Secluded in-town with exquisite views, Touchstone Inn, Spa and Gallery is located on property adjacent to Taos Pueblo lands and is considered to be medicine land by the native peoples. This is the first private property touched by the Rio Pueblo exiting from sacred Blue Lake high up in the mountains. Touchstone features an intimate setting for breakfasts in a vine covered gallery overlooking Taos Mountain. Guests experience cozy fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, historic and romantic common areas, private patios, lush gardens with mature trees, fountains, and lots of wildflowers.
4.6 on October 22, 2012
We went for our honeymoon, and before one night had passed, Brad came to our room and told us we were being upgraded to a better room. What was a good value to begin with got much better very quickly. Our new room was upstairs with a great view and a fireplace! Brad and Amber were dreat hosts and the food! Chef prepared daily! Homemade sausage, crepes with rasberry sauce...We'll be back! Thanks again! Larry and Maureen
4.8 on April 22, 2011
We were on vacation in NM in March 11. We coincidentally found this inn/hotel, because it was not listed in our guide. What a nice coincidence! Amazing place. Good location, large garden for kids to play, large rooms, excellent views of Taos mountains, extremely friendly staff and breakfast prepared with care and love. We recommend this place to all who look for comfort and cordiality.
4.0 on January 23, 2011
This was my second stay at Touchstone following up what was a transcendent Christmas booking in 2009 with my 89-year old mom. As I get to understand the rhythm and tempo of Taos, I grow to appreciate even more what an ideal facility this is. First of all the rooms are wonderfully appointed with great spiffs like soaking whirlpool baths and local hand-crafted tile sink and tub areas. The small cluster of buildings are situated on a wonderfully imagined small compound conveniently located just near the center of town, but nearby to great historic sites including the town square, missions, cave dwelling, active pueblos/native territories throughout the area that characterize the most stunning aspects of this part of the country. I'll add the core value-add of these experiences have been our hosts at Touchstone. Not only are the rooms comfortable (I loved the luxury of my sprawling King bed and wood burning kiva fireplace--which they set up for me nightly). The owner, Bren Price (a renowned visual artist and local cultural activists/beacon/celebrity) and her team (headed up by an amazing guy introduced to us as "Wolf") made mid-winter stays here more than a getaway, but truly memorable events. Family plans to celebrate my mom's 90th birthday this coming summer at Touchstone are currently underway.
Adjacent to Taos Pueblo Lands, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 135 miles
Exit from Sunport onto I-25 North; follow signs to Santa Fe. Exit onto St. Francis, and stay on this highway which turns into 68, follow signs to Espanola and Taos staying on same highway throughout.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Other, Spa, Homestay
Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Spa, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Spa Services, Pool Nearby, All Rooms have Ceiling Fans
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Taos Ballooning, Taos River Rafting, Taos Dancing, Taos Music, Taos Theatre, Taos Art Shows, Taos Museums, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
1 Dog , Other critters do visit. Others
Bren is an artist and published writer and oversees all of the action at Touchstone, including workshops and weddings. Specializing in gourmet vegetarian and gluten free fare, her recipes are renowned for their presentation, tastiness and health worthiness.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free
We love all of our dishes!
All of our food is fresh, local, and exciting! We enjoy catering to the palates of our guests. Our classically trained Chefs whip up delights like blue berry pancakes with lemon sauce, Belgian waffles with raspberry sauce, herbal quiche, omelets, frittats, and many other delights. All batters and sauces are from scratch and gluten free.