BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge

702 S 1st Street, Clayton, NM 88415-2314
Phone: 575/374-2589   |   Fax: 575/374-2554   |   50 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Exceptional customer service makes our Clayton hotel stand out and is the perfect complement to any trip, from business to leisure.

In Northeast New Mexico, travelers are introduced to the true meaning of the great outdoors with Clayton Lake a short drive away. Swimming and boating are summer time staples, and fishing is the sport of choice in this part of the region. For water lovers and those looking for a great way to keep cool during those sweltering summers, nothing beats a trip to the lake. To sweeten the deal, guests know they have cool, air conditioned accommodations waiting for them at the BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge after a day on the water.

Clayton, NM hotels are known for hospitality, but it’s taken to an entirely different level here. You’re not “just” a guest; you’re family when staying here. We’re proud to say that 40 percent of our guests are return visitors, proof that guests always come first and feel right at home at this Clayton hotel. A favorite stopover for those in between travels, when en route to Dallas, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Kansas City or Colorado, why not stay where there’s a free hot breakfast and spacious, quiet rooms? The most important meal of the day is always on us and features some of New Mexico’s finest green chili.

Kick off the morning with bottomless 100% Arabica coffee. All Clayton hotels put guests in a prime location, but it takes more to be a guest favorite. As a great stopping point between many places, our friendly staff members know how important it is to provide stellar service and accommodations. However, even for guests just stopping overnight, it’s worth taking advantage of the wide open spaces and stopping by Dark Skies or the local Observatory. Few places provide such a stunning natural show as a night beneath the stars here.

Book your next stopover at BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge and stay awhile!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Exercise facilities
  • 100 % smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Outdoor pool, heated, seasonal, pool towels available in the pool area
  • Multilingual staff speaks English and Spanish
  • Ice/vending machine
  • Business center, 24 hour, free
  • Fax service, nominal fee
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system in guest rooms
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. includes cardiovascular equipment.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exter corridor
  • Cable or satellite television 24 channels available through Dish Network
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Mail services Mail drop off, picked up daily by USPS
  • Physically challenged services portable shower bench.
  • Physically challenged facilities grab bars, ramps
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Giftshop or newsstand, unique southwest gifts.
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking, oversized parking area
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Picnic area, park and shuffle board

BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge

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BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge

Conveniently located, the best western kokopelli lodge in Clayton, New Mexico is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 36.445265  /  Latitude: -103.180625


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Highway 87. The BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge is located on US Highway 87, on and half mile south of the intersection of US Highways 87 and 56.

BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Clayton Lake State Park

A fishermen's haven, Clayton Lake State Park is home to four state records for the largest walleye caught, since 1980. Mallards, Canadian geese and bald eagles frequent the 170-acre lake. Grab your camera for viewing the 500 preserved footprints from eight species of dinosaurs, from the boardwalk or from a hiking trail.

