Escape to tranquil Taos, New Mexico this autumn for a once-in-a-lifetime luxury vacation far from your tiresome daily routine. High above the uniquely historic creative arts community of Taos rests the Zen House, a 4,600 square foot adobe-style sanctuary. Autumn is the best time of the year to visit New Mexico’s high desert because this longtime artist community comes to life with music and art festivals. Elite Destination Homes provides guests at the Adobe Zen House with complimentary concierge services to ensure that your stay is as relaxing and pleasant as possible.

The Zen House: Unmatched Beauty and Serenity

The well set Adobe Zen House rests in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain valley, overlooking the city of Taos. The scenic drive to town takes 10 minutes, yet it seems within arms reach from the estate. The property is encircled by emerald mountains and breathtaking unharmed desert wilderness. The interior of this massive adobe palace features hand-carved tables, cabinetry, and furniture with giant horizontal wooden beams on the tall ceilings.

The Zen House was featured on Sweet Retreats, a television program centered on the best vacation homes in the United States. The highlight of the home is the giant atrium complete with a zen garden. Buried deep inside the enclosure is a large crystal which creates a positive resonance. The atrium features a massive retractable glass ceiling, ideal for late-night stargazing. The private outdoor deck is equipped with a year-round eight-person hot tub and a Swedish sauna. Most people who stay here do not want to leave. To learn more about the Zen House, visit our detailed website.

Annual Artistic Fall Festivals

Plan a visit to the Adobe Zen House in autumn and partake in some of New Mexico’s best fall festivals. Witness one of the grandest spectacles on Earth: a hot air balloon rally. Watch dozens of colorful hot air balloons pierce the sky during the annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally in late October. Immerse yourself in local artwork at the annual Taos Fall Arts Fest in late September to examine some of the Southwest’s best sculptures, paintings, photography, and prints. You also don’t want to miss the Taos Wool Festival, Taos Jazz Festival, or the Annual Feast Day at Taos Pueblo.

Historical Sites and Lush New Mexico Wilderness

Taos and the northern New Mexico high desert is steeped in cultural history dating back thousands of years. Taos Pueblo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the U.S. and is believed to have been constructed over 1,000 years ago. Approximately 150 people still live inside of these ancient adobe homes. The Taos Art Museum showcases unique regional Pueblo Native American art as well contemporary work from local artists. The San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos is America’s most photographed and painted church. Outdoor enthusiasts spend multiple days in our vast natural wilderness as the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, Williams Lake, and Rio Grande Gorge provide a seemingly endless playground for hikers, kayakers, and whitewater rafters.