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“The Inn keepers make the difference in your stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Touchstone Inn

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Touchstone Inn
Ranked #20 of 23 Taos B&B and Inns
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“The Inn keepers make the difference in your stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2010

Bren and John work hard to give you the best Taos experience. The inn is very beautiful and comfortable. Everywhere you look there is beautiful art and tile work. The beds are comfortable and the Kiva fireplace and jaccuzzi tub makes for a cozy evening. Breakfast was vegetarian and different but good. It was nice to wake to the view of Taos mountain.

The inn was centrally located just north of the plaza and the center of town which was closer to Taos Mountain for skiing.

The only disappointment was that the sauna and out door hot tub were not working.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Denver, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

thanks to the owners/hosts for handling my change of plans (wife was sick) with professionalism and grace. We were so looking forward to our visit, and had to cancel at the last minute. Excited to go back soon

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2009

Very relaxing, peaceful. Manager very friendly and helpful. Breakfast very tasty. Would have liked to stay longer. Enjoyed joining in with manager and guests for impromptu music program

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Denver Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2009

Our stay at Touchstone Inn over the Fourth of July holiday was wonderful. The owner went out of her way to make us comfortable. The Inn is located near Taos Pueblo Indian Reservation and casino. Family members from Texas and Colorado joined us at the Inn. The quite and serene setting impressed us all. The Inn is filled with beautiful artwork done by the artist and Inn owner, Bren Price. The Inn has a relaxing spa and sauna where we were able to relax and rid ourselves of the work related stress we had accumulated. My wife and I were accommodated in the Royale room, which is beautiful, very spacious, and comfortable. The bathroom is soooo cool with its huge jet tub and a shower with multiple showerheads. We were able to keep in touch with the outside world via the Inn's wireless internet service. We ate a freshly prepared breakfast every morning. Room was always clean. We would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2009

This place is one of a kind. The rooms are beautiful and the setting is is just spectacular!! I had some of the most peaceful sleep one could have. In the morning the view of the Sun coming up over the mountain is pure magic.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Newport, RI
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2009

I booked an overnight stay last September for my husband and I. He was returning from Iraq for a short two week "rest and recuperation" period. When we arrived, the groundskeeper (I think) gave us our keys and showed us to our room. The room was not cleaned. The toilet had a ring in the bowl, there were several spiders in the bathroom and the carpets were not vacuumed. I immediately got on the phone to reach the innkeeper. I left a message and tried several times to reach her and could not get an answer or a return call.

I booked a couples massage for us and by this time it had been a couple of hours since we checked in and no return call. When we arrived for our massages, we were scheduled in separate rooms. I told the masseuse that I had scheduled a couples massage. Apparently, there had been a mix up in scheduling. She called the innkeeper, which by the way, answered her call. A few seconds after the masseuse hung up with the innkeeper, my cell phone rang. The innkeeper was apologetic for our room not being cleaned and offered to upgrade us to another room plus give us a military discount since this was my husband's time home. I did appreciate her attempts at meeting our needs and our massages were wonderful.

Overall, our experience was ok. We switched rooms, but we never received the refund for the military discount. At breakfast the innkeeper did offer to give us a free night's stay. We didn't accept the offer because we had our trip planned out for the time that my husband was home.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2009

This secluded retreat, directly in the middle of Taos and bordering Pueblo lands, is serene, rejuvenating and peaceful. The facility, which is one of the last vestiges of old Taos, with its adobe walls dating back over 100 years, is full of original art works by the owners as well by other artists, both in the main part of the inn as well as in the rooms themselves.

There are extensive gardens with mature trees, fountains including a bird refuge, which overlook one of the highest peaks of Sangre Cristo Mountains. Also, there is a labyrinth for walking meditation.

Aesthetically beautiful, Touchstone is warmed by the sun, sacred to the soul, a place to retreat from the every day hectic life.

On top of all of this, the staff is the best!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Touchstone Inn

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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