Enchanted Homes 157 - Outdoor Living

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THE Outdoor Living ISSUE

Contemporary custom Pueblo style home in Des Montes, built by Edelman Enterprises on 3.85 acre lot in Vista Grande Subdivision. Amazing views and spectacular location, a short five minute drive to Arroyo Seco and 15 minutes to Taos Plaza. Open floor plan with exposed beams and high ceilings in the great room, making a perfect space to host or sit back and relax in front of the fire. The livingroom opens up into the expansive east facing portal for great outside living, dining and relaxing. Gourmet kitchen in the living/dining area with wood burning fireplace. Primary suite features attached studio/office with corner kiva fireplace, large walk in closet and spacious bathroom. Wood floors throughout. Spacious two car garage with plenty of room for storage or activities. This new build with a fine appreciation for old fashioned design and modern features is not to be missed.

MLS #110846 $1,600,000

This Valdez treasure consists of a two story main house, a guest house, a carport, a garage/workshop, and a barn with stables. The two story main house greets you with tall ceilings, an open kitchen and dining area, to the west is a little greenhouse to take in the views and read in. Continue to a private spacious living room, bathroom with laundry and storage closet. Upstairs is a hallway full of books and storage, a large primary bedroom, cedar lined closet and charming bathroom. In between the guest house and main house is a two car carport, a large garage/shop/workout room with plenty of space to create what you would like in the dome shaped building. The guest house is equally charming with high ceilings and an open floor plan. A large kitchen and bathroom complete the sweet guest house. East of the guest house is a little barn with stables. Bring your horses and sense of adventure. MLS #111226 42 Dutchs Road $895,000

Large family home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, two car garage, and a spacious basement on almost four acres. This home has been cared for by one family who loved and maintained the home over the years. Conveniently located to town, but uniquely private and pastoral. Big views of Taos Mountain out of the living room, dining room and upstairs deck. Priced below a 2023 appraisal. MLS #111227 333 Espinosa Road $650,000

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Enchanted Homes Magazine has been a staple in showcasing real estate opportunities in the Enchanted Circle region for more than two decades. This area, encompassing the communities of Red River, Questa, Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Taos, and Taos Ski Valley, is renowned for its pristine air, majestic mountain views, clear blue skies, magnificent sunsets, and abundant public open spaces.

Outdoor enthusiasts, visitors and residents have a plethora of warmweather activities to indulge in, including fly fishing, golf, mountain biking, hiking, and rafting on the Rio Grande. The region’s natural beauty and rich history have long attracted artists and writers to Taos, with some perceiving the area as magical, others as spiritual, and for many, as an outdoor paradise offering a treasure trove of experiences.

For members of the Taos County Association of Realtors® (TCAR), the Enchanted Circle is not just a region for beautiful real estate but a cherished home they are eager to introduce to visitors and potential residents. The area’s sunny, mild climate makes it a popular choice for outdoor living enthusiasts. As winter transitions to spring, locals and visitors swap their winter gear for bicycles, rafts and hiking gear to explore the blossoming landscapes around them.

With easy access to extensive public lands spanning over a million acres, people are encouraged to immerse themselves in camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, off-roading, or simply relishing the natural beauty outdoors. The long stretch of pleasant weather in the Enchanted Circle also fosters a culture of outdoor living at home, where residents, regardless of the size of their living space, engage in various outdoor activities like gardening, hosting gatherings and unwinding in their outdoor sanctuaries.

Moreover, Taos residents can enjoy the thriving local food scene both at home and at the many patio restaurants in the area. With over 220 members catering to clients across five counties in Northern New Mexico, the Taos County Association of Realtors (TCAR) extends a warm invitation to explore and experience the unique charm and allure of the Enchanted Circle region. Visit, enjoy and consider making the region your home.

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President: John Johnston

Vice President: Catherine Moon

Secretary: Yvonne Trujillo

Treasurer: Kathleen Sullivan


Rachel Singer (Past President)

Jade Anaya

Devona Maes

Stacey Blish

Robban Reynolds

Robbie Puskarich (Angel Fire)

Linda Calhoun (Red River)

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102-104 West Plaza

On the west side, 102—104 are two stored totaling 8669 sq. ft. These spaces also include loft areas and boast easy, attractive access to both the Plaza and Camino de la Placitas. There is one long term tenant. With a “What could be?” Mindset, envision a large inviting retail area with your own personal living/working studio.


For centuries, the historic Taos Plaza has served as a vibrant hub, attracting locals, part-time residents, and visitors daily. Two exceptional parcels of real estate are now available for the first time in nearly a century, previously owned by one local family.

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115-117 North Plaza

At 115-117 North Plaza, you’ll find two retail spaces encompassing a total of 8027 sq. ft., complete with a basement and dual access to the Plaza and the John Dunn shops. There is one long term tenant.

102-104 West Plaza, Taos


Nestled among the tranquil Cottonwoods, along the Rio Grande River is a 2.7 acre compound, likeno other. It has a fascinating history as a commune but now is host to magical weddings and special events. Along with the restored historic log cabin, there is a 2 bed/2bath main residence that incorporates river views from every room. MLS #109024 See more of the property here: taosnewmexico.com/riverside-paradise

Investment Business Compound on Paseo del Pueblo Sur – This 5 unit commercial compound is comprised of an historic adobe home/office (formerly a Law office), restaurant, 2 additional offices and a small residential rental unit with 7300+ sq ft combined. The spacious adobe has been thoughtfully restored and maintains all the Northern New Mexico charm with vigas and kiva fireplace. The .6 acre grounds are lovely with mature trees and greenspace and there is easy access and sizable off street parking. The highly desirable location of the property is zoned C-1 and is located across from Albertsons. MLS # 109191 $1,590,000

Rio Hondo River frontage for 1/3 mile with lush trees and grass in an incredible canyon with year-round river and picturesque backdrops. Multiple building sites include a prominent cliff-top building site with wrap-around views at the top of “The Gates of Valdez. Pinon and Ponderosa cover the mesa with views across Valdez Canyon to the Taos area and distant mountains. The lower valley portion of this unequaled property includes Cottonwood, Willow, Pine and serene grassy meadows where wildlife abounds. Historically this property has yielded several Elk tags. MLS #110166 $1,490,000

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Weimer Magic

Situated in the desirable Weimer Foothills this welcoming Southwestern style hacienda features a stunning 3800 sqft adobe home with an attached guesthouse, on 5.2 acres of beautifully curated gardens and land. Entering through the landscaped brick courtyard, you’re welcomed into the formal living room with 14’ vigas ceilings, hard plaster walls, a large kiva fireplace and oversized windows. The inviting cook’s kitchen features upscale appliances,

custom cabinets and joined by a large dining room and accessible patio. The patio is a wonderful area for entertaining, dining al fresco by the kiva fireplace or to enjoy the sweeping views of town & mountains.

Primary bedroom w/ ensuite bath along with two guest bedrooms and two additional baths. Attached guesthouse includes a full kitchen, a private bedroom with bath, and a private entrance.

Living area is spacious and bright, with a glass atrium for views and a southern exposure. Well curated grounds include an abundance of healthy fruit trees, walled irrigated gardens, water catchment with storage cisterns, and a large meadow area. Bring your horses, chickens, or goats, to create a boutique farmstead. Easy access to hiking trails, HC Hospital, in-town shops and the world famous Taos Ski Valley.

Tucked away in the hills of El Salto, NM is a high mountain parcel with over 144 acres of private solitude. This mature forest is full of large conifers, numerous building sites, improved roads and electric, easy access, and all only minutes to Taos Ski Valley or the village or Arroyo Seco. This parcel has been accumulated by the current owner over the years. A new Owner can acquire as one parcel or as separate parcels, allowing many options. Its beautiful up there, cooler always than town, snowy in the winter and super secluded.

Located in the desirable Canon neighborhood, this 3 acre parcel of valley land has surface water rights and a well—along with sensible Covenants and Restrictions. Build your dream home and enjoy the incredible mountain and foothill views from sunrise to sunset. There is plenty of space to include your vegetable gardens, flower beds, bees and trees. Parcel is located close to the Weimer Foothills Trails, Holy Cross Hospital and all the conveniences of the Town of Taos.

Welcome to Vista Linda, where stunning mountain views and thoughtful covenants ensure your investment is as secure as it is breathtaking. This 1.25-acre lot is a canvas for your vision, complete with underground utilities that preserve the uninterrupted beauty of the landscape. The lot gently rises to the north, offering a perfect elevation for a picturesque residence. Seller will share their building plans by architect Rob Hughs, designed for this site and approved by the HOA. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of Vista Linda’s desirable community.

MLS# 110015 $1,195,000
109229 $175,000 APPLE COURT
107226 $2,500,000 EL SALTO
MLS# 111269 $53,000 VISTA LINDA
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Overlooking the Hondo Valley! Set on 2 acres this home has options as a full time residence, or an income property. The first floor has a large living area, a free standing wood stove, a spacious kitchen, full bath and a private master bedroom. Enjoy sweeping views of the Valley below from inside, or from the large exterior deck off the living area. The lower floor enjoys a private entrance, 2 full size bedrooms, a private bath, full kitchen, and laundry facilities. The house is situated along a ridge, with full length south facing windows for passive gain, and views for miles of the hondo valley, as it rolls into the Rio Grande gorge a mile to the west. This little oasis has been upgraded by the current Owner and has hosted visitors and friends. Come see why this is an opportunity to own a piece of the magic that is Taos.

Two in town authentic adobe casitas offer a great investment opportunity. Located in the heart of the Taos Historic District, these units offer an authentic experience of traditional New Mexican architecture and construction. The larger unit, with its spacious kitchen and expansive living areas, provides ample room for comfortable living. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it offers flexibility. The second unit offers a cozier layout, perfect for a more intimate living experience. Investing in these casitas presents an exciting opportunity to live in one unit while renting out the other for additional income. Taos Historic District means easy access to renowned galleries, restaurants, and cultural attractions. These casitas offer a blend of charm, convenience, and potential for both personal enjoyment and financial gain.

Building was designed and built as a working warehouse and distribution center, using sustainable development principles. The natural and harmonious features include; high ceilings and large clerestory windows, insulated walls of R-28, and R38, in the roof, maintains comfort and control inside. Efficient lighting, radiant heated floor zones, low volume plumbing fixtures & energy efficient controls systems, make this property a pleasure to own and operate. Exterior grounds are landscaped and irrigated with drought resistant plants. Inside, the building is designed as open offices and meeting areas, a library or large conference room, several private perimeter offices, a common kitchen area, two large bathrooms, and several clean and well lit storage and delivery areas. There is also a second commercial kitchen, with appliances in place near the loading area.

A Magical Oasis

This lovely family compound features a 3 bedroom main house along with a private guesthouse on 2.5 acres of irrigated land. The main residence’s passive design is highlighted by triple pane windows, an active air exchange system that adjust with the seasons, solar panels and double thick walls. The layout, with two primary suites and an adjoining office, offers flexibility and privacy. The chef’s kitchen as the heart of the home is a wonderful touch, inviting family gatherings and culinary adventures. The guesthouse adds another layer of versatility,

with its own amenities and privacy, perfect for visitors or perhaps even as a rental space. The shared outdoor areas, including the patio and carport, provide additional opportunities for relaxation and connection.The ample land, with its irrigation rights, offers endless possibilities for gardening, farming, animals, or simply enjoying the expansive panoramic views of the Sangre de Critso mountains. Overall, this compound captures the essence of Taos living with its blend of comfort, sustainability, and natural beauty.

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Irene Cordova brings a decade’s worth of real estate passion, expertise, and integrity to the Northern New Mexico market. After a successful career in Los Angeles as a top broker, her family moved “home” to New Mexico to replenish their roots and put their city skills to work.

As a committed community member, mother, wife, avid entrepreneur, and business professional, Irene now proudly serves as an Associate Broker with Realty One Enchanted Circle. “Real estate allows me to help my clients see, feel, and experience the beauty of Northern New Mexico responsibly and realistically.” As a woman of North/South American Indigenous and Swedish descent, she realizes people visit this area to experience a different way of life. “I understand the ‘awe’ of visiting or wanting to live in Northern New Mexico… the beauty is undeniable. But with great beauty, comes great responsibility.”

Irene and her husband, Clarence Cordova, a former Aerospace professional, and multi-generational Acequia Mayordomo of mixed Pueblo and Hispanic descent live on a 10-acre family ranch south of La Jicarita. “It’s a lot of work!” says Cordova. “My husband was born and raised in Vadito. His family built and operated a water-powered mill or “Molino”, that provided locally grown and ground corn and wheat to people near and far. The Molino, an official Historic Site in New Mexico offers their

"When a former buyer or seller recommends my services, that’s when I know I’ve done a great job.”
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children and community a look into the past while providing opportunities for the future.

For Irene, real estate is a big responsibility. “It’s my responsibility to help all parties arrive at a fair agreement that

brings equal benefits to all. I’ve learned to “really listen” to my clients’ needs. Their needs change and I must be flexible to those changes. In the end, it’s very satisfying knowing that everyone is happy with the results.”

The experiences gained from working, raising a family, and tending to the land have given Irene the foresight to understand the systems unique to buying property in this area. “Water rights, septic systems, land use… As a realtor and community member I ensure my clients are educated on the importance of these systems, especially living in a high mountain desert where water is most precious to us. I use my knowledge to benefit my clients in this important aspect of their buying process.”

Irene also dedicates her time to providing office management consulting services to local businesses. In 2004, she founded the first New Mexico Parent Teacher Student Association in the Taos Municipal School System. As a member of the State of New Mexico Acequia Association, she advocates for the safekeeping of the Acequia system and its cultural importance to communities state-wide. “The market is constantly changing,” says Cordova. “Staying on top of these changes ensures my clients find their next forever home or perfect investment property. When a former buyer or seller recommends my services, that’s when I know I’ve done a great job!”

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Year-to-Date through April 30, 2024 (four months)

2023 ended the year with sales well below 2022 in all categories of property. Both the number of closed sales and the dollar volume were down. The red-hot market of 2020-2022 was bound to cool off at some time, and 2023 was it. The sharp spike in interest rates, worries about inflation and the economy, and the scary geopolitical situation, combined to dampen buyer enthusiasm for real estate investments. 2024 should see the market regain momentum, as interest rates have begun to decline and the long-anticipated recession seems to be not happening. Call me for a free market analysis of the value of your property, and a consultation about the market and the selling process.

Through the first four months this year, the number of sales of Single-family Homes and Land are down compared to last year; Condo sales are almost exactly the same. The market cooled in 2023—with sales down vs. 2022 in all categories---and the trend continues. Buyers are not as plentiful, or as eager to buy, as they were during the 2020-2022 buying surge. Higher interest rates, worries about the economy and government debt, and the fraught geopolitical situation are dampening buyer enthusiasm for real estate investments. With the added anxiety of elections coming in November, it appears that 2024 will be another year of retrenching/ stabilzing. Interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve are going to be fewer and later than had been hoped for months ago. Mortgage rates are not likely to fall from current levels of around 7%. Call me for a free market analysis of the value of your property, and a consultation about the market and the selling process.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES – Unit sales are 14 fewer compared to the same time frame a year ago (-19%). Dollar sales are down 6%. Median price is up 17%, and average price is up 15%. Even though the number of buyers has diminished over the past year and a half, the supply of homes for sale remains inadequate for the demand; therefore, prices are still rising, albeit not as rapidly as during 2020-2022 when they rose 20% or more per year.

SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES – Unit sales were 29% fewer than last year. Dollar sales were down 31%. Median price was about the same (+1%), and average price was down 3%. The rapid price rises of 20%-25% per year during the 2020-2022 market surge were unsustainable. However, there is still more demand than supply, with the inventory of homes listed for sale the lowest it has been in many years; therefore, prices should remain fairly firm.

CONDOS – For the full year, unit sales were down 37% compared to last year. This was mainly due to lack of inventory---there were very few condos available for purchase. Dollar sales were down 25%. Median and average prices were actually up 17% and 19%, respectively, due to the acute shortage of inventory.

CONDOS – Year-to-date unit sales are up by 1 compared to last year (13 vs. 12). Dollar sales are up 2%. Median price is down 18%, and average price is down 6%. This is because last year 4 of the 12 sales were at Taos Ski Valley (where prices are much higher); this year only 2 of the 13 sales were at TSV. Condo inventory is also very limited, so prices should remain firm. 2024’s number of sales will probably be about the same as last year. There is not much construction of new units, so supply of condos will remain inadequate for the demand.

LAND – The number of sales was down 20% compared to last year. Dollar sales were down 21%, with median price down 5% and average price down 2%. The high cost to build a home, as well as the long time it would take (due to builders’ backlog of contracts) are affecting buyer interest in land. However, with the inventory of homes and condos likely to remain extremely low for the foreseeable future, building will make sense for some people.


LAND – So far this year, the number of sales is down by only 5 tracts vs. last year (-7%). Dollar sales are up 1%. Median price is down 4%, but average price is up 9%. The median (midpoint between lowest and highest sale price) is the more useful measure, as the average (mean) can be skewed by a few high-dollar sales. In the Land market, there is more supply than demand, so prices aren’t really rising. Land sales have been slowly picking up, but high building costs and interest rates will continue to be a constraint for land sales.

© Peter Lora of the Lora Company Read my complete Taos Real Estate Market Report at www.realestatetaos.com Full Year 2023 (12 months) NOTE: These data do not include Angel Fire and other areas in the Taos MLS that are not considered part of the main Taos market. Based on data from the Taos County Assn. Realtors MLS as of Jan. 4, 2024. Data are believed to be accurate but are not guaranteed. # Units Sold $ Volume Median Price Average Price Ave. Days on Mkt. 2023 68 $7,542,500 $76,800 $110,900 394 Incr (Decr) (5) $96,600 ($2,800) $10,400 198 Change -7.4% 1.3% -3.6% -3.6% -3.6% LAND 2024 63 $7,639,100 $74,000 $121,300 592 # Units Sold $ Volume Median Price Average Price Ave. Days on Mkt. 2023 12 $6,161,000 $457,000 $513,400 164 Incr (Decr) 1 $133,200 ($82,000) ($29,200) (65) Change 8.3% 2.2% -17.9% -5.7% -39.6% CONDOMINIUMS 2024 13 $6,294,200 $375,000 $484,200 99 # Units Sold $ Volume Median Price Average Price Ave. Days on Mkt. 2023 77 $38,818,900 $475,000 $504,100 107 Incr (Decr) (14) ($2,294,300) $80,000 $75,700 25 Change -18.2% -5.9% 16.8% 15.0% 2024 63 $36,524,600 $555,000 $579,800 132 SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES
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BORDERING TAOS VALLEY RANCH - Large home + attached guest house. Currently set up as 2BR/2BA + 1BR/1BA. Could easily be converted back to 4BR/3BA. The 2,693 sq. ft. main home and the attached 672 sq. ft. casita both have wonderful views overlooking the Ranch and across the valley to the mountains. A peaceful rural/agricultural setting, but only 4 miles from Taos center on a quiet dead-end road. $995,000 MLS 111003

BORDERING TAOS VALLEY RANCH - Large home + attached house. Currently set up as 2BR/2BA + 1BR/1BA. Could easily converted back to 4BR/3BA. The 2,693 sq. ft. main home and attached 672 sq. ft. casita both have wonderful views overlooking the Ranch and across the valley to the mountains. A peaceful rural/agricultural setting, but only 4 miles from Taos center on a quiet dead-end road. $945,000 MLS 111003

RENOVATED DUPLEX IN TOWN - Completely renovated adobe duplex just a few blocks from Taos Plaza. Each unit is 1BR/1BA. Offered fully-furnished, including dishware, glassware, silverware, cookware, towels, sheets, linen, artwork and decor items. Both units have large fully-fenced back yard. 2-car carport. $649,000 MLS 111031

All lots have access to the Rio Pueblo via a conservation easement. Shared wells, underground utilities, sensible restrictions. A beautiful setting to build a home and enjoy magnificent views, peace and tranquility. About 15 minutes south of Taos center. Prices from $145,000 - $175,000. MLS 107252, etc. Spectacular drone video at https://vimeo.com/703830616

