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Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast

1098 W Meadowlark Lane , Corrales, NM 87048-9673 USA (Show map)
181 Reviews
$129 - $169
per night

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Warm hospitality and southwestern charm describes this colorful four guest room B&B with private baths, full breakfasts, complimentary snacks, beverages, computer access and wi-fi. Located in the historic Village of Corrales (adjacent to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho), the Chocolate Turtle is a perfect get away, while close to wineries, historic sites, galleries, shopping, spas, and excellent local restaurants. Walking along the historic acequias, bird watching in the Bosque, golf, biking and hiking are enjoyable in our mild climate. Roadrunners, quail, rabbits and hummingbirds will entertain you while unwinding on the portal and watching the ever changing Sandia Mountains.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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They Don't Make Them Better Than This

5 on November 22, 2014

My wife and I have stayed in many B&Bs over the years and the Chocolate Turtle is one of the very best B&Bs in our opinion. It is very comfortable and quiet, in a beautiful setting with gourmet breakfasts. Keith and Denise are wonderful hosts. For us, it was a perfect place to stay for 5 days. We had stayed at the Chocolate Turtle before and we certainly will again when we return to Albuquerque.

The Chocolate Turtle Never Disappoints

5 on November 10, 2014

When I come to Albuquerque, the Chocolate Turtle has to be included in my stay. This time, it was the end of my trip and when we pulled into the driveway, I immediately relaxed and couldn't wait to get settled. Keith and Denise and "Zorro" are wonderful and always makes us feel at home. They have accommodated our needs many times even getting up early to make us a gourmet breakfast before the airport. The Chocolate Turtle is one of the best finds in New Mexico. I truly love going there and highly recommend it to visitors to the area.

A Truly Wonderful Stay

5 on November 08, 2014

We had a really wonderful stay at Chocolate Turtle this past October. The rooms, the peaceful setting in Corrales, great breakfasts and treats, and friendly atmosphere made our stay very special. Keith and Denise were wonderful hosts. Conversations with other guests from across the country at breakfast and in the evening made for an interesting stay.

The perfect place to begin and end each day of our trip to New Mexico.

5 on October 03, 2014

One of the highlights of our vacation to New Mexico from New Jersey in September was staying with Denise and Keith (and Zorro and Rico). We so appreciated how they treated us more like friends than guests. We marveled at the beautiful decor inside and the amazing view of the Sandia Mountains from the patio just outside the back door. We were served the most delicious breakfasts in the a.m. and treats in the evening when we returned from sightseeing. We truly didn't want to leave. And when we return to New Mexico for another vacation, we will without a doubt stay with Denise and Keith at Chocolate Turtle.


5 on October 03, 2014

My stay at The Chocolate Turtle B&B was absolutely perfect. Denise & Keith were perfect hosts from beginning to end and everything in between!. I stayed in the Quail Room which was clean, comfortable and charming. Fresh baked cookies were on the dining table every day. They even left the cookies out even though I was gone ALL day and didn't return "home" until 10pm that evening. Breakfast was fantastic! Keith puts a lot of thought into what he makes and how he presents it. They both make sure the table is set with beautiful dishes, napkins,etc. Denise and Keith will answer any questions, make suggestions,give great directions (better than GPS!!). They really wanted and did make my stay to be perfect. They succeeded.My time in New Mexico was perfect!

Wow - the place to stay!

5 on September 29, 2014

We had an absolutely lovely time with Keith, Denise, Zorro and all the quail at the Chocolate Turtle in Corrales. We really wish we could have stayed longer, and fully expect to return. A MORE than wonderful setting, extremely helpful with directions and things to do, delicious breakfast and delightful company at a very reasonable rate. What more could you ask for?

A Great Stay in a High Desert Jewel

5 on September 21, 2014

Our most recent stay at the Chocolate Turtle (one of many great visits to the Turtle over the years) confirmed what we've always felt--the Turtle is one of the Southwest's finest B & B's, on par with any in the country. The new owners, Keith and Denise, have captured the attention to detail and devotion to excellence that characterized the hospitality of the Turtle's former owners, Dallas and Nancy. If possible, they may have turned the B & B's excellence up a notch. We lodged in the spacious Sandia room and enjoyed the beauty of its décor and the room's lovely private patio that looks out to Sandia Peak. Our breakfasts were unique Southwestern experiences, masterfully created by "Chef" Keith, and we enjoyed our leisurely morning meal with all the guests in the al fresco setting of their large backyard patio that offers a memorable view of Sandia Peak. The freshly baked cookies and assorted goodies added to the enjoyment of our visit. The Turtle gives its guests a sense of living in a beautiful, well-appointed hacienda situated in the middle of Corrales' vibrant artist and ranching community. The B & B is conveniently located, just a few minutes away from some of Albuquerque's best restaurants and most unique shops. Our new hosts spared no effort to make us feel comfortable and relaxed, not to mention well-fed. The Turtle is in great hands with Keith and Denise at the helm, and it remains one of the Southwest's finest lodgings.

