Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve

Raton, NM United States

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily (included in rates)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (credit is per reservation, not transferable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Virtuoso Castle Rock Sundowner: includes cocktails for up to 4 guests at Castle Rock viewpoint. (A $350 value.)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 27 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Ecotourism Seclusion

Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve

Address:
PO Box E
40 Miles West Highway 555
Raton, NM 87740
United States
Nearest Airport:
Colorado Springs (COS)
131 mi / 210 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Villas


Recreation
  • Horseback Riding
  • Skiing
  • Snow Sports
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryer

About Us

When Ted Turner purchased Vermejo in 1996, his goal was to restore and preserve the native ecosystems that support the diversity of life on our planet. Now, a generation later, Ted Turner Reserves, Vermejo is over 550,000 acres of majestic wilderness located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado beckoning travelers to immerse themselves in the rejuvenating power of nature rewilded. With climates ranging from high desert to snowcapped alpine tundra, 19 fishable lakes and over 30 miles of streams, Vermejo offers unparalleled opportunities to explore. Its diverse landscape is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elk, bison, black bears and mountain lions. Whether riding horseback through open fields, exploring turn-of-the-century charcoal kilns, or fly fishing for native Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Vermejo has something for everyone.

Conservation:

At Vermejo, our most important work is to restore and preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the natural world. We are proud of our success in the repopulation of imperiled American bison and Rio Grande cutthroat trout, and that is just the beginning. During your visit, you can see the work of the Turner Endangered Species Fund and the property’s natural resources and biodiversity specialists, learn more about the work they’re doing on the property, and understand how your visit is helping protect and restore wildlife and the land.

Accommodations:

Whether you’re looking for an intimate historic cottage, an eco-friendly mountaintop lodge, or even a turn-of-the-century mansion, Vermejo has the ideal accommodation to match both your party size and preferences. Developed at the turn of the 20th century by a Chicago grain speculator who fulfilled his dreams of Westward expansion at Vermejo. Casa Grande is a 25,000-square-foot step back in time to 1900s luxury and elegance. The surrounding grounds, guest cottages, and main lodge complete the experience and the story of the headquarters area.

Tucked away in the high country, Costilla Fishing Lodge, is the perfect home base for excursions into untamed wilderness. Constructed using the property’s own timber and stone, this solar powered eco-friendly lodge is certified LEED Silver. Enjoy incredible views from the expansive porch, relax in front of the grand stone fireplace, and enjoy meals from a dedicated chef.

Activities: Endless opportunities to connect with nature at Vermejo include trout fishing in our 19 lakes, and the opportunity to catch the rare native Rio Grande cutthroat trout in our 30 miles of streams, but fishing is just one of the ways to connect with nature here. We also offer endless trails for hiking and biking, horseback riding, shooting sports, archery, geocaching, disc golf, and wildlife and history tours.

Dining: Savor meals inspired by the seasons and the Southwest, with ingredients fresh from our greenhouse and neighboring farms. Enjoy your choice from the lodge menu and daily specials, or perhaps a lakeside or veranda cookout.

Best of the Best

At Vermejo Reserve in northern New Mexico, the buffalo roam, the deer and the antelope play, and thanks to Ted Turner's inspiring goal to "Save Everything" these and many other species have over 550,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness to thrive in. Guests get the opportunity to be immersed in this uniquely restored ecosystem, soak in the rejuvenating energy of nature, and join in our efforts to preserve these beautiful habitats. Anchored by Casa Grande, an elegant historic mansion, restored to its 1900s grandeur, the 26-room property comprises more land than many national parks. Accommodations range from luxuriously furnished bedrooms to private cottages, and our solar-powered, high-country Costilla Fishing Lodge. Expert guides create tailored outdoor excursions based on your interests and skill level, and our chefs prepare mouthwatering meals that begin in our greenhouse and local farms and are inspired by the land and seasons.

Hotel Tip

Holidays at Vermejo are both magical and meaningful. Celebrations take on a deeper significance when they are part of a vacation that is helping to restore and protect nature.

Sustainability

We are proud to have been a finalist for the Virtuoso Best of the Best Sustainable Tourism Leadership award and honored to stand beside other properties that make sustainability their highest goal.

