The Spy House B&B is known for where the infamous David and Ruth Greenglass once lived and sold secret ATOMIC BOMB drawings to a Soviet Spy - Harry Gold. The 1907 Heritage House B&B is a beautifully-restored 100-year-old Victorian home. Both are located next door to each other in Downtown Albuquerque. It’s only 3 miles from the Airport and within walking distance of University of New Mexico (UNM), many great Downtown restaurants, the Convention Center, and several Hospitals. Every room is elegantly decorated and full of wonderful heirloom antiques. You also have full access to the beautiful backyard with lush grass, fountain with stream and a shady arbor made from 100 year old barn wood. “May any evening not end, but just begin when you come and stay with us.”
5 on December 08, 2017
I had a terrific stay during my three months at the Carriage House while in Albuquerque for work. The house and decor are beautiful. The owners really pay attention to detail. Everything was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of cookware, dishes, and utensils. I slept well in the comfortable, king size bed. Bathroom was clean and Wifi is fast. The grounds are charming and peaceful. The location is great - in the middle of downtown, walking distance to several nice restaurants(I recommend The Grove), convenient access to the interstate. Despite the location it manages to remain remarkably quiet there. The private parking spot for my rental car was also very convenient. The hosts Steve and Kara are so accommodating, professional, and accessible. They provide exceptional service and are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. They made me feel I was apart of their family while I was away from my own, and their family and pets are so sweet! During Thanksgiving they even invited me to join them for dinner - so gracious! I would love to stay here again. I highly recommend staying here!
5 on October 19, 2016
Had a wonderful stay, couldn't ask for better service. Breakfast was the best and Kara and Steve were the perfest host. Would definitly come back. Location was great, quiet street close to downtown and plaza.
4.2 on October 19, 2016
Great central location, the hosts anticipate every question & detail with FAQs provided at start of visit. Loved the garden and fountains.
3.2 on October 12, 2016
The Historic B&B was adequate for our needs. We enjoyed visiting New Mexico, to include Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos for the first time. The B&B was easily reached from the airport, was centrally located for our needs and desires, was neat and clean and the breakfast was great. We enjoyed meeting other guests as well as the B&B owners. In all ways our room, bathroom and the house met or exceeded our expectations.
4.4 on September 13, 2016
Lovely old houses. Comfortable, but smallish room, though adjoining sitting room made up for this (Ivy Room). Shower is a bathtub and is a little tricky to negotiate, (for older folks)
5 on August 26, 2016
We had an awesome stay at the Spy House! Everything was perfect from our check in to breakfast. By far the most comfortable place we stayed on our trip through New Mexico. The atmosphere was peaceful and quiet. Kara and Steve are excellent hosts! Thanks so much for everything! We look forward to staying with you again next time we're in Albuquerque.
5 on August 04, 2016
Upon our arrival we were welcomed and felt right at home. Kara and Steve were amazing host. The home and our room were both beautifully decorated and clean. They did a beautiful job renovating the home. They have everything there to make you feel welcomed.. from the chocolates on the bed to the information about the home,activities, and restaurants in the area. The kitchen is available with coffee, tea, pop, also cereals and fruit and hard cooked eggs kept available all day. You will also have access to microwave and refrigerator..The breakfast are amazing homemade and different everyday they also will accommodate special diets if you let them know ahead of time. They also have beautiful outdoor area to relax and enjoy. I can't say enough about our stay... It was the best
5 on July 16, 2016
Beautiful property, excellent room. We stayed in the Gold Room, which had a separate little room for our son. Roxana in housekeeping prepared the room beautifully, and Cara was an excellent hostess, knowledgeable about the area with great suggestions of what to go see. The breakfast was delicious and homemade. The B&B is close to Roosevelt park, which is gorgeous and shady, has a playground for kids and disc golf course for adults. The B&B is also not far from the Explora museum, a wonderful hands-on science museum that was fun for me and my son. All in all, we had a great experience, and I highly recommend this B&B (they even have a jacuzzi!)
3.6 on July 10, 2016
Steve and Kara have done wonderful things with these two old houses. Together, they have created a fairy palace, an enchanting get away on the edge of the busy city. Alas, the palace housekeeping doesn't bear close examination: dirt and dust. gritty showers abound. When a room is cleaned, it sparkles, but the maids seem to have trouble keeping up with the demands of their job. Breakfast is another matter. The quality varies from day to day, and is usually best when the hosts take charge. As it is. this B&B is a great place to stay if you are in town for business or as a tourist, but it is only practically perfect.
5 on July 07, 2016
This was my first visit to Albuquerque, and my first time staying at a B&B. I had a wonderful experience and am hoping to return some day! The accommodations and gourmet breakfast were wonderful! I would enthusiastically recommend staying here!!!
The Ivy Room a king size bed suite is a comfortable, luxurious and romantic room. There is a private balcony with comfortable patio furniture overlooking the beauty of Downtown Albuquerque. The private bath allows you to relax in the large original claw-foot tub. A full-size sleeper in the sitting area of the suite is provided to comfortably accommodate additional guests. The custom made bedspread, pillows and elegant brown silk curtains accentuate this elegant room.
