Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn

The Milky Way rising above the 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 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 Milky Way photo to the left to read Cecilia Worth's "The Night the Stars Fell".

More about the Casa

Oak trees in red fall color with the Tooth of Time in the background

Fall colors at the Casa

The fall colors are peaking at the Casa del Gavilan this last week of October, and thousands of Sandhill Cranes have been overflying the Casa on their way south to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge where they will spend the winter. Click here to see more fall color photographs from around the Casa. Top 25 of 2017!!

The Casa del Gavilan is very pleased to announce we have been included in'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.

National Register of Historic Places

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".  


Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn - Cimarron, NM

Six miles south of town on Hwy 21 Cimarron, New Mexico

575-376-2246 OR 800-GAVILAN

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