Four Corners bed and breakfast makes national list

Posted at: 07/26/2013 6:58 PM
Updated at: 07/26/2013 6:59 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A small bed and breakfast in the Four Corners has been named one of TripAdvisor's quirkiest accommodations in the U.S.

It is the only New Mexico hotel on the list.

Just outside of Farmington lies one of the city's hidden treasures, Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast.

"You get everything from wow I can't believe it’s so big to I didn't know it was here," said manager, Gayle Davis.

Davis says the cave was built in 1980 and was originally supposed to be an office, but because of the rough terrain, it was not a good location for people to be able quickly stop in.

So the owner decided to turn it into a bed and breakfast in 1997.

The decision turned out to be a good idea. Visitors have been non-stop since it opened.

The cave is booked solid throughout the summer and people come from all over the world to stay here.

"We have people from Thailand, the United Kingdom, Australia, Korea, Germany," said Davis.

Even though the cave is 70 feet underground it has electricity and running water, to give visitors all the comforts of home.

Davis says her favorite part is meeting visitors and reading what they wrote in the comment books, and recently visitors have started a new trend.

"Somebody last year started leaving stones and their name the date where they’re from or just a comment or draw Kokopelli and people just picked up on that."

It is this unique style of lodging that is perfect for travelers looking for something quirky.

To see a full list of the ten quirkiest hotels click here.