To find out more information regarding COVID-19, traveling to New Mexico, and current restrictions within New Mexico, please click on the blue box below.
Restaurants in Cimarron are open for sit-down dining or carry out.
Hours may vary. Please call ahead.
Blu Dragonfly - (575) 376-1110
Burrito Banquet - (575) 483-2921
Colfax Tavern - (575) 376-2229
Cree-Mee Drive In - (575) 376-2480
St. James Hotel - (575) 376-2664
New Mexico State Parks are currently open limited days, and closed to out-of-state visitors. Cimarron Canyon State Park is open Thursday-Sunday, 8AM-5PM, as well as for camping.
Sugarite Canyon State Park (in Raton - 45 minutes north of Cimarron) is open daily from 6:00am – 9:00pm for day-use activities. The visitor center, campgrounds and comfort stations remain closed. Vault toilets are open.
For more information regarding New Mexico State Parks please see: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/knowbeforeyougo.html
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".
Currently we are welcoming reservations through November 8, 2020. At this time it is uncertain whether the Casa del Gavilan will be open during the remainder of November and December prior to our usual winter hiatus. If you are interested in visiting the Casa del Gavilan during November or December please call us to discuss availability. Regardless of when we close for the winter, we plan to reopen next March for the 2021 season. We will begin accepting reservations for the 2021 season later this fall.
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.
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.
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".
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