Secluded Southern Rocky Mountain Cabins That You Didn’t Know Existed

Secluded Southern Rocky Mountain Cabins That You Didn’t Know Existed

After a challenging year, the right prescription may just be to get off the grid and breathe. Whether you are a winter enthusiast or want to explore the great outdoors during any time of the year, the Southern Rocky Mountains in North East New Mexico are beckoning you. If you’re thinking about a family-get-away, an excursion with friends or a couple’s romantic hide-away, you can find perfect Rocky Mountain Cabins to suit your needs. Two of our favorite locales are Red River and Angel Fire.

Remote Cabins in Beautiful Red River, New Mexico

 

The perfect balance of outdoor recreation and relaxation awaits you in the mountain town of Red River. These featured Rocky Mountain Cabins are well appointed with full kitchens, sprawling living rooms and set among pristine mountain slopes lined with douglas firs and pines.

Moon River

This home has five bedrooms to accommodate 15 guests with amazing views, well appointed kitchen with granite counter tops and three bathrooms. As you walk into this home your eyes will gravitate the vaulted high ceilings and open concept with panoramic views. The living room has a L shaped couch perfect for a large group! Plenty of room to cozy up by the gas fireplace and play games with the whole family while looking out all the large windows facing the river with the mountains. Book This Property

Camp Lil Henry

Camp Lil Henry is a cute two bedroom, two bathroom cabin in the Summit! Located right on Main Street on the East side of town making this cabin one of the best vacation rental destinations. You are just feet away from the nearest shops, and blocks from the nearest restaurants. You will find the Master bedroom complete with a Queen bed, TV and private full bathroom with a washer/dryer. Travel down the front hallway on the other side of the kitchen and it will lead you to the guest bedroom furnished with a Queen bed, TV and full bathroom. This home offers free WiFi for guests to enjoy during their stay. Book This Property

Running Bear River Lodge

Formerly a bed and breakfast, this lodge style luxury home features 9 differently themed bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths to accommodate up to 24 guests. New stainless steel appliances, a butcher block island, 2 crockpots, a wok, 3 coffee pots, supplied complimentary spices and a new Keurig (bring your own K-cups) plus plenty of cookware ensure lots of tasteful meal opportunities. The dining room, with its 5 tables and lots of chairs, allows for cozy family meals. Open the windows to enjoy the refreshingly clean mountain air and the sound of the rushing river as you drift off to sleep in this enormous home with a cozy, intimate feeling, just a few blocks away from the ski lift and Main Street. Book This Property

Mountain Cabins With Breathtaking Views in Angel Fire

Angel Fire is a village in the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico. It’s home to Angel Fire Resort, with ski slopes and terrain parks, plus a summer mountain-bike park and zip line. Located off the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway you will find your dream cabin with spectacular views.

Angel Flight

Welcome to Angel Flight, a custom log home designed to resemble a majestic eagle preparing to take flight. The beautiful log home is sure to please! This unique home features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and two half baths. The living room features a wood-burning fireplace with amazing views! At night the ceiling of the living room lights up with a constellation of stars, which continues onto the outside deck. The kitchen has everything needed to cook the perfect meal. The breakfast bar seats up to three and the dining room table seats an additional six. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub while taking in magnificent views. Book This Property

Blue Aspen 1

If you are looking for amazing views with a modern luxury edge, this home is for you. This family-friendly, ski-in/ski-out, three-bedroom/two and half bath home is the perfect getaway. The Headin’ Home ski run is just a short walk where you can easily ski down to the Chili Express! Accommodates 8 guests and the kids will love the built-in bunk beds that comfortably sleep four. The upstairs master bedroom calls for relaxation with a queen-size bed, amazing artwork, and a stunning view. The en-suite master bathroom will be sure to amaze with a walk-in shower along with his and her sinks. Ease your mind while you lounge in the living room sipping a glass of wine from the conveniently located wine bar. Use the built-in wine fridge to keep your wine at the perfect temperature and be sure to take advantage of the “take a bottle, leave a bottle”! The open kitchen is equipped with all the modern appliances you need to create your favorite gourmet meal. The open living and dining area offers a beautiful view of the mountain tops. Feel like you are on top of the world when you walk out onto the deck, complete with a BBQ grill, fireplace, and spectacular views! Be taken away to Blue Aspen 1, where the sky and relaxation truly meet. Book This Property

