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Taos Facilities

Taos is a charming town of about 5,000 located in the foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Rich in Hispanic influence, it's widely known for its unique character. The Taos pueblo on the north side of town is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the country. Said to have the highest number of artists per capita in the U.S., the whole area is populated with galleries and interesting nooks and crannies. During the winter, world-class skiing at Taos Ski Valley is about 15 minutes away from our house.

Built by a Texas couple in mid-70s, our main workshop house is a 5000-square-foot all-adobe structure. The entrance hall is like a gallery that runs down the center of the house. It leads to a very large, fully equipped kitchen/dining room on one side and living room on the other. Both have 10 foot ceilings. The entire house has wood beams running across (called vigas). Furnishings are big and old-Mexican style. A solarium with plants runs the full length of the south side of the house. Heating is through hot water pipes running underneath Mexican-styled tiled flooring - a type of heating which is very even and cozy. Please note that all our accommodations are non-smoking and if you do smoke we suggest you check out our comments about smoking under FAQ's.

For accommodations, we use bedrooms in our houses (three separate buildings). A few participants stay in neighboring houses, all within easy walking distance. Every room is very nice and has its own bathroom.

We are situated in high-desert foothills about seven miles north of Taos, a few miles away from Taos Ski Valley. The Colorado border is about 30 miles to the north. The view to the west is of Taos Mountain and from our deck to the south there is an expansive vista of about 80 miles. The Rio Grande Canyon is about five miles away and we often travel with our groups down the canyon into the hotsprings alongside the river. The drive to Santa Fe is about 90 minutes, and Albuquerque is about another hour's drive south from there.

We get 300 days of sunshine a year and though it can get cool during the winter nights, it almost always warms up to at least sweater weather during the days. Because we are quite high in altitude, the hottest months are moderate by Southwest standards, with temperatures in the eighties being typical.

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