RIVERBEND SUBDIVISION - 15 awesome lots from 3.0 - 4.8 acres. lots have access to the Rio Pueblo via a conservation easement. Shared wells, underground utilities, sensible restrictions. A beautiful setting to build a home and enjoy magnificent views, peace and tranquility. About 15 minutes south of Taos center. Prices from $145,000 - $175,000. MLS 107252, etc. Spectacular drone video at https://vimeo.com/703830616

COMMERCIAL SPACE IN TOWN - On the main thoroughfare through the heart of downtown Taos in the Central Business District, a few blocks from Taos Paza. This 4,655 sq. ft. space has been a gallery, and an office. Could be retail, restaurant, or other possible uses. Ample off-street parking in the rear. Large open floor plan with separate back room and storage and a sweet 315-s.f. apartment. $1,249,000 MLS 111027

COMMERCIAL SPACE IN TOWN - On the main thoroughfare through the heart of downtown Taos in the Central Business District, a few blocks from Taos Paza. This 4,655 sq. ft. space has been a gallery, and an office. Could be retail, restaurant, or other possible uses. Ample off-street parking in the rear. Large open floor plan with separate back room and storage and a sweet 315-s.f. apartment. $1,249,000 MLS 111027

BORDERED BY INDIAN LAND - Fine 1.06-acre lot bordered by large tract of Taos Pueblo land on one side. Magnificent views of mountains, sunsets and the Taos Valley. Utilities at the lot. Dead-end street with nice homes. In the popular Blueberry Hill area, close to Town of Taos, and convenient to Taos Ski Valley. $79,000 MLS 108125

360-DEGREE VIEWS - Outstanding1.35-acre home site with underground utilities, sensible restrictions. Peaceful setting about 15 minutes south of Town, past golf course and UNM campus, and not far from Overlook area hiking trails. $99,000 MLS 108810

IN-TOWN BUILDING LOT - Nice half-acre lot walking distance to center of town. Convenient to schools, shopping, etc. R-4 zoning can accommodate 2 residences. Town water, private sewer line, electric, phone and natural gas utilities nearby. Build your own, develop for sale, or hold as an investment! $99,000 MLS 109542

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ESCAPE TO TRANQUILITY JUST 2 MILES FROM TAOS PLAZA and discover your own slice of paradise on 5.61 acres of lush pastureland. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views and sunset vistas with surface water rights on the Pacheco Ditch. This territorial pitched roof, strawbale farmhouse offers three bedrooms, three baths, and a spacious 2100 square foot one bedroom one bath guest house with wrap around portals. Equestrian amenities include an 800 sq ft barn and space for farm equipment. Relax in a heated saltwater lap pool powered by solar energy and stay connected with fiber-optic internet. Secluded yet accessible, just minutes from Taos Plaza. Schedule your viewing today and start living your dream life in Taos. MLS# 111598 $1,580,000

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— Luxury mountain retreat. The main structure is a log lodge design. It was built with timbers brought from British Columbia. This home has a very private setting with exceptional views to the west ranging from Pecos Wilderness to the Wheeler Peak Wilderness. It also has a great view of Black Lake where the mini-series Lonesome Dove was filmed. It has multiple living areas including the entry living area with massive vaulted ceilings highlighted with spectacular views and two rock fireplaces. The gourmet kitchen has sub- zero appliances, granite countertops, working island and access to a large pantry area. It also has a sitting area with its own fireplace. The main house has three bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. All the bedrooms have in-suite bathrooms. There is also a separate one bedroom, one bath apartment above the three-car garage. The master suite has a huge vaulted ceiling, fireplace and a private patio accessed from the bedroom or bath. The master bath has two vanities, center island with drawers, soaking tub and shower with access to spacious “His and Hers” walk-in closets. The seven fireplaces located within the main house are all masonry construction with gas available to each for wood fire starting or conversion to gas burning fires. Other rooms in the main house include two office areas, wine cellar with tasting area, workout area, private storage, maintenance storage areas on the lower level and air-lock service entry for apartment, garage and main house. The main house has extensive landscaping with a large patio with its own fireplace and grill area. The patio area is highlighted with a re-circulating waterfall, creek and pond water feature. Logs are red cedar brought from British Columbia. There is a guest house located on the westerly side of the property with good access off of Colfax County Road B-38. Fishing at Hidden Lake as well as private spring fed pond on the property. There is also another small pond located on a year round creek on the SW portion of the property. Elk permits.

Full information package available on request. MLS 111449 $9,000,000

Lisa Sutton

3375 Mountain View Blvd. Suite E

Angel Fire, NM 87710

Office: 575.377.1192

Email: Lisa.sutton@cbmp.com angelfire.realestate

NOTE: The information supplied on these properties is from sources deemed to be reliable. No warranties, either expressed or implied, are made by COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES. Purchasers should verify all facts. These listings are subject to prior sale, withdrawal, or change by owner. angelfire.realestate 18
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CAÑON Rare, large (9.7 acre) improved parcel of land in Taos County tied to Town of Taos sewer in Canon with shared well with rights Includes development rights for 18 units. Gently sloping valley land with magni Located in the Canon area just 2 miles from Taos Plaza. DEER MESA/VALDEZ Set in pinon/juniper woodland on the sunny side of the Valdez valley these 2 parcels gives you clear views of Taos Mountain and El Salto and have level building sites. Deer Mesa re management and a robust Road Maintenance Agreement and sensible covenants and restrictions. MLS 108751: Lot 6 – 3.3 acres @ $145,000 | MLS 111386: Lot 18 – 5.41 acres @ $149,000 BLUEBERRY
With 360 degree views – on Rock Garden Gully – you get unparalleled vistas and seclusion and fabulous sunrises and sunsets - this rare 1.3 acre tract is the perfect spot to land your dream home. It is at, and electric is at the lot. MLS 110854 $97,000 SLIDE
Wonderful view-lled building site on south side of the paved county road just miles from the Rio Grande National Monument and the Slide Trail. Gentle rise to the south gives you a nice elevated building site and views to the Gorge, to Picuris Mtn and to Taos Mtn. MLS 110182 $65,000 PRICEREDUCED–WITHAWELL NEW LISTING 5+ACRES 19
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Simple Steps to Get Your Garden Ready for Planting

The days are warmer, acequia waters are flowing and gardeners are itching to plant. Jason Boiarsky, manager at Earthgoods Hydroponic and Organic Gardening Center, is well versed in the ups and downs of Taos gardening. As a growing enthusiast with years of hard-earned wisdom, Jason has some tried and true tips for planting your best high desert garden yet.

Pick your Planting Area

The first step is to choose a planting area. When picking this space, there are some important considerations: Where is the nearest water source? What kind of soil is available? And, perhaps most importantly, what are you hoping to grow?


Add Raised Beds?

Given the arid nature of New Mexico, most plants and flowers grow best in raised beds or an in-ground garden with amended soil. If living in a dry area far from groundwater, less nutrients and microbial life are present, making raised beds the best choice.

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Choose the Best Watering System

Irrigation is another major focal point. Plants and trees can be watered with a water tank, well water or house water. In either method, implementing a simple irrigation system can cut water usage by 70% when compared to hand watering. Given the scarce nature of water in the desert- the land will thank you!


Test your Soil

The sage may thrive but how good is your soil for growing fruits and vegetables? Using a soil test kit is the fastest way to gage the quality of the dirt you stand on, from nutrient levels to the general Ph. After testing, consult your local experts to learn what amendments will enhance your soil's growing potential.


Don't Plant Too Early

Last but not least is timing! Taos is famous for a last-minute June frost, which can put outdoor seedlings and new plants at risk. When planting outdoors, the local old wives tale is to wait until the snow has melted off the mountains.

test kits, greenhouse materials and lots of heartfelt advice. If you have a question- just ask Jason!

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“I was selling a house with a co-trustee and neither of us live in Taos. He helped us set a reasonable price for the house... Ryan was a huge help before we officially listed it, finding people to get all the maintenance done and making sure we got the house on the market as soon as possible. He has a strong network in Taos; we’d still be getting the house ready to put on the market if it weren’t for him...He communicated well throughout the process. I highly recommend Ryan if you are selling a house in Taos, and I imagine he’s strong on the buyer’s side, too.”

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“Ryan was excellent to work with. Sold our house in Taos very quickly and proficiently, and represented us to buy a house in Santa Fe. Ryan is conscientious, and communicates thoroughly throughout the whole process. Strongly recommend him.”

– David S.

“Ryan was by far the best realtor I have ever worked with. Super personable, error free, kind, and punctual. He made our out-of-state buying experience a total breeze. We are now in our dream home! I cannot recommend working with Ryan Trujillo enough!”

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A Local Approach to New Mexico Real Estate

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1417 Phillips in Weimer Neighborhood Stunning Southwest Style Home ~ Convenient Location ~ Meticulously Maintained MLS# 111652 $899k 232 Peralta Street - Pristine Woodworking Inside and Out, Stunning Accomplishment ~ Artistic Finishes Close to Town ~ Must See! MLS#111580 $480k 2 NM 196 Off Highway 522 ~ Duran’s Gas & Grocery in Costilla ~ Incredible Commercial Opportunity ~ Multi-Generational Business ~ Well Managed. MLS#111538 $1,259,000 543 State Rd. 150 in Arroyo Seco ~ Château des Montes ~ Swimming Pool ~ Renowned Architect MLS#110720 $1,599,000 241 Morgan Road in Weimer Impeccable Maintained ~ Enclosed Sunset Patio ~ Conveniently Located MLS#111412 NOW $745k 87 Arroyo del Alamo in Ranchos Orchard Custom Built Modern Territorial ~ 2+ Acres ~ Rio Pueblo GorgeViews MLS#111322 NOW $849k 401B Apache in Town of Taos Lovely Spacious Condo ~ High-End Finishes ~ Private Balcony 6 Months HOA Dues Covered MLS#111129 NOW $774,000
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19 Cielo Grande just West of the Gorge Custom Contemporary Hacienda ~ Off Grid ~ 20 Acres of Privacy with Views MLS#111199 NOW $745k
1654 State Highway 76 ~ Mountain of Opportunity on the High Road ~ Live-in Gallery $395k
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128 Dona Ana #216 Unit 16 in Town of Taos
Condo in Town ~ Garage ~
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MLS#110135 NOW $2,699,000 34 Sebastian Road in Vista Linda Brand New Build ~ Giant Primary Wing Expansive Sunset Views MLS#111410 NOW $665k
End of Des Montes Rim Road on the River ~ Absolute DREAM Land ~ Half Mile of River Frontage ~ Several
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Discover the Power of Experience

Taos Art Society, E. Martin Hennings Home Town of Taos/ Kit Carson Road. Amongst the willows. 7BD/6.5BA/2CG $4,999,000 MLS111069

Pueblo Architecture, Panoramic Views El Prado/Blueberry Hill, off Villa Ventosa. 2.63 Acres.

