Sangre de Cristo Foothill Retreat
Taos, New Mexico
Sangre de Cristo Foothill Retreat
*Owner recommends accessing this property in a four wheel drive car*
This beautiful, custom-built 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,900 sq. ft. home is set on 11 private acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos Mountains. The property is in the exclusive Turley Mill Subdivision nestled against National Forest land. 20 minutes from the ski valley and 20 minutes from the town of Taos, this home is the perfect combination of tranquility and accessibility.
The large living room boasts huge vigas that span its width and an inviting fireplace as its focus. Dish network on the flat screen television and WiFi Internet access complete the modern amenities of this residence.
The fully equipped gourmet kitchen has all the amenities you'll need for a lovely dinner around the massive dining table that easily sits 10 people.
The master bedroom contains a custom made king size cherry wood bed, directly under a huge window that looks out onto the Sangre de Cristos Mountains. There are sweeping views out towards the Rio Grande gorge and high plains from the other side on this approx 800 sq. ft. second floor suite. Radiant heat under saltillo tiles and an antique desk complete this lovely room. A tub/shower combination and two sinks with beautiful blue accents and hand made wrought iron fixtures combine to complete the atmosphere in private ensuite bath.
A four poster queen size bed nestles into the fully decorated second bedroom with custom matching curtains, roman shade, bed spread and pillows. A set of twin beds in the third bedroom is beautifully adorned with wooden headboards, shades of blues and browns with bright cardinals on the duvet covers, and sumptuous Palais Royal sheets. The guest bathroom also has wrought iron fixtures made locally with spacious counter space and cozy towels.
A lush courtyard garden leads you to the entrance to the house and the flagstone patio which runs the length of the house and has a wood burning fireplace as well as a BBQ.
Taos is an unique community set on a high plain at the base of the Sangre de Cristos Mountain range, which is the tail end of the Rocky Mountains. Just 40 miles south of Colorado, the Taos Ski Valley has world class skiing and snow boarding. Every conceivable outdoor sport is at your disposal. Go biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing or simply relax in this beautiful arid setting.
The Taos Pueblo is one of the most unique and ancient of the pueblos with a rich history and an unbroken legacy of continuous occupation by the native Indians. The unique history of this town ranges from cowboys like Kit Carson, to Spainards who occupied this territory and artists who created Utopian communities in the early 1800's. The strong presence of all of these influences is still felt today. Explore and enjoy historic homes, extensive art galleries, great shopping, amazing cuisine, numerous festivals and the unbelievable physical beauty of this lovely town!
Single Family Home with 2 levels
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2900 square feet
King, Queen, and 2x Twin
8 guests maximum
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF), Taos Regional Airport (TSM)
2.5 hours from Albuquerque airport, 1.5 hours from Santa Fe airport, 20 minutes from Taos airport.
Gorgeous views of Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Taos Valley
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Skiing and other winter sports
- River raft on the Rio Grande
- Visit native art galleries and artist studios
- Shop at local artisans' shops
- Dine at amazing restaurants
- Hike the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
- Try a few adventurous activities such as mountain biking or horseback riding
- Spend an afternoon at the Taos Art Museum
- Visit the Millicent Rogers Museum for fascinating art and history of the area
- Book a sightseeing tour
Places of Interest
- Taos Ski Valley
- Taos Pueblo- an ancient pueblo belonging to a Tiwa-speaking Native American tribe of Puebloan people
- The historic town of Taos
- Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
- The Rio Grande River
- The Taos plaza
- The town of Arroyo Seco
- Ranchos de Taos
- San Francisco de Asis Misson Church
- Earthship Biotecture World Headquarters and Visitor Center
"A Very Special Place"
We returned to the Sangre de Cristo Foothill Retreat for a 2nd stay for our summer family getaway. Our holiday in this lovely home was as exceptional as our first visit in February 2020. Summer in the Taos valley is beautiful, and the the home is ideal to enjoy everything Taos has to offer. Stellar sunrises and sunsets, a kitchen for all to become "chefs and sous chefs", great indoor and outdoor space, well-appointed decor, and so relaxing after a day of hiking, biking, and gallery hopping. All the comforts of home! The owner Jeppe, and caretaker Barbara are immediately available for all of your needs and want. Thanks so much from all of us!!!!”
Land of Enchantment
Our vacation at Sangre de Cristo Foothill Retreat was wonderful. The house was a perfect retreat to relax at the end of busy ski day. We enjoyed the outdoor fireplace while sipping our margaritas. Every other morning a flock of wild turkeys would visit the patio. The town of Taos offers lots of shopping and art galleries to explore.”
Peaceful setting just north of Taos
The house is very comfortable, with wonderful views of the mountains. The decor is a nice mix of traditional New Mexico with interesting pieces from the owners' travels.”
Wondeful trip to New Mexico!
We had a great stay. The homeowner and her caretaker were extremely helpful. The house is spacious and tastefully decorated, with all the amenities you might want. The setting is beautiful, peaceful, and private, with the last mile or so of the approach to the house on winding and hilly gravel roads. Taos is a wonderful destination, and the house is convenient both to the town and the ski resort. ”
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet