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

Fall in the Gila Country — Light and Leaves

October and November are spectacular months in the Gila Country of Southwestern New Mexico. With the ending of the monsoon rains, the days are noticeably shorter and the skies have taken on a deeper shade of cobalt blue as the noonday sun tracks ever lower in the southern sky. The nighttime sky is changing too: […]

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 […]

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, […]