|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
SHANGRI-LA RETREAT is an enchanting upscale Taos Ski Valley rental, nestled in the Carson National Forest. Shangri-La is secluded and quiet, yet only a block from Hwy 150. The property is surrounded by trees 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 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!
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.
I stayed in Kama's condo Feb 11- 15 with my 17 year old son and his buddy while on an extended weekend ski trip at TSV. We had a blast! The listing description and photos were spot-on. The condo is very new, exceptionally clean, and quiet. The style and decorations were tasteful & bright, just like I'd expect at home. The condo layout was just fine for what we needed: 2 private bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a common area to watch TV, and a pull-out sofa bed for my son's buddy. The mattresses and linens were new and comfortable (as was everything in her condo). The layout was open, bright and well lit. We had a rental car from ABQ airport, and the short drive from the condo to the TSV parking/lift area was easy (~3 minutes away).
Kama was very responsive, immediately replying to my many emails. And she took the time to answer all my questions. She made great recommendations as to where to make restaurant reservations, and which ski trails were the best. Kama is a wonderful person, and made me feel like a new friend. I will definitely rent this condo again the next time I ski TSV. Moreover, I will recommend it to my family and friends that will hear of our great trip.
You will not find a nicer 2BR condo, nor a better value in TSV!
The owner is very friendly and the place is 5 minutes from the ski hill. I would stay there again!
This rental was perfect for us. Very close to Taos Ski Valley, but you still had your own area for the kids to play outside. There is no wait for elevators or crowds, just pull right up to your door! The kitchen was well stocked and we were able to make snacks and light lunches. Probably my favorite thing about this rental was the well water. It tasted so good and fresh. Thanks Kama for all your help. You made our first ski trip the best!
This is a very nice condo with attention to details that made our stay very comfortable. The convenient location is just a few minutes from the ski valley. Although I was surprised that there is not a traditional full kitchen, it is furnished with everything we needed to cook our meals. There is bounty of various kitchen electrics, including a small convection oven, a griddle/grill and a couple of hot plates for use with pots and pans. It's really pretty ingenious. The one and a half baths worked well with our family of four. The only reason I haven't given it five stars is that I reserve that for properties that blow me away. But this place was perfect for our ski vacation.
We were lucky to get this clean, nicely furnished and perfectly located rental so close to Taos Ski Valley. It was our first time in Taos and we couldn't have asked for a better option for our family of four. Really appreciated the 1.5 baths and all of the storage availability for our ski stuff in this small 'condo'. We cooked in breakfast and dinners and found the kitchen had everything we needed. Thanks Kama!!!
The property is backed up to CARSON NATIONAL FOREST and the GAVILAN TRAIL HEAD. It is a 5 minute to walk to HONDO CREEK.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£162|
All wheel, 4-wheel or chains recommended during ski season.. Please call if you have any questions 575-776-2010.