It was Jake and Isabelle Trujillo's greatest wish that their family home would become an inn for visitors to their beloved Northern New Mexico. Today, their daughter, Pat Trujillo-Oviedo and her husband, renowned santo carver and bronze sculptor Marco Oviedo, welcome you to El Mesón de La Centinela.
Step back in time and enjoy this beautifully restored adobe ranch house secluded in the mountains on the High Road to Taos, yet ideally located only 30 minutes from the Plaza in Santa Fe.
The breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountains, their lush grasslands and variegated cliffs, rock formations and mesas surround the historic village of Chimayó and Centinela Ranch.
El Mesón sits in the peaceful surroundings of Centinela Ranch and just across the road from the family's original weaving studio. Guests of El Mesón have many special opportunities such as individual tours of the weaving or woodcarving and bronze studios, visits to newly born animals of the ranch like horse
and donkey foals, and Churro lambs. Other seasonal activities can include sheep shearing, apple picking, chili harvesting and ristra tying.
El Mesón provides spacious accommodations accented with vigas, romantic fireplaces, outdoor patios, and weavings, woodcarvings and bronze sculptures produced by Marco and other local artists.
There is something very special about this place, where the puffy white clouds hang low in the intensely blue sky, accented by the vast landscape with its colors of sage and dark green piñón, red dirt, and bright yellow cottonwood trees. It has been the inspiration for so many great artists including Georgia
| ||O'Keefe, Maynard Dixon, Ansel Adams, Willa Cather, and D.H. Lawrence, just to name a few. It is a spiritual place for the Indians who have lived here for centuries and for the people who have come since. It is believed that the fine-grained adobe colored dirt of Chimayo possesses a miraculous healing power and thus the Santuario de Chimayo has become a great mecca for religious
pilgrims. Even those who are less artistically inclined or driven by their faith have found an unusual peace and inspiration here.
Come experience traditional Southwestern hospitality at El Mesón de La Centinela and you too will be forever enchanted!