Nestled in the warm embrace 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. Rates from $147 - $274 per night including a full breakfast.
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 solitude so rare these days. All guest rooms have private bathrooms with a bathtub/shower. 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. Our guests treasure the uncommon tranquility of the Casa and surrounding property. 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 and closer to shopping and restaurants.
Click the Milky Way photo to the left to read Cecilia Worth's "The Night the Stars Fell".
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".
Turkeys grazing at the bird feeder