New Mexico December 30, 2016
11 Little Known Inns In New Mexico That Offer An Unforgettable Overnight Stay
Although chain hotels usually offer plenty of amenities, they tend to be impersonal – they certainly all seem to purchase carpet from the same place! Your experience at a chain hotel is likely to be forgettable. That’s not the case with these independent, New Mexico establishments. Each of these 13 inns has its own personality, style, and charm that will stay fresh in your memory long after you leave.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Fiddler’s Inn B&B, 705 N Canyon Street, Carlsbad
If you’re headed to Carlsbad Caverns, Fiddler’s Inn is the ideal place to spend a few nights. The rooms in this 100-year-old home are bright and airy. There is a two-bedroom suite available, which is great for families.
2. The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn, 106 E Faithway Street, Santa Fe
Even the exterior of the Madeleine stands out – it’s one of just two Queen Anne-style buildings in New Mexico. This inn is set in beautifully landscaped grounds that include the Absolute Nirvana Spa, which more than lives up to its name. Inside, the rooms are brimming with charm, and guests rave about the organic Southwestern breakfasts and evening happy hour. The Madeleine is a short walk from the Plaza.
3. Raton Pass Inn, 308 Canyon Drive, Raton
If you appreciate retro places, you’ll love this inn that channels the 1950s and 1960s. It’s fun, affordable, and, each room is themed. Room 13 has a light horror movie theme!
4. Tavares Inn, 153 San Pedro Drive, Alamogordo
This inn is off the beaten path yet still convenient to White Sands National Monument. Here you’ll discover wonderful views of the Sacramento Mountains, welcoming innkeepers, and three lovely rooms. The inn is pet-friendly and for guests over 21 years of age.
5. Rocket Inn, 605 N Date Street, Truth or Consequences
This spaced-themed inn started out as a motorcourt. Although it’s been significantly updated since 1948, when it was built, touches of 1950s style remain. The inn is centrally located and offers an outdoor pool and cute, shared courtyard.
6. Step Back Inn, 123 W Aztec Boulevard, Aztec
This cozy inn is located close to the Aztec Ruins National Monument. Guests enjoy comfy beds, room décor inspired by local history, and a breakfast of hot beverages and massive cinnamon rolls.
7. Heritage Inn, 209 W Main Street, Artesia
Searching for a memorable place to stay while in Artesia? Check into this well-located, comfy inn that is located on the second floor of a historic building.
8. Chama Station Inn, 423 Terrace Avenue, Chama
There are nine rooms available at this inn, some of which are equipped with wood burning fireplaces. If you’re seeking a homey atmosphere and close proximity to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, then you can’t do better than the Chama Station Inn.
9. Inn at the Delta, 243 S Paseo De Onate, Espanola
The traditional-style rooms at this establishment provide you with a perfectly New Mexican experience. The rooms are huge, at 600-700 square feet, and the wood furniture was made by local artisans.
10. Sitzmark Chalet, 627 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso
It’s easy to pretend that you’re in the Alps when you stay at this little Ruidoso Inn. The kitschy-cool chalet style is unique and fun. Unexpected but appreciated amenities include this barrel sauna and daily homemade muffins at breakfast.
11. Touchstone Inn, 110 Mabel Dodge Lane, Taos
Touchstone Inn is ideal for a romantic getaway or just for a relaxing escape. Stay in a building dating back to around 1800 that offers mountain views. Should you ever want to leave, the Plaza is only a short walk away.
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