Adventure Girl’s August Green Award Goes To…
El Monte Sagrado – Taos, New Mexico
So…What aboutÂ ‘um?
Amidst the mystical beauty of Taos, New Mexico, El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spaâ„¢ offers a secluded sanctuary in harmony with the Earth. Experience exquisite accommodations inspired by Native American and global culture and a dramatic art collection graced by world-famous artists. Visit the AAA Four-Diamond award-winning De la Tierra restaurant for cuisine that will enliven your day. Experience the extraordinary treatments of the Living Spaâ„¢ designed to heal mind, body and spirit, or simply meditate in the Sacred Circle among towering trees and waterfalls, and breathe in the tranquility.
El Monte Sagrado, well-known as a leader in alternative energy, blends its commitment to sustainability with a setting of indulgent luxury.Â· Â Zagat Survey – Rated #3 of the Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas Â· Â CondÃ© Nast Traveler Gold List Â· Â Portovert Magazine – Top “Eco-Savvy” Wedding Ceremony/Reception and Honeymoon Resorts Â· Â CondÃ© Nast Traveler Magazine – Reader’s Choice Awards Â· Â Travel + Leisure – Top 15 to Watch For Â· Â Spa Magazine – Top 10 Great Mind/Body Retreats Â· Â CondÃ© Nast Traveler Magazine – Top 100 Hot Hotels Â· Â CondÃ© Nast Johansens -Most Excellent Spa Hotel Â· Â CondÃ© Nast Traveler Magazine – Top 66 Hot Tables Â· Â Wine Spectator Magazine Award
Stef says…”Need I say more???”
Activities- How Cool!
Taosâ€™ majestic mountain landscape creates outstanding recreational opportunities, from hiking and air ballooning to the world-class alpine skiing of Taos Ski Valley topping out at 11,800 feet. Whether you prefer championship golf or a peaceful day of fly fishing, thereâ€™s something for everyone. Their concierge will gladly assist with all of your plans. Fly Fishing, Rafting, Hot Air Balooning, Mountain Biking, Canoeing& Kayaking, Mountain/Rock Climbing, World-class downhill/cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, golf, swimming, birdwatching, Llama trekking, sightseeing, cooking classes, wine tastings! WOW!
What they say, Why they are Green!
We take actions to:the BiolariumÂ® blooms with plants, fruits and herbs used at the resort, thier “Living Spa” spa products include natural products that are as good for the environment as they are for you.Â Taosâ€™ rich Native American heritage, which displays a profound respect for the land.
It is in this spirit that El Monte Sagrado follows a philosophy of sustainability and ecological awareness, honoring the environment with a way of life that has existed for thousands of years. Similarly, the resortâ€™s unique art collection and respect for nature is a reflection of Taosâ€™ cultural atmosphere. From the Sacred Circleâ€™s protected space and the Living Machineâ€™s recycling of water to the unique BiolariumÂ®, El Monte Sagrado celebrates, embraces and respects the natural world.
Just like the word itself, a Biolarium is the unique creation of Dharma Living Systems.â„¢ It is a space defined by bringing the outdoors indoors, a place where both plants and people enjoy the benefits of each other. This holistically designed structure incorporates water, plants and rock formations into a self-sustaining eco-environment with help from The Living MachineÂ®. Dharma Living Systems (DLS) is a group of architects, engineers and ecologists specializing in the holistic integration of water, energy and green building systems. Always searching for “the better way,” they use ecological science to plan, analyze and design urban architecture and sustainable natural paradises. The Living MachineÂ® exemplifies El Monte Sagrado’s philosophy. By treating and recycling the water used with natural filters and purifiers (and without harsh chemicals), it is able to sustain a lush fertile environment that promotes life. This in turn creates a garden-like paradise that is the perfect setting to rejuvenate the spirit.