Vermejo — Ted Turner Reserves
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Northern New Mexico


With snowcapped alpine tundra, 19 fishable lakes, and over 550,000 stunning acres of picturesque lands, Vermejo is the jewel of northern New Mexico. Its diverse landscape is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elk, bison, black bears, and mountain lions. Whether riding horseback through open fields, exploring turn-of-the-century charcoal kilns, or fly fishing for Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Vermejo has something for everyone.

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Property Highlights

  • 550,000+ acres
  • 1,200+ wild bison
  • 19 fishable lakes
  • 30 miles of pristine streams
  • Holistic spa services
  • Professional photography services
  • Traditional American cuisine
  • Rates inclusive of all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and two daily activities
Year-Round Weather

Getting Here

Nearest International Airports
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Colorado Springs (COS)
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

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40 Miles West Hwy 555
Raton, NM 87740

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Vermejo provides the widest range of housing options of the Ted Turner Reserves properties. Whether you’re looking for an intimate historic cottage, an eco-friendly mountaintop lodge, or even a turn-of-the-century mansion, Vermejo has the ideal accommodation to match both your party size and preferences.

Vermejo Accommodation Guide


Now Open for Reservations!
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Experiences at Vermejo

Vermejo offers a wide range of nature-inspired activities for you to enjoy.

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Conservation and Wildlife

At Vermejo, we have a deep appreciation for the beauty and intricacies of the natural world. As stewards of spectacular and biodiversity-rich lands, our passion is to share the transformative power of nature with guests through authentic and meaningful experiences at our unique wilderness properties. We are committed to restoring, sharing, and safeguarding America’s wild places for future generations while providing an inspiring guest experience that showcases our planet’s natural treasures.


Vermejo’s intimate spa offers a relaxing way to unwind and reconnect with yourself after an energizing day on the reserve, connecting with nature. Our Swedish-style massage can be customized to your specific needs.

60 Minute Massage  $150

90 Minute Massage $190

Availability is limited – to ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy the Spa’s services, please make your reservation well in advance.  We are happy to cancel or reschedule your service at no charge with at least 48 hours notice.

To schedule your spa service, please contact the front desk at 575.445.3097.



Guests receive three gourmet meals each day included with their stay. A visit to Vermejo wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a few Culinary Adventures. Choose from alfresco fare at the water’s edge, old-fashioned cookouts in unique historic locations, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more!  See our new Culinary Adventures Guide below for all of the details.

Culinary Adventures Guide

Executive Chef Giovanni Lanzante and Vermejo’s talented culinary staff prepare succulent Modern American dishes with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and bold Southwestern gusto. His specialties burst with the flavors of garden-fresh produce and local game, including ranch-raised bison, Hatch green chilies, and fresh trout. Guests can also enjoy craft cocktails, local beers, and select wines from the property’s extensive wine cellar.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance. Our culinary team is committed to crafting a range of culinary options tailored to your specific taste.

Dining reservations are available for patrons not staying at Vermejo. Non-patron reservations are subject to availability and current overnight occupancy. For more information, please contact the Vermejo Front Desk at (575) 445-3097.

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