Saturday, October 31, 2009

Farmington Museum Photo Exhibit

Photo exhibit shows San Juan County
The Casa Blanca Inn is just a short drive from the Farmington Museum where guests can enjoy a day of exploration and discovery.
The Famington Museum will be featuring a new photography exhibit from November 7th - January 30th. "A Day in the Life of San Juan County" will display a compilation of photos taken by members of The Four Corners Photography Club. The photo collection depict events, people and places in the county. The 35-member club includes professional and vocational photographers who use traditional darkroom techniques and digitally processed black-and-white and color images.

A free reception for the photography show from will be held on November 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call 505-327-7701.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Farmington Museum

The Farmington Museum and Gateway Park is conveniently located on Main Street in the center of town. The facility hosts two permanent exhibits and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor events throughout the year as well as "Currents," the Farmington Museum store. Permanent exhibits include "From Dinosaurs to Drill Bits," which highlights the oil and gas story of the San Juan Basin. Using the latest in technology, this exhibit provides the thrilling experience of riding deep into the earth in search of oil on a simulated floor shaking adventure. Guests can also learn the process of drilling thousands of feet for black gold and discover its transformation into consumer products.
Farmington: 100 Years of Change" tells the rich history of Farmington, from early pioneer settlement to the present-day. Created to celebrate Farmington’s centennial year, the exhibition explores early settlement history, the area’s agricultural past and the growth and development of the town to a regional city.
The Farmington Museum is located at 3041 East Main Street. Hours of operation are Monday thorugh Saturday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Reference http://www.fmtn.org/city_government/parks_recreation_and_cultural_affairs/2977/gateway_park_museum.html for addiitonal exhibit information.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Farmington Halloween Events

With Halloween falling on a Saturday, this is a great time of year for a quick getaway to Casa Blanca Inn to make your Halloween getaway as relaxing as possible.
The ghosts and goblins will soon be out in full force just a few blocks from Casa Blanca Inn. Our favorite downtown businesses on Historic Farmington Main Street are hosting a fun and safe trick or treat event for everyone! Come stroll down Main Street and watch the children gather their treats and try to trick everyone with their Halloween antics.
At the Civic Center we have a haunted house and carnival and don’t forget to attend the Boogieman Ball at the Sycamore Park Community Center.
If you need a rest stop while you are strolling on Main Street please visit Three Rivers Brewery where they have special things brewing & cooking this month. The Brewery Special is their always-popular Oktoberfest Lager. A seven-barrel batch of Oktoberfest lasted only 10 days last year.
The Pub is offering the ever-popular Beer & Brat Special. All this for only $8.99!
We are certain there are not any ghosts or goblins at the Casa Blanca Inn to bother your restful sleep so why don’t you treat yourself and come enjoy the festivities.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall in Farmington

It is so beautiful and peaceful at the Casa Blanca Inn this fall! Even while Fall is settling in, there are still surprises in our gardens like beautiful crocuses peeking out of the ground to give us a wave. This season we have added a Japanese Koi Pond and Garden that everyone is enjoying. The Addition of the evergreens and various plants is finishing off the gardens. David has such a gift with the gardens and we can't wait to see what other surprises he has in store for us.
Farmington is the perfect place to visit in Autumn with temperatures in the 70s during the day and 40s at night. There are so many events happening in Farmington but one of the most fun, is Pumpkin Time at Sutherland Farms.
It is such a pleasure going to Sutherland Farms because they have beautiful pumpkins, ornamental corn, corn stalks, gourds and more all for your fall decorating. Every Saturday and Sunday Sutherland Farms has a festival with hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin shooters but the most popular activity on the farm is the pit of shelled corn that the kids can play in.

We look forward to seeing you in our town soon whether on Vacation or for Business!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Don Gaspar to the Casa Blanca Inn to the Bluelake Ranch


The Sister Inn Special hosted by the Inns of the Southwest has become a favorite of our guests.

Once landed safely in Albuquerque our guests enjoy a peaceful one hour drive to Santa Fe to enjoy the Don Gaspar Inn - our 3 home bed and breakfast featuring ten varying accommodations. Three days in Santa Fe seems to be ideal since much less does not allow one to enjoy enough of the fabulous dining, art and culture available in this small town.

After a few days...it is time to take a drive north and west towards Farmington...a day trip to Taos is often a good segway...and then via Abique and a left at the Abique Dam thru the country on route 94 thru Coyote until the 550 connects to Farmington. Farmington offers an entirely different experience of Native Culture, Arts, trading posts and a very sleepy vintage town with most of the conveniences of towns all across America. In the downtown - just minutes from the Casa Blanca, you will find some great restaurants including the 3 Rivers Brewery and Boon's Thai food. The Days will typically be spent touring Native Lands, ruins and enjoying the outdoors; fishing, hiking, adventuring in the badlands. If you are lucky - you will hear the thunder of the mesa's and experience a deep sense of history in the Magical Four Corners region!

Blue Lake Ranch is just a short 40 minute drive from Farmington and will offer an entirely different experience on 200 private acres. Dressed in gentle terrain, the rivers, fields, trees and mountains will embrace you. Enjoy a 15 minute drive to Durango...ride the Silverton - Durango Small Gauge Train or a rafting ride down the Animas (in season)...for more adventures to round out your trip! Then head back thru Chama, Santa Fe (where many stop for another restful night) then onto ABQ Sunport to fly out. You won't soon forget your journeys in the Southwest or the comfort of the Inns of the Southwest!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bed and Breakfast hosts Green Fairy Productions


The unique combination of rooms, suites and homes offered at the Casa Blanca Inn offers a variety of solutions to business travellers, tourists and guests. This month Green Fairy Productions is finding the "San Juan" house the perfect place for it's production crew to meet before and after filming at the Bisti Badlands. With it's ample kitchen and open floorplan combining formal dining and living room - the crew is able to enjoy a wonderful meal at the end of a long day of filming. Located on a quiet street in Farmington - this beautiful spot is a launching place for day trips that offers a little haven of rest at the end of the day. Every accommodation is carefully appointed with everything needed to settle in for a few days or weeks! The decor is comfortable and combines Southwest art, textiles and finishes with luxurious linens, rugs, upholstery to present the perfect aesthetic to our guests. Visit the four corners area and enjoy the Casa Blanca Inn as the luxurious best choice in accommodations.