The cottage is clean comfortable safe home with beautiful nights with a clear view of the stars. The mountain trails into the Gila National Forest are out the back gate. a gazebo and grill are there at all times. Hunting and fishing! join us for a New Mexico mountain adventure. We are close to historic Pinos Altos and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. We are 40 minutes from Silver City with many restaurants, Pubs, University, , galleries and museums. Ten minutes from lake Roberts. Tour of the Gila and mountain biking! Private tennis court for your use!
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Jul 2018
About Shirley Mize
We are Marty and Shirley Mize. Marty is a retired Hot metal crane operator at the Copper mine, currently is Fire Chief of the Upper Mimbres Fire department. Shirley is a retired Director of Cardiopulmonary/Neuro at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City. Currently serving on the board of Camp Thunderbird. We have 4 wonderful grown sons and three grandsons. We love playing tennis, walking and collecting antiques and making beveled glass.
Shirley Mize purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Shirley Mize chose Grant County
If you are looking for an experience in the mountains we are the place!. A beautiful house and area, privacy Gila forest out back gate for less than any motel room in town! home made pastries on arrival
What makes this Cottage unique
Having the wide open space to utilize the mountains in the Gila National Forest! Sit and enjoy the breeze in the tall pines.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Nice, clean, great hosts
Used as base for visiting Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (I think it was the closest option from the monument, still 1:30 away). Nice, clean cottage, with great hosts ready to help with info about the area and with anything missing from the cabin even at 10pm. Perfect for 2 people, we were 4 (2 adults, 2 children) and it felt a bit cramped, but not a real issue. Make sure you load up with groceries as food options in the area are VERY limited.
We really enjoyed you and your family. Thank you for review! Shirley
Quiet and scenic
Very relaxing and enjoyable. The host made the stay even more enjoyable.
This cottage was perfect for my husband and I. The owners Shirley and Marty were welcoming but never intrusive. They even left a birthday cake for my husbands big day. The cottage was very clean, well stocked with all needed supplies, it was very quiet and the bed was quite comfy. We visited over memorial weekend and were happy that the cottage was within 10 miles of fishing, but tucked away nicely from all the traffic. The grounds were also beautiful and well kept. I would recommend this cottage and hope to possibly return at a later date.
A true getaway!
We found it a truly secluded getaway! Off the beaten path, but easily accessible. The host were warm, gracious, and informative. Shirley and Marty were knowledgeable, and really helpful for us to have a great time. The cottage is a great place for a retreat to getaway from it all, and yet it is a great central location to access all kinds of activities and locations. We got to explore a two state area, for history, hiking, an sightseeing, and then return to a clean, safe, and comfortable dwelling, that welcomed us home. Money well spent on a very rewarding experience! Plan to do it again!
We are so very happy you enjoyed the Cottage and “The land of enchantment “. It was a great pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you again. God less, Shirley
Beautiful, Restful Retreat, A True Find
I highly recommend Shirley and Marty Mize’s Quaint Cottage in Mimbres, New Mexico! My partner and I had a first lovely visit in 2015 and have stayed here twice since then. The cottage is a true find—surrounded by the love and care of Shirley and Marty as well as by the tall pine trees and the gentle outdoors. There have been improvements since our first stay—a new carpet on the floor, a new refrigerator, new plantings out front—but there was little that needed improvement. The cottage is elegantly designed with high ceilings, beautiful lighting fixtures, and much outdoor light from the many picture windows. Shirley’s architectural touch is evident. The kitchen has full amenities and appliances. The cottage is spacious and comfortable with a full sized bed, two couches, a television, and a dining area. The bathroom is modern and decorated with colorful stained glass in the window. This is truly a retreat, a restful place to enjoy the beautiful Mimbres Valley and surrounding area. We stayed for a week and only wished we could stay longer!
Susan and Estelle are positive happy people. Loved having in our cottage. Looking forward to having them again next year!!
beautiful cottage and area
the cottage was beautiful and the area was too. The owners were friendly but not intrusive. There are two suggestions I want to make. First none of the windows opened and the cottage is not air conditioned. The only way to cool was to leave the back door open at night and I was not comfortable with sleeping in an unsecured house. The other problem was that my cell didn't work and I was never given the password to the internet. Owning two businesses I needed to be able to communicate with my managers. The only way of doing so was to travel to a less remote area to use my phone and hotspot for internet.
I was Ot aware the password did not work. I would have got the correct one. We had bought the portable air conditioner as there are not usually very many days you need it. The back metal screen double locks. Cell works outside both sides if Cottage but we have purchased several boosters and none work inside Cottage. Shirley
Dark skies for star gazing
Beautiful private Tennis court
Hike or mountain bike in Gila National Forest out back gate
Bear Dam Lake 10 minutes south
Lake Roberts 10 minutes north
Gila Cliff Dwellings
Private Tennis court
Additional pricing information
Rates are less expensive for longer stays