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On the Rio Grande River!! Rinconada Rio Grande Retreat

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

From the moment you see the Rio Grande River from our Great Room you know that your Rio Grande Retreat experience will be very special. Our house is located just 20 minutes south of Taos in the village of Rinconada situated in the heart of northern New Mexico, between Taos and Santa Fe, right on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Whether you visit in the spring when thousands of flowers are in bloom, the summer when our orchard is producing a variety of delicious fruit, the fall when giant cottonwoods are ablaze with color, or the winter with the opportunity to ski at five different ski areas within an hour's travel time, all four seasons will be memorable.

With over three acres of grounds, your Rio Grande Retreat provides all the privacy you will ever desire. The ample and well-maintained gardens and fruit orchards enhance the natural beauty of the red sandstone vistas to the south and the fertile tree-lined banks of the Rio Grande River to the north.

Welcome to our 3400-square-foot, authentic, New Mexico, territorial-style home! It is ideal for a romantic getaway for two and comfortably accommodates six people in our three plus one bedrooms. Your Rinconada Retreat experience begins in the exterior courtyard with an outdoor sofa and chairs. It is the perfect place for sun-filled conversations or bird watching!

Great Room: The 900-square-foot great room with vaulted ceilings will most likely be the focal point of your indoor activities. An oversized leather sofa plus a reclining loveseat face the rosewood armoire that holds a 36-inch TV. We have Direct TV with over 100 -channels. Another area of the great room features a large, natural gas, kiva fireplace.

Kitchen: Our extra-large kitchen is part of the great room and is fully equipped with Jenn-air gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with chilled water and dishwasher. There is a microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven, as well as fun extras such as a Belgium waffle maker and a fruit juicer. A teak kitchen table and chairs provide for informal dining or playing cards.

Dining Room: The separate dining room has the ambiance of a historic Mexican hacienda with a fabulous nine-foot long mesquite table made from an antique Mexican door and surrounded by six hand-crafted, wood and leather chairs. A rustic sofa table adorned with authentic Mexican retablos and a beautifully laid brick floor with radiant heating complete the historic mood of this distinctive room.

Three Bedrooms: The huge master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and soothing views of the Rio Grande River. Two of our bedrooms have king-sized beds and one has twin beds. Each room has luxurious linens and southwestern-style furniture.

Bathrooms: There are three bathrooms - two full and one powder room. The master bathroom has two Mexican sinks, extra-tall counters, and a walk-in shower.

Studio: You can use the studio/workshop to create the art or craft projects that New Mexico always inspires. Or, you can use the space for extra sleeping.

Hot Tub: Watch the Rio Grande while relaxing in a large, Hot Springs hot tub that sits in the screened-in porch just off the great room.

Extras: Hair dryers, washer/dryer, dishwasher, iron, ironing board, and first-aid kit.

OUTDOOR AMENITIES:

* Rio Grande River - Our home has a large, private, river-front area (it changes with each rain). Imagine fishing for trout on your own secluded beach!

* Gazebo - Enjoy outdoor dining on the river's edge in the kiva-style gazebo with large picnic table.

* Firepit - The firepit is down by the river and has an electric rotisserie spit that is wonderful for barbecuing or smoking meat. Chairs and sitting logs provide plenty of comfort for night time camp fires with an unparalleled view of the brightest star-scape in the United States.

* Orchard - The orchard features three kinds of apples, two types of pears, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and two types of walnuts, and table grapes. You are invited to pick some fruit for your use while staying at the retreat.

OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES:

* It is all about art (and shopping) - You are just 50 minutes from Santa Fe's world-famous art galleries, museums, shopping, and gourmet or casual restaurants. Santa Fe is third worldwide for art sales, behind only New York and London. Taos, just 20 minutes away, also has top-notch art galleries, with a more laid-back environment.

* Dining - We can recommend some restaurants for unforgettable dining experiences.

* Hiking - Hiking opportunities abound right out the front door with BLM lands bordering two sides of the property. Additionally, the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge (and latest National Monument, Rio Grande Norte) is situated several miles to the north and has a number of well-maintained hiking trails.

* Skiing - Taos, Santa Fe, Sipapu, Angel Fire, and Pajarito.

* Fishing - Just walk out the backdoor and cast away!

* Gambling - Enjoy gambling? Several, mid-sized, well-appointed casinos can be found within a half-hours drive.

* Golfing - There are a number of excellent golf courses within a 45-minute drive.

* Studio Tours - Northern New Mexico is famous for its studio tours at which you can visit the studios of local artists, and, if inclined, buy their unique pieces. Besides Rinconada which has a number of galleries, two of the best studio tour events are in our neighboring communities of Pilar and Dixon.

* Exploring - Albuquerque is Georgia O'Keefe country, Chimayo is home to the world-class Ortega weaving studio, Chimayo's church was made famous by Ansel Adams and has sacred dirt, believed to help heal illness and injuries.

