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

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5.0/5 Exceptional
22 reviews


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Popular LocationRottenstone Pottery6 min drive
Popular LocationMillicent Rogers Museum11 min drive
RestaurantPizanos10 min drive
RestaurantOrlando's New Mexican Cafe14 min drive
AirportTaos, NM (TSM-Taos Regional)17 min drive

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    About this area

    El Prado

    Located in El Prado, this chalet is in a rural area. Taos Ski Valley and Taos Country Club 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. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Rottenstone Pottery - 6 min drive
    • Millicent Rogers Museum - 11 min drive
    • Taos Mountain Casino - 17 min drive
    • John Dunn Bridge - 21 min drive
    • Black Rock Hot Springs - 21 min drive

    Getting around

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


    • Pizanos - 10 min drive
    • Orlando's New Mexican Cafe - 14 min drive
    • Taos Mesa Brewery - 16 min drive

    About this property

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

    Romantic chalet with outdoor tennis court and spa 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! Keywords: PRIVATE HAND- HEWN BAVARIAN LOG HOUSE-TWO STORY WITH WRAP AROUND PORCH DOWNSTAIRS AND TWO OUTSIDE DECKS UPSTAIRS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS.
    Guest accommodations at this chalet offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Televisions come with video-game consoles.
    Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers.
    Recreational amenities at the chalet include an outdoor tennis court and a spa tub.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager

    Pat or Carmen Woodall

    Speaks English, French, German

    Property amenities


    Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


    Spa tub


    WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Ice maker
    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    Arcade/game room
    Video game console
    Video games
    DVD player
    Music library

    Outdoor areas

    Barbecue grill


    Washing machine and dryer




    Wheelchair accessible
    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In a rural location
    Near a health or beauty spa

    Things to do

    Outdoor tennis court
    Snow sports gear
    Bicycling on site
    Golfing on site
    Kayak on site
    Tennis on site
    Bicycle rentals on site
    Cave exploring nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Power boating nearby
    Rafting nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Sledding nearby
    Horse riding nearby
    Swimming nearby


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


    Cave exploring
    Cross-country skiing
    Health/beauty spa
    Hiking/biking trails
    Horse riding
    Motor boating
    Mountain biking
    Rock climbing



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 9:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


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

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    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. 

    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!

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley!?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 9:00 AM.
    Where is Casa Carmen-the Private House Near Taos and the Ski Valley! located?
    Situated in a rural location, this romantic chalet is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Rottenstone Pottery and within 6 mi (10 km) of Carson National Forest and Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. KTAOS Solar Center and Millicent Rogers Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Blissful surroundings

      We are a family of four and this home was perfect for us. We travel over the holidays as a general rule due to a family tragedy a few years ago that makes staying home difficult. It is important for us to be in peaceful environments. This place is tailor-made for reflection. Its beauty is serene to the soul. My two teen boys loved it as well. Pat and Carmen are thoughtful hosts. They made us feel like family.

      5/5 Excellent

        Extremely beautiful, neat, conveniently located cabin. Beautiful nature

        Would definitely recommend this for a quite getaway. Conveniently located to many interesting activities.

        5/5 Excellent

          A Luxurious Bohemian Paradise

          My husband, chihuahua and I recently had the privelage to stay at the Casa Carmen and I still can't believe how fortunate we were to happen upon this little gem. The Casa Carmen is an experience itself. This two-story bohemian paradise is full of light, positive energy and eye candy. Our hosts, Pat and Carmen Woodall are exceptionally friendly and cool people who went above and beyond to ensure we had an awesome stay. Pat, a talented local artist, built this guest house in honor of his wife and two children completely from recycled materials and the results are spectacular. Inside you will find walls covered in BEAUTIFUL works of art from ceiling to floor, tons of windows, a full kitchen with all of the amenities and VERY COMFORTABLE (feather) beds. There is a pearlescent magenta staircase that changes color in the light, two second-story decks (one for sunset, one for sunrise), soft fluffy rugs, an awesome stereo system, creative and inviting lighting, whimsical lamps, huge pots of succulent cacti, warm wooden floors and relaxing scents that make you feel right at home. Upon our arrival Carmen had our refrigerator stocked with a delicious organic cold dinner, dessert, and multiple fruit infused beverages. There were also breakfast supplies and every accessory imaginable to prepare dinner for your family. She even suprised us one morning with an amazing hot gourmet breakfast. The outside property is equally as delightful with lots of room to roam. There are hammocks, beautiful flower gardens, a greenhouse, a trampoline, and multiple sitting areas to enjoy the beautiful views. Everything is tastefully decorated with fun artistic flair. At night you can relax in the hot tub and see the milkyway and a million stars. Find your way back to the cabin by way of Chinese lanterns glowing with soft blue light. These guys are like the fairy Godparents of magical settings! Hopefully you will have the opportunity to visit Pat's art studio in Taos. If you are interested in art, this place is for you. He even took the time to explain some of his processes and favorites materials and mediums. His art is the jam, so don't be suprised if you're tempted to take a treasure home for yourself. Long story short, stay here because it's crazy amazing. Have fun!

          5/5 Excellent

            Perfect place for family!

            Casa Carmen was perfect for our short family ski getaway. The home was beautiful and the hosts were tremendous. Our family of 5 had plenty of room and felt very comfortable in the home. The kids loved the yard/garden/hot tub and we loved the location (perfectly situated between Taos and the ski valley). Pat and Carmen have built a lovely home and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. As a bonus, the house is adorned with Pat's art...and he's very very talented. We've used VRBO a lot in the last 7-8 yrs and this was by far our favorite place/experience. Don't hesitate to book this place.

            5/5 Excellent

              Fall in love ~ with the weather, Pat's art and Casa Carmen

              We've stayed at the Casa Carmen during other seasons and fall this year was wonderful. The leaves were changing, the crispness of fall was in the air, amazing art in the home by Pat and in town, the festivals and the home & hosts were perfect. Pat & Carmen are wonderful hosts and always have the home with everything you'll need to enjoy and relax. I love that we can bring our two dogs and they love the walks and the fenced in backyard is very appreciated. During our stay it was cool in the evenings so the wall fireplace upstairs was just what was needed to knock the chill out of the room. The sunrises and sunsets from the decks are spectacular. Close enough to everything but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility that the Arroyo Seco area offers.