Situated on two acres of the San Cristobal Creek valley, 15 miles north of Taos, 29 Spotted Owl offers a splendid setting at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Views to the east are of the alpine heart of the Taos Ski Valley, to the west of the Taos Plateau and high desert that surrounds the Rio Grande Gorge.
Spotted Owl is perfect for those wanting to combine the cultural and culinary pleasures of Taos and skiing in the Taos Ski Valley, which lies some 15 miles east, and world class hiking in the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, about 15 miles north. Lying within the boundaries of the Carson National Forest, the village of San Cristobal also offers a trailhead for a scenic hike into the Columbine Hondo Wilderness Study Area, which features some of the best hiking in the Sangre de Cristos.
The 1,052-square-foot adobe dwelling itself is nestled in a beautifully landscaped slice of the creek valley, just down the ridge line from the D.H. Lawrence Ranch, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Surrounded by sage brush and wildflowers in the spring and summer and snow pack in winter, Spotted Owl is an artfully appointed getaway for a couple or two wanting to drink in the ambiance of northern New Mexico in any season.
A central living, dining and kitchen area features a wood burning stove plus a kiva fire place to snuggle up to. An expanse of windows open to two walled courtyards and an open sitting area shaded in the spring and summer by the colorful foliage of native trees and the brilliant blooms of purple aster, hollyhocks, purple sage and many more. Each of the two bedrooms and baths, located on either side of the common area, includes a top quality king sized bed with all cotton sheets as well as cozy down comforters. Off of the southern patio, a courtyard has a two- person hot tub to soothe aching muscles and, on a clear night, offers a planetarium-like view of the starry sky, undiminished by the city lights of Taos.
Along with the landscaping and wood-burning stove, the passive solar design of the house- complete with thick adobe walls, heated Saltillo tile floors, ceiling fans and south-facing windows- ensures a cozy and comfortable retreat year-round.
high speed WiFi-- satellite TV ----Bose DVD player are included--- pull out trundle for extra person sleeps five