Bed and breakfasts are ideal when you want the comfort of home, without the associated chores. They’re more intimate than hotels and most are brimming with charm. In addition to whipping up a delectable breakfast, those who run B&Bs are often a helpful resource, providing information and tips about the area. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, a girlfriends getaway, or attending a wedding or family reunion, there’s a New Mexico bed and breakfast that’s right for you. Here are 10 excellent ones to get you started:
1. Mauger Estate B&B, 701 Roma Avenue NW,
When you think of B&Bs, the Mauger Estate is the kind of charming establishment that springs to mind. Despite renovations, this Victorian home has retained many of its original features and earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The eight guest rooms each have their own vibe and one even comes equipped with a doggie door and fenced side yard! As an added bonus, its location within Albuquerque couldn’t be better.
2. The Madeleine Inn B&B,
106 E Faithway Street,
The Madeleine is housed in a quaint Queen Anne-style building, an uncommon find in New Mexico. Constructed by a railroad tycoon in the 1880s, the property now offers seven cozy rooms, several of which have four-poster beds. This is the place to come if you want to be pampered. From a food perspective, the day starts with a lavish breakfasts, to be followed later by afternoon cookies, and a wine and cheese hour. Absolute Nirvana, the on-site spa, is staffed by master-level therapists who will melt away any remaining tension you have.
3. Casa de Rosie, 2140 Calle Del Norte, Las Cruces
This warm and welcoming B&B is convenient to Mesilla Plaza and its surrounding restaurants and stores. There are only a few rooms available, which ensures that your stay will be peaceful. Unexpected amenities include a pecan orchard out front and a gorgeous courtyard.
4. Hacienda Vargas, 1431 Highway 313, Algodones
If you want to elope but don’t fancy a trip to Nevada, this is the place to come; Hacienda Vargas has an on-site adobe chapel. Even those who aren’t celebrating their big day can appreciate the romantic atmosphere created by the private Jacuzzis (in some rooms) and Kiva fireplaces. The gourmet breakfasts here prepare you for a day exploring either Albuquerque or Santa Fe – the B&B lies between both cities.
5. Inn at the Delta,
243 N Paseo De Onate, Espanola
Rooms at this family-run establishment manage to be both large (600 to 700 square feet) and homey thanks to Kiva fireplaces. The wood furniture in the B&B's ten suites is crafted by local artisans, which lends an added personal touch to the accommodations.
6. Inn on Broadway, 411 W Broadway Street, Silver City
Located in the historic heart of Silver City, this adorable B&B boasts four large guest rooms. The property is designed to be relaxing and guests are free to wander through the garden or simply kick back on the porch swing.
7. Old Taos Guesthouse B&B, 1028 Witt Road, Taos
The Old Taos Guesthouse is inside an adobe home that is more than 200 years old, set amid beautiful grounds that provide ample opportunities for bird-watching. If you want a truly New Mexican experience, this B&B delivers. In addition to having private entrances, the ten suites are decorated with Mexican hand-painted tiles and feature other touches of Southwestern style, such as hand-carved doors. Spa treatments like facials, massages, and foot wraps are available on-site. (Canine welcome wagon is optional!)
8. Chocolate Turtle B&B, 1098 W Meadowlark Lane, Corrales
Despite only having four rooms, the Chocolate Turtle is consistently ranked as one of the best B&Bs in New Mexico and even the Southwest. Maybe it’s because the property offers stunning views of the Sandia Mountains, which are best enjoyed at sunset when the sky behind them is suffused with pinks and oranges. Or perhaps it’s the scrumptious breakfast often served al fresco on the portal, but guests keep coming back to the Chocolate Turtle.
9. Silver River Adobe Inn Bed and Breakfast, 3151 W Main Street, Farmington
The Silver River Adobe Inn is a small establishment, with two rooms and a suite. Guests love the river views, while foodies adore the fresh, organic breakfasts that are a hallmark of this Farmington B&B. As an added bonus, the proprietress is a licensed massage therapist.
10. Gandy Dancer Inn Bed & Breakfast, 299 S Maple Avenue, Chama
This too-cute Victorian home in Chama boasts cheerful rooms and an impressive 3 Diamond Rating from AAA. Expect a warm welcome and a down home breakfast each morning. The B&B is walking distance from the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad.