Super cute lodging right next to the mountains. Place is amazing, location is brilliant, and staff is terrific. We couldn't arrive until after office hours, so they talked us through how to get to the late check-in box where they left an envelope with keys, instructions, and a nice welcome message. Props for the really good directiona they gave. They also provided an emergency number, which was answered almost immediately and helped us through everything we needed help in to the best of their ability through the phone.
After not being satisfied with our motel booking in Taos, we made a last minute call to the Alpine Inn. The woman who answered the phone couldn't be more helpful and kind. They didn't have any rooms available at the Inn but had one available at the Cottam's Lodge. She explained it was about a 5 - 10 min. drive from the Inn, clean, and comfortable. After checking-in at the Inn, we drove over to the Cottam's Lodge. It's not a lodge so to say that your familiar with - I would say a house off of the road, surrounded by forestry, and possibly a house converted into a lodge with two levels and maybe ten to twelve rooms. Yes, the room was not large but more than comfortable. Very clean, extremely comfortable bed, nice size bathroom with more than enough towels, t.v., coffee machine & supplies - cups, utensils, etc. The next morning when we checked-out, again with helpful, friendly host, we walked around the Inn and enjoyed the stunning scenery. The Inn is family owned & would stay there or at the Cottam if ever in the area again.…
This was a very nice room, reasonable cost, and convenient. However, the next door neighbor has two large dogs which barked all night. I had intended to rise early for some mountain climbing, but sleep was impossible. I know these dogs did not belong to the lodge, but the lodge has some responsibility to provide a quiet lodging to it's customers. They should do something, even take legal action, or otherwise find a way to quiet these dogs. Bottom line: If you want to sleep, do not reserve a room here.
The place is old and warm, they only provided one electric fan that is on the loft area. We saw rats outside the lodge. This place needs renovation. We tried Alpine Village before and is much better than the lodge.