Vermejo Park Ranch
Scale of 90-100
Luxurious 585,000-acre ranch, with a large herd of resident bison, owned by media mogul Ted Turner. Though primarily a shooting and fishing destination, family-friendly activities include horseback riding, wildlife safari tours and guided hikes. The best of the 24 lodgings are in the historic stone-faced Casa Grande mansion, which includes several sitting areas and sunrooms, a plant-filled atrium, a billiards room and an imposing living room with a grand piano, Victorian furnishings and a domed coffered ceiling. Also remote eight-bedroom Costilla Lodge, located at an elevation of 10,200 feet. Avoid rooms in Casa Minor. Atmospheric dining room serving a daily changing menu. Exceptional guides.
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Charming staff; outstanding guided excursions; tailored itineraries.
The half-hour drive along a bumpy, unpaved road from the entry gate to the main lodge.
Good to Know
The eight-bedroom Costilla Lodge is ideal for family gatherings.
Vermejo Park Ranch Features:
- Children welcome
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Casa Minor Room for two, $950; Editor’s Choice: Casa Grande Suite for two, $1,500 (all meals and most activities included).
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