Inn of the Mountain Gods remains open and committed to your safety. Face masks are required. See what’s currently open and learn more about our health & safety measures.

Health & Safety Updates

The wellbeing of our guests, team members and the entire community is our highest priority. In consideration of New Mexico State and National regulations, the Sovereign Nation of the Mescalero Apache Tribe has chosen to take extra precautions while protecting our guests, team members, and community.

12/08/21 Update: Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache requires that guests wear CDC-approved face masks or coverings. Team members are required to wear CDC-approved facemasks or coverings, on-property. The health and safety of our guests, team and community remain our top priority and our COVID-19 safety policies and practices will continue to be enforced. Click the “FAQs” tab for a full list of our health and safety mandates. We look forward to having you as our guest.

Health and Safety Precautions

In addition to routine cleaning, Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache are continuing to implement enhanced cleaning procedures. These include:

  • Frequently sanitizing door handles, gaming machines courtesy phones, tables, chairs, restrooms, handrails, etc. multiple times a day
  • Posting safety and social distancing signage throughout our properties 
  • Installing plexiglass shields in close contact areas, such as the Apache Spirit Club booth, cashier cages and restaurants
  • Requiring face masks be worn properly at all times by guests and team members
  • Adding additional hand-sanitizing stations throughout our properties
  • Nightly cleaning with Electrostatic disinfectant spray on surfaces.

Effective Tuesday, December 8 CDC-approved face masks or coverings are required for all guests, and required for team members, to wear on-property except when actively eating or drinking.

We are not doing temperature checks at this time.

Our team has been working hard to provide our players with the same great gaming experience they love while keeping everyone safe. New safety procedures include:

  • Requiring face masks be worn properly at all times by guests. Team members are required to wear them.
  • A reconfigured casino floor to encourage social distancing.
  • Dedicated team members who will frequently clean and sanitize all gaming areas, slot machines and table games.
  • Guests are required to wear CDC-approved face masks or coverings on-property except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Team members are required to wear CDC-approved face masks or coverings on-property except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Please stay home and reschedule your visit for a later date if you’re not feeling well.
  • While visiting our properties you’ll find hand sanitizer stations available for use throughout the property.

Smoking is not permitted at Casino Apache or Inn of the Mountain Gods at this time. Please refrain from smoking within 20 feet of the building entrances and on the casino floor.

No, your Apache Spirit Club tier status was not affected by our closures. Card statuses are only adjusted once a year in January.

We remain committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our guests and team members. At this time, tickets for shows are grouped into and sold as “pods” to promote social distancing between groups. We STRONGLY encourage you to buy your tickets online ahead of time and have them downloaded prior to arriving on-property.

Other new safety procedures include:

  • Concertgoers are required to wear a CDC-approved face mask or other CDC-approved face covering that covers the mouth and nose throughout the duration of the concert
  • A reconfigured showroom to encourage social distancing
  • Requesting social distancing while entering the venue and during the show
  • Requiring concertgoers to stay at their purchased seat for the duration of the concert
  • No longer allowing smoking in the venue. Inn of the Mountain Gods is a smoke-free property.

For more information about best concert practices, click here.

Concert Best Practices

Now that you’ve secured tickets to see your favorite artist perform at Inn of the Mountain Gods, it’s time to get ready for the show. To make sure all fans in the audience have a great time, there’s a few things to remember. Review our concert checklist to make sure your experience is unforgettable:

  • Guests are recommended but not required to wear a CDC-approved mask
  • All e-tickets must be downloaded prior to arriving on-property
  • All paper ticket holders must have their own ticket when entering the venue
  • Concert doors open one hour prior to show time
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance when entering the venue and throughout the show; sit with who you came with
  • Smoking is not permitted in the venue at this time.
  • The box office is located near the convention center.

Hours of Operation

Casino Apache’s casino floor is open 24/7 daily. Table games at Casino Apache are not open at this time.

The casino at Inn of the Mountain Gods is open daily 24/7.

Table games at Inn of the Mountain Gods are open 10am – 2am Sunday – Thursday and 10am – 4am Friday & Saturday.

