Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast

1098 W Meadowlark Lane , Corrales, 87048-9673 USA (Show map)


Warm hospitality and southwestern charm describes this colorful four guest room B&B with private baths, full breakfasts, complimentary snacks, beverages, computer access and wi-fi. Located in the historic farming Village of Corrales (adjacent to Albuquerque and Rio Rancho), the Chocolate Turtle is a perfect get away, while close to wineries, historic sites, galleries, shopping, spas, and excellent local restaurants. Walking along the historic acequias, bird watching in the Bosque, golf, biking and hiking are enjoyable in our mild climate. Roadrunners, quail, rabbits and hummingbirds will entertain you while unwinding on the portal and watching the ever changing Sandia Mountains.



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

chocolate turtle

5 on September 11, 2017

We loved our stay! Owners were friendly and the views spectacular. We especially enjoyed watching the bunnies and quails in the yard while we sat on the patio.

Innkeeper Response
Come back for Balloon Fiesta. Everyone is enjoying themselves. The Quail and Bunnies are still active.

- Keith Buderus (innkeeper)

Grounds are lovely

3.6 on June 02, 2016

This was a little pricey based on comparison B&B's. Our room was nice, but the sink was clogged up. I wanted to consider a less expensive room, but the booking site said only the largest room was available. Not true. When we got there, the owner said 3 other rooms were available. Call the B&B first, to check out room availability. The outside grounds are worth the stay. We had lovely views of the hot air balloons during our breakfast on the terrace. The owner's are very nice and accommodating. They also have a cool parrot!

Innkeeper Response
These guests wanted a one night stay on the weekend. The booking site follows our policies regarding 2 night minimum stays on weekends. The room chosen was the only room available due to the 2 night minimum. We appreciate our guests informing us of any conditions needing attention. In this case, the clogged sink drain was a very easy fix.

- Keith Buderus (innkeeper)

A pleasure visit in New Mexico

5 on March 24, 2016

My husband and I took an explore New Mexico mini vacation through the Albuquerque and Santa Fe region. The Chock Turtle B & B offered us a great evening and breakfast as we traveled through the region. We would certainly visit them again if we return to the area and would recommend it to anyone that spends some time there.

Wonderful Host Chat

5 on February 19, 2016

I wanted my husband to see the fun southwest color and décor showcased by the Chocolate Turtle, since we are currently fixing up a new home purchase. Denise and Keith not only opened their home to show us everything, but they also gave us lots of important and helpful information. Breakfast was delicious and the perfect amount and the orchid gift at Valentine's was a special treat; not to mention the chocolate turtles. We'll do it again, even though we're basically neighbors.

Wonderful Intimate Wedding Site

5 on October 12, 2015

We had an intimate wedding here. The surroundings were absolutely gorgeous and the hosts went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Wonderful and beautiful experience. Cannot recommend this venue enough!

Anniversary Getaway

5 on August 18, 2015

We had a wonderful stay the rooms were very comfortable. Our hosts gave us great tips on the local sites and the best restaurants. Breakfast was outstanding with great presentation. My husband is gluten intolerant and Denise and Keith went out of their way to have a great experience for him also.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We at the Chocolate Turtle B&B always try to meet any special needs of our guests. We want our guests to feel at home.

- Keith Buderus (innkeeper)

Beautiful and Welcoming

4.8 on August 11, 2015

The hosts are friendly, welcoming hots! Made us feel right at home! Breakfast was so nice - sitting out on the patio with the Sandia mountains as our view. Would definitely stay there again!

