A secluded country inn, rich with history, in Chimayo. Organic breakfasts served daily, eco-friendly adobe environment, outdoor hot tub & fire pit. visit site »
52 miles south of Taos; Elevation: 6,075 ft; Population: 2,924.
Founded near the end of the 17th century by Spanish settlers in a fertile valley nourished by the Santa Cruz River and protected by the surrounding foothills. The settlers became experts in farming, stock raising and wool weaving. The descendants of those early settlers are still expert in many of the traditions.
Chimayó is famous for high-quality weaving, red chili, horse and sheep raising, and fruit orchards. Chimayó is also note for its traditional Hispanic and Tewa Indian arts, including wood carving, retablos, bultos, tin working, the weaving of colchas, and pottery.
Chimayo is the site of El Santuario de Chimayo, also known as the Lourdes of America., One of the thirteen most visited spiritual shrines in the world, El Santuario is visited by thousands of spiritual pilgrims each year.
Photo: Santuario de Chimayo on Palm Sunday weekendVisit the Chimayo website