Iconic Taos Inn for sale


The Historic Taos Inn on Paseo del Pueblo has been listed for sale on Taos Properties.

Often referred to as "the living room of Taos," the 44-room, two-acre property has been listed with a $7.1 million price tag.

"While they've enjoyed their stewardship, (the owners) do feel the time has come to pass it along to the next group," said John Cancro, owner of Taos Properties Real Estate Investments Inc. "They wish very much to maintain the historic integrity while also maintaining the iconic status."

Cancro is the real estate agent working with the owners to sell the property to the right buyer.

"The intent is to keep it the same thing as it is," Cancro said. "It's not going to be a chain or anything like that."

Cancro said the owners are intent on "keeping the Taos Inn the Taos Inn" in the hopes that new buyers will maintain the inn's historic southwestern feel and look.

The history of the Taos Inn building dates back to the late 1800s. The now-famous Thomas "Doc" Martin moved into a portion of the building in 1890 as the only physician in the area. His house became Doc Martin's Restaurant, which is also included in the sale.

In 1936, the property was officially designated as a hotel, and the inn has been serving guests and locals alike since. The hotel has live music every night and is free to enjoy for guests of the hotel and passersby.

The Taos Inn sits in the Taos Historic Overlay Zone which includes other properties critical in the history of downtown Taos.

If it sells, the inn will join other historic properties in Taos, like the Sagebrush Inn and Suites, to change hand in recent years.

Taos Inn general manager Chris Smith did not respond to multiple requests for comment.