Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico, has earned the AAA Four Diamond Rating, becoming the only property in southern New Mexico to receive this designation. Four Diamond Rating places the property in extraordinary company, as less than six percent of the more than 28,000 AAA-approved hotels achieve that level. Including Inn of the Mountain Gods, there are presently just 14 AAA Four Diamond destinations in the state of New Mexico.

“This achievement ranks the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino as a premier establishment esteemed by our professional inspectors, the hospitality industry and over 57 million AAA/CAA members,” wrote Michael Petrone, director of content development for AAA Publishing. “We are proud to acknowledge the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino as one of North America’s select accommodations.”

Set in an astounding mountain oasis above the hot deserts below, Inn of the Mountain Gods has become known as a beacon of luxury for Southwestern travelers. Following the resort casino’s exciting addition of the Apache Wind Rider ZipTour at its sister resort Ski Apache in 2014 and Apache Eagle ZipRider over Lake Mescalero at Inn of the Mountain Gods in early 2015, the property completed a $2.4 million room renovation in June of 2015, and in 2016 added Broken Arrow Tap House, a 127-seat 24-hour gastro-pub inspired restaurant, all enhancing the guest experience even more.

“None of this could happen without the Tribal Administration’s vision and support,” said Frizzell Frizzell Jr., COO at Inn of the Mountain Gods. “Thanks to them, we have been able to add new features and amenities to the property including the zip lines, room renovations and more. With their support and that of the community, we can continue our mission to be the premier resort in the region.”