My wife and I had talked about visiting Silver City and she left it to me to pick a place to stay. She had mentioned something about finding a quiet cabin get away and that is what I found with the Georgetown Cabins. There is a 5 mile dirt road to get back to the site, but any vehicle can make it easily. Georgetown Cabins is a fairly new destination. Susie and Jon bought the property as un-touched forest land and had the cabin area built up new. It is on the side of a mountain that over looks the 150 year old former Georgetown mining town location. The town was cleared some years ago and the outlines of some of the foundations are all that remain. It is a great hiking area with a lot of old relics still around. The cabin area itself (5 - 6 cabins all spread out) is really something. Susie and Jon had it all built to their specification and then added their own touches. This is not a 'work-in-progress' that still needs things done. This is a well planned and executed get away destination. The cabins are clean and new with top shelf appointments and features. Quality kitchen items, linens, bath towels...the grill at each cabin (I think they all have one) is a 'built-in' gas grill in its own out door grill island that, at least at this time, had very little use on it. The lawn furniture that is throughout the complex is the nice tubular style with mesh seats, adjustable backs and matching ottomans. Everything is of the type and quality that you would buy for your own home/retreat. Sometimes when you stay at hotels, cabins, resorts; the first thing you do is look around and see what the ick factors and compromises are. You don't get that here, it's just perfect the way it is. The one mention might be to have the interior walls go all the way up to the ceiling, but I had to pick at one nit...:)
Our stay was outstanding. We met with Susie when we got there and she gave us all the info and how to/where to. Charming lady. And then that was it. We were left alone to the cool air breezes and wonderful views. No kids allowed, no partiers, just peace and quiet. There was another couple in another cabin, but other than a wave when their car passed us while we were hiking, you wouldn't have known anyone else was there.
The wife likes the hot tubs when we travel and Jon had mentioned, when we talked on the phone, about the new 'solar' hot tub they have. I envisioned a sun heated water bag feeding into a #5 wash tub...:) But like everything else at the site, the hot tub is an unbelievable amenity. A very large, covered gazebo, with a giant brand new hot tub. It is covered by a elegant roll back cover and is just wonderful!
For most of our stay, we sat out on our cabin side yard, watched weather come and go, sipped wine, grilled steaks...it could not have been nicer. The stress of the 'real world' instantly melted away (though I did sneak a peak at email via the excellent wifi connection...:)
I could go on and on, but you get the idea....:) Kudos and thanks Susie and Jon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in nature! Our new, cozy mountain getaway cabins are surrounded by the Gila Forest with forever views of the Black Range of the Gila. Each cabin is private, upscale, and designed for couples. Enjoy glorious sunrises, lazy mornings, soak in our solar soaking tub with Dead Sea Mineral Salts, relax under moonlit nights with the one you love, hike right out your door, tour the scenic area, explore our history, go fishing, rock hounding, stargazing, enjoy a glass of wine at the local winery, and get a chance to check out Silver City and the Magical Mimbres Valley!! ... more less