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“Desert Willow, Jemez Springs, NM”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Jemez Springs, New Mexico

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wannagoto...
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Desert Willow, Jemez Springs, NM”
Reviewed 2 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We just returned from our first visit to Jemez and found the Desert Willow to be a perfect base to enjoy day trips in the area with our Albuquerque daughter and her family. We found the cottage very comfortable for four adults and one six year old. The location is excellent with astounding scenery to enjoy from the deck over coffee and tea in the morning and dinner in the evening. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars for ID’ing the birds!
The kitchen was well equipped for our meal prep to pack lunches for outings and simple evening dinners. Breakfast provided at Hiway 4 Café was enjoyed by all. The breakfast burritos were very good, as were the quiche (our grandson said they were delicious) and the baked oatmeal with fruit and yogurt.
If you visit during warm weather be sure to check out the river/stream out back. We were all six years old again playing in the water in the evening and our grandson is still talking about the “ridiculous” time we had with the crawdads we caught in the stream!
Thanks to Leone for providing a reasonably priced, private place where families can let their hair down, unwind, enjoy each other’s company and make wonderful memories.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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AmyH267
Lubbock, Texas
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Private, wonderful place to stay!”
Reviewed 29 December 2011 for a stay in December 2011
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people found this review helpful

This is the best place to stay in Jemez Springs! The two bedroom cottage has heated floors, beautiful decor, and a full kitchen! Nice plush towels and lots of them! The beds are very firm and feature lovely quilts. The fact that it comes with breakfast as well makes it the best deal in town! The hostess, Leone, makes you feel like you are an old friend who just stopped by to visit. She even let us check out DVDs on her account at the local library since there is no video store in town.

Her husband, Bob, runs the Highway 4 Cafe up the road, which is where you go to get breakfast, and we recommend the carne avodobo burrito. The spicy red sauce will make you sweat!

Be sure to purchase your groceries in ABQ or San Ysidro since there are no grocery stores in Jemez Springs.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Antoinett...
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Desert Willow Bed and Breakfast”
Reviewed 3 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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We absolutley loved this BnB! We spent our 6th Wedding Anniversary here. This cottage was very clean, sweet and cozy. It offered wonderful views and sounds of the stream at night were relaxing as we slept with our windows opened. Leone was great host as well. Our complimentary breakfast was fantastic. We had the Elk Sausage breakfast burrito and Spinach Mushroom quiche, very yummy. They offered great pastries and decent coffee variety. Desert Willow = Relaxation at its best.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Couples
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jcm45
santa fe, nm
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Your own private home in Jemez Springs!”
Reviewed 15 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011
1
person found this review helpful

For the price of a hotel room, you have this lovely cottage all to yourself. Wonderful deck for viewing spectacular scenery, fully equipped kitchen, and a congenial hostess, Leone, who lives next door. And to add to all that, complimentary breakfast at the Highway 4 Coffee, our favorite eatery in Jemez.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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JfromAbq
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed 1 March 2011 for a stay in February 2011
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people found this review helpful

We stayed three nights and plan to return as often as possible. The rates are a little high, but we offset the cost by bringing our own food and only eating out for dinner-which is actually easier anyway with small children. I don't think the rooms have changed much from prior reviews and I was very happy with them when we arrived - two very nice bedrooms with queen size beds, full kitchen, living area with fireplace, nice bathroom and deck. Very private and comfortable. It is true there is not much storage for clothes/suitcases but it was not a huge deal for us. I would recommend taking your own DVDs -there's not much there espscially for children. There are a lot of games and books though but we mostly spent our time relaxing and building fires in the fireplace with the kids so they could roast marshmellows.

The breakfasts were served at the Highway 4 Cafe, which is owned by Bob, Leone's husband. They consist of breakfast burritos or waffles, but mostly pastries. We pretty much ate oatmeal and pastries (which are really, really good so I don't want it to sound like it's not) but I also don't want you to be surprised if you want a more traditional "fancy" breakfast like at many other b&bs. We liked it but by the third day we were a little tired of it and would have liked something else. Also note, Bob is closed on Mondays so we felt a little funny running up there when he's supposed to be closed and everything's pretty much turned off. We just picked up coffee and pastries and went back to the room to make our own breakfast that day.

We thoroughly enjoyed the simple peace and quiet of just hanging out together. We did go up to the Soda Dam, Valles Caldera and Bandilier in the mornings. We ate dinners at the Laughing Lizard (awesome!!!) Other than that, just enjoyed our nice little place for the weekend.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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