Guest Dining Room
Guest Dining Room
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.
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.
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:
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.
Native Garden and Medicine Wheel
Come 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.
|Nestled 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.|
|Native 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.
Casa de Sueños is also a wonderful location to hold group meetings and instructional sessions for wellness and spirituality issues of all walks.