Surrounded by the picturesque Sangre de Cristo mountains, Taos is a gorgeous town in the north center of New Mexico. With an impressive array of art galleries, museums, and historical landmarks, Taos is rightly known as an artist’s colony.
Taos boasts an astoundingly rich tapestry of cultural and spiritual heritage, with a mesmerizing collection of multi-storied adobe buildings that have been inhabited for more than a thousand years. If history, culture, and art don’t excite you, take a hot air balloon ride to revel in Taos’ insanely dynamic scenery from above. There are tons of thrilling outdoor adventures you can enjoy here, from hiking to skiing to whitewater rafting.
Accommodation options in Taos range from luxurious resorts and boutique hotels to downhome vacation rentals and B&Bs. Here are the top cool and unusual hotels in Taos, New Mexico (in no particular order)…
1. Casa Gallina – An Artisan Inn – a charming, trendy, rustic-chic Instaworthy boutique inn ideal for a peaceful stay
Set in ornate adobe casitas, this rustic country inn is a perfect pick for those looking for a sense of seclusion away from the downtown commotion. Located on Callejon Road, Casa Gallina is about 2.5 miles from Taos Plaza.
Art from New Mexico and handcrafted furnishings are beautifully featured in colorful casitas, ranging from standard studios to three-bedroom houses. Ponderosa pine vigas, antique rugs, vintage furnishings, and hardwood floors impart a distinctive elegance to this place.
Kitchens boast wood-burning stoves and kiva fireplaces and are stocked with eggs from the B&B’s chickens. Wooden cabins are outfitted with courtyards and private patios. Laptop computers, Wi-Fi, and satellite channels are available in all units.
Address: 613 Callejon Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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2. El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa – a cute and unique boutique-style hotel that offers a secluded sanctuary
Perching amidst the gorgeous mountains of Northern New Mexico, El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa offers a tranquil setting surrounded by towering cottonwood trees, stunning waterfalls, and exquisite ponds. It is located on Kit Carson Road, with Filemon Sanchez Park accessible within a 3-minute drive.
Lavishly appointed rooms at the 4-star hotel are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, private patios, and spa baths in the bathrooms. Whether your room has a balcony or not, you can revel in garden views from inside your room.
If you are hungry, head over to the award-winning De La Tierra Restaurant or enjoy creative cuisine and signature cocktails at the hotel’s Anaconda Bar.
Address: 317 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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3. Adobe and Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast – a striking, charming and historical hacienda that offers uniquely decorated rooms
Located four blocks from San Francisco de Asis Church, this quaint B&B is hailed as one of the most peaceful retreats in Taos. It is housed in an adobe dating back to 1832.
Warm rooms, suites, and cottages at Adobe and Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast boast traditional furnishings and works by local artists. The subtle details featured throughout the property will literally take your breath away, from kiva fireplaces to ornately tiled bathrooms to original vigas.
Chic cottages at the B&B feature whirlpools, private patios, and sunken bathrooms with saunas and soaking tubs.
After having a 3-course breakfast in the morning, take a stroll in the luxuriant gardens surrounding the B&B. You’ll see a labyrinth and a beautiful stone bridge over an acequia.
Address: 4107 NM-68, Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557, United States
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4. Dreamcatcher B&B – a cozy and traditional B&B with quirky-chic decor perfect for a romantic break
A romantic, Southwest-style B&B on a quiet country road, six blocks from Taos Plaza.
Uniquely decorated rooms at Dreamcatcher B&B come equipped with coffee makers, satellite TV, mini-fridges, and iPad/iPhone docking stations. Each room has either a gas-log fireplace or a wood-burning kiva.
Ornamental details like traditional viga ceilings, heated tiled floors, and high wood give a vintage look to this place. If you’d like a more homespun vibe, book the room that has a rough-oak bed frame. Two log cabins are stylishly appointed for couples on their honeymoon.
There’s also a lush garden and a courtyard area with hammocks.
Address: 416 La Lomita Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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5. Inn on La Loma Plaza – a chic, arty and stylish inn that features historic architecture and great amenities
A sophisticated inn set in a Southwestern-style hacienda on Ranchitos Road, a short walk from art galleries and museums on Ledoux Street.
Snug rooms and two-bedroom suites at this intimate inn boast handcrafted furniture and wood-burning fireplaces. Upgraded units come with private decks or patios and kitchenettes.
Surrounded by parks and exquisite gardens, Inn on La Loma Plaza is an oasis of serenity a few minutes from the bustling city.
Address: 315 Ranchitos Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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6. Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat – a cool farm stay located on an organic goji berry farm
Beautifully located at the base of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, Taos Goji Farm & Eco-Lodge Retreat spans 40 acres of raw landscapes and lush gardens. From family vacations to weekend getaways to honeymoons, these historic cabin rentals are perfect for all sorts of trips.
If you are visiting Taos for its majestic natural beauty, this may be a great place for you to stay. This idyllic retreat is surrounded by Carson National Forest with stunning views of the mountains. You can see virtually all the natural treasures of Taos while living here, some from near and some from far.
