“beautiful sunsets, desert vistas and amazing views”
On Historic Route 66, Enchanted Trails offers beautiful sunsets, desert vistas and amazing views. Flanked by three extinct volcanoes we sit on a high desert mesa overlooking the city of Albuquerque and its sparkling night lights. Originally a Trading Post built in the late 1940's our flat roofed adobe building is typical of the region. The property has been used as a backdrop for several films. Most recently our vintage cars and travel trailers were featured in a Route 66 video. Hoping to preserve the original charm and flavor of the property we've resisted a complete remodel. But did add running water and a few other things you might like...
This is such a cute little "must see" on your road trip down Route 66. I loved the easy access, (they are located on the frontage road off I-40), yet totally quiet because your far enough from town, full hook ups, pull through, swimming pool, laundry, showers, (all clean) & gift shop. I do lots of traveling, both primitive & RV road trips, and I say, if your going to stay somewhere for a night or two ( or 5 ) why not make it a place that is also a destination one would want to visit? This is a piece of our American history, and that's why I brought my kids, and my parents just loved talking about all their old trips down " the Mother Road".
No beautiful sunset, desert vista or amazing views. It's on the wrong side of the camping and RV store, which completely obscures the view of Albuquerque. A bit disappointing!
As a person who dreams of owning a vintage camper, Enchanted Trails was awesome! After a long day of exploring Rt 66, it was a wonderful way to relax and experience a different aspect of the Route's history that isn't the same as staying in hotels/motels. "Della," the 1974 Silver Streak, was clean, comfortable, adorable and treated us well. The bathhouse is clean & secure. There is free wifi at the main building. The pool just got an emergency redo, because a drunk driver so kindly ran off the road, through the median & "parked" her Jeep nose-first in the pool. That is all fixed & the pool looks good now. Make some time to chat with the owner, Vickie. She is awesome and her depth of knowledge of the history of this place is amazing!
Even if you don't stay here, you should definitely put it on your must-see Rt66 list. The gift shop even has more variety than the others along the way. Plus, Cars (the movie) fans can see 2 real, vintage Doc Hudsons in person!
It was hot (102 F), humid, dusty, and not at all remarkable, except for the six or so vintage travel trailers, which were cute, but sat on old cracked tires and unattractive blocks. And you couldn't see inside them except if you rented one, which started around $80/night. No thanks! But we walked the dogs, enjoyed some shade trees, and have a nice memory.
One more thing, if you don't plan on spending the night, you should at least make this a place to stop and check out. They have the cutest vintage RV trailers, from all different era's (40's, 50's, 60's, 70's) that you can rent and sleep in, fully restored, and decorated to matched that year! I love the Silver Bullet, and the cute little Teardrop for one! That one even has the fully restored vintage car to match!! ( just for looks of course!!) Happy Camping!!
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Enchanted RV and Trading Post
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