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Enjoy Taos Ski Valley Summer & Fall or reserve your 2018-19 Ski Season dates now

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Scenic & Relaxing stay in the mountains near world class sking and historic Taos

A fabulous find is this Chalet is only 5-minutes from the world-class Taos Ski Resort.

You can reasonably rent this large premium mountain cabin where the Rio Hondo River runs right through our property and is stocked by New Mexico with native trout or enjoy the serenity of the sounds of the rushing river while relaxing in our deck side hot tub.

You get a fully equipped and furnished cabin to move right in. We have 2-bedrooms + large upstairs loft with a queen size bed & sitting area, 3-bathrooms with 2 showers & a large soaking master suite bathtub & 3 toilets (on a septic tank system which we have to pump and haul away all waste) and a full-size washer & dryer.

We have a complete full-size kitchen with a 5-burner gas stove & double convection oven, 25 cu.ft. Refrigerator, large microwave, toaster, 3 coffee maker choices a K-Cup & drip ground & a single combo maker plus a coffee bean grinder, crock pot, Faberware grill, all necessary cooking utensils, appliances, pots & pans and all Taos ceramics & pottery serving dishes, accessories, cups & glasses, bowls, plates, dishes & silverware along with a garbage disposal & full-size automatic dishwasher.

The living room is comfortably furnished with a wood-burning stove/fireplace (& we provide the firewood). We provide a high-end & high-tech entertainment center using a Dish Network satellite with a 48" Samsung Smart TV with a Samsung Blue-Ray DVD, Sony stereo system with CD's, cassettes & AM-FM radio. We provide a second Dish satellite for internet & wi-fi and a land-line telephone with free unlimited domestic long-distance calls. Note: In these mountains cell & satellite reception is sketchy and not always reliable. Therefore we provide our guests with the 2 Dish satellites and telephone.

The Master Suite is sweet and a highlight of this cabin. Included is a king-sized barn wood style bed with a brand new Tempurpedic matress covered with high-end Egyptian cotton sheets and blankets with designer pillows, bedspreads & quilts. There are conveniently located reading lights and nightstands on each side & a leather storage bench at the foot of the bed, with a 6-drawer dresser & hanging mirror, a halltree valet with seating, hanging & shelving plus a additional coat/hat rack, hardwood floors covered with Southwestern rugs, the master suite is heated by a gas burning fireplace & a lighted ceiling fan. In the master bathroom there is a stone sink above a nice vanity, with both a shower plus a large soaking bathtub + the outdoor jacuzzi hot tub on the back deck. The master suite has a double-glass sliding door with a excellent view to see and to hear the calming river rushing by the private deck outside this master suite with your own barista table & chairs. This suite has a 42" Samsung Smart TV on the Dish network with a Samsung Vlue-Ray DVD & a 5-speaker & sub-wolfer surround sound system.

The second private bed & bath rooms on the main floor has a convertible trundle-bed that can be used as a day-bed, two single beds or put together makes it into a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and designer leather pillows & bed covers. There are hardwood floors covered with leather rugs, a leather sitting stool, ceiling fan with lights, two double sliding closet doors that are fully mirrored across the entire wall. The second private bathroom with shower, large tiled vanity & sink and toilet just outside this bedroom hallway.

The third bathroom that also contains the full size washer & dryer is also in the same hallway.

This cabin Chalet is at 7,200' elevation is only 3 short miles, about a 5-minute drive downhill from the world class sking at Taos Ski Valley resort at 9,200' elevation with New Mexico's highest sking at Kachina Peak with an elevation of 13,000'+.

We now have Internet and wi-fi service through a DishNet satellite which will make your cell phone work plus Dish's Hopper TV 240 channel service including a Netflix account played on two 40" Samsung Smart TV's & DVD players. Pretty remarkable the high technology available high in the mountains and out in the wilderness.

Our home is both pet and smoke free.

More Details

David McKown
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Hawaiian Pidgin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About David McKown

David McKown has worked in the vacation and resort management field thoughout the Hawaiian islands for the past 30 years and has the knowledge and experience to assist our guests to have an enjoyable visit to our Taos Ski Valley mountain chalet.

David McKown purchased this house in 2015

Why David McKown chose Taos Ski Valley

We have been coming to NE New Mexico since we were kids and our family has a long history at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM and have always had a desire to spend more time in the area and historic Taos in particular.

What makes this house unique

This is a unique area filled with unique people fulfilling unique experiences. Taos is one of the oldest towns in America ~ 400 y/o in 2015. It is a special, magical and spiritual place with something for most everyone's tastes. Taos Ski Valley is also uniquely special. The entire mountain and ski resort has been owned by one family who outgrew their financial ability to expand the resort. A New York hedge-fund billionaire, Louis Bacon who is also an avid outdoors man, skier, and environmental conservationist (he has donated thousands of acres to be preserved and set-aside for no development) is spending a half-billion dollars in upgrades and improvements to TSV which has already begun. The FAA is upgrading the local Taos Airport building two 9,000' runways. Come stay with us and experience this unique and special place and enjoy all of the new upgrades and improvements at TSV.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A credit card & travelers insurance (or deposit) is required to cover any damage, theft or broken items, house rule violations, excessive useage.
  • Accidents & mistakes happen. Please report any problems, damage or items not working properly ASAP.
  • Must relax, have fun & enjoy yourself out here in Gods Country.m Always remember you are in the mountain wilderness be smart & stay safe!
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bath in hallway adjacent to second private bedroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , 3rd Bathroom also has a full-size washer & dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size Tempurpedic mattress in master bedroom & bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Tundel day bed - is either x2 twins or made into x1 king
    Bedroom Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs Loft bedroom with a queen bed.
  • 3 bedrooms, including the large upstairs loft. We have a total of 1-king size Tempurpedic (in master suite), 1-queen size (loft) & a trundle day bed (single) with a second single bed that slides out from under the day bed and can be made into a second single or slid together as a king-size.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We would love to have you rent and stay at our home away from (our) home and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Property is beautiful but small. Owner is amazing and sweet! House very close to resort.

