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Step Back Inn

Hotel or Motel

Driving Directions

The Step Back Inn is located within Aztec at the intersection of Highway 550 and Highway 516.

Eco-Friendly Notes

We encourage water and electricity conservation. All the windows throughout the building are opened daily for fresh air. Our landscaping is native to or adapted to the region and low water useage. The rose garden is the exception, but beautiful.

Hotel or Motel Description

Step Back Inn is a turn-of-the-century Victorian theme hotel. There are 39 rooms with antiques and pictures of the early days of Aztec. Aztec Ruins National Monument is less than a mile from the hotel, with Chaco Culture Historical Park and Mesa Verde National Park both within 90 miles. Aztec is the county seat of San Juan County with a historic main street and wonderful Americana museum. "Quality Waters" rated fly fishing is found 24 miles away on the beautiful San Juan River. Don't miss the immediate area's 300-plus natural sandstone arches, regarded among northwest New Mexico's priceless jewels.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Blancetts are a six generation ranching family in San Juan County. Each room is named after a pioneer family and offers s a story about the family. Pictures thoughout the building are of early Aztec and there is a book for purchase about the 40 families referenced in the rooms.

Pet Friendly Notes

We do not accept pets unless service dogs.


Rate Range

Low Season: $68.00 to $72.00. High Season: $78.00 to $86.00.


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Continental Breakfast

The Step Back Inn is located with walking distance of Aztec's historic district, including Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village, San Juan Historical Society and Aztec Ruins National Monument. Local restaurants and boutique shopping are also within walking distance. There is a trail system in town that follows the Animas River for walking, bird-watching or exercising.

The Parlor is furnished with period antiques and showcases of antique clothing. This room is used for small public or private functions in the community.

The Lobby is incorporated into the Parlor setting with complimentary coffee, tea and lemonade at all times. Every morning our guests are served fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls that we bake on site, with tea, coffee and juice.

All rooms are furnished with heritage white bedspreads and reproductions of antique Victorian furniture. The Lobby/Parlor area is furnished with authentic antiques and many pictures and early stories of San Juan County.

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