Taos Mountain as your backdrop Des Montes/Almas Road

3.74 acres @ $249,500 MLS 110847

McCarthy Plaza on Historic Taos Plaza. Landmark tourist destination est. 1934. Well maintained pueblo revival architecture. Land & Building. 17,000 sqft. @ $3,500,000 MLS 109564

It’s about Location. Newly renovated property Ranchos de Taos/Paseo del Pueblo Sur. 3BD/2.5BA Main & 1BD/1BA Guest. $695,000 MLS 111600

In Town Vegas de Taos Subdivision Upscale Neighborhood. 0.58ac $155,000 MLS 109503

Fabulous Proximity to UNM, TCC, Del Norte Nat’l

Traditional Hacienda Charm Meets Luxury El Prado /Winding drive off Millicent Rogers Road. 3BD/2BA Main & 1BD/1BA Casita. 2CG. 6.51 AC $1,850,000 MLS 111338

North of Questa/El Rito/Hwy 522 Owner nancing. 5.00 acres @ $75,000 MLS 104677

family compound,
110. 25.03 acres $360,000 MLS
Alpine Haven in Taos Canyon US64: Remote cabin bordering USFS. 4BD/2.5BA/3CG. 69.95 acres. $1,850,000 MLS 109051 A Welcoming Haven Reminiscent of Old Mexico Vista Linda/Near hiking,TCC, UNM with 360* views 3BD/2BA/2CG 1.19AC. $840,000 MLS110976 SEE REAL-TIME MLS LISTINGS, ALL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE NOW IN THE TAOS VALLEY.
Joel K. Schantz, CRB, QB, NMLS Realtor since 1981 Top Producer and Industry Leader SchantzCo.com 575-758-1924 ext. 501 Joel K Schantz jschantz@newmex.com Kristine Wood kristinewood@newmex.com Yvonne Lewis yvonnetaos@gmail.com Julie Bevill juliebevill6@gmail.com 575-758-1924 ext. 501 Office 575-770 6258 Cell 314A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico 87571 • www.schantzco.com The Tennis Ranch on Taos Ski Valley Road Award winning sports complex 6,820 sqft. club house, meeting rooms & restaurant. 7.52AC $1,900,000 MLS 107967 SchantzCo.com 575-758-1924 ext. 501 ©2024 BHH Afliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Afliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway afliate. Equal Housing Opportunity. 29 ENCHANTED HOMES CLVII enchantedhomeseller.com
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The Valdez Mountain Estate... Tucked away in the Carson National Forest awaits this tranquil paradise! 6,100 + square feet of luxurious, cabin style living. This amazing 3 level house boasts 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and is surrounded by an abundance of day to day living space both inside and out. Enter the home by parking in the oversized 2-car garage. There is so much to see, experience and enjoy in Northern New Mexico and this home is right in the heart of it all. Home is being sold furnished. Don’t let this one slip you by! Check out the Virtual Tour! MLS 111178 - $2,6000,000 - 88 Deer Mesa Road, Valdez

Located in the tranquil Ojo Sarco valley sits this amazingly beautiful property situated on .75 of an acre with some of the best views Northern New Mexico has to offer, is this well maintained 3 bedroom, 3 bath house with a casita. The home offers a spacious floor plan, with two living areas and a large kitchen with lots of storage. MLS 111000$418,000 - 532 County Road 69, Ojo Sarco


Right in the middle of the heart of the Town of Taos sits this artistically done, Pueblo Style Oasis. The main house is a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom home with a very convenient separate guest quarters/studio workshop. The Casita has a full bathroom, living area, heating, and plenty of room for a guest or two, with large beautiful windows peering into the landscaped courtyard. So tranquil and so comfortable... So many possibilities lie within the confines of this great location. Don’t miss the chance to make this YOURS! MLS 111203 - $595,000 - 132 Montaño Lane, Taos


Perfectly located rental property! Come check out this great opportunity for rental income and/or living space. These 3 combined lots have endless possibilities. The total acreage being sold together is about 1.08 acres. MLS 111166 - $470,000 - 605 AB 607 611 Chapel Lane


Views Galore!!! Yes, this home absolutely has some awesome 360 degree panoramic views with especially stunning views overlooking the Vista Linda Subdivision, near the Taos Country Club. Enjoy the bright blue sky and endless sunsets from the back patio of this magnificent 3 bedroom, 2 bath home situated on 1.07 acres. MLS 11477 - $699,000 - 18 Calle Del Sol

This gorgeous and well kept, true Taoseño style, adobe home offers amazing views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range and sky-melting sunrises! This home truly holds the cultural spirit of Taos and Northern New Mexico heritage within its walls. From the ground up, you get the sense of being within a New Mexico original built home... Inside, you will find the 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and all other rooms have been updated and yet they meticulously retain the original beauty of a traditional adobe home. In addition to the house and 1.0 acres of land, .45 acres of adjoining property is added to this sale. This wonderful location can be yours! Come check it out and see the endless possibilities for comforts and tranquility within a friendly neighborhood so conveniently located. MLS 109531, 514 Dolores Road, Price: $549,000

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Located on the North end of town and situated in a prime location with lots of visibility sits this commercial property with plenty of office and storage space. The property is currently zone General Commercial which offers a variety of business opportunities.

MLS 110715 - $700,000 - 428 Theodora Street

A breath of Taos fresh air in the Piñons de Taos Subdivision. Surrounded by mature piñon trees sits this gorgeous lot which beholds many amenities and awaits the perfect buyer! Close enough to walk or bike to the Taos Plaza yet tranquil enough to enjoy the forested surroundings. MLS 109764 - $170,000 - PRICE REDUCTION - LOT 7 Piñons De Taos Subdivision

So conveniently located off Paseo del Canon East awaits prime commercial lot. 2.95 acres, spacious enough for a large commercial building and substantial parking, with all public utilities nearby. This property also boast great views and ease of access. MLS 109003 - $400,000

0 Paseo del Canon East, Taos

10.35 acres of scenic mountain views that you just cannot resist! This location most likely has some of the best views for vacant land in the entire Taos Real Estate market. MLS 111393 - $273,000

0 Torres Road, Ranchos de Taos

Beautiful one acre parcels of land located on the south end of town with great mountain views. This vacant land sits within the Laguardia Subdivision which encompasses beautiful pueblo style homes. MLS 107669 - $62,000 & 107666 - $67,000 - Adjacent lots - 0 Laguardia, Ranchos de Taos

YVONNE TRUJILLO, Associate broker, focusing on residential real estate. 314 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte A, Taos, NM 87571 (575) 770-6271 yvonnetrujillo.com

The main home is a luxurious, solid adobe built in the 1870's with over 5200 square feet. 6 fireplaces, 2 stories, gourmet kitchen with Viking range, 2 dishwashers, and lots of room for entertaining. Primary suite with 2 bathrooms and 2 walk-in closets. Patio with great views of the property and the mature trees, plus a 3 car garage. Additional office, sunroom, 4 guest bedrooms, and formal living room and dining room. Guest home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms, formal dining room, 2 car garage and gorgous portal for entertaining or just morning coffee. Enclosed back yard for additional privacy. Property also has 1800 sq. ft. heated barn/garage for livestock or machinery, or a studio space. 3 private wells and water rights. MLS# 111399 , price is $2,699,000.00

575.613.3430 (c) dragonflytaos2@gmail.com 314A Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos 575.758.1924

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Cyndi Gonzalez 575-741-6534 Diane Enright 575-758-5478 Luisa Guercini 469-569-8753 Brandon Rose 575-779-9315
Whether you're on the hunt for your next savvy investment opportunity or looking for a property where you can grow your business, take advantage of this incredible offer in Taos Ski Valley! An existing 3 - story building plus a development site, the Al’s Run residences currently cash flow as employee housing. The existing building can accommodate additional units and offers dedicated parking. The Lot is ideal for multi-story residential and retail development, with below- ground access for a parking garage. Located in the Village core, less than one block from the Blake Hotel, shopping, dining, and the Base of Lift 1. High visibility and foot traffic. Cyndi Gonzalez C (575)-741-6534 O (575) 758-1924 cyndigonzalez@me.com John Phillips Associate Broker C (505) 264-4650 O (575) 758-1924 john.bhhstaos@gmail.com INVESTMENT/REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE HEART OF TAOS SKI VALLEY! JEWEL OF THE SOUTHWEST TURN-KEY HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE • Largest Music Venue in Northern NM •Full Commercial Kitchen • All FF&E, Inventory and NM Liquor License Included • Beautifully Renovated Architecture John Phillips Associate Broker C (505) 264-4650 O (575) 758-1924 john.bhhstaos@gmail.com BEAUSOLEIL Your dream home in the high desert awaits Located in desirable Arroyo Seco near the base of the canyon leading to the Taos Ski Valley, views and beauty abound. To explore Beausoleil, contact Cyndi or John. beausoleiltaos.com iconictaos.com 34 ENCHANTED HOMES CLVII enchantedhomeseller.com

Nestled in a grove of ponderosa pine and embraced by the fresh mountain air of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, this property offers more than a view… It offers a way of life. Following the natural movement of the hillsides, the private road leads you on a welcoming path to a unique home, resting perfectly in-tune with its environment containing all the amenities you would expect. This home is located on the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, just 30 miles south of historic Taos, New Mexico. At 8,500 ft, this 285+- acre landscape lends airspace to a stunning view of the 13,000 feet Jicarita Peak and neighbors the Carson National Forest and Pecos Wilderness. It stands ideally situated amongst Registered American Tree Farm) and produces a synergistic shrubs, elk, turkey, hawk and deer!

Property excellent for that unique family getaway, secondary or primary home compound, or corporate retreat, the use is endless.

