Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Kayta Tracey
Worth and Mary Nell, the owners of Casa de Toro, are siblings and long-term aficionados of Northern New Mexico. While we were growing up in Amarillo, TX, our family spent many summer vacations in the cool, clean air of the New Mexico Rockies. Our captivation with the Taos area continues to today even though Worth and his family live in Austin, TX and Mary Nell and her family live in Nashville, TN. We get to Casa de Toro as often as we can during the year and consider the casa to be our 'home away from home.'
Kayta Tracey purchased this Chalet in 1970
Why Kayta Tracey chose Arroyo Seco
The story of Casa de Toro began in 1969 when our parents found the perfect place — the Taos Ski Valley — to build their long-sought cabin 'in the mountains'. Construction began in 1970, mostly performed by our dad with help from Worth when he was home from college. Named after the Bull-of-the-Woods meadow near Mt. Wheeler, Casa de Toro was a family retreat from the hot, dry summers of our home town Amarillo, Texas for 34 years. In 2006 after inheriting it, we decided to remodel and enlarge the cabin. As we delved further into the remodeling process we realized that the cabin was in need of some extensive updating. Construction began in the summer of 2008 and was finished 18 months later. Casa de Toro has had a long, distinguished, and loving 40-year history with our family. Today, our two families are the proud, second-generation owners of a place that is in its second life. While our parents are not here to see it, we know that they would really like what we have done and we hope you do, too.
What makes this Chalet unique
For us, Casa de Toro has always been the perfect place to relax, fish, and enjoy the beauty and mystique of Taos. We have also used it as a 'base camp' for sightseeing and day-long excursions to other parts of New Mexico.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Pets MUST be crated if left alone in the house.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Toro allows a maximum of 2 Dogs and renters must agree to and sign our pet agreement. Dogs must be crated if left alone in the house.
There is a $50 per pet fee
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Christmas Holiday at Taos Ski Valley
We stayed at the Arroyo Seco house the week after Christmas while snow boarding at TSV. The house is perfectly located a couple of miles from the lifts on the mountain. It was beautiful, covered in snow nestled in the forest on the mountain. The house had everything we needed and we were very comfortable. We cooked dinner there three nights and visited restaurants twice. We were grateful for the covered parking under the house so that we didn’t have to shovel snow and scrape ice when we left in the mornings. We absolutely loved this house and had no complaints!
The house was beautiful, the kitchen appliances and well stocked pantry were amazing. The only thing I can say negative about the house was the sofa bed. In the description of the property it listed a third bedroom / office with an oversized very comfortable sofa sleeper. The first night my son and daughter-in-law slept in it and both had backaches the following morning. My husband and I switched with them the second night and agreed with them. Is was not comfortable at all. Other than that we had a good time.
We stayed in this property for 6 days in July 2019. The accommodations were as advertised. The king bed is perfect. The bathroom is very upscale. As we stayed in the summer during 90 degree heat in Taos the temps inside were only 77 F at the hottest. Sleep with the windows ( screened) open and enjoy the fresh air and the sound of the nearby Hondo river. Mornings were 49 to 55 F.
Very quiet, well screened from road with little or no road noise. Easy access to Ski resort and numerous hiking trails. Close to good fly fishing.
Didn’t use the hot tub but looked in on it and it’s very clean. Everything worked and the lighting is excellent.
Absolutely loved this house!!
My family and I truly appreciated this home away from home. We arrived super late and was very impressed by the directions provided especially when the GPS lost cellular signal. We appreciated the very specific instructions to ensure we abided by the property owner's expectations. If we take another trip to Taos, this will definitely be our first choice.
Will definitely return!
Great location, awesome house! Kitchen was FULLY stocked, hot tub and downstairs shower were great.
Great ski weekend get away
Our group had a wonderful time at Casa Toro. The cottage was perfect and only a few miles away from Taos Ski Resort. We would love to return again in the future.