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Mountain Views, Private setting, Enclosed yard, Private hot tub and Sauna, High speed internet
Vacation Rental DescriptionMONTANA LUZ HACIENDA - ("Mountain Light") A signature Southwest residence, conveniently located a ranching community eight miles from the Village of Taos, NM and 10 from World class Taos Ski Valley. The hacienda is within walking distance to the Village of Arroyo Seco on a rural road which passes an old Penitente Morada, cemetery and the back of Julia Roberts' 50-acre ranch.
This cozy historic country home was built in the early '60s by sisters Sandra and Laurel Seth, Southwest adobe builders who developed a unique building architecture style and design. They are authors of a newly released book called "ADOBE!" - also known locally for their use of natural resources, hand-made adobes, brick, flagstone and timbered local wood.
The original 950 square foot structure was built on part of the Antonio Martinez Land Grant. Over the years, different owners have added their touches and more rooms to create what is currently a 3,000 square foot living space. Recently remodeled, the structure features a 400 square foot inner courtyard/portals and fountain with access from the kitchen, living room and northeast bedroom and an additional 2,000 square foot flagstone patio and connecting walkways surrounding the entire home.
Additionally there is an open ramada with a 12-jet hot tub, sauna, fire pit, several private patios and ample parking. The home is on approximately one acre of land, surrounded by an adobe and latilla (coyote fence).
Large viga ceilings are prominent throughout the hacienda, as are Spanish corbels and lintels. To the immediate left of the front door is an open kitchen with talavera tile counters and custom shelving. An eating area is nestled in a corner with bench seating for eight people. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances: refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, electric stove featuring a ceramic surface and overhead microwave, dishwasher, disposal, double sink. Additional appliances include a coffee maker, blender, 4-slot toaster, crock-pot, griddle, hand mixer and service ware for 16 people. You will find all the necessary kitchen tools to complete any gourmet meal - right down to the wine and brandy glasses.
In the dining room opposite the kitchen, a traditional kiva fireplace captures one's eye. The center of this room also serves as additional table seating for four people. Of particular fascination is the raised window alcove banco (built in bed or bench) with latilla ceiling. The banco offers extended sleeping for 2 guests on a full size mattress.
An extensive entertainment center features a 27" (surround sound) satellite television, a video recorder with remote and a Sony AM/FM/CD cassette stereo system. A second television and video recorder are located in Bedroom 3. The four bedrooms are separated, two on each side of the living-dining- kitchen area, providing privacy and ease of movement throughout the house
At night, guests enjoy starry skies, glistening snow off the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range and the glowing valley lights of Arroyo Seco while relaxing in the 8 person 14 jet hot tub. The outdoor sauna is an additional amenity found in only a few Taos vacation rentals.
Montana Luz is ideal for families and groups desiring to be together under one very southwest roof for a true Taos experience!
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Vacation Rental Rates Information (USD)Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Daily Rates from $210 to $650
Weekly Rates from $1,325 to $4,095
Additional Rate InformationDaily rates based on 4 to 6 night stay. Fewer nights call or book online / confirm next day. Rates quoted before taxes and fees.
Rates change with season and length of stay. Discounts for weekly / monthly. Call or email for rates or open Link to Calendar to also view rates!
50% deposit by check, balance by check or Master Card/Visa. All funds due 30 days before arrival except Christmas/New
Year/Spring Break 60 days.
Rates subject to change without notice.
Vacation Rental Policies
Other Unlisted AmenitiesHigh-Speed Internet
Washer / Dryer
4 Gas Log Fireplaces
Patio and/or Deck
Mountain views, Traditional adobe architecture, extreme original southwest charm, oversized 8 person hot tub + sauna
Extensive flagstone patio and private courtyard
Latilla fence (Coyote fence) and Adobe privacy wall surround entire property
Master Queen bedroom - bathroom walk in shower, separate tub is old fashioned tin water trough, Guest bathroom #1 - tub only + hand held French shower, Guest bathroom #2 - walk in shower shared by 2 bedrooms on east side of house
TestimonialsMy wife and I took the opportunity to be in TAOS for our anniversary. We stayed at Montana Luz….. WOW, what a romantic house. A lot of charm, very cozy. The views were spectacular. We had coffee on the patio each morning to start our day….and Jacuzzi at night. We didn’t want to leave after 7 days. Next time we’re bringing friends. Dan and Karen Rafferty, Ohio
My girlfriends and I stayed at Montana Luz for a long weekend. I must say what a fun place and very secure with the electric security gate. We all felt very comfortable. What a neat and clean true Adobe home. Your caretaker was wonderful. Thank you Sondra. Richmond, Texas
Sincerely, Wendy Severance & Nashville Friends
Montana Luz was the center of our stay. We came in from all over the country. Dallas, Montana, Illinois, Pennsylvania. We couldn’t have picked a better home. Montana Luz had everything even a great atmosphere. The Dry Sauna was a nice touch. We were close to everything we wanted…Mountains, Shopping, Great Restaurants. Thank you for keeping a beautiful home and opening it up to people like us. Wonderful memories. Tony Campeau, Montana
What a beautiful place for family to get together. We had lost my Uncle and wanted to bring the family back together. I could have stayed at Montana Luz the whole time. We skied and hung out. Montana Luz felt like home. We are now planning our next trip to come back and stay again. Thank you for letting us stay.
Diane & Matt O’Connor, Illinois
This was not an easy trip to get everyone on the same page. Once we got to Montana Luz the fun started. We felt right at home and still talk about how cool the place was. When we come back to Taos were staying at “Montana Luz”. Rocky Seale, Texas