“THE FORT AT THE LITTLE MULBERRY TREE”
El Fortín de la Morita was created after Ciénega Fort and is the smallest of Milton Faver’s three forts. At the height of his ranching enterprise in the 1880s, he not only supplied beef and farm produce, but also herds of sheep and goats. For several decades, Morita Fort was the centerpiece of these booming herd operations. The U.S. troops occupying Fort Davis, local settlers and silver miners in the next door town of Shafter all benefited from Faver’s entrepreneurial spirit by trade and sale. Morita Fort is very secluded, located approximately 45 minutes across the ranch from Cíbolo Fort by car.
MORITA FORT LODGING
Travelers with a true sense of adventure and love of history will be right at home in these fort accommodations. Due to its isolated location on the ranch, Morita Fort does not have electricity – guests must rely on oil lamps for light, cool breezes in place of air conditioning, a gas-log stove that provides heat, and a gas-burning water heater. Guests can head over to Cíbolo Fort for each meal, or once daily to pick up all meals.
Featuring an adjacent adobe guest cottage that includes a sitting room, full bath and a separate bedroom, a stay in this fort is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
*La Morita may be reserved for single or double occupancy.