Why Truchas?

So many reasons…

Deep in the hear of New Mexico, nestled in mountains, Truchas is a place to go to re-calibrate. To escape stress, city noise, traffic, and everyday worries. To paint, read, walk, think, and spend time with loved ones.

What do you do here? Whatever you want.

view of meadow and mountains

Kick-start a business or re-energize a corporate team. Truchas has everything you could want for your next business conference or company retreat. Whether the aim is team building or strategic planning, our center has the facilities as well as a unique and stunning location. Go from focused work sessions straight to afternoons of outdoor activities or luxurious rest & relaxation. Bring your own chef to look after you or cater the event from local suppliers.

Draft your next short story. Follow in the footsteps of the many great artists, past and contemporary, who have chosen North Central New Mexico as their base for its inspirational mix of peacefulness and majesty. Truchas is a favorite of poets and writers, and not just because of our 10,000-volume library. The center has more than enough space to allow group members to undertake individual work undisturbed, yet boasts excellent facilities for shared sessions.

Free your inner artist. Sit on the porch at sunset and watch the sun paint the mountains red. The landscape surrounding Truchas would inspire a painter at any skill level to new heights. Why not put together a painting workshop or retreat that includes the annual High Road Art Tour—or your own version of it? Our rich culture and its creative output of sculpture, paintings, photography, pottery, weaving, jewelry, and crafts are sure to inspire you.

fresh vegetables from the farmers market

Explore the regional cuisine, hands-on style. Try your hand at cooking green chile stew with fresh produce from the farmer’s market. The gourmet kitchen at Truchas is the ideal setting for a food-lovers’ retreat, a fine cooking workshop, or simply a meal your family will never forget.

Reconnect with your family. Truchas is an ideal place for a family reunion. Come with your entire family and enjoy the calm and peace of the land. The gourmet kitchen is ideal to cook a hearty meal for the family as the Grandpa reads to kids in the library. Come and make some memories with your entire family!

Have your dream destination wedding. Truchas makes an idyllic location for a destination wedding. The inspiring landscape, blue skies and the beautiful mountain peaks provide Truchas with natural beauty like no other place. All this beauty provides a good backdrop for an excellent wedding album!

Listen to the yipping of the coyotes at dawn. The birds are not the only wild things greeting the stunning morning scenery of North Central New Mexico—though you will find plenty to delight over if bird-watching is a passion of yours. Our state boasts one of the richest lists of resident birds in the nation; around 500 all told. But songbirds share the region with many other animals, from muskrats and turtles to coyotes, deer, and bighorn sheep.

At Truchas, the choices are endless and all yours.