Silver River Adobe Inn

3151 W Main , Farmington, NM 87401 USA (Show map)
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About

Rustic elegance awaits you at the Silver River Adobe Inn Bed and Breakfast which was built in the traditional architecture of northern New Mexico and offers a view from each room of the San Juan River. Just up stream the Animas River joins the San Juan River and on the corner of our property is the confluence with the La Plata River, hence the local name of Totah, the meeting place of three rivers. The San Juan River holds 50% of New Mexico’s surface flowing water, rather a miracle for this high desert plateau. Many guests exclaim their delight seeing so much water after hiking and driving through this portion of the American Southwest, called Indian Country by the early Santa Fe Railroad. The Anasazi Ruins of Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Aztec Ruins and Mesa Verde bring tourists from all over the world to the Four Corners. The splendid geology left to us of Shiprock, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and Canyon lands has been used time and again. Take home a taste of the beauty of our sun and geology.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Visit over Easter 2017

4.8 on April 22, 2017

My wife and I did a road trip to NW New Mexico over Easter weekend. Our two night stay at Silver River Adobe Inn was very relaxing, and David and Diana were welcome hosts.


Lovely place

3.4 on October 08, 2016

We loved our room with windows facing the trees and river. Morning conversations with hosts were very informative. Could have used some protein in breakfast fare.


Peaceful

4.0 on August 06, 2016

Beautiful and peaceful. We had a lovely breakfast and enjoyed our stay very much.


First Timers at any B&B

4.0 on May 08, 2016

My husband Marco and I spent our first time at any B&B at the Silver River Adobe Inn and it was incredible! The room was great, the views were beautiful and the owners extremely friendly and full of concern for our comfort. David had so much valuable information to share regarding sites to see and best routes to get there. Diana cooked a delicious breakfast dish that started our day of sightseeing off just right! There is so much to see in their corner of the world I am sure we will be back many times. Thanks so very much! - Anna & Marco Pantoja


great stay

4.4 on October 02, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay and the innkeepers were great ! they let us check in early and were so well read and wonderful hosts. All the little details were met in our room with all organic and natural products. Great locale on the riverbank.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for mentioning the organic soaps, shampoos and conditioners. Both David and I do like the occasional reading time :), so many books so little time. There are many great books about our area to share with our guests including Tony Hillerman and Anne Hillerman, Greg Childs, N. Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko to name a few. I am now reading "All the Light You We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr which deserves the Pulitzer. Magic all!

- Diana Ohlson (innkeeper)


Unique and Charming

5 on October 02, 2015

The owners obviously care about their building, the land and their guests. The rooms are made of repurposed wood, and the construction is distinctive without being eccentric. Very pleasing.


Oasis in Farmington

4.6 on August 03, 2015

For anyone who has traveled the highway across Farmington, it can begin to look pretty bleak. We came all the way across town from the east, finally turning into the driveway for the Silver River Adobe Inn. Big sigh. . . our room was rustically elegant with a view out to the river. It was quiet at night and very relaxing. Breakfast was fine. We loved the animals at the house - a very friendly dog and cat - too bad that we didn't get to meet the other kitties.


Perfect retreat

4.8 on September 13, 2014

We spent one day in August and scheduled massages as well. The innkeepers were gracious and informative, making great dinner and travel recommendations. The massages were perfect after a long day on the road. A vegan breakfast was available and it was wonderful. The property is secluded and relaxing. Would definitely stay her again.


Lovely experience

4.4 on August 25, 2014

We had a nice stay for one night in this beautiful B&B, the room was large, well equipped and quiet. Delicious healthy breakfast and very friendly people. Many thanks to David and Diana also for all the suggestions about the surroundings

Innkeeper Response
Both David and I delight in sharing information about our area with our guests hoping that we are able to help them make the hard choices of what places to visit in their too short time here. So much to see so little time. Best, Diana and David

- Diana Ohlson (innkeeper)


quiet and relaxing

4.0 on July 24, 2014

If you want to escape the noise, this is the place to stay. The river is beautiful and smell of Lavender and chirpping of birds make you feel very content. David and Diana were gracious and friendly. We enjoyed talking with them over coffe and breakfast in a relaxed enviornment. We will definitely go back!

Innkeeper Response
The birds are more visible and their songs more noticeable now in mid September, if such is possible, for each time we are at the entrance where our collection of sunflowers are the birds are flocking to enjoy eating. This must make them sing their gratitude as well. Thank you! We look forward to your return.

- Diana Ohlson (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Cottonwood Room

This room could be imagined to be a deck room aboard a steamer flowing to the Colorado river. The ambiance is gentle. The stars of this room are naturally the river but also the grandmother cottonwood tree which has placed its roots on the bank below.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Juniper Room - King Bed

An attractive and charming room, the Juniper room is the largest of the two rooms on the north wing of the SRI B&B which share a patio. The decor and subtle colours of the room have been chosen to compliment the beauty of the high desert. Cotton sheets and towels and wool rugs add a touch of luxury.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cliffrose Suite - Queen Bed

Enjoy traditional southwestern architecture with the nearly exceptional addition of a beautiful a river environment. The suite gives you your own most private space built with the organic texture of exposed adobes and rough sawn timbers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Juniper Room - King Bed & Twin Bed

An attractive and charming room, the Juniper room is the largest of the two rooms on the north wing of the SRI B&B which share a patio. The decor and subtle colours of the room have been chosen to compliment the beauty of the high desert. Cotton sheets and towels and wool rugs add a touch of luxury.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Cliffrose Suite - Queen Bed & 1 Twin Bed

Enjoy traditional southwestern architecture with the nearly exceptional addition of a beautiful a river environment. The suite gives you your own most private space built with the organic texture of exposed adobes and rough sawn timbers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Cliffrose Suite - Queen Bed & 2 Twin Bed

Enjoy traditional southwestern architecture with the nearly exceptional addition of a beautiful a river environment. The suite gives you your own most private space built with the organic texture of exposed adobes and rough sawn timbers.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Desert, Small town

Airport

Four Corners Reginal Airport (FMN) 3 miles

Directions to property:

We are located 1/4 mile off of Main Street/Hwy 64/Hwy550 just east of the La Plata Hwy and the culvert for crossing over the La Plata river. Fire station #6 is a focal point. One may enter the Fire station #6 driveway, using it as a frontage road for 200 yards bringing one to our gravel driveway. Turn left towards the set of adobe buildings with the red roofs. The front door has a sign "Office" on it. Ring the door bell and we will greet you directly.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de chilley, Monument Valley, Qaulity Waters San Juan River, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Private entrances, sitting area to watch the river

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Durango skiing, Navajo Dam Quaility Waters Fishing, Bisti Badlands, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-7 pm
  • Check Out:: 1 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over age 13
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Diana, David and David and Heidi Hamlow

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

You are not likely to find a better guide for your travels within the four corners than David. He knows the routes like the back of his hand and ever so many interesting little hideaways. During breakfast ask David your questions about the plans you have for the day’s adventure. David is an avid walker, Diana prefers cycling and swimming. In the winter of 2009 Diana rode the Southern Tier across the US while David drove the SAG vehicle. Both share a passion for books.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental +

  • Time Served: 7-9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Javanese Dutch Baby
Made from a simple mixture of eggs, flour and milk, much like a souffle. This pastry has been an all time favorite especially with our banana, lime, cardamom sauce. We serve organic juices as well as a choice of organic coffee or teas.


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