The SpaceTHE SPACE:
Casa Adobe is quiet, private, walled serenity AND extremely easy to locate from a paved road. Because we're in the narrow San Simon Valley, we enjoy great views of both beautiful mountain ranges, the Chiricahua and the Peloncillo. Birders, hikers, bikers, photographers, history, wildlife, and geology enthusiasts, astronomers, writers, artists, those who love gorgeous scenery, and a peaceful place to retreat, travel from around the world to this high desert location. Guest AccessGUEST ACCESS:
Drive paved roads 9 miles to Portal, AZ, a world famous and premier birding destination at the foot of the Chiricahua Mountains The birds don't know it's not Portal and we have our own special birding opportunities in and around Rodeo. Day trips are a great way to enjoy the area, and then return "home" to your special retreat in Rodeo. Silver City 1.75 hours NE of Rodeo is the birthplace of Billy the Kid. Explore it's Victorian neighborhoods, art galleries, shops, and fine cuisine or travel on to the Gila Wilderness and Cliff Dwellings to enjoy exquisite scenery and a glimpse into a past civilization, on a well paved and exciting mountain road. Bisbee, AZ 1.5 hrs drive SW of Rodeo is a unique and very special mining town perched on the side of a mountain and especially interesting for those who enjoy period homes, art galleries, antiques, jewelry, one of kind artistic creations, great food and friendly people.
Tucson, AZ just 3 hours to the west and Las Cruces, NM an equal distance east provide all the amenities of city life, as well as, history and culture, food and shopping, and varying southwestern landscapes and vegetation on route. Interaction with GuestsINTERACTION WITH GUESTS:
Our philosophy toward our guests at Casa Adobe is to stay in the background and allow them to "retreat." We're always available, however should they need area information, a "cup of sugar", eggs from our backyard chickens or just a little chat. We take pride in readying the house for guests, making sure it is sparkling clean, cozy and inviting, always keeping an eye toward things that would make us happy if we were staying at Casa Adobe Guest Retreat. The NeighborhoodNEIGHBORHOOD OVERVIEW:
The "Casa" is walking distance to the Rodeo Grocery and Cafe, where you can enjoy a great breakfast or lunch and meet the locals. They're all friendly, out-going folks, who love to tell a tale or two and will happily include you in the cross-table conversations.
You can also walk to the Rodeo Tavern. Open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, the Tavern is a must-see. Completely renovated and regionally decorated by owners Rob and Debbie Bernard, don't miss the historic mural in the back room that was lustily painted, years ago, by a patron who couldn't pay his bar tab, and thankfully saved, during renovations, for posterity.
The Chiricahua Gallery, "mid-town" an historic adobe building which has served many purposes through the years, now hosts the art and artistry of area residents. You'll be surprised by the sophistication and creative imaginations of people who choose to live remotely.
Finally, a short drive north of Casa Adobe on Hwy 80 at Portal Rd. you'll enjoy visiting the Chiricahua Desert Museum and Shop--quite a place for such a little town. Beautiful jewelry, nature and wildlife books, original artwork and gifts of all kinds to enthrall you will waiting to visit reptile exhibits in and out of doors. Swap and Shop, just across the road is a local second hand store for one of kind finds...you just never know what you'll rustle up when you get there.
Rodeo is one of a kind too. We don't think there's another place like it in the world. Getting AroundGETTING AROUND:
There is parking off road at Casa Adobe in private parking places front and back. Rodeo, as you might imagine, has no public transportation.
Convenient car rental at the Airport will get you here and allow you to travel to interesting sites around Rodeo and environs during your stay and deliver you back to the airport when your visit is concluded. Other Things to NoteOTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
If you're interested in astronomy, we have deliciously dark night skies in this area of NM. And, if, like Harry and me, you're interested in occasional visitors of the extra-terrestrial or ufo variety, you can view a sighting in Rodeo at the following link: (URL HIDDEN) Scroll down to Septemb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Don't be surprised if you witness night time lights that you can't exactly identify as satelites, jets or conventional air traffic. You be the judge...and don't forget to call us so we can look too!
Several denominations hold services in Rodeo on Sunday mornings. Let us know if you're interested and we'll provide the information you'll need to attend.
There are three restaurants currently in and around Rodeo: Two I mentioned in the neighborhood overview--The Rodeo Cafe and The Rodeo Tavern. The Portal Store also has a restaurant. We will have information concerning hours and days of operation.