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MW Bar Ranch - a mountain lodge on the Costilla River

Bed and Breakfast
A trout stream through the property, spectacular mountain vistas, quiet and serene days and nights, all combined with luxurious accommodations. An unforgettable experience! Situated near the community of Amalia in the Rio Costilla Valley with mountains to the north and south, MW Bar Ranch offers comfortable and graciously appointed guest rooms in a log home. MW Bar Ranch is 50 miles north of Taos not far from the Colorado stare line. The 8,400 foot elevation means the nights are cool and days are typically a pleasant 80 degrees during summer months. Just to the east, Costilla Peak rises nearly 13,000 feet, the second highest peak in New Mexico. The Valle Vidal, sometimes called the Yellowstone of New Mexico is just eight miles up the road. The drive is spectacular as you follow the river through a box canyon where you might catch a glimpse of a Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep if you're lucky. Valle Vidal boasts one of the largest elk herds in New Mexico. Mule deer, turkeys, cougars and bears are also found there. The 100,000 acres comprising the Valle Vidal offers great hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities. Cutthroat trout are found in the streams and Shuree Pond. Nearby attractions include: Valle Vidal Rio Costilla Park and the nine Latir Lakes Latir Peak Wilderness Ute Mountain Wild Rivers Great Sand Dunes National Monument Fort Garland Museum San Luis Valley
Main Lodge – M Walz

Bed and Breakfast Style

MW Bar Ranch has two spacious guest rooms with private baths in the main lodge. The North Room overlooks the river and the adjacent meadow. This room has a queen bed and features handmade southwestern furniture, original art, and cozy bed linens. The South Room has two twin beds and has a view of ancient cottonwoods and a horse pasture. Furnished with handmade furniture, antiques and original art, this rooms offers the feeling of the past with today's comforts. A separate cabin has a queen bed and a pullout sofa bed. It has a private bath, full kitchen, sun room, and a seating area. Handmade furniture and original art accent the cabin decor

Amenities include on-site fly fishing in the Costilla River, beautiful gardens, great room with fireplace, a deck for dining or relaxing, a library, outdoor eating areas, and all the interaction with nature you may have dreamed about.

The landscape features gardens amongst the beautiful natural setting.

Eco-Friendly Notes

MW Bar Ranch is the closest accommodation to the Valle Vidal. Outdoor activities are abundant in the area. They include hiking, fly fishing, bird and wildlife viewing. The local community consists of small farms and ranches along the river valley.

MW Bar Ranch strives to support the local community using local products to the extent possible. The owners have used environmentally responsible practices in maintaining the property and encourage the presence of birds and wildlife. .

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The owners are retired and live full-time on the ranch. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and will help you with suggestions for activities or itineraries, favorite fishing spots, or great hiking areas. They will prepare your breakfast and can accommodate most special needs

Pet Friendly Notes

Well behaved dogs are allowed in the cabin. Bring your horse if you'd like.


Seasons Open

Year round but summer and fall are best seasons


Range of Rates

$110 to $160


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast