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Spend the last week's of Summer in the High Desert! Clean air and cool nights

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bdr., 2 bathrm., Spanish style home with mountain, desert and canyon views.

This beautiful Spanish Mission style home, situated in Bent, New Mexico, between the towns of Tularosa and Ruidoso, is an outdoor person's paradise! Close to 2 major ski resorts, hiking trails, Casinos, History and so much more, The Mission at Round Mountain is located at the foot of the Sacramento mountains, with the perfect climate, year round. Views from it's expansive Master Bedroom deck are breathtaking, looking at Round Mountain and The White Sands National Monument. The Mission includes a two bedroom, 2 bath home, with a huge living area, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and 2 beautiful patios. There is a 1 car attached garage (other parking is available outside the home) that leads our guests into the beautiful Living Great Room, furnished with Southwest furnishings. A large Kiva style fireplace, TV w/DVD player are located in the Great Room. A fully equipped modern kitchen with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay, as well as a small compact washer/dryer combo for your convenience is situated downstairs, so all you will need are the groceries. The downstairs bedroom includes a Queen size bed with an on-suite bathroom, and a sitting area with a queen size sleeper/ sofa. A patio with a small table and chairs and a fire pit are only steps from the Queen Size Bedroom, downstairs, where you can enjoy your morning coffee or an adult beverage after a long day skiing, hunting, hiking or site seeing. A staircase, leads from this downstairs patio to the expansive deck on the second floor. A second, secluded patio is just steps from the Great Room, in front of The Mission. This is an excellent place to just sit, relax and unwind after an active day of enjoying whatever you enjoy, in the area.

Upstairs you'll find a large Master bedroom with a Queen size bed and an on-suite bathroom awaiting you. The Master Suite also has a sitting area with an overstuffed 2 person chair and TV, lots of storage and is furnished with beautiful art of the Southwest. Steps off of the Master Bedroom is an expansive deck, with a 6 person dining table and views you'll never forget of Nogal Canyon, Round Mountain itself, the Sacramento Mountains and beautiful, White Sands National Monument. Lounge chairs are provided so you can catch some rays or just simply sit and enjoy those beautiful views of the New Mexico sunrises and sunsets! We promise you'll never want to leave our home!

The Mission at Round Mountain includes these items with your rental: Central AC/Heat, Dinnerware, silverware, coffee, tea and powered creamer, in the kitchen, 2 TV'S - one with a DVD player, free WiFi which should help you with access to all your electrical devices. A compact washer/dryer combo is available on the downstairs level and laundry detergent/dryer sheets/fabric softener are provided for you to use as well. Housekeeping is completed before you arrive and after you leave. All sheets and towels are included in the rental agreement. This is a non-smoking, no pets allowed property.

We know that if you choose our property, you will want to return, as ALL of our visitors do and will tell your friends about this place of beauty, fun and relaxation. We look forward to your visit and will do everything in our power to make your visit to New Mexico and the Mission at Round Mountain, one you, your friends and family will never forget!!!!!

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Eugene/Andrea Taylor
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Eugene/Andrea Taylor

Eugene Taylor is a retired Postal Worker and his daughter Andrea Taylor, a retired Middle School teacher. Although Pennsylvania is our home, our second home is New Mexico. We both realize why it's called the Land of Enchantment and come back to The Mission at Round Mountain as often as possible. Growing up on the East Coast, we have traveled throughout the West but when we come to New Mexico, we feel as though we can relax, rejuvenate, get back to nature and just enjoy life.

Eugene/Andrea Taylor purchased this house in 2006

Why Eugene/Andrea Taylor chose Bent

A lifelong dream of Eugene's son, and Andrea's brother, was to have a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the East Coast and commune with Nature. Having traveled through New Mexico several times, he found the Tularosa Area to suit all his needs. Beautiful deserts, mountains, history and quiet, plus a climate that he just couldn't even describe. Sunshine 320 days a year, now that's what everyone would like to experience. So he bought a piece of land between Tularosa and Mescalero and began designing the home after a Spanish Mission. After his death, Eugene and Andrea decided to hold onto the property and continue to visit it, as often as possible. We just love New Mexico and are happy that we can now share it with others. We know that our place will bring solace to our guests after a long day of Hunting, Skiing, Hiking, Biking or just enjoying the many historical sites and Resort areas in the vicinity. This area of New Mexico has everything from outdoor activities, which are previously mentioned to Casinos, Spa Facilities and Weekly events, which will please anyone who visits it. This area also has the largest Elk Herd in New Mexico, so it's a hunters and outdoor paradise!!!

