Come to the Southwest Festival of the Written Word and plan to stay a few extra days. 

There’s  much to do in and around Silver City.

In October, the weather is balmy, the nights are filled with stars, the Gila National Forest and Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness areas are close by for all forms of outdoor recreation.  Great restaurants.  Friendly coffee shops.   Intriguing art galleries. A small but unique university. A community rich in history and endowed with a diverse population that welcomes and invites visitors to take part in all the Silver City has to offer.


Silver City is in southwestern New Mexico, about 45 miles north of I-10, either from Lordsburg, NM or from Deming, NM.  That being said….Downtown Silver

One of the charms of Silver City is that it is easy to get to, but not that easy to get to! We are not too far from the interstate (I-10), bigger city airports (El Paso, Tucson, Albuquerque) or Amtrak service. This allows us to retain the unique, accessible but “slightly-out-of-the-way” quality that both residents and visitors value.

 For directions on getting to Silver City,  click on this link:  Getting to Silver City



thunder cloudsWe have many wonderful lodgings in the Silver City area. The following have advertised with us and/or are offering generous discounts for the Festival weekend.

Mention the Southwest Festival of the Written Word when you make reservations for a weekend discount.

The Murray Hotel, 200 W. Broadway, downtown Silver City. Our flagship headquarters and Marketplace for the Festival. Recently renovated, the Murray has kept its art deco style.  ADA accessible. 575-956-9400.

The Inn on Broadway, 411 W. Broadway, downtown Silver City, is offering a $25 off a two-night stay at a charming and comfortable Victorian residence. Prepare to feel pampered! 575-388-5485.

Agave Ridge Retreat, Pinos Altos, off Highway 15. Make your Festival weekend a true Wilderness vacation in the high pines above Silver City and still get downtown easily. Beautifully appointed and designed for your comfort. 575-313-9843.

The Palace Hotel, 106 W. Broadway, is a small hotel in the European tradition, in downtown Silver City. 15% off each night. 575-388-1811.

Comfort Inn, 1060 Hwy 180E gives Festival participants a rate of $85 plus tax. They are just a few minutes away from downtown and the Festival. 575-534-1883. city-new mexico -NM016

Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, on Hwy 180E offers a discount to Festival attendees. Ask for their special Festival rate when you call directly, 575-538-2525.

 For a list of other hotels, lodges, motels in the Silver City area, click on this link:

Staying in Silver City





For a list of eateries in the Silver City area, click on this link: Eating in Silver City







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