Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast

64 County Road 100 , Chimayo, 87522-0142 USA (Show map)

About

Casa Escondida offers our guests the best of both worlds....a secluded, country setting that also happens to afford effortless access into historic Santa Fe, picturesque Taos and much more! Due to our central location, you will only need to unpack your luggage once during your entire visit to northern New Mexico. We are nestled on six acres with mountain views. We offer 8 intimate and comfortable guest rooms (all with private baths & cozy robes). Four of our eight rooms are pet friendly. You will find that all of our rooms are filled with antiques and accented in a rustic southwest style. Some rooms offer fireplaces, private decks or patios, kitchenette or wood stove. Casa Escondida is somewhat akin to a southwestern country inn. Our completely TV-free environment enhances the serenity of your stay. After a day of sight-seeing, enjoy a soak in our outdoor hot tub. A full, hot breakfast is served each morning in our sunny breakfast room.Visit our website for map and directions!

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

A little bit of heaven.

4.8 on June 09, 2013

We spent two peaceful nights here in between visits in Denver and Albuquerque. What a beautiful secluded, peaceful place this is! The rooms and main house are thoughtfully decorated with Southwest flair, and the grounds offer sitting areas to relax and watch many colorful birds at the feeders. Breakfasts were ample and the kitchen was open to guests for snacks and beverages any time of day. The innkeeper was very gracious and knowledgeable about the area. A wonderful B&B!


Fantastic setting

4.6 on June 07, 2013

Quiet rural setting suited for contemplative gettaway


Wonderful b & b, such a bargain!

5 on April 06, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Escondida. Delicious food, wonderful hot tub, and sweet heart of a kitty to hang out with you. Absolutely amazing deal! We'll definitely be going back.


hidden jewel

5 on November 26, 2012

My husband and I totally enjoyed our stay at Casa Escondida. It is tucked away from noise and confusion but centrally located for many wonderful adventures to Santa Fe, Bandelier, the Valles Caldera, and Taos. Chimayo itself is lovely. The B & B is clean and tasteful, the innkeeper is thoughtful and knowledgeable, the cat is friendly, and the amenities are numerous (great breakfasts, cookies, free internet, many artist and weaver studios nearby). There are also numerous nice restaurants in the area. It was a very nice place to relax.


Casa Escondida

5 on October 11, 2012

This is the second time I have stayed at this lovely B&B! We stayed in 'Heart of the House' which was lovely, well decorated very pleasant to be in, it was very large just like the room I stayed in last time which was upstairs. We had a door to the back patio which was a very nice private detail. Breakfast is simple but very good. When we shared a table with another couple and the Innkeeper felt maybe we needed more food she added a dish of scrambled eggs. It was very thoughtful. The Innkeeper was responsive and very knowledgeable about things to do and see without any hesitation or wondering. She knew the current events and fairs going on as well as historical details we shouldn't miss. She even lent us a book from her library for our drive out to Chaco Canyon. I'm not keen on the area as it feels a little edgy to me, but this is a little treasure in the middle that I would surely visit again and recommend to others.


a hidden treasure in Northern New Mexico

5 on October 08, 2012

we had a rough day with a wrong turn causing us a major delay in reaching Chimayo, arriving well after dark. Escondida means hidden in English and after meeting quite a few of the neighborhood dog population as we drove up people's driveways we found the inn. From there the charm of the inn, the beautiful room and meeting two of the nicest people (also guests) we were captivated. Breakfast was terrific and the host and staff wonderful. We really treasured the two days we called Chimayo our home.


Another restful stay at the Casa Escondida

5 on October 06, 2012

I always include a stay at the Casa Escondida B&B when I visit New Mexico. The host Belinda and staff provide a warm welcome. Breakfast is always excellent. And the location is off the main road so it is quiet for those light sleepers like me. I rate this B&B one of the best in the US.


Amazing Southwest Charm

4.4 on September 28, 2012

My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay at this comfortable B&B outside of Santa Fe. Though a little off the beaten path, it really wasn't too hard to find. The two breakfasts we enjoyed were both wonderful, and the staff was warm and genial. The housecat they keep was friendly, if occasionally loud at night, and did a lot to keep the atmosphere homey. We are definitely considering a return trip in the near future!


Great Place to Stay!

4.8 on September 27, 2012

This is the second time we've stayed at Casa Escondida, and absolutely love it. It has a great location, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We will continue to stay here on trips to North Central New Mexico.


