Silver River Adobe Inn - Farmington, New Mexico, NM 87401, United States

Craig Child's "House of Rain"

We have been lucky enough to have Craig stay with us several times.

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The greatest “unsolved mystery” of a the American Southwest is the fate of the Anasazi, the native peoples who in the eleventh century converged on Chaco Canyon (in today’s northwest New Mexico) and built a flourishing cultural center, a vital crossroads of the prehistoric world. Their accomplishments-in agriculture, art, commerce, and engineering-were astounding. By the thirteenth century, however, the Anasazi were gone from the region. Vanished. What brought about the rapid collapse of their civilization? Craig Childs draws on the latest scholarship, as well as on a lifetime of adventure and exploration in the most forbidding landscapes of the Southwest, to 

frame the question in a whole new light. House of Rain is a feat of historical detection, an enthralling revisionist portrait of American prehistory, a new landmark work in the literature of ancient Native American culture.

Craig Childs-naturalist, adventure, and frequent contributor to National Public radio’s Morning Edition =lives in the West Elk Mountains of Colorado. His weekly acclaimed books include The Secret Knowledge of Water, Soul of Nowhere, The Way Out, The Animal Dialogues and Apocalyptic Planet.

Silver River Adobe Inn
3151 West Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico, NM 87401, United States
Call: +1 505 3258219


Silver River Adobe Inn Bed and Breakfast

Rustic elegance awaits you at the Silver River Adobe Inn Bed and Breakfast which was built in the traditional architecture of northern New Mexico and offers a view from each room of the San Juan River. Just up stream the Animas River joins the San Juan River and on the corner of our property is the confluence with the La Plata River, hence the local name of Totah, the meeting place of three rivers. The San Juan River holds 50% of New Mexico’s surface flowing water, rather a miracle for this high desert plateau. Many guests exclaim their delight seeing so much water after hiking and driving through this portion of the American Southwest, called Indian Country by the early Santa Fe Railroad. The Anasazi Ruins of Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Aztec Ruins and Mesa Verde bring tourists from all over the world to the Four Corners. The splendid geology left to us of Shiprock, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, and Canyon lands has been used time and again. Take home a taste of the beauty of our sun and geology.