Hidden Hideaway Near Las Cruces

Meson de Mesilla • Mesilla, NM

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Escape Kit

  • A One- ($79) or Two-Night ($139) Stay for Two in a Veranda Queen Room
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay for Up to Four Nights

The Destination
Just outside the sprawling town of Las Cruces—the second most populated city in New Mexico—Mesilla is home to a few thousand residents and a few hundred years of history. While Spanish explorers first came across the area in the late 16th century, it wasn't until 1849 that the village was settled and the jagged Organ Mountains became the backdrop to adobe buildings. Here, visitors can pass by the two bell towers of the San Albino Church and wander through the boutique shops—including the Billy the Kid Gift Shop at the site of his trail—before retreating to a gazebo with snacks in hand. Art galleries marked by Southwestern landscapes and a theater that features rough-and-tumble Westerns exhibit the pride this town has in its history.

The Digs
Mirroring the facade of a Spanish hacienda, the Meson de Mesilla is a boutique hotel that overlooks the Organ Mountains in the heart of the Southern Rio Grande Valley. Just six blocks from the historic Old Mesilla Plaza, the property was recently voted as Las Cruces' most romantic lodging destination. Veranda queen rooms are painted a warm, golden hue and feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Stretch out on the room's connecting open space and, on the weekends, venture to the rooftop bar for drinks and views of the town and desert. Spend the morning alternating between the pool and its surrounding lounge chairs before tasting local grapes during a wine tour of the area. At dinner, take a seat at the romantic on-site restaurant, where you can choose from a menu that includes a green chile burger and pan-fried sea bass.

The Diversions
• Go on a guided nature walk in Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
• Visit the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
• Explore the Branigan Cultural Center
• Peruse the Las Cruces Museum of Art
• Marvel at the White Sands Missile Range Museum
• Tee Off at New Mexico State University Golf Course

  • "Under bright blue skies, we strolled the terra-cotta brick streets around Old Mesilla's small, pretty square, which is on the National Register of Historic Places."

    -- The New York Times

Location

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    1803 Avenida de Mesilla Mesilla, NM 88046
    575-652-4953 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now - January 11, 2014
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes parking and Wi-Fi
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Blackout date(s): December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-31, 2013
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON January 11, 2014 • Enjoy By January 11, 2014
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