Eight miles west of the Continental Divide at 7,400 ft. in elevation is the Pie Town Bed and Breakfast. It is five miles off Highway 60 on well-maintained gravel and sand-based roads; road condition are dependent on weather. The guest room is approximately 500 sq. ft. with a private sitting area, bath & quality queen mattress. The mountain views, wildlife, birds, and the sunrises and sunsets make each stay memorable. Of note, the night skies are some of the darkest in the nation.
The spacious guest room totals approximately 500 sq. ft. with a sitting area and full bath. There are views out the large windows in the bathroom as well as the two windows in the bedroom. There is a quality queen mattress neither too firm nor too soft, shabby chic decor and antique furnishings.
Outside the guest room is a large den with a private entrance into a mudroom, then to the outdoors, where a concrete slab may host a telescope focused on the northern sky.
There is extensive wildlife in the area including elk, mule deer, antelope, bobcat, lynx, mountain lion, coyote, jack rabbits, cotton tails, chipmunks, squirrel and the occasion bear, badger and fox. Many birds are in the area including golden eagles, hawks, flickers, juncos and ravens, but my favorite is the famed Mountain Bluebird.
Pie Town really was named because pies were sold here from its early days and that is still true today. My Bed and Breakfast is 11 miles away from that booming metropolis of approximately 60 residents.
Travelers are often on their way to the Very Large Array (VLA), El Malpais National Monument - which is near El Morro National Monument (Inscription Rock), the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Gila Wilderness, Grand Canyon or Painted Desert. Others are here for the notable dark skies. And hikers and cyclists from around the world know Pie Town via the "Tour Divide" and the "CDT" (Continental Divide Trail).
The Tularosa Lodge is located in the Gila National Forest area of New Mexico. The Lodge sits on the top of a hill with a 300 degree view of the valley below. Elk hunting is the biggest draw to tourism but it is nearby many other attractions as well