The Black Range Lodge

The Black Range Lodge

Funky hand-built structure under construction
Traveler (92)
Our free game room offers pool, pac man, and wireless Internet.
Room & Suite (23)
Dining (10)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

4.5
#1 of 1 B&B in Kingston
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
The Black Range Lodge is an eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center in Kingston, New Mexico, on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide about 45 minutes southwest of Truth or Consequences. Nestled in the foothills of the Gila National Forest, the Lodge offers easy access to its wild, natural beauty. From our door, a short walk in the clean air takes you along a creek, into the shade of tall Ponderosa pines. A short drive to Emory Pass takes you to a spectacular vista. Bring your mountain bike, and/or binoculars for bird watching. Centrally located in southwestern New Mexico, Kingston is an easy day trip to Spaceport America, Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes, the hot springs of Truth or Consequences, White Sands, Las Cruces and old Mesilla. To the west, a spectacular drive through the Gila Wilderness takes you to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, the City of Rocks, Silver City, historic Pinos Altos, Faywood hot springs, Rockhound State Park, and Deming wineries.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel

Location

119 Main Street, Kingston, NM 88042
Getting there
Grant County Airport
32.5 mi
See all flights
Albuquerque Intl Airport
1 Restaurant
within 5 miles
1 Attraction
within 5 miles
74Reviews2Q+A24Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 61
  • 9
  • 0
  • 1
  • 3
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
nomos wrote a review Jul 2021
Hermosillo, Mexico492 contributions147 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I recently booked 3 nights at the Black Range Lodge for some R&R. Initially, we discovered it on AirBnB, but found it a much better option to book directly through their website and avoid all those extra fees.
We visited in early July, which is when you'll find the monsoons. We had mid 60s all week with intermittent rains. The climate was perfect for us.
We came by way of Silver City (which happens to be a fun place to visit!) and therefore had to travel through Gila National Forest. The drive was incredibly beautiful. We live in the desert, so this was a refreshing change.
The lodge was great. It's a rustic old home with room for about 10 guests (my best guess). The floors are creaky, but that adds to the charm. There's a fun game room and the highlight for us was just spending time chatting with other guests. They get a regular mix of really interesting people which made for many an enjoyable conversation. Breakfast is provided (eggs, bacon, and toast). They have some chickens (and rooster!) which though a bit loud at times, also adds to the charm. Gary makes the bread fresh nightly.
The area is pretty secluded. There are no stores or restaurants in Kingston. That was just fine for us. We did have a lot of options for hikes which were spectacular. This is a friendly community.
Truth or Consequences is about an hour away and Elephant Butte has a nice lake which is popular - $5 for the day with great amenities.
I could not recommend the Lodge highly enough. The hosts are incredibly kind. And that mulberry tree!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
coyotek wrote a review Oct 2020
Reno, Nevada81 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A group of us on a motorcycle ride stopped here for the night. There is no food services in town but the owners cooked dinner and even went and brought in beer and wine for us during out one night stay. They did an excellent job taking care of us.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
4281CarolG wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Lunas, New Mexico322 contributions119 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is located in the middle of no where but had relaxing qualities and lots of wild west charm. The host and hostess were the most friendly and treated you as family versus a customer. Little disappointed in the type of breakfast that was served for a place called a B&B. Great location to be in when heading to the Gila National Forest.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Go for a room with a mountain view.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Diann S wrote a review Feb 2022
Lampasas, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place. Gary and Katherine are wonderful hosts. We stayed for two days and had homemade bread with breakfast both mornings. Good hiking close by.

We drove to Hillsboro one day and had lunch at the Hillsboro General Store and then stopped by the Black Range Winery store for tasting and wine purchase. Both excellent.