What makes this house unique

This home provides comfort while you enjoy it's unique, Spanish style living areas, sleeping areas and decor. It is a place of solitude, a place to relax and unwind at, a place to breathe in, breathe out. From being greeted by our caretakers, Robert and Fran, to it's unique Southwestern style, comfortable bedrooms, beautifully decorated Great room with Spanish style furnishings and a fireplace that you'll love; to beautiful patio sitting areas and a deck with a view you will never forget, this Spanish Mission home is a place to come back to, a place to enjoy, a place you'll never want to leave. While a wonderful place for Hunters and Skiers, it also is a place where families can relax and reconnect and romantic retreat for couples of any age. We just know that if you choose to stay at The Mission at Round Mountain, you will fall in love with New Mexico, just the way our entire family has.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bent in New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - single sink and luxury shower. Bathroom 2 (Master Bedroom) - double sinks with luxury shower. Both bathrooms will have ample towel, wash clothes and hand towels for your use, already placed in them, so no need to bring these.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have sitting areas, as well as ample space for storage. Sheets and all bedding are supplies and will be placed on the beds for you, so no need to bring anything for the bedroom. Our beds are made by the Denver Mattress Company and will give you the best nights sleep you've had in a long time. Bedroom 1 on the bottom floor, has an attached patio. Bedroom 2 upstairs (Master Bedroom) has an expansive deck area attached to it and a TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
With the cities of Ruidoso, Tularosa and Alamogordo, NM close by, spas, movie theaters and water sports are available close by. Several Casinos are in the area and the property is situated between two of the best ski areas in the Southwest: Ski Apache and Ski Cloudcroft. Hiking trails, bike trails, history and geographical marvels, are all in the area for the entire family to enjoy. This part of New Mexico also hosts the largest Elk Herd in the Southwest, so it is a Hunters' Paradise.


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Absolutely Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exceptional! Great place to rejuvenate the body and soul.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Andrea Taylor
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This property was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a ten day stay at "the Mission" and hated to leave. From the time we walked in the door we felt at home. Everything we needed to make our stay perfect was there waiting for us. Our favorite space was the upstairs deck - late afternoons were beautiful. The view to the west with views of White Sands and the mountains beyond were breathtaking. The comfy beds, quiet nights and mountain air made for restful sleep. We visit this area often and it was a special treat to stay in the middle of the area. It was a pleasure to meet the caretakers and appreciate all their help during our stay (minutes after our arrival the Soldier Canyon Fire broke out about 6 miles from the property and they made sure we knew how to get information regarding the fire and checked on us during the next few days). We have also enjoyed our chats with the property owners - maybe we will meet in New Mexico in the future. Thank you for sharing your very special "home away from home". We look forward to another stay soon.

R. James

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a true pleasure having the both of you staying at The Mission at Round Mountain in Bent, New Mexico !!!! From acalades about meeting you, from our caretakers to how lovingly you took care of our place, we are so happy to have wonderful renters like the both of you! We look forward to meeting you both, someday and also hope to have you back, sometime!! Thank you so much, for your wonderful review. Sincerely, Andrea Taylor
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winter sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

We came from Canada to escape the snow and choose this area because we had lived here before and love the sun and the desert and the moderate temperatures of the winter. We wanted a place in the country with privacy and views. The Mission is great. The house itself is amazing and the location peaceful. We enjoyed the sun! We are back to canadian dark and about 2 feet of snow after a month long stay. What really made this place superb is the caretakers and owners. They were so hospitable, welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and property. So far the nicest vacation rental we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

