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Vermejo Park Ranch

40 Miles W Hwy 555, P.O. Drawer E, Raton, NM 87740
Vermejo Park Ranch
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Elk Rut photo tour was perfect until the last day when lunch was interrupted with a presentation by the staff on the expected tipping rates. We were told it was expected that we would pay 10 - 15% of the total cost of the tour ($2,995) for the food service and housekeeping staff gratuity as well as 10 -... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

4 of us spent 3 nights in early August. The food and service was excellent. We road horses two days and the loops were pretty and some wildlife was spotted. Fishing is the main summer activity but we are not big fishermen. We hiked some and shot sporting clays. Overall a fun visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Food top notch, staff amazing, front desk and guest relations to above and beyond! Guides are knowledgeable and have never ending energy and passion! Well run, feels like family - totally worth the price, you get MORE than you could have expected!!! Highly Recommend!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A 3 night stay at Costilla Lodge left me breathless, and not because it was at 10,000 feet! The cuisine was some of the best to be served in the civilized world, and the service left us feeling like we were with family. It is a must stay destination for a group of up to 16 and is worth every... More 

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Leesville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just left the Ranch after a 3 night stay at Costilla Lodge. The breakfast chef, Charlie, made us great food and made us laugh. The evening chef, Matt, provided us with gourmet food, like lamb chops, bison filet oscar, etc. The entire staff was very personable and helped us in any way they could. We used two fishing guides, Dave... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Vermejo Park Ranch is even better than I imagined. The scenery is equal to a national park. I spent three days hiking and exploring the high country of Vermejo Park. My guide, James Reedy, was excellent and very accommodating of my requests. One of the great things about visiting Vermejo Park is you have a personal guide all to yourself.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at the ranch as participants in a newly developed Nature Tourism package. At the same time, other family members were part of the Elk Rut & Aspen Nature Tour. Vermejo Park Ranch has long been noted for its hunting and fishing tours. They are expanding into photography and nature tours, birding, even cooking classes - all taking advantage... More 

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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Vermejo Park Ranch, in years past, has been the ultimate destination for fishermen, wildlife observation, horseback riding, hunting, & relaxation. The food is still exquisite, and the bartenders excellent. I stayed in one of the suites across from the main house, it was fine. The other suites in the area are more plush (fireplaces, etc). The draught, over the last... More 

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VermejoParkRanch, Public Relations Manager at Vermejo Park Ranch, responded to this review

It's so great to have return guests and thank you for the honest feedback. We too have been frustrated by the lack of moisture and with three years of little-to-no snow pack and below average rainfall, the landscape has indeed suffered! I'm sorry for your unfortunate and disappointing June trip. Vermejo is so pleased (and rather shocked!) to announce that... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Joined our son on his bear hunt. As always we thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The food was outstanding this trip and service was excellent. Just to comment on a previous review about the accommodations, the cottages were built on the ranch in the early 1900's. All have been remodeled and renovated to modern standards while keeping true to their original... More 

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VermejoParkRanch, Public Relations Manager at Vermejo Park Ranch, responded to this review

Although a bit tardy, Vermejo wants to thank you for your support and positive comments! We are gearing up for another (and earlier!) bear hunt in just a few short days. We look forward to hopefully hosting you again! More 

Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I just completed my 6th stay at Vermejo! The ranch is stunningly beautiful! Ted Turner returned the Ranch to its natural state...no fencing and beautiful grassland meadows filled with wildlife surrounded by stunning mountain views. This trip I saw literally hundreds of cow elk and their calves as well as three gorgeous bull elk in velvet, several eagles, many deer,... More 

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