This completely remodeled 1947 home is located in Albuquerque's diverse, quiet Near North Valley, which has a unique urban/rural character. The Blue Dog Inn is all about artistic charm and locale! Situated just 2 minutes from Albuquerque's Big I, both I 40 and I 25 provide accessibility to all of Albuquerque and points beyond. It is within walking distance of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 5 minutes from Old Town with all its fine shops and museums, 10 minutes to the Zoo and Bio Park, and 2 minutes from a great local grocery store and an organic food coop.
Extensive biking and hiking options are available from your front door along soothing irrigation ditch trails. Albuquerque's Nature Center and the stunning 16 mile Paseo del Bosque hike/bike trail are only a 5 minute drive away.
Albuquerque's famous International Balloon Fiesta is an annual event accessible within 15 minutes. Since lodging for this event is booked far in advance consider making a reservation now for the 2018 Fiesta! ATTN PILOTS: spacious, off-street parking will accommodate chase vehicles, a camper and more!
Now that you're ready to camp on the streets because we're so close to everything let's learn about the Inn itself! This huge corner lot is literally 1/2 a city block. It is quiet, private, totally fenced front and back and includes security bars and doors. (Please note that this neighborhood is a very cohesive, friendly and safe area anyway!) A 1/2 acre doggie playground abuts the generous east patio with a separate gate.
The large front yard, adorned with roses and the amazing Turtle Rock, is a great place for watching Southwest sunsets as you enjoy happy hour libations. The west-facing front door is enclosed within a secure, roofed-in patio area which actually provides another outdoor room for the Inn. The porch is a great place for dogs and their people to hang out, warm their bones, and enjoy views of the hood! The glowing enchantment of the front entry at nighttime is beyond description!
The north facing side entry door invites you into a spacious kitchen complete with brand new appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, blender, microwave, toaster oven, coffeemaker and quality kitchen ware are all waiting to serve you!
A generous laundry and storage area off the kitchen provides breezeway access to the east patio area for convenient dining and relaxing. The laundry features a lovely stained glass window and there is a washer/dryer combo for guest use. It even includes an iron and ironing board!
From the kitchen a short hallway provides access to the front door, bathroom and master bedroom. A step up from the hallway through a lovely arched opening leads into the dining /living room area with its view of the Sandia mountains and dinner seating for 4-6. The living room features a leather couch and love seat. A smart Samsung tv and Bose Soundtouch 30 with Bluetooth connectivity provide extensive entertainment options. You may also bring your own Apple or Amazon tv devices. Local TV channels are included. Beyond the living room is a large second bedroom/office area with a twin bed, desk and walk-in closet.
Returning to the kitchen hallway you'll come to a small bathroom featuring colorful Mexican tile with a shower and bathtub. A combo heater/ventilation ceiling unit immediately takes the chill off cool desert mornings and evenings.
Adjacent to the bathroom is the master bedroom where at day's end you'll sink into the comfort of a firmly-supportive queen size bed. Read or watch TV or settle into an evening's libation on your own cozy, private and warm south-facing patio. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and a comfortable bench for pulling off those new cowboy boots you splurged on! A large dog door is located in the bedroom and a dog bed is provided.
The bedroom patio is a meditative space that swings around the south side of the house to join the spacious east side patio. A tantalizing view of the Sandia Mountains awaits your perusal from the comfort of a 4 person patio table and chairs.
Animals: Mature, house-trained, non-chewing dog(s) are welcome! No repetitive barking. 1-2 dogs, $10 per night; $30 per week. Rate for longer stays is negotiable. Of course we know that our buds will probably mooch onto their human's bed and couch, so cowhide throws for the bed, sofa and love seat are provided. Renter is responsible for poop cleanup!Get the full listing »