Having lived in New Mexico 10+ yrs now, and hearing about Sipapu, My partner and I decided to give it a try. We booked 1 night, last minute, and fortunately they had vacancy at the "hotel" building. We drove up from the ABQ area early, skied all day, plenty of snow, and our room was ready for check in at the end of our skiing. The room was spacious with 2 queen beds a dresser, nightstand, small closet area and a large bathroom that was well stocked with towels and plentybof piping hot water. What else could one want, right? One thing for us....heat!, as outside temps werecin the 20's! The one gas wall heater in the room was marked...."Do Not Use, Not Working". With no phone in the room, abd the checkin desk at the lodge closed for the day( they close at 5pm), we were a little nervous about not having heat. We then learned that the night desk, across the road from the lodge, is open from 5-10 pm.
When I informed the young lady at the desk that our room had no heat, she immediately called mantenance, who then brought a portable radiant heater to the room which provided more than enough heat for the room. The hotel room was clean and sufficient for our needs for the night, however, keep in mind there are no amenities, i.e., phone, television, coffee maker, fridge, micro. It's important to also note that the entire resort shuts down at 8 pm. Bar , restaurant and all. This was fine for us old farts, but if you're looking for a "happening" place, this is not it. A few comments about the bar, dining room. Again, very rustic....order at the counter off a dry erase board menu. The selections were good(not extensive) for a small resort, and no complaints about the food quality. We ate lunch and dinner at the resort(as it's your only option unless you want to drive an hour or more). The bar was fun for Apres' ski relaxing, andcyou can't beat their prices. Our meals and drinks were a fraction of the cost had we gone to Taos or Angelfire!!! Would we return?.....Absolutely! Friendly, rustic, inexpensive, great snow, beautiful setting!!! The one thing we would do different is book far enough in advance so to reserve different accomodations, i.e., a cabin, suite or duplex which have more ammenities than the hotel and seem a bit more comfortable. The hotel, mind you, is adequate for the budget minded folks, and is a good value for slopeside lodging. So, as their moto says....."Find it, Ski it"!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 20 miles southeast of Taos and 2 hours north of Albuquerque, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort offers over 40 accommodations, including suites, cabins, historic lodge rooms, RV sites and more. All of the slopeside rooms are located steps from Sipapu's main chair lift, and most include kitchens and fireplaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sipapu Ski & Summer Hotel Vadito
- Sipapu Ski And Summer Resort