My family was traveling from Western Colorado to Eastern Tennessee for my Father-In Law's funeral. This Motel was such a welcome and wonderful surprise to come across! After comparing many higher priced motels in Raton, I decided the reviews made this one worth a look...The outside may look a tiny bit dated, but this is a great place and adds to the charm! Skip the chain Motels and the higher prices!! The warm greeting right away from Connie was just the beginning. The room is really large for a motel, with lots of room to roam around, the roof is pitched so it really feels spacious! The heater worked great and warmed the room in no time! Then....there's the steam shower!...Oh the steam shower!! My daughter got in and when she came out she said it was like a water park ride! It had wonderful pressure and instant and un-ending hot water. You have to adjust it so the curtain doesn't blow away! :0) Best shower in a motel I've ever had...Really! The beds were very comfortable with a nice assortment of pillows. The cleanliness is top notch...very clean and well cared for!! It's just off the highway (and easy to find) so it's quiet. One of the best "Mom and Pop's" around...When I checked out in the morning, Connie gave me a big hug and gave condolences on my father-In Law's passing. She is such a sweet, wonderful person and that was the icing on the cake. Truly a hidden gem! I'll stay there again and again when we pass through Raton and tell others to do the same!!!