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Casita Des Montes - Affordable Guest House in Arroyo Seco

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • non smoking only
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom (Queen) + 2 Convertible beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Here in Arroyo Seco and Taos the weather has been lovely with warm days and sunny skies so start thinking about your visit during the upcoming late fall and winter skiing and holiday seasons. And there is plenty to do. The Taos area is abundant with seasonal activities for the whole family. The Casita is located 1 mile west of the wonderful village of Arroyo Seco, 20 minutes north of Taos, 15 minutes from Taos Ski Valley which has some of the steepest and most challenging terrain in the country and where you can access trails to the highest point in the state. The ski valley has some of the most lush and cool creek side trails in the area and only a 15 minute drive from Arroyo Seco. This adorable Casita is lovingly furnished with Asian, South American and Native American touches, original artwork, and all the amenities to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Cathedral ceilings and traditional vigas give this house a sense of spaciousness and New Mexico character.

Stroll the apple orchard, sip a margarita, a hot cocoa or some iced tea while watching the spectacular New Mexico sunsets on the front porch, or just relax after a day of skiing or hiking. Even at this time of year you can don a fleece jacket and take your coffee or tea to the back portal where you can watch the early morning light play across the mountains as the bunnies enjoy their breakfast. This home combines high quality amenities (such as a very comfortable queen mattress with organic cotton linens and memory foam topper) with family affordability. Whether exploring the town of Taos, the nearby beautiful mountain ranges, or some of the best skiing in the world, Casita Des Montes offers you a cozy, affordable, and accessible home away from home.

Rent the Casita and the 'Green' straw bale house right next door for family gatherings or for celebrations with friends and we will give you a special rate. See # 194842 for details about this property.

The caretaker is the owner's aunt Linda and will help in any way she can, or offer advice or information on all things in the area, from where to eat or shop, to the best hiking trails.

If you visit once, you'll want to come back again and again.

Keywords: affordable, charming, casita, views, close to ski valley,

More Details

Owner
Lorca
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

About Lorca

Welcome to Northern New Mexico! I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Maya abdominal massage. I have two boys who love the activities available in Northern New Mexico.

Lorca purchased this house in 1985

Why Lorca chose New Mexico

The Casita is on family property, passed down to me by my father who planted the orchard you will see as you enter the property.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite things to do when we come to stay is to river raft, hike, and visit a most wonderful toy store in Taos called Twirl. Just relaxing and watching the marvelous sunsets is reason enough to visit as often as we can. I have made so many wonderful friends since my family discovered the Taos area in the early '70's and continue to visit and catch up with them each time we come back. And then there is that magical light on the mountains that is a source of constant wonderment and joy! I invite you to visit us at Casita des Montes and see what we mean!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing place - the town, the people, the casita! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely experience, eager to return.
Mar 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arroyo Seco in Taos County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1, single sink, tiled step in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , One full size sleep sofa, one twin size sleep sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Bed (1) New queen mattress with pillow top and memory foam topper. Down comforter in winter, cotton blankets and quilt in summer., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Convertible love seat sleeper sofa, twin size, will sleep one child, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n' Play available upon request at time of inquiry., Sleep Sofa (1) New high-end convertible sofa bed will sleep 2. We can now accommodate 2 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Casita Des Montes - Affordable Guest House in Arroyo Seco
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect quite ski getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The home had southwestern charm with all of the needed amenities for a comfortable stay. The house was the perfect amount of space for two and would have been comfy with a couple more. The front porch provided the best perch for watching sunsets and enjoying the wide open space. The property managers were very kind and helpful, even recommended a near by hike for my dog and I. Our small dog was able to cruise around and enjoy the property like he does at home. The location was great for getting up to the ski hill and Arroyo Seco was super close by for any needed goodies. <3

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!!

  • 5 of 5

Just as described. Really enjoyed short visit with Lawrence also.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved staying at Casita Des Montes - Guest House

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to relax on the off season in Taos. Casita Des Montes was a perfect place to spend time. So close to skiing, hiking and tourist sights - great snow and fun skiing. Hiked a trail along a snow covered creek in the solitude of a beautiful forest. What a treat to see the Milky Way and so many constellations, such clear nights. The guest house was perfect for my husband, myself and our golden retriever, easy to find and the caretakers were outstanding. The decor of the casita is extremely Taos style, everything you need in the kitchen plus more, great lighting and so clean. The bed was very comfortable.

I would recommend a stay here for sure - great location, great lodging and so relaxing for a get-away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing little place! Perfect location. Just outside the Toas ski area!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for us that accommodated all our needs. We enjoyed our experience and definitely will be back! Looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good times

  • 5 of 5

Great little home in a convenient location near the mountains, Taos Cow, and Taos proper. Shower water pressure is glorious. Full kitchen. Cute NM style decor. A great fenced in property to walk our dog around. Caretakers stay in the adjacent home and were incredibly kind, leaving the lights on for our late arrival, shoveling, giving recommendations, arranging a late check out, etc. Very responsive!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved Casita Des Montes. We have stayed in Taos and/or Arroyo Seco many times but this was one of the most pleasant settings we have been in. The house was very comfortable with beautiful pottery, blankets, and art along with comfortable couches and rustic furniture. THe pottery was so nice that I went to the Stephen Kilborn gallery to see about buying some. The mix of pottery with everyday dishes was really nice. We had our two dogs with us and they were able to "run around" the property without being on leashes. The snow inhibited them a bit (they were small schnauzers) but they still had a lot to explore. I worried about them barking with the caretakers so close next door, but they really only barked when they saw someone they didn't know (Lawrence-caretaker) or neighborhood dogs or the occasional bunny in the surrounding fields. There was a lot of snow the last couple of days of our trip but the driveway and walkways were kept shoveled and we had no issues. The house was warm and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and we had everything that we needed. The only two slight issues that we had were that we worried about the dogs because the caretakers house was so close and we didn't want them disturbed, and the hot water heater was not hot enough for two back to back showers. Not being in any type of hurry, it wasn't a big deal. However, it could be. We loved the house, the property and the location. We skied, we went into both Taos and Arroyo Seco for dinner and shopping, and it was easy to get anywhere from Apple Hill Farm. A tip for other travelers: we went to see the tribal Buffalo Dances at the Taos Pueblo and it was truly an experience that I would recommend. It was a great trip. We would stay at Casita Des Montes again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abe's Cantina
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sabroso
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Arroyo Seco, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Ski Season 2015
5 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£248
for 2 nights
From
£92
£607
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£208
for 2 nights
From
£72
£463
£1,182
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8
Cleaning Fee £64

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