We needed a place to stay and found it on a heavily booked weekend - by recommendation from a fully booked motel nearby. The Breathe Inn is a good value considering its location so far away from most everything. The Gila Wilderness covers a vast region and if you are visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings, you might choose to stay in Silver City. We chose the Breathe Inn, on the winding road to the monument, an hour north in the wilderness and away from most creature comforts like cell phone coverage.
The Breathe Inn is close (about 45 minutes) to the national monument and their attitude is what won me over. They accepted our well-mannered dogs, and have a good restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When I am staying somewhere, I want to see some smiles, wished a safe journey, and invited back. They delivered. Also the hummingbirds were fantastic!
Having bought the property a year ago, the owner explained they are working hard to bring it up. I think they'll succeed if they apply some remodeling to the rooms. Rather than rustica cabins, it's more late 70's paneling. We were comfortable in the bed and the price was cheap. It's not the Ritz but the when the rain poured for several hours, it was dry and warm, with nice company at the restaurant.
So, we got to experience the quiet of the wilderness, watch the wildlife, and pop down to the restaurant for a decent meal. Not bad at all for a simple traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near Roberts Lake and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument ... more less