Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa

Southwestern Style Head Board - Sierra Grande Lodge

Upon visiting the Lodge with his family in 2012, Ted Turner was instantly taken by Sierra Grande’s timeless elegance and serene atmosphere, deciding to purchase the property the following year and ultimately adding the Lodge to the Ted Turner Expeditions’ (TTX) offerings in 2015. Located in the historic town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa offers New Mexico travel at its finest.

Hotel
The hotel at Sierra Grande provides a relaxing, Southwestern vacation destination with ultra-comfortable bedding and elegant accommodations. The Spa offers visitors the finest holistic spa treatments designed to melt away stress and tension, while the private indoor and outdoor hot springs honor the legendary healing traditions first established by the region’s Native Americans.

Restaurant
The Restaurant at Sierra Grande is located on the first floor of the hotel and is available to guests, as well as non-guests. The Restaurant’s menu contains delectable and inventive Southwestern cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Taffy Glenn. Whether you’re indulging in our savory bison truffle steak or munching on jalapeño bacon-wrapped dates on our outdoor patio, our talented restaurant staff is here to make your experience as memorable (and delicious) as possible.

Eco Lodge and Spa
Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa serves as a launching point for Ted Turner Expeditions’ day tours, offering travelers new, exciting and exclusive New Mexico adventures. TTX travelers have the opportunity to explore Turner’s sprawling Ladder and Armendaris Ranches (together comprising approximately 600,000 acres of land), both located within a 30-minute drive of Sierra Grande. With that much land (larger than several national parks, combined), TTX travelers are able to hike the Armendaris Ranch’s Fra Cristobal mountains to its summit; observe and photograph abundant and diverse wildlife, including oryx, bison, mountain lions, elk, deer, bears and desert bighorn sheep; surround themselves with millions of bats in one of the country’s largest bat caves; discovery dinosaur remains; and encounter Native American artifacts and petroglyphs, among many other activity offerings. For a more detailed list, click here.

While you’re here . . .

Ranch photo

Armendaris Ranch

360,000 acres to explore. All expeditions depart from Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa and last 5 hours (including travel time)

A PDF version of our tour menu is available here.

HIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

From canyons to caves, our hikes are designed for various levels of ability, all while providing picturesque views of both mountains and along the Rio Grande Valley.

BIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

The varying desert terrain provides excellent options for bikers of all levels of ability. A great way to explore the Ranch on two wheels!

ARMENDARIS RANCH HERITAGE TOUR

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Learn about the geological and human history of the Armendaris Ranch, while traveling through the Chihuahuan Desert habitat in one of our open-air vehicles. Great potential for wildlife encounters along the way.

FRA CRISTOBAL SUMMIT TOUR

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Ride to the summit of the Fra Cristobal Mountain Range in our open-air vehicles to experience stunning 360-degree views of the region. Keep your eyes peeled for desert bighorn sheep and other exciting wildlife!

PREMIUM EXPEDITIONS

 

ARMENDARIS BAT FLIGHT EXPEDITION

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 6.5-HOUR TOUR | dINNER INCLUDED

Experience a wonder of nature and witness an estimated 1.6 million Mexican free-tailed bats take their nightly flight to forage along the Rio Grande. As the bats emerge from the Jornada Bat Cave, Swainson’s hawks and falcons offer a dramatic aerial display. This seasonal event runs from June to September

Get a sneak peek of our bat expedition on our YouTube channel!

HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE

$1500 FOR 4 PEOPLE (max 4 TOTAL) | 4-HOUR TOUR | packed breakfast INCLUDED

Float over the 360,000-acre Armendaris Ranch at first light, where you’ll have the chance to spot bison, antelope and other exciting wildlife just waking up, with only the occasional sound of the balloon burner lifting you skyward. View the pristine earth stretching in all directions, and in the distance, spot iconic sites like the historic El Camino Real Trail and Elephant Butte Lake—an incredible way to experience the Ranches from above!

ALL DAY ON THE ARMENDARIS RANCH

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 8-HOUR TOUR | Lunch INCLUDED

Want to stay a little longer on the Ranch? We don’t blame you! Spend all day exploring the Armendaris Ranch on your own customized itinerary!

Ladder Ranch

156,000 acres to explore. All expeditions depart from Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa and last 5 hours (including travel time)

A PDF version of our tour menu is available here.

HIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Unique desert environment provides excellent hiking trails across canyons and streams. Our hikes vary in difficulty based on ability.

BIKING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Bike along ridge crests and streams on our state-of-the-art, full suspension Santa Cruz Tall Boy mountain bikes. Various levels of difficulty depending on track.

SUNRISE WILDLIFE TOUR

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Early risers have an excellent chance to spot bison, elk, javelinas, deer and more of Ladder’s diverse wildlife, with prime photographic moments along the way.

SUNSET WILDLIFE TOUR

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Seize the “magic hour” when the New Mexico sun sets and encounter bison, elk, deer and more while experiencing the beauty of the Ranch.

LADDER RANCH HERITAGE TOUR

$350 for 2 people; $100 for each additional person (max 4 total) | packed lunch included

Learn about the rich history and ancient cultures of the Ranch while experiencing spectacular scenic vistas and wildlife from our open-air vehicles.

BIRDING

$350 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Ladder Ranch is one of the finest birdwatching sanctuaries in North America, rich in native wildlife and biodiversity. Our expert birding guides are excited to show you their favorite spots!

PREMIUM EXPEDITIONS

 

ALL DAY ON THE LADDER RANCH

$500 FOR 2 PEOPLE; $100 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX 4 TOTAL) | 8-HOUR TOUR | PACKED LUNCH INCLUDED

Want to stay a little longer on the Ranch? We don’t blame you! Spend all day exploring the Ladder Ranch on your own customized itinerary!


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