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!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Bear Creek Motel And Cabins Hotel Pinos Altos
- Bear Creek Hotel