This king-size bed suite is decorated in a bright yellow stripe full of historic family heirlooms. The sitting room has a full-size sleeper sofa. Guests share the bath right across the hall but have their very own sink in a beautiful Victorian vanity. Every piece of the bedding and drapery in the room has been custom-made from a rose fabric that served as the inspiration for the room.
This cozy and intimate queen-size bedroom is on the main floor. It has a large bathroom with a tub/shower and large skylight for lots of natural light. The drapery and other accents are decorated with fabrics that are a reproduction of the 17th century with a hand-painted border taken from actual flowers in the fabric of the curtains.
This beautiful Victorian king bedroom pays tribute to Margaret Freeman, the owner of the house from the 1940s until she passed away in 2001, in her 90s. She and her husband were the owners of the house when the Greenglasses came to rent one of the upstairs apartments. The hand-painted diamonds on the walls are made to look like a replication of antique wallpaper. The rose border at the top of the picture rail was lovingly hand painted by Kara's mother and is made to match the roses in the bedspread. The bathroom has an antique claw-foot tub in it where you can have a soak or enjoy the shower. The 1800s washstand has been converted to have an actual working sink in it.
The Gold Room, a cozy suite in the Spy House bed and breakfast was once the original front porch of the house. Guests get their own private outside entrance to the room. This separate space has a large chair that pulls out to a twin-size bed. The beautiful full bath is in a crisp black and white with a touch of regal purple and gold to accent it.
This king bedroom is named after David Greenglass, the brother of Ethel Rosenberg, and the individual who played a part in making this house known as "The Spy House." The sitting room that was a kitchen when the house was used as an apartments has a sink. The private bathroom around the corner from the room has the original large clawfoot tub can also be used as a shower. The tables in the room are also said to be the original tables that David and Ruth used when they were living here. In fact one of the tables Margaret Freeman said was used by David when he drew up the portion of the atomic bomb that he sold to the Soviet spy, Harry Gold.
This beautiful king bedroom's name was inspired by the infamous Julius and Ethel Rosenburg, who were executed in the 50's. The spacious bathroom has double sinks and a large walk-in shower. The room is accented in two tones of rich burgandy with accents of gold in the trim and a beautiful gold silk bedspread. There is also a quaint and private study just off the bedroom.
Perfect for an extended stay or a romantic New Mexico honeymoon, this historic cast stone home is nestled in the back of the Spy House and the Heritage House. This cozy home was once the original carriage house to the the "Spy House". However, in the late 30's it was converted into a small private cottage. The bathroom still contains the original porcelain mosaic tile, as well as some of the original kitchen cabinets. There is one bedroom with a king-size bed. Next to the bedroom is a large living area with a daybed, that can be an additional king-size bed or two twin beds. We also offer you cable TV and free high-speed wireless Internet. The kitchen has a stove with microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and some of the necessary dishes if you would like to prepare any of your own food during your stay. The private fenced backyard wraps around the house and has a bench and small table should you want to sit outside for dinner or just to relax. You will also be provided with a stocked refrigerator of your own with a variety of drinks, cookies, and a bowl of fresh fruit. And of course, you get to enjoy a warm gourmet breakfast every morning in the Spy House.
The Cabinet Shoppe House an intimate cottage, is a welcome alternative to extended stay hotels in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Perfect for an extended stay or a romantic New Mexico honeymoon, this charming Albuquerque vacation rental is nestled in the back of the Spy House and the Heritage House. This cozy home built in the late 1890s had been a rental for many years but is now a unique addition to the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast. There is one bedroom with a king-size bed. Next to the bedroom is a large living area that has a sofa that makes out to a queen-size sleeper. There is also cable TV and free high-speed wireless Internet provided. The kitchen has a stove, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishes making it possible to prepare any of your own food during your stay. The private fenced yard also has a private screened porch, so that you can set outside to enjoy your morning coffee or just relax. The Cabinet Shoppe is like having a little home of your own. The house is also stocked with a variety of drinks, cookies, crackers and cheese, and a bowl of fresh fruit. And, of course, you get to enjoy a warm gourmet breakfast every morning in the Spy House.
A beautiful, fully, restored home that has 3 rooms, one with an additional seating area that has a sofa that can be a queen sleeper to allow the house to comfortable sleep 8. The Trudi room has it own private bath the other 2 rooms share the bath in the hall. The kitchen is a large kitchen with a half bath and utility room off of it. This house is perfect for a long term stay or if wanting a shorter more private place to stay and the option to fix all of your own meals.
Historic Old Town, UNM, Hospitals, Airport, Downtown
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 3 miles
I-25 to Central Exit West on Central 2 Blocks North on High St. 1 Block Cross Copper St., 2nd House on Westside of High St. 207 High St. NE
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Golf Courses, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming
Kara and Steve Grant
We enjoyed being together and doing many things as a family. Which may include cycling, skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Green Chili Quiche
This dish is unique because it is a crustless quiche that has a layer of fresh, roasted, whole green chili from Hatch, New Mexico as the crust at the bottom. It also has eggs that we raise fresh from our own chickens as well as tomatoes, canadian bacon and of course cheese. This dish can also be a great dish for vegetarians that are willing to eat eggs by just adding extra tomatos and leaving off the canadian bacon. We love to serve this dish with either banana stuffed french toast or our own mix of grains to make a light and amazing multi grain pancake served with a garnish of fresh pecans from my brothers orchard and brown sugar cream sauce.