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Articles and Reviews of the Casa del Gavilan

 

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Read Bill Whitman's story about the Casa del Gavilan in the Washington Post
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Read Tom Harmon's review of his visit to Casa del Gavilan in theAlbuquerque Journal

"This sprawling adobe villa, built in 1910 on a broad hill overlooking Philmont and the mountains beyond, provides a quiet Southwest ranch-style experience.  The common areas have high ceilings with thick vigas and wooden floors, and the hallways are painted bright Southwestern blue and green.  The rooms lie around a central courtyard, a nice place to sit and relax in the cool evenings.  The rooms are spacious, with comfortably firm beds and plenty of antiques.  The bathrooms are medium-sized and maintain an old-style charm, with touches such as tiny white tile on the floors but with new fixtures.  The two-bedroom suite, which is housed in what's called the Guest House is good for families, though lower ceilings give it a slightly newer feel.  There isn't a television on the premises, but there is a hiking trail just off the courtyard.  Breakfast is served in a big, sunny dining room; you'll find such specialties as baked French toast with ham and fruit salad and a baked apple pancake served with sausage."  -Frommer's New Mexico - 5th Edition (click on book cover to purchase a copy of Frommer's New Mexico - 5th Edition)


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"On the Santa Fe Trail and directly below the Tooth of Time, this adobe-style, early 1900s mansion (the name means "house of the hawk") on 225 acres is a romantic hideaway of the first order.  The original owner, industrialist J.J. Nairn, used to entertain artists and other creative types here.  The furnishings-artworks of various origins and Southwestern antiques-have been carefully selected.  You can enjoy breakfast in the dining room or out on the patio." -Fodor's 99 New Mexico (click on  book cover to purchase a copy of Fodor's New Mexico 1999)


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Casa del Gavilan has been inspected by Mobil Travel and earned a three star rating in the Mobil 1999 Southwest Travel Guide.  (click on  book cover to purchase a copy of Mobil '99 Southwest and South Central)


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Casa del Gavilan has been inspected by the American Automobile Association and has earned a three-diamond rating. As described in the AAA's literature, "Establishments rated three diamonds offer a degree of sophistication. Additional amenities, services and facilities may be offered. There is a marked upgrade in services and comfort." (AAA Travel Guides are available free of charge to American Automobile Association members)

 


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