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Sandia Canyon, Arroyo Hondo Located adjacent to Taos Pueblo Lands just 10 minutes north of Taos, this home is set in the privacy of the big pinons and junipers on 3 acres at the end of a private road. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath primary residence and 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest unit each have full kitchens, separate entrances and patio spaces. The large residence has a craft room or studio space. This two story property maximizes views of sunsets in the surrounding vistas and mountains. Extensive river rock planters, stairs and patios surround the house. The guest unit offers privacy for visitors, a caretaker opportunity for the property or for vacation rental of one or both residences. This is a high quality crafted custom home built in 2001 with many artistic details. The main unit is 2139 sf and the guest unit is 1073 sf. See it on marysellstaos.com.

MLS # 111523, $975,000

Foothills Homesite with a Well Share

Foothills lot in the Stakeout area, three acres with a well share. Nice views across the valley, to Taos Mountain, the Gorge Rim and beyond! Easy access. Enormous Cedars and Pinon trees line arroyos on the property. Oak clusters fill in, and the property is very vegetated, great for privacy. An Acequia crosses the property in the lower section. MLS # 110875, $165,500

Ten Acres near the Rio Grande Gorge Rim

This 10 acre parcel has a well share, electricity and internet and private road. Quality improvements include roads to the property with drainage culverts. This is near the Rim of the Rio Grande Gorge, which you can see in the distance. MLS # 110561, $375,000 (Also see MLS #110564 for a 2 acre parcel at $85,000 with the same features)

Mary Emery Qualifying Broker 575.770.8382 (C) 575.758.0080 (O) marysellstaos.com

METICULOUSLY DESIGNED AND EXTREMELY WELL THOUGHT OUT, this breathtaking home seamlessly blends modern living with the timeless appeal of the Arroyo Seco countryside. There truly is a space for everyone in this expansive 3,389 sq ft home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in the main living area with another full bathroom in the attached studio/workshop of 553 sq feet of heated space that could easily be converted into a studio apartment or used as a 3rd car garage. The main garage holds two cars and is wired for electric car charging.

The kitchen, dining room, and living room together constitute an openconcept great room with expansive views. The living room has a beautiful floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace with a beautiful wooden mantle, a custombuilt bookcase, Hunter Douglas blinds with remote, a cathedral ceiling, and expansive windows looking out on Taos Mountain in the foreground and Truchas Peaks in the distance. The custom kitchen is an entertainer's dream with two islands, stone window ledges, a Wolf induction cooktop, a separate Wolf convection oven, two Bosch dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and tons of storage.

There are three operable skylights, one remote controlled, which bring lots of sunshine into the interior greenhouse/ flex space and the spacious, private office has its own entrance. Adjacent to the great room, separated from the living room by large folding glass doors to enjoy even more light, you'll find a den with a kiva fireplace, featuring windows with even more views and French doors opening into the back yard. Throw open the windows and doors in the summer to hear the songbirds and bring the beautiful weather in, or build a fire in the wood-burning kiva fireplace in the winter and watch the snow come down in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The attention to detail in this home and property is simply incredible and a must see.Truly the epitome of a Taos Dream Home!

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5-377s, ravines,h ation. The Ocate MLS #100098 ONT avail ’S RANCH s, grassla ation. The Ocate River w MLS #100098 $350,000 LAKEF 27.40 ppin +/- acre pr 575-758-5852 •575-377-2626 • 888-687-5253 TS OF LAND 27.40 make a stunning com 10-20 a LOTS OF GENTLEMAN’S RANCH with rugged beauty .bluffs, ravines,hills, grasslands, and rocky outcroppings make a stunning combination. The Ocate River winds through this 87+/- acre property. MLS #100098 $350,000 575-758-5852 •575-377-2626 • 888-687-5253 LOTS OF LAND INCOMPARABLE TURLEY MILL 10 acre parcel in upscale Turley Mill. MLS 105128 $220,000 SKYBOX 27.40 acres nestled in the Canon Foothills borders Carson National Forest MLS 11146 $385,000 GENTLEMAN’S RANCH with rugged beauty .bluffs, ravines,hills, grasslands, and rocky outcroppings make a stunning combination. The Ocate River winds through this 87+/- acre property. MLS #100098 $350,000 10-20 acre Parcels starting at $92,500. Parcels bordering NATIONAL FOREST available 575-758-5852 •575-377-2626 • 888-687-5253 LOTS OF LAND INCOMPARABLE TURLEY MILL 10 acre parcel in upscale Turley Mill. MLS 105128 $220,000 SKYBOX 27.40 acres nestled in the Canon Foothills borders Carson National Forest MLS 11146 $385,000 GENTLEMAN’S RANCH with rugged beauty .bluffs, ravines,hills, grasslands, and rocky outcroppings make a stunning combination. The Ocate River winds through this 87+/- acre property. MLS #100098 $350,000 10-20 acre Parcels starting at $92,500. Parcels bordering NATIONAL FOREST available 575-758-5852 •575-377-2626 • 888-687-5253
INCOMPARABLE TURLEY MILL 10 acre parcel in upscale Turley Mill. MLS 105128 $220,000 SKYBOX 27.40 acres nestled in the Canon Foothills borders Carson National Forest MLS 11146 $385,000
GENTLEMAN’S RANCH with rugged beauty .bluffs, ravines,hills, grasslands, and rocky outcroppings make a stunning combination. The Ocate River winds through this 87+/- acre property. MLS #100098 $350,000 10-20 acre Parcels starting at $92,500. Parcels bordering NATIONAL FOREST available “LAND... It’s the only thing in the world that lasts.”
Left to right: Austin Efurd, Sally Torres, Paula Madappa Qualifying Broker, Ellen Lerner, Faith Saunders 10-20 acre Parcels. LAKEFRONT available.
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11 Vail Loop, Angel Fire NM

$699,000 MLS #111263

This 3 bedroom 2 bath mountain home offers a large living room featuring an attractive rock-wall wood-burning replace, with a high-quality insert and blower to warm the family on chilly evenings. Relax in the over-sized game room that includes a pool table and room for much more. Enjoy a great kitchen with room for dining, plus plenty of cabinet storage and countertop space. House includes a bonus loft and an extra sunroom! New features include a new roof, new front door and new appliances! During the winter months, enjoy the convenience of a skier drop off area just a short distance from this home.


47 Clint Rd, Valle Escondido NM

$720,000 MLS #110972

Nestled between Angel Fire and Taos this 3 bd 2 ba charming cabin on almost 2 acres is the perfect retreat located in an ideal mountain setting. Step inside and be amazed by the cabin’s cozy interior.The spacious living room offers rustic charm with a replace creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.This cabin also features a loft area that includes an additional bedroom and a cozy reading nook. Efcient solar panel grid for convenient renewable energy source plus a greenhouse for gardening is a bonus. Embrace the tranquility of the countryside while relaxing in a private hot tub, where you can unwind and soak up the stunning views.


181 El Camino Real, Angel Fire NM

$1,945,000 MLS #111365

One of the closest ski in/ski out houses to the Angel Fire Ski Area.The home sits on approx 1.92 acres and has amaizing views off the southwest side of the property and views of ski run on the northern side. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with two living areas, two full kitchens as well as two laundry areas. If you are a skier or a Mountain biker it doesn’t get much better than this. Potential for rental is high. Angel Fire Resort Amenities package is part of your membership. You and your immediate family will enjoy ski passes, country club access, golng in the Summer and more.

Call Lisa Today! CELL: 505.603.0525 3375 Mountain View Blvd. Suite E Angel Fire, NM 87710 Office: 575.377.1192 Email: Lisa.sutton@cbmp.com angelfire.realestate Lisa Sutton CELL: 505.603.0525 | Lisa.sutton@cbmp.com | angelfire.realestate Global Luxury Certied Agent NOTE: The information supplied on these properties is from sources deemed to be reliable. No warranties, either expressed or implied, are made by COLDWELL BANKER MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES. Purchasers should verify all facts. These listings are subject to prior sale, withdrawal, or change by owner.

Luxury living awaits at this extraordinary, 6.88-acre home designed by the renowned Taos architects Reynolds and Kolshorn. You will be captivated by the breathtaking vistas of big Taos skies from the exquisitely landscaped patio, ideal for entertaining. The serene ambiance continues inside the home with multiple fireplaces throughout. The state-of-the-art kitchen is a chef ’s dream, comple te with an Italian pizza oven. This home is a true work of art with intricate details and a handcrafted, world-class art collection tha t is sure to impress. Prepare to be enchanted by this private, magical oasis that offers both tranquility and convenience in a picture-perfe ct setting.


7.86 Acres | Private Well | Utility Hook-ups I $320,000 I MLS 110221

Conveniently located, 10 minutes from Taos Plaza and 20 minutes to Taos Ski Valley. Circular driveway. Expansive views from all directions. This breathtaking property is primed and ready to develop your single or multiple home site.


3.08 Acres. Acequia Rights Included. Parking to accommodate 50+ vehicles. 14,400 sq ft of buildings, including : Adobe high-cei ling auditorium or gymnasium with Garage or backstage area, Spacious adobe studio, Two manufactured buildings, A substantial adobe structure housing five large classrooms. All buildings house bathrooms. In addition, a Separate convent featuring gathering roo ms, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and a contemplation room, Stunning Mountain Views, Proximity to Historic Landmarks. Formerly the San Francisco de Asis Catholic School and campus, this multi-use zoned property offers a unique Investment Opportunity. Whether you envision revitalizing it into another Educational Institution, transforming it into a Retreat Center, Art Space, Bed & Brea kfast or creating a sprawling Family Compound, the canvas is yours to paint!

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms | $1,500,000 | MLS 110271
SUSTAINABLE LUXURY LIVING 10 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms I $895,000 I MLS 11404 and 111411
Global Luxury Specialist, Broker Associate Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties M 212.534.2282 | O 575.758.8673 Lisa.Harris@cbmp.com www.LisaHarris-RealEstate.com Lisa Harris LOCAL EXPERTISE, GLOBAL REACH 41 ENCHANTED HOMES CLVII enchantedhomeseller.com


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It is common to see ‘houses’ listed for sale; this magazine is filled with them. It is less common to see ‘homes’ listed for sale – the properties that have been expressly loved and meticulously maintained. This magazine has some of those too. It is, however, exceptionally rare to see a near-perfect gem listed for sale. A property unparalleled because the owner’s original plan did not include listing it for sale. But sometimes life gets in the way and for the discriminating buyer who wants to own a rare find in Taos, there is a dream located at 1144 Juniper Road for sale. The property ticks the list of boxes that most homeowners want today and then takes it up a notch by adding an all-new list full of boxes, checking those off as well – turning a dream into reality.

