One of the premiere properties in the state, the "Sacred Mountain" resort was opened in 2003 and greatly expanded in 2007. It kept its original eco-friendly focus, with a lush landscape full of flowing water (recycled, of course) that's centered on a tranquil "Sacred Circle" of grass and trees. Accommodations range from standard Taos Mountain rooms to small self-contained casitas to three kinds of suites, including eight with two levels and two bedrooms. The interior design is just as varied, drawing inspiration everywhere from the Southwest and South America to Morocco and Tibet. The suites are the real draws here, almost over-the-top in terms of luxury and style—think wet bar, kiva fireplace, huge bathrooms, and décor that would make Indiana Jones jealous. Some of the other rooms, though, aren't quite up to the prices El Monte Sagrado is asking.