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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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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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).

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

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

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

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

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Rural:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

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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: english, french, spanish, italian

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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Date last modified - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/05/2013
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