Stayed over night for wife's birthday. Wanted to take advantage of wineries in the area and not have to drive. Simply stated the room exceeded our expectations. The inn only has two rooms one king and one queen. Both in close proximity to each other as the structure was clearly a large home historically.
Our reception from the owner was warm and welcoming. The king size room was very large and included two very comfortable chairs, a chaise, huge very comfortable four post bed. The furnishings are a mix of antiques and slightly more modern pieces. The bedding was obviously high quality. The room also had a wood burning fireplace, individually controlled air conditioner with remote, TV, coffee maker and cookies.
The bathroom was also very large with plenty of counter space, shower bath combo, heater, blow dryer and toiletries. We could not get over the size of the accommodations.
The rooms are connected to each other and the larger structure by hallways and patios. Exploring these for ice and a coke were fun as we were able to see the antique furniture and art. There is a very large shared atrium with lush plants and romantic night lights. There is also a small patio with fire pit and string lights over a pergola. Perfect place to sit with a glass of local NM wine. The inn also has a small private parking area close to room entrances. This is a big plus for exploring the historic plaza on foot.
The inn has a cafe that serves during breakfast and lunch. We did not partake but the cafe patio is great and often has live music in the acoustic, jazz vein. It is important to note the plaza has fine dinning, great Mexican food, bars, wineries, a historic theater and lots of shops. There are often vendors and activities in the plaza.
Josefina's is great. Well worth the price and will not hesitate to stay again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This quaint adobe house known simply as “Josefina’s” has long been a symbol of warmth and welcome on the Historic Old Mesilla Plaza. Josefina’s is aptly named for the dynamic and outgoing woman who lived here for nearly 35 years and established the Luminaria Tradition of Mesilla. Dating back to the early 1900’s this home has served as a place to gather, socialize, and celebrate. This tradition lives on as “Josefina’s” opens its gates to the community and visitors of Mesilla.Once the site of holiday open houses and afternoon get-togethers, we now invite all to relax, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the plaza in an intimate and comfortable setting. Whether you are gathering for a tea party on our patio, a luncheon in our café, celebrating a special anniversary in our Historic Inn, or shopping for that “must have” at Old Gate Antique’s, you are sure to find the warmth of Southern New Mexico charm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Josefina`s Old Gate Hotel Mesilla
- Josefina's Old Gate Mesilla, New Mexico