New Mexico, North Central, Taos

Touchstone Inn

THE place to stay in Taos - USA Today

Circa 1800, Touchstone Inn is a quiet adobe estate secluded among tall trees at the edge of Taos Pueblo lands. The grounds have an unobstructed view of Taos Mountain on historic Taos Pueblo. Mature trees, extensive gardens, trickling fountains, and the sound of the Rio Taos Pueblo add to the ambiance of Touchstone. USA Today calls Touchstone Inn “THE place to stay in Taos.”


This Historic Taos Inn, Spa and Gallery features cozy rooms with fireplaces, luxurious textiles, intimate patios and exquisite tiled baths (four of which have Jacuzzi tubs).


We are in a quiet and secluded location, built in adobe and shaded in privacy by tall trees. We specialize in luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations for your romantic or family getaway. Wake up from your cozy bed to a gourmet breakfast. Surround yourself with tranquility and art. We are conveniently located in town, one mile north of Taos Plaza.


Enjoy a glass of wine on a private sun-drenched patio, or by a crackling fire in a kiva fireplace. Take a brief stroll through historic Taos and explore numerous galleries, shops, museums, world-class fine dining, and the Taos Plaza. Or go out on an adventure! Rafting season is coming up and there are plenty of gorgeous hiking trails around.


Our breakfasts are made with local fresh ingredients when available. We make our delicious sweets, like blueberry pancakes and waffles, so that they are gluten free upon special request. Our classically trained Chef will prepare your breakfast from a short daily menu of favorites.


Most rooms have private patios and outside entrances. Some rooms have carpet, and rich textiles are a main focus of the decor. Four rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. And some rooms have Kiva fireplaces.


Riverbend Spa at Touchstone

Our spa is on site here at Touchstone. Our therapists strive to help you relax after a busy day of shopping, or that rough day of hiking or skiing on the slopes. Enjoy your massage in one of our indoor spa rooms or be outdoors next to the river or near the fountain on the Pueblo boundary overlooking Taos Mountain. End your day by winding down to a soothing massage then take yourself through a journey of transformation by walking the Labyrinth of Lauren.


Our property borders the Taos Pueblo lands and the Rio Pueblo river. The lands behind Touchstone are home to the decendants of the medicine man called Medicine Mountain and the river flows directly out of the sacred Blue Lake that has been well protected by the Taos Pueblo people for hundreds of years.

We have over an acre of grounds for you to roam on. Our land is filled with crabapple, apple, wild plumb, cottonwood, pine, and other beautiful trees.


Chef Brad earned his degree in Culinary Arts from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver and has worked as an Executive Sous Chef under many high quality and award winning Chefs. We love to use fresh and local ingredients whenever possible. We go light on the meat. You can expect to eat a breakfast that will fill you up and tickle your taste buds.


Group Meetings/Retreats: Are you thinking of having a family get together, wedding or an executive workshop? How about a special weekend among intimate friends? We deliver quality and personalized service for your event. The dramatic natural surroundings of Touchstone will enhance the success of your event. Winter programs can be integrated into ski packages at Taos Ski Valley or Angel Fire Resort. Touchstone offers indoor and outdoor meeting and dining spaces featuring spectacular furnishings and original art.


Lodging Type: Country Inn

Location: 65 mi North of Santa Fe; 1 mile North of Taos Plaza.

Accolades: “The place to stay in Taos,” USA Today. “An Adobe Haven, Touchstone offers the perfect refuge.” Taos News

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Box Lunches

Facilities: Full Service Spa, Full Service Restaurant, Private Decks/Patios or Balconies, Wedding Facilities, Meeting Facilities, Internet Access, Fireplaces, Jacuzzis

Specials/Packages: Adventure/Tours, Business, Conventions/Meetings, Conservation/Green Tourism, Culture, Family, Food and Wine, Girlfriend Getaways, Golf, Historic, Singles, Snow Skiing, Spa, Luxury, Murder Mystery, Offbeat, Romantic, Seniors, Shopping, Special Events, Weddings




Phone: (575) 758-0192

Address: 110 Mabel Dodge Lane, Taos, New Mexico 87571