Business Growth Continues in Carlsbad

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4 Jan 2015

April 2015 - Carlsbad, NM - A new bed and breakfast has opened in Carlsbad through the efforts of two local entrepreneurs. Centrally located on Canyon Street, the Fiddler's Inn Bed & Breakfast promotes 5-Star service at competitive local rates. Tonk and Julie Chester, owners of the business and Carlsbad residents, are excited about the future and appreciate the history involved with the Fiddler's Inn.

"Our country-style dream home is one of the best-kept treasures in our community," said Tonk. "Our family is full of musicians (hence the name), artists and hard-workers. Mix that with a beautiful, historic guest home and you've got the Fiddler's Inn!"

The Fiddler's Inn was built in 1912 before Carlsbad became a city in 1918. The Chesters have transformed the home into the bed and breakfast, and remain committed to its success. The Fiddler's Inn Bed & Breakfast is just another in the long line of proud local businesses in the Carlsbad community.

"The creation of a brand new business in Carlsbad is exciting, especially when local home town folks are involved," said Jay Jenkins, President of Carlsbad National Bank and President of the Carlsbad Department of Development. "This new bed and breakfast is a unique niche, in a great location, which will be exciting to promote in our community!" 

Carlsbad continues to grow in both population and new businesses. Current growth rates, according to data from the US Census, show Carlsbad growing at a rate of 5.37%.

"The owners of the newest addition to Carlsbad's hospitality industry, Tonk and Julie Chester, have such vision and passion for this new bed and breakfast they have created," said Jill Torres, owner of the Red Chimney, another local business. "Their historic Inn has been transformed to not only hold the charm of the past, but to bring an outstanding level of quality, comfort and service to Carlsbad. Tonk and Julie love Carlsbad and have longed to bring something special and unique to our town. This beautiful home-away-from-home is something Carlsbad can be proud to offer and an example of another family-owned small business that is enhancing our town."

"All three suites offer a unique experience, ranging from the romantic antiquity of the 1920's to the modern-day executive retreat," said Julie Chester.

Added Tonk: "Our three guest suites have each been named after popular fiddle tunes and the decor and design of each room suits its name." 

The Inn's top-of-the-line amenities include: 50-inch flat panel TVs, Cable, Free High-Speed WiFi, luxurious pillow-top King beds, Turkish bathrobes, in-room coffee makers and mini-fridges, hand-made (all natural) soaps/lotions, and an outdoor hot tub in a private courtyard. 

The Chesters are forming business relationships with other locals as well.

"For your breakfast dining needs, we have teamed up with another local favorite, the Blue House," said Julie. "Upon check-in, you will receive a breakfast voucher redeemable for decadent entrees and gourmet coffee at the beautiful Blue House Cafe, only two-doors down from the Fiddler's Inn."

"We are excited to promote tourism and enrich the culture in our wonderful community by stimulating commerce, and providing lodging that is second-to-none."

Tonk and Julie will personally ensure that your stay is unforgettable. The Chester's proudly tout "Our priority is comfort, our specialty is customer service!" 

For more information or to make a reservation, log on to, or call 575.725.8665.