Vermejo, A Ted Turner Reserve

The Ranch with Everything

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Raton, New Mexico

Vermejo, A Ted Turner Reserve

The Ranch with Everything

What it is

A 550,000-acre all inclusive hideaway with everything you could want from a ranch retreat, including bottomless activities, largely local meals and a sweet spa.

What it isn't

Boring. Depending on the season, guest exploits here include cooking classes, ice fishing, horseback riding, de facto safaris to see the ranch’s 1,200 wild Castle Rock bison, and so much more.

What we think

Ted Turner famously founded the first 24-hour cable news network and was married to Jane Fonda….so is it any wonder his New Mexico retreat is thoroughly head turning and cinematic? Each and every guest room option here is an eye candy treat, whether you’re looking to stay in Casa Grande—once Turner’s own private, 25,000-square-foot stone manse which is now bookable by the room—or a stone guest cottage like the four bedroom Chandler Cottage, which has its own wet bar and separate living room. Wherever you stay you’ll be treated like Turner himself: rates include meals, two daily activities from a memorable lineup (3D archery and geocaching among them), and nonalcoholic drinks. Be sure to book any spa treatments ahead; their 60 minute hot stone massage is blissful and well worth the early effort.

You're here because

You want the splurgey, all-inclusive feeling but in a sustainable spot, and Vermejo delivers. The reserve has worked tirelessly to help everything from the region’s Rio Grande cutthroat throat to its endangered black-footed ferrets thrive.

The Moment

After spending the previous day in the saddle, you’re spent. Which is why waking up to Cowboy Breakfast—where your toothsome eggs and bacon are cooked in cast iron over an open fire and served beside the mirror-like water of Merrick Lake—is easily the best part of waking up.

Restaurants & Bars

Guests receive three gourmet meals each day included with their stay.


A pristine and private wilderness that’s about a four hour drive south of Denver or 3 from Santa Fe. Vermejo staff will be happy to arrange airport transfers from as far away as Denver, Colo. or El Paso, Texas; transfers from the Raton airport are complimentary.

40 Miles West Hwy 555
Raton, 87740
United States

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