Community Post! Talented metalwork artist and follower Josh Bond (@cuchillobar) seeks new owner to take on continued restoration of his passion project of the last 13 years, a historic stagecoach stop circa 1850 located in the New Mexico desert, now a home, artist studio, and highly-rated Air Bnb. A fascinating opportunity!
Property listed on Zillow HERE
The Old Cuchillo Bar and Hotel Website HERE
AirBnb listing for Breaking Bad themed getaway HERE
From the owner:
Historic 1850s Adobe Stagecoach Stop Property For Sale in a small desert ghost town in warm sunny Southern New Mexico.
~Established in the mid 1800s as a Stagecoach Stop and has housed the old Saloon, General Store, Mercantile, Barns, Stagecoach Repair Shop, and Hotel.
~The old Hotel has been beautifully and thoughtfully remodeled into a large modern 3 bedroom home.
~Escape the city and experience the real wild west in comfort and in an amazing historical setting.
~Perfect for an artist, actor, writer, creative, or anyone to escape the city and relax in a beautiful historic setting.
~Includes an unfinished 40′ Container Hybrid Studio/Tiny Home or Apt.
Situated on approximately 1.7 acres this historic Adobe property was once an integral part of the trade here in New Mexico. With well over 8000 ft.² of adobe buildings, this historic property has housed the old saloon, general store, post office, mercantile, stables and hotel since being established as a Butterfield stagecoach stop in the mid 1800s. The historic adobe hotel structure was elegantly remodeled with sustainability and awareness in mind. The courtyard has a fig tree and a pear tree with many places throughout the property for gardens.
The home includes 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a south facing sunroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, large pantry/laundry area. It has an amazing well on the back of the property, with the ‘best water in the county’ (said by many throughout history) – Heating is by LP and a wood burning stove, Cooling is an evaporative cooler. Constructed with double adobe, the walls measure up to 2 foot thick in places, and keep the place very comfortable. The back acre of the property has the ruins of the old stables, blacksmith shop and stagecoach repair garage. It also houses a 600+sqft. container home/studio, and a framed addition added onto it. With water and electrical run to it. Currently used as studio space, and storage – A south facing clerestory provides great light for working – It could easily be finished into a great tiny home or guest apartment or kept as Studio/garage space.
In 2000, The Old Cuchillo Property experienced a devastating fire that destroyed much of the General Store and Game Room areas. Despite this, the bar was able to remain open and serving patrons until 2004. I purchased the bar in 2007, and have since put a tin roof over the damaged areas to protect and preserve the adobe walls. The bar has many of the original artifacts, relics, and can be set up again for display. I currently am doing some repairs on the ceilings in the bar and have removed the items. Please Inquire for more information. I hope to find someone who wants to continue saving this amazing historic property. I also have another historic adobe home for rent/sale out here, with the possibility of 3 other Adobe properties. Please contact me directly: Info(at)CuchilloBar.com.
One Reply to “Community Post! Historic Stagecoach Stop Circa 1850 in the New Mexico Desert, Transformed Into Home, Studio, and Highly-Rated Air BnB Seeks New Owner – Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA – $162,995”
Josh , my name is Mike Panch and I am a retired Police Detective from the Toronto Canada area. I was watching the the American Pickers show that you were featured on with Mike Wolfe and his assistant Danielle and something caught my eye when you were showing them your camper van. I would like to speak with you and if you can send me your phone number, or an E Mail address so that I can get in touch with you that would be great. My E Mail is email@example.com and my Cell phone number is 905-464-5323. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks