Adventures de Taos Sweepstakes

Total Prize Package value: $3700

Sponsored by the Taos Tourism Council

October 28 - December 1, 2013

Taos adventures are infinite. Magnificent landscapes and natural surroundings invite an endless possibility of outdoor adventures from adrenaline-filled rafting on the Rio Grande and hot air ballooning to llama trekking through picturesque mountain trails and world-class downhill skiing. Explore the art, history and culture of Taos in five separate museums and relax and rejuvenate in one of the oldest natural health resorts in the United States.

Choose your season of adventure in Taos to spend 5-days and 4-nights from January 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015, excluding June – October 2014 and all holiday periods.

Your prize package includes: Sponsored by the Taos Tourism Council

“...Choose your season of adventure in Taos from January 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015”

TRAVEL

Up to $500 towards travel provided by the Town of Taos taos.org

LODGING

Two Nights at The Historic Taos Inn: Among Hotels and Inns throughout New Mexico, the Historic Taos Inn is legendary. Experience Southwestern charm and history in this quintessential New Mexico inn located in the heart of Taos' historic district. Acclaimed by National Geographic Traveler as "One of America's Great Inns," and listed on the National and New Mexico Registers of Historic Places. Includes breakfast both days plus dinner for two one night at Doc Martin's Restaurant. taosinn.com

Two Nights at The Bavarian Lodge in Taos Ski Valley: Nestled at the base of stunning Kachina Peak above the European-style village of Taos Ski Valley, The Bavarian Lodge & Restaurant offers guests the comfort and charm of an authentic alpine ski alm amid the majesty of New Mexico's storied Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Includes dinner for two in The Bavarian Restaurant. thebavarian.net

ADVENTURE & ACTIVITES:

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa: Deemed sacred by Native Americans of Northern New Mexico and celebrating it’s 145th anniversary, Ojo is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the United States. This legendary oasis is the only hot springs in the world with four unique, sulfur-free mineral waters. Includes entry to all mineral pools, new Mud Area, two Essence of Ojo Custom Massages, a 50-minute Private Outdoor Pool with Kiva fire and lunch in The Artesian Restaurant. ojospa.com

Salmon --144[5]Half Day Whitewater Rafting with Los Rios River Runners Experience a rollercoaster ride of whitewater thrills of Class 2 and 3 rapids on the Rio Grande Racecourse with New Mexico's oldest, most experienced river rafting company. The Racecourse is a suitable whitewater raft trip for first-time rafters. losriosriverrunners.com

Hot Air Ballooning with Pueblo Balloon Company: Imagine gently gliding on the soft desert winds in the basket of a colorful hot air balloon into a miniature Grand Canyon called the Taos Gorge with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop. This is the premier hot air balloon flight of the state of New Mexico.  puebloballoon.com

Take a Llama to Lunch Day Trip for Two: Wild Earth Llama Adventure’s gentle, sure-footed wooly, hiking companions will carry your gear while you trek through the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains or Rio Grande Gorge with experienced naturalist guides. After an inspiring hike at your own pace, your guides will prepare a sumptuous feast for you in a pristine wilderness setting. llamaadventures.com

Taos -Inn -room [10] Taos Ski Valley: TSV offers world-class skiing and instruction and a huge range of trails for all skill levels. Includes two adult lift tickets for two days, two sport rentals for two days and one, two-hour morning lesson for each person beginning at 9:45am on either day.  Not valid 12/26-31, 2013. skitaos.org

Museum Tickets with Tour of Mural Room in the Old County Courthouse
Explore five separate Taos museums whose unique historic buildings and exceptional collections present the art, history, and culture of Taos and northern New Mexico. Collections at the individual museums include prehistoric and contemporary Native American pottery, textiles, jewelry and art; Spanish colonial and contemporary devotional and domestic arts; and paintings by the Taos Society of Artists and the artists who made Taos one of America's premier art colonies. Additionally, you’ll experience a guided tour of the Mural Room in the Old County Courthouse in Taos Plaza. Here you’ll see the Depression-era WPA murals created by early Taos artists. taosmuseums.org

DINING:

Michael’s Kitchen: $100 towards breakfast, lunch or dinner at Michaels Kitchen. Michael’s has been a “Taos landmark” for 39 years and customers rave about Michael's authentic Northern New Mexican experience. Their menu offers both American and Spanish foods with breakfast as an option all day, but it might be the sweets in their bakery that earns them local fame. Voted “Best Breakfast” in the Taos News poll of 2013
michaelskitchen.com

Lunch for Two at Stella’s Italian Restaurant: “It’s like Little Italy!” raves one reviewer. Affordable tasty Italian food with attentiveness to your food sensitivities. facebook.com/pages/Stellas-Italian-Restaurant

Dinner for Two at Love Apple: La Pomme D’Amour (The Love Apple), the name the French adoringly gave the tomato in the 16th Century. Formerly the Placitas Chapel, this restaurant still provides sanctuary with their food prepared from scratch daily using as many locally-grown ingredients as possible. theloveapple.net

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