I once listed this as a private room but so many guests tell me it's like an apartment I've switched to that. It's 400 square feet with a private entrance and has everything you need except the kitchen sink and a dishwasher. That's me. I've been told that as I don't charge a cleaning fee, which is apparently a big deal, I should mention that here.
This big sunny (most of the time) apartment and the older house it's built onto sit on six acres on a dead end and are completely private, secluded and peaceful, yet are only four miles from downtown Silver City. Drive another mile and you come to the Gila National Forest with a picnic area and several immediately accessible trailheads.
You have your own private entrance and patio, and there are big windows (and country views) on three sides, with a queen size bed (and an air mattress available for the intrepid).
The bathroom is kind of special and has a giant tiled shower with three high windows, so you're looking at treetops and sky while you soap yourself.
There's satellite TV, a table and chairs and wifi, a couple of easy chairs, some interesting books by local and non-local authors and a big old dresser with a fridge, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, cutlery and dishes - everything you need to make breakfast and simple meals. AND I wash the dishes when you've used them and put them back.
(There's no way to show this on the first page so I have to stick it in here. I list a two-night minimum stay. Should you wish to book for one night only, there's a $15 surcharge, making the price for the night $75.)
Half a dozen deer (at least) parade by twice a day on their daily travels, and foxes and coyotes aren't exactly rare. I did once have an enormous steer and two sheep appear outside the kitchen window, but I can't promise that.
And if star gazing is your thing, you can sit outside at dusk, watch the moon come up if the timing's right (and maybe a skunk or two glide by - and they really do glide; they're beautiful) and thanks to Silver City's usually cloudless weather, be almost guaranteed a sky filled with brilliant stars - much better than the TV.
(One word of warning: Silver's altitude is 6,500 feet - not high enough to cause severe altitude sickness but enough to make your first couple of days here difficult if you're not used to it. It's never bothered me but I've learned from visiting friends the lower oxygen supply can easily tire you out and make you light-headed and sometimes nauseous - nothing that doesn't pass quickly and nothing life-threatening, but nothing you want while you're on vacation either!
I've begun to advise anyone who comes to visit to get themselves some ChlorOxygen - Amazon and health food stores stock it - and start to take it a couple of days before they're due to arrive. It's completely harmless - made from English stinging nettles - and will boost your body's red cell production just enough to prepare you for the lower air pressure here. It's worked for all my friends so far, I highly recommend it and should you choose to ignore my advice, I always have some in the fridge! )
Zugang für Gäste
If the steps to your private entrance present a challenge (check out the photo), you are more than welcome to use the steps to the main house shown in the first image instead. I'm almost always in the back of the house on the computer and you won't bother me.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I'm usually here to answer any of your questions or just say hello, but if you so choose you won't have to set eyes on me after you check in until the day you leave, although you can always sneak off without a goodbye and it won't hurt my feelings.
Well, no carousing on the back patio after 8:00 pm, that's for sure, because it will upset the deer.
Other than that, my only requests would be for you to remember Mrs. Do-As-You-Would-Be-Done-By and the Golden Rule and treat the house as you would have your house treated while you're here and to enjoy your stay.