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Silver Casita – Where Art Meets West

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo:

    Boze radio included free of charge...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Netflix included free of charge...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Historic Silver City downtown is less than a mile downhill from our cottage. Views include the Silver City valley nestled among blue hills and tall-pine mountains. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    From panarama windows, watch the sun rise over the New Mexico mountains, including the Continental Divide and a perfect view of the most prized local rock formation, the Kneeling Nun....moreless

  • Rural:

    Get away to a peaceful cottage atop Chihuahua Hill at the edge of the village -- allowing easy access to the both convenient services and the high desert, mountains, rivers, and wilderness. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    Excellent internet and wireless service included free of charge...moreless


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


from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$650 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75
  • cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100

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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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Silver City, NM, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 18, 2017

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