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

A Southwest New Mexico Winter!

MIDWINTER ENCHANTMENT IN THE BEAR CREEK NATURE PRESERVE AT CASITAS DE GILA GUESTHOUSES IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO: A NATURE LOVER’S PARADISE WITH FOUR GENTLE SEASONS The High Chihuahuan Desert of Southwest New Mexico is a landscape of exceptional beauty, diversity, and distinct seasonal climatic change due to a rugged topography ranging from […]

The Great Snow of January 2015

AN EXCEPTIONAL SNOWFALL THAT TRANSFORMED CASITAS DE GILA GUESTHOUSES INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND WINTER CLIMATE IN THE SOUTHWEST: CONTROLLING FACTORS, AVERAGES, AND EXCEPTIONS The average Winter snowfall received at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses and Southwest New Mexico is a function of several factors, including: the large scale alternating weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean known […]

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 […]


The New Year dawns bright, but cold – very cold – reaching a low of 9°F overnight, with about 3 inches of snow still blanketing the ground from the big storm of Thursday, December 30. It’s a white New Year’s Day for sure, with the one-seed Junipers and piñons weighed down heavily with snow and […]