Sunday, April 23, 2017
  • 'A Touch of Santa Fe'

    Longing for a different take on El Paso? Try Casa de Sueños Country Inn Read More +
  • Welcome to Casa de Sueños

    One of 3 hotels, out of 48 in the greater El Paso, TX area to earn a guest 5 STAR rating in 2009 Read More +
  • Exceptional Views

    Three sets of mountain ranges - in New Mexico, Texas and Mexico are visible from the expansive guest patio Read More +
  • Centrally Located

    Casa de Sueños is a convenient central location for interesting day trips throughout this part of the Southwest. See our Day Trip section for ideas of what to do in the area Read More +
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Facilities

Birds Birds Birds

We are not a birders number one choice for a rare sighting but there are plenty of birds to keep you busy.

A covy of 50 Gamble's Quail entertain our guests for hours off the back patio.  When they are not busy chasing the White Winged Doves and Cottontail Rabbits out the feed bowls they are occupied with the new chicks how to find food.

Claudette, one of our three resident Greater Roadrunners makes frequent trips around the property and often shows up at the dinning room door at breakfast time.  Sometimes she and the two males team up on a lizzard hunt.  The Roadrunners are serious about raising their young, and during nesting season they are not as active around the B & B as other times of the year.

From mid March until mid October a variety of hummingbirds stop off on their flight north or south.  The most frequent are Black-chinned humming birds, and Rufus humming birds.

It is not uncommon to see Bunnies, quail and a variety of other birds eating from the same feeder, with some inter-species squabbles about who gets priority.

Other common sightings include Curved-billed Thrashers, Cooper's Hawk, Bullock's Orioles, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Bullock's Oriole, Western Tanager, Scotts Oriole, Brown headed Cowbirds, European Starling, Common Grackles, Chihwahwan Ravens, Turkey Vultures, Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers, Western Scrub Jay, Song Sparrows, Bewicks Wren, House Sparrow, Cassin's Finch, White Crowned Sparrows, Cactus Wrens Common Nighthawk, Eurasan Doves, Red Tailed Hawks, Pyrrhuloxia and Northern Modkingbirds.

A short walk into the desert may give you a sighting of the Burrowing Owls.

Eco Friendly

Our Commitment to the Environment

We are aware that we live in a world of limited natural resources, and particularly because we live in a High Desert Climate, we have strived to save water wherever we can, and use the gift of the sun. We respect the environment and work hard to support the natural and organic cycles of life. We try to avoid harmful chemicals and excess waste of non-replenishable materials.

Whenever we have a choice of how we do business, we choose the way that uses the least amount of non-renewable resources. To that end, we:

  • Have an energy efficient building, which utilizes passive solar strategies.
  • Recycle whatever we can.
  • Compost all organic materials and use this to replenish our garden soil.
  • Use solar exterior lighting.
  • Dry laundry on a clothesline instead of a dryer.
  • Use cloth napkins and dishware that can be cleaned and reused.
  • Use the most energy efficient water delivery systems to outdoor plants and gardens, which feature drought tolerant, native plants, and plan to use gray water for irrigation in the near future.
  • As appliances need to be replaced, we purchase those with high-energy efficiency ratings.

We encourage our guests to explore and enjoy the natural desert experience, and are happy to provide information about energy efficient living in a desert environment. We applaud people who share our philosophy of respect for the environment, and welcome travelers who are interested in living as green as possible.

Medicine Wheel

Native Garden and Medicine Wheel

crw_20269_sCome enjoy our native desert plant garden and Medicine Wheel. If you need a break from the hubbub of everyday life, our back garden area may provide the quiet sanctuary that you are looking for. The B&B sits on 3 acres overlooking the Rio Grande River Valley. There is a native cactus garden with benches dotted throughout the back yard, affording people the opportunity to get away from phones, computers etc, and listen to the natural sounds of the desert.

crw_20294_sNestled amongst the Creosote bushes is a Medicine Wheel based upon ancient native principals. Guests are invited to use the Medicine Wheel for meditation and healing or just plain quiet time. If interested, guests can request individual or group teachings on the power of the Medicine Wheel and learn the processes used by ancient people around the world.
crw_20306_sNative desert wildlife and birds fill the area in the back yard. Birds sighted from the patio are: Roadrunners; 3 types of Doves; Gamble Quail; Several varieties of Hummingbirds; Western Orioles; Finches; Nighthawks; Ravens; Threshers and many others that pass through on their migrational patterns. A variety of butterflies flitter through the gardens from February through November.  

Although we are not far from city life, we provide a true desert experience, with wonderful sunrises and sunsets, and a variety of calming and peaceful environmental experiences.

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Casa de Sueños is also a wonderful location to hold group meetings and instructional sessions for wellness and spirituality issues of all walks.

 
 
 

Casa de Sueños · 405 Mountain Vista Road S
La Union, NM 88021 US
575-874-9166

 

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