Riverside lodge

The Copper Canyon Riverside Lodge is located just off the main square in the town of Batopilas, at the bottom of the Copper Canyon. This lodge belongs to the specialty hotel category and is a boutique style hotel. Once the private home of the Bigler family in the 1800s, it was converted into a hotel in the early 1990s and covers an entire city block. The Copper Canyon Riverside Lodge features private gardens, hand-painted murals and is filled with antiques. Each of the 14 rooms has antique beds and the inconvenient luxury of clawfoot tubs.

Fantastic Moorish-style doors and windows will make you feel like you’ve entered another world. Relax on one of the several patios, rooms that feature hand-painted stencils, cozy bedding or shaded patios. Interested in learning more about the history of silver mining in Batopilas? There is a small library that contains the answers to most of your questions about Batopilas history. Feel free to browse through the old books, old records and pamphlets from the silver mining days and relive the past. Your host, Martin, serves a continental breakfast every morning that includes a variety of fresh fruits straight from our own trees, homemade breads and coffee or tea.
He can also introduce you to local guides who can offer you a wide selection of daytime adventures ranging from relaxed to really challenging. Batopilas at the end of the Soaring Eagle Highway, in the tropical soil of the Copper Canyon is the center of countless trails, and the local Hacienda San Miguel and the lost Mission of Satevo. El Cobre Canyon Riverside Lodge and Real de Minas Lodges are located in downtown Batopilas. Luxury accommodations in the town that time forgot.


The Riverside Lodge is located at the bottom of the Barranca de Batopilas, at less than 500 m.a.s.l. the Pueblo Magico de Batopilas offers a subtropical climate; hot in the summer and very pleasant during the winter. in Batopilas is a restored 18th century hacienda. Batopilas, once a major supplier of silver worldwide in the late 19th century, was an opulent silver mining town. Shaded courtyards invite you to relax after a day on the trails. Guests can also relax and gather with friends in the elegantly decorated parlor, filled with Victorian-inspired furnishings; crystal chandelier, hand-painted wall stencils; beautiful paintings and a huge ceiling mural recall a bygone Victorian era. The rooms are furnished with antique beds and claw-foot tubs, and Moorish-style windows look out onto the cobblestone street. Outside, ladies sweep the street in front of their houses every morning, donkey trains come to Miguel’s store for supplies, and children play marbles in the plaza.
Outsiders are relatively few here on the non-touristy soil of the Copper Canyon. Travelers and residents alike find each other interesting. A small stairway leads to a hidden rooftop terrace. There, there is a 360-degree view of three intersecting canyons. Deciding what to do the next day is as simple as selecting a canyon…be it ruins, mines, or hiking in spectacular scenery. Part-time guides include a former mayor, cattle rancher, muleteer, 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 in the mine he discovered the famous “la Nevada”. an inch thick vein of solid silver. He bought noble title and became “El Conde Bustamante”. He built the church, and across the street from it, his first home, which is the oldest part of Copper Canyon Riverside Lodge. Guests stay in his bedroom. Ninety-two villagers worked from 1989 to 1992 without power tools to restore the homestead. They casually say it is haunted.