This heavenly hideaway is surrounded in a wonderland of flowering gardens, fruit trees and ponds. Nestled under a giant walnut tree, this 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, either in a double or a twin. Upon request I happily make the beds into a king sized bed. Decorated with an eclectic mix of art, antiques, a Persian carpet and hand hewn wooden trim, the morning light fills the space with rainbows as it passes through stained glass and crystal prisms.
"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.
Stepping out of the cabin, down mosaic stairs, the hot tub is ready for your use year round. It is screened for privacy by a bamboo fence and you enjoy the same spectacular mountain view as the cabin. During the summer there is an outdoor shower and the cabin's location behind my home allows for easy access to the full bathroom.
A complete kitchen is located on the covered porch (next to the cabin) with a gas grill, microwave, refrigerator and anything else you might need to prepare delicious meals and snacks. I grow organic vegetables, fruit, berries and herbs to share with my guests - and I wash your dishes!
Coffee maker with freshly ground coffee, half & half and sugar.
Snacks (granola and fruit bars)
Private Hot Tub
Outdoor Shower (May - Mid October)
Full Bathroom in the Main House
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
Picnic table and chairs
In consideration of those with allergies, my cats never go into the cabin.
Guests have access to my entire property (2 1/2 acres), which is also available for weddings and private parties. There are 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, bees and moths until the first frost.
An animal lover's paradise, my animal family includes 4 horses (Petra, Koneha, Okashi, Buiser), 6 chickens, 2 ducks (Donald & Daffy), 2 parrots (Tuki & Fitz), 2 cats (Ming & Moxie), 1 tree climbing dog (Zsa Zsa), and 3 ponds filled with Giant Koi. My property is totally organic. The horses mow and fertilize the land. The chickens and ducks roam during the day and sleep in their coop at night.
You are invited to walk the Autumnal Equinox Labyrinth, explore the fanciful sculpture garden, or follow the brick lined path to a rock building that once served as a water cistern and has been transformed into an exquisite gallery. Behr Art Galleries and workshop featuring three generations of Behr family artwork, and represents several regional artists . The walls are adorned with a unique collection of art, crafts and gifts from near and far. And I give classes in clay, copper embossing and mosaic.
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 creating ceramics and mosaics.
Hiking trails are out the front gate and down the road a bit.
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.
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.TripAdvisor property ID 3294249...Read more
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.
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: ABQ, TUC, ELP, PHX, 249.98 miles Car is essential
Left on 01/06/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | T.S.Reviewed Jan 6, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
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 coastReviewed Dec 31, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
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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