We were a bit taken aback by some of the reviews here on TripAdvisor but when I called to make a reservation, Bea could not have been nicer. I had tried to make an online reservation but for whatever reason her system and my Macintosh didn't get along (this isn't unusual with a Mac computer) so I just called. It was easy enough. She was very accommodating, and since we weren't sure what time we'd get to town she suggested we call when we got closer. As it turned out that wasn't a problem but in a new area you just don't know sometimes about roads and weather. She was very willing to accommodate whatever happened.
We asked about the traffic out front and turns out it leads to the high school--so in the morning and afternoon there are quite a few cars for a short period of time--it didn't bother us in the least. Otherwise it was very quiet, we listened to birds singing outside and the house itself was also quiet. We were the only guests that night; she and her husband and her elderly father live there--we didn't hear a thing.
She gave us all sorts of suggestions for dinner and sightseeing, and talked about the town and surrounding area. We found her to be delightful. Breakfast was delicious and made to order.
The house itself is beautifully done, it's a mix of Victorian and Southwest, done very nicely and with antiques from Bea's mother. The linens were high-quality, the bed was comfortable, everything was spotless--Bea must do nothing but clean. One word of warning (and this is nobody's fault), the bed in the Sage Room has a "tester" like for a canopy (except it's not for a canopy, it's just for design's sake) and my tall husband nearly bonked his head on it. He solved it by hanging his clean socks up there--looked funny but reminded him to duck. I'm of the short variety so it was no problem for me at all.
We'd go back in a heartbeat, we loved it. We travel a lot, we've stayed at many B&Bs, and Country Club is one of the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southwest Victorian charm decorated in oak antiques and Talavera tiles, xeroscaped desert grounds and grape arbor. Each room has a private bath and cable TV. A full breakfast is included. Near New Mexico Military Institute, International UFO Museum, art museums, winery and restaurants. Skiing and casinos area 1 hour drive. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an easy daytrip. ... more less