Best Home Furnishings Best Place to Buy Floor Coverings Best Local Rock Shop Taos Gems and Minerals 637 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-3910 Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle Dan’s Carpet Tile and Window Coverings taos-gems-minerals.business.site 815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-7730 Taos Gems and Minerals is the oldest store of its kind in town. This well-established, family-operated treasure trove opened more than 45 years ago. The shop offers beautiful minerals and related items – such as dishes carved from fossil-filled rocks – and a healthy selection of jewelrymaking supplies. One reviewer said it all: “Everything you can imagine if you are an artist using gems and minerals. Fun place to browse and nice pieces for sale. Very knowledgeableknowledgable owner, good prices.” 7237 State Highway 518, Ranchos de Taos (575) 758-2420 mattressmary.com danscarpetandfloors.com Mary Domito (aka “Mattress Mary”) M began her business life in Taos by opening Sleep Sanctuary in 2004 with a mission of offering a warm, friendly sleep shop in an otherwise rather nondescript industry. Sixteen years later she’s expanded to two home furnishings and mattress stores in Taos and another in Alamosa, CO. Established in 1988, Dan’s is consistently ranked at the top among Best of Taos voters when it comes to all things for floors and windows, having won the honor 10 years in a row. Why Dan’s? Expert advice, professional staff, courteous and reliable service, large selection and reasonable prices that are comparable to big-box stores. Dan and his staff are a pro’s pro. Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle Mattress Mary’s Taos Lifestyle Larry Martinez Jewelry Taos Rockers Vargas Tile Company 710C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-0800 229A Camino del la Placita, Taos (575) 758-2326 4114 State Road 68, Ranchos de Taos (575) 758-5986 taoslifestyle.com taosrockers.com vargastile.com Best Place to Buy a Mattress Best Place to Ship a Package Best Local Jeweler Larry Martinez Jewelers 822 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-4169 Mattress Mary’s Mountain Lifestyle 9- 5 Ship and Print 925 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 751-1313 larrymartinezjeweler.com 815 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-7730 In a town known for its many talented artists, Larry Martinez consistently tops the jewelry mountain. He is best known for his complex, museum-quality pieces that are “inspired by Native America,” he says. Exhibited in museums around the country, Martinez also has an impressive selection of vintage pieces. 9to5taos.com mattressmary.com When needing to carefully package and mail a treasured heirloom or that special gift, which may have taken several hours searching to find, Taoseños say they turn to tried-and-true 9-5 Ship and Print. A box full of pottery chards that was once a whole pot? Bad. USPS, DHL and FedX? Good. You don’t use the moniker “Mattress Mary” if you don’t know a thing or two about a good night’s sleep. For more on Mattress Mary, see the previous listing. Mattress Mary’s Taos Lifestyle Maria Samora 824 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 751-7103 United States Postal Service 710C Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-0800 318 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos; (800) 275-8777 • 110 Bertha Street, Taos; (575) 758-2081 • 4 San Francisco Road, Ranchos de Taos (800) 275-8777 mariasamora.com taoslifestyle.com tools.usps.com 36 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS
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