New Mexico’s Angel Fire Resort bills itself as a four-season resort with terrific Rocky Mountain views, so why wouldn’t you want to stay there, even if you’re a bear?
The lodge, located in the town of Angel Fire in the northern part of the state, was visited by a surprise guest Monday night when a black bear wandered into its lobby.
Surveillance cameras inside the lodge captured the bear’s 10-minute trek through the building’s first and second floors as it snooped around the lobby and walked down the halls.
The bear, according to local police, made its way into the hotel a very simple way, through an open back door.
Front desk clerks working behind the counter when the bear entered quickly backed into another room and called police.
But just as quickly and easily as the bear entered, it left, returning to its less luxurious but more familiar life outside before police even had a chance to respond.
This is the latest in a string of unusual bear sightings this summer across the U.S.
Most recently a baby black bear was caught breaking into the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Estes Park, Colo.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.