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Secluded and private Territorial House 10 Min.-Red River 20 Min. to Taos

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Questa - Paradise Creek

2400 sq ft home, a bar area, 3 queen beds, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

If you are looking to relax and soak up fresh mountain air, Paradise Creek is the best of Northern New Mexico in the mountains of Questa. Questa is a small, quaint, heritage rich town that is just north of Taos about 20 enchanting miles. It is also the place where you turn east, at the only light in town, and drive 10 miles east to Red River - a mountain resort.

Questa is located on the Enchanted Circle scenic highway, near the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Red River and is at the western base of the Taos Mountains. To the southeast lies Flag Mountain, a northwestern spur of the group of mountains that includes Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico. To the north and west, you will be struck by the Rio Grande Gorge and how it cuts a volcanic plateau. A great private place to relax.

Hikers enjoy the beauty of the mountains with a variety of different hikes available only minutes away. Fishermen relax and enjoy the quiet serenity of Eagle Rock lake only l/4 mile away. Northern New Mexico has an incredible number of fishing spots. ATV trails are numerous. Goose Creek and Goose Lake is just 15 minutes away. To the South, 10 miles away, relax and fish at the local's favorite fishing spot - The John Dunn Bridge in Arroyo Hondo. Take a drive 10-15 miles north of the property and you will be in awe of the Valle Vidal or the Wild Rivers. Visit Taos 26 miles south - take time to see the Taos Pueblo, a national historic landmark along with many other historical sites.

Great for summer vacation get aways for large family outings, retreats, gatherings or family reunions. There is plenty of space to have adventures, play softball, horseshoes or football. The property is gated by a tall New Mexico traditional 'Latilla' fence which provides for wonderful privacy and security. Tall cotton wood trees surround the property with a creek cutting through.

Enjoy and explore the mysteries this 3 acre land has to offer. Mystical stories abound about treasures buried in this land 200 years ago. Guests have found small Indian artifacts.

A traditional New Mexican Territorial style home, it is a large house with an upstairs open loft with 2 queen beds separated by a tall divider. A futon sleeper and double bed sofa sleeper downstairs. Can sleep up to 6 people. Price includes up to 6 people - addition guest are $25.00 per person. There is plenty of room to dance, play and enjoy the bar area. Ceiling has accoustical treatment which makes the Bose Surround Sound system and the plasma T.V. and washer and dryer. Fully equipped kitchen with pots and pans, dishware, toaster, coffee maker, etc. There is also a 2 bedroom GUEST HOUSE (Casita) on the same 3 acre property that is also available for rent. See VRBO #372713. Please inquire if you would like the extra room!

Keywords: House on 3 acres with running creek. Plenty of room for large families.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Patricia Rael
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Patricia Rael

Patricia Rael is a member of the Rael Family. Her father was the historian of Questa, a school teacher and writer. Her mother and father raised 6 children. She remembers her father inviting the school children to enjoy the land.. At an Easter Egg Hunt, holding her dad's hand, she decided one day she would have a an affordable beautiful place in the country for people to get away from the city and have enough room to enjoy nature and each other.

Patricia Rael purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Patricia Rael chose New Mexico

I was fortunate to have inherited this history rich property from my parents. One of the acres which is now the main house was an artist's studio converted to an open loft and easily sleeps 6 people

What makes this cabin unique

I enjoy the beauty of the mountains closeby, the large cottonwood trees, the small creek that weaves through the property and the serenity and privacy - a place of peace and space to relax and not be burdened by the city noise.


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Secluded and private Territorial House 10 Min.-Red River 20 Min. to Taos
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews
United States

Absolutely Blessed!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding there last June. It was absolutely perfect! The photos do not do this property justice. Patricia went over and beyond anything we could have expected in getting the property ready for us. The property was beautiful and the creek gorgeous! We had our wedding and reception there. Plenty of room for the kids to play, huge dance area, and the reception tables and caterer. She even accommodated parking. The main house was perfect for the bridal party and stayed in the Casita for the first few days of our honey moon. It was too tranquil to leave. Our guests had a blast! We continually recommend this property to everyone we know. Thank you Patricia for all you did for us, you made it memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Lunas, NM

Historical Property in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique historical home with an open floor plan. When we first saw the home we wondered about its history. The ceilings are high, beautiful vigas, a large upstairs loft, two fireplaces, a country kitchen, and a well stocked bathroom. The washer and dryer came in very handy. The yard is large, private, and has a fire ring. The night sky is clear and great for stargazing. It was very quiet and we all slept so well. It was a great place to bring our adventure oriented family. We have been to Questa many times. Usually we camp but decided we wanted to rent a home in Questa. We are New Mexico residents and the family who came to visit us is from the East Coast. They had a real New Mexico experience. So much to do: fishing, hiking, Valle Vidal, the Gorge, Latir Wilderness, excellent restaurants and shops in Red River and Taos, and the best burritos ever at the Chevron Station in Questa (no kidding!). We do plan to return and we would absolutely rent this home again. Thank You Patricia.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Relaxing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

No surprises here - everything as described and the owner is fantastic. If you're looking for a quiet, cool in summer location, you've just found it. Great central location for visits to the beautiful Valle Vidal, Red River recreation or Questa dining too. My wife & I enjoyed it immensely - highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice accomaditions

  • 4 of 5

Had a nice time. Property was clean and convenient to Red River and Taos. Quiet location. Patricia was very pleasant to do business with. Would recommend to anyone needing a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Such a beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

The place is soooo peaceful and comfortable. The drive from Red River to Questa is easy and beautiful. It's a true home away from home feeling, very clean and comfortable, and the owner, Patricia, is an absolute gem!!! Directions to the home are spot on. She makes sure you arrive safely, communications with her was like talking to your friend. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here, and can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brownsville, TX

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time on your property. We explored every inch of it. We have been visiting Red River for years and I'm so happy that I chose your cabin. We look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Quick and easy access to the Rio Grande Gorge hiking, Wild Rivers, Goose Creek, Valle Vidal and Cabresto Lakes, Rafting 'The Box'. Skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, hunters. Family vacation, gatherings, family reunions, weddings, or a getaway .This property has a creek running through the property and a perfect place to relax. This main house can be rented along with another guest house in the property which accomodates 4-5 and perfect for large groups.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Questa, New Mexico

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Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee £115
Pet Fee £41

Includes a washer and dryer

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Questa, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size beds in the loft (2), Full sofa sleeper (1), Futon queen sleeper (1) **Beyond 6 people, contact Elizabeth (property manager) at 505-697-9293.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cleaning Fee $100.00 Pet's allowed for additional fee. Contact property manager Elizabeth at 505-697-9293. Occupancy greater than 6 people for additional fee. Contact property manager Elizabeth at 505-697-9293.

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