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.
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 upmost 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.
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.
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.
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