This home was a bit further out of Ruidoso but we’ll worth it. The caretakers were lovely and warm. The house was well equipped including firewood, coffee, drinking water. The pictures do it no justice and it even exceeded the expectations of my fancy wife and 2 daughters! My favorite part was taking a hike up the little hill just behind the house. We can’t wait to go back,

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear renters, Thank you so much for your wonderful Review!! We appreciated it and hope to see you and your family again! We love it when people enjoy the beauty of our home and even hike around it!! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us! Sincerely, Andrea,Taylor
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We stayed at The Mission for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen was fully equipped fo our meals and they even had the saucers for our day trip to White Sands Monument! Everything you could possibly need was provided! Thanks Andrea!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Margie! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself at The Mission at Round Mountain. We love having great renters, like you, that enjoy themselves while in New Mexico and appreciate our home. We hope you return some day! Sincerely, Andrea Taylor
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A special home with all kinds of character!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at The Mission. The home is well cared for and so interesting with all the furnishings and wall art and decor. We felt very safe and nestled into the mountains and beautiful scenery. Also, an easy location for sight seeing in Ruidoso, Cloudcroft and Alamogordo. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber and guest, Thank you for your wonderful review of our home. We loved having the both of you stay with us and welcome the time, that you return. It is our goal to have our renters love our home and then return, so we look forward to having you back! Again, thank you for your kind words. Sincerely, Andrea Taylor
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Nearest Airport
99 Miles
EL Paso International Airport - El Paso, TX
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Inn of the Mountain Gods - Mescalero, NM
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Inn of the Mountain Gods - Mescalero, NM
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Grill 49 - Tularosa, NM
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Apache - Ruidoso, NM
Car: necessary

Must see places within driving distance from The Mission at Round Mountain include: Inn of the Mountain Gods, Resort and Casino with 3 restaurants, a highly ranked golf course, excellent spa services available, water sports, zip lining, fishing, paddle boarding and one of the most beautiful hotels and casinos in New Mexico; 3 Rivers Petroglyph and Elk Hunting site (Home to the largest Elk Herd in New Mexico; Ski Apache with the best skiing in New Mexico with a new 1 1/2 hour Zip Line you'll never forget; Ski Cloudcroft ski area; White Sands National Monument; the town of Lincoln - Billy the Kid Country; the Ski Resort town of Ruidoso - top rated ski areas with shopping, horse back riding, rodeos, casinos, restaurants, arts and crafts festivals, Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Valley of Fire; the town of Alamogordo with it's Air and Space Museum, restaurants and Observatory; the town of Tularosa with it's history, wineries and Grill 49, Yum Yums and Casa de Suenos restaurants; the Mescalero Apache Reservation with seasonal tribal activities and a wonderful cultural center and of course the cities of Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Taos and Albuquerque and so much more. We have found that the Mission is a central retreat you come back to, after your visits to all of these previously mentioned attractions and cities. This is area of New Mexico has the LARGEST HERD of ELK in the area, so it's also a Hunter's Paradise!!! There is so much to see and experience in New Mexico, for the adventurer who doesn't mind driving a short distance to see them.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bent, USA

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £154.5
Refundable Damage Deposit £309

We like talking to our rental travelers, so please feel free to contact us (717) 507-4428 - Andrea Taylor) if you have any questions regarding the Rental fee, Cleaning fee or Refundable Security Deposit. As you will be meeting our caretakers in the town of Tularosa, NM before arriving at the property, we ask that you arrive at the local SUBWAY restaurant, parking area at 100 Central Ave., Tularosa, NM at 2 PM unless otherwise arranged with the owners. Robert and Fran will then escort you to The Mission at Round Mountain. You may want to do your grocery shopping before meeting Fran and Robert, as there is a 10 mile drive from Tularosa to The Mission at Round Mountain. The local grocery store, close to where you will meet Robert and Fran is the Lowes Grocery Store at 560 Central Avenue, Tularosa, NM. This is just a suggestion. Don't forget; coffee, coffee filters, 2 gallons of drinking water, powdered creamer, tea, artificial sweetner and sugar are provided for you, as well as laundry detergent, dish washing detergent and dishwasher detergent. Everything else is on you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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