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Casa del Gavilan

Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico, is the historic inn, Casa del Gavilan. A place of spirit--where hawk and eagle soar--this grand adobe villa was built 1910-1912 for Jack and Gertrude Nairn, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut. When completed, artists and writers from far and wide came to enjoy the Nairns' elegant hospitality and to capture the majestic beauty that is New Mexico. With twelve-foot high ceilings, vigas, and eighteen-inch thick walls, Casa del Gavilan (House of the Hawk) is a showplace of Pueblo-revival architecture featuring artwork and sculptures by Frederick Remington, Charles Russell, Robert Redbird, and others.

Surrounded by Philmont Scout Ranch, and a mile from Philmont's base camp, the Casa del Gavilan (also known as the Nairn Place) offers exception views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, hiking trails, and the peace and tranquility so rare these days. All guest rooms have private baths, and a full breakfast is served daily.

There are no televisions for guests' use at the Casa, nor are there telephones in the guest rooms. Because of the remote location, internet access is via a satellite and is usually - but not always - available from several areas of the Casa. Due to limitations of the satellite service, internet speed is usually sufficient for email, but not typically usable for skype, streaming movies, music, or other heavy bandwidth uses.

The Casa del Gavilan is located in a very remote, rural setting. Most of our guests treasure the peace and quiet of the location, and the sense of tranquility in and around the Casa. If this is not what you are looking for, or if you would prefer an on-site bar or restaurant, we suggest you consider the St. James Hotel for your stay in the Cimarron area. The Cimarron Inn is also a good alternative located in Cimarron and closer to shopping and restaurants.

Cancellation fee of the first night's room rate will be applied to all reservations cancelled with less than THIRTY DAYS advance notice for a reservation of more than four room nights - or SEVEN DAYS for a reservation of four room nights or less. The full first night's room rental will be charged to guests that do not arrive. Cancellation must be in writing by mail, or email to, and confirmed in writing by the Casa del Gavilan The Casa del Gavilan reserves the right to cancel reservations with at least 30 days advance notice to the guest, refunding any deposits in full.

Highway 21 - 6 miles south of Cimarron, New Mexico
P.O. Box 518, Cimarron, New Mexico 87714
1-575-376-2246 * 1-800-GAVILAN

For reservation information or room availability please call 1-800-GAVILAN

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