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Taos Cultural Institute: July 14-17, 2016

Taos Cultural Institute

Lodging Suggestions

Each enrollee in the Cultural Institute is responsible for making his or her own lodging arrangements. When you call to make your reservations, please let them know that you are with the “SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute.”

Once your arrangements are made, please email us at to let us know where you will be staying (even if you are staying in a private residence), so that we can keep up with all Cultural Institute participants.

Highly Recommended

El Monte Sagrado – SMU’s “homebase”
Experience exquisite accommodations inspired by Native American and global culture and a dramatic art collection graced by world-famous artists. SMU will host several events and classes here.
.3 mi from the Taos Plaza

Casa Benevides
Barbara and Tom McCarthy, owners
30+ rooms with rates from $105 - $275
1 block from the Taos Plaza

Taos Territorial Compound
This is the finest private property available for rent in Taos. The entire compound is on the National Historic Register. An architectural marvel and an art-lover's dream.
Leslie Bradley, owner
Rooms from $75 - $375
1 block from the Taos Plaza

Other Suggestions

Adobe and Pines
Louis & Katherine Costabel have restored 8 charming rooms with a Southwest feel in a historic hacienda.  A wooded, secluded, garden setting near the turnoff to Ft. Burgwin.
8 rooms with rates from $98 to $185
4 mi from the Taos Plaza
800/723-8267 or 575/751-0947

American Artists Gallery House
Charles & LeAn Clamurro love to share local stories. Enjoy one of their eclectic cabins with single connecting rooms that might be nice for two singles.
10 rooms with rates from $95 - $195
1 mi from the Taos Plaza
800/532-2041 or 575/758-4446

Casa de la Chimineas
Susan, owner
8 rooms with rates from $180 - $325
.5 mi from the Taos Plaza
877/758-4777; 575/758-4777

Old Taos Guesthouse
Tim, Chris Buchanan's brother, and Leslie Reeves have housed SMU alumni & groupies for years in a variety of single, suite, studio or connecting rooms. 
10 rooms with rates from $95 - $165
2 mi from the Taos Plaza
575 or 800/758-5448

San Geronimo Lodge
Charles and Pam Tyler Montgomery, Innkeepers
18 rooms with rates from $95 to $150
*Can accommodate pets
2 mi from the Taos Plaza
800/894-4119; 575/751-3776

Taos Country Inn
Yolanda Deveaux, a most gracious host, has large suites in a lovely pastoral setting.
1 mi from the Taos plaza
575/758-4900 or 800/866-6548

Touchstone Inn & Gallery
Dramatically furnished by local artist/innkeeper Brinn Price. "THE place to stay in Taos, New Mexico..."- USA TODAY
1 mi from the Taos Plaza
800 or 575/758-0192