About La Posada De Taos Bed & Breakfast
The main house was built in 1905-06 by Burt Phillips, one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists, for his daughter Margo on her marriage to William Beutler, a young local attorney who rose to some prominence in his later years. The young couple raised a son in the house at the end of Juanita Lane who later became the basis for one of the central characters in the classic coming-of-age story “Red Sky at Morning” by Richard Bradford. Margo Phillips-Beutler continued to live in the house for over 50 years.
After Margo's death, the adobe home at the end of the lane became the home of a prominent local psychiatrist and his family. They lived here until the home was bought, restored, renovated and converted into the first B&B in Taos in the early 1980's. La Posada de Taos has been continuously operating as a Bed and Breakfast since it was first opened over 25 years ago.
The home's location in the Historic District west of the Plaza has afforded it a measure of peace and quietude that few historic homes ever experience. Centuries-old acequias (irrigation channels built by the original Spanish settlers) still run through the neighborhood fed by waters from the Rio Pueblo. A supply of adobe bricks original to the home is kept on site for repairs. Coyote fences and low adobe walls surround the property much as they did over a century ago. Breathtaking views of Taos Mountain are still maintained for guests who enjoy breakfast on a brick patio each morning.
La Posada de Taos is a historic Inn with six guest rooms about two blocks west of Taos Plaza. Taos is a small town surrounded on three sides by 11,000 and 12,000 foot peaks. Two blocks further west of the Inn is a bluff overlooking park and pastureland. Located in the historic district, the neighborhood is best characterized by its winding lanes and adobe structures. It’s a unique setting to say the least.
Taos is a special place where stories abound with love and the fulfillment of spiritual journeys. History is rich here, but the present is characterized by the richness of fine art created under one of the most amazing skies in the world.
At La Posada de Taos, we have a front courtyard lined with flowers and a gazebo-like structure covered in wisteria. Trumpet flowers hang prominently nearby. Most guest rooms open up onto semi-private patio areas and the interior of the original adobe structure is decorated in Taos Pueblo style.