The SpaceThe Bungalow's spacious studio floor plan is complete with a queen sized bed, reading lights (with USB ports), a closet, sink, commode, ceiling fan, laptop friendly table, chairs, an eclectic library (including many regional books), complimentary bath products and lots of hooks and hangers. A coffee maker (coffee, sugar, half & half provided) is in the cabin. (Continental Breakfast is available). This is the perfect getaway.
This enchanting and historic cabin was known as the bunkhouse. Legend has it that " Billy the Kid" slept here. After all, his step dad William Antrim owned the house next door.
Billy's Bungalow has been completely renovated, outfitted and upgraded over the last several years. It is a medley of visual delights nestled under a giant walnut tree. Large windows frame a stunning and unobstructed view of the Gila National Forest's Mogollon Mountains in southwest New Mexico.
During the warm months (May - mid October) there is an outdoor shower. The cabin's location is behind my home, which allows for easy access to the full bathroom (available mid October - April).
Outdoor Shower (May - Mid October)
Full Bathroom in the Main House (Mid October - April)
Coffee maker with coffee, sugar, half & half
Complimentary bath supplies.
100% cotton linens, towels and wash cloths
Down comforters, electric blankets, feather and non-allergenic pillows.
Seasonal: Electric Heater/Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen ( hot plate, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and anything else you might need to prepare delicious meals). l wash your dishes!
Ceiling fan in the cabin
Board games and cards
Picnic table and chairs
In consideration of those with allergies, my cats and dog never go into the cabin.
- Continental Breakfast (fresh eggs, bagels, jam, butter, juice, fruit) is available ($5/person) Guest AccessGuests have access to the many places to sit and enjoy the oasis. Swing on the bench beside the Koi ponds and admire the lilies and lotus blossoms while listening to the waterfall. Enjoy the shade of the porch, the flower and vegetable gardens, walk the Autumnal Labyrinth or take a snooze in the hammock under the apple trees.
Explore the galleries, beginning with the sculpture courtyard. The brick lined path to a rock building that was once a water cistern, has been transformed into an exquisite gallery. Behr Art Galleries features three generations of the Behr family artwork, and represents many regional artists . The walls are adorned with a unique collection of art, crafts and gifts from near and far.
Workshops and Art Retreats are available in clay, copper embossing, mosaic and gourd art.
Hiking trails are out the front gate and down the road a bit. Interaction with GuestsI am respectful of my guests' privacy and have created a place for renewal and relaxation. I will greet you upon your arrival and give a tour of the kitchen, Peacock Parlor and Galleries. I am readily available and close by for anything you may need.
Having lived here most of my life, I know the hiking trails, fauna and flora of the area and love to share maps, stories and information. The NeighborhoodThe San Francisco River runs through our valley from the north; Whitewater and Mineral Creeks cascade from the east; the spectacular Mogollon Mountain Range outlines the sky. We are surrounded by the Gila National Forest and the first Wilderness area to be established in the United States.
The stunning and diverse landscape of the surrounding area covers four of the six life zones. This is a bird watchers paradise; from bald and golden eagles to resident great blue herons and black hawks, migrating cranes and ducks to six different species of hummingbirds.
Our piece of heaven has been granted the distinction of some of the "Darkest Sky" in the nation for stargazing.
This area is rich in history from the pre-historic Mimbreno Culture; famous Apache Chiefs: Mangas Colorado, Victorio, and Geronimo; Mining camps, ghost towns; the "Wild Bunch" and Butch Cassidy; the first motorized "Air Ship" to fly in New Mexico and conservationist Aldo Leopold.
Glenwood is known for the Catwalk Recreation Area, which is 4 miles up the canyon from "Billy's Bungalow".
About the Catwalk
Whitewater Canyon, site of the famous Catwalk, was a central point in the mining history of this area. The town called both Graham and Whitewater grew up around a mill built by John T. Graham in 1893. All that remains to mark the spot is part of the mill walls still clinging to the west side of the canyon near the entrance to The Catwalk. The mines above the canyon were worked from their discovery in 1889 until 1942 (Billy the Kid's stepfather, William Antrim, was a blacksmith at Graham).
The Helen Mining Company was first to develop 13 claims about 4 miles upstream from the mill which could not be built closer to the mines because of the rough, narrow canyon. A 3 mile long, 4" metal pipeline provided a continuous water supply to the town and its electric generator. Although a larger 18" pipeline was built in 1897 to run a big, new generator, the present day Catwalk follows the route of the original line.
Pipe used in the water line was delivered to the site on wagons drawn by teams of up to 40 horses. Ore was pulled down the mountain to an ore chute on the ridge just above the mill by smaller teams.
Brace holes were drilled into the solid rock walls, sometimes 20 feet above the canyon floor, to hold the timbers and iron bars that supported the smaller water line along its meandering course.
The massive rock walls of Whitewater Canyon saw few visitors until the Civilian Conservation Corps. was assigned the task of rebuilding The Catwalk as a recreation attraction for the Gila National Forest. Getting AroundGlenwood is 65 miles north of Silver City and 38 miles south of Reserve. It is equal distance (235 miles) from Tucson, El Paso and Albuquerque; (245 miles) from Phoenix.
There is no public transportation.
Rental cars are available in Silver City. There is a small airport (Grant County Airport) with daily flights from Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque, N.M. with Boutique Airlines. Other Things to NoteMy property is at the end of a tree lined road and 300 yards from Whitewater Creek.
This is an animal lovers paradise. The horses mow and fertilize the land, the ducks and chicken walk around during the day and sleep in their coop at night. The cats will roll onto their back for a scratch and Zsa Zsa the dog is always ready to demonstrate her tree climbing skills. The front gate is kept closed for privacy as well as to keep Zsa Zsa from jumping on your car and Koneha, my sweet 26 year old mare, from wandering off.
Located in Glenwood, New Mexico, there are hot springs, labyrinths, galleries and ghost towns. This is the perfect place for relaxing, sightseeing, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding and gazing at the starry starry night sky.
*There are restaurants in Glenwood, Alma and Mogollon that provide wonderful meals, some as close as 1/2 mile from the cabin.
* No restaurants are open for dinner on: Monday, Wednesday or Friday. The convenience store closes at 7 p.m.
*The Glenwood Tavern is open intermittently. When they are open they have a limited inventory of beer, wine and hard liquor. Best to BYOB.