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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


Details
Property
estate
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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:
25 February, 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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveller reviews)

The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.980392 based on 68 reviews
5

Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

Came here for a skI trip to taos ski valley. It's located perfectly between the ski valley and downtown toas. The tree house has perfect amenities and space. Nice little kitchen, nice shower with good pressure and great tempurate, electric fire wood burner for heat and a washer dryer downstairs.& Highspeed internet!!!!!!

Owners are very sweet and accomadating. Totally recommend this place if you're looking for a unique NM place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay nice and quiet

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described and more!

  • 5 of 5

The first MOST important thing I will say about the property is that it was extremely clean. Second, we never lacked for hot water or warmth. This little tree house was cozy and lovely and exactly what my family of four needed during this winter/Christmas holiday. We brought our 5 and 10 year old girls to New Mexico for a white Christmas and we got that and a lot of hospitality along with it :) I will say, make sure you have a 4wheel drive vehicle if you are staying in the winter (which they specified on the property description and we did have). If you can make time during your stay, talk with the owners, they really are lovely and hearing the history of the property and about the animals made it tons of fun for my kids. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Greathouse for showing us a wonderful time and providing a wonderful place to stay on our first trip to Taos!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to the Tree House! The view from the house onto the duck pond is beautiful. We enjoyed sitting by the fire place while it was snowing outside. Jim was kind enough to shovel a path through the snow for us right away, and he even cleared the snow from our truck! The owners Jim and Jun are kind, caring people. And we enjoy driving by the alpacas every time we come and go.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place for couples, but too small for family with teenagers

  • 4 of 5

Property was cute and a pretty setting with animals and a pond and garden sculpture. The hosts were pleasant and did not bother. It was just too small for 2 adults and 2 teens though, it was also in a neighborhood and we were hoping for something more rural, just did not meet our needs or expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that our property was not what you expected. We want all of our guests to be happy here. We are a guest house on a private estate, not a secluded cabin in the woods. There is lots to do in our area. Hiking near by, bicycling, winter skiing, snowboarding and much more. We are located in a rural farm area near to lots of activities. I agree it is a little crowded for 4 adults with no planned outside activities.
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Amazing oasis

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in the tree house and really enjoyed ourselves. The Taos area is quite dry but the property lies in a green, fertile valley at the base of the mountains. Jun helped us settle in and offered to let us meet and feed her alpacas the next day. They are beautiful, curious animals and we spent time in the enclosure with Jun getting to know them and their habits. The property is well maintained and the pond directly outside the tree house is beautiful. A flock of wild ducks stops by for special treats Jun provides each evening. A couple of chairs at pond side make a relaxing place for a glass of wine after a day of sight seeing around Taos. Thanks Jun for a great stay with you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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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 San Cristobal, New Mexico

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring Break
10 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£107
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£197
for 2 nights
From
£99
£623
£1,717
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 7.31%

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in San Cristobal, USA

Property Type:
  • estate
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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