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“The Perfect Place to Stay in Taos”
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Touchstone Inn
Ranked #20 of 23 Taos B&B and Inns
Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The Perfect Place to Stay in Taos”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Touchstone Inn brings to life the essence, beauty and tranquility of the southwest. From the moment I spoke to this dynamic duo Brad and Amber, I knew staying there would far exceed my very discerning tastes. I typically seek out experiences, not just nice places to stay. This beautiful and rustic southwest inn hits it out of the park in terms of comfort, hospitality and cuisine. It is conveniently located just north of the Plaza but far enough off the main road to feel like you have reached a true "peaceful getaway". Brad and Amber both are culinary professionals, so, as a foodie, I was delighted that the gourmet breakfast was both passionately prepared, delicious and beautiful in presentation. Waking to the aroma of their "sweet and savory" breakfast was the perfect start to a great day of exploration in the area. For those with a sweet tooth, the granny smith apple pancake was over the top smothered with fresh whipped cream and real maple syrup. Brad is more than happy to share some his chef secrets as well. The tomato and basil soufflé, was outstanding in a light raspberry sauce that was both unexpected and a perfect accompaniment. Sitting in the breakfast gallery, mostly filled with Amber's Mothers' accomplished artwork, and overlooking the back of the property and Pueblo lands, you get a sense that the breakfast you are about to enjoy will be lovingly prepared by two of the nicest people you will ever meet. I can't say enough great things about the hosts as their knowledge of the area, culinary expertise and friendly service will make you feel right at home. You don't find this combination very often.

From the moment you enter the property there is a feeling of tranquility. As second generation owners of Touchstone Inn, there is great attention to detail and impeccable service. Brad ensures even before the arrival that all of your needs are met reviewing dietary restrictions to ensure they prepare for any individual needs you have. The inn was very quaint and the room was cozy and had a great view of Taos Mountain. The property backs up to the peaceful ambiance of the Pueblo lands. The room included all the comforts of home including a fireplace, refrigerator, wine glasses and opener, jacuzzi tub and very comfortable beds. I cannot say enough great things about Touchstone Inn. We can't wait to return during the winter months.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We have stayed at Touchstone before...many, many years ago. This was a quickly planned trip to Taos and returning to Touchstone was like seeing an old friend. Amber and Brad made us feel so very welcome and their breakfasts were wonderful. We so enjoyed getting back in touch with the Inn and what has been going on over the years. If you are looking for a wonderful getaway place for some relaxation and comfort, this is the place.

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Alamosa, Colorado, United States
1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2012

We were married at the Touchstone Inn this last weekend. Everything was perfect! The food was incredible and Amber and Brad were wonderful hosts! We look forward to going back for our anniversary every year!

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N.J. USA
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at the Touchstone Inn. Our room (Dora) was spacious and comfortable with a small deck overlooking the lovely grounds. There was interesting art everywhere, most done by Amber's mother. The breakfast was truly gourmet. Although we did not use them, the common rooms in the main part of the house looked inviting and comfortable. The location, just north of the very busy town (it was Memorial Day weekend), was welcomingly quiet at the end of a busy day. Amber and Brad provided much information and suggestions when asked, but were never intrusive.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2012

From the time I called for a room to the time we left Amber and Brad were wonderful hosts. Most B&B's require a min 2 night stay, but that is impossible for my spouse and I. Amber understood our situation and graciously booked us for one night. We really enjoyed the friendly, homey reception of Brad and Amber. Truly it was a "me casa es su casa" experience. We have stayed in two other B&B's in Taos over the last few years and hope to return to Touchstone with our friends before the end of the year. Thanks Amber and Brad!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

My jusband and I are just back from a wonderful stay at Touchstone - a perfect getaway. Comfortable room; beautiful grounds, great art everwhere and delicious breakfasts. I even got a cooking lesson! Amber and Brad were perfect welcoming hosts and made the visit even more enjoyable. Will definitely be back!

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe, NM
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Beyond excellent service and a great location on the north end of town. This place has character and heart. You can make yourself at home in the private, lovely, and unique rooms and also enjoy the large and historic common areas with coffee, tea, original artwork, a kitchen, and lots of chairs and couches. The (gourmet) daily breakfast is prepared with care and always worth waking up for. There are robes in the rooms, fridges, ice, wine openers and glasses, and plenty of pillows and towels. Our room even had a large walk-in closet for our luggage and clothes. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to anyone staying in Taos--it provides a cozy and luxurious stay at a very reasonable price. It is about a 3-4 minute drive from the plaza and provides easy access to points north.

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Property: Touchstone Inn
Address: 110 Mabel Dodge Lane, Taos, NM 87571
Region: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Taos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Taos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Touchstone Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A secluded inn close to everything Taos! Touchstone is a secluded historic estate at the edge of Taos Pueblo lands. The native peoples consider Touchstone to be medicine land and a place for transformation. Touchstone offers cozy rooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs in most of them. We cater to couples as a romantic getaway and to groups as a retreat center, workshops and weddings. Both USA Today and Fodor's Guide say Touchstone is the #1 place to stay in Taos. ... more   less 
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