Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Quiet, remote location in a 1929 Mission-style building in the heart of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
- Natural geothermal hot spring pools are the focus of the pampering spa
- Chef Tatsu Miyazaki dishes up creative southwestern fare in the new restaurant — think bison filet and jalapeño bacon-wrapped dates
- The guestrooms and casitas have a simple Old West style
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Owned by media mogul Ted Turner, the property is popular for company retreats and events
- The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but closes at 9 p.m.
- Time in the hot pools must be reserved
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Part of media mogul Ted Turner’s 1.1-million-acre New Mexico estate, the Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa is a historic stay for sybarites and outdoors lovers. Dating from 1929 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the mission-style building today houses 17 rustic-luxe rooms and a 2 bedroom casita, a celeb chef–helmed restaurant and a pampering spa with its own geothermal spring pools. The look is traditional Old West, from the earthen plaster walls and taxidermy, to the murals of classic southwestern landscapes. Guestrooms have a more subdued look in simple earth tones, with four-poster beds, hardwood floors, and, in some, dramatic stone fireplaces and deep soaking tubs. Balcony rooms are worth the splurge for the panoramic views across Turtleback Mountain and the New Mexico landscape. New for 2015, chef Tatsu Miyazaki is at the helm of the Restaurant at Sierra Grande and serves creative, regionally-inspired dishes like bison filet, stuffed chiles and braised coffee ancho short ribs. Save time for a dip in the hotel’s natural geothermal mineral pools or a pampering spa treatment, or book in advance to explore 500,000 acres of the estate on a guided expedition. Favorites include a hike around the The Ladder ranch, the Fra Cristobal summit tour and the bat viewing excursion.
In the Area
After spa time at the hotel and outdoor adventures with Ted Turner Expeditions, head one hour south to Old Town Mesilla, the region’s cultural and historic center, anchored by a picturesque plaza flanked by 19th-century adobe buildings that now house art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Stop by the excellent Bean Café for artisanal espresso drinks and light lunch fare, or the touristy but fun La Posta de Mesilla for authentic Mexican food that employs fiery green chiles from the nearby town of Hatch — and to sample the largest tequila selection in the area. Other regional highlights include Spaceport America and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, which has kid-friendly indoor and outdoor exhibits. Truth or Consequences is also a good base for visiting the colorful border city of El Paso (about an hour and a half away) or the 275 acres of otherworldly dunes at White Sands National Monument (about two hours to the east).
How to Get There
My wife booked us for a 2 night getaway, here for 4 of July weekend. The stay included soaking in hot springs tub each day. Add spa experiences are available for additional cost. The location is great the spa is a historical looking place with great hotel staff and and spa staff. The food at the restaurant is great, I had the antelope chop for dinner and the hue is rancheros for breakfast with bison sausage. The antelope chop was my favorite it had wonderful flavor and tender and delicious. My wife had the burger and she said it was good also. The hot springs soak was very relaxing but 30 minutes was a bit long for us. We got out about 3 times to cool off but it was a great time. My hot rock massage was probably the best massage in years and I don’t get many massages but this was a great one. The reason I give 4 stars is the bed was firm and the restaurant service was slow, forgetful, and we had to ask for things multiple times. Our friends live in town and say that is at all restaurants in town. So now poor service at food places is the norm. We could walk to T or C brewery about 2 blocks away they have great craft beer, also offering a few wines and 1 cider. We would stay here again and not worry about slow B or C food service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sierra Grande Lodge in Truth or Consequences. The Resort is well maintained, friendly and welcoming. With our stay we were given a 30 min mineral soak in the evening and next morning. It was very relaxing after our long day. Service in the restaurant at the resort was very good and food was both pleasing to the eye and pallet. If you stay, please note there are ~20 stairs to climb to the upstairs room suites. Our room included a tub/shower combo, with the tub in the bedroom (a little odd). There were 1-2 steps to climb to get into the tub to use the shower. There is one sink in a small wash room. Storage was also a bit challenging - however the room did have a nice shared balcony off the bedroom where night skies are spectacularly unbelievable. Overall, we would highly recommend staying at Sierra Grande
Everyone was solicitous. Wonderful mineral bath, relaxed muscles from a week’s worth of hiking. We ate excellently prepared and served meals. Our room was lovely. Very calming. I didn’t want to leave.
Great staff! They are extremely nice and helpful. Lodge is very relaxing and quiet. Our room was very clean and inviting. Their spa facility offered lots of services. We wished we’d planned another day to try them out. We enjoyed the hot spring soak. The restaurant served an excellent breakfast and supper. We highly recommend the southwest eggs Benedict and the blue corn pancakes.
Staff of this property is second to none, very caring and friendly. Rooms are light and airy if a little small( it's not modern construction, think historic). The restaurant is great, the Continental Breakfast is remarkable. And the outdoor minieral spring bath itself would bring me back. Enjoy!