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Downtown Main St. Views of the Cumbres Pass. Walk to the Train, Shops & Dining.

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Master Deck. Parking on the side of the house.

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 queen beds & queen pullout (Sleeps 10 comfortably), 3 baths, FULLY furnished!!

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 4-6 minute walk to the station, or dining and shopping. A short bike ride 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!
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Upstairs Master: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs Guest: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs Study: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Pullout...moreless

  • Upstairs Guest 1: 1 queen

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  • Upstairs Guest 2: 1 queen

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  • 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:

    Smart DVD player with over 300 apps to download, including Hulu and Netflix. Feel free to search and download any other apps desired. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, card games, poker chip set, chess set....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    32" HDTV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VHS and DVD collection. Also able to stream content via a smart DVD player and AppleTV....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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, VCR w/VHS tapes, smart DVD player for streaming (i.e. Netflix, Hulu, 300 apps to choose from...feel free to download), DVD collection and Apple TV for iTunes and additional content/apps....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:

    Keurig with self fill cups for individual or carafe size. There may also be K-cups or ground coffee donated from previous guests. Please check inventory prior to purchasing....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Multiple spatulas, spoons, brushes, baster, cutting boards, knives, etc. I enjoy cooking so I try to stock for my needs....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, saucers, bowls, glasses, coffee cups, knife sets and utensils all provided...should be suitable for groups of 10-12. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully furnished w/stainless and non stick pots/pans, roasting pans, crock pots, microwave, Keurig, toaster oven, electric griddle, Foreman grill/waffle maker, food processor, blender, wine rack......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many spices, oils, sugar and flour often in the pantry. Feel free to bring your own, but recommend checking inventory prior to purchasing. Feel free to donate any extra or unused items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With water dispenser and ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    gas...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Master Balcony with views of Cumbres Pass...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Backyard not fenced. Does have an herb and vegetable garden and an apricot tree...feel free to pick any food you want/need....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Campground style grill with utensils and aluminum trash can for ash....moreless

  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

4.8
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$200
$1,250 $4,000
* 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
  • Tax Rate 8.19%

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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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 colleague of mine bought a house in Chama 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 had already returned to Massachusetts, where I currently live. I am also a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.

Why the Owner Chose Chama, NM, USA:
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 a 5 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 but is currently without hookups. It is easy accessible in the Winter, as all town roads are plowed by the state.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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Photos

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

    Master Deck. Parking on the side of the house.

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

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

  • View of the Cumbres Pass from the deck.

    View of the Cumbres Pass from the deck.

  • Herb and vegetable garden to pick from...cherry tom., NM peppers, squash, herbs.

    Herb and vegetable garden to pick from...cherry tom., NM peppers, squash, herbs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • New charcoal grill with lettuce and strawberry pot to pick from.

    New charcoal grill with lettuce and strawberry pot to pick from.

  • 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.

  • Southwest theme in the dining room.

    Southwest theme in the dining room.

  • Downstairs bedroom with queen bed.

    Downstairs bedroom with queen bed.

  • 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.

  • Mtn. Biking up in Cumbres Pass.

    Mtn. Biking up in Cumbres Pass.

  • 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.

VRBO #297894

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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