Monday, April 29, 2013

Toas - The Beautiful Inns

So if anyone wants to visit New Mexico (Taos and Santa Fe) mid-April, here's a short summary of our trip.

1. Day 1 - El Puebo Lodge

Fly to Albuqurque and pick up rental car and drive to Taos.  We got to Taos late and noticed that most places were closed. I gather Taos is a very very sleepy town.

We checked in at the El Pueblo Lodge. So Rustic. Loved the decor.  Huge choices for a continental breakfast.


Meet for drinks at the Taos Inn, Doctor Martin's bar (no, not named for the English boots of the same name).  That night it was 18 degrees outside.

2. Day 2, 3, 4 - Hacienda Del Sol

At around 8:00 a.m., it was 11 degrees out. The temps were all over the place and luckily it got up to the high 50s later in the day.  We met everyone at the Hacienda where the wedding would take place.  It was beautiful and wished we could have stayed there but they only had 11 rooms which were already booked.  Next time.

3. Day 5 -  Santa Fe - Inn at the Paseo

We decided to drive to Santa Fe the day before we left for home. Santa Fe was a little bigger but  still had the sleepy small town mentality.  The Inn was adorably updated and comfortable and walking distance to the historic district.

More to come later.


  1. Very nice, and informal, like our small inn in Hawaii. We try to stay casual, but inspirational ... and then also help our visitors with specific webpages like a Big Island visit planner for the volcanoes region. Hope you have time to visit us someday!

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  3. What a great list! The inns look cozy and charming, which is typical of such humble but proud institutions of hospitality. The second inn would be my favorite among this group. I love the rustic charm of the place. I only hope I can travel to that inn myself one day!

    Malinda @ Ship Inn Stone Haven