This quiet bed and breakfast in picturesque Hillsboro, New Mexico was built in 1941 by Sir Victor Sassoon, a businessman and hotelier from the Sassoon merchant and banking family.
Located in historic Hillsboro, New Mexico
Founded in 1877, Hillsboro, NM is a charming, peaceful town that is a wonderful weekend getaway. Featuring flower-filled yards and old cottonwoods lining the main street, you’ll find many enticements, including a historic restaurant and gift shop, artist studios and galleries; the remains of the old county courthouse; the Black Range Museum; and numerous other historic buildings.
Choose from one of our three unique and beautiful rooms: the Kokopelli, the White Sands, and the Sassoon Suite.
Hillsboro New Mexico was founded in 1877 when gold was discovered at the nearby Opportunity and Ready Pay mines.
As the town grew and prospered it became the Sierra County seat in 1884. Area mines produced more than $6 million in gold and silver, and by 1907 Hillsboro had a population of at least 1,200.
In 1941 Sir Victor Sassoon had this charming home built as a vacation retreat. He hired the current owner's great aunt, the well-known Beverly Hills decorator Harriet Shellenberger Dorsey, to complete his retreat. Sir Victor named his home "El Refugio" and came often with friends to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Hillsboro and the surrounding area. The owner, Maree Westland, bought the property in 1989 and created the Enchanted Villa, a quiet retreat for others to enjoy.