|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
We came in late at night and it was a pleasure walking into the casita. We felt right at home. The next morning, we enjoyed our coffee out front feeling the morning breeze. We had a great time visiting downtown Silver city art gallery's and enjoyed the local restaurant. Had a great time visiting with friends. Will definitely be back on our next trip west.
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!
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
It was warm when we were there but the in window living room A/C worked well enough. House was clean and everything worked.
The house is close to downtown and a trail for hiking and walking the dog. The neighborhood isn't particularly upscale but nice enough and the dogs in the area were generally pretty quiet at night.
We didn't get the address or code entry until the last minute but it all worked out.
We enjoyed our week at La Casita: it was cozy and comfy and had everything we needed.
It was great to have the cool breeze in the mornings and evenings, with the windows opened. That is something we rarely enjoy in our Florida home. Days were spent exploring the Gila winderness, visiting family, enjoying the art from the local artist, and enjoying great food from the local cafes. Don't miss the burrito stand on the highway. We ate breakfast burritos there every day. Can't wait to return to La Casita, we will definately be back again.
Two of us really enjoyed our stay at this little cottage. It is beautifully furnished, has everything we needed, and was just a short block away from a wonderful nature trail. Downtown Silver City is about a mile away, and the Gila wilderness and other nature preserves are close at hand, too. My husband walks with a cane, and the cottage was very accessible for him. Can't wait to return.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£80|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.