Hacienda Vargas B&B Inn and Wedding Chapel

1431 El Camino Real (Hwy 313) (Between Albuquerque & Santa Fe), Algodones, NM 87001 USA (Show map)


Located on the historic El Camino Real Hacienda Vargas occupies a site of historical significance in the saga of New Mexico. It has been a stagecoach stop, Indian trading post, train stop U.S. Post Office. During the renovation great care was taken to preserve the original structure. The oldest part dates to the 1840's. Hacienda Vargas has three bedrooms, and five suites, all with private entrances, private bathrooms, and fireplaces. Four suites have Jacuzzi bathtubs. A chapel is also available for intimate weddings and a full country breakfast is served daily. Hacienda Vargas is conveniently located in the village of Algodones approximately thirty minutes south of Santa Fe and fifteen minutes north of Albuquerque.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great location

4.2 on October 21, 2015

Located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. You can see a big town and a small town, but don't miss the town in between.

Unique and Charming Getaway

5 on April 05, 2014

A unique , out of the way spot, full of history and charm. Off the beaten patch, yet convenient to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and a reasonable drive to other points of interest. Spence, the owner, initially appeared a bit gruff, but then gave great local information and cooked an awesome breakfast. We've stayed twice and would return in a heartbeat.

Wonderfully Romantic

5 on March 12, 2014

We loved everything about the Inn! Our room was great, Spence was terrific, and the breakfasts were scrumptious! We will be back!

Comfortable Stay in Historic Setting

4.4 on August 13, 2012

We had a comfortable stay in this historically important hacienda. A great place to appreciate history. Our room was clean and the breakfast of pumpkin with pinyon was great. The hosts were helpful, informative, and gracious. You should stay here.

Unexpected Pleasure

4.2 on August 10, 2012

I missed the turn for Highway 25 and came upon the serene beauty of Hacienda Vargas. The innkeeper was an interesting man, great cook. The accommodations were superb. I will return!

Beautiful Hacienda

4.4 on April 22, 2012

This was a lovely place to slow down and enjoy some quiet. Breakfast was superb & the fire in the bedroom was a lovely touch.

Experience the Old West

4.4 on October 04, 2011

Just spent a fabulous week at Hacienda Vargas. Very beautiful, quaint and atmospheric. I almost heard the spurs of the cowboys scratching along the original wooden floors as they came in off the trail for some grub... Speaking of breakfast, I really don't know how I'll be able to make it through the day without something fabulous whipped up by Spence. Thanks for helping us have a great vacation!

Great B & B as well as the perfect wedding venue.

5 on September 19, 2011

I was married here in September and my wife and I loved it. It's a beautiful place, the breakfast is wonderful, and the owners were so helpful with everything that there isn't a single thing more we could have asked from them. Perfect.

A beautiful oasis

4.6 on July 05, 2011

My husband and I loved our stay. The Hacienda is a bit of history with all the comforts of modern living and very quiet. Spence was a wonderful host and the food was outstanding! We highly recommend Hacienda Vargas to anyone. In addition, the location is good for exploring all of central NM.

You'll regret NOT staying at the Hacienda Vargas!

5 on February 14, 2011

My husband and I were attending a marriage conference at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort. We live in Albuquerque, but we wanted to make it a 'get away' weekend. The Tamaya is beautiful, but we wanted to stay at a B&B, something quiet with less people. A BIG plus was the affordability, especially with the incredible breakfasts! The pumpkin/pinion pancakes: outstanding! Fresh, heart shaped cookies set out every night! We LOVED the ambiance of the historic hacienda. The rooms: spacious and clean. The furnishings/decorations: made you want to slow down and consider life as it was before. And out in the country, without city light pollution, the stars were so bright in the night sky. We booked the Pena Jr. suite. Our favorite thing: the kiva fireplace. I've never slept in a bedroom with a fireplace. It gave such relaxation and warmed us up on those chilly February nights. Not to mention how romantic! Spence was a terrific host AND cook! Plus, Spence and Cynthia have some special offers that I have not seen at other B&Bs. You can have dinner served in your room; they provide the fixin's for a grilled dinner; or bring your own and use their grill, cutting down on the cost of eating out!!!! Plus I read about an opportunity to solve a murder mystery...even with friends! How clever! When I was first making plans for our conference, I almost did not consider staying at the Hacienda Vargas, thinking it might be too far away from the Tamaya to make it to our conference meetings. WRONG! It took 10-15 minutes at the most! Perfect. What a romantic, restful, peaceful place....for a little get-away weekend.....or for a party, graduation celebration, wedding!. I'm planning to tell as many people as I can about this place! You won't regret booking Hacienda Vargas! Scott and Susan

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Location Type

Countryside, Desert, Small town, Village

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Balloon Fiesta, Indian Festivals, Pueblos, Chaco Canyon, Bandelier Indian Ruins, Acoma Sky City, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Romance packages offered, jacuzzi tubs

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, horse back riding, Antiquing, Murder Mystrery Week-ends, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited not on Valentine's Day and in certain rooms
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required certain rooms w/advance approval/advance notice for sitting
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 of stay, or min. one day.
  • Cancellations: 10 days prior to arrivals, $35 cancellation fee always.
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Cynthia and Richard Spence

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , horses

About the innkeepers

Innkeepers, Cynthia and Richard own and run the Inn. Cynthia and Richard have worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. Both are avid gardeners and cooks. They run the Inn themselves in order to give individual attention to each guest and their stay. Richard, known as Spence, cooks breakfast, prepares candlelight dinners and treats for guests everyday!

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  • Time Served: between 730 am - 930 am
  • Serving Location: breakfast served in room by request for $15, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Paleo, gluten free

Signature Dish

Pumpkin Pancakes w/roasted pinions
Pancakes made with pumpkin (locally known as calabacitas) and roasted pine nuts


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