En la mitad de la nada…..Casitas de Gila

Loving my times in New Mexico, this blog caught my interest. What a lovely little get-a-way they described. This is a very short blog on pure relaxation as well as learning things about their exact vicinity. Very nicely written and I enjoyed “the break”.


Larry is a keen astronomer so he was looking forward to our trip to New Mexico where the dry desert air promised excellent conditions for stargazing. He came across a place to stay in the southwest of the state that advertised dark skies as well as spectacular views and incredible quiet. It couldn’t have been a more accurate description.

View of Bear Creek and Pinos Altos Mountains from the casitas In the middle of nowhere

We drove 30 miles northwest from Silver City on a secondary road to reach the tiny village of Gila. Already feeling like we were in the middle of nowhere we then had a further 4 miles to go on a dirt road. As we entered the entrance to the Casitas de Gila there was a sign “Entering Stress Free Zone”, another very accurate description!

Watching and identifying birds from the porch of our casita Our casita

Inside our casita Inside our casita

Becky, our hostess, showed us to our adobe casita, one of five positioned on a terrace overlooking Bear Creek…

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