Health & Safety Updates

As our properties reopen, some amenities at Casino Apache and Inn of the Mountain Gods will initially be available, and others will open as business demand allows. Here is a list of our amenities with our planned open dates and hours of operation. Please note this information is subject to change.

Currently OPEN:

Inn of the mountain Gods

StatusAmenityHoursAdditional Info
OPENHotelOpen DailyBell Service Daily, 7 am - 8 pm
OPENInn of the Mountain Gods Casino FloorDaily, 7 am – 4 am
OPENTable Games at Inn of the Mountain GodsSunday – Thursday, 10 am – 2 am
& Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 am
OPENTopgolf Swing SuiteSaturday & Sunday,
12 pm - 7 pm
Reservations Required
OPENSpa at the InnFriday - Sunday,
11 am - 7 pm
Open for massages only, Reservations required
OPENThe Sportsbook at the Inn, powered by William HillTuesday - Wednesday, 11 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Monday, 9 am – 9 pm
OPENApache Spirit Club BoothDaily, 10 am – 12 am
OPENLittle Arbor Snack BarSunday – Thursday, 11 am – 2 am
& Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 4 am
OPENBroken Arrow Tap HouseDaily, 7 am - 12 am50% Seating
& To-Go
OPEN1852 Treaty RoomFriday - Saturday, 12 pm - 1 am
& Sunday, 12 pm - 9 pm
OPENBig Game Sports BarSunday - Thursday, 12 pm - 12 am,
Friday - Saturday, 12 pm - 2 am
50% Seating
& To-Go
OPENShot BarFriday - Saturday 12 pm - 12 am
Sunday 12 pm - 10 pm
OPENArcadeFridays: 2 pm - 10 pm, Saturdays: 12 pm - 10 pm and Sundays: 10 am - 6p m
OPENOutdoor Dining AreaDaily, 8 am – 4 am
OPENOutdoor Bar ServiceThursday – Saturday 1 pm – 9 pm
& Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
OPENStronghold Gift ShopSunday – Thursday 7 am – 10 pm
& Friday – Saturday 7 am – 12 am
OPENChampionship Golf CourseWednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 4 pmReservations required at least seven days in advance of your preferred tee time.
OPENGolf Pro ShopWednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm
OPENFishingDaily, 6:30 am – 7 pmPermit required
OPENBoat DockFriday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pmReservations required
OPENApache Eagle ZiplineFriday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pmReservations required
OPENBike RentalsFriday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pmReservations required
OPENBatting CagesFriday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pmReservations required
OPENRV ParkOpen DailyCall For Reservations
OPENHorseback RidingRides 9 am / 11 am / 1 pm / 3 pmReservations 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)Daily 8 am – 4 am
OPENSmokey B’sDaily 10 am – 6 pmTakeout only

Currently Closed:

StatusAmenityAdditional Info
CLOSEDConcerts and Live Shows
CLOSEDValet Parking
CLOSEDShuttle/Car Service
CLOSEDSwimming Pool & Jacuzzi
CLOSEDWet/Dry Sauna
CLOSEDFitness Center
CLOSEDPoker Room at Inn of the Mountain Gods
CLOSEDBroken Arrow Coffee Bar
CLOSEDWendell’s Steak & Seafood
CLOSEDBoat Dock GrilleClosed for the season
CLOSEDTable Games at Casino Apache
CLOSEDRound Bar at Casino Apache
CLOSEDBingo at Club 49
CLOSEDWendell’s Lounge
CLOSEDGathering of Nations Buffet
CLOSEDApache Tee Restaurant
CLOSEDSki Apache

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.

10/20/20 Update: Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache will remain open seven days a week. 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 have implemented 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.

Yes, masks or other CDC-approved face coverings are required when at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache. For the safety of our guests and team members, masks should only be removed if you are actively eating or drinking.

Our security team will be conducting temperature checks for all of our guests and team members before entering the property. Anyone with a temperature of 100.0℉ or over won’t be allowed into the property and will be asked to seek care from their healthcare provider.

