Step back-in-time into our cozy rooms for retrospection of how things used to be, with value you can appreciate, comfort you can feel, and prices you can afford. We are very excited as we renovate this classic Gem near the Río Chama with a true "retro" feel and look for your immediate comfort and enjoyment. The property is a landmark at the "Y" intersection of Highways 84, 64, and 17 in beautiful Chama, New Mexico since 1958. Under new ownership since late 2021, we continue the Y Motel's legacy with an interior fresh look and furnishings of our 13 exceptionally clean rooms; five with kitchenettes that are a favorite for weary Continental Divide Trail hikers, eager big-game hunters, and visitors for over 50 years. The Y Motel is in proximity to diners, hardware and grocery store across the street to resupply and recharge your stay, and laundry facilities nearby in beautiful Chama. We sincerely hope you will choose The Y Motel as your next destination for your vacation getaway.

We are proud of the efforts achieved so far to bring you a comfortable night's sleep and stay. To date we have replaced floorings, fresh coat of paint, installed ceiling fans, new queen beds and twin bunk beds, bedding, linens, and pillows. We've added mini-fridges/full-size fridges (kitchenettes), microwaves, self serve coffee pots, night stands, lamps, bar height tables with bar stools or full-sized tables, and hair dryers to all rooms. All rooms are equipped with Direct TV upgraded with ESPN, HBO, and Cinemax and brand new TV's. Free Fiber Optic internet/WiFi is convenience. Our rooms are affordable and close to many amenities, including the grocery, hardware store, laundry facilities, and several fantastic dining options.

Chama is a Gateway City for the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Coalition. The CDT is considered the "Crown Jewel" among its sisters: The Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Congress established the CDT in 1978, stretching 3100 miles across the US Rocky Mountain States. The Y Motel is abuzz in the Spring and Summer months with brave and road-weary souls who conquer the trail; outdoor enthusiasts, and many Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad visitors. Fall and Winter bring hunters, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers alike into our cozy rooms.  A hot air balloon rally and snowmobile poker run accentuate our winter skies and mountain slopes. Holidays are very active, with the Chama Chile Classic Ski Race during Martin Luther King, Jr holiday, the largest 4" of July fireworks display in Northern New Mexico, and for Chama Days Festival and Parade in August that brings softball teams and vendors from across the state.

You won't be disappointed! We look forward to serving you! We will be remodeling the bathrooms throughout this year. Our office number is 575-756-2166. Email is Book online at Please call or email us, we are eager to meet and serve you.