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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 - 3 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:
17 January, 2018

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 Valdez

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 4.9589043 based on 90 reviews
5

New year in a tree house

  • 5 of 5

One of the most adorable places we have ever stayed. The pictures don't do it justice. It is close to town and yet secluded. Pefect place for our vacation. If we visit Taos again we will definitely look at booking this.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an incredible time with our boys 4 and 7 years old. They felt like they were in a story book and loved their time with the owners Jun and Jim.

They will remember this weekend for the rest of their life as they learned so much about the surroundings and enjoyed the fall weather and leaves.

Our oldest even made an episode of his YouTube channel about his adventure.

The town of Taos is so close and was great to visit.

We will definitely would like to return one day.

Check out our sons video and we hope it helps you see the property from a kids point of view. HIT - Treehouse Adventure

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a tremendous stay in the treehouse for 3 nights. The photos are nice, but in person it's even more beautiful. This truly is a special place. Very well kept, everything you need, and best of all are Jun and Jim, who are wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place, Great People to deal with!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful place and the Jun is extremely nice and helpful. We saw and feed the Alpacas and had a great time. Jim is very nice and a very interesting man. He's grest with the metal works.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

Spotlessly clean and gorgeous setting. Quiet and comfortable. Owners are personable and welcoming. I wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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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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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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