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

Fall Color in Southwest New Mexico

FALL ENCHANTMENT IN THE GILA RIVER COUNTRY OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO Color, Light and Shadow Amongst the Floodplain Cottonwoods and Sycamores Each year between the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks in November, visitors to Casitas de Gila Guesthouses are treated to the annual visual feast of color, light, and shadow […]

A Magnificent Southwest Landscape

TURTLE ROCK: CENTERPIECE OF A MAGNIFICENT LANDSCAPE IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO Sacred Site of the Mogollon People, Craggy Stronghold for the Apache, Landmark for the Pioneers, Gateway to Bear Creek, and Nature’s Monument to Beauty TURTLE ROCK: NATURE’S GIFT DOWN THROUGH THE AGES We do not know what the Mogollon People called the towering mass […]


  A FALL AFTERNOON’S HIKE ACROSS THE UP AND DOWN COUNTRY OF LOWER LITTLE DRY CREEK IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO Gentle on the Body … Exhilarating for the Soul SEARCHING FOR OCTOBER GOLD IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO Setting out from Casitas de Gila Guesthouses for a late October day’s touring and hiking in Southwest New […]


 2000 YEARS OF HARVEST TIME ALONG BEAR CREEK HARVEST TIME AT THE CASITA GARDENS It’s late August and the rains of the 2013 Southwest Monsoon season have shown no sign of weakening. As of this morning, Casitas de Gila Guesthouses has had 8.54 inches of rain since the monsoons began on July 1. Despite the […]

Fall Color in Southwest New Mexico

 IN OCTOBER BEAR CREEK BECOMES A RIVER OF GOLD Late October and early November are a gorgeous time here at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses in Southwest New Mexico. With cool nights reaching down to near-frosty levels and daytime temperatures bouncing up into the high 70s or low 80s, the leaves on the cottonwoods, sycamores, willows, […]