Large sectional sofa with room for everyone
Beautiful Private Luxury Home
Hosted by Lynne
Lynne is the host.
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
3 baths
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Beautiful large home on seven acres with a river and lake. Breathtaking views of Taos Mountain and the Picuris Range. Custom built expansive home can accommodate 8+.

The space

Our home is truly a paradise. This beautiful, large (3000+ sqft) home boasts a professional chef's kitchen and first class design. This custom built home makes the best of indoor outdoor living on a seven acre estate featuring the Little Rio Grande river running through the lower acreage and a stunning underwater spring fed lake. Portals facing every direction afford breathtaking views of Taos Mountain and the Picuris Range. There is a Sauna and Steam shower. Relax with room for everyone in this expansive home with three bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms, powder room and third shower. American Leather queen sofa in the den for additional sleepers.

Guest access

The entire house and acreage is yours to enjoy.

Interaction with guests

We are always a call away at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) to help and want your stay to be comfortable and easy. Our caretaker, Jackie lives nearby and is available quickly and easily if needed at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Other things to note

Greene/Gloeckler Family Favorites for TAOS

Groceries
We grocery shop at Smiths (south of the town plaza) Look for their “health food” section
We also love CIDs an all organic coop - but expensive (northside)
There is a serious health food grocery, Taos Market, open on Sunday when CIDs is closed next to the Taos Diner on the northside. They make homemade gluten free breads.

Restaurants
Taos Diner - great breakfast (northside better than southside)
El Gamal - breakfast ot lunch (west of the plaza)
Five Star Burgers - Bison burger, green chili fries, good happy hour (southside)
Lamberts - dining room is upscale good food.  We like to eat in the bar where the ambiance is lovely. Best tequilas! Lunch outside in the courtyard. (end of Bent Street) 
Ranchos Plaza Grill - best Mexican (Ranchos Church Plaza)
Sol Food Natural Market and Cafe  (Arroyo Seco)
World Cup - best coffee (east end of plaza)
Love Apple - intimate setting, good food (northside)
Guadalajara Grill - cheap decent Mexican - try the shrimp quesadilles (North and southside)
Outback Pizza - favorite huge salad. Pizza is ok (northside)
Eske's has good beer and green chile stew.
La Cueva just off the plaza – Mexican
Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco for ice cream
Sushi ala Hattori - decent Japanese (far northside in Overland Sheep Plaza)
Friends recommend Matyrs on the Paseo for lunch and Gutiz (northside) for brunch/lunch and Medley on Rte 150 for upscale.

Shopping
Bent Street and John Dunn Shops - Common Thread has beautiful textiles, Steppin Out has women's shoes and clothes, 
Plaza and surrounding streets - Spotted Cow has women’s clothes, Sam’s has women’s clothes, Nambe... stores on the plaza are pretty touristy. wandering around there are some fun gift stores. 
Ranchos de Taos Plaza  - say HI to Marie at Velvet and Horns and tell her we sent you. 

Yoga
We go to Shree Yoga south of the plaza

Hikes
Ski Valley to Williams Lake, or Yerba, Italianos and Gavilan trails off Ski Valley Road
In town Divisadero Trail
Gorge Bridge hike northwest on Hwy 64 to Gorge Bridge and the trail along the west rim
Valley Overlook Trail south of town west btw mile marker 35 & 36. TCan continue into the Gorge on. There is anew set of trails south near here, one is the Traders Trail.
Mabel Dodge Luhan property
Trail to Stagecoach Hot Springs - many petroglyphs

Museums
They are all very good and worth a trip. 
I like the calm of the Fechin House - the rooms and furniture and taos artists
Millicent Rogers jewelry is amazing
Hacienda de Los Martinez is interesting and rustic, nice sense of history
Kit Carson Museum is hokey and kitsch but worth one visit
Harwood is wonderful and more modern art
Blumenshein is also lovely 

A few thoughts on the Taos Pueblo: It is certainly worth a visit. Feast days are a special time. It is the oldest continually inhabited place in the United States. The Taos (or Tiwa) are the only Native Americans that were not moved from their land to a reservation. Consider that they have been living here far longer than any colony on the east coast. Some find it depressed. Read Blood and Thunder, by Hampton Sides.

Best of all is to sit on our portal (covered porch) overlooking the lake and pond and facing Taos Mountain and just watch the sky go by. You can walk down to the river and cross it onto the island and eventually get to the beaver dams at the edge of our property. 

Night Life
We are not really night life folks, but many go to the Taos Brewery for music or Taos Inn for music. Definitely get the Taos Weekly Newspaper and read the section that details everything by day that is happening that week. There are fantastic lectures, art shows, movies at TCA, poetry and book readings, outstanding music.... 

Day trips
Spend the day in Santa Fe on the way to or from the airport. Best restaurant by far is Pasquales
Drive the Turquoise Trail through Madrid on the way from ABQ to Santa Fe (cute mining town for shopping ad lunch) Make a stop at the Sculpture Garden walk north of Madrid in Cerillos
High Road to Taos drive, all kinds of places to stop and shop plus the Chimayo Church 
Ojo Caliente is a unique spa with seven different types of water to soak in,a beautiful place to hike, and the food is good. Here is the link (URL HIDDEN)
Enchanted Circle drive 
High Road Artist studios and lunch at Sugar Nymphs
Bandolier - very good hike to the native cliff dwellings - beautiful site
Great Sand Dunes - so cool! 
Mushrooming in the Ski Valley
Late summer and fall - raspberry picking at Salman Raspberry Farm, Mora

Skiing
Taos Ski Valley etc etc etc
Cross country skiing Red River and Amole Canyon off 518

Swimming spots and natural hot springs
Stagecoach hot springs 
Dunn Bridge hot springs 
Jimenez hot springs 
Dunn Bridge swimming in the Rio Grande
Rio Grande Gorge Vistors Center take a right to the swimming in the Rio Grande

Reading List
Winter in Taos & Edge of the Taos Desert, Mabel Dodge Luhan
The Milagro Beanfield Wars, John Nichols
When Mountains Die, John Nichols
Death Comes to the Archbishop, Willa Cather 
Blood and Thunder, by Hampton Sides.
D.H. Lawrence, Frieda Lawrence, Georgia O’Keefe, the list of famous authors and artists in Taos is endless...
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Business travel
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Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Wheelchair accessible
Spa

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

TAOS HAUS INFORMATION
You are responsible for any damage or misuse during your stay. Please read the instruction and be certain you are using the house properly and safely at all times.

