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New Mexico Mountain Resorts: 12 Reasons to Stay at Inn of the Mountain Gods

When researching New Mexico mountain resorts for your next getaway, you should look for resorts that offer:

  • Las Vegas-style gaming
  • Mountain activities and attractions on-site
  • Decadent spa treatments
  • Rooms and suites with incredible alpine views

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, romance or fun, enjoy a breath of fresh mountain air when you stay at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.

Check out the reasons why Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino ticks all the checkboxes for a one-of-a-kind New Mexico mountain resort experience:

#1: Incredible alpine views from your hotel room

royal suite at inn of the mountain gods hotel

Pine-dressed mountain sides and the pristine waters of Lake Mescalero are within view from select rooms and suites at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Select rooms and suites at Inn of the Mountain Gods include their own private outdoor balcony for front-row landscape viewing from sunrise to sunset.

#2: The Best in Casino gaming

The 45,000 square-foot casino floor at Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino features the very best in Las Vegas-style gaming. From the hottest machine games to everyone’s favorite table games including poker, blackjack, and roulette, there’s something for everyone on the hottest casino floor in southern New Mexico.

#3: Hiking trails & mountain bike rentals

Hiking at Inn of the Mountain Gods

No New Mexico mountain resort vacation would be complete without hitting the nearby trails for some of the best views in New Mexico. Enjoy incredible alpine landscapes with many hiking trails near the Inn of the Mountain Gods

Guests staying at Inn of the Mountain Gods can tour the grounds and Lake Mescalero by bike with on-site bike rentals for adults and kids.

#4: Horseback riding

Whether you’re visiting on a honeymoon getaway or a family vacation, there’s nothing quite like exploring the New Mexico countryside on horseback. 

The Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables fits the bill for a truly unique outdoor experience that will create memories that last a lifetime.

#5: Thrills on the zipline

apache eagle ziprider at inn of the mountain gods

For one moment, you’ll feel you’re on top of the world aboard the Apache Eagle Ziprider… until you quickly descend up to 55 miles-per-hour over Lake Mescalero!

This thrilling outdoor attraction, located on-site at Inn of the Mountain Gods, reaches over 2,600 feet, features gorgeous alpine views, and includes side-by-side ziplines so you can experience this high-speed rush with a friend.

#6: The best mountain skiing in New Mexico

Guests staying at Inn of the Mountain Gods aren’t too far from thrilling warm-weather skiing at Ski Apache

Located on the majestic Sierra Blanca in Alto, New Mexico, Ski Apache is just a short drive from Inn of the Mountain Gods, is New Mexico’s southernmost ski area, and offers ski and snowboard rentals, making it easy for all vacationers to enjoy this attraction.

All ages will find something to love at Ski Apache, which features slopes, trails, and other ski attractions that range from beginner-friendly to more advanced riding experiences.

#7: Golf under the Sierra Blanca Peak

experience our championship ruidoso golf course

Unbelievable mountain views are par for the course at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course. This 18-hole New Mexico golf course consists of sweeping greens and challenging holes, including an island green in Lake Mescalero. 

Surrounded by lush pine trees under the Sierra Blanca Peak, Inn of the Mountain Gods Golf Course was listed as one of Golf Digest’s “Top 40 Casino Golf Courses”. 

Plus, check out southern New Mexico’s first TopGolf Swing Suite for a virtual experience on the fairway.

#8: Fine dining with a mountain backdrop

For libations and signature dining with a view, reserve your table at Wendell’s Steak & Seafood, the area’s top upscale dining experience. 

Wendell’s Steak & Seafood at Inn of the Mountain Gods features unrivaled views of Sierra Blanca, the Sacramento Mountains, and Lake Mescalero. So guests dining at Wendell’s will enjoy aged steaks and fresh seafood amongst a stunning New Mexico mountain backdrop.

#9: New Mexico tap house experience

broken arrow tap house beer glasses

If bellying up to the bar for an ice-cold brew is more your speed, then Inn of the Mountain Gods has the spot for you. Broken Arrow Tap House has over 70 beers on tap

Pair a cold beer with one of Broken Arrow’s house favorites including street tacos, ribeye, and their famous fish and chips. Broken Arrow Tap House is also open for breakfast and includes a kid’s menu.

#10: Music (and more) in the mountains

You won’t find a better lineup of concerts, comedy acts, and entertainment in New Mexico than at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. From the most popular acts in show business to regional performances, see our entertainment calendar to find who’s playing at Inn of the Mountain Gods during your next New Mexico mountain resort vacation!

#11: An enchanting spa experience

spa at the inn hot tub

The Spa at the Inn spa treatments will soothe the mind, body, and spirit for a one-of-a-kind spa experience. Located in the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort, guests will get to indulge in a full treatment menu that includes energizing body treatments, therapeutic massages, and oxygen bar specials.

Whether you’re visiting Mescalero for business or pleasure, the Spa at the Inn is a can’t-miss treat.

#12 Close to popular area attractions

Thanks to the Inn of the Mountain Gods’ favorable alpine location, guests are a stone’s throw from some of southern New Mexico’s most popular attractions. Whether you’re looking for things to do for kids or romantic and honeymoon retreats, and can’t-miss attractions, there’s something for everyone near our New Mexico mountain resort.

Discover even more things to do at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino!

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