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.
4.6 on May 14, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa del Gavilan. Allison's breakfasts were delicious and generous. We enjoyed seeing the a animals and birds on the Casa property as well as in the surrounding area.
5 on April 29, 2017
The inn is beautifully situated at the confluence of the plains and the mountains on the original Santa Fe Trail.It is remote, with wildlife all around. The interior is well-appointed with western art, pottery, and statues. Rooms are spacious, well-decorated, and comfortable.The common areas are welcoming and abundant. The setting took my breath away.
5 on April 24, 2017
Location, location, location. What a gem in the Sangre De Cristo mountains. The Adobe building is fabulous. This B&B feels like a home. The views of the Tooth of Time and the surrounding mesas are breath taking. The wldlife is abundant. Cimarron is 6 miles away for some "Old West" exploration. Allison is an outstanding host who can cook an award-winning breakfast. Snacks and sodas are available 24/7. The library/study is a very comfortable rooms for relaxing. The living room is also a great area for conversation and chilling. A fireplace is availableasy in this room. The bed rooms very comfortable. What a wonderful location to recharge the batteries. Don't miss the Cimarron Canyon drive.
5 on January 09, 2017
The Casa is truly one of a kind. So unique, beautiful, and surrounded by mountains and wildlife. How we loved saying good night to the owls, and good morning to the deer, right outside our door! Not sure how they did it, but the temperature in every room was perfect! The best sleep I've had in I don't know how long. Felt nice to wake up refreshed, relaxed, ready to explore. Thank you Allison, for going above and beyond to ensure us the full experience. Amazing food and service too!
4.4 on January 02, 2017
Casa del Gavilan is a step back into the time of early twentieth century western ranch estates. It is rustic, yet comfortable; offers quietude, but is not too isolated; and most importantly it allows you the opportunity to consider life and listen to others in a way we rarely do in our all-too-fast-moving and noisy world. The trail around the property offers fantastic overviews of the area and should not be missed. Allison was a wonderful host.
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
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.
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
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 )
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.
A queen bed plus with a single bed in the alcove off the main room (no door). $138-$140
The Inns largest guest room with a king size bed and convertible sofa. $148-$150
The guest room with the most Western ambiance. Rollaway available for third person. $138-$140
An intimate room with a high window into the courtyard. $118-$120
A small, single guest room off of the library. $80 per night for 1 guest. $98-$100
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