"Lorraine, from the bottom of my heart I would like to say thank you for the warm hospitality you extended to us this past Friday. I had the best time spending the day with you, meeting your family and seeing Chimayo through your eyes. The food you and your family prepared for us was absolutely outstanding in everyway imaginable, especially the ‘fried hotdogs’. Everyone we had the privilege of meeting in your community was incredibly charming and so very welcoming to say the least. I can absolutely see why you are so happy and proud to be part of so much amazing history, beauty and culture."    Michael Byrd

"Lorraine, from all of us at Heritage Hotels & Resorts, we’d like to say a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ for taking the time to be our tour guide, share your home with us, and prepare the delectable food so that we may have a better understanding of the culture and heritage of Chimayo. I think we all came away with a different appreciation of what makes this community so special. We thank you again for all of your hard work in making our visit so special!"    Pamela Bazant-Jung

"Lorraine, thank you so very much for welcoming us in to your home, it was amazing. You are a great host and I felt like I was with family. I cannot wait to return the favor and spend more time with you and your family."    Adrian Perez, President, Heritage Hotels & Resorts

Excerpt from The Albuquerque Journal North, July 24, 2011 - "Chimayo native Lorraine Vigil got so much experience leading designers, corporate officials, and contractors on tours of Chimayo during the past year, she’s branched out to lead tours of the historic village....‘I was charmed with her enthusiasm for the community and the need for economic support for the area,’ [Project Director Jim Long] said. ‘Lorraine was instrumental in bringing the project to life by first sharing her knowledge and history of Chimayo with me, obtaining the community support for the project, providing introductions to the artisan community, overseeing community events such as the 500-cross-making project, providing Chimayo family recipes and providing tours of the area to the project team.’"