OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
IMPORTANT: The conference opening reception is at 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 18, with the Opening Plenary at 7:00 p.m. The Closing Plenary is on Saturday, July 23rd, at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House -- you don't want to miss this important visit and venue, so please book your airline tickets for Sunday evening or Monday flights. There is NO Shuttle on Saturday.
Spend a couple of days in Albuquerque before coming to Taos.
(1) The Howard Johnson by Wyndham (Alb. midtown) has a special group rate for us: $75 + tax (Single occupancy) and $85 + tax (Double occupancy). Call for reservations: 1-505-336-6959 -- ask for Felicia or Britanny, and mention that you are with the D.H. Lawrence Taos conference. (Let us know if you need us to book for you.) You will need to Uber from the airport -- sorry! This hotel is in walking distance from the Zimmerman Library (where the shuttle will pick you up).
(2) The Ramada by Wyndham has a great group rate, including continental breakfast, AND an airport shuttle. $74 + tax (and a $100 refundable security deposit). Email Daniel and mention the DH Lawrence Conference: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: This is a great way to acclimatize to the elevation of Taos.
OTHER PLACES TO STAY
Mabel Dodge Luhan House – historic Inn and conference center. Operates as a bed-and-breakfast year-round. There are no TVs or telephones, some rooms have shared bathrooms, and there are some steep narrow stairs in the main house. Accommodations in the annex are more modern. Wherever you stay, you can feast at the incredible breakfast buffet in the old dining room.
NOTE: MDL House has offered us a 10% discount - just mention the conference!
240 Morada Lane, Taos, NM 87571
Hotel La Fonda de Taos – 3-star hotel. $199 and up. Relaxed, rustic rooms & 1 penthouse in a Pueblo-style hotel.
108 S Plaza, Taos, NM 87571, USA
+1 575-758-2211 (on the plaza in Taos, 800-833-2211; www.lafondataos.com) has some furniture originally painted by D.H. Lawrence. We will be visiting the exhibition of Lawrence paintings they hold.
NOTE: 10% discount - just mention the conference. But HURRY - this is a small hotel and it books quickly.
El Monte Sagrado - 4-star hotel - $239 and up
317 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571, USA
The Historic Taos Inn – 3-star hotel. Relaxed lodgings in an 1880s adobe property, featuring a lively bar with nightly entertainment. $158 and up.
125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571, USA
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
Tripadvisor's 10 best: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurants-g47224-Taos_Taos_County_New_Mexico.html
There is a lovely town square in the middle of Taos, with shop-lined, narrow streets extending off from it. Restaurants abound in this area -- we will give you the opportunity to try at least one while you tour.
WHAT TO READ
The indispensable reading on Lawrence and Mabel Dodge Luhan in New Mexico is Lois P. Rudnick’s “Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture.” Also, there’s Luhan’s “Edge of Taos Desert: An Escape to Reality” and Lawrence’s “Mornings in Mexico,” which covers both old Mexico and the Southwest in general.
From: Henry Shukman, “D.H. Lawrence’s New Mexico: The Ghosts that Grip the Soul of Bohemian Taos,” Oct. 22, 2006, The New York Times, hhtps:..www.nytimes.com/2006/10/22/travel/22culture.html
PLACES TO VISIT
Check out these wonderful tours: https://taos.org/what-to-do/guided-tours/
Get your own Visitor's Guide: https://taos.org/plan-your-trip/visitors-guide/
Include the Sante Fe Opera in your touring: www.santafeopera.org
CONFIRMED VISITS - Please book through our Web Store (on this site)
El Salto Falls: http://www.dougscottart.com/hobbies/waterfalls/elsalto.htm
7 miles north of Taos. Behind the Falls are caves, one of which was the inspiration for the cave of sacrifice in "The Woman Who Rode Away" . There is a small entrance charge per person. The visit will take place on Sunday, July 24th. (Transport to Albuquerque will be arranged for Monday, July 25th.)
Kiowa Ranch: The only property DHL and Frieda ever owned - given to them by Mabel Dodge Luhan. It is now maintained by UNM and is open to the public a few days a week. The Del Monte Ranch is down the road from the Kiowa (and is where Lawrence where DHL finished Birds, Beasts and Flowers and Studies in Classic American Literature). Perhaps we can locate this, as well...
Taos Pueblo: Sacred space and home to indigenous people of New Mexico. NOT OPEN DUE TO COVID!
Mabel Dodge Luhan House: Our visit will take place on Saturday, with special talks taking place in the Yoga Centre, and small groups going through at approx. 1 hour intervals. We will take 'tea' in the garden. We will also visit the privately owned 'Pink House,' where Frieda and DHL stayed before going up to the Del Monte Ranch.
UNM Manuscript Library, Albuquerque, NM: This visit will be combined with the transport to Taos on Monday, July 18. Catered lunch will be served, courtesy of DHLSNA member Feroza Jussawala. Registration required.
Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Sante Fe, NM: This visit will take place on Sunday, July 24th, 10:30 a.m. The shuttle from Taos will stop in Sante Fe to allow for this visit plus lunch, and will depart Sante Fe at approximately 1:30 pm for Albuquerque. Registration for the shuttle is required (but not for the museum event). Cost: $18 at the door.
HOW TO REACH TAOS
Contact the organizers before you book -- one of our subsidized options may be right for you!