SO NEAR, YET SO FAR is a perfect description of the Chocolate Turtle, a
New Mexico Bed and Breakfast located in the picturesque Village of Corrales, a historic farming community in
the Rio Grande River Valley.
Relaxed and low-key, Corrales, NM is a world apart - you'd
never know that we are surrounded by two of New Mexico's largest cities: Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, and
it's just a short drive to Santa Fe. This historic village provides a step back in time and is home to working
art studios, historic sites, galleries, shopping, restaurants
, and wineries.
This inviting Albuquerque area bed and breakfast is centrally located with easy access to the famous Sandia Peak
Tramway, the Balloon Park, and
galleries. It is convenient for day trips to explore
cultural and historical sites as well as outdoor activities including hiking,
golfing, biking, and bird watching.
Moderate temperatures, 360 days of sunshine, and the high desert climate distinguish Albuquerque,
making outdoor recreation enjoyable year round.
Gracious hospitality and southwestern charm describe the experience awaiting you at the Chocolate Turtle.
A classic adobe style home with four colorful, uniquely appointed
guestrooms is just the beginning. From our portal
(that's Spanish for porch) and the patio, both surrounded by colorful gardens of fragrant, southwestern
plants, you have a magnificent view of the ever-changing Sandia Mountains. A continuous parade of
wildlife, including bunnies, quails,
roadrunners, and hummingbirds, provides ongoing entertainment.
Fresh flowers and delicious chocolate turtles await you in your room. And did we mention the scrumptious
breakfasts served on the portal (weather permitting)
or in the cheery breakfast room?
A stroll on the walking paths along the nearby historic acequias is like a step back in time as you pass orchards,
vineyards, and horse farms. In fact, you may even get to pet a llama being walked by a villager.
The Sandia Mountains afford a beautiful and unique
backdrop for weddings, outdoor receptions, and other types of
celebrations. Our meeting space provides a great way to
retreat from the office hustle. This Albuquerque area bed and breakfast is a perfect choice for the
business traveler, offering late/flexible
check-ins and early breakfasts, business services, and free high-speed wireless Internet.
Whether you live across the country or just over the Rio Grande, the Chocolate Turtle Bed and Breakfast is a
BALLOON FIESTA OPENINGS
Due to a unforseen situation for one of our guests, we have some availability at the beginning of this year's International Balloon Fiesta.If you had been thinking about coming to Fiesta this year but could not find a room, now's you chance. Call us right away. Some of the nights have already been rebooked.
FUN IN OUR HISTORIC VILLAGE OF CORRALES
Hi everyone. Late summer and fall are great times to visit our wonderful historic Village, and experience the bed & breakfast "Better Way To Stay".tm
So if you are thinking about or planning a vacation trip, we invite you to escape the sterile hotel room. Come experience a stay with us and enjoy all that Corrales has to offer, as well as the great New Mexico sunshine, blue skies, and comfortable temperatures.
The ACTIVITIES tab at the top of this page provides information about all there is to do and see in the area. Here is just a sampling of the Village events that you will want to consider when making your plans.
Art in the Park - 3rd Sunday of each month, May thru October - 40+ local artists displaying their work.
Growers' Market - Every Sunday May thru October - Locally grown and made produce, breads, honey and jams.
Corrales Harvest Festival - A two day event that takes place throughout the Village each year on the last weekend in September. This year's dates are September 28th & 29th. This is a fun event for the whole family, complete with arts & crafts, food, entertainment, wine tasting and much more. For more information go to www.corralesharvestfestival.com.
Please contact us to learn more about Corrales, the Chocolate Turtle, and a "Better Way To Stay".