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Room for Everyone in Historic Downtown Carter House

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 Group Sized sections on this property, can be combined or rented separately

Historic downtown, views of the city, trailhead to Boston Hill, decks, gardens and patios with BBQ areas.. A grand historic 9000 sq ft property combined as one home, or divided into 3...all within an easy stroll of all that downtown Silver City has to offer.

The main/middle level has been lovingly renovated 2014-15 with the historic infrastructure of tiger oak, yet freshly furnished with fresh modern décor that makes sense for the buildings next 100 years. Elegant, clean and comfortable, the main, or middle level, of this building has 5 private bedrooms 3 with their own outdoor access. There are also additional sleep area in the dens with fold out couches. The fabulous and fun commercial grade kitchen, living rooms, dining areas and quiet spaces are like home and exclusively rented by one group at a time with no other visitor access.. The grand porches and patio is for use with this rental. This section of the house can be rented for $350-500 per night on its own, or combined with other sections of the house as described below.

The second section of the property is a cabin type two bedroom, one bath self contained apartment on the top level called Carter Cabin which can be rented separately, or with the main level. It as a private entrance and back deck. If combined with rest of the house, there is an indoor stairway leading to the apartment. It can be seen and rented separately on its own web page at VRBO Listing #590853.

The 3rd section on the property, or street level of the property as two private entrances, an amazing fully stocked kitchen and dining area, TV room and additional family/Hostel style sleeping spaces which includes two kings and a double bed. It includes laundry and 1 1/2 full baths, cable TV and high speed internet. This area can be self contained or combined with other rental areas in the house. Separately it rents for $150 per night.

The Carter House was built in 1906 and was one of the preeminent homes of that time. A short walk will find many galleries and restaurants. The property is just blocks from Silvers Historic main street which hosts many events during the year.

The outdoor spaces include a grand porch, BBQ patios and gardens. The trailhead to hours of Boston Hill hiking overlooking the city is located at the base of the driveway.

Our property offers a unique blend of use opportunities for traveling groups staying together or individuals. Call Wendy for more info. The calendar may not represent an accurate view of availability.

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Wendy Phillips
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Wendy Phillips

We are long distance motorcyclists and hikers. We came to Silver City to visit friends and fell in love with the community.

Being outdoor enthusiasts and loving historic buildings, we found ourselves in Silver City... home of 'Four Gentle Seasons'. We now enjoy those seasons to great benefit since moving here permanently in 2012.

After living in Boulder Colorado for 30 years, we are working to preserve several historic properties here in Silver and we truly happy to have discovered such an amazing community.

Wendy Phillips purchased this house in 2012

Why Wendy Phillips chose New Mexico

We are historical renovators and this property was due for a spa treatment so it could go on to its next 100 years. The history, iconicism and it's size drew us to the property. Located on a hill overlooking a good portion of Silver City it has, beyond a doubt, one of the premier views of town while still being a part of downtown. Boston Hill open space trailhead is at the base of our property...walk out the door to hike for hours overlooking the town of Silver City.

The 1906 Carter house has a long and storied past. One of it's commonalities is the love of it's owners. We thank the many that came before us for using good judgement in their stewardship of this property.

Being a part of the Cultural and Historic districts, walking distance to downtown and Western New Mexico University, and being at the trailhead of the Boston Hill trail system was just all too good to pass up.

What makes this house unique

This is a welcoming property. In town but still right at the entrance to hiking and close to avenues that lead out of town to great biking, hiking and auto or motorcycle touring.

We are very flexible with the use of the property and can negotiate your needs for use. It is best used for family gatherings on the main level. The apartments on the street level and top level are great for individuals or small groups of 1-5 people.

Our goal is to offer a comfortable, pleasurable experience that will leave you with fond memories and bring you back to our community again and again.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Room for Everyone in Historic Downtown Carter House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Fabulous stay in this beautiful historical home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this large home to house 12 members of our family for several days while in town for our son's graduation from WNMU. We needed a place where family and friends could all gather together for meals and a simple graduation open house get together. This home met all of our needs with the location, the square footage and the lovely commercial kitchen that was fully equipped for preparing food for 14 to 35 people. Everyone was comfortable with the accommodations. The beds were very comfortable, the home couldn't have been any cleaner and is well maintained . There were plenty of bathrooms to accommodate the large numbers of people that stayed or was visiting us. We had so much fun during our 4 day stay that I have recommended this home many family and friends for a wonderful get-a-way.

The customer service that the owners provided over the past year and during our stay was just outstanding. I located this home via the internet last December 2015 a year before the graduation date. It was everything I had been looking for and Wendy the owner made sure everything was perfect. (Thank you Wendy for making this a very special time for us at a very special time).

The location was fabulous, old town was just below the house and super easy to get to. After our graduation activities were finished we went and did some Christmas shopping in the shops on Bullard St. These shops had so much to choose from and something for everyone. It was truly a nice way to complete our stay in Silver City. The weather was great for walking from shop to shop. The 2 restaurants that we ate at on Bullard St. had really good food. On graduation day this home was located just a short distance from the University and made it very easy to get everyone there and in time for the graduation ceremony.

This beautiful historical home was easy to find when we arrived in to town and all of our family members had no trouble finding the home.

Our son will be getting married in Silver City next year in December 2017 and we are hoping to be able to return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECTION: we love The Carter House

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in Silver City, and the Carter House was the perfect venue.

Our mom/grandma turned 90 this year and we wanted to surprise her with a family reunion in the city of her birth. We held out zero hope to find a place which could accommodate all 22 of us (and 3 little dogs). Boy, were we wrong. The Carter House fit the bill beautifully.

