Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace, video games, DVD player
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!

Entire chaletPrivate host

Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire chalet

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Arroyo Seco, NM

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRottenstone Pottery3 min drive
  • Popular LocationKTAOS Solar Center11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMillicent Rogers Museum12 min drive
  • AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)17 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
1450 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!

Chalet in Arroyo Seco with hot tub
Review #2272615 Charming Casa

JUST ONE OF 22 5-STAR REVIEWS: please read the others as well!
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Casa Carmen. The place was so charming and interesting since the owner has many of his pieces of art work in the casa.....very clean with wonderful smells and magical lamps. The hosts were so very gracious and welcoming to us and to our dogs. We loved the art studio, the beautiful yard and the walking trail. They have many little sitting areas and unexpected surprises to discover. The upper decks were perfect for watching the sunset with a glass of wine. This was truly a place of enchantment. We would recommend this place to any couple or girls get away.

Skiing, Bicycling, Hiking,Rafting, Ballooning, Fishing, Fine Restaurants, Art Galleries and Museums less than 10 minutes away. Dark skies and millions of stars keep you company at night!

It is most preferable and efficient if you call for availability, questions, assistance and clarifications. In this manner, you receive the highest and most personalized levels of attention to your needs. Further, negotiation of rates and discounts offered only to they who call. I am available seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM.

Please call Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery in Taos for more information. You can reach Pat or Carmen there!

Casa Carmen may be best described as the Sunrise and the Sunset House. You are bathed continually with our immense New Mexico sun and artist's light. The 360 degree views are stunning, inspirational, beckoning to mind and spirit. A wonderful feature of the home is the incredible interior and exterior lighting. For the property, a DVD has been produced.

The home was built by the owners of adobe and hand-hewn logs. It is a stunning two level guest house of 1200 square feet. An interior spiral stair case connects the levels. There is also a wide exterior stair.

The second level is designed as a parlor for conversation, sleeping, entertainment area, also with a table that seats four. There are two fantastic decks: The sunrise deck and the sunset deck. Each are spacious and wonderful for dining, entertaining, conversation, and of course viewing the expanse of Taos Valley and Taos Mountain nearby. You can almost touch the mountains!

The first level consists of wonderful sunroom, a bedroom, the country kitchen, the living room with dining area, and a full bath. The first level has south and east facing portals (covered porches) with comfortable outdoor seating.

A new hot tub is yours to enjoy outdoors in sun or starlight. The views are wonderful from its location!

Located in a grove of Aspens and Evergreens and surrounded by 150 acres of private land, raised flower beds and flagstone paths wander through the trees and expansive yard.

The home is decorated with the paintings of Pat Woodall, the owner, and other prominent Taos artists. A delightful collection of folk art also adorns the home. The grounds and gardens have been designed by Carmen Woodall. Many outdoor delights await you with inviting comfort for your leisure. The outdoor lounging areas also have chimineas and a brazier for evening fires beneath the star-filled New Mexico night skies. Out here, there exists no light, noise, or visual pollution.

You are a few minutes from the charming village of Arroyo Seco offering fine restaurants, shops, location of the famous Taos Cow, and a infamous local tavern!! It is only a 10 minute drive to the historic Taos Plaza and a 20 minute drive to Taos Ski Valley for world-class skiing or Hiking, Fishing, Horseback Riding,or Bicycling where Lance Armstrong trains.

Pat and Carmen are nearby to assist you when called upon. Being the charming hosts they are, they will welcome you into their beautiful home for viewing, conversations, refreshments, and provide information about the entire area. They have been residents of Taos for twenty six years. In short, you have a knowledgeable concierge. If you need an easel, one is provided!

Casa Carmen is perfect for one to six guests. A wonderful experience offering authenticity, spaciousness, incredible views, and superb guest services. Pat also offers painting lessons if interested. The guest house is ideal for artists, writers, they who desire rare travel opportunities and being close to outdoor activities. You are, as well, only a short drive from everything a world-renowned art and literary colony offers.

To discover the wonderful features and amazing setting of this home, and to negotiate, it is always best to CALL. I am available to assist you with your questions, travel needs, and complete details related to Casa Carmen and Taos.

Please ring number listed in the first paragraph.

You may contact me seven days a week from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM. You will be happy you had! My name is PAT and my wife,Carmen. We can offer a refreshing level of assistance relative to your vacation needs and information.

Thank You!

Guest accommodation at this chalet offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer.

Recreational amenities at the chalet include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Pat or Carmen Woodall


English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of SG Clean (Singapore)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Ice maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near coin laundry


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Golf on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 1450 sq ft (135 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Casa Carmen the Private House Near Taos the Ski Valley!
Casa Carmen the Private House Near Taos the Ski Valley!

About this area

Arroyo Seco

Located in Arroyo Seco, this chalet is in a rural area. Taos Ski Valley and Horseshoe Lake are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Rottenstone Pottery - 3 min drive
  • KTAOS Solar Center - 11 min drive
  • Millicent Rogers Museum - 12 min drive
  • Taos Mountain Casino - 15 min drive
  • John Dunn Bridge - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Taos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional) - 17 min drive


  • ACEQ - 3 min drive
  • Sol Food - 3 min drive
  • Sabroso Restaurant and Bar - 3 min drive
  • Abe's Cantina Y Cocina - 3 min drive
  • Medley. - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Such a unique place!
This is such a unique and beautiful property. We were welcomed with a nice meal, some food in the fridge for breakfast, juice, and tea. The location is great for day trips, and we loved the ice cream shop just down the road in Arroyo Seco.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gem of Taos County - Stay here!
Words cannot express how happy we were with our stay at Carmen & Pat's but I will try my best. Set inside an oasis in Arroyo Seco, their beautiful retreat is where to stay while visiting the area. From the hospitality they provided (the food in the fridge), to the property and everything in between, this places was exactly the vacation my wife, 5 mos. old son, and 2 dogs needed. Do yourself a favor when visiting NM and book at a stay here. Also, be sure to check out their art gallery in downtown Taos - amazing artistry that we could not help bringing some of it back to our home!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

A vacation destination in and of itself!
Such a delightful location, host, accommodations.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Four Corners Finally
Beautiful retreat, with interesting, conscientious, and friendly owners on the same intriguing, art filled, expansive property. Three hammocks! Wonderful surroundings and amazing scenery to enjoy. Carmin made 2 wonderful unexpected dinners that were timely and tasty. Just the right distance to Taos but be sure to leave a day or two for the closer and quaint town of Arroyo Seco! Great food in both towns. Taos just a bit more touristy. I would highly recommend an enjoyable stay with Pat and Carmin.
Stayed 14 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Already Saving the Date for ‘23!
Wow! We will be back! The location and house are amazing!!! I almost want to keep this secret for ourselves, but Pat and Carmen are amazing hosts and the views are to good not to share!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022