Aspen Condo

Welcome to Aspen Condo at Wheeler Peak Lodge. This new, two-bedroom/two full bathroom condominium accommodates up to 10 guests and is the perfect getaway! Aspen Condo has a luxurious feel along with the modern comforts of home. The kitchen has all of the necessities needed to cook the perfect meal. The dining room table can seat up to six. The living room is complete with a beautiful rock gas fireplace and Dish TV. It also has extra sleeping with two queen sleeper sofas. A full bathroom in the hall, and a convenient washer/dryer. The master bedroom has a king bed with an en-suite bathroom, along with a private balcony. Book This Property

Outdoor Mountain Adventures

 

Whether your wanderlust adventures take you to Red River or Angel Fire, you will find a wide range of outdoor activities for every season. Skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and snowmobiling will delight the snow hound in you. Or, if you gravitate towards warmer temperature outdoor activities you will not be disappointed. This region offers something for everyone including hiking, mountain biking, horseback excursions, white water rafting, fly fishing, golf and leisurely scenic drives and strolls through town. Find more information on things to do in the Enchanted Circle, NM.

Make Your Rocky Mountain Adventure Seamless with Tailored Stay Pre-arrival Stocked Grocery Delivery and Custom Celebration Packages

 

Both Angelfire Resort and Red River Vacation rentals have partnered with Tailored Stay so you can skip a trip to the grocery store and have your curated list of groceries, household items, baby and pet necessities delivered and stocked in your rental before you arrive. If your adventure includes celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event, Tailored Stay will assist you with your customized special celebration packages. Make memories from the moment you arrive without a trip to the store.

Go On, Get Off The Grid in 2021

If you have the itch to Take Back Your Vacation, look no further than Southern Rocky Mountains Cabins in Angel Fire and Red River New Mexico. The scenic views, outdoor activities and mountain air will rejuvenate your spirit. Relax, explore and enjoy.

Vacation Deals And Packages For Your Last Minute Weekend Getaway

Vacation Deals And Packages For Your Last Minute Weekend Getaway

Mountain Cabin Specials For Your Winter Getaway

 

Ah, 2021 couldn’t come fast enough and for most of us that literally means a change in scenery. With Zoom parameters suffocatingly closing in on us, endlessly slathering together peanut butter sandwiches and double checking homework assignments between trips to the mailbox, most of us are in need of a well deserved break.

 

Whether you are looking for a unique weekend getaway or longer term remote/work travel in the mountains, Tailored Stay and our partners are prepared to give you some exclusive last minute travel deals and personalized vacation packages for your socially distanced winter escape.

Red River Real Estate

Vacation Deals

 

Check your pulse against nature in the beautiful remote mountain town of Red River. Here time stands still. You can expect to get within yards of gently grazing white tail deer on the Main St. of downtown. Ski slopes and snowmobiling activities are open but it’s best to check out 2021 restrictions and order your tickets online ahead of time. What To Expect On Your 2021 Ski Vacation

 

The real magic of Red River though is how sublime the scenery is. Crisp sunlight bounces off the snow and pierces through cool mountain air. Like a jewel beset by diamonds, Red River sits lovingly in the Moreno Valley surrounded on all sides by mountains. Somehow, deep within, it takes hold of you and once you’ve visited we dare you not want to go back time and time again.

Pristine group accommodations are available in the heavily wooded Upper Valley. Book Wine Down Riverside, starting at $250 a night for your group of 12. Make it a staycation and get 10% off for bookings of 7 nights or more. WiFi is available for remote school or work. 

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Looking to be closer to the slopes? Check out Red River Valley Condos featuring outdoor hot tubs, full kitchens for meal prep and located just a short distance from the ski basin. Book now to get your 4th night FREE. Contact Tailored Stay for custom welcome packages like a charcuterie board and wine when you arrive or order our Airbn’ Breakfast Package with one click for all of your breakfast needs. 

 

Vacation Properties in Angel Fire, NM

Just up the road and on the other side of Wheeler Peak is the alpine appointed village of Angel Fire. Here cotton candy sunsets flank the San De Cristo Mountains. Average snowfalls are over 200 inches and the sun shines 272 days of the year. Sprawling cabins line the gently rolling slopes overlooking the Angel Fire Ski Resort and Country Club. 

 

At the village parameter lie immaculate Rocky Mountain trails for exploration by mountain bike, sleigh rides and cowboy style caravans. Find sledding hills on the grounds of the Country Club or don your parka and set out for a fantastic day of snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Angel Fire is a tried and true family winter destination where there’s some kind of adventure for everyone!.

