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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Great place to use as a base and ride (motorcycle) all of the great mountain roads in the area.
We loved staying here. Very comfortable, clean, and beautiful. We would definitely stay here again.
We enjoyed our stay in Chama New Mexico, your home had everything we needed plus more.
We will be returning soon.
We had a wonderful time here at this house during our stay! It was large enough that the 4 kids (7, 6, 4, 3) could run and play hide and seek to their hearts content! All of the rooms were so nice we had a hard time deciding who got to sleep where! Tip to new rectors: no cooling system, so be sure to keep the blinds closed during the day, and at night open all of the windows and indoor doors wide; it'll cool quickly! We literally walked to the train station, and to the center of town, it was such a treat to leave the cars behind! The owner thought of everything in the house: linens, kitchen appliances, plenty of seating area..! We wanted for nothing. The house is beautifully renovated, we loved looking at the historical information, pictures, and such! Thank you, Brian, we appreciated it so much!
This home is warm and inviting, with all the amenities one can ask for. The historic aspects and touches throughout the home make it a charming home in chama with a touch to the city's past.
We stayed at this home for chama days and we could watch the trains go by and walk everywhere we needed in town. Our groups was CDT Thru-Hikers and we enjoyed having a home more than a hotel to eat in the nice dining area, do laundry and relax I the pleasures of a home.
Downtown location...Awaken to the sound of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad & see & smell the smoke as it passes by drinking coffee on the front porch. Only a 2-5 minute walk to the station, dining and shopping. A short hike (0.5mi) bike ride or drive to the Chama River (1.5 mi) or Sergent's Wildlife (1 mi). Mountain/road biking, fishing, hunting, hiking, photography, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing all minutes away at Sergent's Wildlife Refuge 1 mile away.
Wild Horse Casino, Dulce, NM, is 30 minutes away (26 mi).
Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch and museum is 50-60 minutes away (1 hour).
Pagosa Springs, CO is 50 minutes away (48 mi of some of the most beautiful driving in the country!!). Enjoy the hot springs and the Wolf Creek ski resort, which gets some of the most snow in the lower 48!! A few GREAT breweries in town. Currently my favorite is Riff Raff. Some good outdoor/mtn bike shops too! Both "Ski and Bow Rack" & "Mountain Country Sports" have treated me well. There is a small airport.
Durango, CO with the Durango Silverton Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, and all outdoor activities with its own skiing/snowboarding mountain, is 2 hrs away (110mi), with an airport..
Taos and Santa Fe, known for their arts and mountain sports are 2 hrs away, and both with airports.
Albuquerque, 3 hrs away, has the closest International Airport (called the Sunport), plenty of casinos, a skytram, which is the longest in the country at 2.7 miles and lifts you into the Sandia Mountains to a height of 10,378 ft, a wildlife zoo and aquarium, as well as the Albuquerque Isotopes, a AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Remember, where ever you drive to/from this house, you have a BEAUTIFUL drive.
Other Activities: Regardless of your destination or desired activity, Chama is ideal, with plenty to do within the town, and easy access to all the surrounding areas. You can enjoy ANY outdoor activity in Chama or in the surrounding areas. Although a 2 hr drive seems like a long time, the beautiful drives of redrock and mountain vistas, wildlife viewing, and overall tranquility make driving enjoyable and a memorable part of your vacation! The home has a convenient location in town, and Chama is central to Taos, Santa Fe, Dulce, Pagosa Springs, and Durango.!
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Quoted prices reflect standard rates. If you are staying during a holiday or event week/weekend, you will be charged at a different rate. A minimum 2 night stay will be required at the rate of $300/night and a 3 night stay at $250/night. Any nights over the 3 night stay will be charged the standard rate. All rentals require a $59 insurance policy purchase that will be included in your quote. All quoted prices include cleaning fees and taxes. Pets are allowed only upon prior approval and will be charged an additional $25/night.
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