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Cottonwood Inn
Bed and Breakfast

El Prado, New Mexico
(Taos Area)

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Experience Taos, NM and the casual comfort of the Southwest
at the Cottonwood Inn B&B

The Cottonwood B and B is a superlative example of the adobe style of architecture that defines New Mexico and makes it unique in the United States.

Featured in Forbes Magazine - "The Best B&B's"

As you wander throughout our 7,000+ square foot house you'll find wood-burning kiva fireplaces (11 of them!), dozens of vigas - both shaved and raw, latilla-lined ceilings, nichos containing local art, bancos surrounding private kiva fireplaces, saltillo and hand-painted tiles, and massive lintels which serve to support equally massive hand-carved doors.

Situated on over an acre of land, our bed and breakfast has spectacular gardens for you to enjoy complete with the relaxing sounds of the many birds who gather around our courtyard fountain. Our b and b is nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains - which means visitors at The Cottonwood B and B enjoy breath-taking mountain and mesa views. The spacious and elegant rooms will accommodate your every need as you relax in the unique surroundings and enjoy that special ambiance only found in the Southwest, and particularly in Taos.

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Each of the eight guest rooms are individually appointed providing a wonderful ambiance. Each of our rooms offers:

  • Private bathroom,
  • In-room micro-fridge,
  • WI-FI,
  • Microwave oven,
  • Coffee maker with complimentary tea, coffee, & soda,
  • Hand-made chocolates,
  • 450-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets,
  • Luxurious cotton robes,
  • Spa slippers,
  • Radio alarm/CD player,
  • DVD player,
  • Soft pima cotton blankets,
  • Fine imported toiletries,
  • Hair dryer,
  • Iron and ironing-board.

Select rooms have whirlpool and Jacuzzi tubs, steam rooms, decks, private patios, LCD televisions and our honeymoon suite has its own private 400 gallon hot tub!

Breakfast at the Cottonwood B and B

One big part of  The Cottonwood Bed and Breakfast credo is that our guests should never leave the breakfast table hungry. A second, and equally important belief, is that our b and b guests get the healthiest, tastiest, and highest quality ingredients we can find.

To us at the b and b, quality is more than just fresh ingredients - we think that where and how food is produced is equally important. We believe that tasty food and eco-friendliness not only can, but do, go hand in hand.  In keeping with these beliefs we make every effort to buy free-range and organic products. Luckily, Taos is an excellent place to partake of both free-range and organic farm goods. We are proud to serve free-range eggs from hens who have never been exposed to steroids, growth hormones, or inhumane living conditions. Likewise, the meat products we serve - such as our bacon and pork sausage and green chili chicken sausage - are cruelty, nitrate, and growth hormone free. We belong to several of the local cooperative farms, and are able to put the freshest produce possible on the breakfast table.  We are also proud to serve locally roasted coffee from the Taos Roasters - we love their Small Town Brown roast and have received many complements on our coffee from guests.

In addition to the bountiful breakfasts you'll get at the Cottonwood Bed and Breakfast, we also provide a variety of hand-made tasty snacks like cookies, scones, muffins, coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, and much more.

The Cottonwood B and B boasts spacious and elegantly appointed common areas with windows which were specifically designed by artist Wolfgang Pogzeba to take advantage of the beautiful Taos light and vistas which surround the property. Our bed and breakfast is decorated with antiques, hand-woven textiles-- both from Los Ojos' Tierra Wools and various Navajo weavers, as well as original art by such artists as: M.C. Luther, Heidi Goennel, Guy Gilchrest, Jonathan Warm Day, Anderson Kee, William Owen, Roderick Slater, Christo, Julia Adams, Olga Sinclair, and H. B. Quimper.

Relax in our comfy living room on a soft leather sofa and look out the window at a million-dollar view or enjoy a blazing fire in the over-sized kiva fireplace. Kick back and watch a movie or put together a few pieces of the puzzle we always have available for puzzle-addicts from around the world. In addition to satellite TV, we also have over 500 DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs which you are welcome to take to your room and enjoy. Our printed library contains thousands of books on a myriad of topics-- from Taos area hikes to whodunits to classical literature to Civil War history-- we can always find a book for our guests to enjoy.

