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

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house


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.

More Details

Omar Qureshi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Omar Qureshi

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.

Omar Qureshi purchased this house in 1993

Why Omar Qureshi chose Magdalena

Got an amazing deal on it back in the 90's. Historic charm.

What makes this house unique

The renovation work was a lot of fun. The old historic place is now comfortable and funky.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Magdalena in Socorro County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , tiled floor and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • a second couch/pull out futon is in the living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
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!


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Historic Renovated Rosedale Ghost Town House In Magdalena, Nm, Horse Friendly
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews

Exelent we enjoyed the house very nicely designed well kept.

  • 5 of 5

Just what we were looking for needed a quite get away. No cell (except Verizon) and we had a different service was nice not be using the cell and no TV But Omar the owner had lots of DVDs their was Netflix. Pretty yard. We will go back again, and stay their . The town was very laid back and friendly people. Loved our stay. Ken and Nikki Dexter NM

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Rustic, Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant weekend stay. Omar was pleasant and helpful and accommodating. The house is very old and charming with lots of character. We were comfortable with 3 there to sleep. We had 6 people during the day to eat and visit. The kitchen is very tiny which made cooking challenging, but it was certainly doable. We only missed a few items like a grater and baking dish. There were extras though like snacks and NM goodies. The weather was beautiful so we mostly ate outside. There's only kitchen seating for 3 inside, but we were very comfortable outside with 6.

If you're looking for a fancy house with 5 star accommodations you'll be disappointed. If you want a rustic and comfortable place with all the necessities you'll be very pleased.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Artesia, NM

Javelin House

  • 5 of 5

Rustic. was just right for the elk hunt.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artesia, NM

Javalina House

  • 5 of 5

The house is old and rustic . Just what you would expect in Magdalena.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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simple but quiet .

  • 3 of 5

We had good time in this wooden house.

The location near the mountains is pleasant and the owner is very nice.

I recommend this house for travellers.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at Casa Javelina

  • 5 of 5

I rented Casa Javelina for four days around New Years - and was very happy with my stay. I moved away from the area several years ago and needed a place to rent on my trip that was spacious enough to entertain guests. Casa Javelina worked out very well, and wasn't much more costly than the hotels in Magdalena. Casa Javelina is cozy and charming - with a comfy bed, frig,microwave, coffee maker (and new mexico coffee!) - all the comforts of home - as well as the little kitchen extras I needed for mixing drinks and preparing food. The house is small - but has a great layout and feels spacious - at one point I had ten guests in the house and there was plenty of space and seating for everyone.

The heaters kept the house toasty, the decor is charming and Omar accommodated my request for an additional night with no issues. I'm definitely planning on renting Casa Javelina for my next trip to Magdalena!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Golden Spur
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
New Mexico Tech Socorro
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 60
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Magdalena Cafe
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Magdalena, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72
cleaning fee £18.87 + Tax

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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