Updated for 2022
Located among the beautiful Sierra Blanca mountainscape in southern New Mexico, Inn of the Mountain Gods is where families go for an action-packed vacation. Families will discover a slew of activities, sights, and perks when staying at our Mescalero, New Mexico property. If you’re planning your New Mexico family getaway, staying at a family friendly resort should be a priority.
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1. Spacious Rooms & Suites with Private Views and High-Speed Internet Access
Select rooms and suites at Inn of the Mountain Gods come with a double queen-bed option, and some include an extra sleeper sofa. These rooms can comfortably sleep up to four people, perfect for small families. Select rooms and suites also come with a microwave and refrigerator for easy food storage and simple snack and meal prep.
All rooms include high-speed internet access, so you can stream your favorite shows games. Best of all, most rooms and suites include their own private outdoor balcony with spectacular alpine and Lake Mescalero views that you’ll just have to see for yourself!
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2. Complimentary Shuttle Service to Ski Apache
During the winter months, you can leave the car keys in your room. Inn of the Mountain Gods offers daily shuttle service to Ski Apache during the ski season, so you won’t have to worry about lugging the entire family to the car. Ski Apache is one of southern New Mexico’s most popular attractions and the southernmost ski resort in New Mexico!
While Ski Apache is known for its ski slopes, bumps, runs, and trails for all skill levels, this outdoor resort is also open during the summer months. During the summer, guests can enjoy hiking, gondola rides, and plenty of sightseeing. Plus, there are on-site dining options to enjoy when the kids get hungry.
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3. Ski and Snowboard Lessons at Ski Apache
Make everlasting memories at Ski Apache with ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and skill levels. Ski Apache offers private lessons for Families can make everlasting memories at Ski Apache with ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and skill levels. Ski Apache offers private lessons for ages 5 and up and group lessons for ages 7 and up. Whether you’re new to skiing and snowboarding or looking for a refresher, Ski Apache’s world-class instructors will provide a basis for beginners and take experienced riders to the next level.
No skis? No problem! Ski Apache offers ski and snowboard rentals, including ski boots for children and adults, boards and skis.
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4. Family Friendly Activities On-Site
Inn of the Mountain Gods offers on-site activities that can be enjoyed by guests of nearly all ages! From casual horseback rides through the beautiful Sierra Blanca peaks to exhilarating, high-speed flights down the Apache Eagle Ziprider and virtual, state-of-the-art gaming at the Topgolf Swing Suite, there’s plenty to be enjoyed at our New Mexico family resort.
Here’s just a taste of what families can do at the Inn of the Mountain Gods:
- Swim in the indoor pool
- Topgolf Swing Suite
- Horseback rides
- Fishing (plus rod rentals)
- Row boats
- 2 and 4-seat pedal boats
- Double kayaks
- Stand-up paddle board
See the full list of things to do at Inn of the Mountain Gods.
5. Visit Southern New Mexico’s Most Well-Known Attractions
Our New Mexico family resort is located in the heart of southwest charm, excitement, and history, from classic cowboy towns to desert sand sledding! Some of our favorite spots include Flying J Ranch, a unique old west town designed for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages, and White Sands National Monument, the world’s largest gypsum dunefield where all ages can sled the glistening white sand dunes.
You can also visit our concierge to set up an itinerary for a fun-filled day that everyone in the family will enjoy.
6. On-Site Options Dining for Picky Eaters
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort offers several dining options with kid-friendly bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Visit Broken Arrow Taphouse for waffles in the morning and a big bowl of mac ‘n cheese for lunch. Or visit the revamped The Market at the Mountain, which offers a selection of dining options including Wahlburgers, Sbarro, and Warshield Tacos. Plus, the Chipper and Bandit Arcade, located at The Market at the Mountain, includes state-of-the-art arcade gaming for kids of all ages.
Sometimes it’s not easy to get the kids ready for a meal. If you prefer to dine in, Inn of the Mountain Gods also offers a limited room service menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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7. Inn of the Mountain Gods Takes Extra Steps to Ensure a Family-Friendly Environment
Inn of the Mountain Gods is a smoke-free property. Smoking is prohibited in all public areas in the hotel and hotel rooms, including outdoor balconies. Inn of the Mountain Gods also continues to implement enhanced cleaning and safety procedures throughout the property. This includes enhanced sanitization of high touchpoints and social distancing encouragement. That way, you can travel to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort knowing that your family’s health and safety is a priority.