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Up to 4 guests sleep in this cabin located 6.5 miles from Taos, close to skiing.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect retreat

Cabin has open floor plan with queen futon, TV, phone, Internet with WiFi. Full, well stocked kitchen inc. dishwasher & microwave. Large full bath with w/d. Large upstairs sunlit bedroom with queen bed with a small office area for those on a working vacation. Surrounded by mountain views, guests have easy access to highway and local amenities. Relax with a good book in the bedroom easy chair, work on your next novel at the desk in front of the large window, or watch your favorite show in the living area. Invite your friends for a meal you prepared in the well-planned kitchen or grilled on the charcoal grill. An outdoor eating and sitting area has been provided under the large apricot tree.


Owner
Claude Bodson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Claude Bodson

The property on which the Cottage is located was purchased by my parents in 1973. They proceeded to build the main house on the property during 5 subsequent summers with help from friends and children, eventually retiring here in 1978. At that time, the house was habitable but not finished. My father's hobby was wood working and my mother's was gardening. I am the eldest of 3 children. The property is now co-owned with my sister and nephew. Our brother has sadly has passed away. I chose to make Taos my home and now am the property manager. I live in Taos, 10 minutes away from the Cottage.

Claude Bodson purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Claude Bodson chose Taos

My parents came to Taos searching for a place to retire after years of teaching in Ohio. When they saw this property, they made an offer on the land immediately. The land was unimproved but had many beautiful trees and the Rio de Don Fernando running through it. Coming from Europe (Belgium to be exact), they saw the value and potential of the property. My father, and architect's son, immediately went to work drawing up house plans. Before returning to Ohio at the end of the summer, the basement had been excavated, cinder block walls were put up, and the cement slab was poured. Not afraid of manual labor, they did a lot of the work themselves. The building of the house continued over several summers and they finally moved here permanently in 1978. At that time, the house was heated with wood. The Cottage started as the wood shed, built partially with the remaining logs from the house building. Those log walls are still visible as outside walls and inside in the stair well. The area over the wood stack which is now the bedroom was originally built as a lumber drying room. Remember, a wood worker needs lumber for his craft. The lumber he used to make furniture came from various locations including some black walnut from the property in Ohio!! The building went through many changes over the years and finally became the Cottage as you see it currently in 2004. The work was done by a local general contractor and myself with the help of a plumber and electrician.

What makes this cottage unique

In my mind, the benefits of this location location! Close to Taos, it is easy to zip into town for groceries, a movie, or a good restaurant. The clean air and sunshine are a definite draw, the night skies are awesome and on occasion you really can see the Milky Way. The tall cottonwood trees and majestic pines offer homes to many birds and small mammals. On occasion, a bear has been seen lumbering down from the mountain on its way to the river. Coyotes roam the hills and can be heard regularly and occasionally seen. In other words, it is a nature-lover's paradise.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Taos in Taos County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combination, comfortable vanity, tiled floor. This is also laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large room (15x17), good sized closet, writing desk
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa sleeper opens to double bed is located in living area
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Up to 4 guests sleep in this cabin located 6.5 miles from Taos, close to skiing.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We love the cottage! We have stayed here 3 times so far, and really enjoy the

peace & quiet neighborhood. Close enough to town & the plaza - just far enough

away ;-) Claude is an excellent landlord, the house is always very clean and inviting.

We shall return again when New Mexico calls again ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! D,J, & B, you are always welcome anytime. It is always a pleasure being your hostess.
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A wonderful birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay. This was my girlfriends first time staying in the country and now she wants to do it all the time. The house was very clean and I quiet. I hope to stay there again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the affirmation! Even as the property owner, I never get tired of the house and location, it is magical. I can appreciate your girlfriend's point of view, there is nothing more healing and soothing than a beautiful locale, gorgeous skies, and the breeze blowing in the trees. Thank you for choosing the Cottage; and, yes, you are welcome anytime it is available!!
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A great one we loved

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful experience,lovely neighbor s,we love the cottage,thanks a million we are looking forward to staying again, jose & sonia torres.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and nicely furnished. The house had everything needed for a short stay - even some fruit, tea, and coffee which we weren't expecting! We enjoyed the few days at the house - it always felt like "coming home" and the end of our outings hiking or sightseeing. We would like to rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you felt "at home" in the Cottage. Your review of the property will help potential guests decide whether they want to make this location their home-away-from-home. Thank you, and I hope to host another stay for you in the future!
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Perfect location! Close to Downtown and Anglefire.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with a cozy atmosphere and beautiful greenery.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words re. the Cottage. Reviews help potential guests decide whether they want to stay here. Hope to see you again in the future.
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A Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay in this lovely cottage and each visit is better than the last! Claude is a phenomenal hostess. Her warmth and generosity shines through every detail. The cottage is the perfect size for our family. It's far enough away from town to serve as a quiet retreat yet close enough to enjoy the many local attractions Taos has to offer. Thank you, Claude! We hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
In town
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US 64
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
In town
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary

For you hikers, there is a wonderful area approximately 30 miles from the Cottage called the Rio Grande Wild Rivers area. There are several trails going from the rim to the river, one of which goes to the junction of the Red River and the Rio Grande. These trails are for hikers of medium ability. You might see bald eagles while down there...there are several nests in the area. Another interesting animal we have spied down by the Rio are river otters as well as many different types of birds besides the eagles. Look for the petroglyphs while there. Be sure to take plenty of water and a picnic would be enjoyable at the river side, perhaps while sitting on one of the very large basalt boulders.

Skier? The Cottage is located within 20 to 30 miles of several ski areas; Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire Ski Resort, Red River Ski Area, and Sipapu.

For those of us who like cross-country skiing, there are developed areas in Red River, and along US 518 as well as many trails in the Carson National Forest.

Of course, if you are an art enthusiast and/or collector, there are many fine galleries and several museums. Be sure to call the local fire station and ask to see their collection!!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Taos, 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
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£202
for 2 nights
From
£101
£526
£1,214
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £112.65
Pet Fee £18.77
Tax Rate 7.8%

$25.00 non-refundable pet deposit is per pet. It is requested that pets be crated any time they are left alone in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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