Fiddler’s Inn is one of Carlsbad’s treasures. The six five-star suites that make up the inn are centrally located and within walking distance to many of Carlsbad’s best restaurants. The inn boasts six luxury suites, perfect for couples, families and the traveling executive looking for a home-away-from-home.
The Foggy Mountain Suite is a spacious home away from home with a kitchenette, king bed, and doors that open to the garden courtyard. The Orange Blossom boasts a 1940s ambiance in two bedrooms and a sitting room. The Westphalia is an ideal romantic getaway featuring a king bed, original hardwood floors, and a private sitting area. Whiskey Before Breakfast is cozy with an electric fireplace and sumptuous bathroom featuring a soaking tub. The Cotton Eyed Joe King Suite is a stand-alone cottage that features a private outdoor seating area. The most recent addition is the Sailor’s Hornpipe suite. Taking space from the original wine cellar, this cozy suite is decorated to make you feel as though you are sleeping in the belly of a fine ship.
History of Fiddler’s Inn
The Fiddler’s Inn was originally built in 1912, the same year New Mexico became a state, and several years before Carlsbad became a city. Built by a sugar beet farmer, the property was originally surrounded by farmland. The farm was productive for a couple of years, but the sugar beets eventually drained the nutrients from the soil.
The original owner of the inn was a fiddle player, hence the name. He named all the rooms based on popular fiddle tunes. He crafted the vintage farm into a quaint bed & breakfast, with all the modern amenities. However, there were only 3 rooms when the inn opened. He expanded the property, adding 3 additional rooms, in 2014.