At Vermejo, sustainability is in our DNA. Our core purpose is to efficiently manage our diverse native ecosystem in a sustainable manner; and share and the results of our work with others through warm hospitality and spectacular experiences. From encountering spectacular wildlife to staying in a solar-powered lodge, our activities inspire guests to interact with and find rejuvenation in nature. We live and breathe the "save everything" conservation mantra of Ted Turner with innovative initiatives in green operations, supporting our local communities and economies, and immersing guests in the stories and settings of our natural and cultural heritage. We've written a blog post that explains in detail what sustainability means to Ted Turner reserves.

Location

Address
PO Box E
40 Miles West Highway 555
Raton, NM 87740
United States
Nearest Airport
Colorado Springs (COS), 131 Miles / 210 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Costilla Lodge

Located at an elevation of 10,200 feet, and twenty-five miles from the Main Lodge, Costilla Fishing Lodge offers the ultimate High Country getaway. With eight private bedrooms and baths, Costilla provides grand views and private balconies from each room, showcasing the alpine prairie and rocky mountain wildlife, as well as an impressive two-story central living area complete with an elaborate stone fireplace.

Completed in 2010, Costilla Lodge was constructed using the Ranch’s own timber and stone, and in 2011 received a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
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Casa Grande

Casa Grande, a 25,000-square-foot, Spanish-inspired, stone estate, was originally constructed by prominent American architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee between 1907 and 1909, as a private home for previous Vermejo Park Ranch owner William Bartlett.

This magnificent, historic estate features upgraded luxurious furnishings and boasts seven bedrooms, including two well-appointed Master bedrooms, a stunning, remodeled kitchen, billiard room, greenhouse, and more. In addition to its luxurious accommodations, Casa Grande delivers the ultimate, customized vacation experience.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Bartlett Cottage and Chandler Cottage

Renovated to emulate Casa Grande’s elegance, Vermejo’s guest cottages are the perfect intimate accommodations for families, couples, and small groups.

The two-story five-bedroom Bartlett Cottage is equipped with a wet-bar, coffee station, and mini-fridge for your convenience, paired with a comfortable living room and fireplace. With four King Suites and one Double-Queen Suite, Bartlett’s spacious bedrooms and bathrooms add to the luxury of this lavishly furnished home.

Chandler Cottage features a King Suite and a Single Queen Suite downstairs, alongside a welcoming living room and wet bar. Upstairs, it has two Single Queen rooms with private baths.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Air Conditioning
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Turner House

Coming in Spring 2020, Turner House will feature 10 guest rooms; 6 with natural gas fireplaces, and 2 with freestanding bathtubs. Coffee stations with ice and refrigerated beverages will be conveniently located both upstairs and down.

The first floor will feature several inviting gathering spaces, where friends and family can enjoy time relaxing together, as well as the Vermejo Spa. The sitting room and hearth room each have fireplaces to enjoy, and the sun porch is a perfect place to take in the view through large picture windows on all of the exterior walls.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Seclusion
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 27
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

We allow guests to access the property any time after 11 a.m. on check-in day, although rooms are often not available until 3 p.m. We are happy to hold guest's luggage while they explore the property and happily deliver it to rooms when they are available.

If guests would like to stay at Vermejo after check-out time at 11 a.m., we offer a day-rate of $175. For that rate, guests are welcome to stay on property until 5 p.m. and the upgrade fee includes lunch in our dining room.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A deposit of 50% of total reservation including state and local taxes is due at time of booking. A reservation is not confirmed unless it has a deposit on file. All remaining costs including taxes become due and nonrefundable 60 days prior to arrival date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notification must occur at least 61 days prior to your arrival date to receive refunded payment. A 10% fee of your total reservation amount is non-refundable. Reservation reductions such as party size or duration made within 60 days of arrival will not receive rate adjustments.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Accepts payment by cash, personal check, or credit card.

Terms & Conditions

November 2018 - April 2020 Casa Minor at Vermejo will be offline for complete renovation.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily (included in rates)
  • $100 USD Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (credit is per reservation, not transferable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Virtuoso Castle Rock Sundowner: includes cocktails for up to 4 guests at Castle Rock viewpoint. (A $350 value.)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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