AT HOME IN OUR VILLAGE
The Blake at Taos Ski Valley is at the heart of the resort’s renaissance connecting the iconic mountain with a vibrant cultural journey. The Blake embodies a soulful tapestry that is uniquely Northern New Mexican. Woven into The Blake experience are the wild elements of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a confluence of cultures a thousand years in the making and an independent streak that belies Taos’s true sense.
From big-mountain adventure steps from the door, to tiny rituals that sear the story of our alpine retreat in the hearts and minds of the guests we welcome year-round, this is more than a place to stay.
Located where the Rockies begin, Taos Ski Valley is a unique and magical destination perfect for groups of all sizes. Join us for hiking, fishing and more during the summer season. To book your group adventure or for more information please contact our sales team.
Above All, Love
Hand in hand, surrounded by nature, imagine your special day at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. In summer, this verdant sanctuary is part playground and all adventure. Come winter, Taos provides a breath-taking backdrop of snowy peaks. Whether your inner tomboy seeks a casual mountaintop ceremony or your outer ski bunny desires a classic reception seeped in alpine tradition, Taos Ski Valley looks forward to walking you down the aisle towards your dream wedding.
We want some family time
Exploring the Taos Ski Valley as a family is a magical experience. Hike to Williams Lake through wilderness following babbling rivers. Raft the Rio Grande and spot Big Horn sheep. And, search for the perfect green chile burger, the perfect reward for a day outside.
The Blake is an 80-room alpine guesthouse adjacent to Lift 1 that’s designed to deliver mountainside adventures, whether you’re skiing, hiking, shopping or strolling. Guest-service hausmeisters are on call to attend to every detail, while well-appointed rooms and sophisticated suites lull the adventurous into welcomed relaxation.
Respecting the natural mountain environment and redefining future development in Taos County, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley has been awarded LEED Silver certification. Its geothermal heating and cooling system and advanced water efficiency will contribute to Taos Ski Valley’s goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020.
From our fresh, locally sourced ingredients served up in the 192 to our friendly hausmeisters, with a mission to provide you with the utmost comfort, we go above and beyond to ensure your stay with us leaves you feeling like one of the family.
Raw-wood reception desk, handmade textiles, native spice, guest-customized aromatherapy—it all blends seamlessly in the rich tapestry that is The Blake at Taos Ski Valley.
An eclectic cultural context and delightfully unexpected rituals flavor each moment with deep soulfulness and connection to people and place. Taos features a unique blend of Native American history and European mountain charm that culminates in exquisite art around the village. Take an art tour with The Blake’s hausmeister for a surprising cultural adventure. Every nook and cranny of The Blake celebrates Taos’ unique cultural heritage, making for an unforgettable stay.
Art, Architecture and Design
The Blake at Taos Ski Valley is a place where the currents of History, Culture and Art merge. Taos has been identified as the place where many roads end. The Santa Fe Trail, El Camino Real, the Northernmost of the 19 Pueblos, the Eastern border of the Navajo nomadic migration lands and the Western edge of the Plains tribes. These influences have forged a true melting pot of people and cultures. The broken wheel which led to the creation of the Taos Society of Artists and the subsequent residencies of Mabel Dodge Luhan, Georgia O’Keeffe and D.H. Lawrence eventually established Taos as a center of the international world of art.
Firstly, the staff is beyond reproach. They are stellar and establish a gold standard that others should seek to emulate. Levi in 192 where we dined Saturday night carried on the excellent stature of the staff. He expressed his good fortune and gratitude to be in such a position and environment as did everyone we conversed with. The entire staff we encountered displayed a sense of ownership, commitment and autonomy to make decisions on behalf the best interests of guests and the hotel. Such empowerment is a rare commodity but yields great benefits for all concerned. We are not skiers, but I am already planning at least one if not two more weekend trips to The Blake before the summer/early fall season is over.
Lloyd C., Albuquerque
Infused by the diverse cultural mash-up that is Taos, unexpected curiosities are around each corner, balanced by thoughtful amenities that make each stay feel like a little tranquility is only natural. On a mountain that has welcomed and inspired adventure-seekers for more than 60 years, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley is simply refining the lodging experience.
- Art Installations
- Fitness Center
- Valet Parking
- Ski Valet (winter only)
- Around Town Shuttle
It’s our goal to ensure that every guest at The Blake becomes part of our family and feels connected to Taos during and following their stay. We have a different approach to excellent hospitality than what you may have experienced before with bigger hotel chains. We believe that guests and employees at The Blake are equal and here for the same love of the outdoors and the mountains. We consider our guests part of our family and we will make sure you feel as welcomed and relaxed in our home as you do in yours. We will offer you our genuine, honest and heartfelt care and compassion and hope you do the same.
Eduardo Sampere, hotel manager
We’re excited about the new Blake Residences and construction for this project is making tremendous progress. Please be advised that there will be significant construction near The Blake beginning in April 2019 and will last through the fall.
The Blake and its amenities will not be affected, but guests at the hotel may experience noise and mild inconveniences due to area closures. We apologize for the disruption. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your experience more pleasant during this time.