This charming Victorian has a unique configuration: main level with multiple bedrooms with ensuites; a large yoga studio/bunk house on the garden level with rooms around the other side for additional accommodations. (There was even an attic level apartment that could have been accessed if we had even more people!) The main level had air conditioning units in each of the bedrooms and plenty of linens. The bathrooms included shampoo/conditioner/soap and a hair dryer. Although we did not need them, the washer and dryer on each floor would have been so welcomed if we could have stayed longer.

The common space was so comfortable and beautifully appointed. We had large kitchens on each floor with every homey convenience (Kitchen Aid mixers, multiple coffee makers, pots and pans, cutlery, plates, etc galore). But the piece-de-resistance was the extraordinary wrap-around covered porch. The wide porch had 3 lovely tables with enough seating for all of us. Our mom spent hours sitting there with all of us-- chit chatting, watching the few cars drive by, listening to the rain, enjoying the peace. A perfect reunion setting.

Wendy is such a kind and considerate hostess. What a gem.

The Carter House is just lovely. No need to bring anything but your clothes and a smile.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good venue for family reunions or group events

  • 4 of 5

Carter House is an expansive property with many rooms and flexibility for different sleeping arrangements. We had a family reunion with 11 in our party, and another group of 5 were there at the same time. The wrap-around porch which you can see in the photo is an especially nice place to get together for meals and conversation. The decor on the main floor (on the same level as the porch) is stylish, while the other accommodations are more rustic. Next time we stay at Carter House, we'll opt for the main floor as our primary living space, and add extra rooms as needed.

There are 2 full kitchens, an apartment with a small kitchen, and three outdoor grills. Among the various bedrooms, there is one very large open room with a king bed and a number of foam cushions that can be used as pads for sleeping bags, or folded into low "chairs" for casual or youth group events.

We stayed for 6 nights, and found plenty of enjoyable things to do both in town and within a couple of hours' drive. We had a star party one night arranged by a local astronomer, and went birding in the Gila National Forest with an Audubon chapter guide. On our own, we went to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, The Catwalk National Recreation Area, and historic Hillsboro, a charming village founded in 1877 when gold was discovered in the mountains. The museum at nearby Western New Mexico University houses an outstanding collection of prehistoric pottery. We ate at Diane's and Tre Rosat Cafe, both of which were excellent. We missed out on having dinner at 1zero6 - make your reservations early.

Wendy, the owner, is very responsive and lives 4 blocks from Carter House so she is able to quickly take care of anything you need. We enjoyed our stay very much, and recommend both Carter House and Silver City for an adventurous getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental!

  • 4 of 5

Large, clean and beautiful in a centrally located part of town - loved the am hikes up Boston Hill - wonderful porches and a commercial kitchen!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed for a perfect month in Silver City

  • 5 of 5

The Carter House had everything that we needed for a perfect month in Silver City. Wendy & Dave were excellent accommodating hosts, taking care of every possible need.

The location was great - easy walking distance into the downtown area, and right across the street from the Boston Hill Trailhead. Sitting on the large front deck provided us with wonderful views over the city.

The house itself was large, clean & comfortable. Big family/living areas with cozy chairs & couches. A sizable commercial kitchen with a large number of dishes, utensils, gadgets, and appliances. (We are used to minimalist kitchens with our rentals.)

Wendy, Dave and the Carter House receive our highest recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was perfect for our large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

The Carter House was charming! Everything was as Wendy said it would be. Plenty of room to gather, eat and sleep! The beds were comfortable with beautiful linens and blankets. The children absolutely loved planing in the exercise room and running through out the house. The men loved the large screen TV's for football and there was plenty of space in the kitchen to cook our Thanksgiving feast! It was also well equipped with everything we needed. The location couldn't be better as we just walked to downtown Silver City for shopping and the lighted Christmas parade and of course Jalisco Cafe, (the best New Mexican food ever!) We also took a family hike, the trail head being just a few feet away from the house. The children loved it! Wendy was very helpful when we had questions. She immediately answered all of them. We enjoyed our stay and would love to comeback again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Grant County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Silver City
Nearest Train
52 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 90/Hwy 180
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Many exceptional restaurants to stroll to
Car: recommended

Located approximately 90 miles North of the Mexico/US border and 60 miles East of the Arizona border, Silver City is at 6000 ft. in altitude. A high desert area with wonderful outdoor activities and a strong sense of the arts, our community excels in it's friendliness. Come and join us!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £81

The base price of $350 night is generally for a group of 4 guests using two king bedrooms. Additional guest pricing is influenced by beds and use of the house.
We are open to discuss your situation and your needs for your requested rental period. We are always available to assist with your planning. The house is amazing and lovely. Should a single or couple desire an extended stay of a month or more on the main or lower level of the property, we would negotiate a special price format.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Silver City, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom Room C - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Includes shampoo, conditioner, soaps, hair dryer
    Bathroom Room D - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Includes soaps, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer
    Bathroom Room E - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two attached rooms share this bath. Soaps and hair dryer.
    Bathroom Room B - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom by Den - Toilet
    Bathrooms Lower Level by Yoga Studio - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 toilets, 2 showers, 1 sink in separate rooms Hostel Style
    Lower Level Apartment Bathrooms - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full Bathroom plus an extra 1/2 bathroom in the Separate apt
  • Luxury towels, soaps and shampoos provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom C Porch Level - 2 Single Bed , Inside and Outside entrances, private full bathroom
    Bedroom D Porch Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Indoor and Outdoor access, private full bath
    Double Room E Porch Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Indoor and Outdoor entrance, 2 attached rooms with full bath
    Bedroom A Porch Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Does not have a private bathroom.
    Bedroom B Porch Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With private bathroom
    Large Community Studio Garden Level - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Great VALUE for GROUPS, families, separate living from Main
  • Fine linens, bedding and towels provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming

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