Old Taos Guesthouse B&B
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I just got home from my second stay at the Old Taos Guesthouse and had a great time. Tim and Leslie have always been very welcoming, kind and full of good information regarding the Taos area. I've stayed at many B&Bs in Taos and this is my favorite.
My last visit was in one of the small rooms in the main building. It was tiny, but cozy and comfortable. This time I splurged and stayed in the Taos Suite which has to be the nicest room I've stayed in anywhere in Taos. There is a king-sized platform bed with a huge window over it which you can open if you want to listen to the bubbling fountain just outside. There is a curtain, but we thought it was nice to leave it open so we could star-gaze from the bed. Wow.
The room also contains a fully equipped kitchen and sitting area with a beautiful kiva fireplace. The bathroom has a shower, but there is a claw-foot tub in a seperate room (closet?) which I thought was odd but nice. Of course with the hot-tub in the back yard, I imagine the indoor tub doesn't get too much use.
The grounds are beautiful and there's a great spot in the backyard where you can have a "campfire" while looking at the sunset in back of the Taos valley. The breakfast consisted of quiche, oatmeal, fruit, juice, coffee and AWESOME mango/almond muffins.
The atmosphere at the Guesthouse is laid-back and casual, much like Taos itself. The hosts don't hover but are always available if you need something. The Inn is also located in my favorite area of Taos -- out of the fracas surrounding the plaza, but close enough to drive over at a moment's notice.
Book your stay at the Old Taos Guesthouse without hesitation - you'll have a fabulous time.
Best Bed & Breakfast in Taos
We only had the opportunity to spend one night at Tim and Leslie's place and that was truly a pity because we loved them and their lovingly restored adobe guesthouse.
I'm not sure where those people who wrote the negative review were coming from, but I'd be willing to bet they are the type of people who wouldn't be satisfied at the Taj Mahal.
We stayed in the Sunset Suite. It had a sitting area in front of the fireplace with big comfy chairs that came in handy when we were reading our tourist guides and sipping a glass of wine. We had two stemware glasses and a corkscrew above our mini fridge - nice touch. We had two glass tumblers on our vanity too - much better than plastic cups in shrink wrap!
We had spent two nights in Santa Fe and the bed was so horrible we never managed to get a good night's sleep. But sleep we did in the four-poster in the sunset suite - that bed was "almost" as comfortable as our flotation bed back home.
The shower was like our own at home - no shower curtain, just walk around the tile walls. Plenty of hot water and pressure. The wardrobe in our room had two plush terry robes we used to walk from our suite to the outdoor jacuzzi. What an experience and a spectacular view. The bubbling water soothed our weary bones. Large spa towels were left out for us to use. It was incredibly quiet (thick adobe walls) and we liked the fact that we had our own private entrance. Tim and Leslie had two dogs who greeted us (we missed our dogs from home)and outside our room was a rustic bird feeder. It was such fun watching the little birds scrambling in the snow to eat the fallen birdseed before the pidgeons came.
But the best I saved for last. The breakfast! Fresh homemade blueberry pancakes, fresh whipped cream, real maple syrup, hot oatmeal in the crock pot, toast, tea, coffee, fresh juice, bacon, and a huge bowl of assorted fresh (not frozen)fruits that were mouthwatering. And we have to agree with all the other positive reviewers - Tim and Leslie are perfect hosts and extremely knowledgeable. Don't hesitate to book a stay here if you ever get to Taos - and plan on staying more than one night, because Leslie and Tim make something different each day for breakfast we're told....
Wonderful, Reasonable, place to stay in Taos!
Charming! Hosts were wonderful, helpful and very friendly. Rooms were decorated in old Southwest style and very clean. Large back yard--great common room with lots of board games and books (and a computer that will drive you crazy if you no longer use dial-up!). The Inn is one story, but there are a couple of steps up to some rooms. Considering that most places in Taos are really too expensive for ordinary people, this place is a real find. I almost didn't want to write the review, because I don't want other people to find it! Only one problem--if you need to be close to the plaza, this is not the place for you. It's a ways out of town and there is no public transportation in Taos. But if you have a car, you'll love the quiet, the dogs, and the cats--neither of which are allowed in the rooms. The only bugs we found were a couple of moths that got in because we left the screen door open too long when talking with friends. They were easy to herd back outside again. Beautiful, beautiful place.
Tim and Leslie are fantastic hosts.
