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Reviewed May 30, 2017

My mother and I stayed at the Taos Trail Inn for two nights so that we could visit Ojo Caliente across the street. Here is why I recommend that you not ever stay here.
Pros:
1. A roof overhead.
2. A comfortable bed (but with stained sheets).
3. Ideal location for the mineral springs.
Cons:
1. Very dark rooms (dark brown walls, ceilings, decor) with weak light, such that we could not read books without flashlights. I gave up, went to bed and got up early to read by sunlight.
2, Quirky plumbing. Tiny sink in the kitchen, about the size of a salad plate, drains very slowly. Spooky shower.
3. Lack of outlets meant I had to unplug a coffee maker and a small lamp that had a burned-out bulb to plug in my mother's medical equipment.
4. Lack of dishes. No mugs or coffee cups and no knives. We brought food for breakfast. We were uncertain if the dorm frig worked, so we used a cooler we brought.
5. "Rustic decor" means shoddy construction and outdoor "decorations" of chunks of concrete, tree stumps, old windows and other junk. Pictures on website are misleading.
6. Management was nowhere to be found the morning we checked out. Office was locked, with no sign explaining absence.
7. Listed prices on restaurant included a $15 salad. This in a village of four businesses.

Room tip: Does not exist here.
Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Jan. 26th, 2017 we stayed at the Taos Trail Inn after enjoying the Ojo Caliente Mineral baths. We stayed there because it was the only place nearby that would take our dog. It was 14 degrees out and all we had was a space heater in our room that twice during the night turned off. It overheated and then the breaker on the heater would trip and we would have to get up and unplug the heater and plug it back into get it to work again. Needless to say it was a rough night for us! We couldn't wait to get up in the morning and leave. A space heater isn't adequate at all when it's 14 degrees out and shouldn't be the only form of heat when you spend almost $100 for a room/night.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank cllucas2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

The owner is very nice and accommodating. The bed was comfortable and clean. Other things could have been much better, especially for the price. The bathroom was somewhat clean. Lighting was poor, but not so bad that dust wasn't visible on lamps, decorations, etc. There was no cell service. No internet. The space heater took hours to warm the room. There was no chair in the room and it was too cold to sit outside. This is a problem because there is no place nearby to hang out. The web site mentions a restaurant but fails to note that it's not open this month. Owner is not on site, so you will need to drive to where you have cell service to get help with anything. Unless these issues are addressed, consider staying elsewhere, even if it means a long drive to the spa.

Room tip: Ask specific questions about furnishings
Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Rosesonata
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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Oh.My.Gosh. I can't tell you how often I have driven past here and thought absolutely nothing of this place. From the outside, it looks like the kind of place you'd likely hear the phrase, "it puts the lotion on the skin or it gets the hose again" .... but inside it's surprisingly warm and cozy, and not at all horror movie-esque!

We stayed in the coyote cabin, which is cute, cozy and super rustic. And I mean rustic as in, they surely drank a case of beer while building it ... but it's fully functional, AND surprisingly adorable. It's flat out cute. No tub, but the shower works just fine. Cramped bathroom space, but as long as you don't need help ... there's plenty of room for one person. Look, clearly, this place isn't the Hilton - so lower your standards a bit, relax and give it a try. The bed was AMAZINGLY comfortable, and they have DVD's you can borrow from the main office for free. We will totally stay here again!

Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

These owners embody the perfect owners. They layed out the hospitality and toured us around their beautiful restaurant/ so much more!!!! You will be transported into their created reality and with such good food and fun. Go There!!!!

Room tip: Anyone of their outdoor rooms with patio
Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank ToddV148
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