No restaurant close for dinner so we got groceries in Hatch before came to the Lodge and fixed our dinners in the spacious kitchen.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
thespiritualmidget wrote a review Oct 2010
Virginia Beach, Virginia6 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It is difficult for me to describe how bad this "inn" is. The website gives such expectations. The place is a dump. The breakfast was moldy fruit, a half empty old box of cereal and a broken coffee maker. Do it yourself of course. The area around this "lodge" was a junkyard. The idea of a place to stay in this area is great but this is not the place. Beware and remember my words. If you are looking to relive the old cold dorm fraternity house existence, or if you are a hiker looking for a place to flop, this is your place. If your expectations are any higher, go somewhere else.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2009
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
djcullough wrote a review Feb 2012
Florence, Arizona2 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The visit started out friendly enough. We were given a tour of the Percha house. That night during our dinner, the owners just walked in, helped themselves to our food, set on the couch, turned the volume up on the tv and ate. Family trying to get baby to sleep downstairs, and the owner barges in turns on all the lights says "sorry, I need to check the water heater". Breakfast was a joke! The cook prepared 2 pancakes at a time, enough eggs for a couple of people at a time, the coffee pots were always empty, the rest was just standard continental breakfast. We were quoted one price, then come check out time, and it had increased significantly. Her reply to the increase was we had to pay for breakfast, and our children. She was fully aware of the number of children when reservations were made. We had the basement room, which was okay. Our children slept on twin beds in the common room. The bathroom was part of the laundry room with a toilet, plastic laundry basin, and the smallest shower we have ever seen in our lives! At check out she left with our credit card for twenty minutes out of sight!!!!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from blackrange, Owner at The Black Range Lodge
Responded May 25, 2012
Every day I learn something, and in the case of this guest, I clearly didn't communicate properly. I believe the most serious concern was a misunderstanding about the costs involved, which I discovered only as people were checking out. There was a wedding that weekend, and the groom's family shared the Percha Creek House, a separate 6-bedroom home across the street from the Lodge. They divided the total cost of $350 per night (incl breakfast) between several families. When they all checked out at once, it took me a bit of time to divide the charges and process the payments. The cost was exactly as per our website, but perhaps this guest thought that the per night cost I quoted her for her family of five ($125, plus tax) was the cost for the entire weekend. It was disheartening to read of her dissatisfaction on Trip Advisor, rather than have the opportunity to address it at the time. I did respond to her concerns after reading this review, but she did not reply to my email. The weekend for me was a joyful occasion, with a lovely bride and groom, a beautiful day and an outdoor wedding (in February!). Friday night the groom's family hosted the rehearsal dinner at the Percha Creek House, a buffet, to which the bride and groom invited us. When we arrived at the party, it was rather lively, with lots of young children playing, and adults enjoying themselves. The TV was on, but we didn't turn it up. While we were there, we asked to check to make sure the new hot water heater was functioning properly (it was), and were unaware if we disturbed a sleeping child. We stayed about an hour, chatting with the wedding families, and the groom's party was still going on when we left. Our breakfast goes from 8 - 10am, and usually functions well, even with a group, as there is a buffet with cereal, fresh home-made bread, juice, yoghurt, fresh fruit, etc., that guests can help themselves to, while my breakfast cook makes french toast and eggs to order. Usually people are in conversation at the table and appreciate their food served hot. However, I should have brought in extra help for that morning, since we had such a full house. Another lesson learned. I do want to acknowledge the families at the Percha Creek House for doing a good job of cleaning up after the party. And best wishes to the bride and groom, Kasey and Bryan, for a happy life together.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Marsha S wrote a review Oct 2011
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States11 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been staying at the Black Range Lodge for years. I love returning to its warm embrace. True, it's not fancy, but it feels like a home in the welcoming woods. Recent renovations have made it all the more inviting. Outdoor spaces have been freshened up, and rooms have been improved. The breakfast is as hearty as ever with fragrant homemade bread, unlimited strong coffee and made-to-order eggs fresh from the coop. The vast, primeval Gila wilderness is right out the front door for your hiking pleasure. At night, the glittering sky truly makes this lodge a "billion-star" hotel.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Book the strawbale guesthouse if you can. It's a cozy hug of Mother Earth with an amazing view.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Lynnsdaughter wrote a review Jan 2010
Albuquerque, NM5 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Something about Hillsboro and Kingston - they have very high opinions of themselves, and fairly low opinions of tourists, as evidenced by their prices, and are apparently very out of touch with what the rest of the world is doing.

We stayed at this hotel, and a day or so before we arrived they informed us that they were full *Oops* and put us in a basement room. The room had no windows, one broken picture on the wall, and broken furniture stored in the room. There was about 2 feet to walk in on one side of the bed, the rest of the time you had to crawl across the bed to get in and out of the room. Our teenage son slept on a couch in their common room. They didn't reduce the price, either, and then had the nerve to take us on a tour of all the good rooms they had - the ones we didn't get.
We got no TV, no phone, and there's no cell phone service in town. Go ahead and skip this place - stay in Truth or Consequences at one of the hotels there. You'll get the emenities you want and need and spend less money.

