This two story adobe was built circa 1890 as a brothel that serviced Fort Bayard, The former hotel has seen uses as a convenience store and liquor store. It is currently used a wood and furniture-making shop, and is slated for restoration utilizing small diameter wood in the the reconstruction of the front facade. Future plans include developing a Mercardo on the adjacent properties.
The closest general airport with a carrier service is in Las Cruces, NM, 92 miles to the southeast. Local air transportation needs are met by Grant County Regional Airport, ten miles south; and the Whiskey Creek Airport, four miles to the west on U. S. 180.
The Grant County Airport is owned and operated by the Grant County Commission and was built in the early 1950’s. Commercial service is provided by Boutique Air. Grant County Airport is also home to Gila National Forest Aerial Fire Base and Fire Cache. Forest Fire fighting support is provided throughout the Southwest from this base. Whiskey Creek Airport is a small paved lighted airstrip that provides general aviation services to the local area. There is no commercial service, but fuel and repairs are available through the onsite Fixed Base Operator.
Trails and Pathways
Within three miles of the Village there are several national recreation trails, among them are Wood Haul Wagon Road Trail and the Sawmill Wagon Road Trail. These trails are on the federal lands north of Santa Clara, including the historic Fort Bayard property, now managed by the U. S. Forest Service , Silver City Ranger District, as part of the Gila National Forest. There are no maintained recreational trails or pathways within the Village.