The Ute Park fire of early June burned many of the trees in Cimarron Canyon that hold back boulders and soil along the canyon walls. Heavy rain storms in the area, fairly common during summer afternoons, can lead to temporary closures of Highway 64 due to the potential of boulders, soil, and ash washing onto the highway. If you'll be traveling to the Casa from Taos, Red River, Eagle Nest, or other points west please check here regarding possible closures. The road typically closes for only a few hours.
The Casa del Gavilan is very pleased to announce we have been included in BedandBreakfast.com's top 25 bed and breakfasts of 2017! Thanks to our guests and their excellent reviews that have made this recognition possible. To read more about this honor and the other establishments included on the list click here.
We are pleased to announce the Casa del Gavilan has recently been admitted to the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties, as well as the National Register of Historic Places, as ". . . among the earliest and most accomplished examples of a residence designed in the Pueblo Revival style in New Mexico".
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 early 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 offers exceptional 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. Wifi internet is available throughout most, but not all, of the Casa. 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 and The Blue Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast are also good alternatives located in Cimarron closer to shopping and restaurants.
Click the photo to the left to read Cecilia Worth's "The Night the Stars Fell".
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