San Geronimo Lodge

The San Geronimo Lodge, built in 1925 as the first Taos resort hotel, is in the style of a grand old lodge, with traditional thick adobe walls, vast common rooms, high viga ceilings, rambling verandas, and winding portals. Each of our Taos B&B rooms has a private bath with hair dryer, telephone with free local calls, Wi-Fi, clock radio, and color cable television. All inn accommodations include DVDs, and you can borrow free movies from our collection. Each morning a different hot entrée enhances the basic buffet of fresh fruit, coffee, tea, chai, juices, cereals, and breads for toast. With advance notice, special dietary requirements can be met.

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Latitude: 36.3820432 Longitude: -105.5588078 Elevation: 7082 ft
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Pamela Tyler

Lodging Style and Amenities

The Lodge's amenities include an open-air hot tub (always open) and New Mexico's only chili-pepper shaped swimming pool (open from June through September), a garden setting for wedding or outdoor events, meeting space for groups of 10 to 100, and a library. For workshops, business groups, or retreats, the Lodge has several breakout rooms and a large-screen LCD projector. The comfortable, art-filled spaces are conducive to hard work infused with creativity. Just two miles from the town of Taos for easy access to the many fine restaurants, galleries, museums, and shops, yet out in the peaceful, relaxing, serene countryside, the San Geronimo Lodge offers the best of both worlds. What do the words Bed and Breakfast mean at San Geronimo Lodge? Bed means that we are committed to the highest quality beds—new “Denver” Eurotop Mattresses, new high thread-count linens and attractive new bed-skirts, spreads and shams. Breakfast means fresh roasted top quality coffee and a yummy assortment of entrées, fruits and extras. Guests at our New Mexico bed and breakfast inn rave about our breakfast and you are welcome to all you want. Breakfast is included in your room rate. Full, hot breakfasts are served from 7:30 to 9 A.M.

Typical breakfast menus:

Green chile strata, poppy-seed muffins, fruit*

Blue-corn blueberry pancakes, baked egg, fine pepper bacon, fruit*

Scrambled eggs, French Toast, maple sausage, fruit. Spinach frittata, apricot scones, sausage, fruit*

Breakfast burritos, homemade salsa, morning glory muffins, fruit*

Omelette with with your choice of cheese, bacon, mushrooms, peppers, onions, garlic, spinach and cilantro, waffle, fruit*

*All breakfasts include a medley of 5 to 7 different fresh-cut fruits, melons and berries. In season we may serve organic apricots and sliced pears from our trees.

Special Diets: The Lodge keeps Rice Milk, Vegan spreads, Gluten free cereals and pancake mixes on hand. Please let us know at least 48 hours in advance if you have dietary limitations or allergies.

Breakfast Music: Charles usually plays the piano during breakfast, always sweet, sometimes upbeat. Occasionally guests will join in. If you can sing and carry the melody, Charles will sing harmony. “Special place. The wait staff in the breakfast room were so caring. The dogs, the piano, (thanks Charles) and the friendly atmosphere made us feel so much at home.” —Art & Chrystie, Tulsa, 7/21/09

Seasons Open

Year round.

Recreational Opportunities

With over two acres of natural serenity, the property boasts apricot trees on the banks of the Acequia Madre and an unfettered view of Taos Mountain. The San Geronimo Lodge has a Prayer Path, that includes a one-third mile meandering loop around the entire lodge property, beginning and ending near the Labyrinth, with fourteen stations along the way. The path is bordered with river rock and each station has a roman numeral, a bench, shade, a pretty view, and some unique feature such as a writing table, fruit tree, statue, bell or waterfall. Each station has a keyword on which to meditate: Courage, Humility, Faith, Kindness, Discipline, Service, Wisdom, Patience, Compassion, Forgiveness, Generosity, Hope, Gratitude, and Peace. Alternatively, the path can be used simply for a pleasant and relaxing walk around the lodge grounds. The San Geronimo Lodge Labyrinth was completed in July of 2009. It is 50-feet in diameter with wide, 30-inch gravel paths arranged in 7 circuits around the center. The paths are delineated by 12 tons of river rock. At the center are 7 interesting sitting rocks. When you walk to the center and out again, you will have physically traveled about a quarter mile. Spiritually, depending on your intention and focus, your journey may be much longer, even touching on the infinite. Approached reverently, a labyrinth can be a powerful tool for spiritual insight for people of all faiths.

Rate Range

$149 - $199.

Driving Directions

We are minutes away from Taos Plaza. Feel free to call us if you are having trouble finding the inn. Driving Directions from Denver: (290 miles, 5 hrs and 1 minute driving time.) Go south 161 miles on Interstate 25 to Walsenberg. Take US-160 west 47 miles to Fort Garland. Go south on CO-159 and after 34 miles cross over into New Mexico. The name of the highway changes to NM-522. Continue 41 miles and the name changes again to US-64. Another four miles puts you in the heart of Taos, the intersection of Paseo del Pueblo and Kit Carson Road, and the gateway to the Taos "Plaza." Turn left onto Kit Carson Road (which is still Highway US-64.) Go 1.4 miles to Witt Road. Anglada's is on the corner. You will also see a brown sign for "Historic San Geronimo Lodge." Turn right onto Witt Road and go half a mile (six speed bumps) to the lodge at 1101 Witt Road. Come up our driveway and park anywhere. Driving Directions from Albuquerque: (129 miles, 2 hours and 33 minutes driving time.) Take Interstate 25 north 60 miles to Santa Fe. Take exit 282 and merge onto US-285 (also known as US-84) still going north. Drive 28 miles to Espanola. In Espanola, bear right onto US-68 and drive 45 miles to Taos. Turn right at Walgreens onto Cruz Alta. (The turn is one block after Walmart.) Go about 1.5 miles on Cruz Alta, and turn left on Fernandez. Go one-eighth mile and bear left onto Witt Rd. Right away you will go over a speed bump and you will see the lodge straight ahead. Stay on Witt Road until you have nearly passed the Lodge. Then turn right into our driveway. Park anywhere.

Eco-Friendly Notes

We get our water from a local well. We are committed to recycling. The ingredients for our breakfasts are locally sourced when possible. All ingredients are fresh and as many as possible are organic.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Lodge is owned by Charles Montgomery and Pam Tyler.

Pet Friendly Notes

Yes, we are pet friendly - dogs only, any size is fine.

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