Steve and Kara Grant, the owners and innkeepers of the Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfasts of Albuquerque,
have been residents of Albuquerque since 1999. Before moving to New Mexico they were living in Oklahoma City. Kara grew up in New Mexico and was very excited to come back to the great weather and beauty of New Mexico. When they first moved here, they settled in a typical home with their 3 children. In 2001 their fourth little girl was born, making her the only true Albuquerque native! In 2003 while looking for an investment property they came upon a unique house with an amazing story behind it in the downtown area of Albuquerque. The house was badly in need of TLC, but Kara fell in love with the house and Steve soon warmed up to it as well. They spent 6 months making the house livable and moved into it Christmas Eve of 2004. This house was the “Spy House”, which they made their home for 5 years.
Two years after moving into the Spy House they had the opportunity to buy the house next door, 207 High St. At the beginning of the renovation, they both decided that the perfect use for this house would be a bed and breakfast. After about 18 months of renovation, the house was ready to be opened. However, now they had to get the city approval for what they wanted to do with the house as well as all of the necessary inspections. Finally, in January 2007 the house was opened as a bed and breakfast.
In December of 2008 we moved out of the Spy House and included it as part of the bed and breakfast giving us additional room. We also have joined both yards, giving us a large and beautiful outdoor facility for our guests.
Albuquerque Journal, July 12, 2008