How to contact us:
Lynne Greene (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (PST)

How to check in:
Contact Caly Jahrmarkt at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Caly lives in our guesthouse. She will meet you at the house to give you keys and show you around. Please phone her and tell her your estimated arrival time. She can also leave a key for you.

How to check out: Leave the keys on the kitchen island counter and phone Caly that you are leaving.

If there is a concern, complaint or need: Call us at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). We want you to be comfortable and to enjoy your stay. We will do our best to address your needs.

Idiosyncrasies of the house: The master bathroom shower is a steam shower. It is therefore sealed when the door is closed. Leave the shower door ajar when not it use so that it can dry.
Also, leave the mechanical room door ajar. It is best for the Internet controls to get some circulation of air by having the door open.

Heat control: There are thermostats in the den, and in each bedroom. Caly can help you if you cannot find them. The studio bedroom has a thermostat that is for the gas stove heater. You may adjust the heat for your comfort.

How to use the wifi: Our password is “mountain”.
Occasionally the Internet may need to be reset if there is a power outage. Please ask Caly to reset it for you. Please only attempt to reset it yourself if you are technically savvy. The system is in our mechanical room off the guest wing hallway inside the door on the right. Service is from Century Link.

Do NOT use the alarm system during your stay.

How to use the TV: the service is from Direct TV and IS INTERNET capable. Instructions are on the shelf in the den.

How to use the sauna: Turn the timer to one hour. The temperature is already set. It takes about one hour to heat up. You can reset the timer for as long as you use the sauna. This is a dry sauna – do not put water on the heating element. Please shower before using the sauna. Do not sit directly on the wood benches – ALWAYS sit on a towel. Make certain the doors are closed when you leave the sauna. Make certain the lights are turned off inside the sauna when you are finished using it. Sauna heater will turn off automatically when the timer runs out.

How to use the kiva fireplace in the den: First, be certain that the flue is open – there is a handle on the inside of the chimney. Logs are on the north portal. Build a small fire well to the back of the kiva. Do not build a fire forward of the kiva nor too big for the kiva. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for any smoke or fire damage.

How to use the Tulikivi: The Tulikivi is NOT for guest use. Do not use it. Period.

How to use the steam shower: The temperature is already set. Do not change it. To turn it on, push the button with the triangular arrow on it. Be careful, it is hot where the steam comes out. Do not forget to turn it OFF when you are done. The closed shower door makes a seal.

How to use the Toto washlets: we aren’t even sure yet. Instructions are in the cabinet above the toilet. Best to just not use it until we figure it out.


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Julia User Profile
August 2017
The space was so beautiful and well equipped. A colleague and I stayed in Taos for work and really wished we'd added an extra day on either end to simply spend the whole day in this beautiful oasis.

Howard User Profile
July 2017
Lynne's house was the perfect place for our family as we explored Taos and the area. The house is secluded, but just a short drive to stores and restaurants. The home itself is spectacular and filled with beautiful design touches. Amazing kitchen and views.

Ruth User Profile
July 2017
Lynne's place is probably the most beautiful and luxurious vacation home we have ever stayed at. The home spacious, private, comfortable and beautiful. The views of the mountains (perfectly framed by the master bedroom window) are absolutely stunning. Everything in the house is top of the line - I wish I could live in this house all the time! The location is about 10 minutes by car from the center of town. The master suite is very private, and separate from the 'guest wing' by the huge open /kitchen living space. Jackie, the caretaker, greeted us upon arrival and was very friendly and helpful throughout.

Courtney User Profile
June 2017
Lynne's house is the most amazing Airbnb I have ever stayed in. The house is absolutely beautiful, kitchen is immaculate, plenty of space for our group, view is amazing and we just had the best stay. We also loved the hot tub and sauna, felt like our own little spa! The location is great in that you feel out in the quiet but still only 10 minute drive into town for supplies or dinner. We are already planning our next trip back, cannot wait to return and enjoy this space and Taos again!

Chris User Profile
June 2017
The property is majestic and the energy is warm and inviting. The house has everything one would need to ensure comfort and convenience. The property is tranquil and set in a tremendous location to either get near the activity of Taos or the peace of nature. Beautiful!

Zoe User Profile
May 2017
Gorgeous house, luxury amenities, beautiful view. We spent hours lounging in the hot tub watching the beaver swim around in the private lake. Central location within ten minutes from shopping and restaurants. LOVED this retreat in beautiful Taos.

Sampson User Profile
April 2017
5 stars!!! Wonderful place that I would love to stay at again. Perfectly wonderful weekend. Peaceful and relaxing with all of the amenities of a spa. Easy check-in and all questions were answered through out the stay.

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Lynne is a psychologist working with seniors and their families facing cognitive decline. She also teaches meditation and textile workshops. Dieter is a European trained private chef. He is a painter and has a passion for permaculture. We love good food shared with friends, …
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