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“Peace of Mind + Mountain Experience = Tall Pine.” 5 of 5 stars
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PO Box 567, Red River, NM 87558   |  
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“Peace of Mind + Mountain Experience = Tall Pine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My family has been going to Tall Pine since the late 50's. Not only is it a tradition but its become almost a nessicity at least once a year to maintain your peace of mind. If you are looking for some hotel with chocolates, room service, TV and a pool...well honey you came to the WRONG place. These are the MOUNTAINS and when you come up here its time for mountain living! You have a vintage but well kept cabin with all the nessities, you will have no TV. Like I said, GET OUTDOORS and enjoy the mountains. These are for people who want to enjoy nature, fishing and the beauty in general. You will have hummingbirds on your porch, chipmunks, deer and even bears come around. This is true nature. And town is a couple minutes away for city fun. Its wonderful to wake up here, its amazing how peaceful it is. Yes, these cabins are a tad overpriced but to me Tall Pine will always be worth it for the memories and mountains. If this 21 year old can LOVE it with NO TV, you can. End of story.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My family has been staying at Tall Pines resort for over 50 years. Let me say this first: if you want to be in a picturesque natural setting, this place is for you. It is on the edge of town tucked deep with beautiful fir, spruce, and aspen trees with the Red River flowing through the entire resort. The huge lake is stocked with large rainbow trout perfect for fly or reel fishing.

The cabins are beautiful, clean, and comfortable, and a good size for a couple or a large family. Not elegant - no granite or porcelain tile, but an authentic mountain cabin. The owners were great!

We wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The location of the property was nice... nestled in a wooded area a couple miles south of Red River proper, it was more isolated than most accommodations in the area. Providing more of an "away from it all" experience while still being close enough to take in all that Red River has to offer. The pond was also nice and the fishing was decent after it was stocked on Monday. However, the $35 per person you had to pay for a 3 day fishing permit (even for kids) was outrageous. The cabins and furnishings were in desperate need of updating and we left windows open because we were concerned about the old oven and that the gas heater did not seem to be properly vented...fumes were pretty strong. Another major complaint was the charcoal grill advertised on their website. The one at our cabin was an old gas grill that had gas lines disconnected, the wheels broken off, and grill wired on in such a way that the lid would not even shut. This was one of the better grills...looks like they went dumpster diving when they need to replace a grill. For the prices they charge ($145 for our 2 br cabin) they should be able to afford decent grills....especially since they do not allow campfires. The roads were in pretty rough shape and there were only a few short trails for hiking...most ended at the pond, others went nowhere. Service was non-existent, just stayed in the office and took your money. They do not offer any maid service which I don't mind for these type of accommodations. But they also ask you to clean the cabin before you leave...for the price cleaning should definitely be included. The "resort" has potential but it needs work. It looks like it may have been really nice at one time...but is definitely in decline. I believe the appropriate price range for these cabins should be in the $75-$90 range rather than the $125-$150 they are asking. It wasn't a bad place to stay but was way overpriced for what you got. My family did have a fun vacation but were definitely a little disappointed with Tall Pines. Don't plan to return unless updates are made.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 567, Red River, NM 87558
Location: United States > New Mexico > Taos County > Red River
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Ranked #13 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Red River

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