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
Really enjoyed our overnight stay after hiking and camping in southern New Mexico. Service extremely gracious. Half hour bath in a choice of four or five rooms is included in fee. Pecan crusted chiles rellenos a must have.
Relax and rejuvenate in a peaceful and appealing historic Inn. The soaks are fantastic. Delicious food in the restaurant. A warm and welcoming staff. All around delightful visit. Would love to return!
I needed to be in Las Cruces and somehow ended up in T or C (as the locals say)! Sierra Grande is a cute and quiet hotel. Great staff and sweet little restaurant too. Had dinner and breakfast, no complaints here! One of the most appealing amenities are the mineral baths. They're free with your stay and worth every minute! Cool expeditions are an option as well.
FYI: if you arrive in T or C late (8pm lol), you will have to rely on what's open. It is a very small town but still has a Walmart and fast food
Very nice place to relax and unwind. The stay included a 30’ complimentary soak each day and complimentary breakfast. Everybody at the hotel was super nice, friendly and courteous. Definitely will try to come back.
This is a small refurbished old hotel. Our room was small but comfortable. A stay at the lodge includes a soak for two in one of the spa’s private hot mineral spring tubs. Very relaxing. We had dinner in the on site restaurant. We were impressed with the quality and freshness of the ingredients. I had forbidden rice with sautéed locally sourced veggies and opted for grilled chicken to go with it. We both agreed the chili relleno appetizer was exceptional. Breakfast was included with limited but quality selections or you can order from the regular menu. So after a day of travel you can stop here, relax and not have to leave the hotel.