Casa de las Chimeneas, Taos, New Mexico
Taos , New Mexico
Tel: 877 758 4777 (toll-free)
Tel: 505 758 4777
Concierge.com's insider take:
It's a rare B&B that has an in-house concierge, but this is a rare property—especially in quality lodging-challenged Taos. In an out-of-way neighborhood several minutes from the Plaza, the property was once a former private residence. Now each of the eight rooms has its own entrance and kiva fireplace (hence the name: house of chimneys). The upshot is that there's a feeling of privacy, even with a hotel staff of 14. Each room has a distinctive personality, from the romantic La Salon del Patron (with king bed, Jacuzzi, wet bar, and skylights) to the Library Suite, which is fully stocked with books and magazines and has a private patio and multi-jet shower. There's not a lot of natural light, and the heavy log beams on low ceilings can feel intrusive, but the inn makes up for it with small luxuries: A free (nonalcoholic) minibar, a gym, and a small but full-service spa (this being Taos, there's no shortage of massage therapists). Three-course breakfasts and dinners—essentially Southwestern in style, using local ingredients—are included, with both communal and separate seating.