Looking for a fantastic resort in Taos, New Mexico?  El Monte Sagrado is the perfect place!  The resort is only 3 blocks from Taos Plaza, but feels so private and peaceful.  From the moment we arrived, we felt relaxed and everything was taken care of.

El Monte Sagrado in Taos New Mexico

The staff at El Monte Sagrado welcomed us and invited us to sit down in the reception area while they checked us into our room.  We were offered a drink and they answered any questions we had about the property.  They were ready to help with any activity or plan we wanted to make.

El Monte Sagrado in Taos New Mexico

Our suite was perfect and spacious: a quiet 2 bedroom suite with a large living room/dining room area and a private back patio.  We were there in between the winter and summer seasons, so it was rather quiet.  It was one of their international suites, designed in a Japanese style.  El Monte Sagrado is dog friendly, and our golden retriever Oso was very welcome there.

The indoor pool was fantastic, one of our family’s favorites on our travels.  There were two connected pools, salt water warmed to a comfortable 80 degrees F or so, with a hot tub (at about 104 F) next to them.  Inside the same terrarium, there is a virtual rain forest of tropical plants and a koi pond, which was fun to walk through, especially when it’s freezing outside!

El Monte Sagrado in Taos New Mexico

The on-site restaurant is fantastic and easily the best meal we had in Taos, and maybe the best in New Mexico!  Absolutely delicious food, modern with a Southwestern twist, served impeccably and quickly.  Dinner was great, and breakfast was also top notch.  We loved their Benedicts: both the Salmon Benedict and the regular Eggs Benedict were phenomenal.

The hotel concierge was fantastic.  She was very knowledgeable about Taos and helped us plan a day trip up to Red River Ski Area. We enjoyed some inner tubing down the hill there, which they run from 4:30-6pm every day during ski season.  There are 2 major ski areas with an hour drive of El Monte Sagrado.  Taos of course also has many art galleries, restaurants and music venues to enjoy.

El Monte Sagrado in Taos New Mexico

It was hard to leave El Monte Sagrado, and we just wanted to stay a little longer and absorb the peace and serenity of the place.  Every detail was looked after and it was such a quiet time of year that it felt very private.  It’s perfect for a family but also for a romantic getaway or a ski vacation.  But we had to get along to Cortez, Colorado and see Mesa Verde National Park, which we’ll be covering in an upcoming post, so stay tuned…

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El Monte Sagrado in Taos


  1. I love saltwater pools, and having all those oxygen-producing plants around would make it such a healthy stay! The landscape looks fantastic as well. Glad you had a great trip.

  2. Looks great. I have never been to New Mexico but it has made it onto my radar. I don’t usually think skiing or cold when I think New Mexico.

  3. What a great looking resort. The views, food and the resort itself. Looks like it has it all. We will be headed towards NM soon and might have to check this place out!

  4. This looks like a great place! The swimming pool sounds lush, and who doesn’t love eggs benedict! I always treat myself to a fancy breakfast in hotels, so this would be my top choice!

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