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Palacio De Milagros (Palace Of Miracles)

Bedrooms 5
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Live Large In This Stunning 7000 Sq Ft Adobe, 7 Fireplaces, Vigas & Beams

According to legend, the Palacio was originally a stop on the Military Line of the Pony Express, then re-built as an Art Gallery. It is now Converted to a Getaway For Groups that want LOTS of elbow room in a sprawling 7000 square feet. The South Gallery is 34 feet long, the Main gallery even larger. There is the Palacio (main house), the Casita (guest house), Seven (7) fireplaces, and five(5) courtyards.

Send the kids to the North Gallery / Bunk Room and they will be in a world of their own, all the way across the Main Gallery. The Master Bedroom has its own fireplace and lounge, which is larger than most living rooms at 20 x 20.

The Dining Room has its own fireplace for cozy meals, or just to gather. The Pantry can handle meal preparation for large groups, and serves out to the Dining room. The eat-in Kitchen has room to serve an informal meal and its own fireplace.

The Guest House has its own bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace, living, study and bedroom. It is separately entered across the inner courtyard from the main house.

There is no other house like it in Taos. The Palacio is conveniently located near Arroyo Seco on the paved and plowed Ski Valley Road. Beds, futons and couches sleep 20 or more. With the optional Guest House, a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 baths will accommodate a large party; the guest house alone is sufficient for a small family or couple.

ABOUT PETS-- We are making the Palacio open to pets, but pet owners must be responsible. Pets are allowed in designated areas and are NOT ALLOWED on furniture, rugs or carpets. The pet fee is $300, but $250 will be refunded if the housekeeper confirms there are no pet damage or pet hairs left behind.

NOTE: The Palacio is mostly located on one ground floor, but includes numerous "changes of level" (also known as "steps") when passing from room to room. Please be alert and aware, and step up or down when passing a change of level. See, for example, the photo of the Foyer, which looks out over the Main Gallery below.

More Details

Lincoln B Quintana
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Lincoln B Quintana

Only a miracle (combined with a lot of elbow grease) made it possible for us to own the Palacio. As shown in this picture, we have re-plumbed and massively renovated the property. I'm good with a pick and shovel and my wife has good taste and knows southwest art and design. We are committed to making the Palacio a place where guests can find their own miracles.

Lincoln B Quintana purchased this house in 2015

Why Lincoln B Quintana chose New Mexico

The Palacio was originally built by an artist who was also a contractor and a pilot. It was his gallery. It adjoins the Taos Indian Reservation lands and stands in the lee of El Salto and the "Magic Mountain". Now we are remaking it into a place where groups can spend a few days, a week or a month taking in the magic of Taos. The main house has beds and bedrooms for 13 and sleeping room for up to 20. The separate guest house has its own bathroom, kitchenette, bedroom and study with sleeping space for another 6 people. The guest house is available at a discount to guests in the main house, or at a reduced first-season rate to smaller parties.

What makes this house unique

Beams, latillas, woodwork, adobe and plaster all set the stage for the quintessential Taos experience, but the huge rooms give the Palacio a magnificence that is not found elsewhere. The building makes me feel expansive and lets my mind roam. Bring your art or music and be creative here. Or sit back and enjoy life in a palatial space.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , The Master Tub is an oversize sunken tub with shower
    Kitchen Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The Kitchen Bath serves the main house
    West Bath - Shower Enclosure , The West Bath accesed from West Bed opens to West Courtyard
    Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest Bath serves the separate Guest House
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • West Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , West Bedroom has its own fireplace and separate bathroom
    North Gallery - 4 Bunk Bed , North Gallery is a bunk room for kids or kid-ish grownups
    East Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , East Bed shares space and bath with North Gallery
    South Gallery - 3 Sofa bed/Futon , The South Gallery contains 3 queen size sofa-futons
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom and Lounge can a large suite with Fireplace
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The Guest Bedroom Has its own kitchenette and bathroom
    Library / Master Lounge - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Lounge has 2 Futons connected to Master Bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Palacio's Masseuse is an experienced certified professional masseuse who can arrange house calls and has a studio nearby.


