OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Spend a couple of days in Albuquerque before coming to Taos. The Holiday Inn near the airport in Albuquerque(150 Sunport Place) has offered us a special rate of $109 for Wed - Sat, July 8,-11, plus Sat., July 18th. to Wed., July 21st. Book by phone: 1-505-944-2255 and mention the 'DH Lawrence Society.' Book by email with Farren Selman: firstname.lastname@example.org. She is waiting for your email! Mention the 'DH Lawrence Society.' Or, book using this link:(TBA)
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. Subsidized transport to Albuquerque is available on Sunday, July 19th.
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 on Wednesdays. 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. We will have small shuttles running throughout the week for guided tours, and especially on Thursday and Friday mornings (before the heat settles in).
Mabel Dodge Luhan House: Our visit will take place on Friday, after the close of the conference, with 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 back to the Albuquerque airport on Saturday, July 18.
Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Sante Fe, NM: This visit will be combined with the transport back to the Sante Fe airport OR Albuquerque on Saturday, July 18, depending upon the need.
HOW TO REACH TAOS
Contact the organizers before you book -- one of our subsidized options may be right for you!