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. This means you can customize your daily activities and change them at most any time. The price may seem steep at first, but when you add up all that is included: accommodations, all meals (dinner is fine dining), horseback riding, hiking, personal guide and ranch vehicle, it is quite a good deal. This place is truly an adventure with each bend of the road bringing even more impressive scenery. The high country area of the ranch is equal to what you would see in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are many lakes and flowing streams to hike along. What makes it even better is you have it all to yourself. The main lodge is 40 miles from any town, which makes it wonderfully dark at night. In three days, we saw all of the major wildlife, including elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bison, eagles. We even caught a glimpse of a bear. All of the staff are very friendly and very accommodating. When you are at Vermejo, you really get the feeling that the people working there enjoy what they do and are looking out for your every need. I look forward to my next visit.
- 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