Enjoy boating, swimming and hiking along the park trails, for a full day of outdoor fun. For more outdoor fun in Clayton and northern New Mexico, visit the Clayton Centennial Park and the Union Count Historical Park.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Black Jack Ketchum, arrested, tried, sentenced and burried in Clayton, NM.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Clayton Centennial Park, annual 4th of July BBQ, softball tournaments, Rabbit Ear Motorcycle Run.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Clayton Centennial Fair, annual Rabbit Ears Roundup Rodeo & Celebration, Union County Fair.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Herzstein Memorial Museum, fine displays on the early history of Union County, especially of the homesteading era.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Scenic Byways, Clayton/Union County boasts excellent scenic roads. Route 64 is an excellent drive for both motorcycles and cars.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from National Grass Lands, these public lands provide important habitat for wildlife, forage for livestock, soil and watershed protection and a variety of outdoor recreation uses.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Luna Theater, established in 1916, the Luna Theater still has the original velvet curtain across the stage. It is a clean, quiet place to spend an evening and is a historic landmark.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Golf, open year-round, Claytons nine-hole golf course is a superb place for the golf enthusiast to spend a weekend playing. The Clayton Golf Club hosts several tournaments through out the year.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Chamber of Commerce, area information and visitor center in Clayton.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Clayton Arts Festival, held at the Clayton Civic Center the first weekend in October. Various artists convene to display and sell their artwork to include paintings, sculptures as well as homemade craft items.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Viva New Mexico, Music Festival, concert and dance featuring some of the best New Mexican artists held the 3rd weekend in July.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Rabbit Ear Mountain, a prominent landmark on the Santa Fe Trail. It was named after an Indian Chief who died in battle with the Spaniards in 1717.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Clayton Lake State Park, great family fun enjoy fishing, canoeing, camping, hiking, BBQ's and bird watching.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Dinosaur Tracks, located at Clayton Lake, access is gained to the tracks by hiking approximately 1/2 mile along the trail and across the dam.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Stargazing, Clayton Lake State Park is the only entity in the country to recieve a Gold Tier award as an International Dark Sky Park.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Fishing Derby, The Annual Clayton Lake Trout Derby is two days of great family fun. Prizes for both adult & children, grand prize is a boat and $1,000.00.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from McNees Crossing, near the Oklahoma State LIne and extending for 35 miles southwest along the trail to Round Mound (Mount Clayton) which is south of the US Hwy 87 between the small communities of Mt. Dora and Grenville.
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Capulin Volcano National, the perfect natural cone of a young, 7000 year old, dormant but not extinct volcano.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Knotts Sportsman Supply, where you will find all your sporting needs.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Ropes Western Wear, specializes in western atire for all ages.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Clayton Ranch Market, where you will find all your grocery needs and then some.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Espe's / Three West, where you will find atire from business to casual.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Facets in Gold, various jewelry and gift items.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Clayton Pedals, unique flower shop with a wide selection of gifts.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Marys Flowers & Gifts, unique flower shop with a variety of gifts.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from True Value Hardware, hardware store is locally owned and operated.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from LMC Enterprises Inc., Claytons newest variety & appliance store
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Dollar General, discount variety store.

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 45.00 mile(s) from Dalhart, TX
  • 85.00 mile(s) from Raton
  • 85.00 mile(s) from Springer
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Guymon, OK
  • 107 mile(s) from Dumas, TX
  • 132 mile(s) from Amarillo, TX
  • 200 mile(s) from Pueblo, CO
  • 244 mile(s) from Colorado Springs, CO

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 0.10 mile(s) from mini-golf, located at the Clayton KOA Campgrounds.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from swimming, located at Clayton Airpark. Claytons Municipal swimming pool is seasonal. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from archery, located out towards the Clayton Airpark.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from tennis, located at the Clayton Airpark, tennis courts are available for your enjoyment.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from playground, one is located at the Clayton Airpark, the other at the Union County Fairgrounds.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from golf, located at Clayton Golf Course. Open year round.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Nature preserves, located at Clayton Lake nature trails & hiking trails.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from fishing, located at Clayton Lake. Clayton Lake is a popular spot for anglers hoping to catch trout, catfish, bass and walleye.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from boating, located at Clayton Lake. Boats are allowed on the lake, but are restricted to trolling speeds. Sailboats and canoe's are also allowed on the lake.

Nearby Restaurants

  • Dream Catcher Dining Room, on premises, open for: breakfast, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily

BEST WESTERN Kokopelli Lodge

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Clayton. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

March 2015

March 28 - April 3, 2015
2015 Passion Play

This lively, dramatic performance depicting biblical tales will be held at the McGee Park Convention Center leading up to Easter Sunday. The show begins at 6 p.m.

March 13 –15, 2015
Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

The 27th annual Spring event in Albuquerque, the 2015 Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival-Spring Show is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lujan Exhibit Complex.

March 21 – 22, 2015
2015 Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest

Held at the EXPO New Mexico, the 2015 Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest starts at 10 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. each day. Kids 12 and under get in free.

April 2015

April 10-12, 2015
2015 Annual Contest Pow Wow

Join the Farmington community McGee Park for three days of arts and crafts, food booths, and more, presented by the Native American Center and San Juan College. Event times are TBA.

May 2015

May 8-10, 2015
2015 Bloomfield Days

Bloomfield becomes the site for a weekend of live entertainemt, arts and crafts, food vendors, and plenty of children's activities and games. Event start time is TBA.

