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Arrival: 12 Sep 20145 Night(s) 1 Room(s)
Dept: 17 Sep 2014

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Copper Canyon Riverside Lodge Batopilas

The Riverside Lodge in Batopilas is a 18th century restored hacienda. Batopilas, once a major supplier of silver worldwide during the late 19th century, was an opulent silver mining town.The shady courtyards invite relaxation after a day out on the trails. Guests can also relax and visit with friends in the elegantly appointed salon, filled with Victorian-inspired furnishings; crystal chandelier, hand painted wall stencils, gorgeous paintings and a huge ceiling mural are all reminiscent of a bygone Victorian era. Guest rooms are furnished with antique beds and claw foot tubs, and Moorish style windows look out into the cobbled street.  Outside, senoras sweep the street in front of their houses each morning,  burro trains arrive for supplies at Miguel's store and children play marbles in the plaza.  The Copper Canyon Riverside Lodge is an intimate part of village life. Outsiders are relatively few here in the untouristed floor of the Copper Canyon. Both travelers and residents find each other mutually interesting.  A tiny stairway leads to a hidden roof terrace. There, is a 360 degree view of three intersecting canyons.  Deciding what to do the next day is as simple as selecting a  canyon...will it be ruins, mines, or hiking in spectacular scenery. The part time guides include a former mayor,  cattleman,  mule skinner, storekeeper, and a cantina manager whose stories and insights are very real.   According to local legend, a gypsy won a worthless mine in a card game.  Working the mine, he discovered the famous "la nevada"  a solid inch thick silver vein.   He purchased noble title and became "El Conde Bustamante".  He built the church, and across from it, his first home  which is the oldest part of the Copper Canyon Riveside Lodge.  Guests stay in his bedroom.  Ninety two townsmen worked from 1989  to 1992 without electric tools to restore the hacienda. They casually state it is haunted.

- Those are real and authentic reviews from travel agents-
Posted the 30/09/2016
'' Travel is about special moments that remain in your memory and there is a memory from this visit to Batopilas that will remain with me. It was the morning after our arrival. The drive down into the canyon from Bahuichivo was hard, we arrived late and when we did arrive electrical power had been taken out by a storm. But... ''
Posted the 20/09/2016
By: TabithaB949
'' Dear Jo Anne: Thank you for your comments, specially caming from such an experienced traveler. It was a great pleasure hosting you and your son in our property. We really hope to see you back soon enjoying our beloved Hacienda. Greetings!!!! ''
Posted the 12/04/2016
By: jzachow
'' My son and I wanted to celebrate his last spring break as a high school student with a trip to the Copper Canyon. Ostensibly, the trip was to have been all about El Chepe, but, really, the absolute highlight was staying at the Riverside Lodge in Batopilas. Sonia was incredibly helpful beforehand in helping us make arrangements and taking care of every last little detail. Once we were there, Martin and his staff took over and treated us like family vs. like guests. (One morning we had breakfast tortillas that his mother made.) The hotel itself is phenomenal. Just lovely. Care and attention has gone into every square inch. And, after the 7+ hour drive on twisting mountain roads from Chihuahua, it truly was an oasis. Batopilas itself is sort of a sleepy little town, but that was part of its charm. And Martin pointed our way to some very good restaurants in town. It is definitely on my list to return one day...sooner rather than later, I hope. ''

Near By

  • Arrival Destination
    • AIRPORTChihuahua
      395 kms / 420 minutes by car
  • Outdoors
    • TREKKINGmission
      4 miles / 300 minutes by walk
    • TREKKINGHacienda ruin
      1 miles / 120 minutes by walk
    • TREKKINGSettlement
      9 miles / 240 minutes by car
    • TREKKINGmine
      2 miles / 300 minutes by walk







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Children age range is from 24 months old to 16 years old
more than 16 years old are considerated as adults .


Infants are under the age of 24 months old
more than 24 months old all infants will be considered as child. 1 infants accepted maximum.

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