For roughly 50 miles, the Rio Grande winds through canyons and the Taos Ski Valley, passing along reddish-brown hills and the distant peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Here, fisherman Taylor Streit casts his line into the rushing water and snags a rainbow trout. An expert fly fisher, Mr. Streit has guided other anglers through Northern New Mexico's waters for more than three decades. He's written three fishing books, been inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and lit up television screens on programs such as Legends of Rod & Reel. But perhaps the greatest testament to Taylor Streit's success is his son Nick—a championship fisherman in his own right and the current owner of Taos Fly Shop.
Nick has guided trips alongside his dad since he was a teenager, and —along with a full staff of expert anglers—the two continue to lead fishing trips that catch brown trout, rainbow trout, and other fish species in waters such as the Rio Grande and the lower Red River. For their most-dedicated customers, they run a fly-fishing school. Their beginner programs teach basics such as how to cast a line, whereas intermediate classes teach anglers how to read a river's water. Back on dry land, Nick also sells flies, fly rods, and other fishing gear.
With a stay at Kachina Lodge Resort Hotel & Meetings Center in Taos, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Taos Art Museum and close to Taos Pueblo. This ski hotel is within close proximity of Kit Carson Home and Museum and Taos Plaza Theater and Arts Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 118 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies where you can take in mountain and courtyard views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
After a day on the slopes, enjoy recreational amenities including a spa tub and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and a pool table. If you're ready for some gaming fun, you can hop on the complimentary casino shuttle.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
Set in an 80-year-old adobe home in Taos’s historic district, Eske’s Brew Pub soothes parched patrons with a lineup of handcrafted beers, and a menu laden with traditional pub fare favorites. Sate carnal cravings with a lean ground-beef burger topped with cheddar, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a whole-wheat bun ($6.75). Or add New Mexico green chilis to the meaty meal ($7.25), igniting flavorful mouth arson solely for the purpose of quenching it with a fruity and refreshing Apricot Ale. The 10,000 Foot Stout blends tall tastes of caramel, chocolate, and roasted barley, evening out the girth of the Fatty burrito ($8.75)––a heap of beans, homemade mashed potatoes, feta, and cheddar ensconced in a wheat tortilla, and lavished with house-made green-chili turkey stew. Patrons looking to shave seconds off of their meal time can also opt to combine fare and fermentation into one super supper by sampling the grilled bratwurst-and-sauerkraut sandwich ($6.25), sinking teeth into a brewksi-soaked sausage served with braised sauerkraut, stone-ground mustard, mashed potatoes, and a french roll that's been given a stern talking to.
El Meze's chef Frederick Muller alchemically transmutes local and organic "food of the mountains" into a menu of regionally inspired cuisine from Spain, northern New Mexico, and the Mediterranean. Start off with a shared plate of chicharrones, a braised pork belly that is flash-fried and dusted with chili and smoked Spanish paprika ($8). Appetites can stay sprightly with a small meal of fresh Penn Cove mussels in an herb broth ($13), or stay grounded during a gravity outage with a large meal of truchas yerba buena, a whole trout marinated in mint and cilantro and preserved with lemon and garlic ($19). A dessert of mini cardamom doughnuts drenched in caramel chocolate sauce defuses sweet teeth before their timer reaches zero ($8).
Boasting a menu of modern and traditional Mexican dishes, Antonio’s bold flavors meld with the cozy charm of its classic hacienda setting, creating a satisfying north-of-the-border experience for hungry guests. After feasting on guacamole, swiftly prepared by tableside avocado tamers, diners indulge in chipotle shrimp tacos ($9.50) or a bowl of sopa Azteca, featuring a zesty menagerie of black beans, chicken, and jalapeño ($4). Stuffed with crab, shrimp, and smoked salmon, the enchiladas de mariscos highlight oceanic wonders without the typical water danger of seaweed splinters ($11.95). Adventurous meat fans delve into Antonio’s seasoned leg of lamb in the barbacoa de borrego ($14.95) and the yak rib-eye con hongos al ajo, a hearty steak with garlic mushrooms and potatoes ($15.95). With the restaurant's adobe walls adorned with murals depicting Mexican folklore, patrons discover new stories to tell around the water-cooler factory's water cooler.