Finding this listing on TripAdvisor was the result of my wife's request that I “find somewhere unique” for us to stay at the end of our hiking trip to NW New Mexico and SE Utah. This fit the bill. Looking in the Farmington B&B and Inns listings, I found Koko's Cave, though it probably should be listed under Specialty Lodging. I'm just glad I found it and that it was available on a date that meshed with our schedule. While it may seem pricey at around $300 per night, it is well worth the price for the unique accommodations provided. As a man-made cave some 70 feet below the rim of a cliff and a few hundred feet above the valley below, it is a spacious, luxurious, fully furnished lodging with 1700 feet of living area that includes a bedroom with a king size bed, a living area with a futon, sofa, chairs, working TV (with 6 or 7 channels), dining area, kitchen, bathroom with waterfall shower, and an outdoor patio overlooking the valley below. Without a doubt, the most unique place we have ever stayed on all of our many trips over the last few years. Reading about the history of the cave and the challenges of its construction and then to see the finished product was impressive to say the least. Gayle, the manager, met us as we approached Farmington and led us to the parking area above the cave. She was friendly, welcoming, and gave us a very informative tour of the cave and its facilities. Food is provided for breakfast as well as facilities for cooking dinner if you so desire and want to bring the fixings, including a gas grill outside. Cold cuts are provided for sandwich making as well as many other items in the well-stocked refrigerator. A complimentary bottle of wine is also provided. The road all the way to the parking area above the cave is best negotiated with a high clearance vehicle though a regular car should have no problem in good weather, making it to the larger upper parking area that is just a short walk to the path leading to the cave. The short trail from the cliff top to the cave entrance is narrow in places and does require some effort but anyone in reasonably good shape should have no problem. Very highly recommended!!
- Also Known As:
- Kokopelli Cave Hotel Farmington
- Kokopelli Cave b&b
- Kokopelli Cave b And b