Christmas on the Pecos Friday, Dec 17 2010 

Enjoy the lights at Christmas on the Pecos and then come stay with us! Mention this blog spot and receive %15 off your stay with us.

Winter in Carlsbad isn’t about snow, ice or cold. It’s about warmth. The warmth of the holiday season. And families coming together. Carlsbad, New Mexico is alive with the ultimate celebration of the season – Christmas on the Pecos River.

This magical vista is created by over 100 homeowners who spend hours decorating with care. Each house is unique. From the Christmas in the Desert Southwest theme at one home to Santa’s Play land at another, Carlsbad NM residents show their creativity as much as their community pride. Each year the Holiday Season on the Pecos wraps itself around the riverfront, illuminating backyards, boat docks and islands with millions of lights. The Pecos River Holiday Lights shimmers with color. Wise men and angels glow on sloping lawns. Giant margarita glasses and bright stars reflect on the water.

Everyone in Carlsbad, New Mexico gets involved too, not just homeowners. Carlsbad Navy officers navigate each of the three pontoon boats through this spectacular show of Yuletide River Christmas Lights along the Pecos River Christmas Cruise. Each officer is a volunteer and Chamber of Commerce member who has been specially trained in boating safety and operations.

The First Christmas on the Pecos River boat tour took place in 1992 aboard the Princess a pontoon boat that seated 10 people. Today the Christmas on the Pecos fleet includes the Noelle- which seats 40 passengers, the Bella Sera-which seats 45 people, the Bella Notte-which seats 18 people and the historic George Washington Paddle Wheeler-which seats 40 people. All vessels depart nightly except for the George Washington which operates Fridays and Saturdays only and is a half trip only.

Christmas on the Pecos River Boat tours are 40 minute long that sets sail 12-15 times per night between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Thanksgiving weekend to New Year’s Eve. Tours depart from the Pecos River Village, a quaint, turn-of-the-century park that is transformed into a wonderland of sparkling lights and delights. Wander through a gallery full of gifts created by local artists and enjoy holiday refreshments at the Pecos River Village before and after your tour.


Great Event Coming Soon to our Area! Saturday, Sep 18 2010 

Sunspot Observatory in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM!

Sunset in the Sacramento Mountains located in the Lincoln National Forest in Cloudcroft, NM!

The Chile Cheese Festival and Quilt Show is September 24 – 25, in Roswell, NM. Go see the show, then stay with us. Best place to stay in Southeast, NM! Maybe you could go visit the Carlsbad Caverns National Park or see the Sunspot Observatory located in the Lincoln National Forest in Cloudcroft. We’re right in the middle!

Go See Carlsbad Caverns, Then Stay With Us! Tuesday, Sep 14 2010 

It’s not too late to see the bats take to flight at night, leaving the amazing natural entrance at the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Each evening from May to October, nearly 400,000 Brazilian (aka Mexican) free-tail bats exit Carlsbad Cavern in search of a smorgasbord of insects for dinner. It’s amazing to see!

Many of our guests stay with us here at the Heritage Inn and then visit Carlsbad Caverns. They also visit the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the UFO Museum in Roswell, and White Sands National Monument. More detailed posts on those attractions in the near future. The Heritage Inn is a “unique stay along the way.”

What’s a Daisycutter? Thursday, Apr 15 2010 

It’s Sara Milonovich’s solo debut album… Sara

Sara will be in Artesia at the Ocotillo Performing Arts center on April 17th.  Don’t miss the opportunity to  enjoy “literate folk, plaintive Celtic-tinged balladry, and plenty of modern-day ass-kicking”. Milonovich sings, fiddles and plays guitar.  The Dinner Date package is still going on at the Heritage Inn.

A Dinner, A Show and A Night at the Heritage Inn Friday, Jan 1 2010 

Spring Package Now Extended Through May! 
Enjoy dinner for two people at one of three unique restaurants, a live show at Artesia’s own Ocotillo Performing Arts Center and a charming one night’s stay. Please call so we can help you create your special date.


What a fun way to spend the night!  Here are some upcoming shows:

Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter Saturday, April 17, 2010

Robin Spielberg Saturday, April 24, 2010

Garry Stroutsos Tuesday, May 20, 2010

Monday, Aug 10 2009 

Coming soon “Movies at the Plaza” on Thursdays around 8pm at the Heritage Walkway.  It’s just in the next block from the Heritage Inn.  

Artesia Arts Council presents this series.  Bring your chair and a drink!

Fountain of…. Tuesday, Jul 14 2009 

Hey.  Guess what’s new at the Heritage Inn?  A smallish water fountain on the deck to relax by on those quiet southwest evenings when the temperature drops to a comfortable oh, let’s say 95º!

The Deck is a Progress in the Works!
The deck is a work in progress!

Watch for new updates!

Look out Artesia…be prepared! Wednesday, Jul 8 2009 

Welcome to Heritage Inn’s blog, if you are reading this…you must be extremely intelligent and creative.  Hopefully this will be a place where you can find out what’s going  on at the Heritage Inn in Artesia, NM and also the surrounding areas, such as Carlsbad, Roswell and Cloudcroft.  For instance:


Artesia Arts Council Summer Classic Movie this week is “Kiss Me Kate” starring Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson. The movie begins at 8:15 p.m. at Heritage Walkway. Entry and popcorn are free. Bring your own drinks and chairs.


In the event that weather does not allow the Summer Classic Movie to show in the Heritage Walkway it will be relocated to the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.

And the wonderful, historic Heritage Inn is only two minutes away on foot!

More updates to follow in the very near future!   Some interesting topics that will be covered are;  wow, our renovated deck is finished…isn’t it beautiful (hopeful thinking on our part), have you seen the bats at Carlsbad Caverns and is it worth it to see White Sands National Monument if you are in the area.  We hope you are intrigued!