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Area Restaurants

The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino presents Wendell’s, their fine dining experience, a fantastic live-action buffet at the Gathering of Nations Buffet, a classic diner experience with Smokey B’s at Casino Apache Travel Center, barbecue-style sandwiches at Apache Tee (during golf season only) and Burgers, Nachos and more at the Big Game Sports Bar.

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Ski Apache also offers skiers and boarders some great choices as well. Our signature Eagle Café has an extensive menu and we also have smaller food locations through the resort serving burgers, dogs, sausage coffee specialties and more.

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And of course, the town surrounding Ski Apache has many more restaurants to entice and entertain our visitors. From classic steakhouses to fine dining to a variety of ethnic choices and of course lots of burgers and BBQ … its all here.

Things to Do

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Our area offers visitors a great many entertainment and outdoor recreational activities from which to select. Visit things to do in Mescalero to view all happenings in our area including those at Ski Apache and the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

For your adventurous outdoor spirit, enjoy fishing at Bonito Lake, Mescalero Lake, Grindstone Lake, and the Rio Ruidoso, hiking and mountain biking in the Lincoln National Forest and the Sacramento Mountains, horseback riding along historic trails, and skiing and snowboarding at Ski Apache.

For the explorer in you, we have incredible historic sites such as Lincoln, New Mexico, Gran Quivera ruins, the Old Dowlin Mill, the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, Fort Stanton, White Oaks, Three Rivers Petroglyphs and the Mescalero Apache Reservation.

A pleasant stroll through Midtown will find many unique gift shops featuring New Mexican jewelry, Western antiques and collectibles, fine art, handmade clothing, couture and much, much more.

The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino, Casino Apache offer full Las Vegas-style gaming including slots and slot machines, blackjack, roulette, poker and video poker, baccarat, war and Spanish “21”. Nightlife includes incredible live theater at the Spencer Theater of the Performing Arts, live music concerts at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino.

Local Events Calendar

There’s always something happening in the Mescalero area and whatever your interests, you’ll find them here at things to do in Mescalero on the which includes everything going on at Ski Apache and the Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Whether you like seeing big name entertainment at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, live blues at the annual Blues Fest or great Broadway-style productions at the Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts … our entertainment scene is vibrant.

And the Arts community serves up a host of exhibits, shows, gallery walks and tours throughout the year as well. There are great annual events such as the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium, AspenCash and Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rallies and Aspen Fest weekend with its custom car shows, chili cook-offs, and parades. Regular races and events occur at Ski Apache and there are gaming events and tournaments at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casinos. And don’t forget Oktoberfest, Snow Blast and Mardi Gras and a whole lot more and you can plan on the fun just about anytime you visit Mescalero, New Mexico.

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