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inn of the mountain gods resort and casino in southern New Mexico

New Mexico’s native-inspired resorts

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posted January 3, 2020

New Mexico’s enchanting natural beauty and Native American culture are on display at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino and Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder. Southwestern influences are abundant at both properties in everything from interior and exterior design to spa treatments.

Situated among the pines of the Sacramento Mountains in Mescalero just outside of Ruidoso, Inn of the Mountain Gods is the only AAA four diamond-rated resort in southern New Mexico. Guests can enjoy its 273 luxury rooms and suites, 38,000 square feet of gaming action, an award-winning spa, and nearby golf and skiing options. Wendell’s Steak and Seafood—the property’s fine dining restaurant—features gourmet entrees, and Smokey B’s serves Southwest and American favorites.

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder (Photo by

The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is a world-class spa and golf hotel that’s located just north of the heart of New Mexico’s capital city. Inspired by Pueblo architecture and décor, the resort’s Vegas-style casino has hundreds of slot machines, numerous game tables, and a poker room. The Hilton property includes a variety of restaurants, the championship Towa Golf Course, and Wo’P’in Spa, and views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are abundant throughout the 587-acre resort.

To learn more about Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, email Diane Hunter or go to For more details on Inn of the Mountain Gods, reach out to Charles Meeks or visit

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