Travelin' Jack knows comfort....and he has once again discovered a Gem of a Pet-Friendly facility..this time an historic Taos B&B called Palacio de Marquesa. Just a quick note here...in case the name doesn't ring a bell..that's because it recently changed ownership and name. Previously known as Casa De Las Chimineas (house of chimneys), this fine historic lodging option has graced Taos for many years and taken care of many guests...including the 4-footed variety. Now the ever-lovely B&B is owned by New Mexico's culturally iconic hotel group, The Heritage Hotels & Resorts....the B&B will undertake a renovation soon enhancing its even current great setting.
But Travelin' Jack needed to test it out himself, so off we went to Taos to see if luxury really does find itself in a Taos B&B. And we did!
From personalized greeting at the (massive) double wood front door entryway...we were whisked inside the main house area and given an overview and tour by the GM. Breakfast time was set up for us at our convenience for the next morning...and then we were let loose to enjoy the various nooks and crannies and courtyards and fountains found throughout this lovely casa.
We over-nighted in a lovely adjoining suite that included two large and cozy bedrooms, one with a King, and one with two Queens. A joining doorway allowed us the flexibility of opening the rooms up together...with a cozy sitting and reading area bringing the two bedroom suites together nicely. Southwest decor graced the rooms from fine art to rugs and tapestries to massive wood furniture. The feel of Taos eminates throughout. Each room had a Kiva fireplace for those cool mountain nights and a handy wet bar as well. Nicely outfitted bathrooms with very nice amenities and a very classy touch at the toilet.
But perhaps what Travelin' Jack liked the best in addition to all these nice touches....was the enclosed courtyard that the two rooms and full suite shared. We sat under the stars that evening...Jack dined on his doggy dinner in style in the tile courtyard...and then lounged while we enjoyed wine and cheese on this lovely summer evening.
After a cozy night's sleep, we enjoyed a Jack walk around the pet-friendly courtyard and lawn areas...only to be treated like a dog-star should be upon breakfast time! His own table was reserved for Travelin' Jack...providing special comfort and service by the staff for ALL members of the party. Nothing but the best for this traveling dog....and the 'gravy' on the pet-friendly welcome only got better as Jack was served his own breakfast plate of EGGS BENEDICT that was prepared (or as Jack would say pup-ared!) for him specially. Now THAT is above-and-beyond! And Travelin' Jack would not dog-dare not appreciate this special gesture...so he let them know his total appreciation while he demolished the food on his plate quite fast! The humans in the party enjoyed their breakfast repast as much as he did...with artistically designed fresh cut fruit, and a rich bold coffee complementing the delicious eggs benedict breakfast platter.
We were able to spend some nice leisure morning time meandering around the B&B, both indoors and out...and Travelin' Jack (and his human travel partners) were all made to feel totally at home in this beautiful setting.
We can't wait to go back to Palacio de Marquesa once they have completed their renovation...because we are interested to see how they can improve on an already fabulous lodging locale. But we are guessing that being a part of Heritage Hotels...they will without a doubt figure out how to do just that---on this already wonderful place.
Travelln' Jack gives Palacio a very strong 4 1/2 PAWS rating....holding out room for his ultimate 5 paws rating down the road a bit....when we return for our next visit post-renovation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palacio de Marquesa is 2 1/2 blocks from the historic center of town, Taos Plaza. Built on 7/10 of an acre with a high wall and seventeen large trees around the perimeter, it seems secluded and apart from the bustle of town, yet is close to all the historic sites, shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Las Chimeneas Hotel Taos
- Palacio De Marquesa Taos, New Mexico