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Silver Casita – Where Art Meets West

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovingly furnished two-bedroom cottage with mountain views

This two-bedroom cottage has been lovingly outfitted with antiques, family treasures, whimsical repurposed items, and local art.

In-Town Retreat. This quiet home sleeps four, with fully outfitted kitchen, bath, and two bedrooms. Its 20’x20’ living room features desert colors and family antiques, games and a game table, sofa, recliner, chaise, television with free Netflix, Bose radio, excellent internet and wireless service, a telescope to explore clear, dark night skies, and art and crafts by local artists.

One bedroom has twin beds and a small office that could well be a writer’s retreat or artist’s den; laptop computer and printer available upon request. The second bedroom includes a king-sized bed and crawfoot antique dresser. The kitchen is decorated in vibrant Southwestern colors with stove, refrigerator, microwave, appliances, dishes, pots and pans, a small wine bar, and a prized family chrome dinette.

Enjoy the mountains, village landscapes, and ever-changing sky from six panorama windows that flood the rooms with shimmering New Mexico light. The area lures more than 300 species of birds, which you can watch in the “bird tree” just outside your kitchen table. Explore unspoiled terrain along hill-top walking paths nearby.

The interior of this decades-old home has been completely renovated, with central heat and air, ceiling fans, many extras, and careful attention to detail. All on one level, this cottage is handicap-friendly and fitted with grab bars and other safety features.

Silver City: Art Meets West. This faux-adobe casita (small house) is on a hillside a mile from the historic downtown of Silver City – a frontier mining town in southwestern New Mexico, where free-spirit artists now celebrate the blended cultures of native peoples, Latinos, and the Old West.

At elevation 6000 feet, the town of Silver City is cradled in low mountains along the Southern Continental Divide. It is home to about 10,000 people. Ranching and copper mining are pillars of the local economy.

Countless murals and art displays embellish the city in places such as Penny Park, where children and guiding artists are erecting stunning tile and mosaic handprints of generations of children in a dynamic explosion of creativity.

Western New Mexico University includes the WNMU Museum that houses the world’s largest collection of Mimbres pottery, preserving knowledge and culture of the Mimbreno Indians who inhabited this valley as early as 750 A.D. The nearby Gila Cliff Dwellings bear testimony to Mogollon occupation in the 1200s. Mining of abundant mineral resources dates back to Spanish colonists in the early 1800s, and the town boomed after the silver was discovered in 1870, giving the city its name.

Its 360-day sunshine and adventurous culture makes the area a center for renewable energy and alternate construction, such as homes made of adobe, rammed earth, straw bales, recycled tires, and earthship designs. Consistently rated as one of the nation’s best places to visit, live, or retire, Silver City is known as a place of four gentle seasons, well sited among the Chihuahuan high desert, tall-pine mountains, and vast wilderness preserves collectively known as the Gila.

Silver City is the gateway to the Gila, which includes the 3.3-million acre Gila National Forest and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Area – the largest uninhabited region in the lower 48 states, prized by sportsmen and people who seek to escape to nature.

Special events. Each year Silver City hosts many fiestas, festivals, performances, and sporting events, such as:

• April’s New Mexico Southwest Food Festival

• May’s Tour of the Gila five-day stage cycling race and Cowboy Poetry and Blues festivals

• September’s Gila River festival and gem/mineral show

• October’s Day of the Dead and Weekend at the Galleries

• December’s Victorian Christmas and New Mexico Tamale Fiesta

More Details

Owner
Ann Patton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Ann Patton

This cottage is our beloved family vacation casita, which we are pleased to share with our friends through VRBO! Some of our family live in Silver City, others in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and around the USA.

Ann Patton purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Ann Patton chose New Mexico

This cottage is our dream vacation home in beautiful Silver City, New Mexico -- a place like no other, consistently listed as among the nation's best places to live and visit.

What makes this cottage unique

We chose this cottage because of its charm and great location at the edge of town, with equal access to the historic downtown, convenient services, and the vast hiking trails and sports paradise of the Gila Wilderness and New Mexico landscape.

Amenities

Silver City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Steps away from hiking trails on Boston Hill, and gateway to the 3.5-million acre Gila Wilderness, paradise for sportsmen and nature lovers. Historic downtown Silver City and arts districts nearby.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
5

Cute, cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We came in late at night and it was a pleasure walking into the casita. We felt right at home. The next morning, we enjoyed our coffee out front feeling the morning breeze. We had a great time visiting downtown Silver city art gallery's and enjoyed the local restaurant. Had a great time visiting with friends. Will definitely be back on our next trip west.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
4

Bright and cozy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Loved staying in this well-appointed, sweet little casita! A comfortable base to explore Silver City and the surrounding area from. Would have given five stars but the bed in the master bedroom (two twins pushed together) was a little hard on my cranky back and hips. Otherwise this was a lovely property and I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting -- it was wonderful to have you in Silver City. We will fix the hard bed; thanks for letting us know. Hope you will come again soon!
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Orlando, FL
5

Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip and we enjoyed the absolute quiet of the neighborhood. An occasional car would drive by, and maybe a dog would bark. Catch the sunrise over the mountains in the living room. You are just a few minutes away from complete darkness to stargaze, find a spot and a folding chair and spend hours surrounded by stars, the Milky Way, and identify planets, the space shuttle, and constellations. The nearby parks and walking paths are secluded and you are sure to see wildlife and bird of all kinds. The Casita is cozy, and clean, and has everything you need. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So happy with this house, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the house. It was clean and had a lot of room for the two of us. It was a quiet neighborhood. We were very happy that it is so close to town. We will be back. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice casita, fully equipped and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

It was warm when we were there but the in window living room A/C worked well enough. House was clean and everything worked.

The house is close to downtown and a trail for hiking and walking the dog. The neighborhood isn't particularly upscale but nice enough and the dogs in the area were generally pretty quiet at night.

We didn't get the address or code entry until the last minute but it all worked out.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando FL
5

Cozy and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at La Casita: it was cozy and comfy and had everything we needed.

It was great to have the cool breeze in the mornings and evenings, with the windows opened. That is something we rarely enjoy in our Florida home. Days were spent exploring the Gila winderness, visiting family, enjoying the art from the local artist, and enjoying great food from the local cafes. Don't miss the burrito stand on the highway. We ate breakfast burritos there every day. Can't wait to return to La Casita, we will definately be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

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