Abominable SnowMansion

Surrounding Area Inn Staff Pick: The Best and only Hostel in Taos!
Abominable SnowMansion #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Arroyo Seco #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Arroyo Seco
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476 State Rd. 150 - Taos Ski Valley Rd. Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
(575) 776-8298

Why we like it

  • A variety of affordable ccommodations from bunks to family rooms and vacation homes
  • Private rooms-Tipis-Cabins-Dorms and Camping available
  • In the Village of Arroyo Seco with shops, galleries and dining
  • Beautiful gardens and greenhouses in summer

What you need to know

  • Dorm style accommodations in some rooms
  • Communal living areas to congregate and cook
  • Some private lodging is available


Walk to Plaza Near Historic District Taos Mountain Views Free Breakfast Walking Distance to Dining Pet Friendly Swimming Pool Spa Services Hot Tub Ski-in / Ski-out Walk to Slopes Shuttle to Slopes


With a stay at SnowMansion Taos Adventure Lodge & Hostel in Arroyo Seco you are located in the heart of one of the quaintest villages in Taos, midway to Taos Ski Valley and the Town of Taos.

  • Taos Plaza 8.9 mi
  • John Dunn Shops 8.8 mi
  • Taos Pueblo 9.4 mi
  • St Francis de Asis Church 12.5 mi
  • Rio Grande Gorge Bridge 12.3 mi
  • Greater World Earthship Community 18 mi
  • Taos Ski Valley 10 mi

Property Amenities


  • Library
  • Pool table
  • Walk to shops and restaurants
  • Billiards or pool table

Internet access in public areas

  • Wireless Internet


  • Free self parking

Property services

  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Families welcome
  • On-site check-in office
  • Pets not allowed
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • Picnic area
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Barbecue grill(s)

Business services

  • Computer station

In-Room Amenities


  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries

Bedding and linens

  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets


  • Garden
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Yard
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dinnerware
  • Dishware and utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Media and electronics

  • Books
  • Free WiFi
  • Games


  • Weekly housekeeping provided


Abominable SnowMansion

104 Reviews #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Arroyo Seco

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Recent Reviews

farahc203 wrote a review on October 10, 2021
Trip Type: Friends getaway

Seriously? High price for summer camp digs.

So there weren’t many options left available for a three day weekend, only a family room at the SnowMansion, which I’ve known about for 20 years but never stayed at. Knew it was previously a hostel...
390tiannak wrote a review on March 14, 2021
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SnowMansion is both a refuge and a nature preserve; a private get-away and a welcoming family. It's affordable, but feels luxurious and, in short, has everything you could hope for in a Southwest...
Jtravels2021 wrote a review on February 22, 2021
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Fav spot to stay!

The SnowMansion is conveniently located in Arroyo Seco, near coffee, snacks, trails, the ski valley and more. It's clean (they're doing a perfect job with covid-safety) and Amu the host is super...



A 50% deposit is required to hold reservation The balance is due at Check-In Valid Government ID and active Credit Card required at Check In. All cancellations must be made by email to snowmansion@gmail.com


For cancellations made 30 days or more (45 days or more for Group Reservations and Holiday Period Reservations) prior to arrival, 20% of the deposit amount will be kept as a cancellation fee. For cancellations made between 15 and 30 days (between 30 and 45 days for Group Reservations and Holiday Period Reservations) prior to arrival the entire 50% deposit will be kept. For cancellations made 14 days or less prior to arrival (30 or less for Group Reservations and Holiday Period Reservations), the full cost of stay will be charged. Holiday Periods are 12/25 - 1/2, March 7th to March19th, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend Please Note: Reduction of the number of people or stay duration is treated as a cancellation for people and/or nights reduced from the reservation.