The conservation and connection of people to nature are among the fundamental principles of Ted Turner reserves, the luxury hotel company founded by philanthropist and media mogul Ted Turner. Spread over a total of 1.1 million acres in New Mexico, the brand’s three reserves and a retreat were designed to provide guests with unlimited access to restored and protected land, while providing opportunities for outdoor adventures and plenty of five star amenities. Now, with the launch of Turner House, guests will be able to better understand the company’s environmental efforts and learn more about Turner himself, while the story of the icon’s work and advocacy is told throughout the new 10-bedroom retreat.
Located in Vermejo, the largest and northernmost reserve in the collection, Turner House was designed as “a way to say thank you to our founder,” said Jade McBride, Managing Director of Ted Turner Reserves. Robb Report. âMany buildings in Vermejo are named to reflect the former owners of the property, (and) Turner House is named for Ted Turner to recognize his place in Vermejo’s history and its future. We have done everything we can to restore the building to its original condition, just as Ted did and continues to do with the vast Vermejo wilderness.
The recently restored building has 10 bedrooms (eight with king-size beds and one suite), as well as spacious common areas, a fireplace, and a veranda with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Vermejo Valley. Most rooms have touches like natural gas fireplaces or freestanding soaking tubs, while amenities and decorative items from New Mexico artisans and vendors are featured throughout. In addition to the decor, Turner’s personal memorabilia and trinkets bring his passion for conservation to life and showcase some of the projects that have been completed in Vermejo, where the team has successfully restored over 558,000 acres of land. and protected a number of vulnerable species. . The facilities are complemented by a spa treatment room where you can enjoy yoga and meditation sessions as well as treatments such as sea salt body scrubs and rose mud body wraps.
Available to book by room or purchase, Turner House joins other Vermejo accommodation options like Casa Grande, a 25,000 square foot mansion with seven bedrooms; Costilla Fishing Lodge, a LEED certified wooden lodge overlooking the Sangre de Cristo mountain range; and five guest cottages, each named after former owners like William Bartlett of Chicago and Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler. Guests of all properties have access to activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, geocaching, and wildlife and conservation tours.
âTed Turner Reserves allows guests to experience the beauty of these ranches and even contribute to the conservation work we do there,â said Turner recently. Robb Report. âThese properties are my heritage, and Ted Turner Reserves ensures they remain protected and enjoyed as they deserve. I hope that by seeing incredible species like bison, black bear, bighorn sheep and wild horse in their natural habitat, and seeing the work we are doing to save endangered species like cutthroat trout of Rio Grande and the Gray Wolf of Mexico, we inspire visitors to do everything possible to protect this planet for generations to come.
Turner House room rates start at $ 1,300 per night, including three meals per day, soft drinks, and two activities per day.