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“Come for the Restaurant, but Don't Stay” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern

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1122 Hwy 35, Mimbres, NM 88049   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Mimbres B&B and Inns
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Come for the Restaurant, but Don't Stay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Very good food, so read my separate review for that under "Restaurants in Mimbres" entry for Little Toad Creek Inn. The Inn experience sucked, to be perfectly honest. The guy working the counter is totally aloof and barely around the counter area to begin with...we waited 5+ mins upon check-in and check-out. For such a small place this is unacceptable.

We got our room, and it was a good size but I questioned the cleanliness a bit. Here's my breakdown:

BALCONY: 3/5. Shared with other rooms, good views, but the simple things were off (like the fact that none of the lightbulbs for various rooms worked).

BEDROOM: 2/5. Bed was average, Gliding rocker okay but cushions were worn. TV was fine. Coffee maker wouldn't brew coffee, was poorly wired (power strip dangling precariously in air, coffee spilling out of the bottom and very watered down, had to toss it.

BATHROOM: 1/5. Toilet stopped up very easily and was noisy when flushed (good luck keeping your spouse asleep if you wake up to take a leak). Speaking of leak, bath faucet leaked but we elected not to bathe there anyway.

OVERALL: I think I was mostly P'd about the guy running the counter...something just said "I don't give a crap about you" in his mannerisms and I could've otherwise overcome a sloppy room as that's to be expected when you're this remote.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My husband and I spent a weekend here for a music event in April. The drive up was slow going on a curvy and beautiful road through national forest. We had lovely dinners but they were a little pricey. There wasn't any other place to eat in the area so it added up. They brew their own beer and it was great. The rooms were pretty cheap running from $40-$75 -ish per night. The room decor was a bit rustic with the furniture looking like it was from a second hand store. There was effort though to make it look cute and homey. In the area are the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Lake Roberts and hot springs. The owners are very nice and friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend at the Little Toad Creek Inn. It is a charming Inn with bunkhouse (economical) and lodge rooms. The tavern is a fun spot to sample their site brewed beer. My husband equates the stout to a Guinness and I enjoyed the pale (coldest I've had) and porter. Tye was very helpful in giving us ideas on which beer to choose as well as pointers on the area. We played pool and darts as we interacted with many others both local and passing through the area stopping off for refreshment. It is at the intersection of 35 and 15, iin route to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and/or Silver City. The restaurant is outstanding and the food amazing. We had the chipotle chicken Alfredo, a burger that was the best we had ever tasted and a shrimp dish that my husband loved. Service is great and very personable. We dined twice and were thrilled each evening wishing we could stay another night to have dinner. Be sure to save room for dessert.... glad we did! Our bunkhouse room was a great alternative to camping and a nice retreat with a comfy bed and hot shower and Direct TV after a day of hiking and exploring. We also loved to sit and relax on the front porch while watching the many Hummingbirds as they enjoyed the many available feeders. We are already planning a return and to perhaps indulge in a lodge room with a view from the balcony. So glad we found you! Thanks for a fantastic weekend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of this oasis in New Mexico, it is WELL worth the trip! The food is unbelievable! The setting is gorgeous. If you can stay overnight, even better! Comfortable, lovely accomodations with the kindest hosts and great hiking and hot springs nearby. Our stay at the Little Toad was the highlight of our New Mexico trip, and the food is equal to that we have had at the finest gourmet restaurants in large cities. The owners, Teresa and David, are a sweet young couple who are pouring their hearts and souls into this place, and you can feel the love. If Teresa has freshly baked one of her amazing apple crumbles, be sure not to miss it!
We also visited in the summer with our kids and found it to be very family-friendly.
We will be back!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Little Toad Creek Inn & Tavern

Address: 1122 Hwy 35, Mimbres, NM 88049
Location: United States > New Mexico > Mimbres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mimbres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16

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