Morning Star Bed & Breakfast of Corrales offers luxury accommodations in a boutique bed & breakfast setting. Rent a room to relax during your visit to New Mexico or rent the entire property for a family reunion or for a small retreat.
As you drive down the lane you enter the bosque (woods) filled with cottonwood trees, casting lush shadows on the grass. During the summer months, a field of delicate white flowers, called Yerba Mansa, greets guests with an intoxicating aroma. There is a garden in the backyard, supplying fresh herbs and produce. The heated pool, perfectly situated near shade trees, lets you relax out of the sun. Regardless of the season, there are many places to sit and absorb the natural serenity.
The home is adobe, Spanish for mudbrick. Adobe bricks are created by combining mud and organic material in rectangular forms, small enough that they can quickly air dry without cracking. The dried bricks are used for contruction, using adobe mud to bond the individual blocks. There is no standard size, with substantial variations over the years and in different regions. Architecturally, the home is pueblo revival style, a uniquely American architecture style pioneered by John Gaw Meem. It retains heat in the winter and cool temperatures in the summer. The brick floors are set on sand, a step up from the historical dirt base. Soft, rounded walls can be seen throughout. The home is luxurious, with New Mexican vigas, latillas, portals, and plaster walls in the old tradition. There is just something special about sleeping in a home constructed from adobe.
Leaving the roadway and turning onto Chaparral Lane, the canopy of ancient gnarled Cottonwood trees gives one the sense of entering a very special place. And Morning Star B&B truly is a very special retreat, an escape from the stress and constraints of today. The simple architecture, refined décor and spacious lawns beautifully captures the historical sense of the old Southwest. Carol and John, our hosts, are most gracious, warm and welcoming. Visiting with them made our stay so much more than we could have hoped for… they have imbued a spirit of peace and serenity throughout. Our room was quiet, comfortable and comforting. And John’s breakfasts are to die for; we look forward eagerly to our next visit! ~ Ann and Brad Fischer
The Art of Relaxation and Hospitality is realized through the thoughtful interior design of each suite.
- Big beautiful pool (summer)
- Pool towels & pool shower
- Fire Pits and outdoor seating
- Elegant living room & cozy library
- All day coffee & tea bar
- Use of bicycles (at your own risk)
- Wi-fi throughout property
- Quality Mattresses
- Pillow menu (soft, firm, & extra firm)
- Luxury Bedding
- USB/AC C-Tables
- Daily Housekeeping (on Request)
- Ceiling fan
- Bottled water
- Bathroom amenities
- Child rollaway (if needed)
- Dining guide
- They serve breakfast from about 7:30 to 9:30 am.
- Coffee and juice are set our earlier
- From scratch cooking
- Fresh local produce (whenever possible), including from a garden in the backyard
- Nespresso, tea, juices, and Cutbow locally roasted fresh brewed coffee
- Gluten free options are a regular part of the menu!
Corrales is on the west side of the Rio Grande, across from New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque. Rural ambience, with all the urban amenities. Morning Star is 18.7 miles from the Albuquerque airport.