Your Winter Wander-List, 6 Unique Dream Destinations — Ted Turner Reserves
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Your Winter Wander-List, 6 Unique Dream Destinations

If you’re dreaming of desert wilderness …

You’ll find solace in Ted Turner’s luxurious private residence and newest accommodation, The Hacienda at Armendaris. Located in New Mexico and boasting 360,000 acres of pristine desert wilderness and rich Native American history, Armendaris was acquired by Turner to raise bison as well as to conserve imperiled animals of the northern Chihuahuan Desert, such as pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and Bolson tortoises. “So many people buy land in honor of themselves, and he’s not doing that,” says Siegal. “It’s amazing.”

Aside from the fact that guests of the property would be the only ones staying on those 360,000 acres of desert basin wilderness, complete with a private chef and daily services, the most compelling wintertime activity is a hike that features dinosaur bone and fossil discovery. Last year, a fossil from Armendaris was identified to be a new species of horned dinosaur that was not previously found in North America. Keep your eyes peeled, and you may just discover the next one.