|Montana Luz Hacienda*# Info 4 Bedrooms / 3 Bath|
|3,000 Square Feet
King, King or 2 twins + Twin sleeper, Queen, Queen, LR Queen sleeper, Double Banco in kitchen/dining/great room ("Banco" is Spanish for built in bed or bench)
9 in bedrooms, 2 in living room + 2 on banco in Great Room = 13 max.
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|Washer / Dryer|
|4 Gas Log Fireplaces|
|Patio and/or Deck|
|Mountain views, Traditional adobe architecture, extreme original southwest charm, oversized luxury 8 person hot tub + sauna|
|Extensive flagstone patio and private courtyard, central evaporative cooling|
|Latilla fence (Coyote fence) and Adobe privacy wall surround entire property|
|Master Queen bedroom - bathroom walk in shower, separate slipper shaped soaking tub, Guest bathroom #1 - tub only + hand held French shower, Guest bathroom #2 - walk in shower shared by 2 bedrooms on east side of house|
MONTANA LUZ HACIENDA
A signature Southwest residence, located in a ranching community eight miles from the Town of Taos and approximately eleven miles from Taos Ski Valley. The hacienda is within walking distance to 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 flag stone court yard, portals (covered patio's) for extended outdoor living 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) for additional privacy.
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 flat 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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Guest Comments about this Home
|My 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.
- 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
|Nice place in Arroyo Seco - The home was neat, spacious, and clean. The location is very good - close to the ski area, close to town. It is a beautiful area and the home was very convenient to what we wanted to do.
- Kamphaus family, Dallas, TX
|We had a wonderful time here. It was not far from Taos Ski Valley and the view was great. We got lots of great snow while we were there, which the kids loved. Overall we had a great experience!
- Shelly S, Huenster, TX
|This property has great charm! Montana luz Hacienda was "Casa Grande" with sleeping for 13. There were actually 13 of us during our first two weeks and everyone enjoyed the enormous deck area, hot tub and fire pit and great fenced yard
- N. Mathews
|Great place. Great condition, great stay. A very charming property, perfect for big groups.
- T. Hendricks
|Magical! A group of 5 teachers in Taos for a two day training decided to go with the house rather than a hotel. We loved every minute of it. We felt as if we were vacationing instead of working. Simmered in the hot tub, roasted marshmallows in the fire pit, star-gazed, and relaxed. We almost had to pry our fingernails off the doorpost when we left. As we drove away, one teacher summed it up as "Magical!"
- E. Park
|Amazing! We LOVED this VRBO. One of the best we've stayed at. Taos is an amazing place and was an easy drive from Denver. We try to go somewhere different each year for a ski trip and this was one of our favorites. The house was fantastic! 5*****
- R. Bogenschutz
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