Taos Travel Guide
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While UFO hunting and hot spring-hopping in Taos, New Mexico last week, we got to spend the night in an Earthship.
For all you non-hippies out there, Earthships are 100% sustainable, off-the-grid mansions made (almost) entirely out of recycled junk. We're talkin' old tires, beer cans, plastic bottles and mud. Admittedly, it doesn't sound all that glamorous at first, but for luxury- and nature- loving free spirits like us, this place is a desert paradise.
A 15 minute drive outside Taos, across the Rio Grande Gorge, the Earthship World Headquarters is the largest "biotecture" community (a.k.a alternative eco-suburb) of its kind on the planet. Set on a sprawling 640 acres, a handful of fully-furnished "demonstration" ships are available year-round for nightly rentals -- but, in the brochure's words, "this is not just a hotel." Well, obviously...
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Here's a tip for anyone looking to spend their honeymoon in gorgeous, sunny Taos: El Monte Sagrado, New Mexico's sole Autograph Collection property, offers a luxury suite known as the Kama Sutra suite. And boy, will it put you in the mood for love.
We toured the whole property recently, but particularly liked our precious few moments spent exploring the warmly-lit, sensuous space at the far end of the resort. Featuring a king bed with an elaborate hand-carved wooden frame, plus plenty of curved walls and enlarged wooden beams reaching up vertically, the suite is pure sex.
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If you’re going to northern New Mexico and you have any kind of artistic or cultural sensibilities, you need to stay at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. As the name would suggest, it’s the former home of Mabel Dodge Luhan – who was not only a writer, but a facilitator and gatherer of art in Taos. This is where pretty much anyone literary or artistic who’s traveled to New Mexico has stayed. DH Lawrence spent loads of time here, and even painted the windows of one of the bathrooms with bright murals (today, some rooms still have access to that bathroom). Georgia O’Keefe, Ansel Adams, Dennis Hopper, Carl Jung – the list of illustrious guests is long and varied. For more details, see the website.
Because it’s more of a museum rather than a swish hotel, we were expecting the worst when it came to rooms. When we had to be towed out of a snowbank, having skidded on ice on the approach, we were even more timorous. But we soldiered on. Here’s what we found.
Spotted in New Mexico today: one of the raddest hotel rooms, view-wise, that you may ever have the pleasure of staying in.
This is the Solarium room at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico. It's rad for a couple of reasons - firstly, because it's the only house with three stories in Taos, so you can see for miles, and second, because it's the old sun roof when it was an actual house, so it's glass-walled on all four sides. Which makes for some truly killer views of Taos and the mountains around it - particularly when it's snowing, as it is now.
For years, Taos culture has revolved around this property. Georgia O'Keefe, D.H. Lawrence, Dennis Hopper and Natalie Goldberg all have taken part in the Luhan House legend.
Peaceful, tranquil, and plenty of
drug addled behavior inward looking behavior. Recent visitors have been happy there:
The Mabel Dodge Luhan House was everything I dreamed about for my first trip to New Mexico. Stayed in Spud Johnson's room with a great view of the mountain and the O'Keefe cross. Cozy fire and the best breakfast of my entire trip. I was very happy there.
El Monte Sagrado Resort in New Mexico offers animal communication sessions.
Some dude named Jeff Jordy claims that he can communicate with animals--even mice. He uses this talent to learn what your animal is thinking and share your pets thoughts with you during an "animal session" at the El Monte Sagrado.
You gain a new perspective on your animal's emotions, concerns, and behavior. This heart-centered work is intended to deepen your relationship with your animal and perhaps give you new perspectives on life.
Oh, and get this, he claims your pet doesn't even have to be with you for him to work his magic.
So the John Edward of pets can talk to your Bichon Frise through your cell phone.
"I am sensing a D connection here, a C or a D. Do you have a pet associated with the letters C or D?"