The luxurious El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, located in Taos, New Mexico, is a place as unique as the philosophy that guides it. Renowned for its commitments to ecological preservation and sustainability, the lush sanctuary of El Monte Sagrado is where you can nurture your mind, body and soul, naturally. The property was planned to exist in harmony with the land, including a Sacred Circle of green space and cottonwood trees bordered by waterfalls, stone water sculptures, a wooden foot bridge, stocked trout pond, and an abundance of regional flora and foliage. In the fall, the cottonwoods and aspens bathe the property in a golden glow. Parts of the resort are geo-thermally heated and cooled, and nearly all water on the property is recycled by the Living Machine, an ecologically engineered system for collecting, treating and recycling water with minimal impact on the land. With exquisite elegance, the resort offers 36 suites and casitas with decor that reflects an array of global influences inspired by Native American culture, foreign lands and local artists. While here, also enjoy the serene experience of the The Living Spa and the culinary delights at the De la Tierra restaurant. El Monte Sagrado boasts an impressive list of accolades, including Conde Nast Traveler UK "#1 Place to visit right now!"; Travel and Leisure "Top 15 to Watch In 2005"; Spa Magazine Top 10 Great Mind/Body Retreats, Conde Nast Traveler "Top 100 Hot Hotels 2004," Travel and Leisure "Top 25 Great Eco-Lodges."
- El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa
- 317 Kit Carson Road
- Taos , NM 87571
- United States
Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel & Leisure Award Winner
A vast collection of world-class art is on display throughout El Monte Sagrado, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist.
Banquets & Meetings
The resort's professional event planning and catering staff focus on every detail in an effort to articulate your vision and objectives with meticulous skill and unparalleled service. El Monte Sagrado is the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable wedding, a memorable anniversary, a joyful family reunion or an impressive corporate retreat. For board meetings and executive retreats: The sumptuously appointed state-of-the-art boardroom features plasma screens and the latest presentation technologies including video conferencing and internet access. Other on-site meeting facilities include the Salon for up to 45 attendees and the Library for 30.
For the adventurous group the resort offers a wide range of outdoor activities and a luxury wilderness experience.
Fine Dining on Site
With a creative menu of global and local influences, an extensive wine list, and inviting atmospheres for dining, El Monte Sagrado is a culinary destination. Architecture, art and ambience set the mood for an experience that is a harmonious delight to the senses. De la Tierra Restaurant: Equal parts stunning architecture, dazzling interior design, impeccable service and world-class cuisine is the award-winning De la Tierra restaurant at El Monte Sagrado. Serving cutting-edge regional and seasonal American dishes from a diverse menu and some of the finest wines the world has to offer, De la Tierra has been named one of the world's best new restaurants by Conde Naste Traveler Magazine (2004). The Anaconda Bar features a giant anaconda sculpture that snakes its way across the ceiling and a dramatic 1,100 gallon salt-water aquarium. Despite its visual lavishness, the bar is really a casual gathering place to enjoy a signature margarita or some tasty tapas. Live entertainment is provided Monday through Saturday and at brunch on Sunday. The Gardens: A casual dining room adjacent to the Anaconda Bar. It serves an imaginative menu and is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The unique lush indoor garden atmosphere (complete with running water features throughout) is the perfect setting for a meal that is as memorable as it is delicious.
Children 12 and under stay free when sharing parents' room. Babysitting and children's activities available on request through the concierge desk.
Chlorine-free swimming pool and hot-tubs. (Treated with Curoxin, a highly pure liquid without undesirable or regulated by-products, created by Dharma Living Systems).
The Living Spa at El Monte Sagrado is a serene experience for both body and mind. Spa and Programs Director Amy McDonald has infused the spa's menu with services that stimulate personal transformation as well as treatments that rejuvenate the skin and soothe the soul, including massages, body treatments, facials, wraps and scrubs. "Sacred Time" restorative treatments such as High Desert Body Polish, Myofascial Release and Deep Sea Oxygen Facial reawaken your skin's vital forces. Unique "Special Offerings" such as Sound and Vibrational Therapy, Intuitive Touch and Egyptian Anointing may transport you to a deeper place within. Purifying treatments such as acupuncture, Reiki, Shirodhara, Rapid Eye Technology, and group and one-on-one yoga and fitness classes are also available as well as manicures, pedicures, waxing and make-up applications. ***With a roof that opens wide upon the crystal-clear mountain sky, The Living Spa displays a seamless integration with nature enhanced by warm light and fresh air and an abundance of fragrant flowers and plants. Water is everywhere at The Living Spa. The space includes four treatment rooms, two manicure and two pedicure rooms. Lush robes and comfortable footwear are provided for all spa guests. Depending upon the treatment, The Living Spa uses natural and organic products, some wild-crafted from indigenous plants and flowers.
White-water rafting on the Rio Grande; kayaking.
Fishing - Fly
The area around Taos has many fine streams, including the famous Rio Grande, the Red River, and Cimarron.
Latir Mountain Ranch (hiking and horseback riding).
Theatre & Museums
An exotic blend of indigenous Native Americans, Spanish and English speaking settlers and artists from all over the world have made Taos one of the world's unique destinations. Historic sites are around every corner. Taos Pueblo, an ancient living Indian village, has stood unchanged for centuries. The historic Taos Plaza is home to many old adobe buildings that now house shops, galleries and museums. In addition, Taos is an art mecca- one of the oldest art colonies in the United States. There are numerous galleries and museums to explore.
There are 18 Native American-themed junior suites, while the remaining guest rooms run a gamut of cultural themes, including Caribbean, Balinese, Chinese, Egyptian, Mayan- even Texan. Accoutrements include pueblo-style gas fireplaces, private patios and courtyard hot tubs. Bathrooms are roomy, geared for comfort, and individually designed. Nearly all shower heads are large and vigorous. Highlights include a bamboo shower in the Caribbean suite; a stone-crafted sink in the Tribal suite; and a soaking tub for two in the Kama Sutra suite. For an even more private and personal experience, El Monte Sagrado also offers 12 landmark guest homes and casitas, located throughout the village of Taos. The one- and two-bedroom casitas feature private kitchens and courtyards as well as all the luxurious comforts of home.
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Business Center
- - Meeting Space
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - High Speed Internet
- - Child Programs
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Ballooning, Hot Air
- - Biking, Mountain
- - Boating
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Fishing - Fly
- - Golfing
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
- - Jogging & Running
- - Shopping
- - Skiing - Snow
- - Theatre & Museums
Five Star Alliance Client Reviews - El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa
Michael W. Fall 2011
"Really a well managed property that created a great stay."
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