Inn of the Mountain Gods
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... with one overnite en route.
Average cost of accommo first week works out to $51 per night, aiming to broadly match San Antonio total outgoings so need to keep camping somewhat! Also need to defray capital invested in the camping gear. We have a possible longer term rental to view in Santa Fe which if works out might keep on thru the winter.....but many other places to investigate even if we ...
Made our way to higher elevation (8400ft, 2560m above sea level) near a winter ski resort in the hope of some cool air and a better night's sleep. It worked a treat and the fresh mountain air was a welcome relief! Bessie didn't love it as much as we did and the high elevation caused a blown coolant hose (the noise we heard wasn't birds chirping after all). Luckily we heard it straight away while we where stopped ...
... not just of this vacation but also of Ouma Lettie.
We went back home, and planned to eat dinner on the porch. But the town had a much needed thundershower, and the temperature fell to the high fifties. Poor Clayton had to grill in the rain, while the rest of us sat inside afraid of the cold. Luckily Quinn got to wear one of the nine cool weather outfits. Dinner was great, and we went to bed full and happy, just like Kevin and Lelani’s new puppy. Another hard day in ...
... and still left the races $216 richer...A great anniversary gift that we shared among both teams, as well as our partner in California.
When we got back to the cabin Clayton and Mariana made us a great dinner, massive shrimp wrapped in bacon, marinated chicken with Clayton's homemade BBQ sauce, garlic bread (for the deer) and avos. We had so much to eat that we never got to desert... another great day in paradise, and desert for ...
The day started out lazy as most days now do, we just sat outside drinking coffee, doing nothing...oh why do we have to work? Why did I marry for love and not for money? Why can't we live in the wilderness? So many questions, and so little time to answer them.
We made no breakfast and it was not long before we driven to town to find a light lunch. Johan only wanted a salad and the waitress suggested that I go for the "business man's lunch" of prime rib ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Inn of the Mountain Gods Mescalero
We loved it!
Stayed there on Spring break with the kids and rented a suite. All I can say is wow. Lake views, 2 balcony's. Staff was excellent and the gambling was great. Skiing was sunshine and it snowed the last day.
We had a blast. The Buffet was overpriced and food not that great, but you should be eating Rio Cafe anyway.
We stayed at the Inn of the Mountain Gods for three nights in November 2005.
Artwork is everywhere
Contrary to the post I just read, artwork was everywhere. The lobby and open areas had both paintings and statues in the areas the guests traveled from the parking area to the casino. The buffet was fully open and functional. Food was good both times we ate at the buffet. Servers were pleasant and helpful. Weekends were crowded and the buffet line was long and there was a wait. Week days the food was better and there was no line. The picutures I have already posted from the outside entrance was just an example of what was inside.
This is a beautiful facility. The rooms are large, immaculate, comfortable and nicely appointed with a spectacular view of the lake, golf course and mountains. Wonderful to sit out on the private balcony with a cup of coffee and take in the view. Dining choices are limited. Buffet is, well . . . . a buffet. Casino is large although slot machines earn their name of 'one arm bandits'. All in all, it was a very pleasant weekend.
I thought the whole place was just terrific!!! One of the nicest places I have ever stayed. Staff was friendly, very proud of their new facility. Food was excellent. Dance band was super.
Expecting as much excitement as the ads indicate, our visit to the Inn of the Mountain Gods left us wanting more of what we had expected--namely Indian artwork, many fun activities, excitement and a good time. Although we booked the last reservation for this period, the main thing we found was gobs of people of all ages.
We recently visited the new inn of the mountain gods ( we have stayed there before the reconstruction)---the new facilities are fabulous--huge guest rooms with beautiful furniture and state of the arts electronics. two restaurants--Gathering of Nations buffet style--food was excellent and was better than most Las vegas style buffets---upscale dining at Wendells was a great experience--well priced wines but expensive food--service outstanding--the golf course is first class and all public areas beautiful--as noted by other reviews the service is naive--however, evidence of intensive training abounds--this is not the service you get at a four star hotel in an urban area.--casino is very nice good table games--stingy slots--no alcohol allowed in casino--but soft drinks available.
Rude Staff, need Texas Hospitality training!
The place was nice, but staff lacked hospitality training and rude at times.
Staff needs training in the better things in life
Good location. Good sceenery. Food okay. Service - naive at best.
On one occasion, my wife wore a stylish hat in the dining room. They insisted she take it off because, no hats allowed was the rule. I thought that was quite humorous.
They have some pretty good fishing in the lake but no place to cook them. I think if they had an outside fish cleaning facility and a small place to cook the fish, it would help their business.