Accommodations range from luxury living in the Alpha Echo Retreat with a gourmet kitchen, game room and hot tub to pet-friendly lodging at Cedars 9 just five blocks from the slopes!

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Book early or late March for some of the best prices of the season!

Taos Ski Valley Specials

Probably the most widely known winter destination in Northern New Mexico is Taos Ski Valley. European inspired architecture sets the foreground before the majestic Kachina Peak. Skiing and snowboarding terrain range from beginner to expert with a dramatic climb of the nation’s fourth highest lift-served summit at 12,450 feet. 

Other winter activities include sledding near the Edelweiss Lodge, snowmobiling with Taos Ski Valley Snowmobile Tours and guided backcountry cross-country ski excursions through epic forests.

 

After a day of all that fresh air you are going to want to wind down by the fire with tasty no hassle treats. Choose from a S’mores inspired Cabin Fever Package, pre-order all the fixings for tacos or your favorite easy to make winter family meals. See recipes and skip the stores when you order groceries from Tailored Stay.

Visit Taos Ski Valley for a full list of lodging and vacation deals!

 Here’s to seeing you on the other side of the Rockies!

Never Stop Exploring: Next Up The Enchanted Circle, NM

Never Stop Exploring: Next Up The Enchanted Circle, NM

 Just How Magical is the Enchanted Circle of New Mexico?

 

Magical enough to make you feel off the grid and get a break from it all. 

 

When most people think of New Mexico, they picture rock formations, adobes and deserts. It may surprise you to learn that the Northeastern region of New Mexico sits amidst the heavily wooded most Southern peaks of the Rockies.

It’s a little known secret that Texans and Oklahomans have descended on for decades. They’ve been coming to escape the heat, celebrate Fall and enjoy less crowded slopes than you’d find skiing in neighboring Colorado. Here, in the region lovingly named the Enchanted Circle, the towns of Red River, Eagle Nest, Angel Fire and Taos are brimming with Douglas Firs, Ponderosas and Aspens. Summer hiking trails accompany streams lined with wildflowers. In winter, expect fresh snow and above-average doses of sunshine. This combination makes the Enchanted Circle of New Mexico the perfect playground in the Rockies for things to do year-round

Imagine waking to the breathtaking panorama of mountains shrouded in the morning sun. Take your coffee outside and sit in the peaceful expose of untouched nature. You’re likely to see bald eagles, deer, elk, longhorn sheep and even a bear or two in the twilight hours.

 

 

It’s a little piece of heaven in the corner of New Mexico, a place so rich in history and natural wonders that will make you question why you’ve never ventured here before.

 

The Rich History of Red River

 

For over a century, southerners have been vacationing in the charming once-mining town that we’ve come to know and love as beautiful Red River. Named for the cold clear river that carries mud of a reddish hue as it trickles down the  Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Red River became a hot spot for gold miners in the late 1800s. Some of the early prospectors like the Malette brothers of Ft. Garland, Colorado, took up permanent residence here and established the Willow Placer Mining Claim at the western end of the Valley. 

 

Two of the brothers, Orin and Ver Malette built Anglo-American style log cabins that still stand today. The architecture was typical of early Anglo-American structures consisting of a pen (4-sided structure) and either accompanying a shed or spanned by a breezeway. Click here for a full list of historical sites in Red River, NM.

 

Unfortunately, like many early mining towns the gold and silver trade began to dry up. For Red River, however, that didn’t mean an end to the flourishing town. Vacationers from neighboring states had begun to seek out summer refuge in the cool mountains as early as 1905. With a little help from local newspapers like the Albuquerque and the Red River Miner which portrayed Red River ‘as a natural trout fishing paradise and a great way to escape the summer heat.’ 

 More importantly, they noted that locals were friendly and made travelers feel welcome which still rings true today.
Welcome Red River,NM
Red River, NM

Red River, unlike other early mining towns like Elizabethtown which once flourished on the other side of Wheeler Peak, remains a sought-out destination with many accommodations for summer and winter attractions. Couples, friends and families continue to flock here to ski, fish, hike or simply connect with nature. Red River sits in a pristine valley flanked on all sides by mountain slopes. Breathtaking peaks dotted with Silver and Blue Spruce trees make a sublime backdrop for the charming shops and eateries that line Main Street, the lively hub of town.  

 

As far as we’re concerned, you’d be hard-pressed to find many other spots this naturally breathtaking in the continental US.

