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Meet the Hacienda del Sol Family


Hacienda del Sol is a family owned and operated bed and breakfast in Taos, New Mexico. Gerd and Luellen Hertel purchased the historic property Inn in 2006, and along with their daughter Erika and son-in-law Mark, manage the operations and are often on site visiting with guests, gardening, and maintaining the property. 

Gerd, a gourmet chef for over 40 years, has worked as Executive Chef for Hyatt Regency Hotels, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and as Corporate Executive Chef for Norwegian and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Today he is a Consultant for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and has opened several restaurants on the award-winning "Allure and Oasis of the Seas." At Hacienda del Sol, Gerd offers cooking classes to guest groups. Please inquire for more information.

For over 30 years, Luellen has worked as an international cruise director and offered educational programs to travelers. She still spends time at sea but is very active at the Hacienda del Sol. Although it was Gerd's dream to own and operate a bed and breakfast, she has fallen in love with Taos and the innkeeping lifestyle. Please say hi to her if you see her in the gardens or on the property!

Erika and Mark moved to Taos from London, England, Mark's home country. They met while backpacking in New Zealand while working at a hostel on the North Island. At Hacienda del Sol, Mark trained in the kitchen under Gerd, while Erika, a graphic designer, loves serving and socializing with guests. They have one son, Brogan, a daughter, Heidi, and just welcomed Twin Girls! Lotte and Elsie were born in July 2019.

Jim and Pam are the new on site managers from California. They are delighting our guests with fun stories, a great breakfast, and excellent customer service. 

Hacienda del Sol
PO Box 177
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.

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