If you’re lucky in life, you may have a curious adventure with your sweetie and cross paths with a divine spirit who enriches your life with profound wisdom and soul bravery. We encountered both at the Silver Creek Inn. Our host, the incomparable Sue Lingo, was other worldly in her intellect and care. The Inn is beautiful and well loved, Sue couldn’t have been more gracious and kind. You will LOVE this place and you will forever have a great story to tell your loved ones about the great time you had in Mogollon. Go!
A friend and I had wanted to visit the mining ghost town of Mogollon, New Mexico, for several years and finally made it in August, 2018. There is only one hotel in this tiny town, which is only open approximately six months a year. Set in an old general store, The Silver Creek Inn has been beautifully renovated ( a process not quite completed) while retaining the flavor of the “old days.” The rooms are quite comfortable, the staff very knowledgeable and accommodating, and the natural surroundings are spectacular for hiking adventures.
Everything about our trip to Mogollon was enchanting. The newly paved road was opened just the day before we got there. The drive up was beautiful, but observe the speed limit because of blind curves and the narrow lane. Now for the Inn. We were greeted at the door by our hostess, Sue. And my friend and I instantly fell in love with the place. This place has been lovingly restored and it is breathtaking. Sue gave us an extensive tour and history of the town. Mogollon is unique in so many ways. You may have been to “ghost towns” before, but this will become your town. The setting is gorgeous mountain forest under New Mexico’s blue skies. We had only planned for one night, but quickly decided to make it two. We both love photography so we spent a lot of time shooting the place and the town. We hiked to the cemetery at the top of the hill, passing old shacks and mining fixtures. It was a great stay. Be sure and enjoy the courtyard for morning coffee and listen to the mountainside wake up. Bring your own food to prepare in the kitchen. They have all the equipment and plenty of coffee. Thanks to the owner, Stan, and hostess Sue for a wonderful stay. See you again. …
Not quite a ghost town (it has a permanent population of up to 15) Mogollon sits in the glorious and historic Gila forest. It is reached along a winding road which climbs up into the hills for several miles. The Inn was once a general store, but it has been (and continues to be) painstakingly and beautifully restored in Stan's careful hands. There is a huge kitchen/dining area; help is at hand to prepare the food you bring with you. There is also outside seating and a communal lounge upstairs to relax in. The original sliding ladder and shop shelves are now a feature of this spacious yet cosy room. Bedrooms are comfortable - simply and tastefully furnished in period style; it's like stepping back in time. We received a warm welcome from Suzy and Stan himself. Whether or not you find yourself there with other guests, as we did, the atmosphere is friendly and peaceful. Mogollon suffered serious flood damage in 2013; when we were there major works to reinforce the river banks and protect this little town were approaching completion. Nature will soon round off the new features, and it is good to know that the roads and historic buildings will be safe in the future. There is excellent walking/hiking to be had in the area, and the hillsides are well worth exploring for their spectacular scenery. A unique and special place.…
We decided to chance it and just pop in on a weekend night recently. Luckily Stan and Kathy were in and we got the room at the top of the stairs. The bed firmness was perfect (if you need a firm or softer mattress they select the best room to fit) and we had the best sleep of the whole two weeks in NM. The quiet was exceptional. Kathy owns Pie-O-Neer in Pietown and she had made a cherry blueberry pie for her German friends who were staying at the inn. She kindly gave us slices...wonderful! But that was an exception, Silver Creek doesn't cater. We just might visit again next year...pie or no pie.
The rebuild of the inn is extremely well done. It was done with a lot of attention to detail in both the woodwork and the furniture selection. Ann, the manager, is a pleasure to talk to and keeps the place spotless. We were extremely pleased with our stay at Silver Creek Inn in Mogollon. A word of caution on food: We were there on Wed, Sept 31. I if you come during a weekday, there is no food in Mogollon. The day we were there (Wed), there was no food in Glenwood nor Alma after 3:00pm. We had to drive back to Reserve to have dinner. Either bring you own food for dinner to cook in the inn, or plan wisely.
We have been to Mogollon before and found the town a blast from the past. At that time Sue showed us the Inn and we were quite impressed and made a promise to come and do an over night. In 2013 the Silver Creek flooded and washed out about the last mile of road 159 leading to Mogollon. Not too bad, the road has been bladed and we were on our Harley's and had no problem. The Inn is real nice, clean and very comfortable. All rooms are upstairs and the patio room and blue room open up to the library. After rush hour, (2 trucks and a quad went by) just peace and quiet. No TV or cell service. For a relaxing getaway you can't do much better. Sue will take good care of you.
The place is clean. Really nice local color. The rooms are fantastic try to get the room that overlooks the courtyard. They let you cook your own food which is good because the restaurant and Mogollon is open for breakfast and lunch on the weekends
As the only guest that evening, I spent a wonderful night at the Silver Creek Inn. Susie was the perfect host telling me about this history of this charming old mining town. We hiked up the road and looked at houses and cabins of the few other inhabitants of this charming and remote place. Although the hotel is over 100 years old, everything has been updated. There is no wi-fi, television or cell phone coverage to destroy the peace and quiet. A visit to the Silver Creek Inn is a step back in time and a wonderful and restful escape from a busy world.
Great place to R & R, especially in the beautiful patio with the grape vines, plants and mini pond. Sue is the best Inn Keeper! She will share stories, directions, hiking locations, history of the Inn and much more! We had the place to ourselves over Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed her company. :) The continental breakfast was filling enough for us, good coffee, juice, fruit, toast or bagels with cream cheese and butter and jellies. On our last morning she made home made fruit and nut bread! It was delicious. The owner spent many hours of his great talent restoring the Inn. The Black Walnut wood & glass enclosed stair case is just beautiful. I'm sure you will notice many other ways he has touched the Inn.