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Spectacular Views! Large, Light, Open, Modern Condo Near Bavarian/ Kachina Lift

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps

Situated at just over 10,000 feet, a short distance from the Kachina lift, Bavarian Restaurant and the Phoenix Lodge, nestled in the natural surroundings of the spectacular Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, this large, 3 bedroom, 3rd and 4th floor condo is the perfect place for you to experience endless possibilities of outdoor activities right at your doorstep.

The main living space is modern and open, featuring a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, and 2 story, floor to ceiling windows. Radiant floor heating throughout the condo provides comfortable warmth to the large open space. The open concept kitchen features GE stainless steel appliances, gas stove, granite counter tops and plenty of counter space for cooking for large groups. Just outside the main living area is a large deck/balcony with a new stainless steel gas barbeque grill. The deck is a perfect place to relax, soak in the sun and enjoy the 180 degree mountain views of the ski slopes, Kachina Mountain, and mountains of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Because of the condo’s position in the valley and facing southwest, this condo gets more afternoon sun than any of the area properties. “Taos light” is like nowhere else. Experience it yourself from the condo deck as the sun sets over Kachina Mountain, a special orange glow illuminates the alpine landscape. There are two bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom features a king bed, large walk in closet, flat screen TV, and an en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. If you are up early, sun rise views can be seen from the master bedroom window as well as the second floor window in the rear of the condo. Watch a golden, first light slowly appear on Gold Hill as dawn begins to break. The 2nd bedroom features two twin beds, a closet and a door to a full 2nd bathroom. The 2nd full bathroom is also accessed from the bedroom hallway and features a bath tub with shower, toilet and sink. In the bedroom hallway, there are two large closets for all the outdoor gear as well as a full-size washing machine and gas dryer. Up the stairs, the second floor, 500 square foot “loft” features 2 twin beds, 1 bunk bed (full size bed on bottom bunk) a TV with a DVD player, and a new American Leather queen plus comfort sleeper sofa (6 inches larger than a queen). American Leather comfort sleepers are regarded as the most comfortable sleeper sofas on the market. There is also plenty of floor space for a queen Aero bed and/or extra mattress for large groups or families with kids.

This condo is modern, functional and flexible in terms of occupancy- perfect for 2 family/ large family groups, for an adult couples/ girls/guys get-away or for couples looking to spend quality romantic time together. We think we have everything you need for the perfect vacation get away but if we have forgotten anything, let us know and we will be quick to accommodate you.

Taos adventures are infinite; whether it is exploring all the natural surroundings and outdoor activities all around the Taos Ski Valley or exploring the unique art and history of the town of Taos. There is so much to do all over the place. For many, however, coming to the Taos Ski Valley is all about the incredible skiing/boarding. This property is unique because lift# 4 / Kachina lift is just a 5 minute walk from the condo. You are able to skip the crowds and start your day on fresh “back side” snow. You will find that there is nothing like a Taos Ski Valley powder day.

In local folklore, the Taos Mountain has a sacred spirit. According to legend, if the mountain likes you, it will continue to draw you back and keep you. Come stay in this beautiful mountain condo and experience your Taos adventure. You never know, the Mountain might like you and you will be drawn back to Taos over and over again.

NOTE: Roads to the condo are well maintained in the summer and well plowed in the winter. However this condo is located at a high altitude in a heavy snow belt - a vehicle with either 4-wheel drive or AWD is required from November through April (chains are an alternative).

More Details

Owner
Nick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About Nick

In the 80s my Mom, an avid skier, would visit a close friend in Taos every winter and she would talk about this incredible town with incredible skiing. I, of course, did not believe her. How could there be a great ski mountain in New Mexico? After graduating from college in the early 90s, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I decided I wanted to take a year off. I was a big ski racer through high school, loved the outdoors and loved adventures so on my Mom’s recommendation I decided to try the Taos Ski Valley. Through a contact from my Mom’s friend, I got a job taking care of guests at a little chalet and guiding snow mobile tours for, at the time, a new operation. (The snow mobile and now also horseback riding tours are still being operated by my friend and old boss “Big Al” – A.A Taos Ski Valley Wilderness Adventures is a must do in the Taos Ski Valley.) It did not take long for me to get completely hooked. Back country skiing, tennis, white water kayaking and fly fishing were weekly activities for me. I worked hard and played even harder, skiing over 100 days each winter. I very quickly found out that my Mom was right. I found out what the locals already know; that the Taos Ski Valley is one of the premier ski mountains in the US and that the Taos Ski Valley is the Ski Industries’ best kept secret. I left the Taos Ski Valley after 2 winters but I knew I would be back.

Twenty years later, living on the East coast with my wife and 4 children, I want my family to experience Taos and the Taos Ski Valley. I still have dreams about the epic powder days I experienced in Taos and hoping I get to enjoy a few more in the near future.

Nick purchased this condo in 2013

Why Nick chose New Mexico

One of the guests who stayed at the little chalet I was taking care of was a mother and her 28 year old son from Germany. They were so struck by the beauty of the mountains and old world charm of the Taos Ski Valley that the son wanted to make the Taos Ski Valley his home. My boss introduced them to the family that owned much of the vacant land in the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley. Over the next 3 weeks, he scouted all the land around the Kachina lift. I joined on many of these excursions and was completely mesmerized by the alpine environment, landscape and the 180 degree mountain views of the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley. My new friend, Thomas, eventually purchased the land where the Bavarian now sits and I convinced my family to join me in purchasing a building lot further down the hill towards the base area. Thomas spent the next several years building the Bavarian and has spent the last 17 years making the Bavarian Lodge and Restaurant into a truly special Taos Ski Valley Institution.

