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Deer Crossing Historic Adobe- Newly Renovated Home

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  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Built in 1926, this historic adobe has recently been renovated. This rustic Southwestern home has original wood floors, two bedrooms, a living room wood-stove as primary heat, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom with antique claw-foot tub.

A great option for a quick stop on the way through the mountains to Silver City, or a chance to spend some time watching the mule deer cross by in a peaceful and welcoming small western town with friendly neighbors on the edge of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness.

The space
The house was built as a duplex for two families in 1926 with a USDA rural development grant. It was purchased by the Kull family in the 1940's. In 1978 it was purchased by the Bishop family. The house was essentially abandoned from 1978 to 2018 when it was purchased by the Perry family who also own the Sheriff Murphy house next door. The renovation of the house was completed in January 2022 bringing this little piece of history back to life! The yard and landscaping has yet to be reclaimed, but is one of our projects for Spring/Summer 2022!

The living room has comfy leather couch in front of a beautiful antique wood cook-stove that is fun to look at AND fun to use. It provides a unique opportunity to experience how the house was lived in when it was built. During cold weather it is best suited for those with a rugged, do-it-yourself attitude because the wood-stove is the ONLY HEAT SOURCE in the house. Travis and I stayed in the house for several days in December 2021 and really enjoyed the rustic feel. Nighttime temps were in the 20's (F), but we kept a fire going, bundled up, and it was lovely. Sun coming in through the large windows helps warm up the house during the day. It is very functional, but if you don't like building or maintaining a fire this might not be the place for you to stay in the winter.

Our favorite room in the house is the bathroom because of the antique tub. Originally we were going to put in a shower option as well, but after some friends stayed at the house and used the tub we all decided the tub was perfect as is. It has a built in shower attachment that can be used while in the tub for washing hair and rinsing off. Evening baths lit by the oil lanterns are so wonderful we almost decided we couldn't leave. Warm baths can steam up the bathroom just like a shower and almost make you forget there is no central heating.

In the kitchen we were able to keep and restore the original steel and enamel Homart sink and cabinets from Sears & Roebuck in the 1950's. We also added an antique propane stove/oven from around the same time period that matches the 1950's style. With some modern appliances and all the necessary kitchen tools it is a fun and functional kitchen to use. There is also a large walk-in pantry just outside the kitchen in the entranceway to the house.

The dining room is a bright space with a large table and large windows. You will often see the local deer family crossing through the yard or road while you enjoy breakfast or dinner.

The two bedrooms are small and cozy with one queen bed and one full/double bed. The homeowners keep their personal items in the closets, but there is some room for hanging clothes in the wardrobe in the small bedroom and most of the dresser drawers are available for guest clothes storage.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Bathtub
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Microwave
Long term stays allowed

Where you’ll be

Hillsboro, New Mexico, United States

This home is located in Hillsboro, New Mexico, United States.
Hillsboro, New Mexico is an historic adobe village, dating from the 1880s, when it was at the county seat and center of the Black Range Mining district. It's now a small but active community of artists, writers, ranchers and other colorful characters. It's located where two branches of the pretty Percha Creek converge, and the tall trees that line Main Street, which is also NM 152, tap into the moisture flowing in the shallow aquifer.

There is a great cafe, The General Store, a local vineyard tasting room, The Black Range Vineyard, a classic old Post Office, the Black Range Museum, Hillsboro Historical Society, a couple antique shops, and a Library/Community Center, which hosts monthly concerts and other community events. The cafe and library both offer free wi-fi. On Saturday mornings downtown, there is often local music and fresh local produce in season.

There is not a gas station or grocery store in town, but there is a gas station/convenience store at Caballo Lake, a 20 minute drive away. Truth or Consequences, NM is a 35 minute drive away where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, hot springs, and even a small movie theater.

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Hosted by Megan & Travis

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We are Wildlife Biologists who split our time between South Carolina, New Mexico, and South Africa for work. Travis is a biology professor and together we run an environmental biology study away program for undergraduates. Travis blacksmiths in his spare time, and Megan spends a lot of time with our three dogs. We love traveling and adventure, but also really appreciate getting to spend time at home.

We travel for work between our houses in SC and NM. We rent out whichever houses we are not currently staying in.
We are Wildlife Biologists who split our time between South Carolina, New Mexico, and South Africa for work. Travis is a biology professor and together we run an environmental biol…

During your stay

If the owners, Megan and Travis, are around they will probably be staying at the Sheriff Murphy House, or in the Casita on the Sheriff Murphy property next door. They work as wildlife biologist, so sometimes keep odd hours, but if you want to get in touch please reach out in person, via the AirBnB app, or via phone/email (provided in House Manual).

Our co-host, Catherine, is always available if you need anything, but she lives off-site in Kingston. She also owns and manages the Black Range Lodge, so she might be busy, but can usually make time to address any concerns or answer any questions when Megan and Travis aren't around.
If the owners, Megan and Travis, are around they will probably be staying at the Sheriff Murphy House, or in the Casita on the Sheriff Murphy property next door. They work as wildl…

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