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Mesilla hoping to capitalize on tourism opportunities

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:03pm

Mesilla continues promoting it's unique history and tradition in hopes of attracting tourists.

With same-sex marriage now legal in the state, that could be an opportunity to attract more visitors.

"This wonderful community is inviting people to celebrate love," said Kristan Marie Lynch-Ayala, in town visiting from San Francisco.

After the New Mexico Supreme Court allowed same-sex marriage in early December, Lynch-Ayala thinks Mesilla could become a booming tourist destination.

Nestled under the warm New Mexico sun, Casa de Rosie with it's vibrant green front door and friendly house dog Jasmine, welcome all visitors with open arms.

"The most enjoyable part is opening up the front door," said Rosie Martinez, who runs the bed and breakfast.

Tn the six years the spacious bed and breakfast has been under Martinez's care she has seen many patrons traveling through the area or getting away for the weekend.

"Each guest is kind of new and unique and I've met some fabulous people," Martinez said.

In every room of the three bedroom home, the walls are decorated with local art and other items giving the house a touch of New Mexico.

Among her duties as innkeeper, Martinez shares part of the area's history with her guests and recommends what to see.

With a wide variety of restaurants, shopping and close proximity to larger cities, Mesilla sells itself and with good service people will keep coming back.

"It's a great spot," she said.


Physical Address:

2140 Calle del Norte
Las Cruces, NM 88005



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