This antique-filled three-story log-and-stone home is set in the evergreen folds of the Sandia Mountain foothills. Four acres of wooded grounds beckon outside the back door. The top two floors have rooms with balconies and big picture windows that bring the lush mountain views indoors. The third-floor room also has cathedral ceilings and a brass bed; some rooms have fireplaces, and one has its own outside entrance. Breakfast, served in a plant-filled room or outside on
a patio with a fountain, often includes fresh fruit, pancakes, or waffles with sausage.
Sep 18, 2004
If you are new to New Mexico as we were, get out of the city and enjoy the countryside surrounding Elaine's. This is a great stop on the "back way" up to Sante Fe and Taos--why would you ever think about taking the interstate! Spacious, impeccable, clean rooms with gracious hosts (and an old-man dog when we visited). When the Best Westerns fade from memory, Elaine's will remain a lasting impression.