Hotel at a Glance: El Pueblo Lodge
El Pueblo Lodge dates back more than a century, when it got its start as a ranch. The southwestern property still embraces its cowpoke days, with an adobe-style exterior and colorful woven rugs in the guest rooms. You can admire the surrounding mountains from the lodge's north building.
- Notable nod: TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2013
- Rise and shine with a complimentary continental breakfast.
- Take a soak in the hot tub.
- Guest rooms are outfitted with free WiFi and big screen HDTVs.
- Driving time to Taos Ski Valley: 30 minutes; click here for recommended summer activities
Highlights of Taos, New Mexico
- Location, location, location: Taos is situated atop a 7,000-foot mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north-central New Mexico.
- Charming downtown: Historic buildings house more than 50 art galleries, restaurants, and jewelry shops.
- Southwestern art: Taos’s picturesque desert landscapes have inspired many artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe and D.H. Lawrence. The Taos Art Museum displays of local work from the 20th century.
- Wheeler Peak Wilderness features scenic hiking trails and ample wildlife, including golden eagles, elk, marmot, and the occasional mountain lion or black bear. You can conquer Wheeler Peak—New Mexico’s tallest mountain at 13,161 feet—on an 8-mile summit trail.
- Taos Pueblo: An ancient Native American village and World Heritage Site. You can sample wood-fired bread, witness a ceremonial buffalo dance, and purchase handcrafted wares such as turquoise bracelets and woven blankets.