Suite Dreams – Best Taos Lodges To Stay At On Your Next Vacation

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You’ve gotten time off from work. Picked an awesome place to visit. And finally laid your head to sleep. The next morning the alarm blares. You’re groggy, achy, and with a knot the size of Rhode Island in your neck. You slept terrible. To help make sure this isn’t you, here are the best Taos lodges to stay at on your next visit.

 

Taos Ski Valley

Taos’ skiing is all it’s cracked up to be and more. Due to its predominately north facing slopes and extremely high elevation, the snow stays soft for weeks even without a refresh. One thing to note is that the legendary Taos Ski Valley is about thirty-five minutes from the city center.

To Stay Up At TSV Or In Town?

Taos Ski Valley is at a whopping 9,321’ above sea level and the town is at an oxygen rich height of about 6,900’. If you’re coming from sea level, we HIGHLY recommend staying AT LEAST a day or two in the town of Taos to acclimate to the elevation. And remember there’s more to Taos skiing than just Taos Ski Valley. To help you pick where to stay, we’ve divided up lodging at places in town and those up at Taos Ski Valley.

 

Best Taos Lodges In Town

El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa

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El Monte Sagrado where to stay in Taos New Mexico
El Monte Sagrado – Your own private resort walking distance from the Taos Plaza – Photo by: Local Freshies®

Although set just a short ten-minute walk from the Taos Plaza, the El Monte Sagrado feels like a couples retreat in a tropical locale but in the high desert. You’ll find rooms decorated in an upscale Pueblo feel featuring Southwestern Art. Stretch your legs by exploring the lovely courtyards and get some fresh air. If you’re looking for a luxurious stay in the town of Taos, this is a good choice.

Inn On La Loma Plaza

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bedroom in one of the best Taos lodges Inn On La Loma Plaza
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This is definitely one of those Taos Lodges that hits all the requirements and more. Historic building surrounded by grounds filled with mature trees and beautiful landscape. Southwest ambience and hospitality. Yup. Each room is decorated and styled in its own style making for a one-of-a kind feel. And most of all, the rooms are soundproof making sure that you can have a good night’s rest for your next day’s adventures in Taos.

 

The Historic Taos Inn

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reception of the Historic Taos Inn
Image appears courtesy: Historic Taos Inn – Photo by: Jim Cox

As the name alludes, this Inn has been around the block and seen it all. Situated in an assortment of adobes from the 1800s, the property is well maintained. Just a block from the historic Taos Plaza and a two-minute stroll of the Kit Carson Home, it’s a great place to basecamp if you’re exploring the town of Taos. You literally have everything at your fingertips. In the summer evenings, you’ll also find live music three times/week.

Old Taos Guesthouse B&B

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hotel room at the Taos B&B Old Taos Guesthouse
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Like a good wine, this two-century old inn is only getting better with age. The owners of this property paid close attention to restore one of the best Taos lodges to its full glory. Due to its location being a few minutes from the city center, you’ll find a peaceful setting to rest your head. The gorgeous backdrop, relaxing atmosphere, and Southwestern décor make it a great option for a romantic getaway. Being a Bed & Breakfast, their morning meal is a serious Southwestern feast that will have you charged up for the day.

 

Blue Sky Retreat

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interior hallway at one of the best Taos lodges - Blue Sky Retreat
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Leave it to Taos to fuse a hotel with the idea of a bed and breakfast. Situated in a century old adobe, its close enough to the Taos Plaza to make it walk-able. And yet far enough to make it feel secluded and surrounded by natural beauty. Most places WISH they had the heritage and cultural intertwining of food like New Mexico does. Blue Sky’s legendary breakfast buffet is a good introduction into the world of New Mexican cuisines. Don’t stop there though… be sure to set aside extra time to explore the “Christmas” flavor.

Palacio De Marquesa

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hotel room at Palacio De Marquesa in Taos New Mexico
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As the name translates to English, this is truly the “Marquesa Palace.” This Bed & Breakfast will make you feel like royalty as soon as you roll up. Breakfast is cooked-to-order every morning. Within a few minute walk, you can access attractions such as the Kit Carson Home, historic Ledoux Street, and even the plaza. The eight guest rooms are decorated in such a luxurious manner you could swear you’ll see D.H. Lawrence or Georgia O’Keefe strolling the grounds somewhere.

 

Best Accommodations Up At Taos Ski Valley

Alpine Village Suites

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Alpine Village Suites in Taos Ski Valley after a fresh snowfall best Taos Lodges
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Beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe the scenery from the balcony of the Alpine Village Suites. Tucked away in the steep valley walls of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, its location is a short walk from the ski area itself. Given the location, it’s an affordable option if you want to stay this close to the ski area.

The Blake

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Outdoor pool at the Blake at Taos Ski Valley
Image appears courtesy: The Blake At Taos Ski Valley

As part of the $300 million investment to modernize Taos Ski Valley, this is the Oppenheimer Blue Diamond on the TSV crown. A rare beautiful gem that if you’re one of the lucky few to enjoy, you’ll be speechless. Everything was considered such as underground parking, large showers with two heads, and bedding that a royal would enjoy. With such a focus on every detail down to the the impeccable customer service and of course embracing the jaw-dropping scenery, it’s no wonder it’s a 4 star hotel and then some.

 

Cabins & Condos

Another option to consider especially if you’re staying for a week or longer is to rent a condo or cabin. They’ll provide you with amenities such as a full kitchen and a bit more space to relax after days of skiing. Here’s a list of the highest rated accommodations on Booking.com within Taos Ski Valley:

Stylish Powderhorn 1BR

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  • 1 Bedroom – Queen Bed
  • Kitchenette w/dishwasher
  • Free Private Parking
  • Free WiFi

Twining Condo Unit 202 Condo

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  • 2 Bedrooms – 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed
  • 1033 Sq. Feet
  • Full Kitchen
  • BBQ

The Powderhorn Condo #102

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  • 1 Bedroom – 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 592 Sq. Feet
  • Full Kitchen
  • Free WiFi

Reed Home

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  • 4 Bedroom – 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds
  • Washing Machine
  • Full Kitchen
  • Free WiFi
 

Looking For More Trip Ideas When Visiting Taos?

If Taos was a person, they’d say it has an old soul. Home to adobes that have had people live in them for at least a thousand years. The fifth highest bridge in the US nicknamed the “Bridge to Nowhere.” Restaurants, cafes, and diners that a foodie will adore. And most of all, some of the steepest skiing on the continent alongside some of the best mountain biking in the Southwest. To help make the most out of your trip to Taos, we’ve put together an epic travel guide, highlighting the best of what you can see, do, and eat in any time of year:

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