Road Trip

Road trip diary: Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, NM

After White Sands we headed straight north towards Taos. Taos is truly one of my favorite towns I’ve ever been to and consistently go back to because I can picture myself living there. One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to imagine my life living like the locals. Taos is so easy to do that with because the culture and beauty is astounding.

Where to stay in Taos

There are a ton of hotels and campgrounds available. I used the app dyrt to find our accommodations…. I may be biased but I think we stayed in the COOLEST place. This has been the most responded to posts I’ve had since creating my blog…. so here you go, the moment you all have been waiting for!

Hotel Luna Mystica

Imagine this: a FULL view of the southern Rockies/ San Juan mountain range surrounded by the cutest vintage trailers you have ever seen. You aren’t dreaming, it’s real. I seriously cannot believe I stumbled upon this totally beautiful spot.

Some things to know:

1. The location

Okay wow, this is in such a great spot in Taos. Not only do you get the full mountain range view, but you are only a few miles away from the Rio Grande Bridge, the earth houses community, free hot springs on the Rio Grande, and downtown Taos. Do I even need to say more?

2. Accommodation options

So obviously the big deal is to stay in one of the vintage trailers. This was one of our splurges of the trip. We stayed in the cheapest one, the Pollux, for $85 a night. We only stayed one night because even though this is a pretty good deal, I’m still ballin on a budget over here.

I would STRONGLY suggest staying in this trailer if it’s only you and one other person (it’s pretty small). This is because the price is decent, but it’s mostly because this trailer has the best view hands down than the other trailers. So many people came and set up their chairs near our trailer because of this.

If it’s more than you and your pal coming along, there are multiple options to book much larger trailers. You can even book Pollux and it’s twin, Dennis, that share a porch! Some of the ones I looked at can sleep a ridiculous amount of people… The trailers are all within a small area of each other, so you can totally book more than one trailer and make a big party out of it! We saw about 5 booked by a group of friends celebrating someone’s 30th birthday.

Trailer reservations need to be made as far in advance as possible. The whole place was booked both nights we were there.

If your pockets are hurting thinking about renting the trailers, I GET IT! Like I said, we only stayed one night in a trailer. The cool thing about this trailer park is you can camp here too. They have a huge area that anyone can camp in for 10 dollars a person. Personally, I stick to free camping, but you can’t beat the views, location, and amenities. It’s worth the ten dollars.

Our prime camping spot! Just as good of views as the trailer.

3. Bathrooms/outhouses

Even if you plan to stay in a trailer, listen up. The trailer showers are super small and the bathrooms are very close quarters if you catch my drift… (my boyfriend did). So even though you have a private bathroom, you might still find yourself using the outhouses. Y’all… THEY ARE SO NICE! This is a huge reason we stayed another night in the camping section. They have private outdoor showers and then two private toilets with showers. These are not your typical campground toilets, they are super nice.

4. The Trailers

As I mentioned, I stayed in the Pollux. I took some pictures of our sweet lil home and I’ll drop below! Our trailer came with cups, mugs, silverware, a pot, coffee, tea, sugar, a French press, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, two towels, paper towels, toilet paper, and a wash cloth. The trailers all come with a porch, seating, and fire pits (make sure there isn’t a fire ban). I’m pretty sure this is standard, but the larger ones might come with more. I’d suggest bringing a few more cooking pots and pans if you plan on cooking!

This bed was SO COMFY!
Can’t beat that dinner view!

5. Bring your kids and dogs!

There were more kids and dogs at this place than adults. All the dogs (and kids) were off leash running around playing. It was so cute. As long as your furry friend plays well with others, bring em along and don’t worry about a leash!

6. The Brewery

One of the things I was most excited about is the awesome Taos Mesa Brewery right on the property that had beer, music, and food. Unfortunately, the brewery had a fire a few weeks before we went. When we were there they were working really hard to reopen it! Be sure to check this place out if you are lucky enough to be there when it opens.

I feel like I’m always going to finish my blogs like this but… just a reminder… you are a guest! Don’t forget to clean up after yourself and be respectful. 💗

You can view the trailers and book through the website below!


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