I have always felt a connection to the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley so when the opportunity arose to purchase a large condo unit in the Kachina area of the Taos Ski Valley, my wife and I took the plunge.

What makes this condo unique

Late afternoon sun, amazing mountain views, and proximity to the Kachina lift make this large condo unique in the Taos Ski Valley but what makes this condo very special is all that surrounds the property.

Location

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Albuquerque International (Nearest Major Airport)
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
420 Metres
Taos Ski Valley Resort (Lift# 4)
Car: recommended

For the outdoor enthusiasts, guests can enjoy the day hiking Wheeler Peak, snowmobiling/ horseback riding up and along Fraser Ridge with “Big Al.”, full moon hiking/snowshoeing to Williams Lake, hot air ballooning over the Rio Grande Gorge, white water rafting / kayaking the “Taos Box” on the Rio Grande, fly fishing the numerous local trout streams and rivers or skiing/boarding the world famous Taos Ski Valley. Taos Ski Valley is celebrated for its steeps, champagne powder, 300+ days of sun and its #1 ranked ski school.

For history and art enthusiasts, guests can visit the town of Taos, just 25 minutes down the canyon. Taos has over 100 art galleries and museums which show off the area’s rich Native American, late Spanish Colonial, and artistic histories. While in town, guests can visit the historic Taos Plaza for a meal or for shopping. A must see in Taos is the Taos Pueblo located at the base of the sacred Taos Mountain which has been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years and has been designated a World Heritage site.

For guests that want to be pampered, guests can visit the Edelweiss Lodge and Spa right in the Taos Ski Valley, El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa in the town of Taos or a bit further away, the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the Ski Valley and in the town of Taos, many highlighting Southwestern cuisine. The highly acclaimed Bavarian restaurant located at the base of the Kachina lift, a five minute walk from the condo is a must visit. Enjoy an exceptional authentic German meal for lunch or dinner or just relax with a German beer on the sun-drenched Bavarian deck after a long day of skiing.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bedroom Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into King Bed- Please request if you prefer.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , American Leather Queen+ Sleeper Sofa- Bottom bunk is a Full.
  • Master Bedroom has a large walk in closet. The 500 SF 2nd floor 'loft' also has plenty of extra floor space for a queen aero bed and/or extra mattress for parties with lots of kids. (Please request, if you think you will need). The room has 2 twin beds, a bunk bed which has a full size bed for the bottom bed and a queen plus size sleeper sofa. The sofa bed is a 2013 6th generation Queen Plus (6 inches larger than a Queen bed) American Leather Comfort Sleeper. American Leather sofa beds are widely regarded as the most comfortable sofa beds on the market. Note- For an additional sleeping area- Both living room couches are also sleeper sofas.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Spectacular Views! Large, Light, Open, Modern Condo Near Bavarian/ Kachina Lift
average rating of 4.590909 based on 22 reviews
Midlothian, TX
5

Beautiful property, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and highly recommend this condo. The view is simply breathtaking! The property was well stocked with essentials and the owner gets back to you quickly and is very helpful. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, lots of hot water.

  • 2 of 5

Master Bedroom-very uncomfortable bed; master bathroom-not clean mold & 2 of 4 lights out over sink.

Kitchen-oven never cleaned, dishwasher had very high pitched noise during wash cycle. Guest room down-1 bed made, 1 bed with top sheet only which was WAY too large for bed, comforters have dog hair, pillows very hard.

Guest bathroom-large hole in wall texture between shower and toilet, 2 of 4 lights out over sink, privacy door between bedroom & bath would not close.

Upstairs guestroom-no screens on windows making it hot in afternoon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the property!!

  • 4 of 5

What an amazing place to visit and the condo was great. I just recommend that the pots and pans be replaced since they are scratched up pretty good. I would go back in heartbeat and Nick was great and he was always available.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Peachtree City, GA
5

Great views, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Nice place! Comfy beds, clean condo. Great views out the BIG windows of Kachina Peak. Bedroom windows also provided beautiful views. Descently appointed kitchen for cooking in. Ski in/out description is a little misleading, as it's really about a 1/4 mile walk to the Bavarian/Lift 8. BUT, we found it easy to just drive over and park at the lift since most of the crowds are at the main base. Overall great place and will come again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place. The condo is very confortable, so close to the lift!

We would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular Views, Modern Condo

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Taos Ski Valley, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
11 Apr 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£303
for 1 night
From
£173
 
 
Early Season
23 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£455
for 1 night
From
£325
 
 
Christmas/ New Years
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,169
for 2 nights
From
£519
 
 
General Ski Season
6 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£541
for 1 night
From
£411
£2,727
 
 
Spring Break
9 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 2 nights
From
£498
£3,246
 
 
Late Ski Season
31 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£455
for 1 night
From
£325
 
 
Spring/Summer/Fall Special
16 Apr 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
£303
for 1 night
From
£173
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£303
for 1 night
From
£173
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning-Linen £112.92 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.2
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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