Nora Dixon Place Bed & Breakfast

312 Dixon Road , Corrales, 87048 USA (Show map)


Territorial Adobe Southwest motif. The enclosed courtyard faces Sandia Mountain. Each room opens onto the courtyard providing an Easterly view for beautiful morning sunrise over the Sandia Mountain. The home is constructed of adobe, built with salvaged doors and other materials that make it seem older than 56 years. Located on an acre and a half, the B&B is in an old agricultural valley along the Rio Grande. Corrales was inhabited by Pueblo Indians and goes back to the days of the Pueblo Indian revolt. It is a farming community to this day due to the availability of irrigation via Acequias, irrigation ditch. The Pueblo Indians are thought to be descendents of the Ancient Ones, who came from Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde other Ancient Indian sites around New Mexico. Corrales is still a farming community using these Acequias for crop such as hay, corn, tomatoes, Fruit trees, grapes, wine and many produce products. Horses, cows, dogs, coyotes, chickens, donkeys, and many other animals can be seen all around the community. Nora Dixon Place is centrally located to take day trips to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Acoma Sky City, Tent Rock National Monument, Petroglyph National Monument, Bandelier National Monument, Scenic drives through Jemez Mountain, Sandia Mountain Tram, Museums, Zoo. Botanical Gardens, Isotopes baseball farm team, Atomic Museum and Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe. Los Almos is near Bandelier National Monument where the Atomic Bomb was created.



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

Cute place and welcoming owners!

5 on November 13, 2017

We absolutely loved staying at Nora Dixon place for the ABQ Balloon Fiesta. We stayed in the Bosque room and it was very clean and well-maintained, much cuter than the photos! Norris is very sweet and welcoming and was kind enough to provide us coffee the nights before since we were waking up at 5am every day for the fiesta. The garden area was a great place to relax and have a meal, and the lily pond provided a relaxing sound which was a nice touch. The pups were super friendly and the neighborhood is beautiful. We highly recommend staying here!

Comfort away from home

4.0 on October 12, 2011

We have stayed here for Christmas week in 2007 and again in July 2008, and most recently in October 2011. The service and accommodations were consistently excellent! Norris and Cyndee are friendly (as are their two dogs), but respectful of your privacy. We stayed in the Bosque View room and found it very comfortable and clean; with the requisite New Mexico style. The room has a small bar and refrigerator, a wood-burning fireplace, satellite TV and well equipped bathroom. Breakfasts were fabulous! Each morning begins with hot tea or coffee and a delicious yogurt and fruit cup. This is followed by very generous servings of eggs and sausage and warm bread and jam. Breakfast is served on the patio in the warm months and best of all, it is served at the time of your choice. The inn is also very near the Bosque walking path. We took morning walks and saw sandhill cranes in the winter and numerous hummingbirds in the summer. My husband and I find that we compare visits to other B & B's to Nora Dixon Inn and the high standards it has set for us. Few places seem to come close. We plan to return this Christmas and are already anticipating the delicious breakfasts!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Cyndie and I are happy that you had a good experience. I had not looked at the reviews until now. Really always enjoy our guest and look forward to you coming again. We were totally booked this last Christmas 2013. Take care and thank you for you taking the time to write about your experience at the Nora Dixon Place B&B.

- Norris Tidwell (innkeeper)

September Review

4.0 on September 18, 2011

We stayed at Nora Dixon Place on our way to and from Durango. We found it to be quite enjoyable.

Hidden treasure

4.4 on July 23, 2011

After a weary and long road trip from the bottom of NM it was an unexpected delight to pull into the Tidwell's historic B&B. Located down a country lane, we dropped our bags and stretched our legs with a scenic walk in the bucolic neighborhood and adjoining bosque (wooded area by the river) and marveled at our good fortune of having stumbled onto this location. Our room was cozy and comfortable and the Nora Dixon Place's owner Norris (accompanied by his darling dogs Jamie and the shy Buster) was extraordinarily gracious and helpful host in getting us acclimated to "the other" New Mexico...the one that is laid back and not filled with touristy cactus and chile peppers. We were directed to local places to eat and allowed to print our boarding passes, plus received a bit of local folk lore, history and information about the hidden treasure that is Corrales. The beds were comfy and the breakfast bountiful and the ambiance divine..... I would heartily recommend checking into this B&B for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and just chill in woodsy serenity.