It was love at first sight for the owners who before stepping foot into the home, knew the property would work for them and their canine family. “We saw the land, the grass, and the views of the mountains and we knew we had found home,” said Kay Martin who with her spouse, Alana Hankins, had been searching for a specific property. “We wanted to be able to enjoy the outside area as much as the inside,” commented Martin which was the catalyst for what came next.

Shortly after closing on their purchase and getting semi-settled, a complete and total rebuild began. “The shell is the same,” explained Martin, “but we rebuilt everything else.” Indeed, other than one doorknob and four ‘vintage’ shelves in a linen closet, what was then a house transformed into the dream it is today.

We saw the land, the grass, and the views of the mountains and we knew we had found home,
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We took a space that was too dark and brought in the light.

Hankins grew up in a home her mother had designed and decorated and credits that experience with her professional-level eye for quality and style. “It was a complete renovation. We took a space that was too dark and brought in the light.”

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As Hankins described, “Where old world meets new world,” the space is modern and contemporary while feeling comfortable and unassuming. Multiple visionary options were considered and included - shortcuts, however, were not. Where once were walls and ceilings that felt small and closed in are now tall and open spaces that flow with, as Martin described, “the biggest windows that would fit in every space.” As the couple designed and built their dream home, they worked with two different construction crews and lived in one room, then moved to another as the transformation progressed.

Where old world meets new world,” the space is modern and contemporary while feeling comfortable and unassuming.
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An old wood-burning fireplace was replaced with a modernized gas version.

Walls were moved, and plaster was added. Plumbing was relocated to accommodate modern demands. Room sizes were changed – a new closet here, a built-in there. An old wood-burning fireplace was replaced with a modernized gas version. As more of nature’s natural beauty was welcomed into the interior the continuity of care and attention to detail continued outside.

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With xeriscaped perimeters, the grassy backyard has unobstructed views of Taos Mountain. 360-degree panoramas guarantee watching sunrises and sunsets with a slight turn of the head. According to Martin, “We fenced in as much as we could for our dogs but as little as we needed to respect the wildlife.” Sitting on nearly two acres, part of the magic of 1144 Juniper Road is that the space feels far more expansive. Elk, coyotes, and bobcats are frequent visitors yet pets – and anyone with small children – are protected and safe thanks to the elaborate, yet simple, fencing. The property is gated to afford the canine side of the family ultimate freedom. The dogs have carved trails through the sage – also conducive for humans. Not to overlook any potential for exercise, there is a quarter-mile gravel track within the fence for anyone (dog or human).

The property is gated to afford the canine side of the family ultimate freedom.
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Perhaps the biggest potential for adding to the near-perfect property is the large, fenced-in area. A couple of tons of new pea gravel was laid for the current playground and agility course for the dogs. If the new owners don’t need a dog play area, the space has the potential to become a putting green, a tennis court, a labyrinth, raised bed gardens, a casita, or perhaps an alpaca or two.

“We built our dream house never expecting we would have to move,” concluded Martin. Dreams however are meant to be shared. The dream is destined to continue for the next owners of 1144 Juniper Road.

For more about 1144 Juniper Road

Contact Jolie Jones at 575-737-WEST or visit JonesWestTaos.com

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We built our dream house never expecting we would have to move,” concluded Martin. Dreams however are meant to be shared.

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is your complete source for fine home furnishings, mattresses, and now gifts and provisions! Find every style from modern to eclectic, rustic to refined ranch. Top name brands, like Flexsteel, La-Z-Boy, Stressless, American Leather as well as many others are in stock and available to special order. All can be found at Taos Lifestyle. Lighting, bar stools, bedding, sheets, rugs and accessories along with our complimentary design service finish off your look! We have the largest in-stock selection of mattresses in Northern NM. Delivery and set up available everywhere. The best place to buy a mattress 18 years in a row and best home furnishings store, 10 years in a row! Visit our new expanded store including gift/provisions department.

Find Taos Lifestyle at 815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur (575) 758-5885 Shop online at TaosLifestyle.com

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The Red Arrow Emporium wishes to thank Taos for 20 great years in business. We love you Taos!

We are New Mexico’s favorite luxury and fine furniture store. We feature the best in American-made fine furniture, lighting, accessories, and art. The most original designs and stocked inventory are ready to take home today. We are located just two miles North of the Taos Plaza, in the Overland Sheepskin Ranch. We are locally owned and family-operated. We feature Old Hickory Furniture, Green Gables, Classic Leather, Omnia, Marshfield, and Simmons Beautyrest. Live with pieces you love. You’ve been to the rest now come to the Best. See us on Facebook and Instagram.

Located at 1405 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, El Prado. (575) 758-0540

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Smart Landscaping

Jimmy Cisneros from Gecko Landscaping talks about capturing the true beauty of the


Landscaping is a simple way to vivify your external surroundings, threading a distinct aesthetic between home and yard. Jimmy Cisneros of Gecko Landscaping has worked on properties of all shapes and sizes, sculpting artful environments using the southwest's natural beauty as his main inspiration.

When designing a yard, Jimmy is always conscious of water, "Remember, you live in the desert. We have limited water, so use wisdom when landscaping your home." By honoring the natural rhythms of the land, Jimmy seeds gardens that thrive for a lifetime.



Jimmy frequently highlights native plants in his landscape design, with an awareness of the natural environment they come from. For example, aspen grow at high altitudes, in well-drained soils. It’s best to avoid planting aspen in clay or caliche soils, and avoid planting in south facing areas.

Some examples of plants, flowers and trees that grow well in northern New Mexico are Apache plume, moonshine yarrow, penstemons, native yuccas, Pawnee buttes sand cherry, Utah service berry, butterfly bush, zauschneria, rock cress, prairie switch grass, echinacea, catmint, mountain mahogany, red valerian, giant sacaton grass, mountain mahogany, sagebrush, Juniper, bear grass, apricots and the desert olive tree.


Trees common to this region can thrive on little water, making them an excellent addition to regional landscapes. Trees that flourish in Taos include Rocky Mountain juniper, Southwest white pine, aspen, ponderosa pine and of course piñon pine. “Be cautious when planting trees,” says Jimmy. “Avoid planting them too close to your house, as they will grow.”

Fallugia paradoxa a.k.a. Apache Plume. Photo: Wikipedia Juniperus scopulorum a.k.a. Rocky Mountain Juniper. Photo: Wikipedia
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Whether using recycled bark, mulch or gravel, mulch will keep the roots of trees, shrubs and perennials cool, moist and happy. “This cuts water usage down considerably, sometimes by half,” says Jimmy. “A good step toward conserving our dwindling water table.”


Be mindful not to overplant. “A loaded color palette might seem enticing but can easily look too busy over time,” says Jimmy. “Remember, everything grows. Favorite installations generally include some simplicity, open space and room for someone to wander and explore without needing a machete.”


As always, be mindful of water. Groundwater and acequias can dry up during times of drought. When developing an irrigation system consult a licensed, professional irrigation contractor.

Gecko Landscaping specializes in irrigation services, stone work, outdoor living spaces including kitchens and fire pits, erosion control, drainage mitigation, seeding, hydroseeding, maintenance, steel and metal work as well as outdoor lighting.

Gecko Landscaping, El Prado, NM 575.770.1177


Photo: Shutterstock Acequia. Photo: Shutterstock
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Photo: Shutterstock


Kit Carson Park
SAN CRISTÓBAL TAOS SKI VALLEY Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
& Colorado Santa Fé & Albuquerque To Pot Creek & Las Vegas Taos Visitors Center Taos Country Club
To Costilla
Kit Carson Park
Taos Pueblo El Norte


The Enchanted Circle is an 83-mile circular highway of stunning scenery that links the Taos Pueblo, considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the nation, with towns and areas known for their history, culture and abundance of outdoor activities. The drive takes approximately 2 ½ hours, but be sure to add time for plenty of stops along the way.


Taos Plaza resides at the heart of the historic district, surrounded by shops, galleries and restaurants within easy walking distance of neighboring homes. At nearly 7,000 feet, the town is relatively flat with a variety of native plants and trees. Home sale price range:  Low: $100,000 - High: $1,862,500


An increasingly popular area for homes surrounded by sagebrush mesas and a short drive into the town of Taos. Home sale price range:  Low: $350,000 - High: $1,051,550



This popular area is conveniently located and tucked in and around sagebrush and juniper trees.

Home sale price range:  Low: $195,000 - High: $1,300,000


Where rolling high desert mesa meets the historic Río Grande Gorge, this village of adobes, ranches and a community store and restaurant is popular with fishing enthusiasts and summer picnics near the base of the historic John Dunn Bridge.

Home sale price range:  Low: $149,000 - High: $1,460,000


The picturesque village of Arroyo Seco invites visitors to stroll throughout the shops, galleries, and cafés. Arroyo Seco and Des Montes have rolling terrain with orchards and ranches. The areas offer expansive mountain views..

Arroyo Seco home sale price range:  Low: $240,000 - High: $1,890,000

El Salto home sale price range:  Low: $969,000 - High: $2,500,000 Des Montes home sale price range:  Low: $360,000 - High: $1,679,000


Home to San Francisco de Asís, the most photographed church in the nation, Ranchos de Taos is accented with quaint adobe structures, galleries and shops. High terrain and ridges open to views of the Río Grande Gorge and surrounding mountains.

Home sale price range:  Low: $110,000 - High: $1,200,000


Located in close proximity to area schools, Holy Cross Medical Center and the Taos Youth and Family Center, local building restrictions protect the natural landscape and views of the mountains and foothills.

Home sale price range:  Low: $275,000 - High: $1,235,000

The village of Valdez sits at the base of the world-renowned Taos Ski Valley. Both areas offer opportunities to live at high altitude and amongst the woodlands and valleys along the Río Hondo. Taos Ski Valley has become a year-round destination attracting visitors in all four seasons.

TSV home sale price range:  Low: $685,000 - High: $1,250,000

TSV condo sale price range:  Low: $225,000 - High: $1,937,000

Valdez home sale price range:  Low: $539,000 - High: $2,625,000


Hiking trails, campgrounds and extensive mountain views abound in this pristine setting positioned along the Río Fernando.

