Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.


The El Monte Casitas

The El Monte Casitas

A few days in Taos is all it takes to understand its license-plate billing as "The Land of Enchantment."
posted: 06/18/2010

The El Monte Casitas are the quintessential examples. Scattered around the town of Taos and just a short drive from Taos Ski Valley, they're a collection of historical landmark homes that have been meticulously restored and reopened as elegant accommodations.

As well as reflecting the traditional Southwestern adobe style, each of the 12 casitas offer modern-day amenities that range from satellite television, CD players and DVDs to jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and featherbeds. In keeping with the soothing nature of the place, you can enlist a concierge to book private massage, yoga and meditation sessions, or arrange for tarot or psychic readings.The décor is equally eclectic. Casa Pájaro features colorful wall, floor and ceiling paintings by local artist Jim Wagner, a fireplace in the bedroom, a full, eat-in kitchen, a reading room and a walled garden courtyard. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Upper Comanche is an original Spanish hacienda that imparts an understated elegance, along with luxuries such as fireplaces in the bedroom, a king bed and an antique wooden swing on the portal. The three-bedroom Casa Emma is set on secluded Taos road and overlooks apple gardens. Grantham House, also on the National Registry, has walled courtyards, an outdoor hot tub and three fireplaces—all of which make for an enchanted stay.

Rates range from $150 to $550 per night. Weekly rates are also available. Contact Dharma Resort Properties: 505-758-3502, 800-828-8267

reviews of The El Monte Casitas
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • No HTML tags allowed

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
All submitted comments are subject to the license terms set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use