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.