Historic Taos Inn
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- Historic Taos InnJul 05, 2012
Taos is a great place to experience and explore the Souther Rocky Mountains. Numerous ski mountains are within 60 miles and those like Wolf Creek CO have dependable snow almost all winter. The Taos Inn is right on the Main St. (Paseo del Pueblo) a block from the charming little plaza. The dining room, bar and lobby all face the street but the rooms are a network of adobe buildings, quiet, nicely planted and lit at night. Free parking is extensive BEHIND the hotel although right in the center of town. The restaurant, "Doc Martin's" is fabulous. Cowboys, Indians, artists in berets all meet in the bar for a raucous good Happy Hour. On weekends there is casual live entetainment and the audience is spread throughout several beautiful dining rooms. They have huge steaks , classical French dishes i.e. Marengo, Hollandaise, Bourdelaise sauces, etc. House margaritas are good here nd they can make a killer Brandy Alexander for after dinner. Aside from the unique art galleries and boutiques, there is the Taos Pueblo to see. These are a solid old native American Pueblo tribe that has occupied the same spot for over 1000 years. Small adobe houses were connected and then built on top of during this whole period to create (among others) the Pueblo Building, itself. 4-5 stories in hight with outside (hand-hewn) ladder access and few modern amenities. And yet it is serene and charming, mighty ad mysterious like an Egyptian pyramid, fully inhabited! The ground floor has some stores of tribal craftsmen, such as John Archuleta, the tribe's drum-maker. The Taos Mountain is their mountain and you won't see any lights up there, ever as it soars 3000' above the Pueblo and the town. There are some great small restaurants where you'll really meet the locals: Great Diner, BLD, Micheal's Cafe; authentic Mexican food, a Guadalajara Grill at booth ends of town, and young adults wll like the live entertainment and food at The Plaza Cafe. A 30 minute drive gets you to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. There's parking at bot ens and, if you're no too afraid of heights, it's an amazing view. Further down that road is Ojo Claiente; a clean but funky hot spring resort with 5 exotic flavors of HOT natural spring waters. Pools and hot tubs are glorious on a cold night. The overnight roms at Ojo are adequate and inexpensive (free towells!) AND you can bathe all nigt! Food in their restaurant is nice but quite limited in scope. (They do have veggie items.) and the hours of service are short. There is both a "high" road and a "low" road South from Taos to Santa Fe. Both are worth seeing.
- Historic Taos InnJul 04, 2012
Taos is a magical place and the Taos Inn certainly fullfils on that magical side. OK, New Mexico history is relatively short (if you forget the Native American and indigenous history for a moment) but this hotel reeks of old days gone by. The restaurant is VERY special (be sure to try the Green Chile Enchilada - out of this world!) and the bar connected tot the hotel is one of the town's hotspots. The hotel is surrounded by galleries and funky stores, and the room are decidely Southwestern in style and furnishing. If you're skiing in the Valley it's a bit of a trek up, but if you are simply enjoying the historic town of Taos, this is THE place to stay.Recommended for:
Very Good!328 reviews across the web.
- Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
- Location100% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Service92% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Ambiance92% were fond of the entertainment options.
- Hotel79% thought it was clean.
- Food70% loved the dining experience.
- GroundsBeautiful grounds.
- Free Parking