Farmington, New Mexico: Kokopelli Cave - Sleep in a Cave

A man-made cave "blasted out" for a geologist's office, now renovated into a bed and breakfast, including a waterfall shower and jacuzzi.

Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast

Address:
3204 Crestridge Drive, Farmington, NM
Directions:
Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast. Manager's office is in town, two blocks north of E. 30th St., on Crestridge Drive. Manager then takes you to the cave. Don't just show up on a whim.
Hours:
Reservation only (Call to verify)
Phone:
505-860-3812
Admission:
From $280.00 per night.
RA Rates:
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The man-made cave was originally "blasted out" to be an office for a local geologist. When he found out it would be too difficult for his clients to get to, it sat empty and unfinished for almost a decade. It became a hangout for area teenagers who called it the "Steel Doors," referring to the doors that were installed at the beginning of the trail down to the cave and at the entrance. Later it was completed to be lodging for his son. Father and son did all the work and the appliances and furniture had to be hoisted over the side. It now is operated as a B&B in the Farmington area. It is truly a memorable experience to be perched on the side of a cliff in a cave but with all the amenities of home. Including a waterfall shower and jacuzzi!

[LeAnne, 08/12/2009]

The cave is 70 feet below ground and 280 feet above the La Plata River. If you're not planning to stay, there doesn't appear to be a day tour or anything.

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