Date January 14, 2008 at 11:00 PM
Author Barbara Smith
My stay in Santa Fe was complete when I spent the night at Adobe Abode. From the time I entered the aqua gate through the purple gate and into the Cactus Room it was a Southwest experience of color and exquisite attention to detail. Waiting for me in my room was a carafe of ice water. A wonderful touch. That particular room has a fireplace tucked into the corner near the bed. Southwest artifacts adorn the freeform fireplace. The bathroom has the most amazing walk-in tiled shower. Soft cotton robes are ready and waiting. A phone next to the commode is perfect. The sink area is beautifully done, with an array of products for indulging in a very soft stay. A hairdryer was there and handy since I had not taken mine. It was a perfect room. Cozy sitting area, luscious bed, fireplace, the best shower area, cable tv, what more could you want, except a fantastic breakfast in the main house. I met the owner Andy Duettra when I went into the main house for breakfast. I was made to feel right at home with offerings of juice and coffee. The breakfast that day was a French Toast with a homemade salsa center. The taste and blend of flavors were fantastic. There were muffins and fresh fruit. More food than I could eat. It was a gracious morning of conversation and food. The area is a few blocks from the plaza and very close to many other attractions. The weather was 60 degrees during the time that I spent in Santa Fe, the last week of January. It was a treat to have the Adobe Abode and the weather be so wonderfully accommodating.