People may visit Roswell to see little green men, but there’s more to Roswell than just aliens. On the southeast quarter of New Mexico is one of the most unique and intriguing places in all of the United States. Roswell is most notoriously known for alien myths and UFO sightings in the area. However, Roswell is an archaeological and historical mine field. There are lots of cultural things to do, places to visit, and outdoor expeditions to discover in Roswell. If you’re planning a trip to this most curious place, here are the 5 best accommodations you can find in the area.
1. The Country Club Bed and Breakfast
Staying at a European-style bed and breakfast in Roswell couldn’t be any more out of the ordinary. The fact that there’s a B&B like this out there in the desert makes it all the more worthy to check out. This location is close to a couple of Roswell’s most visited attractions including the International UFO Museum and the New Mexico Military Institute. This bed and breakfast is a restored home that’s filled with Victorian antiques and Southern charm. Staying at the Country Club B&B will be like bringing the warmth of the desert in. It’s cozy and definitely one-of-a-kind. This bed and breakfast does not have any rating under 4% on Tripadvisor. That’s a feat in and of itself. Apart from the gorgeous location, the host definitely has a lot to do with it. The owners of the B&B have taken great care of this home, and it has become symbolic of everything that’s different and unique in Roswell.
2. Hampton Inn & Suites Roswell
Luxury hotels are hard to come by in this part of the state, but there are far better options than just motels. Hampton Inn & Suites happen to be one of our favorite Hilton brands. They maintain a high standard of service because they are part of the Hilton chain. A stay at this particular Hampton Inn at Roswell means you’ll be right by some of the biggest attractions in the city. If you want to venture out a few more miles, you can find yourself at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge. A little more driving will take you to the beautiful Bottomless Lakes State Park. What we love about hotel stays is coming back to a cleaned up room and a made up bed after a day of exploring. As with every Hampton Inn stay, hot breakfasts are included in the price as well as the WiFi, parking, pool access, fitness center access, business room access, and more. The rooms are all spacious, and this particular location in Roswell offers suites as well.
3. Burnt Well Guest Ranch
Just a little ways outside of Roswell is the Burnt Well Guest Ranch. This all-inclusive ranch is an experience in and of itself. The company offers guest ranch packages that includes pick up and drop off at the airport, snacks, drinks, and many more. The accommodation is a gorgeous southwest ranch style home with 2 bedrooms and a great room that has a native fireplace. Each bedroom can accommodate an entire family and has its own bath. There’s a covered porch, a hot tub, and plenty of other amenities. There are also two other houses that are available to stay at if the ranch is fully booked. A stay at the Burnt Well Guest Ranch will include unlimited horseback riding, cattle drives, campfires, hiking, star gazing, delicious home-cooked meals, and all the snacks and drinks you can possibly think of. Breakfast is also included in your stay. Once you’re ready to venture out of the Ranch, you can take the drive to Roswell to explore as much as you can. After your exploration, rush back to the ranch to get a good glimpse of the sunset.
4. Holiday Inn Roswell
Here’s another hotel option that’s probably the best one in the area. This particular Holiday Inn at Roswell is the only full-service hotel in the area. It’s a newer property so everything is clean and fresh. Children stay and eat for free at this hotel as long as they’re under 11 years old. Otherwise, breakfast will only cost you $1 per person. All the rooms here are fully equipped, and the staff will provide you with anything else you might need. In addition to a fitness center and a business center, the Holiday Inn Roswell also has a pool, a heated pool, and a whirlpool. Even more, there’s one restaurant on site that serves breakfast and dinner daily. If you’re too tired to eat out, the hotel’s Oasis Bar & Grill is right downstairs for you. This hotel is only a few miles away from the city; so even if you wanted to walk around during the cooler temperature, you absolutely could.
5. Luxury Home via Vrbo
If you prefer to stay at a home away from home, this Vrbo listing might be the best option for you. This 8600 square foot house sits on 100 acres of prime Roswell real estate, and it’s simply unbelievable. It has a gorgeous pool in the back and large backyard area for lounging and hanging out. There’s also a fireplace outside so you can get cozy on cooler nights. The house has 6 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 18 people. Even with that many guests, you’ll never have an issue with bathrooms, as there are 7.5 of them scattered throughout the house. There are 2 other fireplaces inside the house, a fully decked chef’s kitchen, a theater room and a TV room, various gaming machines, and so much more. This house is the perfect vacation spot for larger families or groups of families travelling to Roswell together. The best thing about this house is the fact that it’s literally 6 miles away from the city center.
Written by Liz Flynn
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