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Meet Your Innkeepers


Hacienda del Sol is a family run Bed & Breakfast. Gerd and Luellen Hertel purchased the Inn back in 2006. Their daughter, Erika, with her husband, Mark, moved to Taos in May 2011 to manage the Inn.

Gerd has been a gourmet Chef for the last 40 years. He was the Executive Chef for Hyatt Regency Hotels, Ritz Carlton Hotels, the Corporate Executive Chef for Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise lines. Today he is a Consultant for Royal Carribean Cruise Line and has opened several Restaurants on award winning "Allure and Oasis of the Seas." At the Hacienda del Sol, Gerd offers cooking classes to our guests. Please see our specials page for more information.

Luellen has been a Cruise Director internationally for educational programs for over 30 years. She still spends time at Sea but is very active at the Hacienda del Sol. Even though it was her Husband’s dream to own and run a Bed and Breakfast, she has fallen in love with Taos and the Inn lifestyle. You will often find her in the gardens or decorating the rooms.

Erika and Mark moved to Taos from London, England, Mark's home country. They met backpacking in New Zealand while working at a hostel in the North Island. Mark has enjoyed training in the kitchen with Gerd, and assists him in creating delicious breakfasts served every morning at the Hacienda. Erika, a Graphic Designer, appreciates the artistic side of Taos, as well as the social nature of innkeeping.

Innkeeper in Training

Meet Brogan, our newest addition to the Hacienda del Sol Family, born September 2nd, 2014!

Innkeeper in training at Hacienda del Sol in Taos, New Mexico
Innkeeper in training at Hacienda del Sol in Taos, New Mexico

Hacienda del Sol
109 Mabel Dodge Ln
Taos, NM  87571


Welcome to our Taos Bed and Breakfast

This Luxury Taos, New Mexico Bed and Breakfast, Hacienda del Sol, offers you lodging and breathtaking views of Taos Mountain right from your door. Hacienda del Sol owners Gerd and Luellen Hertel invite you to come stay in one of the Hacienda's twelve beautifully appointed rooms and suites. At our romantic B&B, breathtaking views, historical relevance and intimate privacy fuse with the relaxing and healing energy of Taos. Located just a mile north of the Taos Historic Plaza, right behind the popular Love Apple Restaurant, we provide luxury accommodations for your next vacation. Hearty home-cooked breakfasts and afternoon sweets are served daily at the inn. All rooms have private baths with hand-painted Mexican Talavera sinks and tiles. Some of the more exclusive rooms include a private Jacuzzi Hot Tub and steam room.

Relax at night in the outdoor Hot Tub under the stars with Taos Mountain as your view. Taos Hacienda del Sol Bed and Breakfast consists of four adobe buildings with the original structure dating back to 1804. Situated on 1.2 acres, the Hacienda backs onto 95 thousand acres of Taos Pueblo land. Taos Mountain, considered sacred by the Pueblo Indians, provides a commanding backdrop to the Hacienda's expansive gardens and secluded tranquility.