Hacienda del Sol
109 Mabel Dodge Ln. - P.O. Box 177
Hacienda del Sol
Taos mountain is our backyard. Hacienda del Sol consists of three adobe buildings, with the original building dating back to 1804. Situated on 1.2 acres, the hacienda adjoins 95,000 acres of Taos Pueblo land, and Taos Mountain, considered sacred by the Taos Indians, provides a commanding backdrop to our two lovely courtyards.
Latilla fencing and adobe walls surround beautifully landscaped grounds. To date, 600 daffodils, 2000 tulip bulbs, and numerous fruit trees, shrubs and perennials have been planted.
Though Hacienda del Sol means "House of the Sun" in Spanish, towering cottonwoods, elms, willows and blue spruces shade our hacienda in the summertime.
The courtyard behind the main house is ringed with old lilac bushes which fill the air with their fragrance every spring. Three large golden willows add a graceful aura of romance to our backyard, the setting for numerous summer weddings.
Our history is as colorful as our gardens. When you enter the front gates of the Hacienda del Sol, you are stepping into part of the artistic history of Taos itself.
For many years the adobe was owned by Taos' legendary art patroness, Mabel Dodge Luhan and her fourth husband, Tony, from Taos Pueblo. In those days the hacienda consisted of a four-room adobe, an apple orchard and many acres of farmland and pastures. Mabel and Tony used the house as a temporary residence and for many years used it as a guest house for such notables as D.H. Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe and Willa Cather. One of the Southwest's most respected authors, Frank Waters lived here in 1939 and it was during his stay here that Frank authored The People of the Valley as well as gathering the material for The Man Who Killed The Deer which he dedicated to Mabel and Tony.