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. Make Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House a centerpiece of your Taos vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Taos driving holiday planning site.
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  • When you think of all the famous people who have stayed here as guests of Mabel Dodge and Dennis Hopper, you sense you're in the presence of great ideas, creativity, and brilliant, lively... 
    When you think of all the famous people who have stayed here as guests of Mabel Dodge and Dennis Hopper, you sense you're in the presence of great ideas, creativity, and brilliant, lively...  more »
  • Thank you, Mabel Dodge Luhan, for bringing so many great artists, both visual & literary, to the Taos area. Without her outsized personality, the Taos area & NM would be far poorer. Mabel's... 
    Thank you, Mabel Dodge Luhan, for bringing so many great artists, both visual & literary, to the Taos area. Without her outsized personality, the Taos area & NM would be far poorer. Mabel's...  more »
  • I visited Mable Dodge Luhan House for an artists workshop and loved every minute. Historic and comfortable spot with outstanding food and studio space. I hope to make this an annual trip (at least!). 
    I visited Mable Dodge Luhan House for an artists workshop and loved every minute. Historic and comfortable spot with outstanding food and studio space. I hope to make this an annual trip (at least!).  more »
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  • There are a few downsides. The first one no internet in the rooms, the grounds are very uneven and can potentially be a tripping hazard also it is not handicapped friendly. That being said this is a very Charming piece of New Mexico history. Most of the staff was extremely friendly. Beds were very comfortable. I do have to say the next morning the maid was a little rude as we had three rooms rented and decided to go to breakfast and then come back and finish up. She had already cleaned them at 8:30 in the morning and was mad we were trying to re-enter. The breakfast was very good and dining room staff was great and so was the lady who checked us in.
  • Stayed one night during a week when most places were booked up with spring break people. They do not have internet in their guest rooms but. it is provided downstairs on the main level. We stayed in the "solarium" room on the top floor. It was spectacular, unique, and delightful. There is a bathroom on the 2nd level that has windows painted by DH Lawrence. Notable writers and artists have stayed in these rooms. You can feel the history.
  • Mabel Dodge Luhan is a National Treasure. There's no place like it. The artistic, historical and cultural immersion is like no other. And the breakfasts are sublime.
  • Historic and important house. Has been allowed to get very shabby inside and out. The person on reception was unhelpful and appeared to be in a catatonic state. No coffee or cake available. These people need to get their act together.
  • Well my wife and were there about 10 years ago and booked the solarium room. When we got to our room is was interested with bugs...they tried to put us in another room that looked to be a converted broom closet. They didn't hesitate to refund our money. We were so disappointed...so much history there. So we went yesterday to check it out again. The grounds look like it has not been cared for and was told by someone staying there that things have not changed...this could be such a perfect getaway but not to way it looks now. Just sad!!!

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