Separate from the main building, the Spud Johnson Room was once the carriage house and is decorated in a Western cowboy motif. There is a queen bed, two large comfortable chairs, kiva fireplace, a saltillo tile floor and a private bath with a large, tiled shower. ADA compliant, it is adjacent to the parking area. Features include a portal with a brick floor and a red willow bench for enjoying the gardens and a fountain. Willard "Spud" Johnson was the writer and editor of The Laughing Horse, and was Bynner's secretary/companion before he was lured to Taos by Mabel Dodge Lujan.
"Entirely Unique Experience"
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012
"I've been returning to this Inn for the past fifteen years. It's become an eagerly anticipated ritual, like putting on a comfortable pair of old slippers and relaxing with old friends. Robert and Ralph are past-masters at creating a warm and welcoming environment, not only with the Inn's essentially unique characteristics and amenities, but also with endlessly stimulating conversation and surprising clientele. It's always great fun, and I wouldn't dream of missing the experience.
"Spud" is our favorite, for its privacy."
Roy - California