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Old-World Charm: the Tower Guest House on Small Working Organic Garlic Farm

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The Tower Guest House, Spinach, Garlic

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Last updated: 06/05/2013

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dixon cottage description

The Tower Guest House is located in the center of a small working (but quiet) garlic farm (plus onions, shallots, greens, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash), on a quiet cottonwood-lined lane that runs along the Embudo River, a mile and a half from the center of the village of Dixon, with its full-service coop grocery store and library. Away from the main highway, and bathed by the sounds of the river 100 yards to the south, the location is singularly peaceful. The second-floor deck invites guests to bask, eat, grill, read, and enjoy sunsets and sunrises.


Read all about it first: Farm owner Stanley Crawford has written three books about the life he and his wife RoseMary have led in the embudo valley as farmers and community activists: MAYORDOMO: CHRONICLE OF AN ACEQUIA IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO; and A GARLIC TESTAMENT: SEASONS ON A SMALL NEW MEXICO FARM; and A RIVER IN WINTER: NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS, all published by the University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. See also the New York Times article by Anne Raver in the July 14, 2011 issue.

Pick your own salad greens: From around june to late october, guests are invited to assemble their own salad makings from the farm plantings of lettuce, spinach, arugula, radishes, salad turnips and sweet onions. At the peak of the season, there are also tomatoes and peppers in the hoophouse and an abundance of garlic and shallots in the storage sheds. Guests can also sample eggs from the hens in the nearby henhouse.

Refreshing afternoons: Though the climate of Northern New Mexico is relatively arid, most years there's enough water in the nearby Rio Embudo to take a refreshing afternoon dip--or in the Rio Grande at the BLM campground eight miles away--or in the more distant Abiquiu, El Vado, or Heron Lakes. And in the winter, besides skiing at nearby Sipapu, there's both the Taos and Santa Fe ski basins. (For 2012, the snow is excellent).

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

      • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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      • Futon upstairs.

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • The phone is for local (and Espanola and Los Alamos) service only, but guests can make long distance calls from the owner's house. Cell phones work in the center of Dixon, a mile and a half distant. There is a TV and DVD player, but no broadcast TV (or satellite) service....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Books

          Theme

              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Restaurants
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Winery Tours
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                The guest house is on the prettiest wooded lane in the Embudo Valley.......moreless

              • River:

                The Rio Embudo, sometimes a river, sometimes a stream, runs 100 yards to the south and is good for trout fishing when the flow is good and wading and paddling in the summer....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The Sangre de Cristos, southernmost spur of the Rockies, 15 miles distant, can be seen from the deck....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snowmobiling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hunting
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Tennis
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Mountaineering
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Basketball Court
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Snowboarding

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Macintosh Computer
              • PC
              • Parking Off Street
              • Gas Heating
              • Grey Water System
              • Living Area
              • Telephone
              • Linens Provided
              • Alarm Clock
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Filtered Water
              • Hair Dryer
              • Laundry Soap
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Basic Soaps
              • Toilet Paper
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Sofa Bed

              Kitchen

              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Grill
              • 2 Ring Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Pantry Items
              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Binoculars
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
               

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              $95 a night for two persons, two night minimum; $85 a night for stays of three nights and beyond; add $15 a night for each extra guest; $500 a week, all plus tax.

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              Location

              Car: Necessary

              The Tower Guest House at Crawfords Garlic Farm is located in the Embudo Valley, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Range, a mile and a half from the center of the traditional Hispanic village of Dixon. Dixon is known for its arts and crafts, and is a good base from which to explore nearby rivers and canyons such as the Rio Grande Gorge. Taos is 25 miles to the north, Santa Fe 50 miles south; both are major cultural and artistic centers. The region is known for its Indian Pueblos and ruins, all within easy driving distance.

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: Visitors wishing to learn more about Northern New Mexico can consult a rich library of books about the area, including my own nonfiction works, particularly A GARLIC TESTAMENT: SEASONS ON A SMALL NEW MEXICO FARM. --Stan Crawford


              Contact us

              Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • The Tower Guest House, Spinach, Garlic

                The Tower Guest House, Spinach, Garlic

              • Downstairs Bedroom

                Downstairs Bedroom

              • Upstairs Futon

                Upstairs Futon

              • Upstairs Dining Area and Deck

                Upstairs Dining Area and Deck

              • Bedroom and Entry

                Bedroom and Entry

              • East View of Guest House

                East View of Guest House

              • Village of Dixon in Distance to Upper Right

                Village of Dixon in Distance to Upper Right

              • Marigolds in Bloom

                Marigolds in Bloom

              • Upstairs Deck, Garlic Field

                Upstairs Deck, Garlic Field

              • Rio Embudo near Guest House

                Rio Embudo near Guest House

              • Guest House with Main Farm House in Background

                Guest House with Main Farm House in Background

              • Upstairs Kitchen Area

                Upstairs Kitchen Area

              • Crawford Garlic Farm

                Crawford Garlic Farm

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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

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