Secluded turn-of-the-century adobe villa nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A place of spirit where hawk and eagle soar. Enjoy elegant hospitality, uncommon tranquility and breathtaking views of the high plains and mountains in a historic setting. Full breakfasts, four guest rooms, each with a private bath, plus a two-room suite.
5 on October 29, 2016
This is such an outstanding historic property near Philmont Scout Ranch & Villa Philmonte- a peaceful retreat. Breakfasts were outstanding each of the 3 mornings we were there. The separate guest kitchen for snacks was such a nice touch. Allison was very accommodating in allowing our Philmont kids to join us for breakfast- with advance notice & a nominal fee. All was outstanding!! J & G of California
Thank you for reviewing the Casa del Gavilan. I am glad that the kids could join you for breakfast-the other guests enjoyed their stories. I hope you will be able to visit again.
5 on October 27, 2016
Beautiful surroundings in a quiet, peaceful area. If you want loud night life outside your door and police sirens, go somewhere else. You can have a full bar experience at the old St. James hotel 6 miles north. Here you get solitude and 225 acres of mountain area to hike and relax. Breakfast was included and was wonderful. The hostess was exceptional, and we've stayed in a lot of B&Bs, so we've seen it all. We will definitely stay again.
We appreciate your review of the Casa del Gavilan. It certainly sounds like you had a very relaxing, peaceful stay. I am happy you enjoyed your visit. I look forward to your next visit.
5 on October 19, 2016
Thank you Allison we enjoyed our time with you again. We will see you soon coming this Spring. Love to Allison and all at the Casa Del Gavilan Timothy and Debbie Alkire
Thank you for your review of the Casa. It was great to have you back at the Casa! I look forward to your next visit in the spring.
5 on October 02, 2016
We have been long time visitors to the Casa. Each room is unique, we are happy to stay in any of them. The den and study are great places to visit with other guests or just to be alone. The feel of the whole place really speaks to us. The walk down the 1.2 mile long driveway as the sun is rising is spectacular and the sunset isn't too shabby either. Before you go, take time to study the area's history- the Santa Fe Trail for example. The Boy Scouts of America Philmont Scout Ranch is next door. Take time to visit their Villa Philmonte, their Tooth of Time Trading Post andnthe Seaton Museum ( open, but in a temporary home while a new one is being constructed )
We appreciate your review of the Casa del Gavilan. I am happy to hear you enjoy staying in any of the rooms. The den is a nice place to visit with other guests, or just a quiet place to sit and relax. I certainly look forward to your next visit!
5 on September 14, 2016
Was able to surprise my wife with a weekend stay for our 20th anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised when we were let in thru the gate and started down the 1.25 dirt road and saw dear on one side and antelope on the other we knew this was going to be a special weekend. When we arrived at the covered portico and greeted by Allison , she already had our room key, gave us a tour of the beautiful home and it's history. She showed us to our room, The Phillips, and it was beautifully decorated with its period and private bath. This room was only one with a fireplace but since it was labor day weekend wasn't needed. We parked out vehicle in the assigned area, we were warned that a bear has been rummaging in the area lately so make sure we didn't leave any food in our vehicle. The views were stunning when we pulled into parking area. We slept in perfect peace in the bed that you just melted into. The next morning my wife awoke like a kid in a candy store when she saw seer grazing outside the window, of course I was still one with the bed, but it was nice to see her excited. We went to breakfast with the other couples. Allison had made fresh coffee and juice, to go with quiche that was out of this world. We spent the day exporting the local area of Cimarron and the St James hotel which was fantastic since I love history. We had a late lunch and went back to the B&B, when we arrived Shannon went to the room and I made us some hot tea, on the way back she started squealing like a child on Christmas morning, when I arrived she said shhh you might scare him away. She was looking at the bear in the woods outside out window. She took a bath and commented about how the softened water made her skin feel smooth. We noticed that the room had been cleaned and freshen up. We slept again peaceful again. We went to breakfast again to stuffed toast with all the trimmings. Sadly we had to end our weekend had to come to an end. But we will definitely be back.
