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Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast

1098 W Meadowlark Lane , Corrales, NM 87048-9673 USA (Show map)
4.9
174 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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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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

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174 Reviews

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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


Great stay!

5 on July 01, 2014

Keith and Denise were excellent hosts and the Chocolate Turtle was a great place to stay. We especially enjoyed sitting out in the evening and early morning watching the quail, rabbits and cactus wrens. Zorro is also the perfect gentleman.


Great Place to Stay

5 on June 29, 2014

I love staying at The Chocolate Turtle on my own for business or with my husband. It is super clean, roomy, quiet, and sunny. The common areas are relaxing and a good place to get some work done or socialize. There are fantastic breakfasts and it's an easy drive to downtown Albuquerque.


A really sweet place to visit!!!

5 on June 25, 2014

This is a wonderful place!! The new owners, Denise and Keith were so much fun to talk to, they definitely have b&b hosting down pat. We had been here before so knew what to expect as far as the house but D & K really added a warm touch. The rooms and the public areas are so pretty with the bright New Mexican colors and decorations. Everything is comfortable, very clean and welcoming. We stayed twice, once in the Road Runner room at the start of our trip from Texas to Oregon and then in the larger Sandia room on the way home. Don't miss the covered back porch with the huge patio yard that has bunnies and birds and lots of flowers. We'll be back for sure next year!


A wonderful B&B

4.4 on May 20, 2014

Keith and Denise are marvelous hosts. The ambience is wonderful - comfortable and casual New Mexican without being cute, or pretentious. We had a wonderful stay, enjoyed our quarters and hosts and will make it our place to stay anytime we are in the Albuquerque area. Thank you Denise and Keith!


Oasis -- ahhhhh

4.8 on May 17, 2014

We stayed in the Sandia room for a Mother's Day get away. It was so peaceful. The room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom amenities smelled so, so good. We spent an evening on the patio watching the sunset turn Sandia Peak pink, the hummingbirds flit around the yard, the bunnies and quail visit the feed dishes, and the stars come out. We also enjoyed relaxing in the great room reading from the fabulous collection of leather-bound classics and just visiting. The complementary snacks and drinks left us truly with no unmet need. I especially liked making a cup of hot tea whenever I wanted. We were fed, relaxed and rejuvenated. The breakfasts were delicious and so "professional" Keith and Denise are the perfect combination of friendly and respectful. We felt so welcome and will definitely come back. The have created a little piece of heaven.


What a wonderful place

5 on April 15, 2014

Had a great time at this B&B. This is a welcomed quiet retreat. I loved relaxing outside looking over the mountains and then in the evening by the fire. I felt like this was a second home. The food was great, and there was always something available to snack on. My only regret was we weren't there long enough. Look forward to booking my next stay.

Innkeeper Response
We can't wait to see what the gardens will bring this spring and summer, this being our first year here. We are working on the gardens daily. Come back to see what we've done.


You have to Stay here!

5 on April 14, 2014

I just had my wedding here. Denise and Keith were absolutely amazing from the beginning. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to have my wedding. The bed and breakfast is beautiful they have all the added little touches to make it quaint and enjoyable. The view of the Sandia's gorgeous! Denise and Keith were so accommodating and helpful, they truly made our wedding a beautiful experience and something for everyone to remember.

Innkeeper Response
You and your families were a lot of fun and we can't wait to see the photos by your photographer.


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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Albuquerque Same as above

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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Policies

  • 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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 5 years old
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights - weekends Mar - Oct; 3 nights - International Balloon Fiesta
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Keith and Denise

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Parrot

About the innkeepers

Hiking, biking, gardening

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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)

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