The Sandhill Crane Bed & Breakfast
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Welcome to Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast
Your hosts, Judith and George Newby, invite you to explore New Mexico from Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast. Sandhill Crane is a true adobe hacienda located in the quaint town of Corrales, 30 minutes from downtown Albuquerque and 45 minutes from Santa Fe.
Situated on two acres on the edge of the bosque, the home is shaded by giant cottonwoods and pines. There are 3 guest rooms in this partially handicapped accessible home and guests are encouraged to enjoy the great room that features a kiva fireplace and fabulous mountain views. Brick floors and timbered ceilings accent the southwestern architecture and each room features artwork by local artists. Check out our specials or make your reservations now to experience the wonders of New Mexico.
Start your life together in a unique setting! A romantic garden with stunning mountain views is the perfect spot for your small wedding. Your reception on the portal of our adobe hacienda can be as formal or informal as you like. We also offer special honeymoon packages. Thinking about renewing your vows? We are a fabulous spot for recommitment ceremonies!
Staying GreenHere at the Sandhill Crane we do our best to conserve, reuse and recycle. We are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We want to share with you some of the ways we try to reduce our carbon footprint.WaterCorrales, located in the high desert, receives a limited amount of rain and snow during the year. Water is a precious commodity and we do what we can to conserve. The inn uses low flow toilets and shower heads in all of the bathrooms. Guests have provided favorable feedback on our Oxygenics shower heads that use oxygen to deliver a stronger water flow.
Cleaning linens and bedding is a big part of running a bed and breakfast. We ask our guests to help us conserve water and the energy required to run the washer and dryer by reusing their towels. For our longer term guests we change bed linens every four days. Of course, bedding and towels are always changed when they are soiled!Our yard and garden are watered by drip irrigation and timed sprinklers. We have installed a rain barrel and rain chain to capture water from the roof during our summer monsoons. We also drain the evaporative cooler into the rain barrel. This water is used on ornamental plants in the garden.Water is served at the breakfast table on request. Any water left behind goes immediately into the pots containing my geraniums.Here in Corrales all homes are served by private wells and septic tanks. We condition our water with a product called K-Life. It takes the place of salt in a water softener. The resulting treated water is much easier on the septic system and our land because no salts leach out.RecyclingWe recycle cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, cardboard and paper bags at the recycling center in Corrales. We also recycle egg cartons, plastic clam shells (strawberries come in these) and large potting containers by turning them over to our friends at the growers market. They, in turn, use them to bring their produce to market. We very seldom have plastic bags as I use cloth bags to pack my groceries when shopping at the grocery store. I have a special basket I use when we go to the farmers market; eliminating the need for any bags to transport my purchases.As you can imagine we go through alot of bedding, towels and washcloths. Over the course of time they become frayed at the edges. While we can no longer use them on guests beds at the inn, several homeless shelters are always happy to put them to good use. Our towels and washcloths go either to the homeless shelter or to the animal rescue shelters where towels are always in demand.CompostingThose of you that read the Innkeepers Corner know that I have taken up worm composting. All of the food waste, with the exception of meats, cheese or fats, goes into the worm composter. The worms also seem to like paper from our shredder, coffee filters and tea bags. It takes them about a week to digest a produce sized plastic bag of garbage and turn it into wonderful compost.We also compost our garden waste. We have several cottonwoods and a very large ash tree on our property. Come the fall we have an abundant amount of leaves that we rake up, grind up and turn into mulch. Sometimes we end up supplying our farmers market friends with our excess.LightingWe have replaced all of our hall lighting with energy efficient fluorescent lights. It can be a bit disconcerting when you flip the switch and it takes a few seconds for the light to come on, but they do save energy. Solar lamps are used as accent lighting in our garden and along the walk and parking area. While not exceptionally bright they provide some light and are fairly maintenance free.
How to Find Us
Sandhill Crane Bed and Breakfast is located in the rural community of Corrales, New Mexico. Known for its tranquil lifestyle, Corrales is only minutes from Albuquerque. Come enjoy the beauty of our sunsets.
389 Camino Hermosa
Corrales, NM 87048
From I 25 (North or South Bound)
Exit I 25 at Alameda westbound.
Travel 4.5 miles on Alameda to Ellison.
Turn right onto Ellison (Ellison becomes Loma Larga at the first Stop sign)
and continue approximately 3.25 miles to Camino Hermosa.
Look for a blue highway sign with a picture of a Crane and the letters B&B.
The sign is at the corner of Camino Hermosa and Loma Larga.
Turn left onto Camino Hermosa. Sandhill Crane is the second drive on your left.
Note: The speed limit on this stretch of Loma Larga is 30 miles an hour. The Corrales police strictly enforce the limits. They do not believe in giving even 1 mile over. We like to warn our guests as we donâ€™t want your first experience in Corrales to be a bad one!