The Gatehouse at Bearpaw Ranch is perfect for a small family or couple. It is a handmade log cabin with high ceilings and lots of light! There is a cute sleeping loft with a trundle bed and it has a fenced yard It is a short walk down to one of our 4 ponds, with the Gila River just beyond that.
Ideal for hiking, hunting and fishing, Bearpaw Ranch is also close to Bill Evans fishing lake and a short drive up to the Gila wilderness. Our property lies on the Gila River and so you will have complete access. If you want to raft or tube, you can put in here and we'll pick you up down at the bridge.
We have a large barn and fenced field if you are bringing your horses. Ideal for hunting in the fall and winter. The wilderness begins a few miles up the road. Perfect for hiking and climbing, and bird-watching. There is a wild-bird preserve just a few miles south of us. Of course the bosque here on the property affords great access to spotting numerous bird species.
Silver City is 30 miles to the south and has many art galleries and restaurants. Bearpaw Ranch is a great place to stay during the Blues Festival, the World Class bicycle races, or the Wild West Rodeo. The hotels in Silver City fill up, but you can take the short drive out to the Gila and rest in the quiet and peace, refueling for another fun time enjoying Silver City's great events.
In the mountains north of Silver City you can visit the old western town of Pinos Altos, and continue up to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. A visit to the copper mines is also a must, with a stop at Lake Roberts on the way!
To the northwest of us is historic Mogollon with its art gallery, antique shop, and museum. Near Mogollon is the little village of Glenwood, with the state fish hatchery and the famous Catwalk. The Catwalk is a favorite hiking spot with a lovely picnic area.
The night sky offers a magnificent and unequaled view of millions of stars, planets and the Milky Way in all of it's glory. New Mexico values our dark night skies and a quick google map search will reveal that Gila is by far one of the darkest places in our country. If you have never known (or knew but its been a long time) what it is to be able to stroll in the starlight, you really must come visit.
There is plenty to do in the area, but many folks find that they are content to walk around the property, visit our horses, watch our ducks swim around in the pond, or just sit and listen to the quiet. This is a perfect retreat if you just want to get away...far away from the rat race. This is real out-west country living.
Keywords: Cabin, horseback, astronomy, stars, Gila, wilderness, birdwatching
Hi there! I am Rose and I have lived here for 34 years. This is a small ranch and we have horses, mules, and a few head of Longhorn cattle. We raise heritage breeds poultry including chickens, ducks, turkeys, and peafowl. We have a large garden and fields in which we grow vegetables and feed for the animals. We believe in healthy eating and grow all of our produce using organic methods. Our livestock all live cage-free and free-range. No coops or corrals for our critters! We gladly share farm fresh eggs with our guests, and you might find that they are the best eggs you ever ate!
As an antique nut, I have collected too many articles to fit in my old house. Bottles, mining tools, old dishes, stoves, tools, tins, crocks....etc So, I had a building built to look like an old west store and you are welcome to go in and look at my collection. I call it the 'old store'...but it is really just a place to house my dust collectors. It's fun!
I have raised my children in this small community, but now they are all grown, and I have room to share! The Cliff/Gila community is an eclectic mix of folks who love the Gila. There is one little gas station, a library, a Senior Citizen Center, a small farmers market/co-op, a school, and a few churches. The Community Center has tennis courts and a basketball court along with swings for the children. This is a wonderful community to live in, and I am happy to share it with my guests.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1982
I have lived on this property for 34 years. I'm a New Mexico native and grew up in Albuquerque. I moved here because I fell in love with the Gila River Valley. The Gatehouse cabin was not here when we purchased the property. It came later as a 'mother-in-law' house. She didn't take well to how isolated we were and did not stay, so I decided to rent it as a vacation rental just about 9 years ago. We had built a similar cabin down on the Big Pond and added it to the ranch rentals just 5 years ago.
Six years ago I purchased the property next door and that is how I acquired the Lanehouse and the Stewart House.
I have been so happy to be able to share this wonderful place with so many travelers. I have met great folks from all over the US, Canada and even some from Europe.
Our property straddles the Gila River with complete access to the river. We also have 4 small ponds and our guests are free to wander about the property and enjoy the river and ponds along with the bosque they create in a very private setting. Many dog-owners love staying here because it is a time when their city dogs can really feel what it is to be free and unleashed!
We are on the edge of the Turkey Creek entry into the Gila Wilderness and many hikers love staying here because of the access to many great hiking and birding spots. We are also right between Glenwood and Silver City. A handy central location if you are hiking AND enjoying the museums, galleries and eateries of Silver City.