COMFORTABLE AND FRIENDLY

5 on May 31, 2012

We just spent a weekend in with a bunch of biker friends, adults and kids. Casa Escondida did everyhting they could to make our stay and wonderful experience. Owner and Staff were friendly, helpful, and ready to please. The rooms, the service, the amenities were outstanding. Reasonably priced, we will return for another relaxing stay sometime in the future. Josh and Gary were outstanding ambassadors early in our visit....


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Rooms & Rates

Kiva Room

A true hideaway! Enjoy the warmth of the romantic, bedside kiva fireplace. This lovely upstairs room has one queen bed, as well as two twin beds that are tucked in a cozy, little alcove just off of the main sleeping room. It also features wooden floors, a banco window seat and air-conditioning. Sip a glass of your favorite libation, while enjoying a relaxing soak in your bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Sun Room

This large, sun-drenched room with ceiling fan is attached to the main house but has a private entrance. It offers a small sitting area, one queen bed, and a daybed that can convert into two twin beds. It adjoins the "Heart of the House Room" to create a double suite, if desired. The coved ceilings and brick floors create a warm, welcoming room. French doors open onto a private, ground-level patio surrounded by a charming butterfly and hummingbird garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Vista Room

This dreamy, upstairs guest room features wooden floors, a banco window seat, air conditioning and French doors that open onto your own private deck, overlooking the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It has one queen bed as well as a daybed that converts into two twin beds, if needed. Watch the sunset while enjoying a relaxing soak in your bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Wildflower Room

This is an intimate adobe room with one queen bed, vigas, ceiling fan, and traditional New Mexico floors. The private bathroom (not shared) for this room is across the hall from the sleeping room. It features an old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub retrofitted for a shower as well. Perfect for a luxurious bubble bath!

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

Uno Garden Room

Just steps away from the main house, you'll find the cozy Uno Garden room. It offers one queen bed, a private bath, saltillo tile floors, ceiling fan, wooden tongue and groove ceilings, and views of pastures and foothills from the rear. Watch the birds feed at the bird feeder area while relaxing on the covered front porch, which shades the front of the Uno Garden Room and the Dos Garden Room. Please note that the full baths for each of these rooms offers a walk-in shower (no tub).

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

Dos Garden Room

Just a few steps away from the main house, you will find the Dos Garden room. This cozy little room is detached from the main house and offers a queen bed, private bathroom with walk in shower (no tub), saltillo tile floors, wooden tongue and groove ceilings, ceiling fan, and views of pastures and foothills. Watch the birds feed at the bird feeders while relaxing on the covered front porch which shades the front of both the Uno Garden Room and the Dos Garden Room.

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

Heart of the House Room

The working antique wood stove in this room creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. It has one queen bed and one daybed that can be converted into two twin beds if needed. It features a small sitting area, vigas, ceiling fan, and traditional New Mexican floors. It also has a rear exit that provides you with direct access to our back patio, garden and bird feeder area. It adjoins the Sun Room to create a double suite, if desired.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

The Casita

This cozy, one-bedroom, adobe suite is next to the main house and is perfect for a private retreat, long stays or a Santa Fe family vacation. At night, enjoy the glow of your bedside kiva fireplace. It has one queen bed in the sleeping area as well as a daybed in the sitting room that can be converted into two twin beds. There's also a full kitchenette, ceiling fans and access to a private, ground-level deck with views of the pastures and foothills. Saltillo tile floors and vigas impart the feel of old New Mexico.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

High Desert, Foothills, Pastures, Countryside, Mountains, Village, Wine country

Airport

Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 84 miles

Directions to property:

Take Hwy 84 / 285 north (aka St. Francis Road) and follow the same directions from this point as listed for Albuquerque.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Ballooning, Hot Springs, Indian Pueblos, Rafting, Train Rides, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Casita has kitchenette w/microwave, Vista Room and Kiva Room have A/C, Common area Fridge, Coffee/Tea Facilities on Site, Ironing Board & Iron on Site

Room amenities

Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Spa / Massage, Hot Air Ballooning, Hot Tub, Star Gazing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 to 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $15/pet/night - when arranged in advance
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A $50 deposit is charged at the time that the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel a reservation more than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date (not including your day of arrival), there is no charge. If your cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival date and we are unable to rebook your room, you will be charged for whatever portion of your reservation could not be rebooked. This includes late arrivals and early departures. We will gladly issue a gift certificate for an amount equal to what is billed to your credit card if we are unable to rebook your room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Belinda Bowling

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full, Hot

  • Time Served: 8:15 to 9 :15 am
  • Serving Location: back patio area, covered front porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian