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“Don't stay in Silver City- Stay in a Bear Creek Cabin!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Nm 15, 6 Mi North Of Silver City (Box 53082), Pinos Altos, NM 88053   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pinos Altos
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“Don't stay in Silver City- Stay in a Bear Creek Cabin!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

We weren't looking to stay here. We'd just planned to lay over in Silver City on our way elsewhere, but couldn't find a reasonably-priced lodging in the area on the usual search sites. Our daughter, something of an internet expert , found Bear Creek Motel and Cabins for us, about 7 miles north on NM 15. What good luck! The cabins are incredibly well appointed and beautiful! As I type this I'm in the sitting room, in front of the wood stove with a warm fire burning, having just finished a wonderful mean cooked in the efficiency kitchen.

Our cabin - there are 12, along with a motel - consists of a sitting room (with kitchenette) and bathroom on the first floor. Entry is via a covered deck with a picnic table and grille overlooking snow-covered mountains and beautiful Ponderosa pines and junipers. A well-placed bird feeder was covered this morning with sparrows and a woodpecker! The sitting room has a large couch and overstuffed chair, live plants, and a polished natural-wood table. The efficiency kitchen consists of a refrigerator, full range and oven, sink and microwave, enough for all our needs. Also downstairs is a fully modern bathroom.

Upstairs is the bedroom. We have a king bed looking east toward a skylight framed by hanging ferns; behind us, a series of windows open on an incredible view of the mountains. A door near the bed leads to a balcony allowing an even better view of the unmatchable countryside.

I can't say enough about the owners! These folks care enough about their guests to ensure that all cabins are modern, clean and well-kept and can't do enough (including delivering the morning newspaper personally to us at our cabin!) to make their guests comfortable.

We'd planned to stay only one night before continuing our journey, but this place was so wonderful, we had to stay another day. And we know we'll be back.

We've been all around the world. This is the most beautiful and comfortable place we've ever stayed!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glendale, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

Wow!
These cabins are amazing. The cabins are cozy and wonderful. The stone fireplaces and comfortable setting certainly provide for one of the most memorable stays.
I woke one night to the fireworks display of shooting stars across the August sky filling my bedroom.
So high in the pines, touch the stars.

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JEFF ROWLANDS

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

We stayed in Cabin 1 at $149 a night. The cabin itself was fine. But the stench of raw sewage was nauseating. Ask about their septic system before you make a reservation.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

We have stayed at Bear Creek twice now and highly recommend it. Not the cheapest place in the area, but the pines and altitude are worth it. Close to great hiking in the Gila wilderness but not too far from the excellent dining at Shevek & Co. in Silver City.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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essex
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

we stayed 2 nights in a self catering two-storey cabin. Daniel in the office was very friendly, helpful and welcoming, and was able to offer us an excellent rate. the setting is amazing, well off the beaten track in the neat little town of pinos altos, north of silver city, nestled amongst the pines of gila forest. they also have a great hot tub. the cabin was amazing, with room enough for four to stay quite comfortably. it had a kitchenette, so we were able to cook our own dinner which was great. it had an open fire which was handy as it was quite chilly outside, but the cabin also had heating, but with the log fire, we didnt need this. it was well furnished, with nice decor, a TV and DVD, and a huge comfortable bed with lovely fresh, crisp linen. it also had a bath tub. overall, a comfortable, clean, quirky place to stay, which was excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

This is our heaven! Stayed at Bear Creek 2 x/yr for the last 3 years, and in a diff. cabin each time. Been going to the Gila since 1986 & missed it all this time. Hidden by gorgeous grounds w/ Deer, squirrels and so many birds we need a book t look them up(never thought about looking such things up until at Bear Creek with the feeders at each cabin which make them hop rt up to you and cock their little heads)! We are picky eaters & money conscious, bring our our food(gros r cheaper at the foot of the hill). The cost has ALWAYS been factored in and we SAVE staying here. The staff bends over backwards & my own mother doesn’t treat me better! Soft cushy towels, fresh laundry smells, listen to the wind in the pines! All have lower level &upper level outer/covered porches with stocked BBQ pits - we live outside! Always had Lots of hot water for soaking & the bed in Cabin B- you rollover &watch the deer or the stars… breathtaking. Better viewing than on our hikes! The drive to the Gila at 6 am,amazing. You are so high up the clouds are below you. The drive is 2 hrs but it’s not just a drive, its an adventure. Where else can you see all this from your comfy car seat! Nowhere we have ever been! Hike thousands of trails, day hike to hot springs, Home to watch the deer/birds. Even on the day hike you won't see but max 6 folks total. Track an Elk, a cat or a Bear if you dare. Play in the copious water, fish and breath in the beauty of the last Wild place in the south. Cliff dwellings are amazing hike not just the site but the hike to them takes your breath away and makes you think how they lived & wonder why they ever left. Ranger station museum does too. We are getting older and a straight drive home after 3-7 days packing it in deserves pampering. We rarely go to Silver City unless we need gas. Pinos Altos is IT for us. We walk to the old cemetery, museum and the Buckhorn(rumored to be re-opening soon)... But cool just to see as you hike around a town that you can grab up book & say ”oh wow, Geronimo … were here not 100 years ago..” The Cat walk (Glenwood/Cliff)and the town of Mogollon are 2 other day things to do and so worth it even with more humans around. Bear Creek will direct you to horse rides, carriage rides & so much more. It is our home away from home, where we reconnect and refuel for a busy busy life.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2010

We've been here over 24 times since 2004, and have always enjoyed the spirituality of the mountains, the beautiful tall pines, the wild animals, the peace, the comfort, and anemities of the cabins (Number 12 especially!), and most importantly, the respect, and kindness that Art and Daniel Bejarano have not only shown to us, but to friends that have also visited these cabins. Art and Daniel are not only our friends now, but our family. It is so sad to hear that they will not be there now on a regular basis for whatever reason. The staff will be missed by us, also. What wonderful people they are!. BCC will never be the same without them. Please let the owners know this so that Art and Daniel can come back, God Willing.

Thank you, Daniel and Art for everything you have given to us and to all the others that have visited.. Also, thank you for the respect you have given to the cabins. They are one of a kind. We will miss you.

  • Stayed February 2010, 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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Address: Nm 15, 6 Mi North Of Silver City (Box 53082), Pinos Altos, NM 88053
Location: United States > New Mexico > Pinos Altos
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pinos Altos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the edge of Pinos Altos on Bear Creek which is the gateway to 3 1/2 Million Acres of the Gila National Wilderness/Forest. Cozy two story cabins with clean rooms, comfortable beds, warm fireplaces, and friendly staff. Ammenities including, sat. tv, coffee makers, micro's, linens, bbq grills, decks and some with full kitchens. New jacuzzi enclosed in redwood cabana. Excellent hiking, biking, bird watching, photo ops, star gazing. Perfect central location for siteseeing trips. ... more   less 
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