Founded in the 1860s, Monticello has survived in its original adobe style—with one of only two remaining classic Spanish-era plazas in all of New Mexico. Once strictly the domain of its native peoples, in time it became a village shaped by Spanish conquerors nearly 500 years ago. Then it was part of Mexico; next it was a U.S. territory, not to gain statehood until 1912.
Traditions survive and persist here, including common daily use of the Spanish language along with widespread use of adobe construction for simplicity, practical endurance and sustainability.
As part of our overall diversity strategy, we own and manage two short-term rental adobes. These historic adobe homes that we renovated ourselves are situated in the village of Monticello on the edge of one of our small herb farms. Visitors are attracted to the inconspicuousness and simplicity of our village and to its history: ancient Anasazi dwelling areas, the original homeland of the Apache tribe, and remains of Fort Harmony of post-U.S. Civil War buffalo soldier fame.
A recent government survey documented literally hundreds of each bird and mammal type present in our valley, thriving with vitality in our peaceful setting. Notable too is the largest thermal spring in the Southwestern United States, which flows through our canyon, providing acequia (controlled flood irrigation) water for crops and animals, both domestic and wild.
Our beautiful adobe casitas with equipped kitchens for short-term
rental in our rustic village of Monticello. Contact us for information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org