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+.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We go to Shree Yoga south of the plaza
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
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.
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....
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
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
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...
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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