A gem in the Southwest

5 on August 07, 2015

2 months ago we had the pleasure of spending three nights at the Chocolate Turtle B&B in Corrales, NM. We were aware that it had been recently listed as one of the top ten B&B’s in the U.S. and we discovered why. The location is wonderful….quiet, picturesque and convenient to the many places of interest in the area. 20 min. south to Old Town Albuquerque, roughly 60 min. north to Santa Fe, just to name two venues not to be missed. A view of the nearby Sandia Mountains from the comfortable and colorful back patio add to the charm of The Chocolate Turtle and the subtle lighting at night punctuates its beauty. Denise and Keith are warm and charming hosts with tasty breakfasts, afternoon cookies and answers to any questions about the area attractions, where to eat and how to get there. In short, the Chocolate Turtle is one of our all time favorite B&Bs and we are looking forward to a return trip in the not too distant future.

Amazing view

5 on July 10, 2015

We had a great time spending 4th of July at the Chocolate Turtle. The B&B is quite scenic and the view of the fireworks from the back yard was beautiful. The rooms were very clean and we liked the big common area. Our hosts were just right - chatted with us at breakfast but then didn't get overly involved with our comings and goings the rest of the day. This B&B is within an hours drive of many attractions in Northern New Mexico so we had fun exploring the area. Highly recommended.


5 on June 28, 2015

We had a wonderful time at this treasure! The hosts were very helpful an solicitous! The food was great! The wonderful backyard and views are conducive to meeting people as well. We met some great people at this B&B!

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Rooms & Rates

Sandia Room

Rich turquoise and plum walls provide a warm background for local artists work, wrought iron accessories, a king bed, an antique twin Taos bed and a fabulous view of the Sandia Mountains. Enjoy a cup of coffee in your private patio. The spacious bathroom includes double sinks, colorful towels and a large shower with a built-in bench. Fresh flowers and chocolate turtles always await your arrival.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

Quail Room

Queen size bed with two comfortable chairs are perfect for reading or relaxing. The floor of your bedroom and large, private bathroom is covered with original hand crafted Mexican Saltillo tile. The combination tub and shower tiled in rich earth tones provides a relaxing place to soak.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Roadrunner Room

The newly redecorated Road Runner Room features rustic furniture and soft desert colors. Artwork by Navajo artist Sheila Hill is displayed. This cheery room has a convenient desk for the business traveler as well as the vacationer. The private bath is decorated with soft, earth toned bath towels. The tiled shower has a sturdy grab bar. Fresh flowers and chocolate turtles always await your arrival.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Hummingbird Room

Our smallest cozy room is fitted with a King bed. Spanish style writing deck is convenient for both business travelers and guests alike. The periwinkle and cornflower walls provide a warm background for a variety of local artwork. Chocolate turtles and fresh flowers always await your arrival.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Check Dates


Location Type

Rio Grande Valley - Bosque, Desert, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 15 miles

Directions to property:

I-25 North to Exit 233, route 528, Alameda Blvd. West on Alameda for 4.5 miles to route 443, Corrales Road. Right on Corrales Road (North) for 1.5 miles to Meadowlark Lane. Left on Meadowlark (West) for 1 mile. Chocolate Turtle is on the right about 150 yards after the intersection of Meadowlark and Loma Larga. Address is 1098 West Meadowlark. Look for the sign.

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, Native American Pueblos, Walking, hiking, biking and riding trails, Off roading trails and tours, Top Form Arena, Balloon Fiesta Park, Historic San Ysidro and Corrales Village, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities , Fresh flowers and chocolate turtles in rooms, Sandia mountain view from covered porch, Hearty, healthy, filling breakfast, Guest refrigerator and microwave available, Area knowledge and expertise, Restricted diets accommodated

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Local SW and Native American Artisans, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 6 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Keith and Denise

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Parrot

About the innkeepers

Hiking, biking, gardening

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outside Portal - weather permitting, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Southwest Quiche
A very mild green chile in this delightful baked 3 cheese and egg dish provides our guests with a taste of the southwest. Served with a selection of fresh fruit, a breakfast meat (usually sausage, ham or peppered bacon), delicious blueberry scones or Southwestern cornbread, coffee, tea and juice, it is a perfect way to start the day.