Travel Arrangements, Conference Lodging, Conference Dining & Food
Travel Arrangements from Albuquerque to Taos
One hundred years ago, the journey from Albuquerque to Taos took four days on horseback. Today you’ll spend about two and one-half to three hours in transit. You’ll find standard car rental companies at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
If you would prefer to have someone else do the driving and want to take a shuttle from the Albuquerque International Sunport to Taos on the same day of your arrival, please plan your airline flight so as to arrive in Albuquerque well before 5 p.m.
Here are some shuttle options:
Twin Hearts - 575-751-1201
The schedule is as follows:
Regularly scheduled departures from the Albuquerque Sunport: 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30
Regularly scheduled departures from Taos:
7 a.m. (arrival in ABQ at 9:30 a.m.)
9 a.m. (arrival @ 11:30 a.m.)
11a.m. (arrival @ 1:30 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. (arrival @ 4 p.m.)
One way cost is $50.00/roundtrip is $95.00 - 2012 rates subject to change - please check directly with Twin Hearts.
Twin Hearts are willing to schedule extra shuttles for 3 or more
Please ask for Robert or Mike to make special arrangements.
When you call, please identify yourself as attending the Conference.
www.taosexpress.com for information about getting from Albuquerque to Taos via Santa Fe using the Railrunner and shuttle service.
Shuttle reservations should be made in advance.
Check out the Conference blog here, where participants can connect for rides and lodging, give tips on local attractions and just talk about their experience.
Conference participants need to make their own lodging reservations in Taos.
We’ve arranged Conference room rates with The Sagebrush Inn, Comfort Suites and Quality Inn, all of which are located two miles south of the Plaza in Taos on Paseo del Pueblo Sur. The Sagebrush Inn and Comfort Suites are adjacent to The Sagebrush Inn Conference Center, with the Quality Inn a short drive from the Conference Center. All rooms offer a strong sense of the Southwest and have free high speed Internet access.
Conference-priced accommodation is filling up: The Sagebrush Inn is now fully booked, there are some rooms available at the Comfort Suites (on the premises), and a good number of rooms can be reserved at the Quality Inn (right up the road from the Sagebrush). Contact the Sagebrush Inn now to make your reservation and be sure to say you are with the Conference in order to get your Conference rate.
Conference rates at The Sagebrush Inn, Comfort Suites and Quality Inn apply
to the period Friday, July 12 (after 2 p.m.) through Tuesday, July 23, 2013,
and are guaranteed for reservations made by June 12, 2013. Reservations made
after June 12, 2013 will be made on a space available basis. Be sure to
cancel your reservation on time and keep your cancellation number in the
event you cannot attend the Conference. Cancellation is 14 days prior to the
arrival date in order to avoid a penalty of one night's room rent.
The Sagebrush Inn, a Taos landmark since 1929, houses an impressive collection of Native American rugs, artifacts, and original paintings. Conference rates: $69-$109 (plus tax) per night includes a full breakfast. Pet rooms are available for an additional charge of $7 per night with reservations.
The Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
Telephone: 1.800.428.3626 or 575.758.2254
Comfort Suites offer a more modern décor. Rooms include a workspace designed to accommodate laptops plus a small refrigerator and microwave. Conference rate: $89 (plus tax) per night includes a full breakfast.
Comfort Suites, 1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
Quality Inn features hand carved Mexican furniture and an extensive collection of art. Many rooms have a microwave and refrigerator. Conference rate: $69 (plus tax) per night includes a full breakfast.
Quality Inn, 1043 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM, 87571
For more information on these accommodations, go to www.sagebrushinn.com. Remember to mention you have registered as a participant at the 2013 Taos Summer Writers’ Conference when you book your room to receive the Conference rate.
A reminder: July is high season in Taos which is a very popular tourist destination, so make your reservations as soon as possible.
Conference Dining & Food
Dining is an important chance to get together, and you’ll find lunch and dinner during your stay to be a pleasant mix of arranged events and opportunities to sample interesting restaurants in and around Taos. Weeklong participants and faculty will enjoy a Buffet Dinner & Opening Ceremonies on Sunday evening, July 15. Weeklong and weekend participants and faculty will come together for a Social with Cash Bar and complimentary finger food on Friday evening, July 20. Weekend participants and faculty will enjoy a special Breakfast and Opening Ceremonies on Saturday morning, July 21, as well as a Social with Cash Bar and complimentary finger food on Saturday evening, July 21.
These meals are included in your Conference registration fee.
Breakfast is included with lodging at The Sagebrush Inn, Comfort Suites and Quality Inn.
The Sagebrush Inn also offers an optional, reasonably priced buffet lunch on their beautiful patio each day during the Conference.