We never went back, despite visiting this town 3 more times after this.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from blackrange, Owner at The Black Range Lodge
Responded Oct 31, 2010
My apologies to this family that we couldn't accommodate them as they would have liked. I believe that these guests stayed with us several years ago, during the Labor Day holiday weekend when all of our other rooms were already booked, and they had called just a couple days ahead. In order to accommodate them (they wanted to attend the Hillsboro Apple Festival), I booked them into a 1st floor room (we don't have a basement) that is in the 1880s part of the Lodge, with thick brick walls and just a couple small windows. It is a private 2-room suite with private bath (the son slept in the suite), which we normally reserve for family and friends, so you will not find it on the website. For the record, none of our Lodge rooms have TV or phone. We do have a large free game room, with a pool table and "antique" PacMan machine (no quarters necessary), and a computer with Internet access. There is a DVD/VCR in the common room upstairs. We also have WiFi. If TV is important, the Studio, the Percha Creek House, and the Guest House all have satellite TV. The Lodge phone is available for guests to use, for both local and long distance calls.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Sunny933 wrote a review Aug 2009
Someplace in the Southwest1 contribution3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm not sure why other posters have written such rave reviews about the Black Range Lodge. It's old (dates back to the 1880s), and if that's all it takes to make a great B&B, then this one is everybody's dream. It takes more than that for me. Old is one thing; dirty, quite another.

We brought a dog; it crawled under the bed and minutes later came out covered in dust bunnies. I tried to open a window; couldn't get to it because of the spiderwebs. The bathroom was so small you had to go outside to change your mind. All the rooms in the lodge are upstairs; this place is definitely not handicap-accessible. It was hotter than heck upstairs, but there were no fans in any of the rooms.

There was a party the night we were there; we weren't invited (and that's OK), but the party was on the balcony right outside our room (there are quite a few other locations to party) and kept going in full swing till long after 10:30 p.m. The owners never did a thing to tone it down.

Speaking of the owners, they never introduced themselves to us; I had to guess who he was (never met her) by the questions he asked us. And the typical gourmet breakfast one can normally expect at a B&B? Not here. We ate in the kitchen which looked like it hadn't been cleaned since they cleaned under our bed.

And there's stuff everywhere. It looks like the place was built in the middle of a junkyard, and nothing's been moved since then. Inside it looks like a used furniture store. I asked if I could watch the downstairs TV and was told 'no', that it wasn't for guests. Really nasty. Given the choice to stay anywhere else, I'd avoid this place.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2009Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from blackrange, owner at The Black Range Lodge
Responded Aug 21, 2009
As an innkeeper with the comfort of my guests always my first priority, I appreciate the opportunity to respond to needs or problems as they occur. In this case, nothing was said at the time, so we had no chance to correct any of the issues described in this review. It's rare for me not to greet guests personally. On this occasion we were on a shopping trip, and our competent manager Tom handled check-ins and breakfast. He reported no problems, just our normal friendly and outgoing guests. There was no special party happening, but I did hear that other guests were stargazing off of the common balcony that adjoins the suite these guests occupied. This suite normally catches the cooling mountain breezes, and a fan was available for the asking. Our breakfast was as advertised on our website. As for the cleanliness issues, well, I believe there was some exaggeration in this regard. (Trust a dog to chase the dust bunnies out from under the bed!) Our Lodge is inherently rustic, but we do our best to keep the "web masters" outside where they belong. As much as I appreciate the zen aesthetic, after 125 years, our Lodge is still a work in progress. And sometimes our work is interrupted to welcome people at the door. Thank you for the opportunity to respond - I only wish I could have attended to these issues personally at the time.
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Judah H wrote a review Feb 2016
Columbus, Ohio196 contributions95 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
this has been one of my absolute favorite places in all of NM since I was a young boy 20 years ago...it is a beautiful lodge with quaint rooms and a warm feel...the area around the lodge is marvelous...this place has always been a giant breath of fresh air
Read more
Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Catherine W, Owner at The Black Range Lodge
Responded Feb 23, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words about the Lodge, Judah. We try to be good stewards for this unique historic hotel, and we appreciate each and every guest who contributes their good vibrations to the feel of the place. Do come again!
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Answer from Harold E
Sioux City, Iowa46 contributions8 helpful votes
no
Answer from Ivonne Donna S
17 contributions3 helpful votes
There are grills through the property.
Anita wrote a tip Feb 2022
Huntsville, Alabama91 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"2nd floor with an outdoor balcony and the only one that had the bathroom in the hallway, but robes were included in our room!"
Read full review
Patricia D wrote a tip Oct 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask if your room is ensuite."
Read full review
4281CarolG wrote a tip Oct 2020
Los Lunas, New Mexico322 contributions119 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go for a room with a mountain view."
Read full review
Sue M L T wrote a tip Aug 2019
New Laguna, New Mexico61 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner rooms have views onto the mountains."
Read full review
AZBMWgirl wrote a tip May 2019
Sierra Vista, Arizona138 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the room with a little balcony that was east facing and perfect for that first cup of coffee!"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Kingston area.
LOCATION
United StatesNew MexicoSierra CountyKingston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

THE BLACK RANGE LODGE

Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Range Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Range Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Historic Percha Bank (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Range Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at The Black Range Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Black Range Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is The Black Range Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kingston.
Are pets allowed at The Black Range Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Black Range Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is The Black Range Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.