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Cute, quaint and far removed from town. No coffee or tea maker in room, no refrigerator. Breakfast served at 8:00. We had to go out for earlier coffee. The bed was fine, but the shower was 3' by 3' - so not much room.

Things that you need to know, before booking... This is in the style of an old motor lodge type dwelling. No air conditioning. Small portable fan in room to provide air circulation. Bars on the rear facing windows prevent the windows to fully open to allow air flow. Exceedingly small shower. VERY firm pillows. Considerably outside of the town of Taos. The best part of this establishment, is the hosts ~ They were very kind and welcoming.

We stayed at beautiful, quaint Inn on the Rio four nights and, as always, rested well, enjoyed the pool and spa, and were spoiled by the delicious breakfasts every morning. We always stay at the Inn when we visit Taos, and appreciate the clean, decorative adobe style rooms, the efforts the hosts, Jules and Robert, make to accommodate our needs, and the oasis the Inn provides every vacation there! We always go to Ojo Caliente to soak in the mineral pools and in the summers often hire a fishing guide/boat for excellent trout fishing at Eagles Nest Lake, below Angelfire ski resort. We love visiting Taos and the Inn on the Rio is a big reason why!

What a great find! Cute and comfortable with everything you need! Our room was lovely, clean, and spacious. Bedding and towels were very nice. There is a pool surrounded by beautiful flowers as well as a hot tub. Robert and Julie were terrific; very helpful in planning our time in Santa Fe. Breakfast was absolutely delicious-the bacon was fantastic. Hope to return someday.

We stayed here over the weekend and loved it. Very friendly staff and excellent breakfast. The hot tub was nice on a snowy night. It was very quiet and peaceful and they have an awesome dog names stormy.

This is a small bed and breakfast. The outside of the building is really cute. The owners, Robert and Jules are very helpful. Jules is a great cook and we had three delicious breakfasts. I’d certainly go back again.

We spent 2 nights here exploring Taos. Our hosts were most welcoming and the breakfast tasty...including homemade bread!. The room was small, but adequate and the bed was so comfy. We had a lovely stay and loved spending time enjoying the art of Taos.

Stayed here for one night and was delighted. Rooms are small—as are most old, adobe-type places in New Mexico—but very comfortable. The setting is lovely: a bit out of downtown Taos on Kit Carson Road (Hwy 64), nestled among a stand of cottonwoods and aspens, which were starting to show their fall colors. (Might be hot in summer months with no a/c but quite nice in fall.) Outdoor hot tub was very nice, with subtle lighting. Breakfast was superlative, freshly prepared by the friendly owners/proprietors. A quiet, serene place with lots of New Mexico charm.

The owners have tried to position this as a boutique b&b and charge accordingly. It’s an old motel with no a/c out in the boondocks. Terrible beds and pillows, electric and plumbing wouldn’t pass code inspection, bugs in the bathroom, shower goes between scalding and freezing when the people next door flush the toilet. Worst was no a/c; got no sleep because it was sweltering in July. Robert was friendly, Jules was snarky and insulting. When I asked for a bulb because the old floor lamp wouldn’t come on, she said “ let me check it”. She reached behind the couch, finally got it to come on and triumphantly and rudely said “ you have to plug it in”. No, for $170 a night I shouldn’t have to move the couch and plug things in to see in your dingy room. I later found 2 other sockets in room 4 that are loose in the wall and plugs fall out of the socket. This place is a one star and should be $60 not $160.

This is an aged motel property that describes itself as an inn on a river. There is no river and it is too far from downtown Taos to be convenient. It’s across from a cement or gravel company. The surrounding fields look like a prior war zone ! The owners obviously have budgetary issues and have not invested in AC. The rooms are hot and uncomfortable. I had to leave the place and drive back to my Santa Fe home at 9:30 pm I was so miserable and couldn’t sleep. There is no portable refrigerator in the room. To get ice you have to go ask at the front office as there is no ice Ms home. This property is very overpriced and is basically a modest hotel without any modern conveniences. Avoid completely especially in Summer. I paid $166 and should have paid $49. When I requested my money be refunded the next day after returning home the owner lady refused.

East Kit Carson Road Taos NM

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Inn on the Rio is located within a mile (2 km) of Carson National Forest and Kit Carson Home and Museum. This 12-room, 3-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay.


The 12 rooms are individually decorated and have furnished patios and desks. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

At Inn on the Rio, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Classic Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Traditional Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 206 reviews

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