08/20/14 KarumbaSantaFe Santa Fe
I have read many of the previous reviews and they are a mixed lot. Please remember that this is a Bed & Breakfast and not a hotel. That being stated, yes the check in is a narrow time frame but again it is NOT a hotel. We arrived a few minutes before 4 but were promptly greeted and escorted to our room. Judith gave us a lovely tour of the house and invited us for wine at 5. She had list of restaurants and menus and shared her views on the area. The room had large windows and the sun did shine through in the morning but that was a pleasure. We never used the cooling fan since the nights were so cool. The bathroom was very large and had a nice assortment of toiletries for a B & B. There was even a hairdryer and lush bathrobes. Beds were comfortable and even though there was only one chair inside, the bed had large pillows to prop up against. There was a lovely kiva fireplace with candles. There were chairs outside and a wonderful courtyard filled with flowers and swarms of hummingbirds. The house has a large dining area with a kiva fireplace and a large open living room with books, floor to ceiling windows. The dining room was equipped with ice, water and soft drinks. Each night we were served wine in the living area. Everything was very clean. The hot tub indeed did not work but I don't recall seeing a hot tub advertised. The grounds are large and well landscaped. Location is only a few miles from the little town of Arroyo Seco and 10+ miles to the Taos Ski Valley. The breakfast was my highlight. The chef/cook is French and just the sweetest woman. She was so considerate and eager to please. Breakfast was served inside or outside depending on the weather. Coffee was ready at 7:15 and I went for my first cup attired in my warm robe. I thought that I had eaten great quiche before but I had to revise that statement. Her quiche was incredible!! It was served in an individual ramekin topper with a puff pastry star. It melted in my mouth and I savored each bite. The quiche was preceded by a plate of fresh fruit and devon cream. The presentation was a work of art and the breakfast rivaled the finest restaurants. I was disappointed when the meal ended. There was plenty of parking and the B & B was easy to find directly on the main road. Be aware that you are "out there" so cell phone service can be spotty. Also, the wi-fi was in/out while in the guest room although it was fine in the main areas. This is a great location to relax and enjoy the fantastic mountains scenery and the starry nights!
05/23/14 David W Toledo, Ohio
Loved everything about our stay. The owner was very congenial, and I disagree that she treats guests like children. You are not coming to a chain hotel, it is a B&B. So, there are some rules, which is normal. Judy showed us around the B&B , and made us feel very comfortable. The breakfast was amazing!!!! We will be back!!!!
02/17/14 TaliaRoo Albuquerque, New Mexico
My husband made reservations for the best room at the inn for the day after Valentines Day, but really just wanted to get away and visit with our friend who lives around the corner from the Inn. Confirmed the day before via phone and asked about the hot tub, found out that it had been broken for some time and the inn keeper blamed the webmaster for having old information on the website...what a cop-out. Inn keeper was also very rude on the phone when we asked about a friend staying with us, but then she ended up being nice about it when we got there. The "La Luna" room has a beautiful balcony and very comfortable bed and a very large tub...but the tub jacuzzi feature was too loud to tolerate. The balcony and the room had small, uncomfortable chairs so the only appealing place to sit is the bed. Too bad, because the view from the balcony is wonderful. There really should at least be cushions on the small iron chairs outside and the room is plenty big enough to have at least one nice, big chair, but there are only two tiny wood chairs that were horrible. The room had no tv or phone, the only electronics was a small clock/radio with cd player. My husband and I did not like the small windows of time we were requested to adhere to for check-in and breakfast (check-in between 4 and 6pm, breakfast between 8:30 and 9:30am.). But we appreciated the split of champagne we were given upon arrival. When I told the inn keeper that I wanted to sleep in late, she moved breakfast to 10 am but acted annoyed about it, and sleeping in was impossible anyway because the expansive east facing windows in our room were covered only by thin white curtains that made the room explode in sunlight at 6:30 in the morning...on a Sunday...on vacation away from our young kids and dogs. Not cool. We also could hear every car on the road, I guess because the glass on the windows is thin or something. The breakfast was tasty, but minimal with no choices offered. Just a bowl of fruit with cream, a piece of quiche (delicious!) and a muffin. My husband requested gluten free food, which they accommodated, but there were no seconds available of the GF food. The coffee was just so-so and the orange juice did not taste fresh. For the price, I think this place was not worth it, but the views are fantastic and the bed was nice.
"I Wouldn't Stay Anywhere Else!"
