Travel Blogs from Taos
From Albuquerque we started heading north to Taos, but wait... we have an important stop along the way....the Bandelier National Monument. (The Americans pronounce it Bandeleer, we Canadians would naturally default to the French pronunciation.) If you want to delve into the history of how people used to live, this is a great place to do it! It was …
... at a roadside fruit stand...just a family selling locally grown Apricots, cherries and little else. Those apricots reminded me of what I grew up with in CA and haven't been able to find since. Picked fully RIPE. They were bursting with flavor....the cherries were excellent as well. We also saw a sign by the side of the road advertising a lavender farm...they also had very fine brochures at the train depot in Santa Fe. Great marketing...but actually not worth the washboard ...
We drove the Enchanted Circle yesterday and these are a few of the pictures that I took. It was cloudy and rained on us a little. Had lunch in Taos at a Mexicsn resturant and then went grocery shopping. Real exciting but on Monday we were driving back from Mike and Kristin's and stopped for gas in ...
... as well as humbled by this whole experience. Who knew there were so many amazing people out there with the same desire to do better for themselves and their community.
My hope is to return here someday to educate further. I can't help but feel there are infinite opportunities for growth here in Taos. From community dinners, to late night hot spring adventures and the countless hours just being together. I will hold every moment spent here delicately and appreciate them always.
... a mini Grand Canyon.
Just outside of Taos we see a community of aptly named "Earthships", built with tires and recycled materials (earthship.com) .
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsSagebrush Inn Taos
The atmosphere layout and rooms are all great, tidy and comfortable. However the when we went to the bar not only were they unable to make things from their own menu because they didn't have ingredients the bar tender was extremely unhappy to be working it seemed and very surly. Not friendly at all. Also the bar layout meant he would make drinks out in a back room so you couldn't see him do so. The menus in the restraint were missing pages on some and just print outs stapled together on the top corner.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sagebrush Inn Taos
Dark & Dreary
My husband and I usually find our hotels by the diamond ratings from the AAA Tour Book. The Sagebrush Inn had a three diamond rating. We booked the evening. Yes, the room was nicely decorated but it was very dark and depressing in there. Even turning on the lights it was dark. I always check the bedding and the toliets before staying in a hotel to see if they are clean. There was hair on the sheets and on the toilet and in the bathtub. We got our stuff together and cancelled our plan to stay there. We will never go there again. We found something much better a few miles away. There was no apology, the innkeeper just asked if we wanted another room. We left!
Free cooked-to-order breakfast!
We stayed at the Sagebrush for the 1st time just two weeks ago. It was a delight. With two of our children in tow this trip, we opted for just a simple room with 2 double beds. The room was charming and everything you could want in a southwestern motel. The courtyard and patio were lovely, and the dining room served a wonderful dinner. And let's not forget the cooked-to-order breakfast that was included with our room. We have paid $25 for meals not half as good. It was the best breakfast of the trip; no more "continental" for us. We can't wait to go back.
Sagebrush is great
The Sagebrush Inn is very charming. I recomend the two-bedroom suite for a family. There is a great courtyard and restaraunt -- great breakfast! The staff is very friendly, as well.
Last remodeled in the 70s
This place needs remodeling. First of all, there are no couches in the rooms. The explanation by the hotel staff was that they were dirty, so they threw them away. In lieu of a couch were hard wooden chairs. The bathrooms obviously were last remodeled in the 1970s. The baseboards (vinyl) had fallen down, so instead of putting them back on properly, they were nailed on. Then all the nails rusted. The hot tub area (indoors) needed many repairs. The location of the hotel is on a motel row and not centrally located. I found it overpriced. The pool is an outdoor pool and not turned on in the winter.
A King@ Sagebrush
I just spend 4 days at Sagebrush with a group of about 300 people, and i was treated like a king. So if you want the best treatment for this area, stay there, you wont regret it.
Loved the Sagebrush
We have stayed at the Sagebrush Inn several times over the years and have always had a very good experience. We like the fireplace rooms in the old section best as the old adobe has a charm of its own, though we have stayed in the newer deluxe rooms, we still like the old part better. We think the free breakfast is terrific and the live music and dancing in the Cantina at night was just incredible fun.We highly recommend this place. Its not an average hotel, and I can see that if someone is more comfortable in a generic holiday inn type, they might not be impressed with the Sagebrush Inn, but for our money, the ambience of the old adobe, the friendliness of the staff and the good food and fun, we will always come back again and again.
Couldn't Be Happier
Our room was clean, quiet, romantic (we had the suite with the fireplace), and PET FRIENDLY! The staff was courteous and took good care of our special requests. The breakfast was really great. The lobby was a warm, cozy place to relax and visit. This is a must stay in Taos (and believe me, we checked out the others).
This used to be a great place, but is in need of some revamping. Our room didn't "feel" clean--outdated worn carpet, worn out stairs and decking, hottub not functional, etc. Would not recommend--will not stay here again.
Needs an update!
While the Sagebrush Inn may appear to be a charming, adobe hotel full of character, we thought the rooms were terribly outdated. We had a suite, with a fireplace, and a nice view of the mountains. However, the room was so dark and musty that we barely wanted to spend any time in there. The carpet and decor are old and outdated. Overall, the room is strictly average for its price.
The redeeming feature of this hotel, however, is the chef and the hospitality of the staff. The staff went to great lengths to ensure the guests started the day with a delicious and hearty meal. The main lodge is also a nice place to sit and hang out (much less depressing than staying in the room).
Beautiful Adobe, friendly staff!
The Sagebrush Inn has been a beautiful adobe destination for longer than I can remember. There are many different kinds of rooms to stay in, including suites. I think all of them have wood burning kiva fireplaces that really make a cold winter night more enjoyable. The rooms do not look like every other hotel room you have ever stayed in, like most places. It is unique and beautiful from the courtyards, to the pool, the hottubs, the beautiful adobe buildings, and breakfast the next morning in the Gorman Room. I have never had a better breakfast at a hotel and I highly recommend you make time for it. It is free, after all! Definitely make The Sagebrush a destination to stay in Taos. The prices are worth the experience you will have!