* Rafting - Rafting is available from a number of nearby well-established outfitters.

No pets or smoking please.

So, indoors or out, we have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in the Land of Enchantment.

More Details

Owner
Christopher Herald
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming

Reviews

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On the Rio Grande River!! Rinconada Rio Grande Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6. Our kids are 8-14. Every one of our kids loved our trip. The drive from Dallas/fw was not bad at all. We took some fishing gear and bathing suits. It rained a few days, so the riverbank and arroyo changed daily. It made it nice because there was something new to wake up to everyday. Our kids used rocks to build dams, swam in the water, caught fish, searched for animal tracks, enjoyed the fire pit, and used the hot tub every night before bed. We took a few day trips including: santa fe, red river, and Taos. They are all close enough for day trips without exhausting the kids. The next time we come we will try the water sports just up the road. The house was immaculate. This is really important to me when traveling (germaphobe). We met the housekeeper and groundskeeper. They were both so sweet, helpful, and friendly. We were a little concerned about the sleeping arrangements because we have 3 girls and one boy. We were not sure where the boy would sleep ( he doesn't like to share a room with girls). There is an bonus room ( not pictured) with a Murphy bed. It was the perfect rustic area for him! I am a picky traveler and there is not one thing I would have changed. Thank you for sharing your home and we will be returning!!! One thing travelers should know: the pictures listed here do NOT do it justice. It's beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nat: Thanks for the kind review. Although our home is rented by a wide variety of guest groups - families, friends and couples, I always enjoy hearing how much fun the kids have at our house. They just love exploring the local area, playing in the river, searching for rocks in the dry arroyo, and interesting hikes in all directions from the house. During our ten+ years of renting our house on VRBO, we had two different repeat family groups that relayed the same story. The parents gave their kids the choice of going to Disney World or back to our Rinconada Rio Grande Retreat, and they chose Rinconada!! I find that amazing in this day and age, but it gives us great joy to help provide such a special experience to the youngsters. Thanks again Nat for your review.
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5

So relaxing and close to the river!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about your property! It was spacious, close to the river and had everything we needed. Our family of 6 had a fantastic time. Thank you for thinking of everything!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brittany for your kind review. We are always happy when a family visits and all had a great time!! There is something to enjoy for all age levels. Kids seem to particularly like exploring the area for hidden outdoors adventures.
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and convenient

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rene - we couldn't agree more. Taos, Santa Fe and the Rio Grande River provide a perfect retreat.
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5

Incredible Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed June 13-17th 2017. The backyard and the river were awesome! Snowmelt had the river really flowing too swift to swim in but we still waded in a little. Kayaked from the County Line boat ramp just North of the house down to the bridge 2 miles below the house, 3 miles total. Only took 20 minutes with the current! The owner is super nice as well. I will be back.

Jody Brown, Midland Texas

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much appreciate your your visit to our Rinconada Rio Grande Retreat and are delighted to here you will be returning - you're always welcome there. Chris
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5

Colorado and Kansas Family

  • 5 of 5

MY husband, myself, my brother and our mother stayed in this wonderful home for 5 nights. We've stayed in many VRBOs over the years and this one is by far our favorite. The pictures and description cannot do it justice. It is larger than one thinks and very well laid out. We enjoyed setting by the river. My mother, who turned 90 while we were there, especially enjoyed the screened in patio. She spent many hours out there enjoying the scenery and reading her favorite books.

The kitchen is very well equipped which made meal preparation easy. The home is well supplied with towels, washcloths, etc.

Enjoyed breakfast in Dixon at Zuly's. The food and service were equally good.

Would we stay here again, you bet. Hope to celebrate our mother's 91st there.

New Mexico is a great place to visit with many things to see and do!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation and weddng

  • 5 of 5

Our son had his wedding about 5 miles from the river house also on the river, so this was very convenient for us to go back and forth to the wedding venue. My family of 8 stayed here for a week and enjoyed every minute of it. The house is gorgeous and spacious. We loved eating dinner around the huge dining room table together and all of the kitchen supplies. The master bedroom was a real retreat and the other bedrooms were great for our kids. It would have been nice to have a futon in the studio for extra sleeping but we made due with an air mattress. We really made use of the hot tub. We really used the outside facilities. We loved sitting by the river and the boys loved playing in the sand. We had a picnic lunch out there one day , but were disappointed that we couldn't get the grill to work. We also had great family times sitting by the fire pit and hiking along the arroyo. We were able to do some tourist activities that were close like visiting Sante Fe and Taos and river rafting. It was a great vacation that went along with a great event for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices for this holiday house in Embudo, USA

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.01
Damage Deposit £185.02

Cleaning Fee is $100. Rates are subject to change prior to reservation confirmation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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