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The Black Range Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Kingston B&B and Inns
Silver City, New Mexico
2 reviews
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“"A relaxing, wonderful experience."”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The Black Range Lodge is a trip into the Past; a laid-back woodsy atmosphere with the modern conveniences you need, but none that you don't. (Leave your cellphone at home). Hot tubs, massage, pool table and a large library are available, and you are right at the edge of the vast Gila Wilderness for limitless hiking, horseback riding and fishing. The staff are infinitly helpful, friendly and the breakfast is superb. Owner Catherine Wanek is a delightful person and a source of information on all things sustainable: Solar, strawbale, adobe etc.

We will definitely be back for another stay.

Room Tip: # 3 has an outside balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

if you like history and wanting to get away from it all this is the place for you. This former gold mining town in the mountains past Hillsboro, New Mexico, once had a population of 7,000 people in its glory days.
The bank building is still standing as a are few other buildings. Plenty of places to to walk and hike and just let the rest of the world go by.
The owner is great.
You can prepare your own meal, or have meals in Hillsboro.

Room Tip: The lodge rooms are all different and you need to see several to make your selection. The lodge is...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Mexico
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Nestled in the Black Range mountains of the Gila National Forest, this cool, quirky lodge is a real find, but you might need your GPS to find it.
Although this lodge is a bed and breakfast, it accommodated our large bike group and prepared an evening dinner for us as well. If you're staying there on your own, the kitchen will be made available for you to cook your own evening meals; otherwise, you'll have to drive several miles to find a restaurant.
The lobby is a large cavernous room filled with comfy large furniture, historic photos, art and artifacts. The rooms upstairs surround a central common area, which is perfect for meeting and socializing. All rooms have private bathrooms and some have access to decks.
The acreage around the lodge is fit for exploring and discoveries will at first confuse and then delight, as there are some earth-made, free-form structures in the process of being hand-built.
The staff are locals from this tiny town of about 35, so the lodge seems to be the major employer. And everybody is always doing something interesting that they're willing to explain as you peak over their shoulders.
Although this trip was a group bike ride, we plan to go back and enjoy some of the beautiful hiking trails in this area.

Room Tip: They have two buildings: the lodge and a newer structure across the road by the river. We only were...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Just got back from the annual retreat with my trade association. The Black Range Lodge is just the place to step out of the busy lives we tend to lead. Catherine and her crew do an amazing job in all areas. They continue to improve the Lodge and the grounds and all the amenities without losing the historical feel. A real treat for relaxation and introspection, beautiful setting for weddings and reunions, and a great place to hold a meeting or give a presentation.
The Black Range Lodge in Kingston, NM should be on everyone's bucket list and then you'll keep going back.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Del Rio, Texas
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

The Black Range Lodge was recommended to me by a bicycling club from Las Cruces who insisted I stay there. I am so happy I did! It's a little peace of heaven nestled in the Gila National Forest at the old silver boom town of Kinston. Katherine the owner squeezed me in when her refurbished historic lodge was booked, welcomed me like I was family, fed me home grown fruits and veggies, eggs from her own hens, three types of home baked bread (she grinds the grain herself) and made me want to stay forever.
The lodge is on a large piece of property next to the national forest, so if you want to stretch your legs and hike to a tranquil creek, it's right there. She also has a large kitchen for your use, a hot tub, several straw bale buildings she built herself for the progressive minded learn about, and is near lots of other attractions to explore.
I recommend the Black Range Lodge highly and hope to visit again - by car so I can stay longer.

Room Tip: Tell Katherine your needs and she will make you comfortable. I was not in the main lodge as it was b...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at the lodge for three nights during the Labor Day weekend. We have stayed at many lodges/B&Bs through our travels. The stay at the Black Range Lodge was without doubt the most wonderful we have experience in a very long time. If you want to feel very welcome in an extremely laid back atmosphere - go to the Black Range Lodge!! Peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, hiking trails, etc., etc.. Highly recommended if you want a great getaway.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Every time we come here I feel we have stepped back into the days of leisurely auto tours, exploration mixed with relaxation, and a sense of belonging even though we are visitors.

The building was originally constructed in the late 1800's, and has served as a casino and saloon -- among other things -- for the previously booming mine town. Now the rooms have modern conveniences (Indoor plumbing! Hot running water! Wifi!) but are comfortably furnished in a style reminiscent of the 1940's tourist lodges.

The hosts cook with foods from their own garden, and with eggs from their free-range chickens. The breakfast food is savory and plentiful, and there is refrigerator space for guests to have their own items for lunch and dinner, if they do not wish to sally forth for meals in the local restaurants. Catherine was graciously accommodating to my husband's special diet needs.

While we were there we watched a surprise visit from a pair of javelinas that came to eat the fallen mulberries.

If you tire of wandering the grounds, there is a hiking trail to lead you into the hills.

We look forward to returning when the planned hot tub is established.

Room Tip: Smoking is allowed only outside on shared patio and/or balcony area. If you want to stay away from...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Black Range Lodge

Property: The Black Range Lodge
Address: 119 Main Street, Kingston, NM 88042
Region: United States > New Mexico > Sierra County > Kingston
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Range Lodge is an eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center in Kingston, New Mexico, on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide. Nestled in the foothills of the Gila National Forest, the Lodge offers easy access to its wild, natural beauty. From our door, a short walk in the clean air takes you along a creek, into the shade of tall Ponderosa pines. A short drive to Emory Pass takes you to a spectacular vista. Bring your mountain bike, and/or binoculars for bird watching. Centrally located in southwestern New Mexico, Kingston is an easy day trip to Spaceport America, Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes, the hot springs of Truth or Consequences, White Sands, Las Cruces and old Mesilla. To the west, a spectacular drive through the Gila Wilderness takes you to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, the City of Rocks, Silver City, historic Pinos Altos, Faywood hot springs, Rockhound State Park, and Deming wineries. ... more   less 

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