Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, Taos

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The Mabel Dodge Luhan House, also known as the Big House, is a historic house at 240 Morada Lane in Taos, New Mexico, United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991. It is now used as a hotel and conference center.It was a home of arts supporter and writer Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879-1962), where she orchestrated one of the most successful artistic salon environments in the early 20th century United States, hosting well-known writers, painters, photographers, and musicians, and nurturing the young Taos art colony.DescriptionThe Mabel Dodge Luhan House is located near the eastern edge of the town center of Taos, at the end of Morada Lane. The house, originally part of a larger compound, is a 20+ room adobe construction up to three stories in height. Stylistically it is an early example of what is now recognized as the Pueblo Revival style, blending elements of traditional Native American Pueblo elements with those of the Spanish Colonial period.HistoryThe house was built over a multiyear period between 1917 and 1922, using largely tradition Puebloan construction methods, and incorporates into its structure two older buildings. The work was overseen by Tony Luhan, a Native American who Mabel Dodge later married. The public spaces of the interior include the large "Big Room", a two-section chamber that doubles as entrance vestibule, and the "Rainbow Room", so named for the colors painted on the latias (the crossing members of the ceiling above the vigas). The house was the largest of several small houses Luhan had built on her property; the others served as additional guest quarters, and have not been well preserved.
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  • Finding good lodging while visiting in Taos is quite hard nowadays. But there is a marvelous gem in that city, not advertised too much, which has the history and authentic Taos culture living and brea...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place whose reputation needs no further. I met my writer feminist friend Sallie Bingham for breakfast and also visited the House two more times during the afternoon. Very fresh and...  more »
  • I met up here with two friends from SMU Bank School... We have been traveling together every year in September since we graduated in 1989. THIS PLACE is one of the best!! It is so historic and wonderf...  more »
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  • Extraordinary. Unique. Historically so important. Go there...for as long as you can. An absolute highlight
  • Easy access was a surprise as we were on a DH Lawrence pilgrimage. Beautifully preserved and still lived in as lodging accommodation. Full of historic architectural interest and of course the Lawrence and o'Keeffe connections add to the atmosphere.
  • Beautiful facility with cozy rooms. Excellent breakfast with a lot of varity. If your GPS routes you on Spider Lane, don't follow it, make sure you are coming in off Kit Carson Blvd.
  • Receptionist lady not very friendly. Only person in four days we were in Taos who wasn't (and she wasn't even from there).
  • A piece of historic Taos. Must see and comfortable rooms with authentic atmosphere. A unique place to stay.
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