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SPECIAL Apr 7 - May 12, 2017 $199.99/night; week stay at $159/night

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Spectacular Mountain Views

“Rustic Elegance!” - a guest described after seeing our warm, inviting cabin home for the first time. If you choose to experience it, you will find it to be that - and much more.

THE CABIN:

When you enter the 2,230 square-foot log home, you will find that the large Great Room will capture your imagination the moment you walk in the door. The tall wooden pillars and the ceiling beams were all hand-carved by an old Taos Indian in the 1950’s. The large rock fireplace will warm your heart, your soul and your body.

The new 55' flat screen TV located in the Great Room will keep you entertained when you are in the mood to kick-back, put your feet up and relax. You will have access to dozens of channels, DVD player, plus Wi-Fi and telephone service. All of the furniture pieces were designed with comfort and beauty in mind. The many, unique artifacts that adorn the walls were handpicked and complement the ambiance of the home. We recommend bringing some of your favorite DVS’s and reading material. However, there are a number of DVD’s and books available for your enjoyment.

The adjoining kitchen is equipped with every appliance and accessory you might need. The gas kitchen stove is a high-quality Viking range and oven with a range-top grill between the four burners. The fridge is a side-by side freezer/refrigerator. You will find an additional smaller freezer nearby, as well as an automatic dishwasher, coffee maker and other appliances. The dishes, silverware, cups and glasses will accommodate 10 to 12 people. The large dining table is great for eating, entertaining and especially for playing games such as card games, Mexican Train, dominoes and a host of other games and jigsaw puzzles, all of which are available for your enjoyment.

BEDROOMS:

The Master Bedroom is also quite spacious and contains a beautiful log, king-sized bed with a very comfortable mattress. It is a welcome retreat after a full day of fun. All bed linens are provided. A new 40” flat screened TV is conveniently located for easy viewing from the bed. There is a walk-in closet in the Master; and in between the closet and Master Bath, is a set of doors that opens to a washer and dryer if needed during your stay. The Master Bath has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower as well as two sinks and mirrors. All towels, wash cloths and other necessities are provided.

The large Guest Bedroom is a lovely, large room with a king-sized bed and other unique pieces of furniture and decorations. For extra convenience, we recently installed a private sink in the bedroom. There is also a fair–sized, walk-in closet in that room. Check out the many games and puzzles that are in that closet.

The smaller Guest Bedroom with its log bunk-beds is a delight for kids of all ages. The bottom bed has a standard sized mattress that can easily accommodate two adults or two young children. The top bed has a single sized mattress. This room contains a log desk as well.

GUEST BATH:

Between the large guest bedroom and the third, smaller bedroom, is a shared bathroom, which contains a stand-up shower with a small bath tub at the bottom for children to use if needed. There are double sinks and other necessary amenities.

OUTDOOR AREAS:

After familiarizing yourself with the cabin, it is time to explore the outdoor area. Be aware that it is not unusual to see a small group of deer just casually grazing and roaming on the property as if it were their own.

From the Great Room, please use either of the doors located on the wall bordering the kitchen. Turn to your left and head over to the log swing – as you are walking, note the fire pit to the right for bon-fires at night and in the background a small log cabin for the children to play in. By the time you reach the log swing, if not already, you will hear the sound and be able to see the river waters running at the bottom of a sloping incline. You will also be able to see the beauty of the nearby pond surrounding by high mountains that will reach out and touch your soul.

The deck that runs along the back side of the house also provides you with additional lovely views and takes you to the opposite side of the cabin where a larger deck nestles up against the cabin’s entry door. If you turn to your right and go down the 3 or 4 steps and out straight across the yard, then look to your right again, you will find a sign indicating the location of a staircase, which will take you to the river that runs along the edge of the property.

There is a new propane barbecue available for your grilling pleasure on the north-west deck. A number of outdoor furniture pieces, including an enjoyable log-built swinging bench, mentioned previously, are all available for your enjoyment. There is a very nice picnic table with attached benches on the deck closest to the kitchen as well as a larger picnic table on the ground on the opposite side of the home.

For those who love 'around the camp fire” experiences,' there is a good-sized fire pit with a decorative metal guard. There are handmade wooden benches provided. However, if more comfort is desired, feel free to move some of the other outdoor chairs closer to the fire. Please check with the local Fire Department to be sure fires are allowed at that time. There are usually signs entering and exiting the main road going through Red River that indicate the approval level of firm usage.

