Historic Adobe Home in NM Ghosttown

House - Private room · State Highway, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901, United States
Your host, Josh
8 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

~Escape the city and experience the real wild west in comfort and in an amazing historical setting..

~Located Only 12 miles from Truth or Consequences, and 8 miles from Elephant Butte Lake.

~Perfect for an artist, actor, writer, or anyone to escape the city and relax in a beautiful historic setting.

~Artist Studio space also currently available.

'La Solita' is a cozy and quiet guest room in the Old Cuchillo Hotel. It's elegantly decorated with local art and antiques from the historic Old Cuchillo property and comes furnished with a full bed, desk, dresser, closet, bedside table, TV, and DVD/VCR player (with a selection of movies). It has convenient access to a fully furnished kitchen, diningroom, livingroom and bathroom available to all guests. The Beautifully refinished bathroom (which was once the entrance to the old hotel) has an amazing antique clawfoot tub and beautiful wood floors. The courtyard, which is wonderfully shaded, has outdoor seating, a small fire pit, gas grill, fountain, a fig tree and a pear tree.

Cuchillo is a small ghost town hidden in a small valley in the Southern New Mexico Desert. This historic property once served as a stagecoach stop for the mines in Chloride, NM and the railroad at Engle, NM and the old hotel has given shelter to travelers in the area for over a century, and is now available as a short or long term vacation rental near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

The historic hotel building is set on the Old Cuchillo Bar property, which has housed the old saloon, general store, post office, mercantile, stables and hotel since being established as a stagecoach stop in the mid 1800s. The historic adobe hotel structure was elegantly remodeled with sustainability and awareness in mind. The home is elegantly decorated with artifacts, antiques and art from many of the local artists. The Old Cuchillo Hotel comes with everything you need to quickly get away from the real world for a rest.

The Old Cuchillo Bar invites you to come and enjoy ultimate relaxation and comfort in this gracious 1800's historic adobe hotel.

Cuchillo, NM is located 8 miles off Interstate 25, only 2 hours south of Albuquerque, 3 hours from Santa Fe and 2 hours north of El Paso, Texas. 4 hours from Tucson. Only 15 minutes from the quirky artist town of Truth or Consequences, which is known for its healing hot springs, and only 10 minutes from New Mexico's Largest Lake, Elephant Butte State Park. The Gila National Forest is about a 45 minute drive, and White Sands National Monument is about 2 hours.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $300 /week
Monthly Price: $725 /month
Security Deposit: $95
Cleaning Fee: $12
Check In: 2:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Pulling up to the property at sunset, I was perplexed: spray paint skulls, a cop car with an ELVIS vanity plate, various empty or crumbling adobe buildings. But once inside the house, any perplexity gave way to the realization that this would be the high point of my vacation in New Mexico. The abandonded buildings are part of an historic stagecoach stop, and the historic trail wends into the hills outside, which makes for a great hike. The host's accomodations are far from crumbling: the bedroom is clean and modern; the bathroom has a fancy clawfoot tub; the kitchen and living areas are full of fun tchochkes, books, and art. Josh is a great cook and made me an awesome green chile breakfast burrito. He's also the perfect host, providing rich history of the area and terrific conversation. The property is quiet and lovely: I enjoyed the twinkly lights in the courtyard at night, and the dappled sunlight and bird song by day. Water is drawn from a well on the property and is so refreshing- it's that good. I came to visit T or C hot springs and considered staying in town, but I felt much safer here as a single traveler. Thanks, Josh, for opening your home! It was unique and fabulous and so much fun.

    April 2013
  • This was a great stay! I'll admit that we were surprised to find this ghost town well off the beaten path, but arriving there to find Josh and his beautiful home waiting was absolutely wonderful! Don't be alarmed by the solitude - we ended up staying for the night of the full moon, and the desert stars are absolutely not to be missed.

    Josh has a wonderfully furnished and very comfortable home. He's obviously used to having guests, and seems to enjoy it. He made us delicious breakfast burritos in the morning, and we had a great conversation. Highly recommended!

    March 2013
  • Josh gave us great directions and upon our arrival gave us a great tour of the property, which is a snapshot in time. The old bar was fascinating. Josh joined us for dinner in his dining room and told us many stories about the small town. The bed was very comfortable. We hiked around the property in the morning after breakfast. We plan to return in May when the courtyard is in full bloom.

    February 2013

    January 2013
  • Staying here might have been the highlight of my roadtrip through New Mexico. Tucked away in a little ghost town away from everything-I really felt off the grid, yet Josh provided for such a comfortable stay. It was like staying with a friend! He cooked a delicious breakfast, told me tales of the wild west and gave me a good feel for the area, plus a tour of the estate which is very cool.
    If you are an interesting person and would like to stay at an interesting place GO HERE.

    January 2013
  • Great little comfy guest room in a smaller house attached to a much larger overall property. Josh is a wonderful host, knowledgeable about the area and it's great history. The house, the old bar across the courtyard and the whole property are filled with historical and vintage items. At night the sky was clear and since there's no big light-filled cities nearby, I could see the whole galaxy just outside the door at night. There's an old gravel and dirt stagecoach road adjoining the property that leads out up to the desert - makes a great hiking trail starting right next to the house. I would highly recommend this property for a solo or possibly couple who wants to get away from everyone, enjoys the NM desert and would like a space to write, draw, paint, etc. Josh is an artist himself and was encouraging me to do something creative while I was there, and well, I took a LOT of photographs. :)

    December 2012
  • Fantastic experience! Such an interesting place and Josh is a fantastic host. Very interesting man with lots of tales to tell, not just about himself, which is interesting enough, but about the house and the town. He pointed out where the stage coach used to pass and where the occupants back in the day used to hide from attack. The old bar is well worth a look but if you're a nervous type, not recommended once the sun sets. (that was Dave. I, Sorrel, would love to!) He is also a very good cook. One of the best stays we've had ever. Oh, and the bed is super comfortable.... Plus, on a personal level, we all had a lot in common. Shared interests and tastes... Coincidence? Who knows.... We'd both strongly recommend you stay - not only to meet a nice bloke, and visit a unique place, but what you pay to stay here goes towards keeping the old buildings and their history intact, and the collection of precious things out of the hands of American Pickers.

    November 2012
  • A RARE step into history** Amazing place and host! Josh is a fantastic host - - the hospitality and space was perfect! The history held here is as deep and thick as its adobe walls. I literally felt the stories and people of a time long gone come alive for a moment. I whole heartedly recommend this place to anyone! You will be pleasantly surprised!!!

    November 2012
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