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The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Take yourself back in time when life was much simpler. Come and stay at a real working farm. The Tree House is located on a 13.5 acre private estate in the Beautiful Valdez Valley just 6 miles north of Taos.

The Tree House is a fairy-tale cottage, hand built by the owner, who is a Taos artist and metal sculptor and furnished with handmade furniture and antiques. There is peace and quite except for the rustling of the giant 200 year old cottonwoods and the rushing of the Rio Hondo River as it makes its' way to the Rio Grande. The Tree House has a balcony that over looks a 100 ft. pond with French geese and Mallard Ducks.

A short walking distance on the other side of the property is the working part of the farm, consisting of Alpacas, Ducks, Geese, Chickens and of course the gentle Great Pyrenees dogs that watch over all. You are welcome to feed the Alpacas, learn about their history and in early summer you might even see a cria (baby Alpaca) or you can walk to he top of the hill and watch the chickens.

There is lots of wildlife in the Valley and you might occasionally see a Bear, coyote, Deer, Fox or even an Elk on the property.

We are located half way between Taos and Taos Ski Valley. About a 10 min drive in either direction.

Come stay with us and enjoy tranquility in the Land of Enchantment.

To rent this property please contact us by e-mail as there is usually not anyone available to answer the phone.

Contact us for availability.

Keywords: Tree House, Private Estate, Working Farm, Alpaca Farm, Vacation Rental, Guest House, Alpaca Farm Store

More Details

Owner
Jun Greathouse
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Jun Greathouse

Jim and Jun Greathouse moved from Southwest Kansas for the health benefits of the northern New Mexico climate. Both Jim and Jun are art lovers and this also gave Jim an opportunity to cultivate is art career. Jun also has an alternative medical practice specializing in homeopathy and nutrition.

Jun Greathouse purchased this estate in 1996

Why Jun Greathouse chose New Mexico

We purchased this property because of the beauty of Valdez Valley and the mountains. The closeness to the town of Taos and also to Taos Ski Valley.

What makes this estate unique

It is wonderful to sit on the Tree House balcony looking out over the 100 ft. pond watching the ducks and geese and listening to the sound of the river as it makes its' way to the Rio Grande.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us be in the Tree House!

Love,
Aug 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Valdez in Taos County

Property Type:
  • estate
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis

Reviews

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The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 85 reviews
5

A Lifetime Memory

  • 5 of 5

The Tree House is quiet, stunningly beautiful, and the perfect place to relax. It's easy to find, but secluded and serene. A very short drive takes you to Arroyo Seco. Taos is only a short distance too, as is the ski slope. Most important, the Greathouses are very caring and respectful hosts, and keep the Tree House in perfect condition. You'll love seeing the alpacas, and their wonderful Great Pyrenees guard dogs. My wife and I needed to breathe, and this was the place! The Tree House is a lifetime memory.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property at this time of year is spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

It was so alive with the bees buzzing and birds chirping, the sounds of the running creek and the occasional humming bird whistling by. The grounds were beautifully kept but so wild at the same time. And the little tree house was the perfect place to host a little vacation for my 10 year old grandson from the city. He never once was bored. The alpacas were a bonus and so lovely to see how beloved and we'll cared for they were by Jun and Jim. I will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing..... invigorating..... peaceful

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Tree House and Alpaca Farm was a Magical place!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my wife for her Big Birthday and took her here, we live in Albuquerque. When we got there my wife and I and my sister from Raleigh who also surprised my wife by coming with us couldn't believe how beautiful the property was. It was so green with big beautiful trees, a river running through the property and a pond. The house it self looked like it was out of a story book. It just felt so right to be there! The owners Jun and Jim couldn't be more hospitable. My wife loved feeding the alpacas. We all liked walking around the property, looking at and hearing the river. At night we would open the bedroom window listening to the river and fall asleep. Looking back at the picture brings us back to what a magical place it is. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent visit

  • 5 of 5

Your treehouse is cozy, comfortable and well equipped. Beyond our expectations

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

The owners were lovely people and June introduced me to her adorable alpacas.

The treehouse had everything I needed and was cozy and comfortable.

Wifi service was great which I appreciated. The grounds were picturesque with sounds of running water which I loved. It felt like I was in an enchanted , secret place out here and I enjoyed everything. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Albuguerque, NM
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Abes
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Arryo Seco
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Valdez, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£192
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£607
£1,674
 

Additional pricing information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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