In the small village of Los Cerrillos, travelers along the Turquoise Trail will delight in the beautifully restored, historic building of Cerrillos Station, located in an old mining town, a short turn in from the Turquoise Trail. The mercantile offers locally made crafts and fine art, some carefully sourced internationally made products, Native American jewelry and pots, greeting cards and healthy groceries. Visit the Farmers market Thursday afternoon from May to November. Also in the complex are a vintage and collectibles shop, a dance and yoga studio and the Desert Wilde Hair Salon.
Cerrillos Station is easy to find and a great drive from either Santa Fe or Albuquerque along The Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway.
From Santa Fe take Hwy 14 South (Cerrillos Road) 22 minutes outside Santa Fe City limits and turn right onto Main Street toward the village of Cerrillos.
From Albuquerque take I-40 East and exit at Tijeras and keep left. Follow the Turquoise Trail for 33 miles and drive 3 miles past the Village of Madrid. Turn left onto Main Street toward the village of Cerrillos.
Turn right at First Street, Cerrillos Station is on the right.
In 2015 Barbara Briggs bought the building and began an extensive renovation process. The green renovation would include bridging between the history and the future. The green renovation took more than 12 months from conception to completion. Retaining the historic character was paramount while adopting green building technology such as solar thermal produced heat and hot water, and using low V.O.C. Paints. This caring attention to detail and respect for the environment resulted in a congratulatory award from the USDA.