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Southwestern Guesthouses on 265 Acres
near Silver City, New Mexico
overlooking Bear Creek and the Gila Wilderness

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Directions to Casitas de Gila …


Be careful using MapQuest or Google Maps! They do not always locate us accurately!


N 32°58.189'      W 108°31.666'


Check-in is between 3-6 PM NEW MEXICO TIME! Please phone BEFORE 6 PM if you will be delayed. Note: During Daylight Savings Time, New Mexico time is ONE HOUR LATER than Arizona time!


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From Silver City (allow 45 minutes) and South of Gila:

  • From Silver City (last chance for supermarket/beer/wine) take Route 180 WEST (towardsCliff/Glenwood), (note: Rt. 180 makes a sharp right at the True Value Hardware); continue 25 miles, then ** turn right onto Route 211.

    NOTE: If you encounter a "Detour" or "Road Closed 3-1/2 miles Ahead" sign here, continue on Rt. 180 for another 5 miles to Cliff (N 32°57.804'  W 108°36.801'). Turn right onto Rt. 211 and follow the directions from Albuquerque below. Do NOT attempt to cross Bear Creek if there is water running across the road!

    In about 4 miles you will reach the village of Gila. Continue straight, past the Valley Market (sadly, now closed), onto Route 153 (N32°58.873'; W108°34.652'). Go about 200 yards and turn right onto Hooker Loop, a gravel road (road sign may be missing; look for turquoise Casitas sign on fence post).
  • Follow Hooker Loop about 4 miles; turn right at Double E Ranch Road (N32°58.455'; W108°31.987'). After a half mile, turn right at Casita Flats (N32°58.189'; W108°31.666'). Continue a half-mile more and you will reach Casitas de Gila. (Please drive carefully and slowly as the road is only one lane wide and there can be two-way traffic.) Please come to the office to check in.
  • NOTE: Si Señor in Deming is a great restaurant and our recommendation for lunch or dinner if you're passing thru Deming (closes Sunday at 3 PM).


From Albuquerque (allow 5 hours) and North of Gila:

  • Exit I-25 at Socorro (last chance for supermarket/beer/wine). Follow Route 60 to Datil, then turn left onto Route 12. Follow Route 12 to Route 180 after Reserve (NOTE: Rt. 12 makes a sharp right turn in Reserve; if you miss it you will drive endlessly into the forest before you realize your mistake.)
  • Turn left onto Route 180 and continue until you reach Route 211 in Cliff (N32°57.804'; W108°36.801') (eat in Reserve or Glenwood; there's beer/wine on Rt. 180 in Buckhorn). Turn left onto Rt. 211. Follow Rt. 211 about 2 miles until you reach the village of Gila, then bear left onto Route 153 (N3°58.873'; W108°34.652').
  • Go about 200 yards and turn right onto Hooker Loop, a gravel road (road sign may be missing; look for turquoise Casitas sign on fence post).
  • Follow Hooker Loop about 4 miles; turn right at Double E Ranch Road (N32°58.455'; W108°31.987'). After a half mile, turn right at Casita Flats (N32°58.189'; W108°31.666'). Continue a half-mile more and you will reach Casitas de Gila. (Please drive carefully and slowly as the road is only one lane wide and there can be two-way traffic.) Please come to the office to check in.

Alternate LONGER Route (5-1/2 hours): I-25 south to Rt. 152 to Rt. 180 to Silver City (last chance for restaurant/beer/wine). NOTE that Rt. 152 is mountainous and winding, prone to snow in the winter, and not plowed at night or on weekends.


From Tucson (allow 3-3/4 hours) or Phoenix (allow 5 hours)

Take I-10 east to Exit 20B for Lordsburg, NM. Go straight off exit ramp for about 2 miles, then take Rt. 70 north to Rt. 90 north to Silver City.

If you need groceries, turn right onto Rt. 180 and stay on Rt. 180 for less than 2 miles until you see the Albertson's grocery on the right (next to Arby's). When you're done, turn LEFT out of their parking lot and follow the Silver City directions.

If you do NOT need groceries, you can turn left onto Rt. 180 for 22 miles, and follow Silver City direction above from **.


DRIVING TIMES

Albuquerque — 5 hours
El Paso Airport — 3-1/2 hours
Carlsbad — 5-1/2 hours
Las Cruces — 2-1/2 hours
Phoenix — 5 hours
Santa Fe — 6 hours
Silver City — 45 minutes
Socorro — 3-3/4 hours
Tucson — 3-3/4 hours


PROVISIONING

There is a gas station on Rt. 180 in Cliff; open daily till 6:30 PM.

There is an Albertson’s Supermarket on Rt. 180 in Silver City; open daily till 11 PM (Turn LEFT out of their parking lot to continue to Gila).

There's a food co-op in the Historic Downtown in Silver City, on Bullard Street; open Mon-Sat till 7 PM. Open Sundays, too.

We have available restaurant-quality chicken breasts (frozen, 8 oz. ea, boneless/skinless, $3 each), chicken thighs (boneless/skinless, 22 oz. package $5), and wrangler steaks (frozen, 6 oz. ea, $5 each). Call ahead and we can defrost them for your arrival. Each Casita has a full kitchen and bbq grill with charcoal and starter.


RESTAURANTS

At the present time there is no restaurant open for dinner in the Gila/Cliff area. You can eat in Deming (Sí Senor is great), Silver City, Glenwood, or Reserve, depending on which town you pass through.

Thanks to Michael's son-in-law Brian Miller for most of the photos on this page!


Becky & Michael O'Connor, Owners
CASITAS DE GILA GUESTHOUSES & ART GALLERY
50 Casita Flats Rd • PO Box 325 • Gila, New Mexico 88038
575-535-4455  •  fax 575-535-4456

UPDATED NOV. 2016     COPYRIGHT ©2016 CASITAS DE GILA, INC.

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