|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Beautifully decorated home, hardwood floors throughout, french doors, large windows, mountain and city views completely furnished including a full capacity washer and dryer, flat screen TV, WiFi, Direct TV, all utilities paid. 1 large bedroom with sitting area, a large full bath with walk in shower. Living/dinging room with seating for 6. Just off the living area is a guest 1/2 bath. Brand new kitchen and outdoor dining area.
I'm a native who returned home after 20 years. I love the area and the growing art community.
Liz Stewart purchased this apartment in 2001
I love design and actually studied Achitecture very briefly so when I found this wonderful brick structure for sale I bought it. The high ceilings, large windows, original maple and oak floors and open space made it the perfect building to make my home. it sits on a small hill and the location of the building on the hill make it very private with views of the area mountains and the lights of Silver City at night.
I think the views, the quiet serenity make this a very appealling spot to spend some time. The property is easy walking distance to downtown and the university although the walk back up the hiilly streets makes for a good workout. There are lots of day trips one can make from Silver City and there are fairly easy hiking trails just down the road from Church House. A day trip exploring the City of Rocks which exist because of long ago volcanic action is a must and then a relaxing soak at the nearby Faywood Hot Springs the perfect ending to the day. There are a couple of small fishing lakes in the area, lots of railroad and mining history and wonderful Victorian Architecture to view. Two area museums, one at the university and one downtown give you two looks into our history. WNMU's museum has one of the best Mimbreno Pottery collections in the world. The gift shop at the downtown museum is a treasure trove of Silver City history.
Most of the reviews will tell you the house is great (& it is) & then tell you where to eat & the sites to see. We'll tell you about the house, area & what you can expect. We stayed for a month.
There is no house phone, but our Verizon worked well most everywhere in the area. There is no clock in the house except the microwave & coffee maker. Hardwood floors...bring slippers. Bring coat hangars for the huge walk in closet. Lots of windows. You have your own driveway & house entrance. FYI...Liz has 2 cats but they aren't super friendly in case you have allergies.
Kitchen: 3 skillets, 3 pots, George Foreman, blender, 1 lg. lasagna/cake pan, bagel toaster, coffee maker, pizza pan, 8” square pan, casserole dish. No crockpot and no mixer when we were there. Washer/dryer, dish washer. Not much in the way of spices left by previous renters....white/brown sugar, salt & pepper. We've suggested to Liz to get a recycle bin. We took ours to the local land fill/recycle center out on Ridge Rd.
There is wifi. The direct tv was the pitz (NBC, CBS, PBS, an Hispanic station). Reception depends on whatever....we acted as antennae for bedroom tv to watch a movie on a strange channel and you have to determine who sits where in livingroom on occasion. There is Amazon Prime to watch movies/tv series. DVD-Blueray player. Redbox at Walmart, Albertson's and Walgreens.
Need something for the house...try the Curiosity Shop on Bullard. That's where we got the pizza & cake pans and casserole dish. No SalVal or Goodwill. Habitat on W. Market. Groceries...Walmart, Albertson's, Food Basket, and the Food Co-op and Herbs on Bullard. Silver City no longer allows the plastic crinkle store bags...they do have plastic Reuse Bags but you might want to bring your canvas bags for any shopping. Need bloodwork done?...Tricore Reference Labs.
No AAA here....go to the Visitor's Center & get the postcard of “100 Things to do in Silver City”. Bring binoculars for birding, walking sticks for hiking, a rock hammer & a bucket to go rockhounding. Lots of geocaching (bring gloves in case of critters), waymarking and a few letterboxes. Movie theatre/bowling/mini golf in Deming...1 hour away. Best place we found to eat American or Mexican was at Wranglers Bar & Grill...go Tuesdays for Mexican special (2 for $14.). Big, big art/artist community. Everyone very friendly.
Liz is very sociable but not intrusive. We would definitely recommend this house.
We stayed in the Church House for a week and found all the reviews to be accurate...perfect accommodations for a dog because of the grassy fenced in yard, convenient location to town, in perfect condition and clean, very up to date furnishings, and the pictures don't do the place justice...it is much nicer and larger in person.
