MESCALERO, N.M. (July 31, 2018) — Nestled in the mountains of Mescalero, Inn of the Mountain Gods provides the ultimate summer escape, offering the best in entertainment, gaming, and recreation. This month guests can enjoy a free movie on the lake, or rent a boat to watch it afloat Lake Mescalero. Gracing the Inn of the Mountain Gods stage this month is ‘70s funk band War as will the famed Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor. There’s also a slew of exciting poker tournaments giving poker enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to show off their skills and win big. For more information, visit www.InnoftheMountainGods.com.
Movie on the Lake
Saturday, August 11
Guests can watch their favorite movies while floating over the water and under the stars. This 18 and up event kicks off Aug. 11 with the science fiction thriller, “The Fourth Kind,” and will no doubt be an unforgettable night. The movie is free to watch, or guests can rent a boat for only $20. Boat rentals include one bag of popcorn, one non-alcoholic beverage and two candy items, with boats loading between 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. Alcohol will be available for an additional cost.
Friday, August 24
One of the most popular funk groups of the ‘70s, War freely melds soul, Latin, jazz, blues reggae, and rock influences into an effortless and eclectic symphony. The group is known for always keeping the groove loose, in fact, many of their studio songs were edited together out of longer improvisations. They are best known for such hits as “Low Rider,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?,” “Spill The Wine,” “The Cisco Kid” and “Slippin’ Into Darkness.” War continues to draw large crowds, either on the nostalgia group tour or playing at festivals internationally. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $29.
Saturday, August 25
Famed Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor is returning to Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, Aug. 26. Justin Shandor’s uncanny physical and vocal resemblance to Elvis Presley has brought women to tears and audiences to repeated standing ovations proving he’s as close as you’ll get to the real deal. He made his national TV debut in 2013, performing on the David Letterman Show in front of an estimated 3.5 million viewers. Shandor came in first place at an invite-only contest held in Memphis to determine the best Elvis impersonator in the world, and Graceland named him “World’s Ultimate Elvis!” Guests don’t want to miss this chance to get up close to the legend himself. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $55.
Sunday Under the Stars – Sundays, August 5 & 12
Guests are invited to enjoy a free, family-friendly movie night at Inn of the Mountain Gods August 5 and 12 at 8 p.m. for Sunday Under the Stars. This month’s lineup includes Annie on Aug. 5 and Brother Bear on Aug. 12. Attendees are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets to relax and stretch out on the lawn. Visit InnoftheMountainGods.com for a complete movie list. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.
End of Summer Bash
Sunday, September 2
Guests are invited to Inn of the Mountain Gods in a send off to summer with food, music and fireworks at the End of Summer Bash on Sunday, Sept. 2. The family-friendly event begins at 3 p.m. with jumping balloons and concessions and at 5 p.m. guests can enjoy live music on the lawn. Once dusk settles in, fireworks will light the sky over Lake Mescalero as live music continues to play. To learn more, visit innofthemountaingods.com
Laugh Out Loud at Club 49 – Every Wednesday
Guests are invited to “Laugh Out Loud” every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for Club 49’s “LOL” comedy night. Each week two new professional comedians take the stage. Food and drinks are served and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 at the door. For the latest updates and more information on upcoming acts, visit innofthemountaingods.com/lol-comedy-club/.
Karaoke at Club 49 – Every Thursday
Karaoke night takes place every Thursday evening at its new home in Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Guests are invited to join the fun; whether that involves getting behind the mic or just dropping in to watch with a couple of cocktails. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m.
Club 49 – Every Friday and Saturday
Located just off the casino floor, Club 49 presents some of the hottest musical acts in the Southwest every Friday and Saturday night. For more information on this month’s line-up, visit InnoftheMountainGods.com.
1852 Treaty Room—Live Music Every Friday
For late night entertainment and cocktails, visit the 1852 Treaty Room every Friday night with live music from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information on this month’s line-up, visit InnoftheMountainGods.com.
