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 12 months, has taken quite a toll on almost every facet of the ranch, especially the fishing lakes/ponds.
There were two of the main fishing lakes closed, until further notice. The lakes that were still operational, in their opinion, we very low and crowded. The wind blew, which was not a fault of the resort, but it makes launching in an already low lake more difficult. All my previous trips were absolutley perfect, and I would return in a moment, if the lake levels return to their previous levels. We shot skeet for the first time, and had a blast, very challenging/hard course, especially if the wind is brisk. The staff, every one of them, were top shelf, and treated us like family
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a high-end Adventure Lodge featuring a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts- hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and land management tours are the tip of the iceberg. Located 40 miles west of Raton, Vermejo Park Ranch, NM is the ideal blend of modern-day comforts and unspoiled natural beauty. With 100 years of ranch-resort operation, our professional staff can accommodate adventurers of all skill levels.From short grass prairie to alpine tundra the ranch property spans 900 square miles of enchanting Rocky Mountain bliss. Fitting for family or business, couples or friends, we welcome all age groups. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vermejo Park Ranch Hotel Raton