Ideas for New Mexico trip?

El Pablo

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So I've just spent the last couple of hours going through and making notes on this thread. I have a 2 page Word document to give to my wife to have her look through all of the recommendations and see what we can fit in. We really only have about a week, so that is going to limit us, and taking the dog will complicate things a bit, too.

But we'll figure it out. I appreciate all the tips and tidbits, I think it's going to be a great trip!

<edit> And for all you MFers who recommended Michael's Kitchen in Taos, I'm gonna be cussing you for the next 6 weeks! I spent half an hour reading reviews and looking at pictures, and now I'm so hungry I could eat my keyboard if they poured that red and green sauce over it!

Wait until you see the cinnamon rolls in person.
 

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I looked at a couple of places, but I'm going to have to do a lot more research and find the best one to use. Open for idea for a specific company or site if ya'll have 'em - it's hard to judge from a website which are good, they all say they're the best! lol
I have a friend that purchased a property in the Red River area a few years ago that he rents when not using it. I can inquire about availability or pm his info to you.
 

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I have a friend that purchased a property in the Red River area a few years ago that he rents when not using it. I can inquire about availability or pm his info to you.

That might be interesting to look into. I'm not sure if it would fit our needs, but I'd be willing to look. We checked into VRBO and AirBnB and such and the GD'd FEES they charge these days ends up pricing most of them out of my range.

I actually just booked a hotel in ABQ for 2 nights and Santa Fe for 6 nights, just to have a place set - we can cancel or alter any time, but we've spent all day looking at this stuff and I'm kinda crosseyed.
 

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I'll add one more vote for Taos.
Rio Grande gorge is amazing. Might see desert bighorns on the north side of the road going out there.
The Pueblo is interesting to see and we like Orlando's out on the north end of town.
Blue corn enchilada's were killer.
 

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Goose lake is beautiful. We have Jeeped to it many times. We are hiking it this year. If you like to hike, Middle Fork Lake is my favorite hike in that area. The whole hike is beautiful and you are usually at the top by yourself.

We did that drive last summer. It had been a few years since we did it last, and it seemed the trail was a little rougher than it was, say 3-4 years ago. It was fun though and Goose lake is beautiful. Hiking in there would be a good trip, may try to convince family to do that.
 

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That might be interesting to look into. I'm not sure if it would fit our needs, but I'd be willing to look. We checked into VRBO and AirBnB and such and the GD'd FEES they charge these days ends up pricing most of them out of my range.

I actually just booked a hotel in ABQ for 2 nights and Santa Fe for 6 nights, just to have a place set - we can cancel or alter any time, but we've spent all day looking at this stuff and I'm kinda crosseyed.
Checked on the friend's house near Red River. https://www.reservationsunlimited.com/units/520 manages the guest stays and cleanup for him. Probably not what you're looking for. Sleeps 12 and is already booked for most of June. There may be other properties available through that website though. Hope you have a great trip. We're considering a trip to NM in late July, but I'm really wanting to go to Utah.
 

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If you're gonna be in the southern part, might check out Cloudcroft. It's a mountainess oasis in the middle of the flatness.

And, if you're in Cloudcroft, be sure to check out The Lodge, if it has re-opened. At least have a drink at the bar and climb the stairs into the watch tower. Check out all the autographs on the walls heading up to the tower. You'll find Clark Gable and, IIRC, Audrey Hepburn and others. We spent a night there and we were in the smallest hotel room I have ever seen in my life!


https://www.thelodgeresort.com/
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