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10% Off Booked Dates Between Now & Sept 14. Dntwn Main St. 2 Min Walk to Train

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Front Porch...You can watch the train leave in the morning!!

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Downtown location...Awaken to the sound of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, watch it pass by while drinking coffee on the front porch. Only a 1-2 minute walk to the station, or dining and shopping. A short walk to the Chama River or Sergent's Wildlife. Mountain biking, road biking, fishing, hunting, hiking, photography, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing all minutes away. Jicarilla Casino is 30 minutes away. Ghost Ranch is 30-40 minutes away.

Pagosa Springs, CO is 45 minutes to 1 hour away. Enjoy the beautiful vistas and roaming wildlife on the way. Enjoy the hot springs, Wolf Creek skiing/snowboarding, which gets some of the most snow in the lower 48, and shopping when you arrive.

Durango, CO with the Durango Silverton Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, shopping and skiing/snowboarding is 1.5-2 hrs away.


Taos and Santa Fe, known for their arts and skiing are 2 hrs away.

Albuquerque, 3 hrs away, has the closest major airport, plenty of casinos and its skytram into the Sandia Mountains.
Beautiful vistas and wildlife make driving enjoyable!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Board Games, Basketball courts and school playground across the street, large yard...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    An additional $25/night per pet....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Downstairs Guest: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs Study: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Pullout...moreless

  • Upstairs Guest 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Guest 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Master: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Antiques located thruought the house and bedrooms. Full size balcony with mountain views off the Master Bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs Shared...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Upstair Master/Double Showerhead...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    0.1 miles from downtown, all within a 2-5 minute walk...depending on how fast you walk....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, Brazos cliffs & San Juans coming from the south. A Majestic drive to/from Pagosa Springs in the north. Great views of the pass from the kitchen, upstairs hall, and master deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table can seat 8 comfortably, and additional chairs from around the house can be used to increase to 10 if needed, but will be tight....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Hot Air...moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Direct TV, DVD player, VCR...moreless

  • Parking:

    Can park either on the side of the house or behind the garage. Plenty of parking for all...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    If desired, you can pull in behind the house, if your vehicle is not too wide to fit over the culvert. ...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Has a space large enough behind the garage, but no hook up....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Has a washable gold filter, therefore filters are not necessary but can still be utilized...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished kitchen, also with wine rack, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, electric griddle, food processor, blender, knife set, multiple sized cutting boards, and pots and pans ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and coffee filters (not necessary)...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Master Balcony with views of Cumbres Pass...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Watch the train pass from the front porch, or look out to Cumbres Pass...moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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1 night min stay
$200
$1,250 $4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $179 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $133 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Quoted prices reflect standard rates. If you are staying during a holiday or event week/weekend, you will be charged at a different rate. A minimum 2 night stay will be required at the rate of $300/night and a 3 night stay at $250/night. Any nights over the 3 night stay will be charged the standard rate. All rentals require a $59 insurance policy purchase that will be included in your quote. All quoted prices include cleaning fees and taxes. Pets are allowed only upon prior approval and will be charged an additional $25/night.


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Location

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171 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International Sunport (2hrs50min)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Foster's & High Country
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fosters's & The Box Car Cafe
71.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Creek (1hr20min)

Car: Necessary

Downtown location...Awaken to the sound of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad & see & smell the smoke as it passes by drinking coffee on the front porch. Only a 2-5 minute walk to the station, dining and shopping. A short hike (0.5mi) bike ride or drive to the Chama River (1.5 mi) or Sergent's Wildlife (1 mi). Mountain/road biking, fishing, hunting, hiking, photography, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing all minutes away at Sergent's Wildlife Refuge 1 mile away.

Wild Horse Casino, Dulce, NM, is 30 minutes away (26 mi).

Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch and museum is 50-60 minutes away (1 hour).

Pagosa Springs, CO is 50 minutes away (48 mi of some of the most beautiful driving in the country!!). Enjoy the hot springs and the Wolf Creek ski resort, which gets some of the most snow in the lower 48!! A few GREAT breweries in town. Currently my favorite is Riff Raff. Some good outdoor/mtn bike shops too! Both "Ski and Bow Rack" & "Mountain Country Sports" have treated me well. There is a small airport.

Durango, CO with the Durango Silverton Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, and all outdoor activities with its own skiing/snowboarding mountain, is 2 hrs away (110mi), with an airport..

Taos and Santa Fe, known for their arts and mountain sports are 2 hrs away, and both with airports.