My three sisters and I have just arrived back from an road trip across Arizona and New Mexico. We stayed with Tim and Leslie at their amazing Adobe style Guesthouse in Taos.It was like visiting old friends ,they were so hospitable and helpful.It was by far the best place we had stayed in the 18 days we were travelling.From the moment you arrive you are wowed by the place ,Tim has done an incredible job renovating the Adobe it is so beautiful. There is a red phone on the wall at the main door and when you pick it up Tim arrives out to greet you with a big smile and full of chat.(It was an on-going joke between us sisters,"If you need anything at all just pick up the RED phone"). The rooms are beautifully decorated, the bathrooms too. Tim and Leslie are fantastic cooks and the breakfasts were the best we had. Tim's muffins are delicious!!! He was very helful to us, giving us lots of information on where to eat ,and places to visit.If you are thinking of visiting Taos don't hesitate to stay with Tim & Leslie they are fantastic hosts. Highly recommended.
The worst Bed and Breakfast ever!!!
The owners were extremely rude and made it very difficult for my in-laws to stay with their children. They gave us (and We had to pay for) a "suite" that was infested with bugs and he made it very difficult for us to switch rooms... not leave!! We travel all over the world and have never had such a horrible experience with a B&B ever! We would highly recommend anyone who has children, has a hard time spending $150 dollars a night to sleep with bugs in their beds or have rude comments made about their weight to find someplace else. There are other wonderful B&B's in Taos! The owner's of the Old Taos B&B need some major help with customer satifaction and class!!!
Don't stay anywhere else!
If you are looking for a bed and breakfast with your own private entrance to your room and a pair of hosts who go out of their way to be informative as well as entertaining, this is the right place for you. Tim and Leslie lovingly restored this beautiful old hacienda to a glory beyond one's imagination. We stayed for 1 week at the guesthouse in both rooms 1 (THE MOST AMAZING ROOM EVER) and 2 (also great, but not as amazing as room 1). We had absolutely no complaints. The breakfasts were so hearty every day and if there wasn't enough protein for the guy below, he must have skipped breakfast! Everyday there was some kind of eggs or protein in the breakfast and it was all fresh and homemade. I don't eat pork and Tim and Leslie overheard me saying it one morning and for the rest of our stay they always made a part of the breakfast pork free for me. They were just the most wonderful and gracious hosts. I don't think you could find a more beautiful place with lots of room to roam around and a hot tub and breakfast all at a great price and close to down town. This is truly a wonderful place to relax as a romantic couple or even a family. I would move there if they let me!
Outstanding place to stay in Taos!
If you are visiting Taos, this is an outstanding bed and breakfast! The home itself is beautiful- the rooms lovely, the breakfast is absolutely the best! What really makes this a great destination are the hosts, Tim and Leslie- they make you feel like an old friend from the minute you arrive. Tim is great fun to visit with! Only the best guests should go to this b&b- they ( the innkeepers) deserve the best. The views are wonderful from the yard- you can see down the valley many miles, and the mountains are right there also. What a great gem of a place to stay- we hope to go back many more times!
Great ambience and view, need more protein at breakfast
The view from the lawn chairs and the hot tub can't be beat! The rooms are charming and the hosts friendly. Breakfasts have great fruits and breads but erratic if you are doing high protein, low carb. Eggs some days but not others - bring your own ham and they'll fry up a piece for you.
Gorgeous, peaceful getaway
My husband and I stayed here on our 1st anniversary and want to make it a yearly tradition! It was an incredibly peaceful place with wide open skies above you and gorgeous views of Taos and the sunset, with lots of beautiful outdoor places to sit and watch it. The hot tub was beautiful and intimate and our room was cozy and sweet with a beautiful sunlight above our bed where we could look up at the stars at night. The breakfasts were absolutely incredible as well...I never wanted to leave! Can't wait to go back!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Taos B&B. Very quiet and off the main drag. We visited with our two-year old and hosts and guests were quite gracious and accomodating. Rooms have great character, clean and neat--we had a fireplace and viga ceilings in the 180 year old hacienda. There are some farm animals on the property along with cats and a dog which were of great interest to our daughter. There is a wonderful hot tub that you are encouraged to use (which we did)and boy was it a nice way to relax under the very starry sky! The best part were the hot breakfasts--I've never had anything like the chili/egg dish (yum!). The next morning we had a mouth-watering quiche and home-made blueberry pudding. There was always fresh fruit and hosts were most helpful. Tim even has a computer for those who need to surf the net. Hosts are very knowledgable about the Taos environs as well. Only drawback was poor water pressure in the shower (for 180 YO what do you expect). This will be a definite repeat!
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