At the Cottonwood B and B we can find an activity to interest everyone. Our goal at the Cottonwood Bed and Breakfast is to give our guests the inside track on what to do and see in Taos. We often have guests who spend an entire week in Taos, and leave with a list of undone things that they want to do or see on their next visit. The list of possibilities is endless and the following suggests just a few.

Area Attractions

On Site or Nearby Activities

  • Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue
  • Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake
  • Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum
  • National/State parks, Nature area
  • Taos Pueblo, Taos Ski Valley/Skiing/Horses/Hiking
  • Pottery/Jewelry/&Rug making facilities
  • White Water Rafting, Ojo Caliente Spa, Rio Grande Gorge/Balloning,
  • Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo
  • Ruins, Ski area, Vineyards, Winery
  • Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles
  • Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing
  • Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking
  • Mountain Bike trails, ballooning, llama trekking, pottery/jewelry/rug weaving,
  • Native American Dances, cooking classes, Shopping, Sight-seeing
  • Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

The Cottonwood Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to spend a honeymoon, celebrate an anniversary or have an especially romantic getaway. Our large common areas and beautiful gardens are the perfect backdrop for that special intimate wedding or family gathering.

What some of our guests are saying......

This was a wonderful place to have our honeymoon! We'll be back to see you soon!!
--Greg & Valerie M., Albuquerque, NM

You guys are great. Fabulous place. Hospitality abounds. And the other guests made it really fun! Thanks!
--Tom & Louisa M, Albuquerque, NM

A wonderful B and B experience, one of the best! I will be back.
--Bonnie C., AZ

This has been a wonderful experience for our first stay at a B & B. Thank you very much! The Mesa Vista is beautiful-we will refer the Cottonwood to friends. Thanks again!
--Sharon & Michael, Clayton, NM

A wonderful, special place for my wife's 60th birthday. We will be back.
--Craig & Joanne, Atlanta, GA

What a wonderful home away from home! We hope to visit again some time!
--Don, Beth, & Ethan, Council Bluffs, IA

Lovely! Everything was wonderful, including the delicious breakfasts!
--Jeannie C., Blue Mds., WI

Rates and Policies

  • Rates: $125 - $265 per night, plus tax
  • All rates are for double occupancy. For each additional person the rate is $25 (plus tax) per night.
  • Deposit: 50% (100% during Christmas/New Years period) is required to hold your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking. A one night stay requires a deposit in full. While a personal check is preferred we do accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express cards.
  • Cancellations: With at least 14 days notice (60 days during Christmas/New Years period) your deposit will be refunded less a 10% handling fee. With less notice of cancellation you will forfeit your deposit if we are unable to rebook your room. In order to avoid forfeiture, we strongly recommend that your purchase trip cancellation insurance.
  • Check-in time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Early or late arrivals please contact us to make prior arrangements.
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM.
  • Smoking: Only allowed out of doors.
  • Pet Policy: We have two pet-friendly rooms at the inn-- the Lucero and El Patio rooms. We charge a $20 pet deposit per pet, per visit. Because we have free-range chickens on the property, your pet must be on a leash at all times when not inside your room or car. We also ask that you don't leave your pet unattended in the room. Please call us to book if you would like to bring your pet with you.
  • We accept children under the age of 1 year and well-behaved children over the age of 7.
  • For those with animal allergies please be aware we do have two dogs wandering the common area but which are NOT allowed in the guest rooms.
  • We charge $20, plus shipping, to return any items left in the room. If you do not want your item we will donate it to the local family-need center.

Cottonwood Inn Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Taos Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)

Cottonwood Inn
Bed and Breakfast

HCR 74, Box 24609
El Prado, New Mexico 87529
(Taos Area)

Email: cottonwoodinn@gmail.com
Homepage: www.taos-cottonwood.com
Innkeepers: Shantal & Brantly Goodwin

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