Our room was beautifully appointed with art, comfortable, and quiet. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and one evening meal. Our hostess was gracious and knowledgable about the history of the property as well as the Silver City gallery scene. Bear Mountain Lodge is filled with sculpture, mosaic, pottery, and paintings... a peaceful rural escape from city life.
A wonderful place to stay: clean and comfy rooms, terrific location, beautiful setting. Our room was spacious, airy, and well-appointed, with a lovely view. Set on hundreds of beautiful acres, the grounds have a network of hiking trails that, while not extensive. connect to the national forest trails beyond. There's even an art installation: One Million Bones (look it up on the web), to which you can contribute, if you like, by hiking up to the installation with a backpack of "bones" to set out with the others. Or you can feed carrots (supplied) to the friendly horses, or admire the plentiful birds, which even include a few fairly rare species. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. And breakfast was great — absurdly ample, and different every day — although it would be nice if you could get it earlier than 8:00 am. The lodge is outside of town, so it's quiet, but it's an easy drive into Silver City. Still, at the end of a busy day, you don't always want to drive into town for dinner, so it's disappointing that dinners are so limited— your choice of three items, which don't change — and have to be arranged ahead of time. If the dining room had a full menu and regular, more reasonable hours, this place would be perfect.…
This is a clean facility with good service and a good breakfast (included). It's a country setting and relatively quiet, though dogs and children are allowed. But if you're looking for luxury accommodations, keep looking. The rooms are spartan: nothing fancy. The main building, housing six of the rooms, is 100 years old, with the predictable creaks and groans. A rustic experience has it's charm, but be aware of what you're getting. It has sort of a rural B&B feel. Some rooms have swamp coolers, others have only a fan. Note also that they serve a great deal of meat, even for breakfast; be sure to let them know of dietary requirements in advance. It's only a few minutes from town; my suggestion is to drive in for dinner rather than eat on site.
Wanted to get away from the usual chain hotels in town and selected this unique property. The setting is so tranquil and peaceful. Saw many deer and enjoyed walking around their grounds. The dinner was very delicious and filling (requires a reservation the day before) and breakfast was 100x better than anything free from those corporate chains. Can't wait to return!
What a gem! From the quiet of being away from city to the 5 star breakfast, we thouroughly enjoyed 4 nights here and can't wait for our return visit. The art is delightful, even the surprises now and again on the trails.