Our hope and expectation is that you and your family and friends will all fall in love with our “Rugged Elegance – Vacation Rental” and that you will want to come back again and again.

Thank you!

Ken & Victoria Skinner

More Details

Property Manager
Victoria Skinner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Victoria Skinner

Ken & Victoria have been happily married for 21+ years. We have a large, extended family most of whom have experienced the magnificent beauty of the Red River area and particularly our pleasant and inviting mountain home.

Ken was born and raised in Albuquerque NM and still has a lot of family scattered throughout the area. Victoria was born and raised north of Detroit, MI, and moved to Arizona in 1980 and quickly fell in love with the great southwest. We met in Arizona and later married in 1995.

Victoria Skinner purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Victoria Skinner chose New Mexico

We experienced the charming community of Red River, NM, for the first time while driving the 'Enchanted Circle' and to our surprise, we both fell in love with it instantly. We drove back through, went to a real estate office, looked at a cabin and bought it. Discovered that the cabin was too small for all the company we were having and bought the current beloved cabin that we have lived in ever since.

What makes this cabin unique

We have put a lot of ourselves into our cabin home and it has been full of family get-together memories that are priceless to us. The cabin was built in the early to mid 1950's. Adding to the warmth of the cabin are beautiful hand-carved pillars, which hold up the roof to the Great Room.

Views of the nearby pond, river and mountains in all directions were also contributing factors to why we bought the place. Pine trees envelop the cabin and a east fork of the Red River borders the 3/4 acre property. It is very quiet, peaceful and enjoyable. We often have a small herd of deer wandering through the property enjoying the lush vegetation.

Within a very short distance, one can leave all evidence of civilization and enjoy the tranquility of the mountains, streams and forest. This is just a small nugget of why we love it here.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double Sinks.
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two Sinks. Stand-up Shower has small tub at bottom for kids.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New 40' flat screen TV. Linens provided.
    Large Guest Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sink in bedroom provided.
    Smaller Guest Room - 1 Bunk Bed , Top of Bunk is a twin or single/bottom is a double.
  • The Master Bedroom is also quite spacious and contains a beautiful log, king-sized bed with a very comfortable mattress. It is a welcome retreat after a full day of fun. All bed linens are provided. A new 40” flat screened TV is conveniently located for easy viewing from the bed. There is a walk-in closet in the Master; and in between the closet and Master Bath, is a set of doors that opens to a washer and dryer if needed during your stay. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower as well as two sinks and mirrors. All towels, wash cloths and other necessities are provided. The large Guest Bedroom is a lovely, large room with a king-sized bed and other unique pieces of furniture and decorations. For extra convenience, we recently installed a private sink in the bedroom. There is also a walk-in closet in that room. The smaller Guest Bedroom contains a log bunk-bed. Bottom bed is a double mattress/top is a twin. Log Desk in room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
Notes:
Within an hours drive, there are numerous activities and places of interest. Horseback Riding, Snow Skiing, Hiking, River Rafting, Museums, Art Galleries, numerous Restaurants, Shopping, Rock Climbing, Spectacular Scenery the list goes on...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

SPECIAL Apr 7 - May 12, 2017 $199.99/night; week stay at $159/night
average rating of 4.8541665 based on 48 reviews
5

Comfortable, secluded and snow-covered

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this cozy and secluded cabin! We have four small kids (ages 2-8) and the sleeping arrangements and open floor plan were perfect for us. We especially loved being able to explore and play in the deep snow right out the front door. The kitchen is well stocked with quality appliances, and the laundry closet was super helpful. We spent most of our time at the cabin, but we also enjoyed frequent visits into Red River to go shopping and snow tubing in the evenings.

In addition, we were very impressed with Victoria's (owner) and Marty's (property manager) responsiveness. This is an excellent, comfortable cabin, with great management. We would love to visit again someday!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin
5

Exceeded our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was wonderful and staying in your beautiful home made it so much better!!!

