Rest for the Soul: Local Bed and Breakfasts

Rest is good for the body and the soul.  Sometimes it does a mom good to have a little R&R time away from the chores and the regular schedule.  While an all inclusive resort in Indonesia might sound appealing, maybe you don’t have the finances or the time to escape halfway around the world for a week.  My favorite places to stay at this point in my life are bed and breakfasts.  I can support the local economy, have a custom experience I might not get at a hotel, and the breakfasts are usually out of this world.  If you have a night or two to get away, here are a few local places I’d love for you to consider:

Haven for the Soul

Bottger Mansion of Old Town

I live on the east side, so driving fifteen minutes to the west side is like a mini vacation in itself.  Bottger Mansion is an historic building right in the middle of Old Town, yet feels like you are in a quiet space out on the fringes of town.  The house itself is lovely with an old time feel to it. The amenities, however are all modern.  The owners, Steve and Kathy Hiatt, are amazing hosts. They will warmly welcome you and provide you with a mouth watering breakfast in the morning.  The tables on the patio at breakfast are separate, so you can enjoy breakfast on your own if you are an introvert like me and want to start out your morning quietly.   I cannot recommend this B&B more and would love to stay there again someday.

Canon del Rio

If you want a place where time stands still and where you can completely unwind from hurried life, Canon del Rio is the place for you.  Located up in Jemez Springs, it is a short drive up to an absolutely picturesque part of New Mexico.  The property feels like a peaceful retreat, as it backs up to walking space near the Jemez River.  An outdoor pool and hot tub are available. And a spa center is located on the property with a full range of options to choose from.  The breakfasts are absolutely delectable.  The quiet ambiance of the space helped set me at ease for the weekend.  Head out here for a reset time, a planning time, or just an escape from your daily grind.

Mauger Bed and Breakfast

We stayed at the Mauger Inn for one anniversary and one of our first staycations in Albuquerque.  Located off Roma Street, it is in a part of town I rarely explore.  We stayed in one of the king bed rooms on the first floor, and the room was immaculate and absolutely lovely. Though other people were staying in the house, we didn’t see any of them until breakfast the next morning.  The breakfast room was flooded with light. And we enjoyed a delicious breakfast while discussing all Albuquerque has to offer with some out of town guests.  The bed and breakfast is also for sale currently, so if you are interested in running your own bed and breakfasts, take a look!

Others Bed and Breakfasts to check out

I have not stayed at these, but I have heard great things about them:


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