May 16 & 17, 2015
2015 Ty Wayborn Memorial Rodeo

This awe-inducing, NMRA and CPRCA sanctioned event will be held at McGee Park Memorial Coliseum in Farmington, featuring some of the best riders in the region. Event start times are TBA.

May 22-24, 2015
2015 Riverfest

There is certainly something for everyone at Riverfest – held annually along the Animas River in Farmington. The festival features live music, food, art, entertainment, rafting rides, and a 5-10k fun run as well.

May 16 – 17, 2015
27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival

The 27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival is held over 42 acres at the Balloon Fiesta Parkway. This Celtic heritage event starts at 9 a.m. each day, ending at 8:30 p.m.

June 2015

June 1 – 7, 2015
2015 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience

The 2015 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience is a week-long event held at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. The event features workshops, contests, live music and poetry, and more.

June 7 – 14, 2015
Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque

The 2015 Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque is held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at the Rodey Theatre at the UNM campus.

July 2015

July 2-5, 2015
29th Annual Freedom Days Celebration

Celebrate our nation's independence with the community of Farmington, as fireworks, live music, a parade, sporting events, and plenty more family-fun make up the festival's intinerary. The festival is held at Brookside Park with start times TBA.

July 18, 2015
2015 Land of Enchantment Rod Run

Car buffs and motor heads won't want to miss historic downtown Farmington's Northern New Mexico Street Rodders show – featuring 100s of historic hot rods on display with plenty of family-friendly entertainment and food to top-off the day. The event begins at 6 p.m.

July 31 - August 7, 2015
2015 Connie Mack World Series

Some of baseball's up-and-coming and future MLB stars compete in a week-long tournament series at Ricketts Park in Farmington. First pitch time is TBA.

July 2015

July 11 – August 1, 2015
2015 USA Roller Sports Speed

The 2015 Figure & Rink Hockey National Championships is a free event held at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Times are to be announced.

July 17 – 19, 2015
2015 Route 66 Summerfest

The 2015 Route 66 Summerfest is a free, three-day event held at Nob Hill. The fun lasts from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

August 2015

August 9-15, 2015
2015 San Juan County Fair

Visit McGee Park in Farmington for what's known as the "largest county fair in New Mexico." Enjoy livestock shows, a parade, vendors of all kinds, and plenty of family-friendly live entertainment.

September 2015

September 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Totah Festival Indian Market & Pow Wow

Held annually at the Farmington Civic Center, this unique festival features artisan crafts, gifts, and goods, as well as an authentic Navajo rug auction. Event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

September 10 – 20, 2015
2015 New Mexico State Fair

Held at the EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair, the 77th Annual New Mexico State Fair features a carnival, live entertainment, and of course, great food. Kids 5 and under are free.

October 2015

October 3, 2015
2015 Road Apple Rally

Bikers from all walks of life are encouraged to join in this annual event – featuring pro, veteran, and beginner mountain biking courses in the Glade Run Recreational Area near Farmington. Race times are TBA.

October 3 & 4, 2015
2015 Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

Join the Aztec community as they celebrate their Scottish Highlands culture at Riverside Park. Live music, physical competitions, Scottish dances, and traditional foods are the two-day docket. Event start times are TBA.

October 11, 2015
2015 Fall Navajo Song & Dance

Visit the Farmington Indian Center for an afternoon dedicated to celebrating Navajo traditions – including song, dance, stories, and more. Event time is TBA.

September 25 – 26, 2015
¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival

The 2015 ¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival is a two-day event held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Don't miss the Global Village of Crafts, Culture & Cuisine.

October 3 – 11, 2015
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The most anticipated event in ABQ, the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta at Balloon Fiesta Park will feature incredible performances, food, crafts, and more.

December 2015

December 3, 2015
2015 Christmas Parade

Farmington hosts its annual Christmas Parade in downtown Farmington – featuring festive floats, marching bands, and an appearence from Santa Claus. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m.

December 5, 2015
2015 Luminarias

Visit the campus of San Juan College for an evening of bright Christmas decorations illuniating the night. Visitors can drive-by or walk through the display. The lights go on at 6 p.m.

December 4, 2015
2015 Riverglo

Take to the shores of the Animas River near Farmington for an evening of holiday themed musical performances, bonfires, luminaries, and an appearance from Santa Claus. The holiday fun begins at 6 p.m.

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