Found Inn on the Rio on the internet and decided that after the big chain hotels we were in for a family wedding in Bloomfield, we'd take a chance on a B&B for a couple of nights. Good choice! The location is a very short drive to town center. It wouldn't be too bad to walk but not always a big enough shoulder to make it safe enough after dark. Breakfast with Jules and Robert was yummola! Had a "german baby pancake" which was awesome! Robert makes homemade bread if there are enough guests, which there were. Also provided were homemade preserves. They have lots of artistic touches in the rooms and the breakfast room, the latter of which is complete with kiva-style fireplace. It must be very cozy in winter.
The plumbing is "delicate" in Jules' words. That is, good mineral-heavy water makes for great drinking water, but flushing the toilet is a challenge at times. The pool was too cold for my taste (I like it like a bath), but relaxing to lay beside nonetheless. Hubby John and I enjoyed the hot tub the first night. After a long and arduous hike up to Williams Lake in the Wheeler Peak wilderness area, we were too tuckered out to enjoy the town on the second evening. But we did take-out Italian and ate it on the patio outside of the breakfast room with some good little red wine bottles from the local supermarket! Dining al fresco in Taos - the best.
Would definitely go here again if we're lucky enough to head toward Taos in the future. Afterall, our hometown Philadelphia is quite a ways away! But we will get there again - someday!
John and Margarete Emery
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