Taos Journals

Taos - Is Heaven really on earth

A travel journal to Taos by Anne Silver

Quote: f you love the outdoors and need a constant fix of sunshine you'll love Taos. North of Santa Fe and less pretentious. Sure you will find a few individuals with lots of silver jewelry, but you're more likely to see creative people enjoying their lives.

Taos - Is Heaven really on earth

Overview

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Skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, white water rafting, shopping, coffee drinking, yoga, lots of art galleries & massage and if you travel a few miles natural hot springs. Ski lift tickets are in the off-season and high season. Average snow is 312 inches with 72 ski runs. There are lots of places to cross country ski and snow shoe for free. Part of the beauty of Taos is you can stay on the Mesa in the sunshine and warm weather and in a few minutes drive to the snow and ski area. It is not unusual to wander around in short sleeves in the middle of winter when the thermometer is reading below 40 degrees. The sunshine invites you to strip down and soak it in. After rain the sage fil...Read More
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OK, I''m prejudice. We own this Casa and rent it out when we are not here. The upside for guests is that it has everything I consider necessary for comfort. Espresso machine, dishwasher, washer/dryer & the soap too. I have stayed in lots of vacation rentals that are poorly equipped that I decided to make mine a home. (oh it is my home when we aren''t traveling). True adobe with unobstructed mountain views and great star gazing from the outside hot tub. www.taosnm.net. There are lots of other vaction rentals in Taos and you will find that this is a special place to pretend you live even if it is only for three days.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Casa del Cielo
#9 Calle Casa del Cielo
Taos, New Mexico
(505) 751-0695

Michael's Kitchen Coffee Shop & Bakery

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Restaurant | "Michaels Kitchen"

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Breakfast is the big thing at Michaels Kitchen. Lunch and Dinner are also served, but they are famous for breakfast. For under ten dollars a huge plate of eggs rancheros can be yours. Its not on the menu, but order soppapillas for $1 per serving. good!

Come early if you want breakfast on Saturday or Sunday and be prepared to wait. You will be served coffee while in line. This is not fast food. You may wonder if there is a waitress at all once you sit down, but look around and enjoy local Taos.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Michael's Kitchen Coffee Shop & Bakery
304 Paseo del Publeo Norte
Taos, New Mexico 87571
(505) 758-4178

Apple Tree Restaurant

Restaurant | "Apple Tree"

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Enjoy dinner in on of the original adobe houses in Taos. Food is nicely done, but not super cheap. Try the fish plates for a special treat. Local artists have showings here so each time you visit another art show awaits you. Excellent service and value.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Apple Tree Restaurant
123 Bent Street
Taos, New Mexico 87571
(505) 758-1900

Harwood

Attraction

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Located in an old building that is as fun to see as the art is. Exhibits change often, but always with the Taoseno view. Not a large museum and is pricey. There is a ticket you can buy to gain entrance to a number of local museums and it is worth it.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Harwood
238 Ledoux Street
Taos, New Mexico 87571
( 505) 758-9826

Williams Lake

Attraction

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A great hike in all seasons. In the summer the lake gleams as you approach. If you are feeling energetic you can continue on the Wheelers peak. Warning after Williams lake it gets steeper. Pace yourself and bring food. In the winter it is an easy snow shoe trail. Great way to get out in the woods in the winter. The sunshine is so warn that layers are recommended in clothing and you will be stripping down.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Williams Lake
Taos Ski Valley
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Attraction | "Taos Publeo"

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Over 1000 years of constant occupation. The Indians knew a good thing when they found it. Closed most of the winter, but opens for special festivities. Open during the summer. If you are lucky you can catch a corn dance and follow as each house is blessed as it has been for hundred of years. Life is changing on the Publeo, but for the imaginative you can transport yourself back in time. We go often

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Taos Pueblo
Taos Pueblo
Taos, New Mexico