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.