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“Quails, quiet, and horses galore-”

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Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Corrales B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Staying at the Chocolate Turtle is a real treat. Number one, if you like horses, Corrales is the place for you! Everyone in the neighborhood seems to own one or two and there are trails everywhere. We even saw a horse and carriage on one of the nearby trails! There are hitching posts throughout the town and folks ride their mounts to the post office! The backyard of this b & b is like a mini-oasis, with quails, cottontails, chipmunks, roadrunners and lots of other birds enjoying the beautiful gardens. The whole home is extremely inviting and comfortable. Our room was lovely, bathroom plumbing great, and no noise was heard from other guests. Chocolate cookies on arrival and chocolate turtles in the room. Snacks, coffee/tea, available 24/7, which is great for early risers. The owners have just sold this b & b and were away when we were there, but Cheryl, the b & b sitter could not have been more charming. Plus, she made a delicious breakfast. Hope the new owners, who take over at the end of August, will keep us the good work!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our stay at the Chocolate Turtle was great. Dallas and Nancy made my whole family feel so comfortable and welcome. The rooms were so much like our own that the stay went too fast.
The breakfast was to die for. Blueberry french toast..WOW. Our family rented two rooms so I can speak for 1/2 of the place. It was very easy to find and there is plenty of parking space. The rooms are big enought where one doesn't feel crowded. The rear porch was my place. Coffee at daylight with the critters. Very quiet and peaceful. We will surely have a return stay.
During our stay we met Denise Stremal,which is the new owner, We visited for a couple of days and I can asure you thinks will still be great at the turtle. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank D G
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The once in 100 year storm hit Albuquerque in August , one week before we were to arrive to spend a long weekend at a close friend's home. Water damage destroyed her guest bedrooms. Desperate to give her guests a first class experience, the Chocolate Turtle B & B was contacted and they graciously made accommodations for us at the last minute. This was a silver lining scenario; we couldn't have been happier. Lots of character, meticulous, quiet, delicious breakfasts and fun loving owners with a great sense of humor made our 3 day stay most comfortable and memorable. A must stay experience for any traveler; we will return.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

On our recent visit to a cousin's we chose stay at Chocolate Turtle because it is located directly across the street. When booking our room little did we know what a relaxing and refreshing stay we would have. Upon our arrival after our eight hour drive, I asked Dallas and Nancy about a safe and shady place to run. They directed me to the ditch which gave me an insightful view of how the town, Corrales earned its name. Our room was most comfortable and the food delicious. While drinking my early morning coffee I was able to watch the sun rise over the mountains and watch the little rabbits and birds as they had breakfast at the many feeders provided by my hosts. I will recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone traveling to the Albuquerque area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Patsy G
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our stay at the Chocolate Turtle was magical. The Turtle is a hidden gem in the Rio Grande Valley featuring Sandia Peak as a wonderful backdrop to its beautiful gardens. To us, nothing says relaxed New Mexico elegance better than the superbly appointed Chocolate Turtle. Our hosts, Dallas and Nancy, made us feel like family, and we miss them already. No trip to New Mexico is complete without a stay at the Chocolate Turtle as far as we're concerned. It's our Southwest home away from home.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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CTOWNERS, Owner at Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Really enjoyed reading about your experience at the Chocolate Turtle! Your descriptions were lovely and I especially appreciated your comment that "nothing says relaxed New Mexico elegance better than the superbly appointed Chocolate Turtle." So glad you enjoyed your visit- we miss you too!!

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My family stayed at the Chocolate Turtle at the beginning of this summer while we were visiting family in Albuquerque. We were warmly welcomed even though our flight was very delayed and we got to the bed and breakfast very late at night. The room was beautiful! It was thoughtfully decorated and had so many little details to make us comfortable. From the chocolate turtles (that my daughter loved) to the well-stocked bathroom, it seems that the owners have thought of everything. Our room had a little outside sitting area. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was a wonderful experience every morning. The meals were all delicious and made with wholesome, fresh ingredients. We enjoyed talking with the other guests. I would recommend the Chocolate Turtle to anyone visiting the area. We had no complaints. We hope to return next year.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mary C
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CTOWNERS, Owner at Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Chocolate Turtle. Sorry that your flight was so delayed, but we are always happy to welcome our guests, especially after you have had such a stressful travel day.Really hope that you will be able to return next year!!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights and pre booked the up up and away balloon package.
Chris and Bruce the house sitters could not have done more for us, from really good advice on what to see and do to helping me make some calls back to the UK when my bank wouldn't believe that I was on holiday in the USA and froze my card twice in as many days.
They also provided us with a pack up for the early morning departure for the balloon trip and then breakfast on our return.
The Chocolate Turtle itself is a lovely place to stay our room was spacious comfortable and very relaxing.
We would make his our first choice of place to stay if visiting thre area again

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank riro2012
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CTOWNERS, Owner at Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Thanks so very much for writing a review regarding your experience at the Chocolate Turtle . So sorry to hear that you had an issue with your credit card (we've had some similar experiences and it is so frustrating.) Really happy that Chris & Bruce were able to help you out. Glad you selected our Up , Up and Away Package- how exciting that you were able to take a Hot Air Balloon Ride!!

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Address: 1098 W Meadowlark Ln, Corrales, NM 87048-9673
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Corrales
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Corrales
Price Range: $153 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable and relaxing is a perfect description of the Chocolate Turtle, a colorful southwest style B&B located in the Village of Corrales, a historic farming community in the Rio Grande river valley of New Mexico. Adjacent to Albuquerque and a short drive to Santa Fe, the Chocolate Turtle offers a wonderful view of the Sandia Mountain from its patio and portal. Most mornings you can enjoy breakfast while being entertained by the roadrunners and quail. ... more   less 
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