Casa Blanca Inn & Suites

505 East La Plata Street, Farmington, New Mexico 87401
Innkeeper(s): Shirley Isgar & David Alford
  • Introduction

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    Welcome to the Casa Blanca Inn! A beautiful Farmington New Mexico bed and breakfast serving the Four Corners Region.

    Casa Blanca Bed and Breakfast Inn patioThe Casa Blanca Inn & Suites takes you back to a time when customer service was personal and hospitality meant sit back, relax, and stay a good long while. Situated on a bluff overlooking Farmington, NM, our inn is ideally situated for those traveling to Monument Valley, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, or Durango CO. Our unique lodging offers guests peaceful gardens, trickling fountains, and exquisite accommodations.

    Described by many as an oasis in the city because of its beautifully landscaped grounds, Casa Blanca Inn provides exquisite touches in every suite or room. Featuring hand-carved furniture, Navajo rugs, and colorful Guatemalan textiles.The gracious common areas reflect the history of the Hacienda, including a library, entertainment center, living room, and courtyards with fountains and ponds. Guestrooms enjoy private outdoor sitting areas & mini-kitchens. The Inn presents a sumptuous breakfast each morning featuring our delectable home-made-recipes.

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    Historic Downtown Farmington, New Mexico is just blocks from the Inn, and a wealth of activities are at your doorstep. From fishing the San Juan River below Navajo Dam, to golfing Pinon Hills Golf Course, touring the Aztec or Salmon Ruins or shopping the area’s Trading Posts, our friendly staff will be happy to help you plan your travels and take care of you during your stay.

    Come see why the Casa Blanca Inn is simply Farmington’s finest bed and breakfast. Perfectly suited to the tourist, business traveler, or local guest interested in experiencing the rich culture, warm hospitality, and quiet enchantment of the Farmington & Four Corners Region.

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    • A complimentary full Southwestern style breakfast buffet
    • Individual patios with Courtyard or Garden views
    • A peaceful acre of lush gardens, shade trees and ponds
    • Expansive courtyards, a gazebo and shady sitting areas
    • A short walk to galleries, restaurants, antique stores and trading posts
    • A guest library, complete with workstation and lending library
    • Gracious living room with game table, formal dining room
    • Gift shop with local wares, Navajo rugs, snacks and necessities

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    • Luxurious linens, down pillows and comforters
    • Refrigerators, coffee makers, coffee bean grinders and microwaves
    • Hair dryers, robes, irons and ironing boards
    • Private phones, cable TV, and DSL data port (wired or wireless)
    • Ceiling fans and evaporative cooling, perfect for the Southwest air
    • Several rooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and handicap access

    For additional lodging accommodations please visit our sister inn, Blue Lake Ranch - an exceptional Durango CO bed and breakfast.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bobbi for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    To visit the wonderful local attractions, especially Chaco Canyon.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are centrally located in Farmington, very quiet neighborhood, we are offer a very comfortable beds, and surrounded by both South & North American art.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    One of the best golf courses around, oldest trading posts in the area, and great Amphitheater offering exciting shows.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Beautiful gardens, comfortable beds, quiet & peaceful surroundings, and comfortable beds.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Casablanca Inn & Suites is the best kept secret, we are unknown to our own town.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Chaco Canyon, Four Corners Monument, Mesa Verde, Narrow Guage Railroad, Bar D Chuckwagon, Salmon Ruins, Aztec Ruins, Monument Valley, Canyon De Chelly, Navajo Dam, and the Bisti Badlands.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Three Rivers Brewery, Boon’s Thai Restaurant, local trading posts selling exquisite Native American jewelry.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    St. Claire’s Winery, Three Rivers Brewery, Boon’s Thai restaurant. Francisca’s Mexican Food.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Chaco Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon De Chelly, Navajo Dam, Navajo Nation, Mesa Verde, Farmington, NM, Durango, Co.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    8 rooms, and 1 2-bedroom cottage.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do accepts small pets with carriers.

  • About Us

    David and Shirley Alford welcome you to the latest in their award-winning family of bed & breakfast inns of the Southwest. Since acquiring the Casa Blanca in 2003, the Alfords have undertaken a complete renovation of the inn. Together with a dedicated and professional staff they have created an oasis in the high desert. From the lush gardens, ponds, and fountains to the period antiques and hand carved Spanish colonial furniture, every detail is realized with your comfort and delight in mind.

  • Things To Do

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    Centrally located in the exciting Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, Casa Blanca is a perfect base for excursions in any direction. An incredible variety of scenery and culture awaits your visit in this high desert and forested mountain country.

    The Four Corners area was the home of the Anasazi, the "ancient ones," who flourished over 1,100 years ago, and then mysteriously disappeared. You can explore the ruins of this once great civilization. Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Canyon de Chelley, and the Aztec Ruins are easy day-trips from Farmington, NM.

    While in the Four Corners area, develop your photographic creative vision and technical skills with photographer, Carlan Tapp. Join Carlan on a private one to three day workshop and guided tour to some of Chaco Canyon's less explored areas. To learn more visit

    Just south of Farmington, NM is the Bisti Wilderness. The Bisti is most known for its petrified trees and unique rock formations. "Like taking a hike on a different planet."

    If you like fly fishing, the San Juan River's gold medal waters are just 45 minutes from Farmington. The San Juan River is ranked as one of the country's top year-round fly fishing destinations. The 3 ½ mile stretch below Navajo Dam is loaded with trophy size rainbow trout averaging 16 to 18 inches, and it is not uncommon to find lunkers over 20 inches.

    To the north and northeast of Farmington, NM are the LaPlata and San Juan Mountains and Durango, Colorado, home of the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. The train winds its way through Colorado’s largest, breathtaking wilderness area. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Ski Resort is 45 minutes north of Durango.

    Farmington is a community of 40,000 residents with a rich Native American culture and pioneer history. For downtown shopping, Main Street is lined with Trading Posts, boutiques, antique shops and galleries with southwestern and authentic Native American treasures. The shops are just four blocks from the Inn. There are numerous additional Trading Posts between Farmington and Shiprock, including the Shiprock Trading Post.

    Our guests have enjoyed and recommended these nearby destinations:

    Pinon Hills

    In 2002, Pinon Hills was rated by Golf Digest as the #1 municipal golf course in the nation.

    The Grand Canyon

    A Southwest must see. This site provides details on helicopter and air tours, river rafting tours, guided jeep and van tours, and guided hikes.

    San Juan County

    Everything you need to know about our corner of the Four Corners.

    New Mexico State Wildlife

    Great info on our area's hunting and fishing including weekly lake and river reports.

    High Desert Angler

    One of New Mexico's oldest fly fishing outfitters.

    San Juan National Forest

    Great information if you're heading just across the border into Colorado for Rocky Mountain recreation.

    Canyon de Chelly

    Plan your visit to this spectacular National Monument.

    Crownpoint Rug Auction

    The primary source for Navajo rugs and crafts. Before and during this regular auction, Native American craftspeople offer their beautiful work at excellent prices.

    Salmon Ruins

    An authentic 11th century Chacoan great house and an original 19th century homestead that includes replicas of a sweat lodge, hogans, tipis, and a pithouse. The museum exhibits artifacts from the decade-long excavations of Salmon Ruins. The research library specializes in the archaeology and history of the American Southwest.

  • Directions

    Casa Blanca Bed and Breakfast Inn Back Yard

    • Proceed to Downtown Farmington on the west side of town
    • At Butler and Main, go north, take the first left onto E. La Plata Street
    • Drive 300 feet to the Casa Blanca Inn