Taos Canyon Home sale price:  Low: $319,000 - High: $785,000

Cañon Home sale price range:  Low: $293,500 - High: $1,700,000


Home to ‘Outlaw Hill’ where Old West outlaws hid from authorities within the thickness of the piñon and juniper trees, this area affords expansive mountain views.

Home sale price range:  Low: $799,000 - High: $2,800,000


The rich meadowlands of El Prado abuts the town of Taos and is replete with shops, a gallery, cafés and restaurants. The neighboring residential areas of Ranchitos and Los Córdovas are similar in style and landscape and all have awe-inspiring views of Taos Mountain

El Prado home sale price range: Low: $231,000 - High: $1,205,000 Ranchitos home sale price range:  Low: $119,000 - High: $998,000 Córdovas home sale price range: Low: $470,000 - High: $510,500


20 minutes east of Taos, this community surrounded by the Carson National Forest offers year-round recreation including hiking, hunting, camping, mountain biking and ATV trails. The area appeals to full- and part-time residents who enjoy an active community lifestyle with a swimming pool, golf course and playground.

Home sale price range:  Low: $322,500 - High: $1,050,000


Cradled in the majestic Moreno Valley, this town is home to a nationally recognized charter school and is a popular year-round destination for skiers, golfers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all types.

Home sale price range:  Low: $155,000 - High: $2,199,999


The river of the same name runs through this picturesque town surrounded by the Carson National Forest. This traditional ski town invites travelers and tourists to stay, ski and enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants.

Home sale price range:  Low: $149,000 - High: $1,500,000


Located at the ingress/egress point of the neighboring town of Red River, this agricultural town at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains hosts a popular seasonal farmer’s market and has shops and restaurants.

Home sale price range:  Low: $55,000 - High: $750,000

Price data provided by the Taos County Association of REALTORS® (TCAR). Prices are based on MLS information for the period Nov 1, 2021 through Oct 31, 2022. Neither the New Mexico Association of REALTORS® (NMAR) nor the Taos County Association of REALTORS® (TCAR) guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data is maintained by TCAR and may not reflect all real estate activity in the indicated area or market.



The 5.4 square miles of incorporated town of Taos spreads out beneath the shadow of Pueblo Peak (12,305) and is bounded roughly by the Río Lucero on the north and Río Grande de Ranchos on the south. At 7,000 feet in elevation, Taos experiences winter lows in the single digits and summer highs in the low 90s. Taos Puebloans inhabited the sage-piñón-juniper mountain front for several centuries before Spanish explorers arrived around 1600. Soon, Spanish settlers returned, armed with land grant decrees from the king. The central Plaza became the hub of activity and the site of conflicts – often bloody – between the Spanish, natives, and late-arriving Americans. Long isolated from the outside world, Taos began to grow in the 1960s with an influx of hippies to nearby communities. Taos continues to grow to this day with young ski bums and rafters and older retirees.

Commercial activity centers on the Plaza area and along north and south ends of Paseo del Pueblo, the main thoroughfare. A popular home for Southwest artists, Taos boasts dozens of galleries, boutiques, and craft shops – plus renowned studio tours and arts and crafts festivals. Dozens of restaurants serve up wide varieties of cuisine; the Northern New Mexico red-sauce dishes are celebrated. Just south of town in Ranchos de Taos sits St. Francis de Asís Catholic Church, reputed to be the most photographed church in America. The Catholic influence can be seen in the cemeteries, roadside descansos, and neighborhood churches called capillas and moradas. The locals speak a patois of English and Castilian Spanish.

As the county seat, Taos is home to the county government and district courts. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have a strong presence in town. On the outskirts of town, pastures, fields, and gardens irrigated by ancestral acequias extend out from the rivers and streams.


Estimated 2020: 6,474

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Gross Receipts Tax 8.6875 percent Lodgers Tax 5.00 percent

Residential Tax Rate 19.182 mills

Source: New Mexico Tax & Revenue Dept.; Taos County Assessor’s Office


Taos Municipal School District Ranchos Elementary, Enos García Elementary, Arroyos del Norte Elementary, Taos Middle School, Taos High School, Taos Cyber Magnet

Charter schools: Taos Charter School, Anansi Charter School, Vista Grande High School, Taos Integrated School for the Arts, Taos Academy Charter School, Taos International School

Higher education: University of New Mexico-Taos


Taos Youth and Family Center, taosyouth.com, (575)758-4160, with game roiom, video games, swimming pool, ice rink; Fred Baca Park, Kit Carson Park Athletics, Taos Eco-Park (soccer, lacrosse); Hiking/Biking Carson National Forest, fs.usda.gov/carson, (575) 758-6200; Bureau of Land Management, Taos Field Office, (575) 758-8851; Ute Mountain

and Río Grande del Norte National Monument; popular trails include Devisadero Loop, South Boundary Trail, Rim Trail

Bowling: Gutters Bowling Alley, taosbowling.com, (575) 758-2695


Mayor and four-member town council, staggered four-year terms; town manager; taosgov.com


North Central Regional Transit District regional service, (505) 629-4725 or (866) 206-0754, ncrtd.org

Taos Regional Airport general aviation (575) 758-4995, taosgov.com/149/Airport


Holy Cross Hospital (575) 758-8883, holycrossmedicalcenter.org

NextCare Urgent Care (575) 758-1414 Taos VA Clinic (575) 751-0328 albuquerque.va.gov/locations/TaosClinic.asp


Santa Fe 70 miles

Albuquerque 131 miles

Denver 287 miles

Dallas 674 miles

Phoenix 595 miles

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Taos Ski Valley sits at the head of the Rio Hondo Canyon, surrounded by Carson National Forest in what is known as the La Cal Basin. New Mexico’s highest point, Wheeler Peak (13,167), rises to the east, and the ridge off Kachina Peak (12,481) sets the western boundary. The climate is montane and alpine, with winter lows below zero and summer highs in the 70s.

The economy of the area is dominated by Taos Ski Valley, a world-class winter sports mountain that is known for its steep trails and an average of 300 inches of snowfall. The basin first attracted settlement when gold and copper were discovered in the early 1900s.

Founders Ernie and Rhoda Blake put up the first ski lift in 1956 and, until 2013, the family owned the resort. In 2013, the family sold the mountain and facilities to former hedge fund manager Louis Bacon, who began upgrades and renovations starting with the 2014 construction of the Kachina Peak chairlift.

The base area, at 9,200 feet elevation, includes day and overnight facilities. The mountain has 15 lifts and 110 trails, with a total vertical drop of more than 3,000 feet. Typically, about 250,000 skiers

and snowboarders hit the slopes every year. Other winter activities include snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country and back-country skiing, and tubing. In the summer, the main chairlift takes hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers to mid-mountain.

The Village of Taos Ski Valley, incorporated in 1996, encompasses 2.3 square miles in the valley and administers municipal services, such as water, sewer, and police.


Estimated 2019

56 year-round; up to 4,000 seasonal (winter)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Village of Taos Ski Valley Master Plan


Gross Receipts Tax Rate 9.4375 percent

Lodgers Tax Rate 5.0 percent

Residential Property Tax 25.728 mills

Sources: New Mexico Tax & Revenue Dept.; Taos County Assessor’s Office


None; area within Taos Municipal School District


Hiking/Mountain Biking/X-C Carson National Forest, www.fs.usda.gov/ carson, (575) 758-6200; popular trails include Williams Lake Trail, Bull ‘O The Woods Trail, Gold Hill Trail, Yerba Canyon Trail, Gavilan Canyon Trail. Fishing: Rio Hondo, Lake Fork


Mayor and four-member village council, staggered four-year terms; village administrator


TSV daily shuttle to Santa Fe and Albuquerque airports (800) 776-1111 (Winter Only)

North Central Regional Transit District regional service, (505) 629-4725 or (866) 206-0754, ncrtd.org


Mogul Medical Urgent Care open during ski season only; mogulmedical.com, (505) 776-8421


Taos 19 miles

Santa Fe 87 miles

Albuquerque 149 miles

Denver 297 miles

Oklahoma City 543 miles

Dallas 693 miles




The town of Red River bustles along the Red River, a mountain tributary to the Rio Grande. The settlement’s elevation is 8,750 feet, and it’s surrounded by Carson National Forest and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The climate ranges from winter lows below 0 to summer highs in the 70s. Thunderstorms often roll through on summer afternoons.

Gold miners first settled the area in the mid-1800s. These days, the local economy relies upon winter tourists who ski and snowboard, plus summer tourists who come to hike, mountain bike, drive ATVs and relax in the cool temperatures. Some 1,200 seasonal homes house many of these visitors.

Red River Ski Area rises to the south of town with a vertical drop of 1,600 feet. The mountain includes 58 trails and six lifts on 290 acres and typically attracts more than 120,000 ticket buyers in a winter season. The ski area offers a popular Aerial Ropes Course and the Pioneer Flyer, a small seated-type zip line. In the summer, lifts run for mountain bikers, hikers, and sightseers.

For a fee, wintertime enthusiasts can explore the 21 miles of groomed skiing and snowshoeing trails at Enchanted Forest Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Area, located 3 miles east of town. In town, private rental services lease out snowmobiles and ATVs, and horse trail-riding is a popular summer activity.

The town of Red River administers municipal services for residents, visitors and nearly 200 businesses in the community. The town hosts a number of popular summertime events, beginning with the three-day Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally that typically attracts more than 20,000 motorcyclists for the long weekend.


