John Mitchell was a miner in Georgetown who had grown up in Cornwall, England. He was known as a Cornwall Jack. He traded a local man a set of matched mules in exchange for his daughter’s hand in marriage. John and his wife Martha had thirteen children and later owned farming property in the Mimbres Valley. Today there are many Mitchell descendants still living in and around the Mimbres Valley.
The Mitchell Cabin is decorated with Mata Ortiz pottery from the Casas Grande area of old Mexico. The pottery is very colorful and unique and replicates pots once made by ancient Indians. The Mata Ortiz story is about a village that nearly died when the railroad ceased to exist and was later revived when a fellow who lived there, named Juan Quezada, rediscovered how to make the beautiful pottery. Once he developed the skills, he taught his family and other villagers how to make pottery as well. Over the past 30 years, many tour buses have visited the village of Mata Ortiz for their world renowned pottery.
This cabin is very private being on its own drive and has a large side yard. One gets a warm and cozy feeling with the homey décor found in this cabin. There is a roomy side porch to extend the living space. The Mitchell has a gas grill, gas fire pit and outdoor seating areas.