 

Eagle Nest & The Legacy  of The Laguna Vista Hotel

Just 17 miles Southwest of Red River, lies the small town of Eagle Nest. Known for its storied past of gambling and gangsters, Eagle Nest sits in the flatlands of Moreno Valley, in between Baylor and Wheeler Peaks. Situated on the shores of Eagle Nest Lake, it’s home to some of the best Angler fishing around. 

 

Legend has it that gangsters such as Billy the Kid, Clay Allison and Black Jack Ketchum used to pass through here on the way to and from Santa Fe. In 1898 a hotel was erected in the center of town. Originally named El Monte, the hotel fast became a hotspot for traveling dignitaries, gangsters and gambling. Gunfights would often break out in the streets. While right up the road in Cimarron, the St. James hotel, is also rumored to have housed these gangsters and was reputedly a place of  Wild West shootouts and nefarious gatherings.  

Eagle Nest Lake NM
Laguna Vista Eagles Nest, NM

El Monte flourished during the 20s and 30s when its name was changed to the Laguna Vista Lodge. The lively western saloon, complete with a swinging door and brothel rooms above, was a very popular resting spot between Santa Fe and Raton. From the early decades of the hotel’s existence, stories of ghosts and paranormal activities have been handed down through the years.

 

Most famously, there is said to be the ghost of a young woman who had checked in for her wedding, but her groom left and never returned. It is thought that she is still waiting to this day. 

 

Today the Laguna Vista boasts recently renovated guest rooms, meeting spaces and spacious private cabins. A full-service restaurant complete with an outdoor BBQ and patio venue which hosts anything from weddings, live performances and festivals. Find events and room deals when you book direct.

 

Read More About Paranormal Activities at Laguna Vista Lodge .

Angel Fire Translated From Fires of Angels

Angel Fire, NM

 

What Angel Fire lacks in cowboy history, it makes up for in refinements. Centered around a Country Club offering golf, entertainment and nightlife, Angel Fire is also home to Angel Fire Resort. Known for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the resort is a haven for mountain bike enthusiasts in the summer.

 

Family-oriented with activities for any skill level, Angel Fire offers a plethora of options from ziplining to winter tubing. The resort which was built on a cattle pasture in 1966 is surrounded today with luxury mountain cabins. Arresting views of Wheeler Peak and winding mountain roads provide all the natural seclusion of a great mountain getaway.  

 

Although not haunted, Angel Fire is not without the possession of a mysterious hotel. The Grande was built in 2010 and never opened. It includes a sauna, penthouse like suites, two-person ski lodges and banquet rooms. The future of The Grande is yet to be determined.

 

Lastly, Taos & Taos Ski Valley. While the two have similar names they couldn’t be more different.

Enjoy Alpine Influence in the Taos Ski Valley 

 

In the Ski Valley the European descent of founder, Ernie Blake can be seen in the charming Bavarian architecture and Alpine influence of some of the earliest residents. After securing land from the well-heeled Patterson family, Ernie opened the first ski run in 1957. A slew of visitors and need for housing eventually led to the Taos Ski Valley becoming its own municipality in 1996.

 

With the European feel, upscale homes and 12,000 foot slopes, Taos Ski Valley remains authentically charming, bringing in Tycoons and families alike.  Host to National ski and snowboarding championships, Taos Ski Valley attracts visitors from all across the world.

 

Taos Ski Valley
Taos Ski Valley, NM

Unleash Your Inner Artist in Taos

 

Taos is mostly known for its artist community and a bit of the ‘stay weird’ culture that you find in Austin. Most restaurants and lodgings are proprietary locally-owned venues that heavily reflect the New Mexico culture. Some of our favorite galleries in Taos include:

 

Pro Tip: The local food is hatch chiles so make sure you get some when you’re there.

 

Taos is a progressive city, with a strong sense of community. Here locals are embedded in support of the generations of artists, writers and performers that flock here. Some famous Taos residents over the years include: fashion-icon Millicent Rogers, artist Georgia O’Keeffe, actress Julia Roberts, actor Dennis Hopper and photographer Ansel Adams.

 

Taos Art

Image: Pat Woodall Fine Art

The alluring nature and weather throughout the Enchanted Circle brings people from all over traveling there over and over again. With an abundance of things to do year round, Red River, Eagle’s Nest, Angel Fire, Taos Ski Valley and Taos resurrect themselves each day before the blood red peaks of the Sangre Cristo Mountains. You’ll be met with crisp mountain air and the peaceful sounds that can only be provided by nature.

 

What are you waiting for? Aren’t you ready to be enchanted? 

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