The Royale

Dorothy Brett

This is a sumptuously appointed two room suite. Climb the private stairway to your own deck which has a beautiful view of Taos Mountain. Enjoy the luxuriously tiled bath with Jacuzzi tub, domed skylight and walk-in shower. Make use of the wet bar and candle Kiva fireplace. The Royale sleeps two in a king sized bed; and can accommodate 4 with 2 twin sleeper sofas.

Deluxe King Suite:  Current lodging rate is $210.00 per night for King bed.  There is a $25 lodging fee per night for additional persons. Two night minimum. Breakfast rate has been separated to reflect a fee of $20 per, which is not taxed and is charged upon booking, if you opt-in for breakfast at the time of booking.    Two night minimum. The inclusive rate is $250.00 per night for 2.  Specify in the comments section if you wish to have breakfast and if you have any food allergies. Taxes, processing and breakfast fee is added to each reservation.

Two night minimum. A one night booking is charged the inclusive rate and must be cleared with our office before booking.   Weekly rate is $1260.00. Monthly rate is $2750.00.


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Touchstone is a house with many different rooms available for you to enjoy. Touchstone’s living room and dining room are communal spaces open during business hours and by appointment. Enjoy writing a postcard or playing the baby grand. Borrow a book, or enjoy Touchstone’s art collection. Sit for a while in front of the fire and let us tell you about the history of the house and our close connection to Lady Dorothy Brett, Mable Dodge and Tony Luhan.

Our Gallery has been called a living watercolor, where the bright light streaming through the skylights and conservatory windows animate the artist’s work. which would have been met with approval from Lady Dorothy Brett knowing her as an artist!

All rooms have a two night minimum and can be booked online.

All rooms at Touchstone have:

  • Private luxury baths with robes
  • Down comforters and pillows – optional non-down available
  • TV
  • Refrigerator and Microwave
  • Coffee maker with fixings – bring your own coffee if you like
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wine glasses and openers
  • Fine art
  • Wireless internet access – we have free wireless internet via fiber optic cable and routers, but bring your own hot spot if you are dependent on being connected; internet cafes are nearby.
  • Two acres to roam with a  tree-house big enough for a camp-out

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Most rooms have private patios and outside entrances. Four rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. Some rooms have traditional, wood burning, Kiva fireplaces; the Royale has a candle Kiva fireplace.

We can configure two, three and four room suites for large parties or families who would love this room as much as Dorothy Brett were she here today.

Dorothy Eugénie Brett (10 November 1883 – 27 August 1977) was a British painter, remembered as much for her social life as for her art. Born into an aristocratic British family, she lived a sheltered early life. During her student years at the Slade School of Art, she associated with Dora Carrington, Barbara Hiles and the Bloomsbury group. Among the people she met was novelist D. H. Lawrence, and it was at his invitation that she moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1924. She remained there for the rest of her life, becoming an American citizen in 1938, Lady Dorothy Brett.