For Monday and Tuesday evening in Chama:

Chama: Our host motel is the Elkhorn Lodge, (800) 532-8874 or (575) 756-2105. We have reserved 22 motel rooms and 11 cabins for the nights of October 14 and 15.  Cabins are of various sizes, some accommodating as many as ten people, ideal for groups of tourers traveling together. When reserving rooms or cabins, mention Early Ford V8 Club. Rooms or cabins not reserved by September 1, 2013, will be released to the public.   Rooms start at 79$/night.

Chama: For tourers not electing to stay at the host motel, a list of accommodations in the Chama area (including motels, hotels, RV parks, B&Bs and cabins) can be viewed on the Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce website, or obtained by calling (575)756-2306.

For Wednesday evening in Taos: 

Quality Inn – Taos  The hotel has interior hallways, a full restaurant, room service and bar.  Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and complimentary high speed internet.  Rooms have one king or two queen beds, microwave, mini refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, and coffee maker.  A full cooked-to-order breakfast is included each morning (tip is not included – please remember your server!) and complimentary soup in late afternoon.     Special rate is $59, single or double occupancy, subject to availability. Rates do not include taxes, currently 13.1875%.  Each additional person is $10.00 per night.  Children age 17 and under stay free when sharing with an adult.   Please note that check-in time is 3 pm; checkout is at 11 am.  

To make reservations at the Quality Inn, please call 1-800-845-0648 and refer to the “Ford V-8 Club Tour” to receive the discounted rates.  A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation. 

Thank you!  Please feel free to call or email Laurie Moreau at the Quality Inn if you have any questions. 

For Thursday evening in Santa Fe: 


Old Santa Fe Inn 

320 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501


This is a small (43 units) and charming 40’s vintage motor court located only five blocks southwest of the historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza. The central location allows one to walk to the best of what Santa Fe has to offer, including more than seventy-five diverse and splendid restaurants, several museums, and scores of uncommon shops and galleries. Nearby are the famous Loretto Chapel with its miraculous staircase, the San Miguel Mission (the oldest church in the United States), and the Palace of the Governors, the oldest governmental building in the United States. The warmth and colorful history of Santa Fe is reflected in their guest room furnishings, which are hand-made by local craftsmen, and with fabrics and rugs patterned from the Museum of New Mexico's collection of local antique furniture and textiles. Beloved local artist Willard Clark's woodcuts decorate the walls and refer to a simpler time when noteworthy artists and writers were first enchanted with Santa Fe. More information on the Old Santa Fe Inn can be found on their web site,

NOTE: Added August 25th.   The Old Santa Fe Inn sold out of the rooms we originally reserved.  However, they have opened a few of their even nicer rooms for the same price on a first come first serve basis.  

They offer our group members a special rate of  $135 plus tax for a traditional room with a queen bed on October 17th 2013 and for one additional night if desired.  Other options include a rate of $145 plus tax for a traditional room with a king bed and  $155 plus tax for a traditional room with two queen beds for the same dates. These special rates will be available until September 17 2013, and members will be able to cancel with seventy-two hours notice without penalty. After the 30-day cut-off, their standard room rates will apply. They do not charge for parking or internet access. A full hot breakfast is also included in the rates.

To reserve the special rates, club members should call the reservations department at 1-800-734-9910 and ask for the Early Ford V8 Club rate.

Hotel Santa Fe

The Hacienda & Spa

1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM  87501

Direct 1 877 259 3409/Fax (505) 955-7835

The second recommended lodging is the elegant Hotel Santa Fe. It is a large (170+ units), full service facility that includes an outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center & spa (Early Ford of America Group will receive a 15% discount at the spa), and a restaurant and bar. The restaurant specializes in Native American and New Mexican Cuisine and is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The pueblo style hotel is partially owned by the Picuris Indians and is filled with over a million dollars worth of Native American artwork. The hotel is located just down the street from the Old Santa Fe Inn thus facilitating visits between guests of the two facilities. The hotel has a free shuttle that operates on demand and covers the downtown area for those that prefer not to walk. Their website below can provide a virtual tour.

The Hotel Santa Fe will be holding 15 rooms each nigh for October 17,18, and 19th, 2013 for the Tumbleweed Early Ford of America Group at a discounted rate of $149 for their Picuris Junior Suites (one king and a convertible couch). Other options are available. Individuals will be responsible for their own reservations and room charges. The rooms will be held until September 17th, 2013 (cut off date), so you should make your reservations prior to that date for the group rate.