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:

  • Limiting the casino floor to 50% occupancy rate to safely allow for social distancing between guests
  • A reconfigured casino floor to encourage social distancing
  • Limiting the number of guests to 3 players per table game and closing every other table game at Inn of the Mountain Gods to encourage social distancing
  • Closing every other slot machine to adhere to social distancing standards
  • Closing bingo until further notice
  • Dedicated team members who will frequently clean and sanitize all gaming areas, slot machines and table games 

All guests, along with team members, will be required to wear CDC-approved face masks or coverings when visiting our properties. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well.

While visiting our properties you’ll find hand sanitizer stations available for use throughout the property. Additionally, each restroom will have instructions posted regarding handwashing etiquette to reduce the spread of germs. You can also expect signage throughout the property and in restrooms as reminders of proper handwashing protocols, personal mask application and disposal as well as reminders to cover sneezes and coughs. For their own peace of mind, guests are also encouraged to bring personal hand sanitizer and facial tissue.

Throughout Casino Apache and Inn of the Mountain Gods guests will see stanchions to signify the amount of distance they should keep between other people not in their group. This will be expected in line queuing and on the casino floor.

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 closure. Card statuses are only adjusted once a year in January.

For the safety of our guests and team members, we’re postponing all of our upcoming concerts and live events until further notice. We will be rescheduling all of our 2020 performances for 2021 and advise ticketholders of the new dates.

Ticket holders may request a refund at their point of sale. If tickets were purchased through Ticketmaster, refunds are now available. Please reach out to our team with any questions.

Guests with hotel reservations booked during the closure period have been contacted by our hotel reservations team. For questions regarding your reservation, please call 1-800-545-9011.

Hours of Operation

Casino Apache’s casino floor is open daily from 8am to 4am. We will be closed nightly to deep clean the property. Table games at Casino Apache are not open at this time.

The casino at Inn of the Mountain Gods is open daily from 7am to 4am. The casino floor will close from 4:01am to 6:59am to deep clean the casino every evening.

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 will open at a later date to be determined.

The Sportsbook at The Inn is open Thursday – Friday from 12pm – 8pm and Saturday – Monday from 9am – 9pm. However, our kiosk sports betting is available during all casino operating hours.

Yes, the hotel is open. Reservations are required.

Smokey B’s at Casino Apache
Open daily from 10am – 6pm | Takeout only

Little Arbor Snack Bar
Sunday – Thursday | 11am – 2am
Friday – Saturday | 11am – 4am

Broken Arrow Tap House
Open daily from 7am – 12am | Open at 50% occupancy and offering takeout.

Big Game Sports Bar
Open daily from 12pm – 2am | Takeout only, outdoor dining area available daily.

Boat Dock Grille
Open Friday – Sunday from 11am – 8pm

1852 Treaty Room and Shot Bar are now open. Please check the “What is Open” tab for current hours.

We also offer outdoor bar service on the patio adjacent to Big Game Sports Bar. The outdoor bar is open Thursday – Saturday, 1pm – 9pm and Sundays from 12pm – 6pm.

Yes, the convenience store at Casino Apache is open daily from 8am to 12am. A maximum of 5 guests will be allowed in the convenience store at a time to encourage social distancing. 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

A maximum of 5 guests are allowed in the Stronghold at a time.

Our Championship Golf Course has reopened and we’re back on course. We’re asking all of our guests to practice social distancing while on the course for the safety of themselves and our employees. We’ve also moved the check-in outside and are limiting the hours for our pro golf shop.

The golf course is open Wednesday – Sunday, 8am – 4pm. Advanced reservations are required at least seven days prior to your preferred tee time. To book a tee time, call 575-464-7945 or click here.

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 wear a mask and 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

The Spa at the Inn will reopen for massages only on October 16.

Topgolf Swing Suite is now open 12 pm – 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and open at 50% occupancy. Advanced reservations are required.

The swimming pool is closed until further notice.

Ski Apache is closed until further notice. Read more about Ski Apache’s closure.


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Mescalero Entertainment Calendar

If you’re planning a trip to our New Mexico resort be sure to check out the Inn of the Mountain Gods concerts and events calendar for our full entertainment and concert schedule and grab your tickets to the next show!

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