Nestled under a giant walnut tree, this enchanting cabin has a 'studio' floor plan with many comforts of home. The morning light passes through stained glass and crystal prisms, casting rainbows throughout the room. The space is filled with art and natural beauty.
Large windows frame a stunning and unobstructed view of the Mogollon Mountains in the Gila National Forest (southwest N.M.). This historic building was previously 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.
This private haven has a high mountain backdrop; fruit, nut an...d shade trees; flowering garden beds, a waterfall, koi ponds, sweet water, clean air and a dark starry night sky.
We provide the following amenities:
Comfortable beds, 100% cotton linens, towels and wash cloths
Feather and non-allergenic pillows
Down comforters, electric blankets, handmade soap, bath supplies, hair dryer, clock
Sink and Commode
Shared Full Bathroom with a shower.
Seasonal outdoor shower
Seasonal wood stove, electric heater and seasonal AC
An eclectic library,
Free long distance calls (cell phone service is spotty)
Access to a covered porch with a refrigerator,comfortable seating, tables and a gas grill.
Private Hot Tub
For guests who would like to cook their meals, we provide everything you will need (cutting boards, utensils, a toaster, pots and pans, etc.) Except food.
Also available are prepared meals (upon prior arrangements and at additional cost).
For the traveling equestrian:
Overnight boarding is available with hay if needed.
A 60' round pen with an attached manger, water trough and feeder.
Self contained Motor Homes, Campers and 5th Wheels are welcome.
As a courtesy, an extension cord and garden hose is available.
A septic dumping facility is close by.
Hiking trails are out the front gate and down the road a bit.
Artist, educator, and gardener Beth Augusta Behr Menczer has transformed her 2 acres of land into an oasis that encompasses Behr Art Gallery and Gifts, The Guest House, Behr's Lair - Special Events site, her home, studio and animal family: dogs, cats, a goose, ducks, chickens, parrots and horses.
The gallery is a medley of visual delights, beginning with a fanciful 'found object' sculpture garden along the brick lined path to this hidden gem.
The walls are adorned with a unique collection of art, crafts and gifts from near and far. It is housed in a rock building that once served as a water cistern. It has been transformed into an exquisite gallery featuring three generations of the Behr family artwork and represents several regional artists as well.
Glenwood is known for the Catwalk National Recreation Area; the first Wilderness Area established in the U.S. and the Gila National Forest. 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.
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 discover 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. Some of the original 18" pipes support sections of the present Catwalk.
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.Read more
The Guest House Glenwood, New Mexico
Additional Location Information
The Guest House is located on a tree lined, dead end road. Whitewater Creek is just 300 yards from the cabin. There is plenty of parking for large vehicles such as: RV's and horse trailers. Restaurants, a convenience store.and gas station are within a half mile. The Catwalk Recreation Trail and Picnic area is 4 miles up the road.
More About This Location
Away from it all, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: April 16, 2014◀▶
Left on 01/06/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | T.S.
I found my way to Beth's guest house through the fortuitous recommendation of a friend. From my first delight at seeing this habitable work of art to my leaving Beth's warm and fragrant kitchen satisfied by a fresh-baked apple pecan scone and an espresso, this welcoming sanctuary was a constant joy. Daylight reveals textures, colors and shapes that could only come from a master artist; nighttime replaces that with the incomparable New Mexican sky, the undimmed stars blazing through the picture widow immediately above the pillows on the well-blanketed bed. Beth herself is as much of a gem as her creation, welcoming you into her home and treating you like a well-regarded neighbor while at the same time sharing her knowledge of the area. I can't wait to go back.
Left on 12/31/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | coast to coast
This comfortable, cozy "bunkhouse" was one of the most delightful experiences of my trip. From the moment I drove into the property it felt like a special place. The grounds are so lovely with large trees, and a beautiful hyacinth arbor as a welcoming entrance to the main house. As I explored the grounds I discovered the koi ponds with quite large fish among the water plants, a magical labyrinth, the "geriatric" hens ranging and pecking at insects and grasses, and a multitude of flower and plant varieties as embellishment.
I slept well on a quality mattress under a warm comforter and even though it was Fall stayed warm without putting a fire in the small wood stove.
And then there is Beth, the owner, who is so interesting and talented. She will give you a tour of the gallery if you ask which is a tiny space filled with fun and beautiful artwork by herself and several members of her family and other local artists. Beth is always working on a project which adds beauty and heart to her space. After meeting her it becomes obvious, almost immediately why this place feels so special.
There are some beautiful sights to see in the area, some nice hikes, and it's a great stopping place on my trips cross country.
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