We planned an impromptu road trip for Mother's Day weekend and were thrilled that the Wilderness Lodge had a room available for our family of four.
The grounds are rustic and homey and awesome. Chickens clucked in the background from their coop while we sat on a long porch in comfy rocking chairs and watched our kids have a blast on the rope and tire swings.
We packed a picnic, but would feel completely comfortable using the kitchen to prepare meals next time. Everything about the lodge is welcoming and friendly. The rooms are adorned with interesting artwork and antique furniture. The beds were comfortable, clean, and eclectically made up with colorful quilts. The hallway shelves were bursting with extra blankets and towels. The long, narrow hallways and wood staircases were just begging for a charming ghost or two.
The common area/huge living room had lots of comfortable, mismatched couches and futons and extra beds by the windows. I would LOVE to come back with multiple families for a group hiking outing or family reunion. That common room just screams slumber party fun. We had a wonderful cap off to our day of hiking and wading adventures, snuggling on the couches and watching Scooby Doo.
The hot springs were so pretty! They are small, so I can see them getting crowded, but the times we were there, we had them to ourselves. They are a short path away from the lodge and we felt comfortable letting our 11-year-old sneak out while we were sleeping in the early morning to enjoy some quiet relaxation away from parents and pesky younger brothers. At night, the hot springs are festively lit with string lights.
Breakfast was homemade and tasty. Dean, chef and proprietor, was wonderful to chat with, as were the other guests along the huge, communal table adorned with a bowl of painted rocks with inspirational words like "love" and "dream".
My husband and I agreed this place was PERFECT for either a family vacation or a romantic getaway. It is rare and special to find a place that is so suited to both. Especially for the price! A hotel would have cost as much, if not more, and could not possibly have offered the cozy, unique, and warm atmosphere of the Wilderness Lodge.
I honestly had a hard time leaving. I can't wait to go back! We are hoping to get family and friends on board to make this vacation an annual tradition.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wilderness Lodge and Hotsprings is a perfect base camp for hiking the Gila Wilderness or visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Perfect for family reunions and gatherings of friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Wilderness Lodge And Hot Springs Hotel Silver City