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Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Casa is surrounded by Philmont Scout Ranch. Great vistas of the surrounding mountains. Outstanding view of the "Tooth Of Time" Allison, the Innkeeper is wonderful. Great breakfast in the morning. Snacks, sodas, coffee and tea available all day. A perfect place to relax and unwind.

Thank patraveller2007
Allison P, Innkeeper at Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let everyone know about your stay. We strive to make the Casa a memorable place for every guest. I am happy to hear you enjoyed breakfast and that you had a relaxing visit. I hope to see you again! More 

Albuquerque, NM
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46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My husband and I were fortunate to stay at Case del Gavilan this past weekend. We were greeted by Alison who was as professional and friendly as could be. She also prepared an awesome breakfast for us which included French Toast, fresh fruit, blueberry compote and sausages. The guest room was very nice and clean. There are no TVs here,... More 

1 Thank LauraSmigi
Allison P, Innkeeper at Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn, responded to this review

I am very happy that you had a relaxing stay at the Casa. The French toast is a guest favorite-it is requested quite frequently. We strive to make the Casa a memorable place. Thank you for visiting and I hope you will visit again! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

After a long day of travel, spending the night at Casa del Gavilan refreshed my soul. The room was comfortable, the Inn keeper was so sweet, the breakfast was wonderful. We stayed in the guest house and spent time reading in the library and living room.

2 Thank Beth P
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We have stayed at Casa del Gavilan several times and it is a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. No distracting TVs but internet is available for those who can't be totally away from technology but nothing else to take away from the gorgeous views and restful style of this historic inn. The breakfasts are delicious... More 

Thank Jann B
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I only stayed one night at the Casa del Gavilan, but we wished we had stayed longer! The architecturally stunning and pearl white exterior of the Casa del Gavilan is nestled in a valley of sunflowers, and backed up against the rocky peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Range. We phoned in at the iron gate before... More 

1 Thank Jessica L
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Casa del Gavilan provided a wonderful overnight experience. From the highway, you drive for almost 30 minutes past a couple of small towns and some beautiful scenery. Finally, you see the sign and turn toward a gate that opens only when you are buzzed in. On the lengthy driveway you will pass some antelope and wildflowers. Our room, Narin, was... More 

Thank Bowlby324
Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Heading out of Oklahoma via the panhandle, we were about 4hrs behind our schedule. Originally heading for Taos, we found just enough data service to find Casa Del Gavilan in Cimmaron. Honestly, having driven through Cimmaron numerous times (keyword=through) I wasn't expecting much. We called Jo, the innkeeper, to make our reservation and get directions, and headed west again. It... More 

Thank Bob N
Moorestown, New Jersey
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62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Years ago a bunch of rich guys owned all the land in this beautiful valley. One of them gave a huge tract of land to the Boy Scouts, which became the Philmont Scout Ranch. Another one built this wonderful home which is now a B&B. If you're looking to reconnect with the 14 year old in you who came here... More 

1 Thank KerrMuggin
Dallas, Texas
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253 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved being here where the only sounds are birds, wind, rain, or the occasional jet passing way overhead. It does need a make-over on some of the exterior walls. In addition, our room (the cottage, which wasn't really a cottage) was awfully dim, but I glimpsed a couple of the other rooms and they looked spacious and lovely. So... More 

Thank dianaholbert
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71 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This 100-year-old grand ranch house makes a great bed-and-breakfast. The setting, surrounded by the Philmont National Boy Scout Ranch, brought back memories for me of being there with my parents and as a scout decades ago. The houise is set close to the looming Tooth of Time outcropping, which you can gaze at from a seating area at the back.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico, is the historic inn, Casa del Gavilan. A place of spirit--where hawk and eagle soar--this grand adobe villa was built about 1912 for Jack and Gertrude Nairn, formerly of Hartford, Connecticut. When completed, artists and writers from far and wide came to enjoy the Nairns' elegant hospitality and to capture the majestic beauty that is New Mexico. With twelve-foot high ceilings, vigas, and eighteen-inch thick walls, Casa del Gavilan (House of the Hawk) is a showplace of Pueblo-revival architecture exhibiting artwork and sculptures by Frederick Remington, Charles Russell, Robert Redbird, and others.Completely surrounded by Philmont Scout Ranch, and a mile from Philmont's base camp, the Casa del Gavilan (also known as the Nairn Place) offers exceptional views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, hiking trails, and the peace and tranquility so rare these days. The guest rooms all have private baths and a full breakfast is served daily. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn

Address: Po Box 518, Cimarron, NM 87714-0518
Location: United States > New Mexico > Cimarron
Price Range: $124 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa del Gavilan Historic Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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