Please Familiarize yourself with and follow all NM Traveler Health Guidelines.

By order of the Governor and New Mexico Department of Health, please keep the New Mexico Safe Promise,

Use a face covering while in public

Stay six feet away from others.


Wash hands frequently & follow recommended hygiene practices.


SnowMansion History:

The SnowMansion Taos Adventure Lodge and Hostel is steeped in the history and traditions of Taos, Taos Ski Valley and Northern New Mexico since as long as anyone can remember. 

The Village of Arroyo Seco was founded by artists, farmers, ranchers, gamblers, outlaws and adventurers in 1800. 

The Chase Mercantile Company General Store, which preceded the SnowMansion, was built in 1930 and supplied, clothed and fed said artists, farmers, ranchers, gamblers, outlaws and adventurers until 1960. 

In 1960 it became an episcopal church ski lodge for faithful and adventuresome ski groups headed to the fledgling Taos Ski Valley, where their faith was surely tested on the bumpy dirt road and surely rewarded on steep terrain that dominated the the Taos Ski Valley experience in the early days.  Today the Taos Ski Valley resort presents a world class resort as well as world class skiing and big mountain terrain for all levels and last but not least, no lift lines.    

In 1973 the SnowMansion Adventure Lodge and Hostel was born and has welcomed Taos visitors of all kinds - individuals, couples, families and groups - all year around ever since. 

We look forward to welcoming you.  

    SnowMansion Amenities:

    • By popular Demand, Roku Smart TV's with Netflix, Prime Video and Hulu in our Suites and Private Lodge Rooms!
    • Suites with Hot Plate Kitchennettes and Hotel and Family Rooms that can rent kitchen use for $15 per hour. 
    • Located in the heart of a beautiful village.
    • Free high speed Wi-Fi and Internet Computer and Printer.
    • Free On-site parking.
    • 3 awesome breakfast and lunch restaurants within 100 feet.
    • 2 amazing dinner places within 100 feet.
    • Great Grocery store and cafe next door.
    • Hot House Yoga next door.
    • In room massage by Enchanted Mobile Massage
    • Mini-Fridge & and Memory foam toppers in Private Rooms.
    • Common Areas include a Pool Table - Gas Fireplace - Library- Games - Garden and Big Lawn for Lawn Games.
    • Expansive grounds and garden with seating throughout. 
    • All Linens Provided! No Chores!

    Arrival Information:

    Checkin Hours: 4PM-10PM

    Late Check Ins: Available by request and require Pre-Payment and the Door Codes.  

    Call the front desk or reply to this email between 4PM and 10PM on the day of arrival to Pre-Pay and get the Door Codes. 

    Please email to make any changes, cancellations or requests.

    Additional Guests than specified when making the reservation are considered unregistered guests.

    Unregistered guests are subject to approval and a $100 per person per night additional fee. 

    Pre-register additional guests for an additional $10 to $15  per person per night by replying to this email or before 10PM on your day of arrival.

    *Valid Government ID and active Credit Card required for Check In.

    Pet Policy:  We accept house-trained dogs in privates for an additional $15 per dog, per night. Sorry, we cannot accept cats. Dogs must be leashed, cleaned up after and stay withing 10 feet of owners at all times. Unregistered pets will result in a $250 cleaning fee. Pet owner is responsible for cost of excessive soiling and/or damage.

    Checkout: 11:00 AM.

    Late check-outs: are subject to approval and a late check-out fee may apply. Check-outs after 12:00 Noon will be assessed an additional nightly fee.  

    Smoking:  Permitted in out-door designated areas only.  Smoking in rooms or cabins may trigger a $500 cleaning fee.

    Before or during your stay, please let our staff know if there is any thing we can do to make your stay more enjoyable.

    Reservation / Cancellation Policy:

    *A 50% deposit is required to hold reservation
    *The balance is due at Check-In

    *Valid Government ID and active Credit Card required at Check In.

    *All cancellations must be made by email to

    *For cancellations made 4 days or more (45 days or more for  Group Reservations and Holiday Period Reservations) prior to arrival, $25 of the deposit amount will be kept as a cancellation fee.
    *For cancellations made between 0 and 3  days (between 30 and 45 days for Group Reservations and Holiday Period Reservations)  prior to arrival the full cost of stay will be charged.
    *Holiday Periods are 12/25 - 1/2, March 7th to March19th, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend

    Please Note: Reduction of the number of people or stay duration is treated as a cancellation for people and/or nights reduced from the reservation.

    Pet Friendly Policy:

    We are pet friendly with a beautiful foot path to walk the dog. 

    Standard Dog Stay: $15 per dog plus tax per night. The dog is not left in the room when owners leave the premises.

    Full Service Dog Stay Package: The owners wish to leave their dogs in the room for the day..  Includes dog walking and refreshing water bowl.  

    Full Service Dog Stay Package: $30 per dog per night plus tax. 

    Dogs Must be within 10 feet of owner at all times in grounds and common areas. 

    We do reserve the right to charge $50 clean fee in the event of significant Hair or Soiling or minor damage.  Cost of major damage to be paid by Dog owner. 

    Dogs not allowed on beds.  Dog hair or paws on bed will trigger $50 fee.

    Dogs must be leashed or carried in all common areas and grounds. Dogs must be cleaned up after.  Dog owners must bring their own bags to clean up after their dogs.

    As much as we love cats, we cannot have cats at the SnowMansion as many of our guest have cat allergies. We hope you understand.


    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!