Due to the November 13, 2020 NM Public Health Order which requires outdoor recreation facilities to close for 14 days, Taos Ski Valley will no longer start its winter season Nov 26th. When Public Health Orders are lifted and allow ski resorts to open in Taos County, the resort will coordinate and mobilize its operations as quickly as possible, with a focus on ensuring best COVID-Safe Practices. Taos Ski Valley anticipated irregularities in its operations this season due to COVID-related closures, and has developed plans to be nimble and efficient in the face of uncertainty this year. We look forward to welcoming guests on the mountain soon, and we encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy at home right now.
The Blake will no longer open Nov 23rd. Based on the current NM Public Health Order, the occupancy of the hotel will be reduced to 25% and we only rent units with kitchens or kitchenettes. The Blake will open when the mountain opens, with a focus on ensuring best COVID-Safe Practices.
We are proud to say that The Blake has been trained in Covid-Safe Practices and is NM Safe Certified.
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.
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.
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. Based on the nature of spa services and the close-contact that is needed to perform them, we have decided to close the spa for the 2020-21 season.
- Art Installations
- Fitness Center
- Ski Valet (winter only)
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 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.
We understand this is an uncertain time and committing to your next vacation is more complicated than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to alleviate concerns regarding cancellations caused by COVID-19 we have implemented changes to our cancellation policies as follows:
If you are required to cancel your reservation within the timeframe that we usually charge a cancellation fee due to a positive COVID-19 in your travelling party we will kindly request the positive test result and issue a refund.
COVID-19 Travel Ban
If a travel ban is implemented that restricts travel to or from your place of origin, we will request the updated government mandate for verification we will issue a refund.
COVID-19 Mandated Close
Any voluntary or mandated closure of Taos Ski Valley, due to an increased concern for public safety, triggered by a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus will result in a refund of room rate and applicable taxes and fees for reservations affected and within the dates of said closure. No documentation is necessary and you will be notified of the closure as soon as possible.