Estimated Red River 2020

465 year-round; approx. 4,000 seasonal

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Red River Comprehensive Plan


Gross Receipts Tax 8.8125 percent

Lodgers Tax 5 percent

Residential Tax Rate 18.191 mills

Source: New Mexico Tax & Revenue Dept.; Taos County

Assessor’s Office


Questa Independent School District

Red River Valley Charter School, Alta Vista Elementary & Intermediate, Questa Junior/Senior High School, Roots and Wings Community Charter School Cimarrón Municipal Schools Eagle Nest Elementary/Middle School, Cimarrón High School, Moreno Valley High School (Angel Fire charter)


General Brandenburg Park, Toni Woerndle Park, Mallette Park, Red River Softball Field/Park

Hiking/Biking/ATV-Snowmobiling Carson National Forest, fs.usda.gov/carson, (575) 758-6200; popular trails including Red River Nature Trail, Columbine Trail, Sawmill Park Trail, Middlefork Trail, Goose Creek Trail

Fishing Red River; Cimarron River, Town Ponds


Mayor/Town Council and Town Administrator, with mayor and four councilors serving four-year, staggered terms; redriver.org, (575) 754-2277


Red River Miner’s Transit Free year-round, door-to-door service, redriver.org/public-transit, (575) 770-5959

Red River Heliport, (575) 754-2277

North Central Regional Transportation District (NCRTD) Free, year-round Blue Bus service, twice daily connection with Questa-Taos route, (505) 629-4725 or (866) 206-0754, ncrtd.org


Main Street Medical Center, 305 Pioneer Road, (575) 754-6330: Family health.

UltiMed Clinic (winter only), ski mountain urgent care, located in Lift House building of the Red River Ski Area, 200-A Pioneer Road; ultimed.com/ pages/red.html, (575) 754-1773


Taos 36 miles

Santa Fe 106 miles

Albuquerque 165 miles

Denver 275 miles

Dallas 648 miles

Oklahoma City 511 miles

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Angel Fire is located at an elevation of 8,382 feet above sea level in the high Moreno Valley of Colfax County. The climate mirrors the Rocky Mountain setting that includes some of the highest peaks in New Mexico. In winter, about 210 inches of snow typically fall on Angel Fire, and average temperatures range between 0 and 30 degrees. Summertime highs rarely exceed 80 degrees, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms that cool off midday temperatures.

Originally a favored hunting ground for the Utes, the Moreno Valley grew in the 1860s with the discovery of gold. Ranching dominated the local scene until the 1960s when the first ski runs of Angel Fire Resort were cut on Agua Fria Peak. Tourism fuels the local economy although several large, working ranches still operate in the area.

Surrounded by U.S. National Forest and private ranches, the incorporated village of Angel Fire covers 18,450 acres. The village includes the general aviation Colfax County Airport and the Angel Fire Ski & Golf Resort, a private membership community overseen by the Association of Angel Fire Property Owners. The resort has more than 2,000 private homes, a 500-acre ski and snowboard mountain, a destination zip line, a championship golf course, country club, fishing lake and other amenities for member-landowners. Nonmembers can pay to use most resort facilities.


Estimated Angel Fire

1,192 year-round; seasonal approx. 10,000 wintertime and 3,000 summertime

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Village Clerk


Gross Receipts Tax 7.7708 percent

Lodger’s Tax 5.00 percent

Sports & Recreation Fee 2.4 percent

Residential Tax Rate 27.375 mills

Sources: N.M. Dept. of Revenue; New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration; Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce


Cimarrón Municipal School District

Cimarrón Elementary/Middle School; Eagle Nest Elementary/Middle School; Cimarrón High School; Moreno Valley High School



Carson National Forest, fs.usda.gov/ carson, (575) 758-6200; Cimarrón Canyon State Park, (575) 3776271; Valle Vidal; popular trails including Sendoro and Bobcat Trails; Elliott Barker Trail Complex; Greenbelt Trails; Oeste Vista; Lake and Lady Slipper trails

Fishing Eagle Nest Lake State Park, (575) 377-1594; Cimarrón State Park, (575) 377-6271; Valle Vidal

Athletics “The Allen Fields,” Angel Fire’s sports complex, hosts soccer, softball, running loop and rugby


Village Council with four members and mayor, Four-year, staggered terms; angelfirenm.gov




Moreno Valley Health Care Clinic 11 Elliott Barker Road No. A, (575) 377-3301

UltiMed Clinic (winter only)

Ski Patrol Building, Angel Fire Ski Resort (575) 377-1805


Santa Fe 92 miles

Albuquerque 154 miles

Denver 295 miles

Dallas 659 miles




The boundaries of Taos County stretch from the Colorado border on the north to the Cañón del Río Grande on the south. Containing 2,203 square miles, the 7,000-foot-high Taos Valley is bounded in the east by the soaring Sangre de Cristos of the southern Rockies and in the west by the lower Tusas Range. The terrain crosses a half-dozen ecological zones, from high-alpine tundra to sage grasslands; thus, weather is often localized. The Río Grande carves a deep gorge down the center of the valley, which is dotted with old volcanic cones and necks.

Tribal members of Picuris Pueblo have lived above the Río Pueblo near Peñasco for centuries. Taos Pueblo is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States and the northernmost of the 19 Río Grande pueblos. Pueblo history traces back some 1,000 years - centuries before the first Europeans arrived in the late 1500s. These conquistadors claimed the land for Spain, and soon Spanish and Mexican land grantees settled in the Taos area. Ancestral acequias still divert water from seven watersheds along the Sangre de Cristo front into pastures, fields, and orchards.

Roughly 50 percent of Taos County’s 1,444,480 acres is federal land, primarily U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. About 38 percent of the county is private. Native Americans own 4.3 percent, and state lands make up 6.7 percent. Federal lands accommodate hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, ATV and snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. Golfers tee off at Taos Country Club and Valle Escondido; skiers and snowboarders carve up Taos Ski Valley and Sipapu Ski Area.

Government jobs predominate in the local economy and, in the last several decades, tourism has replaced agriculture as a primary economic driver. Real estate and home construction provide revenues and jobs. Visitors come to experience the triculture atmosphere, the hundred-mile views, and adobe stylings - and many return for good. The county is home to a significant number of retirees, many of whom have already purchased second homes. It is also home to several off-thegrid communities west of the Río Grande, including the Earthships of the Greater World Community.


Incorporated (population)

Taos (5,967), Questa (1,997), Red River (465), Taos Ski Valley (56)

Census Designated Places: Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Costilla, Peñasco, Ranchos de Taos, San Cristobal, Talpa, Vadito

Unincorporated: Amalia, El Prado, Llano Quemado, Ojo Caliente, Pilar, Tres Piedras, Valdez

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, TaosCounty.org


Estimated 2020 population 34,489

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Taos Pueblo Sovereign government, tribal governor with staff of nine, war chief with staff of 12, all serving one-year terms. taospueblo.com

Picuris Pueblo Sovereign government, tribal governor serves two-year term. picurispueblo.org


Gross Receipts Tax Rate 7.50 – 9.4375 percent

Residential Tax Rate 11.128 – 28.651

mills (depending upon location)

Source: New Mexico Tax & Revenue Department; Taos County Assessor’s Office


Workforce statistics

Civilian labor force 15,006

Employed 13,868

Unemployed 1,442

Unemployment Rate 10.4 percent

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions


Total registered voters:

Democrats 68%

Republicans 14%

Libertarians 1%

Other 18%

Office of New Mexico Secretary of State


Number of farms 824

Total farmland 285,130 acres

Average size 346 acres

Market value of ag products sold

$7,634,000 (45 percent livestock, 55 percent crops)

Largest commodities Cattle/calves, oats/hay

Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service (2017)


Month High/Low/Rain (in.)/Snow (in.)

January 40 / 9 / 0.6 / 7.60

February 45 / 15 / .5 / 5.6

March 53 / 23 / 0.8 / 5.3

April 61 / 29 / 0.8 / 2.4

May 71 / 37 / 1.0 / .4

June 81 / 45 / 1.0 / 0

July 85 / 51 / 1.5 / 0

August 82 / 49 / 1.9 / 0

September 76 / 42 / 1.4 / 0

October 65 / 31 / 1.2 / 0.7

November 51 / 20 / 0.8 / 3.9

December 41 / 11 / 0.7 / 8

Annual Average 62 / 32 / 12.33

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Turnkey and delightful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom free-standing condo with fantastic views of the Taos mountains. This home has an open floor plan for entertaining, Saltillo tile flooring, Nuvo water softener, hot water radiant heat and two kiva fireplaces; one in the living room and one in the primary bedroom. Close to walking trails, the golf course, and of course the town of Taos. Call Lorraine Oest to view this or any other property at 575-779-0168 MLS# 111632 $410,000

Quiet and charming stand-alone condo featuring 1,666 sq feet of living space with two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and a third room that could be used as an office or den. Enjoy the majestic Taos Mountain views inside from the large windows in the living room or outside on the quaint patio on warm sunny days. This home is situated perfectly for peaceful living while being close to all the amenities Taos has to offer. Call Pennie Herrera Wardlow to see this or any other property at 575-741-1444 MLS# 111644 $449,000

If you’ve been looking for a quintessential Taos home, this is the home for you! Enjoy spacious living in this 2,196 square foot 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom adobe home plus a 2 bedroom 1 bath 819 sq ft guesthouse that has established rental income. Primary suite and bathroom have a walk in closet, double vanity, and a walk in shower. Soak in the luxurious jetted tub while watching the sunset over the Sangre de Cristo mountains or enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise and magnificent views of the Taos mountains from the covered flagstone patio in enclosed courtyard. Located on a large 1.5 acre corner lot, experience the Taos lifestyle to the fullest or purchase as an investment property. Call Pennie Herrera Wardlow to see this or any other property at 575-741-1444 MLS# 111446 $795,000

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Build your dream home by the 8th Fairway of the Taos Country Club Golf Course just steps from the Restaurant, Bar and Driving Range. This stunning 3 acre lot has a Well Share, Underground Utilities, Fiber Optic, and an Electric Transformer already in place PLUS building plans have already been approved - negotiable if interested. Enjoy all this special area has to offer and be just minutes to all the Shops, Galleries and Restaurants of Taos.

MLS# 111609-3

Acres Priced at $123,000 Contact Mary Gugino for more information 575-770-1850

Wonderfully maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo conveniently located near shopping, galleries, and restaurants. Enjoy the ease of single level living complete with a kiva fireplace, tile flooring, vigas, and stainless steel appliances. The backyard portal would make a great entertaining space for summer-time barbecues or enjoy your morning coffee under the covered front porch. Come see for yourself how this turn key condo is the right fit for you!

$465,000 MLS# 111141 Call Lorraine Oest to view this or any other property at 575-779-0168

Spacious homesite just 15 minutes to town, 1.25 acres with sensible restrictions, attractive surroundings, electricity, natural gas and good roads in the UNM & Vista Linda area.

$45,000, MLS# 111544

Listed by: Mary Emery 575-770-8382

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