Heritage Hotels & Resorts Has Purchased Their First Inn in Beautiful, Historic Taos
Hotel Honors Remarkable Women of Taos
**Full Disclosure: My husband and I received a two-night stay at Palacio de Marqueso and admission to several Taos museums in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
Skiing, white water rafting, fishing, shopping, 1st class lodging, hiking, art, gourmet dining, you will find it all and more in Taos. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or are more of a laid back kind of individual, Taos is the perfect vacation spot any time of year.
This beautiful town offers many things to their out-of-town guests and you will want to spend as much time while visiting, hitting all the highlights. But at the end of the day, you will want a warm, relaxing, comfortable place to rest your weary head and tired feet.
I just stayed in what I think is the most inspiring, beautiful, quaint, newly-remodeled hotels in Taos, Palacio de Marqueso. This small (it only has 8 rooms) B & B style hotel is slightly off the beaten path, yet minutes from the town plaza. When you come home at night, you will enter your own private sanctuary filled with the warmth of a cozy fire, luxurious beds and spa like baths. A place you will surely renew again for your next days adventure. And the bottle of wine from the local Black Mesa Winery was a nice and welcome surprise.
Taos is a town surrounded by natural beauty as well as a diverse culture etched by both the Native American and Spanish people. This rich culture and extreme beauty was what compelled many artists from all over the world to move here. A large number of these pilgrims were women and it was many of these notable women including Millicent Rogers, Mable Dodge Luhan, Agnes Martin and Georgia O’Keeffe who helped weave the fabric of Taos.
While designing Palacio de Marqueso, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, owner of this exquisite hotel, wanted to pay homage to these women of Taos. So each of their eight rooms reflects the spirit, drive, innovation and contributions of several of these extraordinary women.
I stayed in the Socialite Suite I, or the Millicent Rogers Suite. Millicent Rogers was a prominent New York socialite and the “Standard Oil Heiress”. Millicent, who is known as a fashion icon, was not only captivated by the Native American culture but also by the intricate design of their jewelry. She became a collector of this art form as well as a designer in her own right. The Socialite Suite I reflects Millicent’s glamour and sophistication through the mirrored furniture, paintings and stylish marble spa bath. The sitting area, with its elegant white wingedback chairs, creates a cozy place to sit in front of the fire and reflect on your days adventures.
Other rooms include; The Icon Room paying homage to Georgia O’Keeffe with its beautiful wood ceiling, pine floors and a silver cow skull over the bed, or The Matriarch Suite honoring Mabel Dodge Luhan with its library-style sitting room with beautiful beamed ceiling and wood floors, large kiva-style fireplace and gass-paned French doors which afford views of the high desert garden.
Seven of the rooms have king beds (the Socialite Suite II has two queen beds), fireplaces, private luxury marble spa baths with robes, flat screen televisions with Cable TV, beverage centers stocked with complimentary water and sodas and so many other great features.
Included with the room is a complimentary gourmet made-to-order breakfast in their community room or delivered to your room in a basket. And the breakfasts here are just as amazing as their rooms. I tried both the Spinach & Mushroom Frittata and the Belgian Waffle with berry compote. So delicious! I usually don’t eat much breakfast, but these were well worth the indulgence. I really savored the strong, rich French press coffee too.
The hotel also offers seasonal workshops including artist and cooking classes in the communal living room and in the property’s high desert garden. The Community Room is made up of a living room, dining room, seating areas, two fireplaces and a small library. In room spa services are also available to guests.
Chad Ozment, the GM of the Palacio de Marqueso is a wonderful host and Inn-keeper. He pays exquisite attention to detail so that your room, breakfast and stay are perfect. He is also a wealth of information about local attractions, museums, restaurants and shopping.
This hotel offers some unique and interesting packages so be sure to ask what packages are available at the time of booking. You will also be given a Taos Local Treasures card upon check-in which gets you a 15% discount on area restaurants, shops, galleries, attractions and bars.
About Palacio de Marquesa
Heritage Hotels & Resorts are delighted to present our first inn located in beautiful and historic Taos, New Mexico – Palacio de Marquesa (formerly Casa de las Chimeneas). Newly opened in April 2014, follow them on Facebook to see their latest happenings. Palacio de Marquesa is a part of the 8-property collection of culturally distinct hotels in New Mexico, managed by Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc.