Vermejo Park Ranch
Scale of 90-100
With its own large herd of resident bison, this luxurious 550,000-acre ranch is owned by media mogul Ted Turner. Though primarily a shooting and fishing destination, family-friendly activities include horseback riding, wildlife safari tours, cooking classes, mountain biking and hiking. The best of the 20 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. The rustic dining room in the main lodge offers an extensive breakfast buffet, while outstanding lunch and dinner menus highlight ingredients sourced on-site such as trout fillets and bison steaks. The well-organized excursions are led by exceptionally knowledgeable 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 remote eight-bedroom Costilla Fishing Lodge, located at an elevation of 10,000 feet, 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):
Editor’s Choice: Casa Grande Suite for two, $2,300 (all meals and most activities included).
Learn more about Vermejo Park Ranch:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.