Courtesy El Monte Sangrado
El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa
317 Kit Carson Road
Taos, NM 87571
888-213-4419 or 575-758-3502
Guest rooms: 84 guest rooms, including 36 original themed suites and 48 traditional guest rooms.
Recognitions: The resort has received the AAA Four-Diamond award; has made the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List; was rated No. 3 among U.S. hotels, resorts and spas in a Zagat survey; and was named one of America’s Greenest Hotels and America’s 50 Best Hotels by Forbes Traveler.
Meeting space: Some 7,000 square feet of meeting space includes the 2,400-square-foot Rio Grande Ballroom, with handcrafted chandeliers and french doors leading to the grounds.
Amenities: The De la Tierra restaurant, named one of the Top 66 Hot Tables by Condé Nast Traveler; the Anaconda Bar; the Living Spa; the Grand Bohemian art gallery; and a concierge.
Location: The resort is on 10 acres and is three blocks from downtown Taos, N.M.
Getting there: Albuquerque International Sunport is the nearest major airport, 135 miles south of Taos. On weekends, the Taos Express connects Taos to Santa Fe, 72 miles south. Taos is 300 miles south of Denver and 300 miles west of Amarillo, Texas. In town, the Chile Line provides public transportation in town on weekdays; during ski season, it also operates shuttles between Taos and its ski resorts.