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Our guests describe the Chocolate Turtle as a warm, comfortable, relaxed New Mexico vacation spot. Located in the historic Village of Corrales, the one-level, southwestern-style home is nestled on one and a half acres, with the portal and patio facing the breathtaking Sandia Mountains. The pastoral setting provides a great escape from your daily hustle—our neighbors have horses, geese, and turkeys—yet our Corrales hotel alternative is just minutes from every shopping convenience and an array of local and national restaurants.

The B&B is just a short walk from the acequia, a historic irrigation ditch system that runs throughout the Village. Along each side of the acequia, there are walking paths that take you past orchards, horse farms, and beautiful southwestern style homes. You may be greeted by Corralenos riding their horses or walking their llamas.

The Southwestern colors of turquoise, pottery, and yellow provide warm tones as background for the antiques and local art that adorn our walls. The Native American pottery, wood carvings, paintings, and rugs all contribute to the overall relaxing atmosphere. The gardens of native plants are a signature of The Turtle and contribute to the ambiance, making us the perfect choice for your Albuquerque area accommodations.

Another hallmark that draws rave reviews from guests is our delicious, hot breakfasts. Much of the year breakfast is served on the portal, where you will be entertained by the resident roadrunners, quail, and bunnies. As you eat, enjoy the scenery of the ever-changing Sandia Mountains visible from your Santa Fe area lodging.

Read, watch TV, or gather in the Great Room to chat with your traveling companions or new-found friends. Also in the Great Room is a computer with high-speed Internet available for checking e-mails and printing boarding passes. If you bring your own computer there's wireless Internet connectivity available.

In the cheery breakfast room, you will find an assortment of complimentary snacks, a refrigerator stocked with cold drinks, an individual gourmet coffee system and a teapot for almost instantaneous hot water for tea, hot chocolate, and hot cider. There's also a microwave available.