Experience the absolute quiet of our all-adobe southwestern home. Enjoy your own private entrance and private bath, access to our gourmet kitchen and the riverside trails directly behind the house. If the weather is warm, feel free to hang out in the walled patio and watch the hummingbirds.
Located in a rural village between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, this unique adobe home is owned by a couple who have spent their lives in the performing and literary arts. Corrales is a true New Mexican village. The house is situated on a beautiful acequia (ditch bank) with a trail that provides walking, jogging, biking and horse-riding paths among treasured cottonwood trees. Art galleries, fine restaurants and distinctive shops are located nearby. You can rent bikes in the village, too.
Corrales is close to everything, yet far away in spirit from the big city. This hidden gem offers visitors a glimpse into the past with its restored hacienda and historic mission church and historic adobe architecture.
Your room includes a private entrance, private bath, queen bed, ample closet and drawer space, cable TV/stereo system, DVD and wireless. A wonderful gourmet kitchen is available for your use along with a huge cookbook collection. There is a library full of books about travel and history in New Mexico and the west.
This is a favorite stopping place for balloonists. Balloon Fiesta Park and Anderson Abruzzo Balloon museum are only 15 minutes away. Undiscovered Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Santa Fe and six Indian Pueblo villages are all less than an hour away.
On your tour of our home, you will see an outstanding collection of Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery and Hopi Kachinas along with contemporary paintings, sculpture and photography.
Guests have access to the riverside trail beside the house. Feel free to use our kitchen, patio and library full of books about the New Mexico and the west.
Everyone has a story. We would love to hear yours. Your space is very private so we can interact as much or as little as you like. We will welcome you with a glass of wine and share our favorites hikes and restaurants or give any other travel advice you need. If you are around on the weekend while we are making breakfast, please join us. Laurel loves to cook and is happy to share .
Please no smoking or pets.
If you have an interest in meeting progressive people that have led interesting lives you will enjoy meeting us. Come to New Mexico and hang out. We promise it will be fun. We often urge our guests to join us for dinner or breakfast, so please don't feel shy if we offer an invitation. If you prefer to keep to yourself, that's ok, too. You will have your own entrance and can have as much privacy as you like.
Laurel and I have had long careers in the musical arts, most notably with Relâche in Philadelphia. Relâche remains one of America's foremost organizations dedicated to the creation and performance of new and experimental music.
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Joseph Franklin was the founder of Relâche. Over 23 years, the ensemble performed worldwide, recorded extensively and commissioned over 200 musical works. Joseph left Philadelphia to take direct a performing arts facility in Montana and a chamber music presenter in Albuquerque. Trained as a composer and percussionist, Franklin is now dedicating his creative time to writing and consulting on projects that are of interest to him. (There are many.) His memoire "SETTLING SCORES: A Life in the Margins of American Music,” was published by Sunstone Press in 2006.
After studying in London and Philadelphia, Laurel Wyckoff joined the Relâche Ensemble as principal flutist and performed with orchestras and ensembles throughout the Philadelphia area. Laurel has held executive positions in music education and cultural and government agencies. She was program director for the Montana Arts Council and spent a three-year stint as the Secretary for Cultural Development and Historic Preservation in Louisiana. She currently manages Outreach and Education for New Mexico PBS.