ABOUT: Vermejo Park Ranch is a deluxe guest ranch nestled on approximately 550,000 acres in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The property consists of diverse terrain ranging from short-grass prairie to alpine tundra mountains at 13,000 feet. Vermejo is home to abundant wildlife populations, including large herds of elk, deer, pronghorn antelope and bison, as well as mountain lions and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. The ranch is also home to a variety of birds, with over 180 species catalogued on the ranch, including Merriam’s turkey, bald and golden eagles and red-tailed hawks.
HUNTS*: Vermejo Park Ranch provides abundant mature animals, low hunter density and expansive habitat. The sport harvest of game by guests provides an economic benefit to the ranch and helps maintain balanced and viable populations of elk, deer, pronghorn and other wildlife within a sustainable habitat.
*Please note: Vermejo does not sell antlers, but instead, the Vermejo experience.
CASA GRANDE: Once Vermejo Park Ranch Owner Ted Turner’s private quarters, Casa Grande is a 25,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom, palatial stone mansion located directly adjacent to the Main Lodge on property. The residence underwent a total renovation in 2016, transforming the structure into luxury guest quarters. The historic home boasts an imposing great room featuring a Steinway piano, billiards room, renovated chef’s kitchen and conservatory. Casa Grande is available to book per room or as a full buyout upon request (nightly rate is in addition to hunt cost).
COSTILLA FISHING LODGE: Costilla Fishing Lodge is a wonderfully secluded getaway, located 45 minutes from the Main Lodge. Tucked away in high country at 10,000 feet in elevation, Costilla Fishing Lodge offers direct access to untamed wilderness and fishing lakes. Breathe in the crisp alpine air and soak in the stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range as you cast for Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Constructed using the property’s own timber and stone, this solar powered eco-friendly lodge is certified LEED Silver. Enjoy incredible views from the expansive porch, relax in front of the grand stone fireplace, and enjoy delectable meals curated by the Lodge’s private chef. Costilla Fishing Lodge is available to book per room, or as a full buyout.
While at Vermejo, hunters are also accommodated in various guest cottages on site, surrounding headquarters and the Main Lodge. Guest cottages are assigned to hunters based on party size.