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You’re ready to enjoy your Sipapu vacation. But what do you need to know to maximize your mountain getaway? Check out this handy guide featuring five steps to your best vacation ever. If you want more tips than you can count on one hand, or if you siimply want some additional details, the friendly Sipapu staff can’t wait to talk to you about our alpine resort.

say yesWhen you get down to it, isn’t vacation all about saying yes to new and awesome experiences? Well, we’ve got you covered. 


Say yes to adventure with a day spent on the mountain, or exploring nearby Taos. Give in and grab a legendary Sipa-Burger at Riverside Cafe, and follow it up with Sue’s Famous Homemade Fudge. No matter which way you slice it, there’s no shortage of ways to way yes to fun at Sipapu.





disconnect 2To really enjoy everything Sipapu has to offer, turn off your electronics when you pass the famous red barn. 

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Sipapu was founded on the premise that families and friends should spend quality time connecting with each other. That’s why we don’t have TV or internet here (although cell service is typically available).We believe the best entertainment is the kind you make together. Whether you learn to master a new skill, or teach someone in your family a familiar one, we guarantee that every day will end with plenty of stories.




reconnect fWhen you disconnect from the outside world, you reconnect with those around you and really experience Sipapu’s motto: Family Friendly, Family Fun. 

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Have a heart to heart with your kids on the banks of the Rio Pueblo, or step back in time by checking out a free board game. And, of course, there are loads of free events happening all season long. The best vacations are those you make lifelong memories on…together.






do as locals fEven if they wanted to, the locals would have a hard time keeping all of their local haunts a secret.


Between historical theaters, wineries, hot springs and more, it’s no wonder that Lloyd and Olive Bolander chose this area to found Sipapu back in 1952. Explore hundreds of miles of nearby trails on ATVs, snowshoes, llamas, or horseback. Plus, with Taos only 20 miles away, you’ll be hard pressed to run out of ideas. 






take a breath fSipapu is nestled in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s a true mountain getaway that just might take your breath away. 

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Breathe deeply before your first run or hike of the day. Nap to the sound of the Rio Pueblo running right past the lodge. Watch for wildlife. There’s a whole mountain just waiting to be explored! They don’t call it The Great Outdoors for nothing. 





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