The SnowMansion Taos Adventure Lodge and Hostel is a Northern New Mexico gem steeped in the rich history and traditions of Taos, Arroyo Seco, Taos Ski Valley, and the region as a whole. Situated in the quaint Village of Arroyo Seco, the SnowMansion was built in 1930 originally as the home to the Chase Mercantile Company General Store known for feeding, clothing, and serving the artists, farmers, ranchers, gamblers, outlaws, and adventurers of the time. In 1960, the property became an Episcopal church ski lodge to accommodate faithful and adventurous ski groups who visited the area to enjoy the serene slopes of Taos Ski Valley which ultimately established the future legacy of this property. In 1973, the SnowMansion opened its doors as a lodge and hostel, and has since provided a casual and comfortable environment for all walks of life -- both locals and visitors alike -- to relax at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains across the street from sacred Taos Pueblo Land. The 6,000 square foot original adobe structure sits on a lush quarter-acre lot conveniently located on the corner of Highway 150 & the Hondo Seco Road. The interior of the structure contains a large common area with high ceilings, a commercial-style kitchen, and eight (8) bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate large or small visitor groups with the potential for adjusting the layout to one's desire. The exterior of the property is magical in every sense and offers many areas for visitors to relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air beneath mature fruit trees, or beside the neighboring PeacefulEarth Edible Botanical Garden located on rich agricultural land historically known for providing to the community. Just a few steps from the SnowMansion, the Village of Arroyo Seco is a unique environment with an array of options for adventure, dining, and absorbing all that is Northern New Mexico. Arroyo Seco is home to many local arts and crafts galleries, shops, and both traditional and gourmet dining; not to mention the local health food market Sol Food, that is located less than a minute walk from the SnowMansion. Restaurants such as Aceq, Abeâ€™s, The Wake & Take, & Sabrosoprovide a diversity of dining options for satisfying a hungry appetite which typically concludes with a taste of world-famous Taos Cow organic ice cream. The neighborhood is primarily quiet year-round, but occasionally the Seco Live stage across the street opens the gates for live music and outdoor art walks, transforming the area into a popular destination for community entertainment. A close drive up El Salto Road and you will find the El Salto del Agua land grant, which is accessible to the public for breathtaking hikes through the colorful Aspens or for relaxing and re-setting under a seasonal waterfall. Not much further down Highway 150, the Carson National Forest offers world-class skiing at the rapidly growing Taos Ski Valley seasonal resort and a much larger playground for activities such as fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. The Taos Plaza, Rio Grande Gorge, and highway North to Colorado or West to Ojo Caliente and Chama are only 10 minutes away. There are endless qualities to appreciate about the SnowMansion Taos Adventure Lodge and Hostelâ€¦ Convert to your private residence, continue its rich legacy and continue operating a small lodge or hostel and cafÃ© with your own creative flair, or perhaps make this a live-in gallery, museum, or other retail venture. The opportunities are endless for this one-of-a-kind iconic Taos treasure.
Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate
Area: ARROYO SECO (06A)
Bedrooms: 8 / Bathrooms: 8
Garage Capacity: LM_Int2_4
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