Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall Foliage

Ask anyone where the best Fall Colors are to be found and undoubtedly you'll be told you've got to head to the likes of the Virginia, Connecticut, New York or Vermont.

But don't forget about us in northern New Mexico, Forbes certainly hasn't! They've just come out with their "10 Must Visit Fall Foliage Destinations" and the Enchanted Circle drive, a delightful 85 mile drive through Taos, Red River and Eagles Nest, has been included among other more obvious choices. Along with that drive, we have many wonderful hikes through the surrounding mountains that will give you plenty of opportunity to use your camera.

So if you're heading this way, please do look us up and we'll show you an alternative fall color experience.

Friday, September 21, 2012

San Geronimo Day Festivities

In years gone by, Taos Pueblo was a major trade hub for the Southwest and along with San Geronimo, the Patron Saint of Taos Pueblo, this is celebrated over the weekend of the 29th and 30th September.

The festivities start with Vespers at the Taos Pueblo San Geronimo Church on the 29th, before the traditional Foot race, The Pole Dance and the Clowns all take center stage on the 30th. All the while, the Pueblo Plaza is graced by vendors from various American Indian tribes including many Pueblo tribes, Hopis, Navajos and even tribes from as far away as the Pacific Northwest.

Its a weekend not to missed, so if you need a place to stay, please do give us a call on 575-758-0287 or book directly on our website at

Monday, August 13, 2012

Top 10 Places to See!

If you already didn't know, the Taos Pueblo is considered one of the top destinations in not only New Mexico but also the US. Yahoo Travel has just come out with its new "Top 10 Places Every American Should See" and the Taos Pueblo features along with other well know sights such as the Grand Canyon, the French Quarter and the National Mall.

So if you're looking to see some of America's best sights, come on up to Taos, stay at the restful Hacienda del Sol (which very conveniently backs onto the Pueblo Indian Reservation) and get that list completed!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Horsing Around with Art!

Starting this Friday and running until July 1st, there will be an exhibition focusing on the "Romance of horses and their relationship to humans" at the Stables Art Gallery of the Taos Center for Arts.

This purpose of this show, which including watercolors, oils, photographs and sculptures, will be to support the Equine Spirit Sanctuary (ESS) in Rancho de Taos. The organizers will be sharing sales proceeds with ESS to allow them to continue their good work.

So if you're looking to purchase a piece of art this week, why not drop in and see what they have for you. Not only will you end up with a beautiful piece of original artwork, but you'll also be supporting a worthwhile cause.

Hacienda del Sol.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Taos Weekend Highlights

As we said earlier today, there is a rare opportunity to explore the DH Lawrence Ranch this Saturday, but what else is there to do this weekend here in Taos? Here's a few suggestions for you all.

If music is your thing, then tonight's the night for you. Firstly, the Taos Opera Institute (TOI) performs at the Sabrosa Restaurant. With the Cantos de Taos performing, its undoubtedly going to be a wonderful evening. Secondly, Taos Plaza Live continues with The Taxi Dancer and The Unstrung Heroes performing.

On Friday night we have the play, "House of Blue Leaves" being performed at the Metta Theater. This award winning play, written by John Guare, is set in 1965 and uses dark humour, farce and realism to showcase the rapidly changing landscape of America in '65.

Saturday is back to music again with acoustic bluegrass, as well as great margaritas, being dished up at the Adobe Bar and John Carey performing at the KTAOS, with their wonderful beer garden and view.

Sunday is Jazz Night at the Alley Cantina Bar, located in the heart of the Historic district of Taos. There is no cover to enjoy an evening of Jazz!

We hope to see you this weekend in Taos and at the Hacienda del Sol Bed and Breakfast!

DH Lawrence Ranch

As most visitors to Taos know, over the years many famous artists and writers have come through town, many setting up a permanent base in the area.

