TRAVEL THERE: IN THE SHADOW OF BELL ROCK
This was the view from our window. Though not immediately identifiable from this angle, with the trees in front of it, the formation to the left is Bell Rock. On the right is Courthouse Butte. We were very happy with our accommodations!
It Looked Good and Got Better
When the GPS told us we’d arrived at Adobe Village Inn, we patted ourselves on the back. It was located right smack dab in the middle of the most awesome scenery. From outside, the inn was a lovely adobe home with gardens. Fountains, a tile roof and various statuary said this was going to be good. We were greeted by a gentleman who looked like he belonged in a setting just like this and he welcomed us into the home.
We should have taken more pictures. The living room was spectacular. Expansive view, tile floor, lovely patio, charming decor and more and more and more. We were so excited we were almost giggly.
The nice gentleman who looked like he fit right in was actually the manager, not the owner, but he gave us a nice tour and let us to our room. Our room was great – if not perfect. There was a fireplace, but it was crowded into a corner. The only way to get cozy with it was a love seat, crammed into the same corner. On the other side of the entry was a huge space that was a sort of dressing room/closet combo with bathroom. I would have preferred more space around the fireplace, but they didn’t ask me. I’m thinking many of their patrons do sporting things and the big closet space is for storing their equipment.
Further in the room, past the storage/bathroom there was a large piece of furniture, like a sideboard with coffee and such. On the facing wall was the TV and other electronics. Then the room opened up to embrace a king-sized bed. Theoretically, you could watch the TV from the bed or love seat. In reality, you weren’t there to watch TV and it wasn’t great viewing from either spot.
They get an A for hospitality. Snacks were available, the fire was going and nice music was playing. I gave it a 9.5. We retrieved our luggage and got settled in. There was a patio, but the sign said we weren’t supposed to go out there. Another window, next tot he bed gave us the view above.
In our discussion with the manager we discovered the Inn really was a village. Besides the several rooms in the home, there were several casitas just up the hill a few steps away. Wedding ceremonies are often held on the lovely patio and the wedding party stays in the casitas. Up from the casitas are other full size homes and several of them belong to the inn to be rented out by larger groups. I highly recommend this facility for a wedding or family reunion or even your next getaway.
The day was getting warmer and the sky was clearing of any threatening clouds. We climbed back into our Jeep for our next adventure. I’d seen something on the map that had caught my attention, “Schnebly Road Requires High Clearance Vehicles.” Our guided 4-wheel expedition may have been cancelled, but we were going to see if we couldn’t find our own adventure.
Please join us next week for some fun and sun!