Whenever we get the chance to vacation at one of our favorite spots in New Mexico, we hop on it. The mountains are spectacular here, and my husband will tell you, so is the fishing! Here’s our family vacation Vermejo Park Ranch, NM.
Family Vacation Vermejo Park Ranch NM
Vermejo Park Ranch is where my husband works during their Elk hunting season. Because he works for a wild game family company in Texas, this is one of his responsibilities. He takes care of the hunters’ wild game processing orders. It’s complicated, but it works.
Vermejo Park Ranch is a private hunting ranch owned by the famous Ted Turner and ran by his employees. Its location in northern New Mexico right outside of Raton, NM. Another breathtaking area. I love to go up there in the wintertime to see nature. Well, it’s also breathtaking in the summer months too (like now).
This time, we went up there for vacation.
I can’t believe I captured this picture this way. This photo represents one of the lakes at Vermejo.
We gathered up a lot of pine cones to bring them home so we could make crafts with them. They were everywhere up here. We have none where I live. I’ll be doing a blog post on all things to do with pine cones!!
Believe it, or not….we still don’t, but we saw a bear on this trip. It was a hot day too, but here comes a brown bear out of the woods. He was more scared by our car than we were of him. We saw him twice – coming and going – so I guess he wasn’t too frightened.
This house is the place where we stayed for three nights. It’s the Turner House.
Treated Like Guests at Vermejo Park Ranch
So, I haven’t mentioned that instead of us having to stay in Tracy’s trailer the whole time, the manager let us stay in one of the houses and treated us just like guests. It was amazing. And below, was our first night’s dinner. The whole three days was extraordinary. This year will be Tracy’s 11th year to work alongside Vermejo’s hunting crew, so I guess they thought he and his family deserved to be pampered this time. Tracy is a real asset to Vermejo Park Ranch in Sept, Oct, and the first part of Nov.
Brody learned to shoot a gun. Yep, Tracy drove while Keith showed him how to shoot.
Big Texan Steakhouse
We had a wonderful time at the Ranch, and when it was time to head home, we stopped by the famous Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo. We’d never been there in the summer months, so we got to see the back part of the place as it’s only opened in the summertime and not the times that Tracy is working in NM. From here, we leave about 5 hours. We stopped for lunch then headed home to our doggies. I love vacation!
This puts an end to our Family Vacation Vermejo Park Ranch, NM.
If you came here first, see Day 1 of our trip, go here >>>> FAMILY VACATION COLORADO & NEW MEXICO – THE ROYAL GORGE
For Day 2 of our trip go here >>>>FAMILY VACATION COLORADO & NEW MEXICO – CRESTED BUTTE & GUNNISON, CO