I stayed at the Laughing Lizard Inn for a week. I had driven through the Jemez Mountains 18 years ago and decided to come back and explore the area more closely. Since I didn't want to camp alone, when I looked online, this place seemed to have the right feeling of simple and comfortable. Everything was very clean. The weather was beautiful so I didn't even miss the AC. The inn was the perfect springboard for day trips all throughout the region, although several spots were closed due to the forest fires and then rain storms earlier this summer. Some days I just sat on the porch and read a book, or watched the local comings and goings. Everyone who stayed in the other rooms was friendly and interesting. Bob and Leone are great hosts and were attentive to my requests. The Highway 4 Cafe next door is delicious, and everything else in town is a short walk down the street. The only thing that surprised me was the amount of heavy truck traffic going by at all hours of the day and night, which it made the experience a little less peaceful than I had anticipated. But I got over it and stayed over it pretty quickly. I want to go back and stay there again with my family soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Laughing Lizard Inn is a perfect weekend get-away spot located in the heart of the beautiful Jemez mountains, an easy drive from Albuquerque or Santa Fe.The four-room inn offers front porch views of surrounding mesa walls. Perfect for sunset watching. Rooms are hand-decorated with queen size beds, private bath and simple mountain charm. Located next to locally owned bakery and coffee shop. Free wifi available to guests. ... more less