Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Continental Breakfast
Kokopelli's Cave is the most unique Bed and Breakfast in the Four Corners. Named one of the world's 10 most extraordinary hotels, the cave was excavated into the Ojo Alamo Standstone in 1981. It is a geologist's dream with a 360 degree view of cross bedding, petrified and carbonized wood and plant fragments plus various river current direction indicators deposited in ancient river channels.
Carved into 65 milliion-year-old Ojo Alamo Sandstone, Kokopelli's Cave is located 70 feet below the surface on a west-facing vertical cliff face. It overlooks the beautiful La Plata River Valley 250 feet below and has spectacular views into each of the Four Corners States from the flagstone patio.
The cave is carpeted, features a queen bed in the bedroom a futon in the main room, and a waterfall shower cascading off a "ruins style"natural stone wall set with wooden vigas that fills a cozy hot tub in the bathroom. In close proximity to many national historical sites of the Ancient Indians, The living room features an "horno" fireplace, and many modern amenities for entertainment. Kokpelli's Cave is ideal for archaeological and anthropological study. Although there is a full kitchen, the breakfast is continental style so that visitors are not disturbed for meals. There is also a gas grill for guests to cook dinner while they watch the dazzeling sunsets from the two patios.
Seasons Open: March 1 through November 30
Range of Rates: $260 a night for two people; $50 for each additional person (excluding tax)
Kokopelli's Cave is the creation of a long-held dream of owners Bruce and Marj Black. Oriiginally conceived as an office for geologic consulting, it evolved into a guest establishement. Blasted out of the rock by engineers, the cave was completed with plumbing, electricity, and amenities by geologist, Bruce Black and his son, Buz. It is family-owned and operated and has had visitors from many parts of the world. Comments in the guest book attest to the unique magic of the cave and many guests return for subsequent visits.
While we have welcomed visitors with limited physical abilities, the Cave is located some 70 steps from the surface cut into the rock with side hand rails provided. It is not difficult, but not wheelchair accessible.
Kokopelli's Cave is heated naturally and remains around 68 degrees all year. All of the 360 acres of the surrounding area remains natural with pine trees and desert plants. it is only accessible by dirt roads with no development of housing or commercial stores in the area.
We do not welcome pets as there are many wild animals who visit including Ring Tail Cats; foxes; golden eagles and many more