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Palacio De Milagros (Palace Of Miracles)
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

A Palace of Miracles!

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion of 14 spent an amazing week at the Palace of Miracles. The sprawling adobe house is intriguing, and so much fun to explore. We spent our first few hours exploring the house and property. There was plenty of room to spread out, with many sitting and dining areas. The ping pong table was a hit with all ages, as well as the library stocked with books, games, DVD's, and old VHS movies. We enjoyed fixing large family meals in the well stocked kitchen, and cooking hotdogs and s'mores over the fire pit in the shadow of the mountain. Renting the additional guest house was a bonus, and well worth the extra cost. It gave us an additional bedroom with 3 beds, living room, dining/kitchen area, and restroom. The view from the tower in the guest house incredible. Linc was very attentive to our needs and made us feel welcome. The house is conveniently located with easy access to Taos, the Taos Pueblo, the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge, and to the mountains. The house and surrounding area provide much to explore. We are looking forward to our next adventure at the Palace of Miracles!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazingly large house with lots of space to spread out but still seem connected

  • 5 of 5

All 19 of us had a great time at the palace of miracles. plenty of floor space, bedrooms and bathrooms. large kitchen with lots of pantry space for food. We put the two tables together and had family dinners together. the ping pong table was a hit with everyone along with the hot tub. location was great. 5/6 miles to town for food and shopping. The mountair view and crisp air was a much needed change from oklahoma. Close to a lot of other towns besides taos. thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us, lincoln was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a fantastic location for a large group to come together and enjoy northern New Mexico.

  • 5 of 5

Big house just north of Taos with a well supplied kitchen and large comfortable sleeping areas. Great access to town, hiking at the ski basin, trips to the Rio Grande, and tours of the Pueblo and other local attractions. Great for families with children, can entertain large groups here easily, lots is space inside and outside on the portals. If you are looking for a true experience of Northern New Mexico living this old Adobe hacienda

Is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good size home for the price.

  • 4 of 5

My family visited Taos for a family vacation and Whitewater rafting. This is a great place for a large family. Reasonable rates for the size of the home.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My husband and I are Colorado natives

There are no words to describe the beauty, uniqueness and grandness of this home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the house is beautiful and enormous! If you're looking for a quintessential Taos experience - this house is for you. It is gorgeous, well appointed, quiet and peaceful and the owner, Lincoln, was fantastic! We highly recommend this home and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our Seniors High School trip.

  • 5 of 5

With 21 people, it is difficult to find the perfect spot. Very spacious with plenty of room to spread out, play games, play ping-pong (the favorite of the week), and more. Seven young men and twelve young ladies were able to fit in the main house, while myself and one other chaperone stayed in the Casita. Included all amenities one could think of, even a grill for our cookout. Lincoln, the owner, was extremely hospitable and accommodating. Contacted us the evening we checked in to make sure all was okay and asked if we needed anything. A very quaint, traditional New Mexico home, takes one back in time to living in Spain as a little girl. Our group enjoyed El Palacio...I personally will be returning with my family as time permits.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Taos County
Nearest Train
77 Miles
Road Runner, Santa Fe
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
888 Miles
San Diego
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in El Prado, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Cool Summer Special
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Discount Pre-Season
6 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Turkey Special
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas Present Discount
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Break
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £96.95
Additional Guest Fee £7.76 per person per night
Pet Fee £232.68
Damage Insurance £45.76
Damage Deposit £387.8

GUEST HOUSE Note: The optional Guest House is available for $100 PER NIGHT for main house guests, reduced from the regular rate of $150 per night. To book it, or to book only the Guest House, contact Linc by email or phone. If you aren't booking the guest house, notify Linc and the guest house charges will be deleted.
PET NOTE: A $250 portion of the pet fee will be refunded if the pets do not cause damage and leave no pet hairs behind for the housekeeper, resulting in pet charge of only $50.

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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