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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casita Estella is a wonderful 200 year old adobe home located in the small community of Mogote, Colorado. Originally this town was created by Missionaries from Spain, wanting to establish a Presbyterian community when all surrounding areas were of the Catholic faith. The founding family still lives here and celebrates their special historic church, Dios de Amor, erected in 1895.

Conejos County is known for it's fly fishing and outdoor activities, but it also draws artists from all over the country looking for big skies and dramatic landscapes. Casita Estella has been a guest house for a nationally recognized landscape painter and an accomplished teacher and mentor. The studio provided a space for students to work independently, while exploring the surrounding countryside.

The house sits at the mouth of the Conejos Canyon and is steps away from Conejos River. We are minutes away from historic narrow gauge Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway which runs over the 10,015 ft Cumbres Pass and through the Toltec Gorge. It is a known for beautiful scenery while traveling through the Conejos Canyon and arriving in the quaint town of Chama, NM.

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:

*World Class Fly Fishing / guides available for booking
*Lake fishing in the Platuro Resevoir
*Multiple hiking trails
*Mountain biking- steps from the house
*45 minute drive to famous Taos, NM
*2 hours to Santa Fe, NM
*1 hour to the well known Ojo Caliente Hot Springs/Spa
*A day trip to the Sand Dunes National Park, just outside
the town of Alamosa

The Conejos County is known for it's varied landscapes, it's cooler summers, and quieter lifestyle. It is filled with great excursions to small towns, artist communities, sand dunes, New Mexican Villages and Reservations and all the outdoor activities you can imagine. You will fall in love with this area, just as we did.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village:

    Mogote is a small community of private homes, ranches and cabins for rental....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pots and pans, cutting boards, all needed utensils and cooking supplies....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    With eating space for 6...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and basic cooking supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Carport is turned into a patio for the summer and fall season. Patio table for outside eating ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$125
$775

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$875

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 4.8%

Notes:

Rates are for 4 people, there is a $10.00 nightly fee added for each additional person for the base rate.

One night's rent deposit required. Deposit will be refunded if canceled 48 hours prior for short term stays. For long term stay of 14 days or more, $300.00 deposit requested with cancelation 14 days prior to arranged stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

176.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albuquerque International
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Antonito, CO
36 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alamosa, CO
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Cumbres & Toltec and Santa Fe, New Mexico
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 17
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Antonito, CO
59.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Car: Necessary

The Conejos County is known for it's exceptional fishing, historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Train and it's beautiful mountain lakes and rivers- perfect for all outdoor activities. We are 45 minutes from Taos, New Mexico, 2 hours to Santa, Fe New Mexico, 1 hour from Ojo Caliente Spa and Resort, and a little more than 1 hour to the Great Sand Dunes National Park- outside of Alamosa, Colorado.

This is a great place to visit when you want to relax and enjoy all the beauty that nature provides us.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am a retired art teacher who spent my career teaching and living in Denver, Colorado. When I retired I wanted to spend more time with my dear friend who lived in Southern Colorado. He was an incredible artist who became well known for his representational paintings of the Conejos River and the surrounding areas. We spent a great deal of time exploring this beautiful area and visiting the towns of San Luis, Taos, Abiquiu, Chama, Ojo Calliente, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. There is so much history here and given the time to discover is a true gift.

Why the Owner Chose Antonito, CO, USA:
In 2010 my friend's neighbor, Estella, gave us the opportunity to buy this 200 year old adobe home, which was directly behind his adobe home and studio. He was able to offer his many students a place to stay while they worked with him in their plein aire painting studies. This house has a small studio, with wonderful natural light that is perfect for anyone who is interested in painting, but also a quiet and rural location to relax in.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are a quarter mile away from the Conejos River, sitting at the mouth of the Conejos Canyon which offers fishing, hiking trails, bike trails, lake fishing, hunting, camping etc. You will never lack for beautiful landscapes in this hidden treasure of Southern Colorado.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

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Photos

  • Casita Estella

    Casita Estella

  • Edge of the Mogote Peaks, view from a road not far from the Casita.

    Edge of the Mogote Peaks, view from a road not far from the Casita.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with queen bed

    Master Bedroom with queen bed

  • Studio with a trundle bed. Great natural light for painting.

    Studio with a trundle bed. Great natural light for painting.

  • Sunroom in front of house.

    Sunroom in front of house.

  • Carport/ Summer Patio

    Carport/ Summer Patio

  • One of the best Fly Fishing areas in the state.

    One of the best Fly Fishing areas in the state.

  • Historic Dios de Amor Church - view from my road.

    Historic Dios de Amor Church - view from my road.

  • Train leaving from the station.

    Train leaving from the station.

  • Local landscapes

    Local landscapes

  • Welcoming Community!

    Welcoming Community!

  • Conejos River in Fall

    Conejos River in Fall

  • Countryside view near my home, leading to hiking and biking trails.

    Countryside view near my home, leading to hiking and biking trails.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Second Bedroom with double bed

    Second Bedroom with double bed

  • Small office space with room for another easel.

    Small office space with room for another easel.

  • Carport/ Summer Patio

    Carport/ Summer Patio

  • Abandoned Adobe in area

    Abandoned Adobe in area

  • Perfect location for Plein Aire painters.

    Perfect location for Plein Aire painters.

  • Cumbres & Toltec Historic Train just 5 miles away.

    Cumbres & Toltec Historic Train just 5 miles away.

  • Oldest church in Colorado, located in Conejos.

    Oldest church in Colorado, located in Conejos.

  • Another side road landscape.

    Another side road landscape.

  • Come Visit Us

    Come Visit Us

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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