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“Typical B & B” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Parlor Car Bed & Breakfast

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The Parlor Car Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 9 Chama B&B and Inns
Auburn, California
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201 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Typical B & B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Nice hosts, but this is a typical B & B establishment. Price is a little steep for the accomodations. Only one other place in Chama that I would recommend staying. This is nice, but certainly NOT a rave.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

We recently spent two nights at the Parlor Car. They were very enjoyable and comfortable. The home was lovely and our room was great. The breakfasts were delicious! Bonsall and Wendy are so knowledgeable about Chama and the train. They were full interesting information about the area. We would definitely stay there again.. I have already recommended it to several friends. Rox and Sherrie

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SHERRIE R
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Schaumburg, Illlinois
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Wendy and Bonsall’s Parlor Car Bed and Breakfast provide very comfortable accommodations in Chama, New Mexico. You’ll probably be coming to Chama to ride the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. How nice it is that the B and B is located directly across the street from the railroad’s entrance.

Wendy will greet you at the door and make you feel like you are her only guest(s). Immediately you’ll notice how nicely their home is decorated. We stayed in the Harvey room with its private bathroom located a few steps down the hall. This was not an inconvenience to a couple of seniors.

Bonsall served Wendy's delicious breakfast and both of them shared lots of information about
the Chama area, including the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad excursions.

The entire home is filled with pictures, paintings and a wealth of books. The spacious sitting room adjacent to the breakfast area is very comfortable and invites you to explore the numerous books about the area.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boise, Idaho
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153 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Where do I start?
The food, the beautiful room? NO- it was the bed- it was SO Amazing we had to find out what kind of mattress it was!
Wendy and Bonsall were most hospitable, and the breakfasts - yummm! And I had to compliment her on the amount served too. Some B & B's serve way to much for our liking.
Our day was going to be spent riding on the train, so her portion sizes were perfect.
We stayed in the Pullman Room on the ground floor.
Oh- and the BEST part was that it is located RIGHT across the street from the train station. So if you are planning to ride the train this is the PERFECT location for you.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albuquerque
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

The B&B was great. The rooms were furnished beautifully, the breakfast was delicious, but most of all we enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of the hosts, Wendy & Bonsall Johnson. When our grandchildren are ten years old, we take them individually to ride the Cumbres and Toltec train. This year four turned ten, so far we've made three trips and stayed each time at the Parlor Car B&B. They really made our granddaughters feel very special engaging them in conversation, giving them food to feed the deer, and asking to see their photos. We'll be going back with another granddaughter in September. We're looking forward to staying at the Parlor Car B&B again.
Jim & Pauline Ney, Albuquerque, NM

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank James N
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Additional Information about The Parlor Car Bed & Breakfast

Property: The Parlor Car Bed & Breakfast
Address: 311 Terrace Ave., Chama, NM 87520
Region: United States > New Mexico > Chama
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Chama
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,079 - ₹ 10,864
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Parlor Car Bed & Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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