About the property
- Cottage900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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 window 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.
Sixty murals and art displays embellish the city in places such as Penny Park, where children and guiding artists have created stunning tile and mosaic handprints of generations of children in a dynamic explosion of creativity. A new art project is the One Million Bones landscape underway nearby, http://www.scdailypress.com/site/2017/11/29/bones-installation-comes-to-silver-city/
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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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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 Silver City
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.
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100% refund if canceled at least -1 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Close to downtown; very nice house
I stayed at the casita for 3 weeks, which is probably longer than most people. The house is as described and very nice. I'd definitely recommend it, and I'd stay there again. I could walk to downtown in 15 minutes (the nicest part of Silver City); internet works great. Washer/dryer so convenient. No TV hookup there. I watched movies on my computer via the internet.
Now a few things that can be improved. Maybe it was because there was a week of easter during my stay but I had difficulty getting any responses from the realtor in charge. The heat was set at 79 degrees (I think it was supposed to be 70 but something was wrong). The thermostat is a computer and I couldn't figure out how to program it. Nights were cold, but days warm. I was forced to shut the heat off, then wake up middle of the night and turn it on. The realtor did not respond to my request to reprogram. There also were large cockroaches, about 2" long, that appeared on occasion. I texted the realtor but still no response. On my last night I found one very large one in my bed. Very disconcerting.
The place is very nice, as I said. I just think the communication with the caretaker (homeowner lives in another state) was amiss.
Thank you for your thoughtful review of your visit to our Silver City Casita. We loved having you as our guest. We love Silver City, too.
Your suggestions are helpful. We agree that we need more local support, and we have added another Silver City contact for troubleshooting. And we are stepping up our pest control treatments. We want to be there to help our guests have the greatest possible experience in a home we love.
We are especially happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and delighted to hear that you would return. Will look forward to hosting you again!
Clean, comfortable, convenient
This property was perfect for me and my 3 college kids. It is close to WNMU and historic downtown Silver City and just as described in the listing. It was great having laundry facilities available!
It was perfect for our needs. The house has a nice heating system that we really appreciated with the morning chill. We even enjoyed the thrill of the hilly roads leading to the house. LOL
Bright and cozy and convenient
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.
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!
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!
So happy with this house, beautiful
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