Fodor's Expert Review Silver Creek Inn

Off NM 159; from Glenwood take U.S. 180 about 4 mi north, turn east onto NM 159 and travel about 9 mi of steep, sometimes rough, roadway, Mogollon, New Mexico, 88039, USA

Just getting to this property in the ghost town of Mogollon in the western region of the Gila is something of a thrill; the scenic and twisty mountain road that leads here has some heart-stopping, steep drop-offs along the way. Once you've arrived, settle into a room at the one-time J. P. Holland General Store, one of the original, two-story adobe structures in this old mining town, which is now all but abandoned (population about 15). The large, ochre-colored 1885 inn building has been refurbished beautifully, and further tweaks and finesses are an ongoing project for the committed innkeepers. Each of the four rooms has a private bath, and a delicious full breakfast is included in the room rate (rate is dropped $20 per person if you opt for the simpler Continental breakfast). Head here if you're looking for a relaxing getaway in an out-of-the-ordinary locale. The inn is open seasonally and is for adults 21 and over only. Walk-in arrangements are often possible, although advance reservations are recommended.


  • a fantastic place to explore a ghost town and the western Gila Wilderness
  • an optional all-meal package is available


  • bookings are for weekends only (Friday and Saturday night), and the town itself is only open on weekends
  • isolated, with no Internet





Phones: 866-276–4882


4 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast