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
Our second stay at the Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, again very friendly staff - a real oasis! Breakfast format has changed since our last visit (4 years ago), good options available. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and was very good quality. We had complimentary soaks each day and my wife had a reflexology session which she enjoyed. We were upgraded to a larger room which was a nice touch, very clean and comfortable with views of the grey fox and cubs - bonus!!
All in all a great stay, we will return again when in the area - clean, comfortable, relaxing, great food, great staff - its a no brainer!
We stayed at this hotel for one night. The staff was superior! You get 2 free soaks ( one for each day of your stay ), one day of check in & one day of check out. Since I have a bad back and unable to do much in the morning, they were kind enough to allow us to soak twice on check in day! The room was very nice. We stayed in the Ted Turner Suite. It was so nice with a huge spa tub in the bedroom. The balcony is open and shared with other guests upstairs. The bed was extremely comfortable. Our son slept on the pull out sofa and he said it was very comfortable. The free breakfast is amazing! It’s table service with a server, not your average “continental breakfast “.
We had the best oatmeal ever and an abundance of fresh fruit. This was the most peaceful and relaxing hotel. We cannot wait to go back!
Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa was the perfect choice for our family of six. Everyone from the 70 year-old grandfather to the 3 year-old little one loved it! Our soaks in the mineral springs were revitalizing and relaxing! We were generously upgraded to the two bedroom casita with private indoor and outdoor hot tubs. They even provided two children sized soft spa robes for the children. Service was top notch and we could enjoy the excellent breakfast on our own private patio. Their restaurant was superb, every entree was presented beautifully, and the cuisine created by Taffy Glenn was delicious. We could not have asked for a better mini-vacation.
Enjoyed our stay here. There are only two rooms with in-room sauna/tub. I would recommend going for a bigger room, and get extra time in the different spa rooms available.
Breakfast was good as well.
Great place to stay!
This is a great place if one likes luxury at a great price. This is a small hotel. Be advised there are no elevators but the staff takes ones luggage. The room we stayed was nicely designed and there were no drastic variances in room temperature.
Guests get a complimentary soak at the indoor or outdoor tubs which are relaxing and private. A tour of the Ladder Ranch in the morning is a must do. Like exploring a National Park without the crowds.
Food was very good. The outdoor area is open and well shaded. We would just sit there and enjoy the open area. They serve many local wines and beers.