|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Church House. This was an old church converted to a residence. Liz has divided it up into her home and an attached one bedroom apartment. Although Liz lives on the premises, we never heard her through the wall. The Church House sits on top of a hill overlooking the town with great views of the area and beautiful sunrises. The apartment was tastefully decorated with lots of artwork, huge bedroom, huge walk-in closet, and a very large master bathroom with walk-in shower and original wood flooring from its "church days". The kitchen is very well stocked with even some leftover pantry items from previous guests. Liz was helpful in providing us with maps and books on the area to help plan our days.
This was our first visit to Silver City and found it a good starting point for some day drives through wilderness areas, lakes and valleys. There is some good hiking in the area although we mostly stuck to walking around neighborhoods and town. Historic downtown Silver City is an easy 10 minute walk from the Church House. (Not so easy coming back since it is uphill;))
We especially liked eating at Jalisco's for mexican food and enjoyed Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery.
There seems to be a lot of repeat customers to the Church House and we plan to be one of them.
what can I say. this is one of the best places I have stayed at. My wife and I loved the house the atmospher and the owners helpfulness. Clean, elegant, and great views. I will use the church house again.
The interior is spacious, bright, airy, and immaculately clean. There are lots of big windows for plenty of natural light. The space is beautifully decorated with quality furniture & fixtures and and lots of art. Most importantly, the bed was very comfortable.
We enjoyed conversing with Liz, who was very responsive to our requests and provided a basket full of information about things to do in the area.
From this hilltop house, you can watch the sunrise over the town and mountains from the living area, the bedroom, and outside. We stayed a week; and I took a photo of the sunrise every morning. The fenced yard was great for our dog.
I highly recommend the Church house, with one warning! The walk-in shower is huge; so when you reach in and turn on the water, you'll be doused with cold water before retreating and waiting for it to warm up. If you don't mind that, you'll enjoy staying here!
The Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery was our favorite place to eat and drink. We couldn't bring home any of their wonderful brews; but we did bring home a bottle of their tequila. We also had a great meal at Diane's, where they packaged up and sold us some of their "spiced nuts," which were so tasty on my salad.
We arrived in Silver City via US-180, from the northwest. If you arrive via a different route, I highly recommend a day trip to see the sights along this very scenic highway! The drive to the Gila Cliff Dwellings was narrow, winding, and also beautiful. We enjoyed several hikes with our dog at the extensive network at Dragonfly Trails east of town.
We had a wonderful stay at the church house. We spent a month here exploring silver city & the surrounding towns & amazing natural landscape. The views from the house are spectacular - sunrise & moonrise over the mountains and views of silver city and the university. It's very close to campus and to hiking at Boston Hill( which our dogs loved) although it's a steep walk to campus or downtown the views made it worth it. Liz was both extremely helpful and accommodating. Our dogs loved having an enclosed yard Inside there are 2 spacious areas with interesting art - paintings and sculpture - throughout. We greatly enjoyed our stay here and have already scheduled a return visit
What a beautiful place! We so enjoyed our stay here. It is beautifully furnished, and very comfortable. The view from the front sitting area was fantastic. We so enjoyed sitting outside in the morning drinking tea. Liz is a great host, and we had everything we needed for our stay. It was an easy drive to anywhere we needed to go while we were in town. We wish that we could have stayed longer. We had other friends visiting in Silver City and they said they'd love to stay there when they return. Highly recommend the Church House!
I found this apartment rental online, and was amazed at the look of it and the price. It didn't disappoint us! We loved the spacious layout, all the amenities, and the collection of art made it like living in a gallery. The owner was delightful, and we enjoyed a couple of visits with her on the porch. As other reviewers said, she left us to our privacy, and was not at all intrusive. We were able to meet her two cats, both rather shy, but sweet!
The location is excellent for any of the activities around the Silver City area. We also liked having a full kitchen so that we didn't have to eat in restaurants the whole week we were there. That said, we enjoyed trying out a couple of the places in town: The Curious Kumquat, Diane's (music every night in the Parlor), and the Little Toad Creek Brewery. All were fun and had great beer and food.
We hope we have a chance to return to Silver City sometime, and we would definitely stay here again.
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|PET FEE/ONE TIME CHARGE||$75|
If reservations are cancelled at any time after making a reservation the refund will be 80% of the total.
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