Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Taos Pueblo, Feast Day, New Mexico Vacation, Casa Escondida B&B



The Taos Pueblo has reopened for the 2013 / 2014 season! The Taos Pueblo is a delightful day trip destination for our guests at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast. Casa Escondida is a Taos area B&B, which is located in historic Chimayo, New Mexico (just 55 minutes south of Taos, on the High Road to Taos). The historic Taos Pueblo is a common New Mexico travel destination, which is situated at the base of the sacred and picturesque Taos Mountain. We you arrive at the Taos Pueblo, take the time to partake in the guided walking tour that is included with your paid entry fee. You will see that not much has changed since the first Spanish explorers arrived there in 1540. This is a great opportunity to learn about the history and the culture of the Taos Pueblo people, many of which are New Mexico artists. You will discover beautiful handcrafted wares (tanned buckskin moccasins, pow wow drums, sculpture, paintings, jewelry, pueblo pottery, beadwork and more). Many of these Pueblo art forms require mastering skills that have been passed down through numerous generations. If you are really fortunate, you may be present for a feast day or possibly observe a ceremonial dance. Remember that these dances are not for entertainment purposes. These are religious ceremonies for the pueblo people. Therefore, it is important that you offer the same respect as you would in your own church or within your own home. The next scheduled ceremonial dance is on May 3rd, 2013. This will be the Santa Cruz Dance. On June 13th, 2013, you can observe the San Antonio Feast Corn Dance. Pueblo feast days and ceremonial dances are held throughout the year.  Your visit to the Taos Pueblo will allow you to step back in time. Taos Pueblo is considered to be the oldest, continuously inhabited community in the United States, having been occupied for over 1000 years! Even the present day structures in the pueblo are estimated to have been built between 1000 – 1450 A.D. Did you know that the Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated as both a “World Heritage Site” AND a "National Historic Landmark"? Their traditions dictate that within the pueblo walls, no electricity or running water is allowed.  Admission to the pueblo is only $10 per person. The pueblo is open 7 days a week, with guided tours starting at 9 AM. So when you think about the things to do in Taos, New Mexico, put the Taos Pueblo visit at the top of your list.You can contact Casa Escondida B&B by phone or visit the Casa Escondida B&B website to check room availability or inquire about a reservation. Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast is a green bed & breakfast that also offers pet-friendly lodging for your New Mexico vacation. We look forward to assisting you with your pueblo adventure, during your stay at our New Mexico bed & breakfast.






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