We had an emergency in Montana that prevented us coming 2 weeks earlier for our stay, and the owner, Liz, was very graceous to allow us to change our reservation at the last minute since the house wasn't booked for the later week. We can't say enough about Liz. She was born and raised in the area, a very professional and classy lady, and is very helpful about activities. She lives on the property, but we never knew she was there.
We would highly recommend the Church House to anyone wanting a quiet and very comfortable vacation stay. We look forward to returning.
We recently moved to Silver City. We needed a place to stay for 10 days until our home closed. This was the perfect place for us and our little dog. Close to town and a wonderful spot from which to explore and get to know the area. Beautifully decorated with a great, fully equipped kitchen. Just bring your clothes and a few groceries! Thanks, Liz! We loved staying at your place!
My husband, two dogs, and I spent a month at the Church House to beat the Tucson heat. Although it's practically too nice for dogs, it was perfect. The front yard is large and completely fenced in. The apartment is spacious enough for dog beds and bowls. The Boston Hills open space is four blocks away and the wilderness (Gomez Peak, Little Walnut, Continental Divide areas), only a short drive. WNMU (walking distance) has a nice campus for leash walks. The apartment is beautifully furnished and decorated (and it was immaculately clean) with lots of natural light and views. The master bath is pretty incredible as is the walk-in closet (makes a great meditation room). The apartment is equipped with pretty much everything you need. We did a lot of cooking in the well-supplied kitchen. We both worked out the apartment, and it was perfect because there are work spaces in both rooms with a door in between. It's a quick drive into town (or a longish walk) but nice that it's not too close to downtown because it's in a nice quiet neighborhood. The only thing I would change is the addition of a city-supplied recycling bin--we ended up driving our recyclables to the landfill, not a big deal but setting them curbside would have been more convenient. I would highly recommend the Church House for a visit to Silver City of any length of time.
My 2 dogs and I were lucky enough to stay at this cozy,comfy,beautiful house for almost 2 months. It is the most beautiful view and very peaceful. Liz makes you feel so welcome and she's a lot of fun! Literally a home away from home.
I would recommend this space to any of my friends it's a real treasure. Thank You Liz
This spacious one bedroom apartment (1400 sq.ft.) in an old Church, perched atop a steep hill looking down on the town of Silver City, Boston Hill, and out at the surrounding mountains is a wonderful, restful, well-appointed apartment. The listing and photographs of the interior are accurate, but don't quite do it justice. Every room and aspect are beautifully finished and furnished (an ample kitchen, a dining and living room area, a bath and a half, and a big bedroom which looks out at the mountains) and lovely artwork adorns every wall. It was immaculately clean and well maintained as well. The grounds are adequate but not a plus by themselves. It is the views in every direction which make the outside special. It is high up and a steep climb on foot from downtown, about a half hour walk. It is less far and steep over to the University, Western New Mexico
The owner is great. She grew up in Silver City and is a wonderful source of information about the area. Now a real estate broker, she lives in the other half of the old Church House. This is a plus as she is very non-intrusive but extremely helpful.
I would definitely recommend this place to a friend or relative, if the distance to town and the hills aren't a barrier. The views and the quiet more than make up for any inconvenience that distance might present.
We did a lot while there. I would recommend the following Restaurants (The Curious Kumquat, Sheveks, Vicki's Eatery, the Buckhorn Saloon in Pinos Altos, Diane's Bakery, the Kountry Kitchen, and Tres Rosates). There are many good coffee shops and a treasure trove of good artist shops of all kinds, The Food Coop is a great place to shop for provisions. We did a good bit of hiking and museum looking, including the Deming Museum, the Anthropology Museum at the University, Fort Bayard, Rockhound State Park, City of Rocks, and the Gila River Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. Bear Mountain Lodge is also a great place to visit, some meals can be scheduled, and a beautiful art shop. The General Store in Hillsboro is also a special funky place with excellent food.
It was good for us--top to bottom.
The Church House is located within walking distance of downtown Silver City, known for great restaurants, art galleries, Victorian Architecture and the Big Ditch Park. Western New Mexico University is a just a few streets over and in-town hiking trails just up the road.
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