The poker room inside the casino is now open Thursday – Sunday, 4pm – 2am with limited occupancy. Face masks must be worn at all times inside the poker room and on the casino floor.

The Sportsbook at The Inn is open Monday – Friday from 11am – 8pm and Saturday – Sunday from from 8am – 10pm. However, our kiosk sports betting is available during all casino operating hours.

Yes, the hotel is open. Reservations are required.

Out-of-state Guests
We currently allow and welcome all out of state visitors to stay at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Until further notice, anyone coming from out of state will be welcomed as we have worked tirelessly to ensure every guest’s health and safety during these times.

Red Hat Grille at Casino Apache
Monday – Thursday | 11am – 7pm
Friday – Sunday | 8am – 8pm

Wendell’s
Sunday & Thursday | 5pm – 9pm
Friday & Saturday | 5pm – 10pm
Reservations through OpenTable are required.

Little Arbor Snack Bar
Sunday – Thursday | 11am – 12am
Friday – Saturday | 11am – 2am

Broken Arrow Tap House
Open daily from 7am – 12am | Offering takeout and room service.

Summit Café
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 7pm

Apache Tee
Open daily from 7am – 4pm
Join us every Wednesday for Wine Down Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm.

Big Game Sports Bar
Monday – Thursday | 12pm – 12am
Friday | 12pm – 2am
Saturday | 11am – 2am
Sunday | 11am – 12am

Boat Dock Grille
Closed for the season

Broken Arrow Coffee Bar, Wendell’s Lounge, 1852 Treaty Room and Shot Bar are open. Please check the “What is Open” tab for current hours.

Yes, the convenience store at Casino Apache is open daily from 8am to 12am. The self-service gas pumps and car wash will continue to be open 24/7 for credit card transactions.

Yes, the Stronghold at the Inn of the Mountain Gods is open 7 days a week with the following hours:

  • Sunday – Thursday, 7am – 10pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 7am – 12am

Our Championship Golf Course is open daily, 7am – 5pm. Please be advised that the golf course will be closing for the season on December 12, 2021.

Advance reservations are required, walk-up tee times are not available.

The boat dock, Apache Eagle ZipRider, fishing, horseback riding, skeet shooting, hunting lodge and boat rentals are open with increased cleaning procedures in place. We’re asking all of our guests to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to only interact with people within their party during all activities.

Increased cleaning procedures in place for all activities, including sanitizing high touch surfaces and equipment after each guest’s use. We’re asking all of our guests to adhere to social distancing guidelines, as well as to only interact with people within their party during all activities. 

Advanced reservations are now required for all outdoor activities, walk-up service is not available at this time. Reservations for all outdoor activities can be made by calling 1-800-545-9011

Ski Apache will re-open for the winter season in mid-December. Visit Ski Apache’s website for more information.

The Spa at the Inn is open Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 7pm. Reservations are required.

Topgolf Swing Suite is now open Thursday – Sunday. Advanced reservations are required.

The swimming pool, jacuzzi and wet/dry saunas are open daily from 6am – 1opm Monday through Thursday and 6am – 12am Friday through Sunday. After 10pm is for adults (18+) only.

Here is a list of our amenities with our current hours of operation. Please note this information is subject to change.

Currently OPEN:


