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Hacienda Vargas
Ranked #1 of 1 Algodones B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 4, 2008

My friends and I stayed at the Hacienda Vargas for a long weekend and absolutely loved it. It's a unique, charming inn nestled between Santa Fe (~45 min away) and Albuquerque (~20 min away), perfect for our plans to visit both cities at various times during the weekend. This was my first stay in a B&B and was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are warm and inviting (and quite large!), each with a private entrance. The breakfasts were hot, fresh, and delicious, prepared onsite by the owners. The owners Richard and Cynthia were very accommodating to our needs/requests and went above and beyond our expectations in many ways.

I stayed in the Kiva suite which had a full and twin sized bed, which were quite comfortable. It also had a sitting area and a kiva wood burning fireplace that was enjoyable to sit around in the evenings. The private bath contained a jacuzzi tub and seperate shower. The switch to turn on the jets to the jacuzzi was on the wall next to the door (not near the tub itself), which made it interesting to turn on and off. The room itself had a nice cozy rustic feeling with the wood ceilings and spanish tiled floor. It had an entrance both into the main lodge (so you didn't have to go outside in the cold to go to breakfast), and an entrance into the courtyard.

Things to be aware of: As the other reviews mentioned, the inn is by the railroad tracks. The train can be quite loud as it goes by. However, it is quick and it never actually woke me up (I'm a moderate sleeper). The only time I heard it was in the early evening. There is a dog onsite (the owner's), but is the sweetest, friendliest guy you'll ever meet (never heard him bark once)!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 26, 2007

We loved staying at Hacienda Vargas. Algodones is a perfect location to explore both Albuquerque and Santa Fe as well as experiencing the beautiful Sandia Mountains. Bernalillo and Placitas are nearby towns.

We stayed in the Kiva Room over the Thanksgiving holiday for three days in 2007. It was a quiet and relaxing place to stay ( we didn't hear any trains) We enjoyed the fireplace and the nice bathroom with the jacuzzi. Breakfasts were superb. Chef/owner Richard Spencer gave us the recipe for his delicious pumpkin pancakes, but all the breakfasts were excellent. Our hosts were very pleasant and welcoming. I'd recommend the experience highly.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2007

A well kept secret hidden away in Algodones, we absolutely adored this property. The 'suite' was beautiful and extremely charming, and the breakfast was divine! (Pumpkin pinon pancakes, bacon, hashbrowns) I suggest highly checking out checking out a weekend here! You will not be disappointed!

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

Thank you very much for the wonderful stay at Hacienda Vargas this past weekend! My wife and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary and it was very romantic and "wow" staying at Hacienda Vargas. They helped make the anniversary even more special by providing cute anniversary gifts and chilled apple cider! Everything was great from the room, breakfast, and their "horribly behaved" dog Rex. Cynthia and Richard were very kind and the best bed & breakfast owners we have met. We look forward to visiting Hacienda Vargas in the future!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2007

Close to everything, but feels miles from anywhere…..My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of celebrating our 6th month anniversary at Hacienda Vargas! In her own words; “Hacienda Vargas is the perfect place to relax after a stressful week!” The grounds were absolutely gorgeous, and the overall feel of the place transports you back to another place and time. Whether you’re coming from New York or just across town to get away from it all, Hacienda Vargas is a wonderful place to stay. The owners (Richard, Cynthia, and Max the Dog) really know how to make you feel welcomed. Needless to say: “WE’LL BE BACK”!!

Amy & Jonathan

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2007

We loved the Hacienda Vargas it was beautiful, quiet and serine. The owners were personable and very pleasant. We had a wonderful time! We cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2007

My wife and I stayed here and we were so taken back by the hospitality that the Spences showed us. This was our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast and I must say this experience was far and away the most personal service we have ever received!

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hacienda Vargas

Address: 1431 Highway 313, El Camino Real, Algodones, NM 87001-8011
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Algodones
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Algodones
Price Range: $98 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda Vargas 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hacienda Vargas Bed & Breakfast and Wedding Chapel offers the grace and elegance of historical New Mexico in the rural setting of Algodones. Hacienda Vargas is conveniently located in between Albuquerque and Santa Fe allowing for travelers to experience both easily. Visit our unique New Mexico Bed and Breakfast and experience the romance and history of New Mexico. All rooms have private entrances, private bathrooms, some with fireplace and jacuzzi tubs. A stay at Hacienda Vargas includes a delicious & bountiful breakfast each morning. Hacienda Vargas is the perfect spot for a local get-a-way, traveling the Turquoise Trail, the Jemez Trail, winter activities, a visit to many of NM's treasures and coming into or leaving the state. ... more   less 
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