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Chesser Ranch's Casita Retreat

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Do you need to get out of town and get-away from it all (job, phones, noise, traffic, people), but camping just isn't your thing?
Our newly constructed 600 square foot casita is just an hour southwest of Roswell, New Mexico. We can promise you little to no traffic (maybe 4 or 5 cars a day…if you're lucky), no cell phone service (unless you walk up to the top of the hill), wifi available nearby. There is an abundance of wide open spaces to hike or bicycle (horseback riding is available at $39.00 an hour/per person with a 2 hour minimum, by appointment only with Kim), loads of peace and quiet, and an occasional visit from the local wild life. Feast your eyes on the cattle and sheep grazing on the distant hillsides and savor the beautiful New Mexico skies that spread like a canopy over it all. The nights are spectacular as a blanket of stars unfolds, unhindered by intruding lights.
The warm and welcoming casita has a fully equipped kitchen plus a barbecue grill (charcoal or gas). Feeling adventurous? There's a campfire cooking area where you can grill a cowboy sized steak or toast a marshmallow! Just don't forget your food…it's a long drive to the grocery store (steaks or other available cuts of 'Chesser natural' beef or lamb are available for purchase)!

After a long day, the comfy queen-sized bed beckons and promises a restful nights sleep. The loft area has two twin beds, and the sofa turns into a queen sized bed to accommodate more guests. The casita has a full bath and a washer and dryer to meet your needs. Relax on the covered porch and enjoy the outdoor picnic table.

Biscuit and Gravy, our border collie and corgie will be here to greet you and will be happy to keep you company in case you get lonesome.

Chesser Ranch's Casita Retreat is the perfect couples or family retreat. Give us a call and reserve the casita for some well deserved time away!

Keywords: casita, retreat, ranch, get-a-way, secluded, country, peaceful,quiet, comfortable, charming, relaxing, tranquil, serene, undisturbed, cozy, welcoming, restful, snowbirds, sunny warm
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome at an additional fee of $15.00 per dog/per night fee and must be tied or kenneled at night, kept off the furniture and always under your control. Cannot be allowed to run free, this is a sheep ranch....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    selected movies available to rent...moreless

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The 'casita' is not in town but on our ranch. When you book we will send you a map with detailed directions. Please use it, mapquest, googlemap, gps, etc. have never been to our ranch and don’t know the best way to come!! We have lived here for over 50 and 30 years and do know. And ‘no’ you can’t call if you get lost because there is no cell service once you leave the pavement! Trust us on this and please follow our directions. It will save us both a lot of frustration! ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Hot tub is shared with the dude ranch guests at their guest house...moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$575 $1,495

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $14 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.438%


Our nightly rate of two or more nights is $106.00, for a single night stay the charge is $140.00.

30% deposit is due upon booking to reserve the dates for you. The remainder is due two weeks prior to your arrival. No shows will be charged 100% of the rental fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
80 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Single night rate is $153.00, two or more nights-$116.00 per night. Horseback riding at $39.00 an hour per person with a 2 hour minimum by appointment only with Kim.


Owner info

About the owner: Kim, is a lifelong cowboy from a long, family ranching tradition. He was born and raised on this ranch and not only has a love of this way of life but a greater love of people. His wife, Patricia, is also a native of New Mexico and has used her decorating talents and gifts making the casita a true haven of retreat.

Why the Owner Chose Roswell, NM, USA:
Kim has lived on this ranch his entire life and Patricia their entire marriage, since 1978. After diversifying the ranch in 2003 to a working guest ranch, there were many calls wanting to rent the guest house (people not wanting to stay in town or in a hotel. In 2010 they decided to build the 'casita' with a full kitchen for overnight, weeklong or monthly guests. Their first rental was a snowbird from Minnesota the entire month of January. She had beautiful 70 degree weather while she was here!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The simple, peaceful country life is what we live and enjoy and desire to share with others. Our beautiful New Mexico skies are the topic of conversations the world over. No intrusion of city lights, traffic, sirens, telephones, etc. just pure peacefulness. You will hear an occasional bawl of a cow and calf or ewe and lamb, birds singing and other nature sounds.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Links to more information:



  • casita at twilight

    casita at twilight

  • Biscuit


  • sheep


  • Ranch wildlife welfare program

    Ranch wildlife welfare program

  • Here comes the remuda!

    Here comes the remuda!

  • Right outside the casita porch

    Right outside the casita porch

  • Welcome!!


  • Gravy


  • working cow dog and her herd

    working cow dog and her herd

  • Winter cool down!

    Winter cool down!

  • Beautiful New Mexico skies

    Beautiful New Mexico skies

  • Can't miss a New Mexico sunset!!

    Can't miss a New Mexico sunset!!

VRBO #356969

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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