Located halfway between Taos and Taos Ski Valley, the Adobe and Stars B&B (www.taosadobe.com) is simply brimming with southwestern charm. This pueblo style property is decorated with traditional furniture and regional art, and the guest rooms feature high-beamed ceilings and traditional kiva fireplaces. And you just can’t beat the spectacular mountain and mesa views from the large windows, decks and patios which dot the property.
Access is good at this eight-room inn too, with barrier-free access to the front door via a level sidewalk, and a wide door which leads into the accessible lobby. Parking is located in the back of the inn on a gravel area, but it’s best to unload the car from the drop-off area in the front, as that’s the most accessible route.
The Pegasus Room, which is located near the lobby, features wide front and back doors, good pathway access, and a tile floor for easy wheeling. It’s furnished with a king-sized bed with wheelchair access on both sides.
The tiled bathroom is equipped with a roll-in shower with a built-in shower bench, grab bars and a hand-held showerhead. The toilet grab bars are located on the back and right walls (as seated), and the bathroom also has a roll-under sink with an accessible angled mirror. It’s a very spacious bathroom, with a full five-foot turning radius, and it’s certainly roomy enough to accommodate even the largest wheelchair or scooter.
There is also level access to the small back patio, but there is a one-inch lip down to the gravel parking area. That’s the only real access shortfall at this property, but if you are traveling with someone you can always have them bring the car around to the front. That said if you are flying solo, and can’t manage the lip, this property probably won’t work for you.
On the plus side, the back patio is a nice place to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the sunset. And because of the remote location, there’s not a lot of light pollution, so it’s a good spot to take in the night sky.
Additionally, there’s good wheelchair access to the dining room, where guests are treated to a full hot breakfast. The adjacent lobby – which is the site of the get acquainted happy hour – is equally accessible.
Bottom line – the property has a spacious and comfortable accessible room, and the southwestern architecture and furnishings really help set the mood for a visit to the historic Taos Pueblo.