Thursday, December 25, 2014
  • 'A Touch of Santa Fe'

    Longing for a different take on El Paso? Try Casa de Suenos 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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Day Trips

Day Trip #1: Mesilla and Las Cruces

A leisurely trip up old highway 28 through cotton and chili fields and pecan orchards. Visit historic Old Mesilla, New Mexico with over 50 unique shops, award winning restaurants and cafes and museums & galleries. If "wining" is of interest to you, follow Hwy 28 North through the valley with stops at Zin Valle, La Vina, The Rio Grande Valley Vineyards, and St. Clair Winery.  All these wineries are located along Hwy 28 between La Union and Mesilla.    Please check hours of the specific wineries, as not all are open daily.

And if you have time, or choose to make a second trip, there is always the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces and the 1.5 mile hike at Dripping Springs.

 

Day Trip #2: White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument (1 hr 45 min from the B&B) preserves a major portion of the world's largest gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this harsh environment. Visitor Center, museum, 8-mile scenic drive, hiking trails & ranger-guided walks.

Consider driving on to Alamogordo (40 min) to visit the New Mexico Museum of Space History.

Or consider driving north another 45 minutes to the Three Rivers Petroglyph Site managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is one of the greatest concentrations of prehistoric Native American rock art on the continent - more than 21,000 petroglyphs or rock etchings.

Day Trip #3: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a subterranean marvel. Created slowly over the millennia, its beautiful formations awe visitors year round. It is one of twenty World Heritage sites in the United States. Self-guided tours and ranger-guided tours are available. This is a full day taking 3 hours to get to Carlsbad, but worth every minute.

Day Trip #4: Palomas, Mexico & St. Clair Winery

An hour west of the Bed and Breakfast is Columbus, NM. You can visit Pancho Villa State Park and then cross the border into Mexico (a 3 block walk) to visit the Pink Adobe Store & Restaurant, the Drug Store and other shops.

You can then head north to Deming, NM (35 miles) and visit the St. Clair Winery and the Deming Museum.

Points Of Interest

The El Paso & Ciudad Juarez area has 30 museums, which include the following:

  • Centennial Museum/Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, University of Texas at El Paso. Features the natural and cultural history of the Southwestern United States and Mexico.
  • Chamizal National Memorial (National Park Service). Commemorates the Chamizal Treaty, ending the 100-year-old boundary dispute between Mexico and the United States.
  • El Paso Firefighters Museum. Contains one of only two "Steamer" Engines in its original condition.
  • El Paso Museum of Archaeology. Telling the story of the first inhabitants of the El Paso area, the greater Southwest and northern Mexico.
  • El Paso Museum of Art. Houses a permanent collection for more than 6,000 works of art including the Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art from the 13th-18th centuries.
  • Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center. Covering the history of the U.S. Army at El Paso.
  • Hueco Tanks State Historic Site. Known for its many American Indian rock paintings and unique geology.
  • Keystone Heritage Park. An archaic period archaeological site, a wetland and a desert botanical garden. The 4,000 -year-old archaeological site is one of the oldest villages in the United States.
  • Magoffin Home State Historic Site. A twenty room 1875 adobe home containing original family furnishings of this El Paso pioneer, politician and civic leader.
  • Tigua Indian Cultural Center.
  • War Eagles Air Museum. Features a collection of 31 World War II and Korean War military aircraft, most of them flight worthy and over 40 automobiles.

    Read more: Points Of Interest

 

 

Casa de Sueños · 405 Mountain Vista Road S
La Union, NM 88021 US
800-880-1105 · 575-874-9166