The Town of Taos is not only a great destination for art, outdoor recreation and culture, it’s also one of the most pet-friendly towns in the Southwest. The famed artsy enclave boasts at least 20 lodging facilities and a number of restaurants with outdoor patios that are Fido-friendly.
“Travelers come to Taos to relax, but worrying about leaving their four-legged companions behind can be stressful, especially since many of us consider our pets as part of the family,” said San Geronimo Lodge owner, Charles Montgomery, whose Taos bed and breakfast (B&B) permits dogs. “We love dogs, as we have two of our own, and understand the importance of sharing a great experience like Taos with a canine companion.”
Prior to booking a hotel or B&B, travelers should first contact the hotel or B&B to understand what the individual policies are when staying with a pet. Depending on the facility, some hotels may require the owner to be secured in a crate when left alone in the hotel room. Dogs need only have the appropriate vaccinations for rabies, DHLPP/Parvo and Bordetella. For cats, leukemia shots must also be current.
Pet-friendly Taos hotels and B&B’s include, but are not limited to:
Adobe and Pines B&B Inn - dog walking yard available; $25 one time pet fee; crates required for pets in rooms alone; dogs must be leashed in common area. 4107 State Road 68 Taos, NM (575) 751-0947/ 1(800) 723-8267 www.adobepinesinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org
American Artists Gallery House B&B - limited pet friendly rooms available; $25 for up to 2 nights, $10 per additional night; pets cannot be unattended. 132 Frontier Lane Taos, NM (575) 758-4446/(800) 532-2041 www.taosbedandbreakfast.com email@example.com
Casa Europa B&B Inn and Gallery - maximum of two pets allowed in La Casita only; must be leashed in common area; $20 fee per pet, per night. 840 Upper Ranchitos Taos, NM (888) 758-9798 www.casaeuropanm.com firstname.lastname@example.org
El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa - permits well-behaved pets under 40 pounds; dogs need to be leashed in common area. $75 one time, per pet charge. 317 Kit Carson Rd Taos, NM (575) 758-3502/1(800) 828-8267.
El Pueblo Lodge - $10 fee per night for first two nights, $25 additional night. 412 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM (575) 758-8700/(800) 433-9612 www.elpueblolodge.com email@example.com
Historic Taos Adobes - well behaved small dogs only; non-refundable pet deposit pending length of stay; pet should not be left unattended in casita. (303) 912-0658 or (303) 832-8108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Don Fernando de Taos - $25 per pet fee. 1005 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM ( 575) 758-4444 www.donfernandodetaos.com email@example.com
Indian Hills Inn - $10 pet fee. 233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM (575) 758-4293/(800)444-2346 www7.taosnet.com/indianhillsinn firstname.lastname@example.org
La Dona Luz Inn, A Historic B&B - well behaved pets only; $15 per night fee; crates or pet beds required for pets in rooms alone. 206 Des Georges Lane Taos, NM (575) 758-9000/ (888) 758-9060 www.stayintaos.com email@example.com
La Posada de Taos B&B - hypoallergenic breeds preferred; limited rooms available for pets. 309 Juanita lane Taos, NM (800) 645-4803 www.laposadadetaos.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Taos Guesthouse B&B- $25 per per or $35 for two pets fee per stay; pet should not be left unattended in room. 1028 Witt Rd Taos, NM (575) 758-5448/(800) 758-5448 www.oldtaos.co email@example.com
Orinda B&B - $7 per dog per night; dogs only; well mannered dogs only; crates or pet beds required for pets in rooms alone. 461 Valverde St Taos, NM (575) 758-8581/ (800) 847-1837 www.orindabb.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Sagebrush Inn - $7 per pet per night; crates required for pets in rooms alone. 1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM (575) 758-2254/(800) 428-3626 www.sagebrushinn.com email@example.com
San Geronimo Lodge - dogs only - $15 per stay, $20 for two dogs. 1011 Witt Rd. Taos, NM (575) 751-3776/ 1(800) 894-4119 www.sangeronimolodge.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional pet-friendly hotels in Taos include: Adobe Wall Inn, Days Inn (www.daysinn.com), Hampton Inn (www.hamptoninn.com), Laughing Horse Inn (www.laughinghorseinn.com), Quality Inn (www.qualityinn.com) and Budget Host Inn (www.budgethost.com). Pet friendly facilities are also available in the Taos Ski Valley at the Alpine Village Suites (www.alpine-suites.com) and Columbine Inn and Conference Center (www.columbineinntaos.com). For specific per night fees, visit individual hotel websites. For travelers who want their furry friends to have a great mini vacation of their own in Taos, pet resort, “10,000 Wags” offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats and includes doggie day care (including playtime), training, natural/holistic pet foods, grooming and more. Visit www.10000wags.com for more information.
And because you may not want to confine Max to a hotel all day, there are several Taos restaurants that allow leashed, quiet and well-mannered dogs at their outdoor patios:
Alley Cantina - 121 Teresina Lane Taos, NM (575) 758-2121 www.alleycantina.com
Eskes Brew Pub-106 Des Georges Place Taos, NM (575) 758-1517 www.eskesbrewpub.com
Grahams Grille- reservations recommended; 106 Camino del Paseo Pueblo Norte Taos, NM (575) 751-1350 www.grahamstaos.com
Old Blinking Light 100 State Rd. Route 150 El Prado, NM (575) 776-8787 www.taosrestaurantgroup.com
Sabroso 474 State Highway 150 in Arroyo Seco, NM (575) 776-3333 www.sabrosotaos.com
The Bean - 1033 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM (575) 758-5123 www.thebeantaos.com
Tim’s Stray Dog Cantina 105 Sutton Place Taos, NM (575) 776-2894
Taos is an ideal getaway with endless unique outdoor activities, history and beauty galore for man or beast. For more information on the Town of Taos, visit www.taossacredplaces.com or www.taosvisitorguide.com.
Source: Griffin & Associates, Inc
Photo by Ian Wedlock