I enjyed my stay at Hacienda Grande. Melody was welcoming and helpful with directions and local restaurant tips. (My personal fave, tamales at Abuelitos)She is also very knowledgeable about the history of the 200 year old inn as well as New Mexico. I was there for a conference so I was leaving too early to take advantage of her homemeade breakfast most mornings. She was so kind to leave out a wonderful scone or cereal for me though. My final morning I enjoyed her wonderful pine nut, blue corn, blueberry waffles!
Mescalaro is a great room and is the only one that you enter from the main house. It is near the main door and was right off the den area so I could use it as an extra sitting area although there were two chairs in my room and plenty of space. The shower had bottles of squeeze soap, shampoo, conditioner and shaving gel. All the conveniences of home. You really do feel like a guest with a host that is not bothersome at all but is available if needed. Perfect!
The inner courtyard is lovely and peaceful and this is where the guest refrigerator and all the other rooms are accessed. You may also sit outback near the llamas or in the den with the tv or dining area so there is plenty of community space. The internet reception was spotty but just fine for checking emails and doing light internet work. This is vacation, not work!
I was traveling alone and felt very safe staying here and would highly reccomend it for anyone looking for a more personal homey experience, not a dry sterile hotel. It is just a short distance to Sante Fe and Albuquerque. Another house guest did a bit of hiking nearby. It was nice talking to others at the breakfast table and hearing there travel adventures.
Troy printed out my departure boarding passes... nice people, cozy place.
- Also Known As:
- La Hacienda Grande Hotel Bernalillo