  • 5 of 5

We will defiantly visit again. Taos is absolutely beautiful

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacquie & Family for being our Guesrs. We enjoyed having you and sorry about the limited snow. If you want to return let me know before confirming your reservation and we will give you a discount to make up for it. We would recommend these guests to any other HoneAway Hosts.
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Lubbock, TX

Great get-away!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have stayed in. Very spacious house. Some one earlier mentioned the traffic. It wasn't that bad at all. Having the fire pit 2 feet from the stream was great. The master bed was wonderful. One of the few times we felt we had a bed as good as ours. We were concerned about the weather since it was supposed to be in the middle 80s in Taos. No worries there after all. Every time we went into town it was a 20 degrees difference in temperature. It never got above 65 at the cabin. Loved going to sleep at night while listening to the stream. We even had a visitor which was a great surprise - a black bear. We will definitely be going back here.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, breath of fresh air!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is perfect for a relaxing getaway. You're just far away enough to make the choice to be disconnected from the daily grind, but close enough to be connected if you so choose. There are plenty of opportunities to live with nature and find your center again. The cabin is well appointed and very comfortable, with everything you could possibly need.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waco Texas

Wonderful Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My family went this year the week after Christmas. The house was perfect! We cooked many meals and also its close enough to town we went out many meals also. The communication with the owner David is remarkable! He did an outstanding job at making sure our stay was enjoyable. We will definitely visit again. I recommend this house and its owner if you are looking for perfection.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casual Creekfront

  • 3 of 5

We rented this place because of all the 5 star reviews, and the wanted a get away mountain place we could hang out and fish and play in the water - the home is right on the rio hondo and you do hear the water from the creek all the time which is lovely - but it is also right off of 150 and you get all the road noise and light as well - the creek is shallow, which is nice for wading around in but no fish while we were there - it is also very overgrown everywhere so you can't really use much of it except to get right down to the fire pit. The master has a nice comfortable bed, but no closets or any place to hang your clothes, the master tub is a nice soak for one person and sits above the creek which is a nice end of the day. The deck outside the master was covered in leaves and debris, and you can't really use it as a big tree grows right thru the center of it which takes up much of the narrow space. The hot water heater stopped working mid way thru our stay, and there were no working front lights on the porch or parking which was very dark and hard to see stairs, door lock, etc - we managed by using our car lights - the light above the kitchen table is held up by a bungee cord - odd...but eclectic and cleaning was a bit erratic (i.e.: dead flies and dirt in window sills, dirt behind things, etc - damp towels were hanging in the hall on our arrival which we washed before use (no laundry soap there tho) tubs/sinks and main areas were clean - the kitchen faucet is tricky as it will periodically cause the sprayer to leak or not work, the rear sliding screen door comes off its tracks very easily, the shades do not roll up in the living room, there were broken doors in one of the bedrooms, however there is lots of firewood for the fire pit, the kitchen has plenty of dishes (no coffee, or anything special as often in VRBO's tho - so bring everything you need) - for us who use VRBO's several times a year tho - just overall it missed the feeling and overall great VRBO experience we've had in other places and what we were looking for - it has its pros and cons but isn't the 5 star place you may or may not expect from the ad -

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a relaxing get away.

  • 5 of 5

Great, spacious cabin for a relaxing family get away. This cabin had everything we were looking for... plenty of room, hot tub on the back deck which leads to a firepit by the stream. We spent most nights hanging out by the fire with the sound of the stream right beside us. An ideal place to disconnect from technology and the outside world and reconnect with family. David was very responsive with any questions and concerns we might of had and handled them almost immediately. Will definitely consider going again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Taos Ski Valley ~ many choices
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Taos Country Club (Public)
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Raton, New Mexico
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Hwy #64
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many at Arryo Secco & Taos Ski Valley Resort
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Taos Ski Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
5000 Miles
Maui, Hawaii
Car: recommended

Our private and secluded Chalet is right along the Rio Hondo River, with 1,800 sq.ft. fully furnished high quality home sitting on about 3.5-acres on the side of a mountain surrounded by the Kit Carson National Forest in the, Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Our Chalet is located at 1111 New Mexico State Highway #150, Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525, when you cross the Rio Hondo River wooden bridge and there we are!

Our home is both pet and smoke free.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Taos Ski Valley, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning~Chalet&HotTub £113.25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.55
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.5

Access to the key into our home is through a lock box at the front porch. We change the lockbox combo frequently (for your safety) and the current combo will be given to you shortly prior to your arrival.
We do not allow any pets or animals inside of our home (due to serious pet dander allergies) and we would not suggest you not violate this house rule & bring a pet anyway, if you leave any pet outdoors it's dangerous due to the native wild mountain animals that will be attracted to attack your pet.
NO smoking is allowed inside of our home.You are welcome to smoke anywhere outdoors or on one of decks. Please be careful of fires, we are in the Kit Carson National Forest which is often dry and a fire hazard (NM Hwy. 150 is your only escape route) & please be courteous disposing of your butts and do not litter (anywhere).
Everything a typical vacation rental home (linens, sheets, towels, a total full-size (5-burner gas stove/grill, large fridge, dishwasher, microwave & a total kitchen that's complete with cooking, serving & dining utensils, 2 full entertainment centers with two 42" Samsung TV, stereo, Dish satellite TV and Internet, wi-fi, telephone, hot tub, firewood for fireplace) is provided for our guests use.

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.
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