11/09/13 Sarakay53 Marana, Arizona
The Adobe and Stars B&B is top notch! This well-kept establishment is comfortable, quiet, serves delicious breakfasts and has friendly and accommodating staff. We booked the Polaris room as we have on previous stays. The room is large and comfortable and conducive to deep, relaxing sleep. The staff served us a lovely glass of wine the afternoon of our arrival. They allowed us to invite our son for breakfast on both days of our stay (at no cost) and graciously accommodated his dietary needs. I cannot say enough nice things bout this B&B and will always stay here on our trips to the Taos area.
"Unfriendly, over-priced, snobby"
10/14/13 Chris E
On a long trip this was going to be our "rest" in a nicer-than-a-motel setting. I regret not just staying in a Motel 6. The cook here is the only thing to recommend it. The owner is unfriendly, unconcerned with guests unless they are her personal friends, their doors are weird (seriously, they have weird doors) and nothing about it is comfortable or inviting.
"Very Nice Accommodations"
10/09/13 Joyce M Fort Mc Coy, Florida
Adobe and Stars was a very nicely located bed and breakfast outside of the main Taos area. The problem with this place is the owner. If you book a reservation DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING THERE ANY EARLIER then check in at 4:00 pm. My son and I had the misfortune to do so, mainly because there was an 100 year event rain storm in the region, and we were welcomed by an owner who was very irate that we did NOT adhere to her policy. When we came back after the allotted time she did apologize but continued to be the most negative human. Furthermore, there is NO Cable or any other TV reception in the rooms. We were told that because the advertisement for the bed and breakfast did not specifically say there was no television reception, we should have assumed there was none. She did have a television in the room that you could play movies on. Her negativity continued about the restaurant choices and whatever else you asked her about. My son and I were wondering why this woman was even in the bed and breakfast business! The only saving grace with this place was the wonderful French woman that made and served breakfast. She was the most graceful and delightful person and every breakfast for our three day stay was WONDERFUL.
"Not worth the trouble"
09/17/13 Sooner808286 Norman, Oklahoma
We stayed here, or I should say, started to stay here in early September. The electricity went out and we could not locate the innkeeper. Although I had several hours left on my oxygen, we packed up in the dark and stayed in Taos. Our problem is not that the electricity went out, but that the innkeeper abandoned her responsibility and did not even have an emergency phone number available to her guests.
09/12/13 JoyandSteve Sacramento, CA
Beautiful views from our room, La Luna. Bobbi, who served us breakfast, was very nice. Room was clean, bed was comfy, though the owner, Judy, warned us not to buy Pella windows because they were problematic, and that candles only were to be used in the kiva fireplace until after the first snow due to fire risk. Jacuzzi tub with shower head attachment was great, but due to the upstairs location of the room, there is a notice posted stating can only be used between 7 am-11pm. B&B website says there is a hot tub under the stars, but that is apparently a seasonal feature and wasn't in operation for our visit.
"Generally excellent, but some maintenance issues"
08/22/13 canbelto Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
This B&B is about half way between the town of Taos and the Taos Ski Valley, in the tiny town of Arroyo Seco. We have stayed there on multiple occasions and have always enjoyed it for the beauty of the setting, the friendliness and graciousness of the proprietor, the creative breakfasts, the flower garden that is a veritable magnet for hummingbirds ... and on and on. The only thing that prevents me from giving it a 5-star rating (which I rarely give) is that the place could use some maintenance. The week before our latest stay involved a powerful windstorm that dislodged one or two windows from the room we were originally slated to occupy. There was no problem relocating us to a different room, but that one will require some repairs (difficult as it is on the second floor and some of the repairs must be made from the outside) before it is suitable for use. More of an issue was the fact that the hot tub, a much-appreciated feature from years past, was out of service. This too needs to be repaired for the place to earn the highest possible score. There are occasional bits of peeling paint, etc., as well, but those are cosmetic in nature and shouldn't affect your stay. All told, we loved it, still love it, and will be back, but we hope it will get some effective maintenance before our next visit.
"Great bed and breakfast!"
08/14/13 jeanette66_10 Colorado Springs, Colorado
This bed and breakfast north of Taos, NM is fantastic. The accommodations, food and location are stunning. Each morning one is greeted with a marvelous breakfast overlooking a flower filled patio complete with dueling hummingbirds. The owner is on site and greets you every evening with recommendations for dinner, and cheerful conversation. One couldn't ask for a more restful, beautiful setting.
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