Next Door and Nearby
Restaurants and Entertainment
The SnowMansion Recommends
- Sabroso, (Next Door) Serving dinner daily, this fine dining Bistro has the Most beatiful room and patio in Taos. Bar Menu features great $17 Salmon or Steak Frites and $12 Burger. Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Wednesday night has fabulous Jimmy Stadler.
- Aceq: ( Next door) Amazing farm to table comfort food bistro. Serving Dinner, Beer and Wine.
- Taos Cow: ( Next door) Coffee, homemade Ice Cream, Breakfast and Sandwiches, free Wireless, Groovy People. Serving Breakfast and Lunch daily.
- Abe’s Cantina: (Next door) Great New Mexican food and hamburgers. Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7am-5PM Daily.
- Sol Food : ( next door)convenient health food store with restaurant. 10 am to 7 PM daily.
- Guadalajara Grill: Taos’s favorite cafeteria style New Mexican Restaurant. Not from New Mexico? Try any dish smothered in Green Chile. 7 miles towards Taos
- Pizanos Pizza: Pasta, Salads, Pizza and Appetizers. Spelt or Regular crust. Great Pizza, Pasta and appetizers. 4 miles towards Taos
- Love Apple: Regional Organic Home Cooking. So Romantic! 575.751.0050. 8 miles towards Taos
Live Music and food:
- Taos Mesa Brewing Company: Incredible indoor and outdoor music venue with the best beer in Taos. 7 miles towards the gorge bridge.
- The Solar Center: Live Music and food just 4 miles away featuring a wonderful happy hour and expansive indoor and out door settings. 4 miles towards Taos.
- Taos Inn’s Adobe Bar: Best place for early evening (6pm-10pm) live music and social scene. Equal mix of locals and visitors enjoying each other’s company. Music always free. 9 miles just before Taos Plaza.
- Alley Cantina: Great food till 11pm and live music till midnight every day. 9 miles just behind Taos Plaza.
- Sol Food Market: (in Arroyo Seco next door) Great village health food market. 10:00AM - 7PM
- Cid’s: Taos’ locally owned health food store. 7:30AM- 7PM
- Smith’s: Conventional grocery with decent health food section. 7 AM-9PM
Taos Art, History and Culture!
Taos is a cultural mecca in Northern New Mexico. Starting with the Taos Pueblo, moving to the Spanish and Catholic Churches and Tradiciones, adding the communal meals Hindu practice at the Neem Caroli Baba Center and the best enduring embodiment of Taos' commune culture and communal meals, ziccar dancing, shabbat and all sorts of retreats at the Lama Foundation, and more than a sprinkle of amaizing theater talent at the Taos Center for the Arts and Wisefool Theater, and home to countless Earthships and environmental initiatives and solar architecture.
Taos Art: Fine Art , Folk Art , Commercial Art!
The SnowMansion has beautiful art and Arroyo Seco is an artist community!
Visit www.taosartmuseums.org for Taos' major fine art, folk art and historical museums.
A First Nation People, Taos Pueblo village was established almost 1,000 years ago. Four hundred years of spanish influence, as seen in adobe building and acequias system, to name two of the host influences presented to the public. Also are the anglo influences, especially the artistic influences charactaristic of the newcomers in the 1920's and 1950's and the hippy influences charactaristic of the newcomers in the 1960's and 1970's.
Taos Nature and Recreation
Just 9 miles from the SnowMansion are trailheads for great mountian hikes like the 1.5 hour hike to WilliamsLake which is well shaded, not steep and great for all ages!
Also 9 Miles from our door is the Trail head to Wheeler Peak - the highest peak in New Mexico!
Skiing, SnowBoarding and SnowMobile Touring are good mountain activities in the winter!
Hiking, horseback riding and LLama Trecking are good mountain activities in the Summer!
We are about 9 miles from the Rio Grande River at the John Dunn Recreation area at where you can swim, soak in the Hot Springs or walk along the river.
A little farther is Cebolla Mesa and Wild Rivers.
PS Llama Treking with Stewart at Wild Earth Adventures is the best way learn about the geology, nature, botony and history of this area. Kids even enjoy learning and hiking when leading a Llama.
Taos Hot Springs!
There are two remarkable hot-springs near us. The first is called Black Rock or Hondo Hot Springs in Arroyo Hondo and second is called Stage Coach or Mamby Hot Springs. The front desk has maps available.
Ojo Caliente is a fabulous and affordable spa/hot springs in the painted desert near Espanola where you can spend your day luxuriating. It takes 1 hour each way to get from us to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs.
