IF you are going for a slow and easy vacation, this is it. I believe the population is about 10,000. I was there in December at a time when there were not any local celebrations going on.
We stayed at a casita 3 miles out of town. The ranch was called High Lonesome and was owned by Dutch and Cherie Salmon. They are truly graciious hosts.
My favorite place was the restaurant Shevek and Mi. Their attention to detail is incomparable!. The wine list and the sommalier is exquisite. From a town of this size, the experience of Shevek's was next to none.
My second favorite haunt was Bear Creek Herbs. They had shelves and shelves of teas and herbs that I was not able to find any where else other than online. The proprieter was also extremely helpful and answered all questions with knowledge and great caring.
My favorite day trip was the catwalk and hiking trail in the Gila National Forest. You can go for a short walk for the inexperienced or go further along the trail for bigger thrills.