I am a very busy mom and a full time student, and my husband works in law. Needless to say, our lives are very hectic and about every 3 months, we take some time away from the "grind" to recharge our batteries. This time, my husband purchased a Groupon for The Bobcat Inn, as a Christmas gift for me. We have been wanting to visit Santa Fe for quite some time, and it is a reasonable 4 to 5 hour drive from Denver. So, on MLK weekend, we sent the kids to their dad's house and we were off!
Amy was there to greet us when we checked in, and was so helpful. As she was walking us around the main house (which is furnished with lovely pieces and is very charming), I asked if she had any water bottles in the rooms, as I am known for being thirsty ALL OF THE TIME - she immediately stopped and offered me a glass of ice water. We saw the main room (as mentioned), the beautiful modern kitchen, and then Amy walked us out of the back door and towards our room.
The room that we had booked was the Kachina II, which is outside of the main house, in what I would call a Casita. The king sized bed was SUPER comfortable - even more so than my cozy comfy bed at home, and there were plenty of pillows, which is a plus for me, as I am a pillow hog :) The sheets were very, very soft and comfortable, as well. It was cold outside, but plenty warm in the room. In addition to the bed, the room was furnished with two nightstands, lamps, and a bureau for clothes (the TV sits on the bureau) - and many fun touches of Kachina dolls throughout.
The bathroom has some really fun & funky blue/yellow tiles and was supplied with plenty of soft towels. I really like to use a lot of towels, and when I asked Amy for a couple more, she very graciously brought them to me immediately. The bathroom also comes stocked with some nice toiletries, such as soap, shampoo and lotion The closet is very spacious and includes an additional 2 large pillows, and a huge down comforter. It was not cold enough for us to use the comforter (and the heater works very well), but on frigid, snowy nights, I am sure it would be most welcomed.
Finally, there is a large porch with a table and two chairs. It was too cool for us to sit outside during our stay, but I could definitely see this as a prime place to sit outside for a glass of wine, to watch the scenery, during warmer months.
The food that Amy prepared was plentiful, and delicious. Each day she offered coffee, tea, juice, fruit, yogurt and granola. The main selection at our first breakfast was stuffed french toast with Apricot sauce - delicious, and bacon!! The second day, we were treated to a spinach/mushroom frittata - also very yummy. Amy serves the food buffet style, and there is plenty to go around. She also checked with us a couple of times during our meal to make sure that we had enough to eat, and offered to make more when we were still just a bit hungry.
Amy was also helpful to us in two additional ways. First, she suggested an amazing restaurant for our dinner - Maria's. The place is somewhat of a hole in the wall but the food is OUTSTANDING and the margaritas deadly. We look forward to going back!!
Secondly, when we left, we made incredible mistake of leaving the laptop that I use for school behind!! By the time Amy called us, we were 2.5 hours into our 5 hour journey home, and just couldn't turn back to get it. Amy did us the favor of taking my computer to the local FedEx store and having it very securely packed, and sent back to me. It arrived 2 days later in perfect condition, and I feel like I owe her big time for that!!
Our stay at The Bobcat Inn was warm, comfortable and luxurious. I am happy to recommend it, and it's lovely owner Amy, to anyone :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful southwest inspired bed and breakfast located in the Southeast foothills to Santa Fe, and only 15 minutes from the historic Plaza. Gourmet breakfast prepared from our farm fresh eggs and organic vegetables from our garden. Walking trails , small vineyard, koi pond and views of Rowe Mesa and the mountains. Patio dining in the courtyard with the hummingbirds in the summer and cozy dining by the fire in the winter months. Authentic Santa Fe experience. ... more less
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- The Bobcat Hotel Santa Fe