Relax and experience beauty inside and outside in this art-filled and fully furnished 2200 sq. ft. home surrounded by mountain views. You will awaken from restful and modern accommodations to breath-taking vistas. Enjoy spectacular sunsets while dining on one of the 4 porches or from the large picture windows framing the spacious living and dining areas. Experience the natural beauty of the Gila Wilderness area first-hand and hike the 18 ACRES OF PRIVATE HIKING TRAILS or stay in touch with civilization through the WIRELESS INTERNET and FLAT SCREEN TV. There is even a CELL PHONE BOOSTER to ensure service from this secluded site.
KITCHEN is fully furnished with everything you'll need to create delicious meals from scratch, including the 'Joy of Cooking' Cookbook! Don't feel like cooking? Hop in the car and visit one of several nearby restaurants in charming, historic Pinos Altos or Silver City.
BEDROOMS are complete with CRISP LINENS, beautiful bedspreads and everything you'll need to be comfortable. You'll love the DOUBLE SINKS and DOUBLE SHOWER off the Master Bedroom equipped with a QUEEN BED, LARGE CLOSETS, READING LAMPS, CEILING FAN and ANTIQUE WALL HANGING and RUGS. Walk out and enjoy the many stars visible in the dark night sky from the PRIVATE PORCH off this bedroom. Or use the downstairs bedroom with a KING BED and soak in the WHIRLPOOL TUB or SHOWER in the ADJOINING TILE BATH. A third bedroom offers 1 or 2 TWIN BEDS. All bedrooms have PRIVATE OUTSIDE ENTRANCES.
You'll appreciate the diverse activities surrounding this secluded yet centrally located home. Hike, bike or drive to the forests, streams, hot springs, Gila River, canyons, or Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument. Or if you prefer town activities, there are restaurants, music, museums, art galleries, and cultural events in nearby historic Silver City.
Keywords: vacation house, comfort with luxury, mountain view, private and quiet, close to Wilderness AND town, hiking trails
The owner, Bruce, was a factory worker, logger, newspaper reporter, PR flunkie, and unpublished fiction writer before he discovered computers and lost all interest in reality. He spent 12 years in a computer fog, but gave it all up to move to the Silver City area in 1999. He is now in recovery, but does find time to manage an office building and a few other business projects in town.
The Owner purchased this house in 1999
Bruce lived in this beautiful house for five years before turning it into a vacation rental. If you don't book it, he probably will. It's a sacred place that he likes to share with others.
This is the next to last house on the phone and electric lines. Beyond us are a couple of tiny communities and a hundred miles of wilderness. The nearest mall is about 90 miles away. It's a little inconvenient to get here, but worth the trouble.
A beautiful place for us to truly enjoy! A wonderful home and such a beautiful site.
The house was nicely decorated and very secluded. It is a perfect place to get away from it all. We weren't left for wanting much. They do not provide toiletries and the charging for extra people was a new charge for me that I find hard to justify. However the owners were very responsive when we had a house repair issue.
The home was beautiful, spacious, and a perfect location. The kids enjoyed hiking and 'rock climbing' in the back yard. It was the perfect getaway!
This home was everything it was billed to be and then some. It's VERY secluded...so secluded in fact that we drove past the cutoff for it two or three times before we found it. However, once there, it gave us everything we wanted...quiet, spectacular views, nature, room for the dog to run, interesting surroundings to explore, and all the creature comforts of home. We took small side trips every day into Silver City, Pinos Altos and different parts of the Gila Wilderness area. Silver City offered food, art, crafts and all the other amenities that make a vacation fun. The wilderness area also offered us plenty of opportunities to hike with the dog. We went there with no schedule; woke up when we pleased, napped when we pleased, ate when we pleased, and two weeks later left limp as noodles. It was like a massage for the soul.
The house itself was meticulously designed to blend into the environment. It's carved right into the mountain; about a third of it is underground. When we went (in late August) the afternoon temps can get quite warm, but the house never became oppressively hot thanks to quilted, thermal shades that kept the direct sun out and the living quarters comfortably cool with fans. Four decks surround the house, so you can eat outside in shade any time of the day. However, warning: bring some bug spray. July and August are the rainy season and when we were there, there was no shortage of mosquitoes.
The home is exceptionally quiet and comfortable. The owner had quite a library about local history and I think my wife read every book during the two weeks we were there. I would go back again in a heartbeat and recommend this home to anyone healthy enough to hike in the surrounding area. The elevation of the house is at 6800 feet so the air is quite thin. The terrain is also very rugged – there are lots of steep trails in the surrounding national forest.
All in all, it was a great stay. We left with many fond memories.
Great home for the Tour of the Gila bike race. Slept 6 comfortably. We will book it again.
This house is beyond Excellent! It is in the perfect location with total privacy. Well maintained with tons of extras. Great location for hiking trails right up to the Continental Divide. We will be back again soon!!
Art, architecture and nature at its most beautiful, seamlessly merged, spiritually blessed. So well done. Easy hiking trails with majestic views. All just a stroll off the back patio. The perfect place to decompress and feel one with nature.
Night Sky Watching, Spectacular Sunsets, Bird Watching, Private hiking trails, Gila Hot Springs nearby, Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument 20 miles, Art Galleries nearby, Continental Divide Trail, Gila Wilderness Area. Special events in Silver City include the Tour of the Gila Bike Race and the Silver City Blues Festival, a free outdoor festival.