Wendell’s Lounge — Live Music Every Saturday
Adjacent to the restaurant, Wendell’s Lounge offers jaw-dropping views along with delicious appetizers and signature martinis, margaritas and cocktails. Live music adds to the ambiance every Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information on this month’s line-up, visit InnoftheMountainGods.com.
Bingo at Club 49
Wednesday – Sunday
Bingo just got even more fun at Inn of the Mountain Gods! Now taking place inside Club 49, the new location makes grabbing a bite or your favorite drink (alcoholic or soft drinks) from our friendly bar staff quick and easy. Paper and electronic packages are available, as well as daubers for purchase. Join us Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays through Sundays at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. (Bingo buy-in sales open 30 minutes prior). With 11 games each session, you’ll have plenty of chances to be the one who yells BINGO!
Cash or Car
Sundays and Fridays
Guests now have the chance to cruise home in a new Cadillac. Players can earn points every Friday and Sunday at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache for a chance to win a shiny new Cadillac or their share of over $6,000 cash. The next drawing will be held Sunday, August 26 at Casino Apache.
Tuesday Hot Seat Cash Drawing
Players have a chance to win big on Tuesdays at Casino Apache. Guests can play their favorite slot machines every half hour from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. for a chance to put $250 cash in their pocket!
High 5’s for 55’s Gold Rush Earn & Get
Players 55 and older can glimmer in gold in the Gold Rush Earn & Get, taking place on Wednesdays through August at Inn of the Mountain Gods and Casino Apache. Guests can play their favorite machines from 4 p.m. until supplies last for a chance to win gold jewelry.
Also, players receive 5X points on Mondays when they play their favorite machines from 8 a.m. to midnight. Don’t forget to print out those 50-percent-off dining voucher, valid Mondays or Wednesdays at Apache Tee, Gathering of Nations Buffet, Big Game Sports Bar and Smokey B’s.
Great Outdoors Slot Tournament
Guests can win big every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Great Outdoors weekly slot tournament. Players are invited to join Inn of the Mountain Gods each week for a chance to win a Yeti Tundra Cooler, Oklahoma Joe’s Smoker, Yeti Tank, Wilke’s Badass Fire Pit, cash and more! Locals receive one free entry to play, and a second entry after earning 40 points, and a third entry after 50 points. Don’t miss the grand prize tournament on August 30 at 8:15 p.m.
Saturdays through August 25
There’s over $20,000 in cash and Free Spirit Play at Casino Apache this month with Royal Races. Guests can bring in their ticket stub from the horse races or earn ten points to get one entry into the drawing. Every Saturday we’ll draw four lucky players to win up to $250 cash! All first place winners will be entered into our slot tournament for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash.
Sunday Hot Seats
Guests can win a share of over $10,500 in cash and Free Spirit Play at Casino Apache with the Hot Seats cash drawing. Players who earn 20 points playing their favorite slot machine from 7 p.m. to 10:55 p.m. on Sundays have a chance to win.
Weekend Warriors Poker Tournament
August 4 – 5
For those who want to get their poker fix on, the first weekend of August at Inn of the Mountain Gods is putting on a tournament. For two days, two-player teams will be facing off in the Weekend Warriors Poker Tournament. Buy-in is $250.
8th Annual Poker Tournament Shootouts
Join Inn of the Mountain Gods for a buy-in Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament Shootout, as players compete to earn a coveted seat in the 8th Annual $100,000 Poker Championships tournament, taking place August 17-20. Sign-ups begin August 13 and close August 17 in the Poker Room.
Summer League Poker Tournament
Mondays and Tuesdays
Poker enthusiasts can win big at the Summer League Poker Tournament, taking place every Monday and Tuesday through September 11 at Inn of the Mountain God’s Poker Room.
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Poker fans can dart in and win up to $200 in Free Spirit Play every Wednesday and Thursday through August. Sessions are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. After two hours of live poker play, players will get a chance to throw six darts at a board consisting of 52 playing cards to try and achieve the highest hand for great prizes. Qualify with a full house or higher and you’ll win a seat in a specified tournament!