Thank you for your kind review. You certainly sound like you had a relaxing anniversary. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfasts, and it is always nice to know that the beds are comfortable. Most of the wildlife around seemed to make appearances. Please let your wife know that the bear is no longer making an appearance-I'm sure she will be thrilled to know that hers was the last sighting! I am looking forward to your next visit.
5 on September 12, 2016
Location nestled against the Sangre de Cristo was fabulous. Five nights gave us the peace we always need. Allison was the best host! We enjoyed our evenings star gazing and watching thunderstorms far in the distance. We came for the land and we not disappointed. The Casa and Allison were a bonus.
Thank you for your review of the Casa del Gavilan. I am happy you got to enjoy both the star gazing and watching the thunderstorms to the east, and that you had a peaceful stay. I do hope you will stay with us again.
4.8 on September 07, 2016
I was looking to find a remote location which would reunite me to with the New Mexico I have always enjoyed. Fresh mountain air, stunning colors, rugged smooth and welcoming terrains. Unexpected sounds and visits from wildlife. Gentle-styled floral with welcoming fragrances. Adobe buildings furnished with flair style and history. Inn keeper and staff hospitality absolutely exceptional. My two sisters and I are more than impressed, we like this place. Richard Grey, Austin,TX
We appreciate your review of the Casa del Gavilan. We strive to provide each guest with a memorable experience, from the views to the furnishings. I am happy the three of you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to your next visit.
5 on September 04, 2016
One night was not enough to soak up the tranquility of this beautiful spot, hidden away from the noise and rush. The sunset, sunrise and mountain views were captivating, along with the glimpses of wildlife all around. The stars are so clear away from city lights. Loved it! Allison is the perfect hostess, making us feel right at home. Being the only guests that night, and wanting little more than coffee for breakfast, we didn't see her in the early morning. However, we found delicious hot coffee in the pot, fresh juice in the fridge and a perfect loaf of banana bread ready to slice. We had the place all to ourselves. What a way to watch the sun rise.
Thank you for your review of the Casa. I am pleased to hear that the skies were clear for star gazing, and the wildlife made an appearance. I am also happy that you had such a relaxing stay. I do hope you will return for more than one night!
5 on August 24, 2016
What a special place. I wish we had more time to stay. Everything was perfect. Hope to go back one day.
I am happy to hear that you found your stay to be enjoyable. The Casa is truly a special place. I hope you will visit us again soon.
4.0 on August 13, 2016
Great Location, nice room, funky shower didn't work well but great soak tub. Other Adult guests were very rude and noisy at 5:00am as they left and they are regulars so beware!!! But the staff and Casa are wonderful. Lovely Breakfast, great snacks and coffee!!!! Beautiful star fill sky's made for a lovely evening.We will think about visiting again, just hope the regulars are not there.
Thank you for your review of the Casa del Gavilan. We strive to provide a quiet and relaxing stay for our guests. Unfortunately some of the quiet is out of our control. We rarely have problems with guests making noise, and these guests certainly should have been more considerate to those still asleep. We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to remind our guests that others are sleeping early in the morning. We do hope you will stay with us again in the future.
A queen bed plus with a single bed in the alcove off the main room (no door).
The Inns largest guest room with a king size bed and convertible sofa.
The guest room with the most Western ambiance. Rollaway available for third person. .
An intimate room with a high window into the courtyard.
A small, single guest room off of the library. $80 per night for 1 guest.
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) 235 miles
From Colorado or points north, take I-25 south of Raton 5 miles to exit 446 for Highway 64 west toward Taos. On the west side of Cimarron turn left (south) on Highway 21. Follow Highway 21 six miles to the Casa entrance on the right. From Santa Fe and points south take I-25 north to exit 419 for Highway 58. Follow Hwy 58 west to Cimarron. Turn left onto Hwy 64 in Cimarron. On the west side of Cimarron turn left (south) onto Highway 21. Follow Highway 21 six miles to the Casa entrance on the right. From Taos follow Highway 64 to Cimarron. As you enter Cimarron turn right onto Highway 21. Follow Highway 21 six miles to the Casa entrance on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Philmont Scout Ranch, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Tours
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Internet Service, Library, Parking, Telephone, Wi-Fi , Guest kitchenette with microwave for limited cooking.
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Private entrance
Bird watching, Hiking trails
Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free available with PRIOR request.