 8am-4:30pm (Monday-Saturday) and 8:30-4:30pm (Sundays) with guided tours available. TAOS SKI VALLEY is known for its 'CHAMPAGNE powder'.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Taos, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Ski Season 2018 Special
19 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
2-day opening Feb.
8 Feb 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Ski Season 2018 Special
10 Feb 2018 - 9 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Spring Break 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
8 Apr 2018 - 10 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
11 May 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

$50 Pet fee is min for a min stay. For a longer stay than 3 nights, the pet fee will be recalculated at $15 per night up to a max of $95 for a week's stay for one pet. 2 pets would be more. Will discount for 2 depending upon length of stay.


Ex. Person Fee-$15 per night

EMAIL for last-minute rates (within 10 days of arriving) and TWO-NT. Stays (last-minute) for great deals!

If you are staying a week or less-we prefer total payment up front. If your total is more than a week's booking and more than two months out--we will take half the payment up front and the other half is due on or before two months of arrival.

Cancellation Fee: If you cancel before three months of arrival-you get your booking $ back MINUS a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 90 days of arrival-you forfeit the amount UNLESS we are able to rebook. Refund will be minus the cancellation fee. We highly recommend traveler's insurance-google for the best companies and rates. We don't travel without it when we prepay for travel and lodging.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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