Kachina Village seems to be the hot new Taos property, located above 10,000 feet elevation in the middle of Carson National Forest. The village subdivision sits on old mining claims that were grandfathered into the national forest, the only place where development can occur. The village, adjacent to the base of the Kachina Quad, will accommodate about 250 families when fully built.
The Bavarian Inn, a luxury lodge and gourmet dining restaurant completed in 1996 as a cornerstone of the development, is currently adding six ski-in/ski-out chalets with architecture that combines traditional mining camp style with Bavarian alpine features. These two- to three-bedroom chalets will range in size when finished from 1,422 to 1,951 square feet and start at $890,000. Chalet owners and renters, as well as guests of the inn, receive exclusive access to the Kachina Quad during early morning.