North Side Spa & South Side Spa and Tennis club are both wonderful places to soak tired muscles.
A little farther away you can find the most beatiful desert landscapes! Take a day trip to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and see the white cliffs.
photo courtesy of ghostranch.org
Photo Courtesy of TaosBalloning.com Great Place for Balloning!
Activities available for the 2013 season include:
- Rock climbing/mountain skills and personal growth programs
- River rafting
- Bike Riding and Ski/Snowboard Rental
- Horse Back Riding at the Ski Valley or Rio Grandeor on the Taos Pueblo Indian Country.
- LLama Trekking.
- Fly fishing
- Skiing & Snowboarding
Across the Street
Village of Arroyo Seco
Located in the Historic Village of Arroyo Seco, featuring an array of great breakfast, lunch and dinner choices, ice cream parlor, a health food store, gardens, shops, art galleries and nightlife.
1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, NM 87529, USA
Things to do!
- NYE at The Plaza
Taos Plaza is the place to be on New Year’s Eve! Residents and visitors enjoy watching the countdown on the big movie screen while listening to live DJ music. There’s also a light show, fireworks, pig roast, and plenty of food vendors.
- Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Park, stretch your legs and take in some awesome views of the Rio Grande and surrounding canyon. As the second highest bridge in the US, this area offers outdoor enthusiasts an abundant amount of recreational opportunities
- High Road to Taos
On your way to Taos, check out the High Road, a stunning and winding road that takes you through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Visitors enjoy awe-inspiring scenery and remote mountain areas such as the tiny Spanish Land Grant villages and Pueblo Indian villages.
- Taos Country Club
Located only five miles south of Taos, the Taos Country Club offers a spectacular par 72, 7,300 yard championship course and features breathtaking high-desert scenery surrounded by the Sangre De Christo mountains.
- Taos Solar Music Festival
2-day music festival and sustainable energy fair. The festival welcomes the best of national and regional artists. Big names like Mumford and Sons and Lyle Lovett have graced the stages of Solorfest. This year’s gig is set for June 27th & 28th.
- Plaza Live
A weekly free summer sound series on Thursdays, Taos Plaza Live kicks off in May and runs until September 1st. Local and regional blues, swing and folk music bands rotate throughout the summer.
- Taos Mountain Balloon Rally
2016 marks the 24th annual balloon rally. Get up close and personal with balloonists and about 25-50 hot air balloons. A great family-friendly event.
- The Taos Wool Festival
This free two day family-friendly festival celebrates the regional wool market and will feature juried vendors displaying their wool, fiber, yarns, and artistic creations.
482 NM-150 #2, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514, USA
- Millicent Rogers Museum
Established in 1956, this Taos museum rotates its collections on a frequent basis through its galleries and is unique in the southwest because of its intimate exhibit spaces. A must-see for a taste of the rich and diverge cultural heritage of the southwest.
- Harwood Museum of Art
A subset of the University of New Mexico, the Harwood Museum of Art curates exhibits dedicated to the northern New Mexico. Native American, Hispanic and contemporary collections are frequent mainstays at the museum.
- Kit Carson Home & Museum
Located in the heart of Taos, the home was built in 1825 and originally the residence of famed Kit Carson, an American frontiersman and soldier. The only remaining physical reminders of Carson’s life, visitors can take a guided tour of the house and explore exhibits on Carson’s life and accomplishments.
- Taos Art Museum & Fechin House
Housed in the former abode of Russian artist Nicolai Fechin, the museum opened 1998 and features many of his hand-carved furnishings and art and is now home to works from the Taos Society of Artists. A variety of exhibits and events take place every year for visitors and locals to enjoy.
- La Hacienda De Los Martínez Museum
On the National Register of Historic Places, the Hacienda de los Martinez is now a living museum and one of the last remaining “Great Houses” remaining in the Southwest. Get a rare glimpse of the rugged frontier life of the 1800s and can pick up bultos, quilts, and vividly colored hand-woven textiles at their shop.
John Dunne Bridge Recreational Area
Natural Rio Grande Riverside Hotsprings
There are two remarkable hot-springs near us. The first is called Black Rock or Hondo Hot Springs at the John Dunn Bridge Recreational area in Arroyo Hondo 9 miles away and second is called Stage Coach or Mamby Hot Springs on Tune Dr. around 13 miles away. Both can be found on Google Maps.
