The SpaceThe spacious guest room totals approximately 500 sq. ft. of privacy, offering a sitting area and a full bath. There are views out the large windows in the bathroom as well as the two windows in the bedroom -- which hosts a quality queen size bed neither firm not soft, a shabby chic decor and antique furnishings. My home is modestly appointed, inviting and clean.
Outside the guest room is a large unfurnished den made into an art gallery with original paintings and decor for sale by several New Mexico artists. This room also hosts a private library of 600+ books including Tom Clancy’s novels, a collection of biographies, books on herbal and alternative medicine, gardening, religion, interior design, and history. From the den is a private entrance / exit to a mudroom then to the outdoors, where a concrete slab may host a telescope focused on the northern sky.
There is extensive wildlife in the area including elk, mule deer, antelope, bobcat, lynx, mountain lion, coyote, jack rabbits, cotton tails, kangaroo rats, chipmunks, squirrel and the occasion bear, badger and fox. Also there is an assortment of birds including golden eagles, hawks, ravens, bluebirds, woodpeckers and other common birds. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the great room which includes the kitchen, dining and living room, as well as having complete privacy in the guest bedroom and bath. Guests may walk the five acres around the house which are fenced, as well as stand or sit on the deck on the south side of the house where one can see for miles. Interaction with GuestsI'm available in the evenings to visit, answer questions about sites to visit in New Mexico, and discuss local history until approximately 9 pm. The NeighborhoodPie Town really was named because pies were sold there; that is still true today. Most major TV networks have filmed specials on Pie Town for that reason. I work at one of those pie shops called The Gathering Place.
People are often traveling NM Highway 60 on their way to the Very Large Array (VLA), El Malpais National Monument which is near El Morro National Monument (Inscription Rock), the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, the Gila Wilderness, or their interest is observing the stars here in some of the darkest skies in the United States. Other travelers hike / bike the Great Divide. Getting AroundBecause I live five miles away from NM Highway 60, I'm happy to meet guests in Pie Town where you may leave your vehicle overnight. Or we can meet at the highway between mile markers 49 and 50 where the main dirt road (Catron County Road AO51 on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps) turns north, and you may follow me to the house.