Two-bedroom cottages here come with fully functional kitchens, en-suite bathrooms with showers, and patios offering garden views.
Address: 1530 and 1528 Old Highway 3, El Prado, NM 87529, United States
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7. Old Taos Guesthouse B&B – a cozy pet-friendly B&B ideal for nature lovers
Set in a 200-year-old hacienda on the outskirts of Taos, this laid-back B&B is no less than a cultural landmark. It is located on Witt Road, about two miles from Taos Pueblo.
With hand-carved doors, red oak floors, viga ceilings, and red-willow furnishings, the B&B features a Southwest-style interior accented by subtle details. All rooms have Mexican tile bathrooms, while some rooms are outfitted with kitchenettes and gas kiva fireplaces.
Treat your palate to New Mexican specialities while sitting by the kiva fireplace or beautiful plants on the patio.
Address: 1028 Witt Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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8. Hotel Luna Mystica – a trendy vintage trailer hotel with Airstreams perfect for hipsters and a very unique stay!
A hip, quaint hotel offering accommodation in well-appointed trailers, about five miles from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Family rooms at this unique hotel offer private bathrooms, kitchenettes, patios, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi.
You’ll have over 21 uniquely designed trailers to choose from. Some boast a pure vintage touch, while some give a slightly modern feel. You can engage in tons of exciting activities nearby, including skiing, hiking, and fishing.
Address: 25 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, NM 87529, United States
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9. La Dona Luz Inn a historic B&B – a colorful, kitsch, and fun inn to stay in Taos
A rough-and-ready B&B housed in building parts dating back to the 19th century. Located on Kit Carson Road, the historic B&B is four blocks from the Taos Art Museum
Uniquely decorated rooms at this rustic B&B have en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. The solo suite at La Dona Luz Inn an Historic B&B has a full kitchen and a private deck with a hot tub. Spanish colonial antiques and Native American arts and crafts are stunningly featured in all rooms.
Address: 114 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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10. RidgeWalk Treehouse – easily one of the coolest B&B to stay in Taos perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
Nestled amidst the woods about 20 miles from Taos, RidgeWalk Treehouse is a perfect retreat for those visiting Taos for its forests and mountains.
There are two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with a sofa bed, and a patio with a hammock and outdoor furniture. Appreciate the ravishing mountain views as you sip your morning coffee on the patio.
Address: 42 Calle De Los Caballeros, Angel Fire, NM 87710, United States
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11. Casa Benavides Inn – a creative and quirky-chic B&B set in the heart of Taos
Casa Benavides Inn is just another amazing place to stay on Kit Carson Road. Set across several adobe buildings, this historic B&B is about three miles from Taos Pueblo.
Handmade log furnishings, Native American crafts, and antique Mexican headboards will instantly grab your attention as you step inside your room. There’s no shortage of things to appreciate about Casa Benavides Inn, from Spanish-colonial decor to cowboy accents, everything about this place is lovable.
Most rooms at this 3-star hotel have whirlpool tubs and private balconies, while all rooms feature Mexican tile bathrooms.
After a long day of sightseeing and exploration, soak in the on-site hot tub to ease stress or head over to the massage room.
Address: 137 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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12. Inn on the Rio – an unusual place to stay in Taos ideal for a relaxing break
An intimate B&B located on Kit Carson Road, about two miles from the Harwood Museum of Art.
Modest rooms at Inn on the Rio feature exposed-beam ceilings, en-suite bathrooms, and separate sitting areas. With two double beds, family rooms can sleep up to four guests.
There’s a vibrantly decorated dining room where you’ll enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast every morning. Soak in the on-site outdoor hot tub or take a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool.
Address: 910 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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13. Hacienda Del Sol B&B – a lovely 19th-century B&B nominated as one of the most romantic places in Taos
A polished B&B housed in an adobe dating back to 1804, located less than two miles from Taos Plaza.
Bright rooms and suites at Hacienda Del Sol B&B feature tons of decorative details that add to the tastefulness of this place, from viga ceilings to arched doorways to hand-painted Mexican sinks. Cuddle up in Southwest-style quilts and read your favorite book by the wood-burning fireplace.
Steam rooms, whirlpool tubs, and private patios are also available in some rooms. All guests have free access to a health club and an on-site hot tub.
Address: 109 Mabel Dodge Ln, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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14. The Historic Taos Inn – one of the most Instagrammable inns located in Taos
A shabby-chic inn housed in several adobes dating back to the 1800s. Rooms at The Historic Taos Inn stunningly combine minimalism with style. There’s so much you’ll appreciate about this place, from hand-carved doors to antique furnishings to viga ceilings.
Free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs are available in all rooms. Complimentary perks at the 3-star hotel include parking and gym/yoga passes. You’ll find all regional dishes on the on-site hotel’s menu. Enjoy nightly live music at the hotel’s ritzy bar.
Address: 125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571, United States
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