I think the one important thing that my guests have told me they love the most is the peace and quiet. We live and work here and sometimes we are cultivating, cutting wood, making repairs, and in general just working...doing all the things that are demanded on a small farm and ranch. But, people still feel a sense of peace. We go about our business and our guests must just feel like they are part of the ranch. It is an easy feeling here that is unique and most everyone comments on it. There are no outside lights so at night it is really dark and you can see the moon and the stars in all their glory.
There is abundant wildlife. You are likely to see fox, raccoons, javalina, coyotes, rabbits and lizards, and many species of birds. All of this wildlife and quiet, yet we are just 2 or 3 minutes off of the road. You can't see or hear the road from the cabin, but it is easy to get into and out of our little ranch and the paved highway leads right to the little village of Gila just 3 miles down the road.
It is a slower pace. It is less rules, more freedom. It is the desert southwest in the Land of Enchantment. I find that it is hard to explain. But, when you come...you will feel it.
This place is amazing. Rose was wonderful and catered to us with all her heart. My children loved the farm and wanted to live there. The turkeys were out of this world. This is a great place for kids to play, learn and chase a variety of animals. She has a several cabins to rent. We stayed at the Lane house. Why stay in Silver City when you can stay here? Thanks Rose for making our weekend and the eggs were great.
This past summer, my wife (Jean) and I spent two very enjoyable months in Rose's other facility (the Lane House). It was one of the best times in our life. Shortly after arriving, we were very happy to celebrate our 57th wedding anniversery and Jean's birthday in a very peaceful and serene area. Rose was a very gracious host who we will always remember. Upon our return to Arizona, I realized that I was certainly going to miss the Saturday evening drums, the great walks we had around the ranch and the great people we met, not only on the ranch but also in the quaint little village of Gila. We still miss the Wednesday afternoon bingo at the Senior Center. Both Jean and I certainly recommnend the Bearpaw ranch to anyone seeking a peaceful and quiet time of renewal.
We had a terrific time at Rose's cabin! She is a terrific hostess and even brought us eggs one morning that came fresh from her own chickens. The cabin had all the amenities of home, yet maintained a rustic charm all its own. At night, it is so quiet that you can hear the coyotes and the nearby Gila River. It is very near the border of the Gila National Wilderness. If you want to experience real New Mexico, come here.
Nice simple cabin on a great property. The Gila area has wonderful trails and hotsprings. It nice just walking around the property down to the Gila river. Great place
The Gila cabin is cute, clean, comfortable, and perfectly positioned in the amazing Gila Wilderness. The stay is a perfect vacation from the fast pace of the world and a trip back to where things seem right. The special horse and buggy ride was our favorite!!!!! We were able to relax and enjoy the area attractions.
Grace and Zac
The cabin was just the perfect romantic get away. We loved the quiet surroundings and the quaint decor. The kitchen was well appointed, we even barbequed. The Gila river is a stone throw away and we had some magnificent sunsets on its banks. We'll be back! Thanks Rose for your hospitality!
We are located just a few miles from the Gila Wilderness. Our property straddles the Gila River and the bosque is delightful for bird-watching. You will enjoy walking about the property and watching the wildlife on and around our 4 ponds. You will have complete access to the river and you can enjoy the hiking, rafting and bird-watching that the river and its habitat provide. In addition, ours is a premier location for star-gazing. New Mexico is the only state in the union with night light legislation and Gila is one of the darkest places in the country. The property has a large flat hill that is a premium spot for night sky observation and we have hosted several amateur astronomers over the years. Bearpaw Ranch also has barns and fenced fields for horses and is an excellent place to stay with your horses. We also (subject to availability) offer horseback riding and mule-driven buggy rides.
Bearpaw Ranch is perfectly situated for exploring the area. A short drive up Turkey Creek Road and you are in unspoiled wilderness. 30 miles north is Glenwood and Mogollon, both great destinations for exploring small town and ghost towns of the desert southwest. 30 miles south and east is the popular Silver City with her museums, galleries, and excellent eateries. Beyond Silver City is the Gila Cliff Dwellings (a MUST SEE), along with the old mining town Pinos Altos and Lake Roberts. Most of the nearby day trips are an easy 30 minutes from Bearpaw Ranch. Then you come home to your cabin to peace and quiet where you can stroll around the property and unwind. Or just sit on the porch and listen to the country sounds.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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|Pet Fee||$5 + Tax|
Deposits are due at the time of making the reservation. It is 50% with 50% due at arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.