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Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast

Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast

Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast is an inn that is open year-round and capable of providing nine units. Though the guest rooms are uniquely decorated, they all come with similar amenities, including private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, hairdryers, and toiletries. Breakfast is provided free of charge to those staying at the establishment. The owner of the business would like patrons to feel “welcome and comfortable.” Of the nine units, five of them are pet-friendly, allowing visitors to bring their dogs along for the trip. The building was first erected in 1970 and used as a family home for a few decades. It wasn’t until later that the property's second owner turned it into a bed and breakfast. The home was built with handcrafted Adobe and shares designs similar to other structures in the city of Chimayo.


Casa Escondida features nine units, which are all open year-round, and they each have their own distinctive charm and amenities. The naming of the rooms reflects their features and themes. For instance, the Vista room has a private deck with views of the mountains, while the Kiva room features a Kiva fireplace bedside. The Casita, a separate building, offers a private sitting area and a ground-level deck. It is a small house-style suite with a kitchenette and Kiva fireplace, and the Wildflower room is adorned with a wildflower theme. Though each unit is different from the other, there are a few amenities that they all come with, such as private bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryers. Some rooms also feature sitting areas, providing additional comfort and space for relaxation. Patrons also have invitations to breakfast each morning.

Guests are treated to a full, sit-down breakfast every morning. The menu rotates in an effort to provide occupants with a variety of meals during their stay. A few items that they have served in the past include lemon-blueberry pancakes, Spanish eggs with tortillas, baked eggs florentine, breakfast potatoes, sweet bread, and green chile casserole. The French doors in the dining room open to a covered patio, which overlooks a bird feeding station, allowing guests to watch the birds while eating their breakfast.

In addition to individual room amenities, occupants can enjoy common outdoor seating areas, including a propane-fueled fire pit. As this is a community fire pit, it can give guests the chance to meet some of the other patrons staying at the inn. Casa Escondida does not have a traditional gift shop, but it does offer select items like handmade Dineen coffee mugs and robes for sale. The property is located on a six-acre estate set back from the road, offering a more secluded retreat. While it may not have an on-site shop, it is connected to the local weaving and artisan culture, which may be of interest to visitors.

The location's central positioning in relation to significant events in Santa Fe, such as the Indian market, Santa Fe Opera, and Spanish market, may be noteworthy to potential patrons. Additionally, the proximity to the Santuario de Chimayo, which is known for its healing properties, attracts visitors from around the world. The weaving culture in Chimayo is another unique aspect, with internationally acclaimed weavers offering classes and producing textiles. There are also several restaurants in the area that guests can visit, including Rancho de Chimayo, which, according to the owner, has been open for over 50 years.


Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast aims to provide its guests with a “welcoming, authentic, and peaceful” experience, remarks the owner. The goal of the property is to offer a warm and homely atmosphere where people can unwind and enjoy their stay. The decor reflects the region's cultural heritage, with a focus on the aesthetics of Central America and New Mexico in an effort to deliver an authentic American experience.

The establishment caters to a diverse range of visitors, from outdoor enthusiasts exploring Northern New Mexico to those seeking cultural experiences, such as attending the opera or art tours. Guests can take advantage of the central location to explore various attractions in the area. While the majority of patrons are adults, Casa Escondida does welcome families, albeit with an extra charge for children. Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast tries to have a balance of returning guests and new visitors. The repeat clientele often return for specific events or enjoy the atmosphere and service. Meanwhile, ongoing marketing efforts bring in new faces to experience the Northern New Mexico inn.

The property is not typically utilized for family reunions, as the management seeks to maintain a more peaceful environment. Casa Escondida allows smoking outside the rooms and permits alcohol on the premises of the business, emphasizing responsible consumption. While there isn't a specific quiet time policy, guests are expected to be respectful of the others, particularly after 10 p.m. and before 8 a.m. Five of the units are pet-friendly, providing accommodations for those traveling with their dogs. The pet policy has no specific weight limits for animals. However, it stipulates that pets should not be left unattended in the room, should be well-behaved, non-aggressive to people and other animals, and should not cause disturbances, which aligns with their commitment to ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for all guests.

There have been a significant number of patrons that have come to Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast, and many of them have left reviews of their experience, commenting on various aspects of the business. One person wrote, “We stayed and eloped here, and it was so wonderful. Kim, Barbi, and Nancy were so kind during our stay. Kim and Barbi's thoughtful touches really made our elopement special. Beautiful property that's thoughtfully decorated. Breakfast was great, and the outdoor area was nice, too.” The inn is open year-round, providing accommodations even during holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Furthermore, Casa Escondida offers elopement packages, allowing couples to have a unique wedding experience.


The property itself was constructed in 1970 and is a handcrafted Adobe and wood structure, which is similar to much of the local artisan design that the city has. When construction was finished, the building was used as a family residence. The bed and breakfast is found in a more rural area, and although the fall season might reveal neighboring properties when leaves drop, people can maintain a sense of privacy during their stay.

The current proprietor has owned Casa Escondida for two decades and expresses her passion for the business. According to her, she is the third owner of the property and the second owner of the bed and breakfast. The establishment's history spans over 20 years as an inn. She attributes a portion of her success as an owner to her enjoyment of cooking and interacting with guests.

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64 Co Rd 100
Chimayo, New Mexico 87522
United States


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