“Imaginative inn rising from the ruins of a picturesque mining/ghost town, beginning a new chapter as an artists’ community”
The 6 spacious bedrooms and 2 apartments with full kitchens showcase a variety of themes - from elegant Victorian to playful vaquero (cowboy). Colors range from bold red pepper to elegant lavender. Plaster fireplaces are framed with delicate paint flourishes and swirling wrought-iron grates; others are rustic hand-cut stone. Some rooms have antique brass and iron four-posters, others have beds made with heavy hand-carved wood. Look for art and sculptures by Pozos artists among the well-chosen antiques and folk art.
The largest room is Cinco Señores (named after a legendary local mining company) - the only room with a kingsize bed, as well as a queensize sleeper sofa. Luna de Miel ('honeymoon') opens onto a large private balcony - a great place to enjoy morning coffee overlooking the domed San Pedro church. Los Vaqueros ('the cowboys') and Las Muñecas ('the dolls') both have twin beds and whimsical décor. A swinging saloon door leads to the toilet/shower area in Los Vaqueros. The doorways and counters in Las Muñecas are kid-scale.
Most rooms have exceptional views of the town or overlook the cactus garden. All are non-smoking and have TVs, filtered drinking water, ceiling fans and underfloor heating.
Start the day with freshly ground coffee, served in your room on request. Breakfast is made-to-order in the courtyard, the patios, the enclosed dining room or the bar. In addition to fresh-squeezed orange juice and fresh fruit, enjoy homemade banana or pumpkin muffins and bolillos (breakfast rolls) from the bakery around the corner. Hot dishes include huevos rancheros, chilaquiles (homemade blue corn tortillas cooked in red or green chile sauce) and American-style wholewheat pancakes.
Lunch and dinner are served from noon to 9pm. The daily menu includes a diverse selection of Mexican and American starters, soups, salads and sandwiches. Daily specials may include fresh fish, steak with French fries and chicken enchiladas with mole (a sauce made with chillies and dark chocolate). I was surprised to find homemade Key lime pie along with flan on the dessert menu.
The dark, cosy Cantina Mina Bar is a tribute to Pozo’s mining heritage. A sepia-toned mural runs the length of the room, leather-backed chairs have cowhide seats, and antique bolt-action rifles, spurs and a canteen hang from the wall. In addition to the full gamut of Mexican beers and premium liquors, you can choose from more than 30 types of tequila, including several from small speciality tequilerias. There's also a nice selection of Mexican, Spanish and Chilean wines.
There are 4 other restaurants in town serving Mexican and American fare if you fancy eating out.
Well-behaved children are welcome, with a discount for those aged from 3 to 10 years. The rooms are child-friendly, with extra beds and fun doll and cowboy themes, but there are no particular facilities for kids.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Extra Beds Available