Inn of the mountain Gods

StatusAmenityHoursAdditional Info
OPENHotelOpen DailyBell Service 24 hours / 7 days a week
Room service 730a-10pm 7 days a week
OPENHotel ConciergeWednesday - Sunday, 8am - 4:30pm
OPENInn of the Mountain Gods Casino FloorOpen 24/7 daily
OPENTable Games at Inn of the Mountain GodsSunday-Thursday 10am-2am
Friday-Saturday 10am-4am
OPENPoker Room at Inn of the Mountain GodsThursday 2PM-12AM
Friday and Saturday 2PM-2AM
Sunday 2PM-12AM
Masks are recommended.
OPENTopgolf Swing SuiteCLOSED MON & TUES
SUN & THURS 12PM-7PM
FRI & SAT-11AM-10PM
Reservations Required
OPENSpa at the InnWED-SUN - 9AM-7PM CLOSED MON & TUESReservations required
OPENPool & JacuzziMonday - Thursday, 6am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday, 6am - 12am
After 10pm, adults (21+) only
OPENWet & Dry SaunaMonday - Thursday, 6am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday, 6am - 12am
After 10pm, adults (18+) only
OPENFitness CenterOpen 24/7 daily
OPENThe Sportsbook at the Inn, powered by William HillMonday - Friday, 11am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8am - 10pm
OPENApache Spirit Club BoothSunday-Thursday 10a-10p
Friday & Saturday 10a-12a
OPENLittle Arbor Snack BarMondays: closed
Tuesdays: closed
Wednesdays: closed
Thursdays: 12pm- 9pm
Fridays: 12pm-10pm
Saturdays: 12pm-12am
Sundays: 12pm-9pm
OPENBroken Arrow Tap House7am 12am 7 days a weekSeating
& To-Go
OPENBroken Arrow Coffee Bar6a-1p 7 days a week
OPEN1852 Treaty RoomThursday 4p-12am
Friday sat 11am-1a
Sunday 11am-12a
OPENWendell's5pm – 9pm Thursday and Sunday
5pm – 10pm Friday and Saturday
Seating
Reservations Through OpenTable Required
OPENWendell's Lounge4pm – 10pm Thursday and Sunday
4pm – 11pm Friday and Saturday
OPENBig Game Sports Bar11am-12a Sunday-Friday
10am-2am Friday & Saturday
Seating
& To-Go
OPENShot BarFriday - Saturday 12 pm - 12 am
Sunday 12 pm - 10 pm
OPENArcade10am - 10pm Wednesday-Sunday
Closed Mon and Tues
OPENStronghold Gift ShopSunday – Thursday 7 am – 10 pm
& Friday – Saturday 7 am – 12 am
OPENChampionship Golf CourseDAILY 7AM-5PMCLOSING FOR THE SEASON DECEMBER 12, 2022
Reservations Required
OPENFishingdaily 7a – 4pPermit required
OPENBoat DockThursday thru Sunday 10a – 5pReservations required
OPENApache Eagle ZiplineThursday thru Sunday 10a – 5pReservations required
OPENBike RentalsThursday thru Sunday 10a – 5pReservations required
OPENBatting CagesThursday thru Sunday 10a – 5pReservations required
OPENRV ParkOpen DailyCall For Reservations
575-464-9770
OPENHorseback RidingRides 9 am / 11 am / 1 pm / 3 pm$40/per hour. Reservations Required, call 575-464-7424 for more information.
OPENSkeet ShootingOpen Daily 7 am - 3:30 pmReservations Required, call 575-464-9770 for more information.
OPENHunting LodgeOpen Daily 7am - 3:30 pmReservations Required, call 575-464-9770 for more information.
OPENDisc GolfDaily, 6:30 am – 7 pm


Casino Apache

StatusAmenityHoursAdditional Info
OPENCasino Apache Convenience StoreDaily, 8 am – 12 am
OPENGas Station, Car Wash and Trucker Parking24/7
OPENCasino Apache Casino Floor (Slots)24/7 daily
OPENApache Spirit Club BoothDaily, 10am - 5pm
OPENRed Hat GrilleMONDAY – THURSDAY | 11AM – 7PM
FRIDAY – SUNDAY | 8AM – 8PM
Dine In & To-Go
OPENRound BarTuesday and Wednesday 11a-7p
Thursday-Monday 11a-12a


Ski Apache

StatusAmenityHoursAdditional Info
CLOSEDGondola (Sight-See Only)Thursday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
Weather dependent, call 575-454-3600 for more information.
CLOSEDZiptourThursday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
Weather permitting
CLOSEDMountain BikingThursday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
CLOSEDHiking TrailsThursday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
CLOSEDSnow TubingThursday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
Closed for Season
CLOSEDTown Ski ShopThursday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
Located at 1308 Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso, NM

Currently Closed:

StatusAmenityAdditional Info
CLOSEDShuttle/Car Service
CLOSEDBoat Dock GrilleClosed for the season
CLOSEDTable Games at Casino Apache
CLOSEDLOL Comedy Club
CLOSEDClub 49
CLOSEDApache Tee RestaurantClosed for the Season

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