Taos Group Lodging
Taos SnowMansion is the Greatest Group Lodging in Taos!
Perfect for Groups of 10 to 100!
RENT just a FEW ROOMS, or the ENTIRE LODGE BUILDING or the
ENTIRE SNOWMANSION FACILITY!
All Groups can count on our professional staff, beautiful village and great atmosphere!
Ski Groups stay with us for our affordable prices and proximity to Taos Ski Valley.
Boy Scouts stay with us one or two nights before going to Philmont in order to acclimatise to the altitude, whitewater raft the Rio Grande and visit the Taos pueblo.
Girl Scouts stay with us before or after a multi night camping trip in the Carson National Forest.
School Groups stay with us while they learn about the Art, History and Nature of Taos.
College Groups stay with us to explore the Architecture or Geology of the area or Raft or Rock Climb.
Church Groups stay with us for all of the above reasons and to explore faith and get to know each other and to offer service to the community.
Wedding Groups stay with us because the whole wedding party can stay in one place affordably and bond and celebrate together!
Rent One or a Few Private Dorm Rooms! (best rate for groups of 10-50)
Enjoy having one or a few rooms exclusively for your group!
Rate: $25 - $45 per person depending on the number of guests and dates of stay.
Optional Dinner for Groups of 20 or More $15/person
Optional Breakfast for Groups of 20 or More $5/person
Click the Book Now button or call Amu at 575-770-2938 to reserve a few rooms!
Rent The Whole Lodge Building! (sleeps up to 70)
Spread out or pack the place! Enjoy having the whole lodge building exclusively for your group!
Lodge Includes: 8 Dorm Rooms, 8 Bathrooms, 8 Showers, Kitchen, Dining Room, Lodge room with fireplace, library and pool table, plenty places to sit, play games, read or socialize.
Regular Rate: $700 - $3,000/night debending on the size of the group and the dates of the stay. (Christmas and spring break are the most expensive)
Optional Dinner for Groups of 20 or More $15/person
Optional Breakfast for Groups of 20 or More $5/person
Call Amu at 575-770-2938 to reserve the entire Lodge!
Rent The Whole SnowMansion Facility! (sleeps up to 100)
Enjoy having the whole facility exclusively for your group!
SnowMansion Facility Includes:
Lodge: 8 Dorm Rooms, 8 Bathrooms, 8 Showers, Kitchen, Dining Room, Lodge room with fireplace, library and pool table, plenty places to sit, play games, read or socialize.
Pear Annex: 1 Studio Suite, 2 One Bedroom Suites.
Cabins: 3 Cabins with shared bath
2 aadditiona bathrooms, 2 additional Showers, 1 additional kitchen and All Grounds and Common Areas
Rate :$1,000 - $4,000 per night depending on number of people and time of year. (Christmas and spring break are the most expensive)
Call Amu at 575-770-2938 to inquire about renting the entire SnowMansion facility!
Peaceful Earth Garden Clinics
The SnowMansion is happy to offer 1 or multiday Gardening Clinics for guest for an additional fee.
Cost is $60 per 4 hour daily clinic specializing on the particular gardening phase happening during your stay. Cost for 4 or more days is $40 per day. Participation in or family dinner is included.
Some scholarships concidered.
Below are the phases we anticipate this summer.
Wednesday April 26-May 10
Spring Clean Up, Preparing the Garden Beds, Pruning, Planting Root Vegetables
Thursday May 25-June 9
Put Out Cole Plants, Brassicas, Transplanting
Friday June 23-July 9th
Harvesting Garlic, Planting Cucumbers, Squashes, Corn and Beans
Sunday July 23-Aug 7th
Summer Care and Maintenance of Plants, Weeding, Harvesting, Mindful Water Practices
Monday August 21-September 6
Fruit Harvest, Canning, Drying, Pie Making
Wednesday September 20-October 5
Harvesting, Canning, Drying, Salves
October 19-November 4
Preparing For Winter, Harvesting, Preserving Food
Peaceful Earth Garden Foot Path
Watch the sunset, the mountains or the from beautiful garden foot path that winds through our 2 acre vegetable garden.
120 Veterans Hwy Taos, NM 87571
A First Nation People, Taos Pueblo village was established almost 1,000 years ago. Four hundred years of spanish influence, as seen in adobe building and acequias system, to name two of the host influences presented to the public. Also are the anglo influences, especially the artistic influences charactaristic of the newcomers in the 1920's and 1950's and the hippy influences charactaristic of the newcomers in the 1960's and 1970's