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Winsor Castle and Ski Retreat! 15 min to Ski Lifts and 15 min to Taos Plaza

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious 3300 sq ft Passive Solar, 3 Large Bedrooms, 1 small bedroom with queen, 3 queen size beds, 1 king, and one full sleeper couch, 2 bathrooms, 2 walk in closets, Hot Tub, Steam Shower, Master bath with mountain views through tropical greenhouse, Large tropical indoor greenhouse off kitchen and living room, dish washer, washer and dryer, brand new refrigerator, viking range, high ceilings, radiant heat, passive solar is warm in winter, cool in summer, indoor and outdoor rock walls, terraced organic vegetable and flower gardens, Saltillo tile throughout, 2 brick and flagstone portals with unbelievable views, large shade trees, Photovoltaic solar panels on roof, 15 min to ski lifts, 15 min to plaza. All wheel drive recomended for inexperienced winter drivers during ski season.


Owner
Ron Winsor
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
7 July, 2017

About Ron Winsor

I've lived in Taos for 35 years. Avid outdoorsmen, expert skier (private lessons and TSV mountain guiding available upon request), ultralight pilot, and am offering sunrise flights out over the Taos Gorge and Tres Piedras. Love to meet new people. The house I live in is close by, a few hundred yards away and I will be available for anything you might need during your stay.

Why Ron Winsor chose New Mexico

Designed and built this home in 2004-05. Passive solar house will keep you cozy throughout the day without having to blast the heat!!

Warm in the winter, extremely cool and well ventilated in the summer with large shade trees.

What makes this house unique

IN floorheating will keep your toes warm throughout the house.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Valdez in Taos County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 4th bedroom is rather small with q bed, shelves,reading lights,dresser. Close proximity to master bedroom but all interior walls are sound proofed with double hung, stagered2x4 walls with insulation. Master bedroom is 20x20 with mountain views from king bed. and walk in closet. Back bedroom,with sliding door to large south west patio is 17x17', with2nd TV and remote,. couch and queen bed.Third br off great room with sliding glass door to yard,15x18' with walk in coset and queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Winsor Castle and Ski Retreat! 15 min to Ski Lifts and 15 min to Taos Plaza
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Spacious retreat in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My party (3 couples, 4 children, and 2 infants) stayed at Winsor Castle for two nights. The house is quite unique, with a large indoor greenhouse, a beautiful master suite with a tub boasting views of the mountains, and an encircling grass yard with tons of lovely porch seating. After exploring the house and running barefoot through the grass (a rare experience for us Albuquerque residents) my daughter told me "this is the best day of my life." The owner Ron was wonderful and attentive to our needs. This property was a perfect fit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My family of four and another family of three stayed at Winsor Castle over Spring Break 2017. The house and the view is absolutely magnificent. It is nicely accommodated with soft beds, lovely bathrooms and even a basket full of towels for drying off after soaking in the hot tub. The fourth bedroom is directly off the master bedroom through french doors (and was quite small) but it was perfect for our 7-year-old daughter. There are some neat trails to hike right up the hill from the house...get ready for some spectacular views. We even heard coyotes howling on one of the four nights we were there. It was pretty neat coming from the hustle and bustle of a big city. The closest good grocery store is in Taos which is about 15 minutes away. We did loose water pressure one night but since Ron lives right up the road he immediately fixed the problem and even stayed to chat with us for a while and make sure everything was going well. Very nice man.

The only thing I will caution people about is the final turn up the house. Ron's directions are perfect EXCEPT that the sign that reads "41" is almost impossible to see and if you miss it you're up a creek since there's no cell service. The sign you need to look for are on what looks like a white mailbox post with the numbers "29". That's where you turn up a steep hill. The weather was beautiful and warm while we were there but I imagine you would need a 4x4 to get up the hill in icy conditions.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Place to stay! We had four adults and four children and had plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent pow weekend at Ron'sTaos house

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this house is incredible. Came up to Taos to ski for the weekend with a few close friends and I could not have found a better spot. Plenty of room for family and friends to chill out and there was no shortage of places to sleep. Hot tub out back was clutch after a long day on the slopes and had great views of the valley. Ron provided excellent directions to the house since Google maps falls a little short. He also remained available to answer questions, help us get settled, and take care of small problems i.e. fixed the well pump to the house after it stopped working overnight. Ron's a great guy and I recommend looking into this place for anybody wanting an excellent time in Taos.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Winsor Castle!! Beautiful views and a beautiful home. Our family will forever cherish the memories we made skiing Taos Valley and staying at Winsor Castle!

Thanks Ron,

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene

  • 5 of 5

Nice location. Directions were tough to follow but Ron was kind enough to escort us. Nicely decorated. We all enjoyed it! Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Robert for choosing the Castle for your winter gettaway! Come on back anytime. I'm glad you had a good time.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Taos Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sabroso, Taos Cow, Love Apple, Medley, Common Fire
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

Within walking distance to Lobo Peak and many miles of hiking and biking trails. Trout fishing within a half mile in the Arroyo Hondo River. 1 close neighbor within 1/8 of a mile, the village of Valdez. VERY private residence, in upscale neighborhood/road. Great relationship with the locals for more than 20 years. You will have keys but we haven't locked a door on this road in 20 years. All wheel drive recomended for inexperienced winter drivers during ski season.

Local fruits and vegetables grown on property and available to eat when in season.

Valdez NM is 3 miles from Arroyo Seco on the way to Taos Ski Vally.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Valdez, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer spring fall
4 Apr 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£846
for 2 nights
From
£346
£2,308
£6,463
 
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£3,155
for 6 nights
From
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £230.82
Cleaning £153.88

No Tobacco Use in the House. Pet Fee is $20.00 per day.

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.
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