The 7 Best Luxury Ranch Resorts in the US, From Paws Up to Dunton River Camp — Ted Turner Reserves
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The 7 Best Luxury Ranch Resorts in the US, From Paws Up to Dunton River Camp

The Casa Grande mansion at Vermejo, one of the best luxury ranch resorts in the U.S.
Casa Grande, a 25,000-square-foot mansion, is just one of the places to lay your head at Vermejo.
Ted Turner Reserves

Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve

Raton, New Mexico

Vermejo is the standout gem from the Ted Turner Reserves collection. It’s an enormous property at a scale that’s hard to visualize, comprising more than 550,000 acres in northern New Mexico. (That’s like 70% of Rhode Island.) Conservation is a major component of Vermejo’s ethos, so you can rest easy knowing that your stay is actually helping to care for the land and its natural flora and fauna, rather than stripping away its splendor. Over 1,200 bison roam the reserve, where you’ll find 19 fishable lakes and 30 miles of streams, among other animals such as black bears and mountain lions. Take a private guided wildlife tour or a casual nature walk, alternate between horseback riding and mountain biking, try your hand at archery or find some of the country’s best secreted-away fishing spots with the help of a pro. For accommodations, there are five multi-bedroom cottages, along with the seven-bedroom Casa Grande, eight-bedroom Costilla Fishing Lodge and 10-bedroom Turner House. Make your way to Vermejo by flying into Denver or Albuquerque, or by taking a side quest from a Route 66 road trip.