Taos, NM

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Taos
Explore Taos to experience a slice of American Indian culture, artistic celebrations, national parks and a huge collection of heritage sites.

Come to Taos to explore some of New Mexico’s most significant American Indian and Hispanic cultural centers. Historic and artistic landmarks abound in this laidback town in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico.

The name Taos means “place of red willows,” and this small town hosts a number of protected Native American sites. Visit the Native American village Pueblo de Taos, a couple of miles from the town to learn about the Taos tribe’s culture and way of life.

Head to the Governor Charles Bent House where you’ll learn about the American-Mexican war of 1847 and some of New Mexico’s more recent history. Expand your knowledge at the Kit Carson House and the Martinez Hacienda, which both host museums about the region’s past and the relationship between Hispanics, Native Americans and Anglo-Saxons.

Artists began settling in Taos in the late 19th century and the town gained a reputation as an art colony. Some of the studios of artists that once lived here have been preserved. See where artists such as Mabel Dodge Luhan and Leon Gaspard once worked. Experience the Harwood Museum of Art, the Millicent Rogers Museum or the Taos Art Museum. See the convergence of western contemporary styles and native pueblo works.

Explore some of the region’s natural beauty with a visit to the Rio Grande gorge. Hike around this stunning rocky valley 20 minutes drive from the center of town. Book a white water rafting tour for an adrenaline charged adventure down the river.

See the highest point in New Mexico at the Wheeler Peak Wilderness Area. Take a challenging day hike to the 13,161-foot (4,011-meter) peak or ride the chair lift. Bring your camera to capture stunning views across the mountains.

Taos is located 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Santa Fe. A public shuttle bus service provides transport between the airport and the center of town on weekends. Rent a car to tour the enchanted circle drive that meanders through the Carson National Forest and up into the breathtaking mountains that surround Taos.

Super 8 by Wyndham Taos
Super 8 by Wyndham Taos
2 out of 5
1347 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM, 87571
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
Stay at this business-friendly motel in Taos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (692 reviews)
"The smoke detector gave off a bright little light every few seconds. Barely noticeable during the day but with the lights out we thought we were near an airport."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Super 8 by Wyndham Taos
Sagebrush Inn & Suites
Sagebrush Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
1508 Paseo Del Pueblo, Taos, NM, 87571
The price is $152 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Taos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,004 reviews)
"Everything was great, from check-in to check-out. The hotel is a little outdated and the doors don’t have proper security to enter the hotel. The suite has an interesting setup and the toilet is super close to the door so not very spacious"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Sagebrush Inn & Suites
El Pueblo Lodge
El Pueblo Lodge
2 out of 5
412 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM, 87571
The price is $170 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this ski motel in Taos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,012 reviews)
Sweet, welcoming hotel with nice amenities
"El Pueblo Lodge is a darling slice of mid-century Americana just outside of the heart of Taos, New Mexico. The bed was comfortable and clean, and we slept like logs. The included breakfast buffet was delicious, fresh, and ample. The pool and adjacent hot tub looked crystal clear, and very welcoming. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

El Pueblo Lodge
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Wonderful, Downtown Treasure
Wonderful, Downtown Treasure
Taos, NM
The price is $120 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Taos. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy beds in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (54 reviews)
Taos gettaway
"Very clean , heavily decorated with rustic items. Shower very small and has slippery floor. Bathroom sink has over cabinet that makes doing more than washing hands difficult. Location was close to all downtown areas . Bed was comfortable. Kitchen was sufficient for our stay. Overall was an enjoyable ..."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Wonderful, Downtown Treasure
Casa Verde, Downtown Casita
Casa Verde, Downtown Casita
Taos, NM
The price is $135 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this cottage in Taos. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Taos Plaza and Harwood Museum of Art are located nearby. Discover ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (90 reviews)
Five thumbs up
"Very clean, quiet and good location."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Casa Verde, Downtown Casita
Burch Street Casitas Hotel Taos
Burch Street Casitas Hotel Taos
3 out of 5
310 Burch Street, Taos, NM, 87571
Stay at this 3-star luxury vacation home in Taos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Taos Plaza and Kit Carson Home and Museum ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (98 reviews)
"Everything we needed for a few days in Taos - love the location! Soooo clean and friendlyowners available to answer all questions! Thank you!"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Burch Street Casitas Hotel Taos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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