For those who wish that something like Westworld existed today, you’re in luck. Fans can live out their frontier fantasies at each of these destinations, all of which are located on the same lands where some of the most famous — and infamous — stories of the American west took place.
Vermejo’s well-preserved landscape isn’t the only reminder of the area’s historical roots. The land itself was the subject of an infamous territory dispute known as the Colfax County War, a bloody conflict that involved legendary figures like gunslinger Clay Alison and cowboy Davy Crockett. A number of violent shootouts from the war actually took place at the St. James Hotel in nearby Cimarron, New Mexico. One room at the St. James is said to be so haunted by the storied violence of the war that the hotel actually refuses to give it to guests.
Cost: From $1,150 per night, including three meals and two activities daily
Location: 40 Miles West Hwy. 555, Raton, NM