The Whitewater Motel is owned and operated by Marianne Sutton, who adds her worldly experience and warm German hospitality to the splendor of Glenwood, New Mexico.

Marianne was born in Southern Germany, and later she along with her Mother relocated to Heidelberg, Germany. There she attended school until she graduated.

Marianne met her husband to be Vann Sutton who was stationed in the Army in Heidelberg. She emigrated to the United States in 1965 and was married to Vann Sutton the same year.

When they acquired the Whitewater Motel in 1984, they also took over the restaurant next door. The Restaurant was open until 1989 and reopened as a Country Gift Shop in 1993. Gems and Minerals have always been a passion of Marianne's so when the Glenwood Rock Shop owned by Delbert and Bonita Menges closed she was able to buy the inventory and open her own rock shop and gift shop.

Most days you will find Marianne at the Post Office across from the Whitewater Motel where she had been Postmaster for 10 years. When she's not at the Post Office you can find her tending her beloved gardens or out collecting treasures for her rock shop.
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The newest addition to the family is Andy the Cat, Marianne adopted Andy in 2009 and he quickly became a beloved member of the family.
You can be sure Andy will be ready and waiting to eagerly greet you at the front desk when you come to stay with us.