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This handsomely updated and elegant historic property (there’s been a hotel on this location since 1820) is ideal if you wish to be in the heart of the action—it’s directly on the plaza. The warm decor, easy proximity to nightlife and dining, and no-children-under-eight policy make this a great choice for a romantic getaway. The rooms are rustic yet elegant and are furnished in neutral colors with luxury linens and hand-tiled bathrooms. A luxury penthouse on the top floor can be joined with other suites into a super-posh four-bedroom retreat. La Fonda also houses Mosaic restaurant, which serves internationally inspired creative fare.


Learn something new in Taos

Art class for adults

Learn something new in Taos

Taos is in the heart of the Land of Enchantment and if you’re looking for a new way to stay enchanted with the things to do in Taos, why not try adding some self-enrichment to your travel itinerary with a workshop or class? As the kids head back to school, you can head into the classroom with the variety of classes and workshops in Taos!

Taos Art School

Sign up for a workshop for beginners, and just for adults, with the Taos Art School. The school offers a variety of workshops that are designed to teach you the basics and go at a pace anyone can follow. Some of the classes in this category include:

  • Painting for the complete beginner
  • Beginning horse drawing
  • Painting in Taos: Mountains, old churches, vineyards & wild rivers
  • Pastel painting Northern New Mexico

The school also has pottery, weaving, cooking, and photography classes for all skill levels.

Clay pottery

Taos Clay Studio has a variety of half-day classes, workshops, and classes each night of the week if you want to dive deep into clay pottery. One of the more popular ones, especially for Taos visitors, is the two-hour pots and raku fire experience. You’ll glaze pots made by local artists and then the pots are put in the raku kiln. Then, the ceramics are flash cooled so you can take home a souvenir!

The class is offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and is $125 for an individual or $175 for a couple.

Cooking class for adults

Cooking Studio Taos

This’ll be one time it’ll be fun to have too many cooks in the kitchen – when you take a cooking class at Cooking Studio Taos! Most of these classes are themed around a specific cuisine or seasonal event or holiday. Some of the fun classes include:

  • Southern French cuisine
  • Thai cuisine
  • Italian cuisine
  • North African flavors
  • Brunch recipes
  • New Mexican and Mexican cuisine
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • Spanish tapas
  • East Indian cuisine
  • Vietnamese cuisine

A cooking class is a perfect outing for a date in Taos, though it’ll be an afternoon date as most of the classes are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. At the end of the class, you’ll enjoy the meal you’ve just prepared with the rest of the chefs in training.


Take a photography tour of the famous sites of Taos with Geraint Smith! You can opt for a half-day trip starting at $250 or a full-day excursion for $450. You can also schedule your own personal photo tour by calling 505-501-4880.

Heritage Inspirations

Heritage Inspirations offers a few multi-day workshops that combine tours of Taos with highlights of our heritage and history. Two of their more popular Taos-based ones include:

Tamale and Traditional Foods

Visit the Taos Pueblo, learn about traditional recipes and cooking methods, as well as try the amazing cuisine of Taos.

The Woman Adobe Builder

This two-day workshop is a hands-on experience in learning about Taos’ adobe architecture by assisting in a maintenance project at the historical San Francisco de Asis Mission Church.

Make sure you get a good night’s rest before your day of learning by staying in one of our comfortable and accommodating rooms at Hotel La Fonda de Taos!

Hotel la Fonda de Taos is perfectly located on the Plaza in the historic center of Taos. You can walk to all the major sites and traffic (as opposed to the highway strip where most of the other hotels are located). Our room was a decent size and very comfortably furnished with a fully equipped bathroom and excellent shower. The hotel is quiet, with very nice common areas and a friendly staff. Parking is available and right behind the hotel. We would definitely recommend it.


(575) 758-2211

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