I recently spent a weekend at a jewel of a place in Taos. Through friends I found out about the Hacienda del Sol and it's European innkeepers, Gerd and Luellen Hertel.
I was staying at the La Escondida suite, a truly authentic New Mexico style accommodation with a great fire place, jacuzzi, king size bed with scandinavian duvee and little touches throughout the suite. Beautiful welcome amenity. The upkeep and maintenance was worthy of a five star hotel.
The breakfast buffet was just spectacular and of a quality that I did not expect from a B&B. Everything was fresh (cut, baked, squeezed, brewed), with a presentation to match.
After further inquiry it turned out that Mr Hertel used to be the vice president of culinary operations for Norwegian Cruise Lines, with oversight of all food served on their fleet. No wonder that this inn has so many little and memorable details waiting for their guests.
Mr Hertel is even available to cook special dinner parties upon request - I can only imagine what they would look like.
I highly recommend the Hacienda. If you stay there, you must meet the Hertels, a most hospitable, entertaining and charming couple, always on the look-out for the well-being of their guests.
Keep up the good work!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Hacienda del Sol in the artist community of Taos, New Mexico is a special retreat, close to all of the natural and cultural wonders of the area. With 12 unique guest rooms, all with en suite bathrooms, the Inn offers the best view of Taos Mountain from the lovely grounds. Rooms are decorated with luxury Southwest bedspreads, Comphy sheets, and local art. Hacienda del Sol offers a full, hot, made to order breakfast each morning, an outdoor hot tub, and evening entertainment on summer weekends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Del Sol Hotel Taos