Bordering both a river and Taos Pueblo Land, Gem Hacienda offers the best of both worlds with a peaceful paradise surrounded by nature, as well as a buzzing town center and ski slopes only a few minutes away. Each season brings a changing landscape and new adventures to enjoy from skiing to kayaking. But no matter when you arrive, Gem Hacienda and its surrounding areas are guaranteed to enchant everyone with their unique Southwestern culture and charm.
With Taos Mountain towering off in the distance and the Rio Grande flowing nearby, Gem Hacienda is the ideal home base for outdoorsy adventures both big and small. In the winter months, take your pick between four easily accessible ski resorts for the perfect day on the slopes, or hit one of the trails for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. When the warm weather arrives, it’s time for hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and hot air balloon rides floating over this otherworldly landscape. The area around Gem Hacienda is also perfect for rock climbing, mountain biking, and taking a dip in some natural hot springs. For a few extra thrills, explore the epic Rio Grande Gorge while kayaking or white water rafting. Whatever you fancy, our dedicated concierge can arrange it all for you.
The natural wonders of Taos have been inspiring artists for centuries, including world-renowned painters like Georgia O’Keefe and Ernest L. Blumenschein — both of whom called the town home for several years. Today, Taos’ celebrated and ever-growing art scene serves as proof of its lasting artistic tradition. A plethora of art galleries and museums showcase the work of local contemporary artists, as well as the evolution of the region’s artwork from its earliest days to today. Taos artists get the spotlight at Gem Hacienda, too, adorning the home and inspiring you to find your own artistic gems to take home.Art in Taos
Over 1,000 years of history and culture can be experienced at Taos Pueblo, the only living Native American community that’s both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. As one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the U.S., the residents of Taos Pueblo have much to teach visitors — from local history to their traditional way of life — leaving everyone with a better understanding and appreciation of the region and its people.
There are many reasons to explore outside of Gem Hacienda, but simply settling into the comforts of this home away from home is equally tempting. Beyond the top notch amenities — think outdoor hot tub, cozy fireplaces, and more — our concierge can make your stay even more enjoyable. Chef curated dinners, wine tastings, private sunset or sunrise yoga classes are all par for the course. Let your imagination run wild, and we’ll take care of the rest.The Property