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 :-)
Second stay with James and Lori, gracious and welcoming hosts along with their goofy dogs. Great 1899 Queen Anne, fully remodeled with large suite, private bath with a steam bath tiled shower.
Good restaurants and the commuter train to Santa Fe nearby. All as remembered and advertised
James and Lori were perfect hosts. their home is welcoming, charming and comfortable. They were gracious and friendly, and their advice about Abq. dining and activities were spot on. We have found our home in Albuquerque and will definitely be back. Highest recommendation!
My time at James and Lori's beautiful home was so lovely! James greeted me with a huge smile and a welcoming demeanor, which made me feel the cliché "home away from home" feeling. The house is really well located and easy to get to/from. The house itself is just so beautifully crafted and detailed, truly showcasing the attention and care that Lori and James have put into it. The room itself was perfect. The pictures do not do it justice--the bed, bath, amenities, all a wonderful luxury. Not to mention the hosts themselves are the kindest. I am already planning another trip to ABQ and hope to stay with them again in the future!
Places like this are why we use airbnb. A beautiful suite, a luxurious bed, a lovely home, welcoming hosts, in a nice neighborhood. We're sold.
James and Lori were wonderful hosts. They were great at communicating both before and during our stay. As soon as we arrived, James helped us with our luggage. Their home is absolutely lovely and our accomodations were exceptional. James and Lori along with their sweet four legged roommates (two dogs and two cats) were very easy going, hospitable and generous. James made fresh coffee for us every morning and there was extra room set aside in their refrigerator for our things. It was a special touch, to get fresh eggs from the neighbors to use for breakfast. They had a nice selection of other breakfast items to choose from as well. The use of the washer and dryer came in very handy. They have a great travel and local resource notebook available to their guests and made very good recommendations for nearby restaurants. The location is close and easy access to the freeway and near the heart of downtown Albuquerque. We truly enjoyed staying in our home away from home and have no reservations recommending it to fellow Airbnb travelers.
James and Lori were wonderful hosts. They made us feel very welcome. The house was lovely. Their pets were friendly. They were located walking distance from some nice restaurants. All in all, it was a great experience.
James and Lori are very welcoming and interesting hosts. We had fascinating conversations on ancestry, Albuquerque history and sights to see.
The room has its own bathroom with a steam shower that worked very well. The bed was very comfortable.
The two dogs and cats were well behaved and fun to have around. I'd go back in a heartbeat!
We moved to Albuquerque from the San Francisco Bay Area four 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.