This heavenly hideaway is surrounded in a wonderland of flowering gardens, fruit trees and ponds. Nestled under a giant walnut tree, the comfortable cabin has a stunning view of the mountains in the Gila National Forest. Come for a soak in the hot tub and gaze at the stars.
This romantic getaway is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Legend has it that Billy the Kid slept here. This enchanting and historic cabin was the "bunkhouse" and Billy's step dad (William Antrim), owned the house next door. The spacious studio floor plan is complete with a table, chairs, sink, commode, closet, reading lights, lots of hooks and hangers. It accommodates one or two people comfortably in a Queen sized bed.. "Billy's Bungalow" is a medley of visual delights. From the large windows you can marvel at the spectacle of the hummingbirds swarming and swooping over the feeders from March through September.
Coffee maker (coffee, half & half, sugar provided)
Outdoor Shower (May - Mid October)
Full Bathroom in the Main House (mid October - April)
Complimentary bath supplies.
100% cotton linens, towels and wash cloths
Down comforters, electric blankets, feather and non-allergenic pillows.
Seasonal: Electric Heater/Air Conditioning
Ceiling fans in the cabin and on the porch
Board games and cards
Full Kitchen ( hot plate, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, and anything else you might need to prepare delicious meals). l wash your dishes!
Picnic table and chairs
In consideration of those with allergies, my cats and dog never go into the cabin.
Continental Breakfast is available ($5/person)
The Pond House is now available. It is waterproof, has fabric walls, is covered in vines and surrounded by nature. It has an antique chamber pot (composting toilet), reading lights with USB ports and a waterfall.
Guests have access to the many places to sit and enjoy this 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 and while finches and siskins hang from the thistle socks. The flower gardens are covered in butterflies and moths until the first frost.
.Interaction with Guests: I am respectful of my guests' privacy and have created a place for renewal and relaxation.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. I am readily available, spending most of my time at home working on art projects, feeding animals, tending the gardens, or in my studio.
Hiking trails are out the front gate and down the road a bit.
The Neighborhood:The 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.
Getting Around - There is no public transportation. Rental cars are available in Silver City which is 65 miles south. There is a small airport (Grant County Airport) with daily flights from Phoenix, AZ (Great Lakes Airline) and Boutique Airlines with daily flights from Albuquerque, NM. Glenwood is equal distances (approx. 240 miles) from: Tucson, Phoenix, El Paso and Albuquerque.
Other Things to Note - There are hot springs, labyrinths, galleries, ghost towns and event sites. 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* that provide wonderful meals, some as close as 1/2 mile from the cabin.*Wednesday, Friday and Sundays there are no restaurants open for dinner. The 2 convenience stores close at 7 p.m.
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.
The Guest House is located in Glenwood, New Mexico. It is one hour north of Silver City and 45 minutes south of Reserve. It is located off of a tree lined, dead end road. Whitewater Creek is just 300 yards from the cabin. There is plenty of parking for RV's and horse trailers. Restaurants, a convenience store, gas station, Senior Center, Library, Post Office and hiking trails are within a half mile. The Catwalk Recreation Trail and Picnic area is 4 miles up the road. Glenwood and the surrounding area is the perfect place for hiking, biking, fishing (the fish hatchery is very close to the cabin) and birding; there are hot springs to soak in, labyrinths to walk, and the Gila National Forest to enjoy.