Welcome to the Columbine Inn & Conference Center located in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. The Columbine Inn is locally owned and operated by Paul & Susie Geilenfeldt. We purchased the lodge in 1999 after quitting our jobs and pursuing our dream of owning a mountain lodge in a world-class ski resort. We had stayed at the Columbine Inn numerous times prior to purchasing it and one day started talking with the previous owner. We found he was nearing retirement and was interested in selling the lodge. It happened so fast we really didn't have time to think about it. We quit our stable jobs, sold our house, purchased the lodge with our life savings and moved from Albuquerque to Taos Ski Valley. We knew nothing about the hotel business, but our philosophy is the same as what we look for when staying at a hotel; treat the customer right, provide great customer service, provide a clean and comfortable room at a reasonable price, provide a unique experience, and continuously update the property. We still practice that philosophy today.
It also helps to have a pristine, mountain setting. We would visit the Taos area for the world-class skiing, crowd-free hiking, low key atmosphere and incredible beauty. The Taos mountains provide an endless supply of outdoor recreation, but the area has a very relaxed feel that allows you to truly unwind.
We sincerely appreciate everyone's business and we look forward to seeing our guests year after year.
Thank you for your business,
Paul & Susie Geilenfeldt
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