Taos Lodging

Taos is located in the north-central region of New Mexico, 135 miles from Albuquerque. Set on a rolling mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is a place of spectacular views.

Taos has some of New Mexico's finest spas, shopping, restaurants, vacation rentals and accommodations, and of course, the best skiing (with over 300 inches per year on average) and chalet rentals in the state. Taos is known for its exceptional outdoor activities, which include summer white-water rafting around the Taos Box area, and winter skiing in the nearby Taos Ski Valley, December through April. Book a chalet rental today!

Many visitors come here for a break from the urban sprawl of larger U.S. cities. The town is an upscale vacation destination with a variety of accommodation to choose from. In addition to chalet rentals, hotels, and condo rentals, you will find a range of holiday home vacation rentals. Regardless of your taste or your budget, you can look forward to fantastic accommodation in Taos.

The magic of the area has drawn people here for hundreds of years. The earliest inhabitants were the Taos-Tiwa tribe whose descendants still maintain a traditional way of life at Taos Pueblo, a 95,000-acre reserve 3 mi north of the Town of Taos. Without a doubt, Taos Pueblo, which dates back to the 15th century, is the town's main tourist attraction.

When you get to Taos, you can get a sense of this rich history by taking a stroll through the historic district. Take the self-guided walking tour of 22 important sites to lead the way. Taos Trolley Tours runs bus tours that reach most of the main attractions.

The downtown area of Taos is great for walking, with many restaurants, shops, and galleries to visit. Many illustrious artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, and D. H. Lawrence took up residence in the area over the past century, and the town is still a mecca for artists today. Downtown Taos is now filled with galleries and shops that display the work of local artists, and museums that document Taos's artistic history. Taos Museums are world-class and include the Harwood Museum, Kit Carson Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, Martinez Hacienda, and the Blumenschein Home.

The finest of accommodations are available only minutes away from all these attractions. Whether you prefer a luxury vacation rental, condo rental, chalet rental, vacation rental home, or mountain lodging away from it all, Taos has something to suit all tastes.
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  • Your Home Away from Home

    Albuquerque: Cottage
    • 3 BDR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    • #218725
    avg $97 USD/night Credit Card
    Nestled in the evergreen forests of the beautiful Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. The breathtaking Alpine views make this an ideal getaway for a romantic weekend or stay a whole week (vacation rental), relaxation and outdoor activities such as skiing, horseback riding and hiking. Our Country Cottage is located in the Sandia Mountains, adjacent to Cibola National Forest of New Mexico. Sandia Ski Base is a convenient 15 minute drive, Albuquerque, NM, is only 15 minutes away, and Santa Fe, NM, is 45 minutes away via the historical Turquoise Trail. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and a fully equipped kitchen await you at the Cottage, with conveniently located restaurants, as well as a grocery store nearby. "Come ride your cares away" Enjoy a peaceful journey on horseback, riding the trails through the evergreen forest in the beautiful Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque New Mexico. Trail rides are available - contact Owner directly for more information.
  • Luxurious Mountain Home

    Ruidoso Downs: Luxurious log cabin
    • 4 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    • #200950
    avg $283 USD/night  
    The beauty and uniqueness of this new million dollar plus mountain log home and the view it offers can not be captured in photos. Located on top of a mountain ridge 14 miles from downtown Ruidoso, this beautiful home sits in the middle of 1000 acres populated with mule deer, elk, turkey, jackrabbits, and even an occasional mountain lion. The view from the 800 sq ft deck takes in three different mountain ranges, including 12,000 ft Sierra Blanca, and houses a hot tub for your romantic evening. This is the ultimate home away from home for your vacation any time of year. Winter brings skiing at Ski Apache, spring and fall are perfect for hiking and biking in the LIncoln Naitonal Forest, and summer fun is easily found at the Ruidoso Downs racetrack, home of the famous All American Quarterhorse Futurity. In addition, The Inn of the Mountain Gods has a full Vegas style casino and great dining year round, as well as one of the many golf courses found in the area.

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Taos News and Events

Taos,  New Mexico

Taos -- Home to the country's oldest pueblo community, newest national monument, and highest peak in New Mexico. Not to mention some of the best hiking, snow sports, art, and cultural events in the state – and out-of-this-world vistas. Nowhere else can you find such color and contrasts or such an exciting mix of history, recreation, entertainment, and R&R, in such close proximity.

Annual Festivals & Events

Taos Winter Wine Festival (January): This event combines world class skiing with fine wines and great cuisine. The four-day event includes seminars, wine tastings, wine dinners hosted by vintners paired with Taos chefs. Two Grand Tastings feature more than 75 different wines from 36 wineries and scrumptious treats from a dozen Taos and Taos Ski Valley restaurants. A silent auction of rare wines benefits the New Mexico Nature Conservancy.

Memorial Week-end Bike Rally (May): Motorcyclists from all over the nation converge on the area for this event which is centered in Red River.

Las Fiestas de Taos (July); What are Fiestas? They are a tradition passed from generation to generation, a way of preserving the rich tri-culture that has developed in Taos over the last four centuries. It is a culture unique to Taos, encompassing both pueblo and plains Indians, Spanish explorers, conquistadores, French fur trappers and American mountain men.

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally (October): This invitational hot air balloon event features approximately 50 balloonists each year. The two-day event includes mass ascensions at dawn, balloon glows in the evening, a parade and a grand ball.

Yuletide in Taos (Thanksgiving through New Year's Day): This community-wide celebration of the holiday traditions of Northern New Mexico includes arts and crafts fairs, the lighting of the farolitos around Taos Plaza and historic district, and ceremonies at Taos Pueblo. Taos Ski Valley celebrates with a beer festival, a torchlight parade and fireworks. Local museums and galleries host holiday exhibitions. Restaurants plan special holiday wine dinners.

Click here for complete list of Taos annual festivals and events.

Overview of Taos

Taos Ski Valley is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico and is home to a distinctive European atmosphere combined with local Native American and Spanish cultures. Taos is a powder lover’s paradise and is known for having light dry powder, undetectable lift lines, steep chutes, big bumps, cornices and tree glades.

The resort grants access to 1,294 acres of skiable terrain and receives an average 300 inches of snowfall annually. The ski area has a great mix of terrain providing trails for all ability types and is home to one of the country’s highest rated ski schools.
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