A Home Away From Home!

5 on September 15, 2014

We visited the Chocolate Turtle B&B from August 18-21st, and stayed in the Sandia room, which is the largest and also has a private patio. The visit couldn’t have been any more relaxing or comfortable than it was!!!!! Denise and Keith were wonderful innkeepers- a great mix of professional and friendly, and Zorro the resident dog was the perfect gentleman!!! Breakfast was super yummy, (Thanks Keith!) and eating that breakfast out on the patio made for such a peaceful and serene getaway, thanks to the amazing views of Sandia Mountain, as well as the bunnies and roadrunners grazing in the yard! This B&B was VERY clean and kept, and the beds were super comfy! If it wasn’t for “having to go back to the real world" of work and school, our visit would have definitely lasted much longer- no one wanted to go home!! The village of Corrales is very quaint and cozy; it’s like stepping into a former time- the way life was before smartphones and Facebook (which is exactly what a vacation is all about!!) If you seek a big city, Albuquerque is only a short drive away, and old town is definitely worth a visit!! We will absolutely visit the Chocolate Turtle again in the future, and will recommend this wonderful B&B to everyone we can! Thanks again for everything Denise & Keith, we definitely enjoyed our stay, and we will be back!!! Bette, Jessica and Kelly D.

Best kept secret..

5 on September 02, 2014

From the moment we first walked in and met Keith and Denise, we knew we had stumbled upon a one of a kind place to stay! Rooms were spotless, breakfast was so delicious, fresh baked cookies as well as coffee and tea anytime we wanted it! We truly felt like part of the family instead of guest. We hope to return many more times. Thank you Keith and Denise for a wonderful vacation experience.

Good stay

3.2 on July 31, 2014

Thank you Keith an Denise for your welcome, your attention, and your precious advices for a better visite to the petroglyphs! With our best, Jean & Dominique

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Rooms & Rates

Sandia Room

Rich turquoise and plum walls provide a warm background for local artists work, wrought iron accessories, a king bed, an antique twin Taos bed and a fabulous view of the Sandia Mountains. Enjoy a cup of coffee in your private patio. Spacious bathroom with double sinks, colorful towels and a large shower with a built-in bench and river rock floor. Fresh flowers and chocolate turtles await your arrival.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

Quail Room

Queen size bed with two comfortable chairs are perfect for reading or relaxing. The floor of your large, private bathroom is covered with original hand crafted Mexican Saltillo tile. The combination tub and shower tiled in rich earth tones provides a relaxing place to soak.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Roadrunner Room

A one of a kind headboard crafted from an antique 1940's New Mexico screen door is a focal point for the room. Southwest colors in this unique headboard on the queen bed are repeated in the hand painted chair-rail. Shades of terra cotta and goldenrod provide the background for local artwork displayed. This cheery room has two comfortable chairs with good light for reading. The tiled shower in your private bathroom has a sturdy grab bar. Fresh flowers and chocolate turtles await your arrival.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Hummingbird Room

Our smallest cozy room with two twin beds is ideal for individuals traveling alone or two people traveling together but not wanting to share a bed. If preferred, the beds can be converted to a King. The periwinkle and cornflower walls provide a warm background for a variety of artwork. Chocolate turtles and fresh flowers await your arrival.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

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Location Type

Rio Grande Valley - Bosque, Desert, Mountains, Small town, Village, Wine country


Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 15 miles

Directions to property:

I-25 North to Exit 233, route 528, Alameda Blvd. West on Alameda for 4.5 miles to route 443, Corrales Road. Right on Corrales Road (North) for 1.5 miles to Meadowlark Lane. Left on Meadowlark (West) for 1 mile. Chocolate Turtle is on the right about 150 yards after the intersection of Meadowlark and Loma Larga. Address is 1098 West Meadowlark. Look for the sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Native American Pueblos, Walking, hiking, biking and riding trails, Off roading trails and tours, Top Form Arena, Balloon Fiesta Park, Historic San Ysidro and Corrales Village, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities , Fresh flowers and chocolate turtles in rooms, Sandia mountain view from covered porch, Hearty, healthy, filling breakfast, Guest refrigerator and microwave available, Area knowledge and expertise, Restricted diets accommodated

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 5 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights - weekends Mar - Oct; 3 nights - International Balloon Fiesta
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received 14 days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total cost of the stay with a minimum charge of 1 room night. Our cancellation policy is different during Balloon Fiesta, other special events, holidays and for group bookings.



Keith and Denise

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Parrot

About the innkeepers

Hiking, biking, gardening

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Portal - weather permitting, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Southwest Crustless Quiche
A very mild green chile in this delightful baked 3 cheese and egg dish provides our guests with a taste of the southwest. Served with a selection of fresh fruit, a breakfast meat (usually sausage or peppered bacon), delicious cinnamon scones, coffee, tea and juice, it is a perfect way to start the day.


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1098 W Meadowlark Lane , Corrales, NM 87048-9673 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $250!