CHARMING HOME OVERLOOKING HISTORIC HILLSBORO

Craig Springer

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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CHARMING HOME OVERLOOKING HISTORIC HILLSBORO

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Detached Unit, Sleeps 4

If you want a quiet retreat, then historic Hillsboro is the place to go.

This two-bedroom 1894 Victorian cottage is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is among the most unique homes in New Mexico. It's featured in the book, ''Houses in Time,'' and appeared in New Mexico Magazine.

Gold built Hillsboro, and this house is built out of molten gold slag, poured into blocks that reflect iridescent purple and pink. Its wood came from the razed photography studio of J.C. Burge in nearby Kingston in 1893. The Historic Hillsboro House was made of recycled materials--120 years ago.

The property was formerly owned by Judge Frank W. Parker, a President McKinley nominee to the Territorial Supreme Court, and eventual Chief Justice after statehood. The home was built by Peter and Nicholas Galles, that latter leaving a significant paper trail. Nicholas wended through the Indian Wars as a citizen soldier, serving as a captain in the Geronimo campaign.

From the veranda you'll enjoy the mountain views and the air embalmed by birdsong. You can chat, read, and if you must, work on your laptop.

You'll quickly see why Hillsboro today has a high concentration of writers and artists and photographers. You should visit the Black Range Museum, antique shops, and Black Range Vineyard and Bistro.

You might take a meal or two at the Barber Shop Cafe or the Hillsboro General Store Cafe. Work off your meals with a walk through the Hillsboro Historic District and take in the unique architecture about town, including a home owned by New Mexico's former Lt. Governor, Diane Denish.

Hillsboro is a great place to take a long pause on the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway. It's a launch pad - crash pad for activities in the Gila National Forest, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Lake Valley historic ghost town, or Caballo and Elephant Butte state parks, and a down-to-earth landing for Spaceport America visitors.

Make forays into the arts scene, hot spring baths, and antique shops and museums in Truth or Consequences, 30 miles away.

This home is fully equipped for stays of any length. The main bedroom has a queen-size pillow-top bed, a double sleeper sofa in the living room, and another queen in detached casita with a modern full bathroom and laundry.

We're located between the old courthouse ruins, and the historic Union Church.

Cool stuff to do. Lake Valley, HHS, General Store cafe, barbershop cafe, BR Vineyard, BR road video, True West, 88042 vid, BR Rag, http://www.geronimotrail.com/ http://adobedeli.com/ http://inplaceoutoftime.com/about.shtml - documentary about emery hale who lives in the nearby town of hillsboro http://www.pioneerstoremuseum.com/- another great day trip http://www.silvercity.org/- beautiful drive over the pass http://www.oldmesilla.org/html/shopping_guide.html http://www.truthorconsequenceschamberofcommerce.com/ http://www.enchantment.coop/features/0913.php (house builder was there) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Range http://www.spaceportamerica.com/

http://www.tesoro-del-alma.com/index.html http://wn.com/Treasure_Hunting_the_Caballo_Mountains_of_New_Mexico_for_Spanish_Treasure_Signs

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a delightful place; we fell in love with Hillsboro.
Sep 2010
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Craig Springer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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Built in 1894. We're the third family to own this historic gem. We enjoy the outdoors, history, travel. Craig co-authored the book 'Around Hillsboro,' a pictorial history the town and its surroundings. http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738579528/Around-Hillsboro

Craig Springer purchased this house in 1894

Some things are worth saving. Learn why it's a New Mexico Cultural Property and on the National Register of Historic Places at www.facebook.com/HistoricMillerHouse

Cool stuff to do. Lake Valley, BR road video, True West, 88042 vid, BR Rag, Gila, Aldo, http://hillsborohistory.blogspot.com http://vimeo.com/13919641 www.hillsborogeneralstore.com http://blackrangevineyards.com http://www.geronimotrail.com http://barbershopcafe.com http://adobedeli.com http://inplaceoutoftime.com http://www.pioneerstoremuseum.com http://www.silvercity.org http://www.oldmesilla.org/html/shopping_guide.html http://www.truthorconsequenceschamberofcommerce.com/ http://www.enchantment.coop/features/0913.php (house builder was there) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Range http://www.spaceportamerica.com/

http://wn.com/Treasure_Hunting_the_Caballo_Mountains_of_New_Mexico_for_Spanish_Treasure_Signs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Charming home overlooking historic Hillsboro
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Charming home overlooking historic Hillsboro
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Hillsboro New Mexico
Portland, Maine
5

Great Rental - Perfect for Exploring the Gila

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We rented this house during the Ghost Town 38.5, which is a race that starts and finishes about a half mile away from the property and runs to/from/through the Gila National Forest. It made it really convenient to be able to walk back and forth from race headquarters, especially after the race when I could walk back and take a quick shower before heading back to cheer in the rest of the runners before the post-race BBQ.

The layout is also very convenient, especially if you have multiple people. While we didn't use the kitchen very much, we did take advantage of the board games that were in a cupboard and my wife and a friend that was with us watched the golden globes while I was off in the separate building getting some shut eye before my early wake up call for the race. The house is very comfortable, and being able to wash my running clothes before having to drive back to my friend's place and then fly back to the other side of the country was much appreciated.

We were wishing that we had the time to spend a full week here and using it as a base for exploring the area, so it was too bad that we only had a few nights that we could stay.

I definitely recommend this rental if you are going to be in the area. In fact, I met a local a few doors down while checking in for my flight using the wi-fi that was available down the road and gave him the contact info for this rental as he has some friends that were planning to come visit in a few months.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Black Range Vineyard
"Tapas and local wine. A short walk from the Miller House."
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
El Paso, Texas
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-25
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Caballo Lake
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Black Range Vineyard & Bistro (a short walk)
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
General Store Cafe (a short walk)
Car: necessary

Hike the Gila National Forest to the west, or soak in mineral springs at Truth or Consequences. Or, stay at home and enjoy the birds from the porch, and the immense views.

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Availability & Rates

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Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
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Amenities

Amenities

Hillsboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Rural
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Beds: Queen Bed, Double Bed, Convertible Bed in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • spelunking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
Notes:
From the veranda you'll enjoy the mountain views and the air embalmed by birdsong. You can chat, read, and if you must, work on your laptop. You'll quickly see why Hillsboro today has a high concentration of writers and artists and photographers, many of whom sell their creations at Percha Creek Traders artist co-op down the hill from the house. The co-op aside, you should visit the Black Range Museum and the antique shops. You might take a meal or two at the Hillsboro General Store Cafe. The '152 Pile-up' breakfast plate lives up to its title. The Barbershop Cafe is open 10 - 3; closed Mon-Tues. Work off your meals with a walk through the Hillsboro Historic District and take in the unique architecture about town, including a home owned by New Mexico's Lt. Governor, Diane Denish.
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