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The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground

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476 Hwy 150, Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 (Formerly The Abominable Snowmansion)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Amarillo, Texas
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to make a trip around the enchanted circle and booked the Snowmansion for a night. The people were really nice and we had no issue checking in. It's a little old and rundown, but I've definitely seen worse. The place is really set towards college kids. The best thing is it is real close to the Taos Ski... More 

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Buddhism, there are three types of Gratitude. The first is the one you feel to someone who opened doors for you. The second one is the one you feel to someone you would leave your kids with. The third one is the one you feel for someone who changed your life, completely and deeply. If I am Mother Earth... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

From the moment I called to make a reservation, I knew this was the right choice! The owner was incredibly helpful on the phone, answered all of my questions and never seemed in a rush. We stayed in one of the 4 tipis. They are super basic (maybe slightly overpriced-that's my only minor complaint, guess in a hostel you're paying... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The SnowMansion is perfect if you want something out of the ordinary. It has character! The owners make this place extra wonderful by their kindness and generosity. They are very helpful and warm people. I stayed in a dorm and so it was very basic accommodation but clean and quiet. I love that quiet time is at 10pm!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Amu was super sweet. We arrived late and he accommodated us. But you be on time!! The snowmansion is so warm and inviting.. fires, communal kitchens, love, books, blankets, a lodge of lodges. Definitely going back.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are looking for a sweet local spot to stay with a clean bed and clean bathroom, friendly folks, and a bit of adventure, look no further than the Snowmansion. My family of 4 stayed there for 6 days with my sister's family of 4 in one of the larger rooms. We sincerely enjoyed our time there and took... More 

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Wandering, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Having no idea what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised with how welcoming and accommodating the hostel was. During my stay, staff were inspired to prepare food using much that was grown in the huge mutli-acre organic garden, and were kind enough to share with guests. Campers/backpackers were welcome as there's space to pitch tents. Inside, the communal area offered... More 

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Austin, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I loved my stay at the snow mansion. The people and experience was nothing but positive. The stay was welcoming and cozy and had huge plot of land with a learning garden. The location to the city and slopes is incredible as it is 15 minutes to downtown Taos and 15 minutes up the mountain to ski. Tucked in a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stayed in the hostel for a night and had to leave because every noise made can be heard in every room. The cars on the freeway can be heard. The person snoring above you can be heard. The public bathrooms and very gross and the private ones aren't much cleaner.

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SnowManNewMexico, Owner at The SnowMansion Taos Hostel Ski Lodge Inn & Campground, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. That you call the little country road that we are on – a freeway - indicates that you may be hyper-sensitive to noise. We are located on a country road and cars and car noise after 10 pm and before 8 am are few and far between. That said, you bring up some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a very different style of hostel and we loved it was like stepping back in time to the 60's - Rooms are clean for a hostel , nice staff and great location near a wonderful coffee house very nice Kichen with everyone cooking felt like home . We had a great three day a must stay in Taos.

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