This Saturday, the 160 acre, DH Lawrence Ranch is being opened up for a rare, free entry, guided tour. To accompany the tour, a talk, hosted by Dr. Katherine Toy Miller, at the Taos Public Library, will educate you on the Lawrence Ranch as well as discussing Mabel Dodge Luhan (an early owner of the Hacienda del Sol) and the Taos Pueblo, USA's only UNESCO World Hertitage Site.

The ranch, Taos Pueblo and Taos Public Library, are all a short drive from the Hacienda del Sol, and the tour will undoubtedly will be a highlight of the weekend.

If you haven't already planned your weekend, give us a call here at the Hacienda del Sol on 575-758-0287, to arrange your accommodation with us and enjoy a rare opening of the Ranch.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Taos Opera Institute

Now that summer has arrived, it means the return of the extremely talented Taos Opera Insitute (TOI) for another season of wonderful performances by some of the best and brightest young opera singers around.

Once again, we are happy to announce that the Taos Opera Institute will be finishing their season with a performance here in the wonderful gardens of the Hacienda del Sol on July 1st. Last years closing performance was a wonderful evening filled with songs and laughter, with both the Students and the Cantos entertaining our guests and owners.

In the meantime, there will be various performances in and around Taos, with locations ranging from the Taos Plaza, the Ski valley and various churches.

We only have two rooms left, for what will be one of the highlights of the year here at the Hacienda del Sol, so give us a call and get yourself booked in for the night!

Gerd, Luellen, Mark and Erika
The Hacienda del Sol

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Music!

Now summer is fully underway, Taos' music scene is getting into full swing. Taos Plaza live is running again all summer and local favorites, The Monkey Feeders, entertained Taos last night.

Coming up this weekend we have Robert Belfour and his uniquely hypnotic blues tunes at the Adobe Bar, and on Tuesday, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars taking to the stage at the KTAOS. Both evenings should be a great experience.

Don't think the great music is just confined to Taos though. If you out enjoying the Enchanted Circle drive this weekend, you'll also stumble across the Red River's River & Brews Blues Festival!A wonderful way to spend a lazy lunch before heading back to Taos for the evening.

All in all, it should be a great weekend of sunshine, music and dancing! So if you haven't already got your weekend planed, give us a call here at the Hacienda del Sol to see what accommodation we have available and have a wonderful weekend!

The Hacienda del Sol team.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


As we're sure most of you are aware, New Mexico does currently have its largest ever forest fire burning in the far South West of the state, in the Gila National Park.

The good news is that every day the hard working fire crews and volunteers are slowly getting the fire  under control. Overnight they were able to get another 8% of the fire contained, that's approximately another 21000 acres! That brings the fire to 30% contained.

More good news is that Taos is still unaffected by smoke and the most recent air quality test for Taos, puts our air at 8.2 out of 10! That means 82% of the States has worse air than us! Not too bad you'll agree. In fact, the air quality index puts most of New Mexico at a good level.

So don't let all the doom and gloom press reports put you off visiting an area that has so much to offer, come and grab some fresh air and enjoy the beautiful blue skies of New Mexico!

The Hacienda del Sol

Sunday, June 3, 2012

May's Guest Comments

Through the month of May, we've had some wonderful guests come through our doors, enjoying the sunshine, views and great food Taos has to offer. Here are just a few of the guest experiences we've had recently.

"Dear Gracious Hosts: THANK YOU for making our stay in beautiful Taos so memorable and fun. We can't wait to return again and see more of this awesome part of the country. My favorite things - Mark's prefect bacon and Erika's warm laugh. It was a pleasure meeting you! " Richmond, BC, Canada.

"We felt like we were at home except for the wonderful Taos feel, food, sumptuous bed, goodies, steam shower, jacuzzi and gourmet breakfasts! Our 17th Anniversary will always be the most special because of the Hacienda del Sol and company! Thank you for the attention to details and your sweet, genuine smiles." Vail, Arizona.

