Chama House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)
Downtown location...Awaken to the sound of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, watch it pass by while drinking coffee on the front porch. Only a 1-2 minute walk to the station, or dining and shopping. A short walk to the Chama River or Sergent's Wildlife. Mountain biking, road biking, fishing, hunting, hiking, photography, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing all minutes away. Jicarilla Casino is 30 minutes away. Ghost Ranch is 30-40 minutes away.
Pagosa Springs, CO is 45 minutes to 1 hour away. Enjoy the beautiful vistas and roaming wildlife on the way. Enjoy the hot springs, Wolf Creek skiing/snowboarding, which gets some of the most snow in the lower 48, and shopping when you arrive.
Durango, CO with the Durango Silverton Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, shopping and skiing/snowboarding is 1.5-2 hrs away.
Taos and Santa Fe, known for their arts and skiing are 2 hrs away.
Albuquerque, 3 hrs away, has the closest major airport, plenty of casinos and its skytram into the Sandia Mountains.
Beautiful vistas and wildlife make driving enjoyable!
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
About Brian Mello (Owner)
I was introduced to Chama, NM when I was working on the Navajo Reservation from 2002-2007. A boss of mine bought a house there and after I visited once, I fell in love with the area as it was a stark contract to the painted desert, but both provided a variety of outdoor activities in different environments. I bought the home in 2003 and began fixing it up in 2005, and did not finish until 2008, after I returned to Massachusetts, where I currently live. I am also a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.
Brian Mello (Owner) purchased this house in 2003
Why Brian Mello (Owner) chose Chama
This is one of the oldest homes remaining in Chama. It is a gambrel style victorian and was built in 1882. Records indicate that the builder of the home was a conductor of the D&RG railroad. There is more history related to this man and his family located in the home. The house has been completely remodeled, but strong effort was made to keep the details and charm accurate to the era. If you look closely during your stay, you will be able to spot some of the original features of the home.
What makes this house unique
The home is the last home on Terrace Ave/Main St in Chama, with views of the Cumbres Pass from all north windows and the decks. You can see the train pass by in the morning, as the tracks are directly across the street, and the depot, dining and shopping are all literally a 2 mintue walk from the home. There is plenty of parking behind the garage on Maple St. or along the side of the property on 1st St...enough to easily accomodate 30' trailers/motorhomes. It is easy accessible in the Winter, as all town roads are plowed by the state.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I just wanted to thank you for letting us stay in your house in Chama NM last week. The house was very well furnished and it was a pleasure to stay there. I will most certainly recommend it to all my friends and I would definitely want to stay there again when I am in that area. Again, thank you very much we enjoyed our stay very much.