The cabin was fully euipped with everything we needed from linens to sleds to spices to cook with. We even had a delivery mid week to replenish some supplies. We loved making a fire (plenty of wood supplied) roasting marshmallows and relaxing in the jacuzzi tub. There was plenty of snow for the kids to play in and the morning walks in the neighbor were breath taking. Looked just like a postcard!! The roads were nicely plowed but we definitely need a 4 WD to get to the home when the drift moved some snow to the road. I especially appreciated how close to town we were 6 miles but still far away enough to feel like we were in the country. The decor was super cute and welcoming. My ONLY suggestion would be a coat rack added by the front door. Just to keep things tidy after coming in and peeling off all our layers. Other than that we had everything we needed. Would book here again in a heart beat!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, Tx
5

Beautiful mountain home; perfect for cozy, winter fun with family!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Rustic Elegance cabin! We have four young children and this home was perfect for us. It snowed the day we arrived and our children had "snow much fun" sledding, hunting the best icicles, building snow forts, and hiking down to the river. The cabin is super cozy and the firewood was plentiful, so we enjoyed the fireplace throughout our stay. The kitchen is well-appointed with plenty of space for letting the whole family enjoy the experience.

This home is spacious, yet cozy. It is close enough to Red River (about 20 minutes in the snow) that we were able to get groceries easily when needed and it was no problem getting to the slopes for skiing fun.

We enjoyed our time here so much. We hope to be back again for more memory-making in the snow!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The cabin was beautiful and felt like a true home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived right on schedule on the 15 th and met Marty, the caretaker. He quickly saw my husband's disability and insisted on taking our ice chest, groceries, and suitcase up the steps and set them up for us. We so appreciated his helpfulness and his friendliness! He showed us everything and then gave us our privacy. This place is just a jewel, and we loved the outdoors as well. We spent long hours outside watching the birds and the deer. A doe lives nearby and came every day to browse. She brought a friend and their two spotted fawns one day! Unfortunately, she was very tame, and on the second day came up on the deck and ate every one of the flowers off the beautiful pink geranium!

We felt we could totally spend a whole summer there if we were a little younger! The only drawback we could see was the shortage of hot water in the master bathroom. I would suggest installing an instant hot water heater on that side of the house.. Other than that, everything was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great house and surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place all around! The only problem we found was that one of the "neighbors" apparently didn't like us fishing in the river and although we never got out onto the bank, I did not realize that homeowners actually "owned" the river. So...if you are going for fishing be careful. Other than that one issue this place was awesome and we will probably try and stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular. Peaceful. Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

If you want a place up in the mountains, a place where you can relax, an isolated retreat, then this is the place for you. The cabin was spacious, well equipped and inviting. We had a fire in the pit every night. We enjoyed long hikes with our dogs several times a day. The neighbors are friendly and very helpful. Marty, the maintenance man, was very nice and came by several times to make sure all was well. Looking forward to our return trip next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
172 Miles
Albuquerque International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in Red River
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Angel Fire
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
New Mexico 38
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several in Red River
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Red River
Car: necessary

This beautiful, yet comfortable mountain home is just a short distance (6-1/2 miles) from Red River, New Mexico. Red River, a popular ski and resort town, is located on the historic “Enchanted Circle.” As you drive southeast from Red River on Highway 578 you will find yourself surrounded by nature’s beauty at its best.

While staying in the area, you may want to take advantage of the many sporting and recreational activities close by, such as: fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and sightseeing. These can all be experienced by simply stepping out of the door of the cabin. Within a relatively short drive, you can go river rafting in the Rio Grande River or rock climbing in that same area. In the fall, plan on coming back to see some of the most spectacular colors in the nearby Aspen Groves. In the winter, you can choose from three nearby ski runs in Red River, Angle Fire and the World Class Taos Ski area.

Year around, in the Town of Red River, you can enjoy some of the best steaks you have ever tasted, as well as a wide array of other great Country Western cuisine and entertainment. It is recommended that you plan on shopping the many, unique gift shops and variety of other stores in Red River and Taos. Just outside of Taos, resides the largest surviving multi-storied Taos Pueblo in the United States, which is well worth the visit.

There are also many fine wineries in the nearby communities and many other fantastic places to explore and activities that you can participate in within the surrounding areas.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Taos Ski Valley, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Apr early May Special
7 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£659
for 3 nights
From
£166
£1,085
 
 
Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£771
for 3 nights
From
£204
£1,486
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£846
for 3 nights
From
£229
£1,550
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£933
for 3 nights
From
£258
£1,760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£728
for 3 nights
From
£190
£1,411
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £76.81
Cleaning Fee £77.59 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.59 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.12%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Dogs are to be kept in their own pet portable crate/kennel if trained to stay in one or in our outdoor, fenced kennel with a roof (provided next to cabin) when renters are away from the cabin.

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