"Taos and its surroundings quickly enter the bloodstream! Thank you for the memorable stay; you are warm and generous hosts!" NY, NY

"There, amid the swaying Willows and Cottonwoods, soothed by the melodious song of a bird, we reveled in its beauty."

We hope these little comments bring back some memories of Taos and inspire you to come and visit us again.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo only a few days away, where better to spend the weekend than Taos, and more specifically, the Hacienda del Sol!

There's plenty going on in town, and with the weather looking so good for the weekend, why not grab yourself a Margaretta, spend the evening listening to some authentic Mariachi music at the Adobe Bar, and then spend a relaxing Sunday in our lovely mountain view courtyard.

Give us a call on 575-758-0287 or check out our website,, for room availability and have yourself a great Cinco de Mayo!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Best of Taos

Well everyone, its getting to that time of year when the voting starts for the famous "Best of Taos" awards and this year the Hacienda del Sol is hoping to be the number 1 B&B in Taos. Last year we came a close second, and say as we shouldn't, we feel robbed! Our combination of wonderful views, hearty breakfasts and genuine hospitality should hopefully stand us in good stead. So, if you'd like to vote us into number 1 spot, follow the link below and you'll also be in with a chance to win an IPad2. Let the voting begin!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Best Mountian Town for the Summer

Next time you're in the supermarket, quickly flick through the latest copy of Mens Journal and you'll find Taos, NM listed as one of the Best Mountain Towns to visit in the summer. Personally I'm not surprised to see Taos listed here as we have wonderful Hiking, Rafting, Golfing, along with a UNSECO World Heritage Sites and some of America's greatest past and present artists. Why not escape the heat of our neighboring states and spend a few days with us in the summer? Check out our website, for our latest availability.

Monday, April 2, 2012

It's Snowing!

The ski season was looking dried up this past week with all the beautiful warm Spring weather. But with just 6 more days left of the Ski season I'm happy to report that not only is it snowing in the ski valley, but down in Taos as well! It looks like winter is back for just a little while longer, so take advantage of a last minute ski holiday with lots of snow and discount lift tickets!
Hurry and book your ski package, the season ends on the 8th!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Taos Pueblo Artists

Although the Taos Pueblo is closed right now for its annual break for private festivities, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the great Artists that live there. If you head down to the Yucca Plaza, just across from the Kit Carson Park, you'll find them displaying their authentic works of art. Its only about a 15 minute walk from the Hacienda Del Sol B&B so you've got no excuse not to visit! Check out our website, or call us 575-758-0287 for the latest room availability.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ski and Golf in Taos

Its reached that time of the year where we can do two of my favorite pastimes, Ski and play Golf! Being from England, thats not something you get to do all that often! Having just had 14" of snow this week and with the weather getting warmer by the day, conditions are perfect to get out and enjoy the best of both worlds. Make the most of it soon though, the ski valley closes on the 8th April! Visit our website or call 575-758-0287 for up to date availability.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

End of Season discount Skiing!

Looking for a last minute, affordable ski vacation. Come to Taos and enjoy the end of season Lift Ticket sale from March 26th- April 8th! Stay at the Hacienda del Sol and receive additional savings on your room. Booking is fast and easy, just click on the link below, enter the dates you would like to visit, and book your Ski package. Or call us at 575-758-0287

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More Snow!

Another 3 inches of snow at the Taos Ski Valley! The weekend will be perfect for Spring Skiing with 70 degree weather and fresh snow!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fresh snow!

Well well, how the weather changes! Only a few days ago our adventurous managers were hiking Kachina Peak in 70 degree weather, no ski jackets, and hard packed snow. Today we wake up to 11" of fresh snow in Taos Ski Valley and a beautiful winter wonderland in our courtyards! What a difference a day makes!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Skiing

It's 70 Degrees and we are Skiing! Taos is having a heat wave, we could even leave the jackets behind for our first Kachina Peak hike today. We are filling up on Mark's delicious New Mexican cheese omelets and French toast at Breakfast before embarking on the hike.