Friday, February 20, 2009


It was wonderful! I have much to tell you and show you, just not sure where to start! We stayed at the Cottonwood Inns Bed and Breakfast in the Territorial Room. This is a quote about our room from the Inn website. "Territorial Room: The Cottonwood B and B's largest room is over 800 square feet and takes up most of the upstairs portion of the main house. The Territorial room was once the studio of western painter Wolfgang Pogzeba. Both Pogzeba and countless others have painted the impressive view over the Taos Pueblo and Sangre de Cristo Mountains - don't be surprised if you recognize these images over and over again in the galleries of Taos, as well as around the world. Relax in your private indoor hot tub after enjoying the sunset on your private balcony which overlooks our spectacular courtyard gardens. True to its name, the room is decorated in territorial-style furniture and has a king bed, one twin bed, traditional viga and latilla ceiling, plus a large kiva fireplace, a wet-bar, and bathroom with large skylight, talavera tile and sunken tub/shower." Here are several photographs of the room.
And yes, this is the hot tub in our room . . . complete with two yellow rubber duckies. votive candles and real plants, along with two white spa robes and matching white slippers. The separate bathroom included an array of toiletries made by one of the innkeepers. The "green tea and ginger" shampoo and conditioner were just great. The bars of soap smelled wonderful! And, in the middle of winter, still a single white rose in the bathroom. This is the sitting area of the room showing the large kiva fireplace. It was a big and very comfortable room and we totally enjoyed it. A sumptuous breakfast was served in the dining room down stairs every morning and the innkeepers will feed you as long as you want to eat. No one leaves hungry. Shantal is a fabulous cook! Of course, there are fresh eggs every morning. I mean, they are really fresh. Here is a photo of some of "the girls" who hang out just to the side of the parking area. This is the staircase leading from our room (which was almost the entire top floor of the inn) down to the dining room and sitting room. And, this is the very large cross on the wall in the entry. In my next post I will tell you all about the charming little village of Arroyo Seco, just north of Taos, and show you photographs of the Rio Grande River, snowcapped mountains and the vastness that is northern New Mexico. Stay tuned!

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