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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 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 San Cristobal in Taos County

Property Type:
  • estate
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveller reviews)

The Tree House at Rio Hondo Valley Alpacas- No Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 71 reviews
5

Our two young sons will never forget the experience of staying in a tree house.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect weekend, the property was so beautiful, it was hard to leave. We enjoyed the view from the balcony each morning and evening, the fire pit to roast marshmallows, and the grill to make a steak dinner. Our 6 and 8 year old boys were so excited to learn about the animals, and Jun was so sweet to spend time with them. Very nice couple. The property was very clean and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay, Great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect, situated right inbetween Ski Taos and the town of Taos. Beautiful views, kind hosts, and a nice place for either 2 or a family of 3.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, scenic, beautiful, friendly, great location, accessible,

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. We plan to come back maybe in the summer. Jun greeted us our first day, and she is just about the sweetest person we have met. She took us on a tour of the property and explain to us everything they've done with the buildings and the alpacas and all the animals. We purchased some of her for handwoven alpaca goodies. We met Jim our last day, and he was very nice and very welcoming. The property itself is gorgeous, there is lots to look at. Ducks, a goose, alpacas, dogs , wildlife ,trees, river , and Mountain View's were all very comforting to us. The treehouse is a very restorative and peaceful place.

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£191
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£601
£1,659
 

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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