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Historic Renovated Rosedale Ghost Town House in Magdalena, Nm, Horse Friendly

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Last updated: 02/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Br, 1 Bath In The Old West

The Casa Javelina is located in Magdalena NM, 6500 ft, gateway to the Cibola and Gila National Forests. It was originally located in Rosedale, a silver mining town in the San Mateo Mountains about 20 miles away from its current location. The house has been renovated but retains its character as a historic house. This is a perfect base to explore the Socorro Valley to the east and the high plains to the west.

2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, fully functional kitchen w/ gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, full size fridge, washer/dryer. Native plant landscaped yard, outdoor table. gas grill. The master bedroom has a queen, the small second bedroom has a full size pull out, and another futon can be pulled out in the living room. Linens, blankets, and pillows for the pull outs are available.

A horse pen big enough for 3 horses adjoins the backyard. Bring your horse! Many fabulous rides are possible in the Magdalena area. A day on horseback in the high plains is sure to make you feel like you are in an old western movie!

An aspen wood swing in the backyard aspen grove is a great place to watch the sunset paint the nearby 10000 ft Magdalena Mountains.

Walk 100 yards to the Golden Spur bar to mingle with local Spanish folks, Navajos from the nearby Alamo Reservation, or ranchers from the country all around.

Day trip to the Bosque Del Apache Wildlife refuge (35 miles) or to the Very Large Array Radio Telescope (15 miles).

Or explore three ghost towns (Kelly, Riley and Rosedale) all located within 30 miles of Magdalena.

Hiking and Mountain Biking opportunities abound around Magdalena. Pick up/ drop off services for day trips can be arranged with the owner.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Nice fenced yard, coloring books...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking in house, see house rules...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    well behaved pets for a $50 refundable deposit per pet please keep pets off the furniture in the house no pets for monthly stays contact owner before booking if you are bringing a pet...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • a second couch/pull out futon is in the living room

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    tiled floor and shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Magdalena is a gateway to Outdoor Recreation. Beautiful, wild country, far from the maddening crowd surrounds us . The owner of the Javelina House, has been exploring the country around Magdalena for 25 years. We can help you set up your own adventure! Pick up/drop off services for hikers and mountain bikers are available to allow cool one way trips! We'll be happy to share information about our favorite trails and areas. Local National Forest and topographic maps are in stock and for sale at the Javelina House, as well as on display on the walls of the small bedroom in the house. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are possible in big snow winters. The Casa Javelina makes a great hunting base. Hunting opportunities near Magdalena include Mule Deer, Coues Deer, Elk, Antelope, three species of Quail, and more. Birdwatching and Wildlife Viewing opportunities are plentiful, both in the Magdalena High Country and in the Rio Grande Valley below. Ask the owner for ideas! ...moreless


  • Books:

    Cool info/relics about the Rosedale Ghost town in master bedroom Take one/leave one bookshelf in living room...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in Living Room, no cable or air TV Cool movie collection...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    10000 ft mountains 5 miles away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    in master bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in kitchen, line in backyard...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    propane in 3 rooms, supplemental electric...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi available ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Master bed made, linens, blankets and pillows available for pull out beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    pull out couch, rocking chair, DVD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    on street in front, ask owner about horse trailers...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    in bathroom, washcloths, hand towels and bath towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in kitchen...moreless



  • Golf:

    Challenging 18 hole course in Socorro...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native Plant Landscaping, Aspen Grove with swing in backyard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane in front yard, outdoor table seats 4...moreless



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from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $15 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 7%


Rates are subject to change until a booking is confirmed.

The basic rates are for 2 adults. Additional guests (over 12) will be charged $10 per night.

Horses in the pen will cost $15 per night per horse. Hay Bales available for market cost.

Pets require a $50 refundable deposit per pet.

Please keep pets off the furniture and clean up after your pet in the yard.

Weekly rate $325 for 2 guests, Monthly rate $1150 for 2 guests.

No pets for monthly rentals.

Contact the owner for weekly or longer rentals, or if you are bringing pets or horses.

Pet Deposit and Horse fees will be collected by the owner at check in.

Hunter Special available with a valid NM hunting license, pay 4 nights get the 5th night free, contact owner before booking!

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: 02/14/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Golden Spur
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
New Mexico Tech Socorro
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 60
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Magdalena Cafe

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Magdalena Resident for 20 + years, I love the country and the people here. Taught 15 years at Mid and High school on the nearby Alamo Navajo Reservation. Now owner of Nanise Native Plants, a landscaping company.

Why the Owner Chose Magdalena, NM, USA:
Got an amazing deal on it back in the 90's. Historic charm.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The renovation work was a lot of fun. The old historic place is now comfortable and funky.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

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  • Welcome to the Old West!

    Welcome to the Old West!

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • horse pen view

    horse pen view

  • horse pen view

    horse pen view

  • snowshoeing in the Magdalena Mountains

    snowshoeing in the Magdalena Mountains

  • Horse Country!

    Horse Country!

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • tiled shower

    tiled shower

  • street view of the Magdalena Mountains

    street view of the Magdalena Mountains

  • aspen grove

    aspen grove

  • stackable washer/Dryer

    stackable washer/Dryer

  • Hiking Water Canyon -  10 miles from the Casa Javelina!

    Hiking Water Canyon - 10 miles from the Casa Javelina!

  • Cross Country Skiing in the San Mateos - 20 miles away

    Cross Country Skiing in the San Mateos - 20 miles away

VRBO #665005

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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