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Pacifico, your perfect Taos retreat.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Pacifico means peaceful and peace is just what you'll experience when you escape to this enchanted retreat. Pacifico is a serene adobe located in an unspoiled valley between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley. The home features wood lattila and viga ceilings, radiant heat saltillo tile floors and a classic kiva fireplace. Set on a full acre, with panoramic views of the southern Rocky Mountains, the grounds feature coyote fencing, stone patios, rock gardens and private hot tub for those cool Taos evenings.

The ever so comfortable interior invites relaxation with, cozy sofas, deluxe bedding, plush towels, and a well-appointed kitchen. This lovely home sleeps 6, with a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in the 2nd bedroom and a full size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Taos is a four-season paradise and Pacifico is an idyllic retreat, perfectly located just far enough from the crowds but offering easy access to all the area can offer. One visit and you will want to return again and again.

More Details

Property Manager
Randy Phillips
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Randy Phillips

When we married, we chose this area for our honeymoon because we both loved northern New Mexico. Throughout the years we explored the state particularly seeking all the Anazazi sites. Then we followed the Tony Hillerman novels visiting the places where Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee solved great crime mysteries. Several years ago while volunteering at Ghost Ranch, we decided that Taos represented the best of all of New Mexico’s charm. We took an afternoon to drive up and see what might be available to us as a vacation home and we actually found this house in less than two hours! Since then, Pacifico has been a great retreat for our family and friends.

We hope you enjoy all that Taos and Pacifico offer you. Please feel free to leave your comments and your name and email address if you want to receive our occasional updates on Taos and its events.

Why Randy Phillips chose El Prado

The solitude and the views!

What makes this house unique

Quiet dead end country road.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in El Prado in Taos County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have jetted tubs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master has a king bed, 2nd bedroom has a queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Pet Policy: Only small (under 30 lbs) dogs allowed. Pacifico welcomes small dogs as guests, too, once a pet deposit is received. We ask pet owners to be responsible for these conditions: 1. Taos county requires that dog owners use leashes when dogs are walked. Please be aware that we have coyotes as neighbors. Should you walk your dog early in the morning, you might encounter one. Having your dog on a leash protects both of you. 2. When you leave Pacifico, either take your pet with you or crate it. Dogs should never be left unattended in the house. 3. Your pet might enjoy the courtyard area when you are in the house. Unfortunately, we do have both coyotes and large dogs that occasionally roam our area in the day, and we have actually had a large dog leap over the courtyard wall. So, please be mindful of your pets when they are in the courtyard. Please “scoop the poop.”


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Pacifico, your perfect Taos retreat.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Cozy House and great views

  • 5 of 5

Location is great as it is next taos and near the highway to Taos Ski Valley. Very quiet neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! Five star accommodations. Instructions on how to use everything made it very easy

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

Really comfy house. Ideal family spot. The hot tub was a huge hit. El Prado is halfway between town and the ski resort, so a great trade-off.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great house looking at Taos Mountain. My family (3 of us) stayed here for a few days in Dec 2018 and it was the perfect place to enjoy both Taos and the Ski Valley. The house is very well kept and very comfortable. Would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay at this quiet setting and nicely furnished home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and owner was readily available to answer any questions about the accomdations via email or phone. Property is in a quiet setting and the home is nicely furnished. The home is well equipped for a relaxing time and cooking meals at home.

Plus, we loved the hot tub with the view of the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow, Better Than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome. Maybe the cleanest VRBO that I've rented yet. The location is great, the views incredible and the hot tub just what the doctor ordered after climbing Wheeler Peak, which you can stare at from the hot tub BTW :-)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. We are glad you liked it! It is very special to us also. We hope you come back in the future.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Santa Fe
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Taos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Taos Ski Valley
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.26
Pet Fee £25.99
Damage Deposit £111.39

Only small dogs are allowed. Two dog limit. No cats or other pets.

Manager'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.