All Resort Activities

There’s always something to do at Inn of the Mountain Gods – even if it’s nothing at all. That’s part of the charm of this premier resort. Many visitors come to simply appreciate the peace and tranquility of the area, whether that’s lazing the day away in your deck chair, taking a relaxing soak in the indoor pool, or walking hand-in-hand along the beautiful lakefront path. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that there’s nothing to do here. On the contrary, there’s always something fun and exciting to do in and around Inn of the Mountain Gods. With a full casino, nearby Ski Apache, restaurants, bars and lounges, live entertainment, a myriad of outdoor recreation and more, Inn of the Mountain Gods will have you coming back time and time again.

Golf Course

Ruidoso, New Mexico has three beautiful and challenging golf courses including our own course

Ski Apache

Ski Apache offers sightseeing gondola rides, warm weather powder, and mountain biking.

Big Game Hunts

Hunters hunt some of the finest bull elk, cow elk, bear and wild birds in North America.

New Mexico Fishing

Fish at the Inn on beautiful Lake Mescalero. Stocked with 20,000 trout per year.

New Mexico Golf at its Finest

Experience New Mexico golf at its finest on one of the most spectacular golf courses in the country. Nestled among tall pine trees under the majestic Sierra Blanca Peak is the impressive Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Championship Golf Course. Designed by Ted Robinson, this New Mexico Golf course features an island fairway as well as fast-breaking greens that are not only beautiful to see, but also quite challenging to play. Come see why our Championship Golf Course garnered a top spot in Golf Digest’s “Top 40 Casino Golf Courses” rankings!

  • “One of the top 50 golf courses nationally.”-Golf Week Magazine
  • “The most underrated golf course in the southwest.”- Travel and Leisure
  • “Rated 23rd out of Top 40 Casino Golf Courses.” – Golf Digest
Ski Apache

As the country’s southernmost continually operational ski area, Ski Apache offers the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with snowmaking on 33% of the mountain. The slopes offer a mix of wide beginner slopes, tough bump runs, a huge bowl, nice cruising runs, and a terrain park with jumps, tubes, and rails. Ski Apache also offers ski and snowboard lessons for all ages, and sightseeing gondola rides.

New Mexico Big Game Hunts

Deep in the heart of New Mexico’s ancient peaks of the Southern Rocky Mountains breath a timeless land filled with the richness of nature’s most beautiful creations. This is the Mescalero Apache Reservation, home of Mescalero Big Game Hunts. Within the confines of this sub-alpine and valley terrain, hunters experience the pride of hunting some of the finest bull elk, cow elk, bear and wild birds in North America.

New Mexico Fishing

Boat Dock Now Open (Friday, Saturday & Sunday only until Memorial Day)
You can fish right at the Inn on beautiful Lake Mescalero. We stock the lake with nearly 20,000 trout every year! Click the link above for more fishing information. Plus, make sure to check out the Tribal Fish Hatchery website for some great information.