What an amazing place this is. Set in the heart of the Philmont Scout Property. In the place where the Plains meets the Rockies.
A lovely old adobe traditional inn, the architecture is exceptional. The rooms are decorated in the traditional style. The bed was so comfortable.
The home cooked breakfast, cooked by the attentive and helpful housekeeper, was superb.
The countryside around has lovely hikes and at night you can see a hundred million stars.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Del Gavilan Historic Inn Cimarron, New Mexico
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 about 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 exhibiting artwork and sculptures by Frederick Remington, Charles Russell, Robert Redbird, and others.Completely surrounded by Philmont Scout Ranch, and a mile from Philmont's base camp, the Casa del Gavilan (also known as the Nairn Place) offers exceptional views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, hiking trails, and the peace and tranquility so rare these days. The guest rooms all have private baths and a full breakfast is served daily. ... more less