|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Charming historic cast stone home cottage nestled in the middle of a neighborhood full of beautiful restored historic homes. This cozy home was once the original carriage house to one of the beautiful restored homes that is know as the “Spy House” because of atomic bomb drawings being sold by David Greenglass, the brother of the infamous Ethel Rosenburg, to a soviet spy. The “Spy House” is also a bed and breakfast where you will be more than welcome to have your breakfast at an additional cost of $10/per person when the B & B schedule permits. It is also within walking distance of many great restaurants.
There is one bedroom with a king-size bed that is next to a large living area that has a daybed that can pull out to an additional king-size bed or two twin beds.
The dining area is in the living area with an antique table that can be used just as a desk or pulls out to easily accommodate four people.
The private fenced backyard wraps around the house and has a bench and small table should you want to sit outside for diner or just to relax.
You are an easy 5-10 minutes from Convention Center, UNM, Hospitals, Old Town, Museums, Zoo, Airport, and even a shorter distance to great shopping, restaurants or even the movie theater. You are also within walking distance to the train/bus stations that can take you to many other great attractions in the Albuquerque area.
Weekly and monthly rates available only.
Normally bookings for less than one week are not accepted more than a month in advance (returning guests exempt).
No smoking, (Smoking permitted outside the house.) Sorry, no pets.
Steve and Kara Grant, the owners and innkeepers of the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Albuquerque, have been residents of Albuquerque since 1999. When they first moved here, they settled in a typical home with their 3 children. But two years after their fourth little girl was born, they came across a unique house with an amazing story behind it in the downtown area of Albuquerque. The house was badly in need of TLC, but Kara fell in love with the house and Steve soon warmed up to it as well. They spent 6 months making the house livable and moved into it Christmas Eve of 2004. This house was the “Spy House” (ATOMIC BOMB SECRETS TRADED HERE), which they made their home for 5 years. The other building on the same property is the 'Carriage House', which is the one we currently use for VRBO business.
Steve and Kara Grant purchased this cottage in 2003
We love the historic neighborhood area that and the GREAT location is a plus too!! Located in Downtown Albuquerque, close to just about everything - Hospitals, University of New Mexico, Old Town, Nob Hill, Airport, 5 blocks to the Rail Runner Train station that goes all the way to Santa Fe!
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! WE ARE THE PERFECT LOCATION TO REACH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN ALBUQUERQUE!
We choose the Carriage House because of it's privacy, location, and private parking spot. It's only a few blocks from downtown Albuquerque, two blocks
to Central Avenue and a few blocks from a freeway ramp. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. We especially enjoyed Artichokes
Restaurant on Central Avenue (3 blocks>.)
We mentioned quirky--another word for historic. The slate patio, steps, terrain and floor levels can be a little rustic. This should not be a problem for most
people, but if you have balance problems you may want to look elsewhere.
We enjoyed our stay here. The owner's were accommodating and the location was outstanding for our touristy one week stay.
I got a job here in ABQ, and knew I'd have to find a place to stay for 3 months. That is FAR TOO long to endure hotel living, and when I found Steve and Kara's B&B I pinched myself. The listing for the Carriage House was beyond charming, and I'm here to tell you the real thing is EVEN BETTER. I had the most personal and comfortable experience in a town I'd never been to before. The accommodations are perfect, and the Grant family incredibly warm. If you are looking for something short OR long term, look no further. Stay here. I promise you will love it!!!!
We stayed in the Cabinet House over the Thanksgiving Holiday. When we first arrived we were thrilled with the accommodations and location of the property. Unfortunately upon returning from the store with a few groceries, we discovered that the refrigerator/Freezer was not clean and had a few items from the previous person's stay.(Things other than the sodas that the owners nicely provide in the fridge) After cleaning the fridge and freezer we started taking a closer look around(as one does after finding part of their accommodations to be less clean than expected) to see of anything else needed cleaned. We found several other things that seemed in need of cleaning and then just wiped the whole bathroom down with Clorox wipes as a result and washed the dishes prior to using them.The owners were gone for the Thanksgiving holiday so we were unable to bring it to their attention until later in our stay. They stopped in to check on us which was very kind of them and offered to have the Cabinet House cleaned to remedy the situation. We were soon to returning home by the time the cleaning staff could return so we declined the offer. The washer and dryer in the unit were immensely useful and we had a lovely evening using the fireplace outside one evening before the cold set in. The owners are so nice and the property fun and unique so I wish I could give a better review. The unit really just needs a good "spring cleaning" type of a scrub down to be a perfect place for an extended stay.
I stayed at the Carriage House for a week in September. I absolutely loved the tranquility of the grounds and the charm of the house. I arrived after a hectic day of travel and found a bottle of wine waiting for me and peanut M&Ms. The Carriage House is so quiet and comfortable. When I come to Albuquerque again, I will surely stay here again! Thank you!
I stayed three months at the Carriage House while in Albuquerque for work. The unit is tucked away behind two other properties and the grounds are very green. The living area is pleasant, and I had no problems with the wi-fi. I cooked in the kitchen and had all the right equipment for my meals. The bedroom stored all my belongings nicely and the mattress was also very comfortable. Although the bathroom is small, there are shelves and storage for cosmetics and beauty products! I enjoyed discovering the Huning Highlands neighborhood and its historic homes, as well as restaurants and cafes on Central Ave. I would definitely recommend the Carriage House for short or long stays!
My husband had a training stint at Kirtland AFB from Oct 13' to March 14', and we were lucky enough to be able to stay in the Cabinet House for the entire stay. Steve and Kara were essentially our landlords for the 5.5 months that we were living there and they were extremely accommodating and friendly -we also loved their kids! The Cabinet House was beautifully decorated with a KING size bed (my husband and I are both over 6 feet tall, so that was crucial). Just enough room for everything you need for an extended stay, including the necessary dishes, pots and pans. There was even a drive way right outside the house to park our rental car, which was very convenient. I think the best part is it's location! It's just off Central Ave right near The Grove (as seen in Breaking Bad), so we would frequent there for breakfast and lunch. It's also smack dab in the middle of downtown Albuquerque (and Old Town) and the Nob Hill area. Over Christmas we had our family stay in a room in the Heritage House (another room in their B&B) and they loved that experience! I highly recommended staying here if you need an extended stay venue in Albuquerque!
Downtown Albuquerque, Just minutes from major Hospitals, University of New Mexico, Historic Old Town & Nob Hill.
Other Activities: Skiing,Snowboarding, Biking, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Shopping, Health/Beauty Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning||A$80 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||A$78|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.