Welcome back to a new week! How was your weekend? Little Miss and I saw ‘Last Christmas,’ at a new theatre in town, then came home and put up a few more decorations throughout the house. We’re officially in the spirit!!
My plan was to keep the Fall Porch for Thanksgiving, but all the plants and pumpkins bit the dust in last week’s freeze! I guess that means full-blown Christmas everywhere now?! #darn
Today I’m excited to share one of the coolest properties we’ve ever stayed on our travels… Cielo Taos Bed & Breakfast. The term ‘bed & breakfast’ in my mind is usually associated with quaint Victorian houses with creaky floors and too-close quarters, but this place is pretty much the exact opposite! In fact, it looked almost too good to be true online, and I was skeptical booking it.
But as it turns out, it’s everything it shows to be, and more! A sprawling 11,000 square foot property on 30 private acres, Cielo Taos sits high on the Arroyo Hondo Mesa with sweeping views, fiery sunsets, and absolute peace and quiet.
The property has three huge suites (ours was 1200-sq feet!), with large lounging areas and fireplaces throughout. You’re greeted with a glass of wine and crackling fire, and the nicest staff who are incredibly knowledgeable about Taos town and all the surrounding area has to offer.
It’s the perfect home base for Taos Ski Valley, and Taos Village (with lots of great restaurants and shops) is a short 10-minute drive. We loved the property so much, we spent more time here than actually exploring the area though! We started our day with their huge homemade breakfast and extended coffee-time by the fire, and always made sure to be back by sunset.
Watching the sky turn fiery red, orange, and finally a dusky pink was my favorite part… followed by their big bonfire! And ohmygosh, the stars you see out there!! We saw several shooting stars, and even the Milky Way is clearly visible.
We befriended the owner, Cynthia… and her sweet pup, and loved hearing how she’s spent the last two years overhauling this place! She’s filled it with decor and art she’s collected from all over, and created a truly special spot. She envisions it as a retreat for families or bridal parties, which would be so fun!
All the art is for sale, too… I really wanted this beauty.
Everywhere in Taos is casual and cozy, and my outfits fluctuated between pajamas and leggings. This sherpa jacket was perfect for lounging around the house, and out-and-about. These fuzzy socks are so silky soft, and would make a great little gift or stocking stuffer.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS jacket and S pajama pants.
Oh yeah, did I mention Cielo Taos has a full-size indoor pool and solarium?! It’s crazy… huge suite, giant breakfasts, incredible property and views… and our room was under $150!! Surely these rates won’t last long?!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS sweater and size 2 leggings.
I kept it casual, but cozy for dinners in town… these leggings and tunic sweater on repeat! Swapping the boots for flats gave the combo a different look.
There is so much character in this charming and sprawling bed and breakfast, it was hard to leave! It was so cozy, I could sit by those fires in my pajamas all day! And for all my fellow cozy lovers, I’ve rounded up some fun gift ideas.
Nordstrom makes it so easy to browse gifts, with categories for everyone on your list, and broken down by budget. You an earn bonus bucks on all purchases through tomorrow, too.
one. Cozy Top & Jogger Set // two. Pom Pom Beanie Hat
three. Barefoot Dreams Leopard Throw // four. Wood Serving Tray
five. Diffuser // six. Notebook Set
seven. Puppy Mug // eight. Capri Candle
nine. Cashmere Sweater // ten. Popcorn Retractable Bowl
I started a Sugarplum Gift Guides page to keep everything in one spot for you, and I will update it as we add new ones. You can access it anytime from this graphic in my sidebar. Up next is a Teen’s Gift Guide… what else do you want to see?
*All photos taken on our iPhone and edited with ColorStory. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and cozy sessions are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*