What you'll find at our Santa Fe motor lodge
The Pecos Trail Inn is a comfortable, clean, and friendly motor lodge that is close to the historic Santa Fe Plaza and all the adventures Northern New Mexico has to offer. Our rooms are un-fussy, but spacious and clean. You’ll have some room to spread out and store your gear. The beds are comfortably luxurious. The views from the rooms are great and Santa Fe sunsets are some of the best there are.
The Pecos Trail Inn is located conveniently just off the highway, close to hiking and biking trails and only a couple miles from downtown. We’re in a quiet neighborhood, away from the hustle and bustle of the Cerrillos Rd. hotels and motels.
All the things!
- The best pool in town - it's officially open!
- 2.7 miles to the historic Santa Fe Plaza
- 15 miles to Ski Santa Fe
- 20 min bike ride to downtown
- Hiking and biking trails close to the motel
- Dog friendly
- Event space
- Outdoor community space
- Bike wash and repair station
- in-room bike/gear storage (in certain rooms)
- Guest room updates and property renovations
History of The Pecos Trail Inn
The Pecos Trail Inn originally opened in 1955 as the Town House Inn, when the southeast side of Santa Fe was just pinon trees and gravel roads. It was the heyday of the road trip, when the post-war economy was booming and American workers had disposable income (and time) to pack up the family and hit the open road.
The Town House was a destination, not just for travelers, but for locals, too. The old lounge (now our event space) was a swanky place with a dance floor and surf and turf for everyone. The pool was surrounded by glass walls and shuffleboard was played in the shade. The property was nice enough to welcome movies stars of the day, including John Wayne. Santa Fe has always been a destination for Western movie productions, with several Western movie sets outside of town.
In the early 60's the Ellis family bought the Town House, packed up from Ohio and moved into what is now the small 2-bedroom managers suite of the motel. At some point they renamed it Pecos Trail Inn and expanded the property to include what is now the restaurant and the casitas on property.
The Ellis family ran and cared for the motel until we recently purchased it! While the property does need some renovations to fit our vision of a retro-modern, family-friendly motor lodge, you can rest assured that this place is super clean, really comfortable, and in great working order. We continue to update rooms and our exterior spaces in what will be a multi-year project.