The Kit Carson Museum: A Frontiersman’s Home

Venture just a bit east of Taos’s downtown plaza and you’ll encounter a quaint, single-story adobe building that was once home to famed fur trapper and US Army guide Kit Carson. The Kit Carson House, which was constructed in 1825, has been frozen in time as a tribute to Mr. Carson.

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New Mexico's Grandest View

A journey out into the New Mexico desert can be a truly spiritual experience, filled with wonders both natural and manmade. One of our state’s most stunning manmade structures, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge rises 565 feet above the river that shares its name.

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Independence Day the New Mexico Way

Taos is certainly the all around coolest spot in New Mexico, but for the hottest Independence Day daytime festivities, you’ll want to take a fifteen minute drive north to Arroyo Seco, where the noontime parade brings the usually sleepy little village roaring to life.

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The Ultimate in Eco-Friendly Living

Here in the Southwest, we draw endless inspiration from the wide open spaces and the frontier spirit passed down through generations. In keeping with that ethos, we’re fascinated by architect Michael Reynolds’s one-of-a-kind Earthship Biotecture project, a community of over seventy “Earthships” just a short drive from our Taos hotel.

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Art and History at the Old County Courthouse

Here at the Taos Inn, we know a thing or two about New Mexico history, and we strive to use that knowledge to help make your stay with us a fun and memorable one. As part of that effort, we highly recommend you stroll down to the Old Taos County Courthouse, conveniently located on the downtown plaza.

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