About This Listing
Your room is clean, comfortable, & cozy with a king sized bed. Your private bathroom has a claw foot tub and a separate shower (with a steam bath!).
The House: Built in 1898, it's got character - including some funky bits and some awesome bits. We like the large covered back porch, the high ceilings, the creaky old floors, the rubble stone foundation, and the spacious kitchen with a jaunty blue stove.
Us: You'll share the common areas of our home with James, Lori, & Samson (our young dog), and Buster & Fidda (our cats). We keep the pets out of your room, but they hang out all over the house.
- High speed wireless internet available.
- Plentiful street parking, walking distance to several bus lines.
- No smoking inside.
Please contact us if you are interested in staying longer than a few days so we can chat and see if our place will meet your needs.
A historic district near downtown, Huning Highlands is centrally located on Route 66.
Our house is:
- walking distance to nice eats like the Grove Cafe, A&B's Lunchbox, Farina Pizzeria, Hartford Square, Holy Cow and the Artichoke Cafe;
- 1/2 mile to bus/train station, downtown Albuquerque, I-25, Lovelace and Presbyterian Hospitals;
- 1 mile to the west side of UNM main campus (we both walk or bike to campus daily);
- 2 miles to Old Town Plaza and Nob Hill district; and
- 4 miles to Albuquerque Sunport.
We are not a hotel -- this is both a good thing and a potentially inconvenient thing.
We like guests to check-in on their first night by 10pm or so. After check-in, feel free to come and go as you please. We also need guests to communicate with us about their arrival time -- especially if it changes after we have agreed upon a time together.
We have pets. Our happiest guests have seen them as amenities :-)
Our dog is young and sweet and energetic. He LOVES people. There's a good chance he'll greet you with a great deal of enthusiasm and hang around underfoot hoping for pets. Our cats are also very present. Fidda likes to sit on top of the piano in the living room and Buster will often sit in the kitchen sink looking expectant.
A different airbnb may work better for folks who want or need to check-in late or find it a hassle to communicate with us about their arrival plans -- or just don't want to deal with our quirky pets, our quirky selves, and our creaky old house.
The advantages are all the ones that make up the Airbnb experience. We are happy to have you live in our house with us for a while -- borrow a book or DVD from our shelves, use our washing machine and dryer, get up in the middle of the night to get a snack or glass of water, chat with us about your New Mexico adventures, get some loves from our sweet dog Sam -- or just give us a wave and smile as you duck into your room :-)
I had a great week-long stay with James and Lori. The room is lovely and quiet, and I slept so soundly (the bed is very comfortable!). The house is perfectly located for exploring Albuquerque, as it near to downtown and the the Nob Hill/University area. James and Lori were really helpful and friendly (and their dogs and cats so sweet!) and I look forward to staying here next time I find myself back in Albuquerque.
James & Lori were such wonderful hosts! They were warm & welcoming and we felt immediately at home! The bed was extra-plush with a private bathroom on a nice, quiet street. With-in walking distance from lots of restaurants & bars, we had a wonderful night in Albuquerque! Will definitely stay here agian if ever in town again.
Ich habe mich während meines Aufenthaltes James und Lori sehr wohl gefühlt. Der Empfang war sehr herzlich und persönlich. Das Zimmer an sich bietet alles, was man braucht und war sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Mehrere Cafes befinden sich in unmittelbare Nähe und auch nach Downtown ABQ kann man durchaus zu Fuß laufen- ein ziemlicher Luxus. Insgesamt ein toller Aufenthalt!
It's my first time to Albuquerque and I needed a comfy, clean and affordable place to stay. James and Lori's place is perfect for my needs. They are friendly and real pleasant to talk to. Their pets are also very welcoming. Buster slept on my other half of the bed the whole night which felt just like home! Their home is lovely and continently located. I will recommend to friends and family.
James and Lori were extremely accommodating hosts. My girlfriend and I were in Albuquerque only one day and James and Lori made us want to stay much longer. They are very welcoming and thoughtful. They had a binder of local eateries with complete menu and prices. They also provided tourist guides and books. The house itself was also wonderful. From the comfy bed to the deep bathtub and steam room. If I ever stay in Albuquerque again, I'll definitely look to James and Lori first.
James and Lori were both there at our agreed check-in time. And Buster (cat) in the sink, and the two dogs. Official greeters all. Thank you! The house is charming and exactly as described. James gave me an enthusiastic tour and house details right away, including door code. I was meeting a friend so sat on the comfortable front porch then gave him a tour. He loved it too. Enjoyed the neighborhood and the walkability to good eats! (Grove Market and Artichoke Cafe). Nice to have good coffee at the house in the morning too with wifi.
My hosts were there if needed but pretty much gave me my privacy. I appreciate the efficiency of a last minute booking and their relaxed and open nature. I definitely recommend and would stay again. It was a perfect overnight retreat from Santa Fe.
About the Host, James & Lori
We moved to Albuquerque from the San Francisco Bay Area five years ago and love it here! Lori works as a librarian at UNM and James is working on a Masters in Civil Engineering there. We are busy with school and work during the week, early to rise, early to bed most of the time. James is half-German and loves speaking German when he gets the chance. We are looking forward to hosting folks as they visit our beautiful state.
Excellent salads, pizza, pasta, wine and atmosphere. Highly recommended. A quick walk from our place.Central Ave SE Albuquerque NM 87102-3520
Fresh, delicious food made with many local ingredients, many healthy options and wonderful baked goods. Breakfast and lunch only. A quick walk from our place.Central Avenue SE Albuquerque NM 87102
Great burgers, great beer and nice patio! A quick walk from our place.Central Ave SE Albuquerque NM 87102
Nice coffee, breakfast and lunch. Check out their patio (through the tunnel and around back). A quick walk from our place.Central Avenue Southeast Albuquerque NM 87102
Terrific, fresh, tasty food - amazing baked goods! Great for dine in or take out. A quick walk from our place. Check website for the latest menu (changes weekly): (website hidden)Broadway Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque NM 87102
If you like beer, go here.Marble Avenue Northwest Albuquerque NM 87102
My sentimental favorite New Mexican restaurant -- lovely patio setting, excellent chips/guacamole and green chile chicken enchiladas.Harvard Drive Southeast Albuquerque NM 87106
An Albuquerque institution, no visit is complete without it. Grab a breakfast burrito on your way anywhere.Central Avenue Southeast Albuquerque NM 87106
Excellent home-style New Mexican food, served up by sassy waitstaff at the back of a neat pharmacy.Central Avenue Northwest Albuquerque NM 87104
Excellent Irish pub, great pub food.Central Avenue Northeast Albuquerque NM 87106
Nice outdoor seating, good chow and venue for watching sports. LOVE the nachos.Central Avenue SE Albuquerque NM 87106
More excellent pizza -- terrific root beer.Central Avenue Northeast Albuquerque NM 87106
Local chain - just about everything on the menu is good. Plus excellent coffee and amazing desserts! My moms favorite Albuquerque restaurant.Central Avenue NE Albuquerque NM 87106
Huge variety of New Mexico and American favorites -- youll find something you like!Menaul Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque NM 87107
Yes! Go here if you like beer.Girard Boulevard Northeast Albuquerque NM 87107
Dont let the exterior fool you, excellent food above a bowling alley.4th Street Northwest Albuquerque NM 87107
New Mexican food, awesome -- go for brunch on the weekend.4th Street Northwest Los Ranchos NM 87107