Nora Dixon Place Bed & Breakfast
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Bienvenidos! And welcome! Your stay in Corrales, a village on the Northern edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and an hour south of Santa Fe, offers an opportunity to step back to the days of ancient pueblos, Coronado's expedition in the 1540s, and the Spanish and Mexico eras from 1704 to 1846. The Albuquerque/Corrales/Santa Fe region is central to a number of New Mexico's historic sites. Many of these sites are day trips from the Nora Dixon Place Bed and Breakfast.
Nearby Old Town Albuquerque offers museums, galleries, sightseeing, Indian art and wonderful restaurants. Also nearby are the Albuquerque Zoo, BioPark, and Central Avenue--Historic Route 66.
Corrales offers fine restaurants, galleries, artisans, a foundry, 1850's Casa San Ysidro House Museum, and the Old San Ysidro Church (ca 1875), and many merchants within a mile of the Nora Dixon Place Bed & Breakfast. There is a popular recreation center nearby with animal arena, swimming pool, soccer field, and a fishing pond for kids. The City of Rio Rancho borders Corrales to the west and is about three miles from the Nora Dixon Place.
The Nora Dixon Place, built in 1960, echos New Mexico's unique Territorial era architecture. The New Mexico Territorial style house is adobe brick with sawn pine trim painted white and pedimented, divided-light windows. Adapted for use of available materials, the style brought eastern traditions to the frontier in the 1870's.
Set on an acre and a half in the bosque (in Spanish, woods by the river), cottonwoods, Russian olives, fruit trees, native plants, livestock and vegetable farms provide rural peacefulness just 35 minutes from the Albuquerque airport. Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico by a short 50 minute drive north on New Mexico Interstate 25.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, the courtyard, or in your room, as you prefer. A full breakfast is served each morning. Fresh fruit, baguettes, sausages, special cheeses, sweet breads, granola, jams, French toast, fritatas, and yogurt are but a few of the offerings. Plus, there is always fresh ground coffee, brewed teas, and milk.
To our Guests:
Cyndie, Norris, Koti, Jamie and Cleo welcome you to our home at any time. Koti and Jamie are our beloved, small muts, and Cleo is our inherited kitty that has become civil. Koti and Jamie expect a great deal of attention and petting. So be prepared!
We want you to be comfortable, relaxed and re-newed after you stay with us. We opened the Nora Dixon Place in 1993 after extensive renovation. We are looking forward to you staying with us and becoming another friend of ours, as have so many that have come before.
Norris and Cyndie Tidwell, Koti, Jamie and Cleo, Owners
The Village of Corrales is home to woodworkers, artists, sculptors, clothing designers, jewelers, musicians, writers and dozens of other artists. There are several very fine restaurants in Corrales, or nearby.
The Cultural Arts Council and the Corrales Historic Society provide concerts, dramatic performances, lectures, and showings at the community center located at the former San Ysidro Church on Old Church Road. There are fiestas and harvest celebrations, wine tasting events, and traditional Hispanic and Native American dances and religious observances throughout the year. Two of Corrales' most historic buildings are available for viewing. Casa San Ysidro Museum is a 1650's estate that is now operated by the Albuqerque Museum. Click here for more information. The Old San Ysidro Church (1850's) is also a Southwest treasure not to be missed.
Day trips to the Indian Pueblos, Santa Fe, Taos, the Bosque del Apache Bird Sanctuary at Socorro and several national monuments and forests, are an easy drive. The Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place just across the river; the Arabian Horse Show is held at the Fair Grounds in Albuquerque. Premier ski resorts and a number of championship golf courses are close by. Some of the finest restaurants in New Mexico are a short drive.
If you are into outdoor activities, nearby there is horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, golfing, fishing, bird watching, world class shopping, museums, and galleries.
And if shopping is your pleasure, there are many merchants within a short drive of Nora Dixon Place, including Cottonwood Mall and, of course, Rio Rancho, which borders Corrales to the west. Intel, the largest manufacturer in the State of New Mexico, is "just up the hill" overlooking the Village to the east.
Then, of course, there is always the Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta . This huge event draws over 100,000 visitors and 1000+ balloons to the area every October. And you can see it all from the patio and porticos of Nora Dixon Place . . . well, if you're gotten your reservations in early.
There's something for every taste. The tough part is choosing!
How To Find Us
From I-25, exit at Alameda Blvd (NM 528), proceed west, crossing the Rio Grande until you reach Coors Boulevard--which is also Corrales Road north of Alameda. Turn right, and continue north through the Village of Corrales, watching for the San Ysidro Church. Turn east on Dixon Road, and continue to the Nora Dixon Place sign and lamppost at the end of our driveway. Parking is located at the east end of the house--the mountain view side.
Sandia Mountain, directly east (in Spanish, meaning watermelon), rises more than 5,000 feet above the valley floor to 10,400 feet. The setting sun creates a breath-taking beautiful rose glow on the ancient granite.
To view a large road map of the area, click here.