We stayed at Elaine's after visiting Sandia Peak Tramway. It was about 30 minutes drive from tramway. Elaine's is right off Turquoise Trail and close to Albuquerque. Good location. The building is rustic and unique. It has many antique items that are very special. You have to drive on dirt road to get there but it wasn't too bad - we were driving a standard 4-door sedan, we didn't have any problem. (It was not raining or snowing though.) We stayed in Manzano Room. (If you have trouble going up and down the staircase, this may not the place for you as you have to use rustic staircases.) Our bed was so comfortable. I was finally able to sleep good. Elaine was very friendly and welcoming. She makes you feel like we've known her and been friends. We enjoyed chatting with her during our stay. She also makes dynamite pancakes served with fresh cut fruit. It was so good that I had to ask for recipe - she gave me one! We enjoyed our stay at Elaine's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Picturesque 3-story log and stone home located on 4 acres adjoining the Cibalo National Forest. Located on the Turquoise Trail, Elaine's is only minutes from Albuquerqe and less than an hour from Santa Fe. Five rooms all with private baths. Great views. Hiking, horseback riding, championship golf course, skiing and birding all nearby. Museums, galleries, and restaurants are just minutes away. ... more less