Albuquerque, 3 hrs away, has the closest International Airport (called the Sunport), plenty of casinos, a skytram, which is the longest in the country at 2.7 miles and lifts you into the Sandia Mountains to a height of 10,378 ft, a wildlife zoo and aquarium, as well as the Albuquerque Isotopes, a AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Remember, where ever you drive to/from this house, you have a BEAUTIFUL drive.

Other Activities: Regardless of your destination or desired activity, Chama is ideal, with plenty to do within the town, and easy access to all the surrounding areas. You can enjoy ANY outdoor activity in Chama or in the surrounding areas. Although a 2 hr drive seems like a long time, the beautiful drives of redrock and mountain vistas, wildlife viewing, and overall tranquility make driving enjoyable and a memorable part of your vacation! The home has a convenient location in town, and Chama is central to Taos, Santa Fe, Dulce, Pagosa Springs, and Durango.!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I was introduced to Chama, NM when I was working on the Navajo Reservation from 2002-2007. A boss of mine bought a house there and after I visited once, I fell in love with the area as it was a stark contract to the painted desert, but both provided a variety of outdoor activities in different environments. I bought the home in 2003 and began fixing it up in 2005, and did not finish until 2008, after I returned to Massachusetts, where I currently live. I am also a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.

Why the Owner Chose Chama:
This is one of the oldest homes remaining in Chama. It is a gambrel style victorian and was built in 1882. Records indicate that the builder of the home was a conductor of the D&RG railroad. There is more history related to this man and his family located in the home. The house has been completely remodeled, but strong effort was made to keep the details and charm accurate to the era. If you look closely during your stay, you will be able to spot some of the original features of the home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home is the last home on Terrace Ave/Main St in Chama, with views of the Cumbres Pass from all north windows and the decks. You can see the train pass by in the morning, as the tracks are directly across the street, and the depot, dining and shopping are all literally a 2 mintue walk from the home. There is plenty of parking behind the garage on Maple St. or along the side of the property on 1st St...enough to easily accomodate 30' trailers/motorhomes. It is easy accessible in the Winter, as all town roads are plowed by the state.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Front Porch...You can watch the train leave in the morning!!

    Front Porch...You can watch the train leave in the morning!!

  • View of the Cumbres Pass from the deck.

    View of the Cumbres Pass from the deck.

  • How the front of the house looks now.  Compare to the previous picture.

    How the front of the house looks now. Compare to the previous picture.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room.  Plenty of chairs located throughout the house to seat more.

    Dining Room. Plenty of chairs located throughout the house to seat more.

  • Downstairs reading/game room with queen size pullout.

    Downstairs reading/game room with queen size pullout.

  • Upstairs hallway with a view of the Cumbres Pass.

    Upstairs hallway with a view of the Cumbres Pass.

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed.

    Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Dual shower head in the master bath!!  It feels great!!!

    Dual shower head in the master bath!! It feels great!!!

  • Playground with basketball courts across the street...view from the master deck.

    Playground with basketball courts across the street...view from the master deck.

  • Looking down into the Chama Valley from Chama Peak.

    Looking down into the Chama Valley from Chama Peak.

  • Train Depot at 10,000 ft up Cumbres Pass.

    Train Depot at 10,000 ft up Cumbres Pass.

  • Master Deck.  Parking on the side of the house.

    Master Deck. Parking on the side of the house.

  • How the house looked in early 1900's.  Also the original hand rail.

    How the house looked in early 1900's. Also the original hand rail.

  • A fully loaded kitchen.  Also with a loaded view of the Cumbres Pass.

    A fully loaded kitchen. Also with a loaded view of the Cumbres Pass.

  • Living room looking at front entrance.

    Living room looking at front entrance.

  • 1st floor bedroom with a queen size bed.

    1st floor bedroom with a queen size bed.

  • Front entry with historical photos.

    Front entry with historical photos.

  • Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed.

    Upstairs bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Upstairs Master with queen size bed.

    Upstairs Master with queen size bed.

  • Local map at Henry's in Tierra Amarilla, 12 miles south of Chama.

    Local map at Henry's in Tierra Amarilla, 12 miles south of Chama.

  • Mountain biking up Chama Peak.

    Mountain biking up Chama Peak.

  • Tons of vintage cars and trucks if that's your thing.

    Tons of vintage cars and trucks if that's your thing.

  • Chama Peak from Sergent's Wildlife Reserve in the winter.

    Chama Peak from Sergent's Wildlife Reserve in the winter.

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  • Bathrooms
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