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Montana Luz Hacienda

New Mexico,Arroyo Seco
Central Evaporative Cooling, Mountain Views, Private setting, Enclosed yard, Private hot tub and Sauna, Wi-Fi

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    Arroyo Seco - Des Montes Area - with big sky mountain views! Half way between Taos and Ski Valley - 7 miles to town and 9 miles to Ski Valley

    Montana Luz Hacienda “Mountain Light"

    A signature Southwest residence, located in a ranching community seven miles from the Town of Taos and approximately nine 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 the 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 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) with an electric gate for secured 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 42” satellite television with a DVD, Sony AM/FM/CD/Blue Tooth stereo system. A second satellite television is 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!
    City: Arroyo Seco
    State: New Mexico
    Postal Code: 87514
    Country: United States
    Type: House
    Area: 3000Sqft.
    Max Occupancy: 13
    Minimum Stay: 3
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 3
    King: 2
    Queen: 2
    Sofa Bed: 2
    Full: 1
    Room Description: King, King or 2 twins + Twin sleeper, Queen, Queen, LR Queen sleeper, Double Banco in kitchen/dining/great room-- Master bathroom walk in shower, separate soaking tub, Guest bath 1 has tub w/hand held shower Guest bath #2 - walk in shower
    Rate: Enter dates for exact pricing
    Check In Time: 4:00 pm
    Check Out Time: 10:00 am
    Pets Policies: Pets Allowed
    baby crib
    Clothes Dryer
    Linens Provided
    Living Room
    Towels Provided
    Washing Machine
    Coffee Maker
    Dishes & Utensils
    Full Kitchen
    Coffee Maker
    Air Conditioning
    Ceiling Fans
    Washer & Dryer
    High Speed Internet
    Gas Log Fireplace
    Gas Grill
    Hot Tub
    Satellite TV
    CD Player
    DVD Player
    Stereo System


    PREMIERE PROPERTIES POLICIES CHECK IN: Check-in is any time after 4 pm. Check-out is no later than 10:00 am so housekeeping can be ready for next party arrival at 4:00 pm.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE: Each property has a private caretaker to assist guests with maintenance issues, lost keys, directions, etc. Guest is to contact caretaker for such issues. If there is an urgent matter and caretaker does not respond with 30 minutes guest should then call Premiere at 800-987-8423.

    DEPARTURE: Property is to be left in good order by following the printed guidelines in each home. Should the guidelines be missing common sense should rule. Should property be left in poor order please read “SECURITY DEPOSIT” below.

    GUEST POLICY: Should there be more overnight guests (including children) other than number disclosed in contract (other than prior approved visits) the party will be required to immediately vacate the premises without refund and full security deposit will be forfeited. If a large party gathers without prior disclosure to “Premiere” the full security deposit shall be forfeited, and party will immediately terminate.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 30 days before arrival (60 days Xmas/NY’s, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) cancellation fee is 21% of total reservation. Less than 30 days before arrival, (60 days Xmas/NY’s, Spring Break, and reservations of 14 or more nights) forfeiture of 100% of full reservation unless property is rebooked for entire stay at same rate. If booked for less, refund portion will be prorated (less the 21% cancellation fee). There are no refunds for late arrival or early departure.

    PAYMENT POLICY: All funds are due within 30 days of arrival (60 days Christmas, New Year, Spring Break and reservations of 14 or more day). 50% deposit will be charged at time of booking if outside of 30 days (60 days Christmas, New Year, Spring Break and reservations of 14 or more days.

    PET POLICY: We allow 1 or 2 dogs in our “Pet Friendly” properties. We have additional pet fees that are calculated on the website after selecting number of Dogs. 1 Dog is $15/night plus tax and 2 Dogs will be $25/night plus tax. We also have our guests fill out an additional pet agreement when bringing dog(s) to the property.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT PER DWELLING: Debit Cards will be pre-authorized for $525. Should damages or extra cleaning occur, my credit/debit card will be charged $500.00 dollars plus a $25.00 dollar non-refundable service charge. Once cost of damage/extra cleaning has been finalized, guest will be refunded the difference if less than $500 or charged extra if damage is more than $500. Evidence of unauthorized pets or smoking in the house will result in forfeiture of full security deposit. (see direction sheet for partial explanation of possible damages) Premiere Properties will be held harmless and will not be involved in damage negotiations. WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This property is privately owned & cared for. Premiere Properties is acting as Reservation Service only for the use of the subject property. For homes with hot tubs, I understand the risks of hot tub/Jacuzzi use and recognize that for some people adverse reactions can occur, including but not limited to skin rash. Neither Premiere Properties, nor the Owner or their Agents will be held liable or responsible for personal injury, accidents, loss of life, valuables, or personal property due to fire, theft, neglect, or any catastrophe or natural disaster which might occur at the above-named property during the above stated time period. If this property becomes unavailable, due to unforeseen circumstances, I understand Premiere Properties will do all possible to move my party to an equal or upgraded option.


    April 2024
    May 2024

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    11 Reviews

    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    Great place. Great condition, great stay. A very charming property, perfect for big groups. - T. Hendricks
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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
    (5 of 5)
    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