Wonderful experience

3.8 on May 27, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast on the veranda was wonderful. I even loved the toad "singing" to me at night.

Great spot to stay in Corrales

4.6 on March 21, 2011

I've stayed at the Nora Dixon Place twice on two visits to the Corrales NM area. Both times I've stayed in the smaller of the three available rooms and found it to be comfortable (though having had the chance to peek into both of the other rooms, would recommend them for folks who want/need a little more space). It is a truly charming place and I especially enjoyed the cozy courtyard overlooking the mountains, the kind inn-keepers and all their adorable pets, and the exquisite breakfasts (among the best I've ever had a B&B).

Nora Dixon Place

4.0 on March 18, 2011

Nora Dixon Place is a great value and very convenient to all areas of central New Mexico. Norris Tidwell is a great host and good cook. He provides information as requested. We have stayed at the Nora Dion three times now and the Bosque Room has a wonderful kivaa fireplace for those cooler winter nights.

The host kindness exceeded my expectations!

3.0 on January 02, 2011

The fire roaring in the chimney in our own bedroom was awesome! It was very peaceful and quiet. The style is New Mexican in a nice simple way.

December in Corrales

4.8 on December 22, 2010

Extremely nice and friendly host in Norris...and the cats and dog were a bonus!!! Breakfasts were perfect!

Nora Dixon Place B&B is the best--stay here your next trip to Albuquerque

5 on December 01, 2010

Nicely appointed adobe style B&B with up-to-date ammenities. Stayed in Bosque room--clean and not a speck of dirt anywhere. Cable; wi-fi available some rooms. Hospitable host w/full hot breakfast (organic fresh fruit, hot tea, eggs, french toast, etc.) Knowledgeable about local area and gives great recommendations on things to see & do. Kudos--pet friendly! Will definitely stay here again!

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Rooms & Rates

Bosque Room

Basque Room provides a private entrance from the patio with a view and sound of the Lilly Pond. It provides internet access, satellite TV, microwave, and small refrigerator. It has a service counter, sink and dishes. The decor is Mexican tile. Also for Winter time use a fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $190

Falcon View Suite

The Falcon View Suite is a two room suite with a large sitting room with a futon couch that provides for another queen size bed. It provides Internet access, Refrigerator, Microwave and Satellite TV. Provides a table cabinet with some dishes and water and wine glasses. It looks out onto the south lawn. It provides for the old New Mexican decor and Balloon Fiesta decorations. Air conditioning also for the hot summer days but not needed at night due to the usually cool off below 72 degrees. Open the many window to get the cool fresh Corrales country air.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $220

Wisteria Room

Wisteria Room has private entrance. Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Refrigerator, Microwave, Table with dishes and private bathroom. It sports brick floor and a cozy arrangement to make a comfortable amenities for the day or evening. Provides a large closet for luggage and other packages you may have brought along.

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

Nightly Rate: $134 - $175

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Location Type

Albuquerque metro region, Middle Rio Grande valley, Sandia - Manzano Mtns., irrigated farming, Countryside, Desert, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 23 miles

Directions to property:

From the Albuquerque International Airport, take I-25 North to Exit 125 at Alameda Blvd(NM 528). and proceed West to Corrales Road which is the second light after crossing the Rio Grande. Turn right onto Corrales Road and travel exactly 3 miles from Alemada Blvd to Dixon Road. Turn right on Dixon Road to 312 Dixon Road.

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, Night life, October Int'l Balloon Fiesta, September Wine Festival, Fouth July Parades & Fireworks, Atomic Museum, Anasasi Ruins, Corrales Fall Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Biking in the Bosque, your bikes.

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only permitted outside the Courtyard in the parking lot.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs are permitted by prior arrangements.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday Weekends and Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are held with Credit Cards. A deposit of 50% is required for Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta which occurs the first weekend thru 2nd weekend of October each year.



Norris & Cyndie Tidwell

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , gold fish in the lily pond

About the innkeepers

New Mexico history, geology, touring New Mexico, especially Scenic and Historic Byways. Indian ruins.

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  • Time Served: Arrangement(7am to 9am)
  • Serving Location: Outside in the Courtyard in nice weather, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Will provide upon request in advance so we can accommodate when you arrive.

Signature Dish

French Toast
Orange French toast made French style bread; served with fruit, sausage, and maple syrup. Coffee, fresh ground and piping hot; brewed teas available on request. Home baked bread when other bread is not available.