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Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

CLEAN & CHARMING.... 2 Bedroom Mountain Retreat!

SHANGRA-LA is an enchanting upscale Taos Ski Valley rental, nestled in the Carson National Forest. Shangra-La is secluded and quiet, yet only a 100 yards from Hwy 150. The property is surrounded by trees and mountains and backs up to the Gavilan Hiking Trail, about a 5 minute walk to Hondo creek.The property is located only 1.5 miles from the Taos Ski Valley resort center. An all wheel or 4-wheel vehicle is required during the winter. The rental is an apartment that is 600 sq feet, it is attached to a larger home. The apartment is new and has 2 bedrooms with 1.5 baths and 10 foot ceilings. You can drive your vehicle and park right in front of the door and easily unload all your things. There is radiant floor heat throughout that will keep you warm and cozy on a cold winter night. Radiant floor heat keeps your feet warm in the winter and does not make any noise or dry you out, like a furnace. There are plenty of windows that can be opened all year long, allowing fresh mountain air to flow through the apartment.

The living room is stylish and comfortable with windows across one wall, allowing you to see the beautiful forest outside. The sofa is a brown leather sleeper with linens, blankets and pillows supplied. There is a TV, Direct TV, BluRay DVD, WIFI and phone with land line... for local calls.

The new kitchen is colorful and compact with a retro feel. It has all the appliances you will need to prepare your special meal. There is a full size refrigerator/freezer, two powerful, single burner induction cook tops, large counter top convection oven( fits two 12" pizzas at a time or a 9"x12" casserole dish), microwave, coffeemaker, blender, Cuisinart multi function grill/griddle/press, slow cooker, cooking utensils, pans, outdoor gas grill, tableware, linens, soap, and paper products. There is not a free standing stove.You can eat your favorite meals in a cozy separate dining room that has a good size table, benches and an antique china cabinet, displaying modern red dishes.

The 1.5 bathrooms are well appointed with stone/marble tile and attractive accessories.

Another feature of this property is pure, pristine mountain water from our own well. You will have the best water from the tap you have ever tasted, as well as great water pressure.

There are two romantic bedrooms, each with queen size beds, new linens and comforters. The bedrooms are intimate, yet open with 10 foot ceilings and good size windows in each room.

Lastly, you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun or an evening BBQ, surrounded by nature on your private covered patio.

If you are looking for a charming, elegant place to relax while enjoying the splendor of mountain living, you have found the place!

More Details

Lorrie Burton
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Taos Ski Valley in Taos County

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1.5 Baths: . Full Bath Has Tub/ Shower Combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great location, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family of 4! Gorgeous views and the location was very close to Taos Ski Valley, which was very convenient. The kids loved exploring around the property! The apartment is very clean and Kama was very helpful, responsive and friendly. The apartment was cozy but perfect for us (2 adults and 2 small children). I think it might be a little small for any more people but honestly you don't want to spend much time inside when you are in beautiful Taos!! Also please note that there is no stove but you can cook on the hot plates provided and there is a toaster oven. We had no problems cooking all of our dinners at the apartment! I definitely recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Supper clean, it had everything you need for a skiing trip.

  • 5 of 5

Great Little apartment 2 minutes from the slope. The owner lives close so it's easy to get tips.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding, will stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was great, beds comfortable. Local restaurants great food. The ski lodge, is very close, shops and food at the lodge very good. My host Kama was friendly and helpful with local events and places to eat and sights to see. Dr. Gary l. Shinn

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, breathtaking, beautiful, felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Kama was an amazing host, very helpful and knowledgeable with the area. My room was spotless, modern and accommodating. Dining was only minutes away, hiking trails out the back door and incredible scenery. I found a hidden gem in Taos Ski Valley! As an added bonus I saw Bighorn sheep, deer and other small animals. I will definitely stay here again! Two thumbs up and a 5/5 rating. Gary

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location at a great price!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable place for a family of four! Kama was a great hostess. The house is only about a mile from the ski slopes, so I was able to drop the family off at the top of the road at TSV where it was only a short walk to the lifts. And beware, the road is about 150' from street to house, so do bring a 4WD vehicle if conditions warrant.

Kitchen is cozy and there are inductive cooking plates that might take some getting used to if you are not familiar with them. That was my only head scratcher on this trip. "Now, how do these things work?". But they are like a hot plate, only better. The grill outside was used and it was great. No problems there. Beautiful view, close to TSV and for a ski place, fairly inexpensive. Would book again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo for Christmas 2014, it was perfect. Kama is a gracious host, really enjoyed our time in TSV. Condo was very close to the ski run, very clean, comfortable and a good value.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The property is backed up to CARSON NATIONAL FOREST and the GAVILAN TRAIL HEAD. It is a 5 minute to walk to HONDO CREEK.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £144.38

All wheel, 4-wheel or chains recommended during ski season.. Please call if you have any questions 575-776-2010.

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.