by Amanda Norcross
The Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa is a full-service resort in New Mexico. The resort offers cozy guestrooms with Southwest-inspired decor, as well as an onsite restaurant serving contemporary American dishes with a Southwest flare. Guests can also partake in excursions with Ted Turner Expeditions; activities include bicycling, birding, and hiking.
The best part of a stay here, however, is the onsite spa, where guests can enjoy a 30-minute complimentary soak in the hot tub’s healing mineral waters. The spa offers several private pools and a full list of treatments and services.
Our Editor Loves
- Deluxe onsite spa
- Onsite restaurant
- Offsite excursions
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
What a treat - glad they could accommodate us as we did not plan ahead. The entire facility was lovely and CLEAN. Our room was not huge and the bed springs pretty squeaky but included a hydrothermal mineral water tub; the big tub down the hall was divine and that soak was included, too. The healing waters are exactly that. Our one night stay came with a very nice breakfast, as well.
The five stars here are really for each member of the staff with whom we interacted - management should be proud of them all.
Stayed the weekend at the Lodge and were happy with our choice. Every night you stay, you’re given a 30 min free soak in either their indoor or outdoor tubs. The outdoor tub is BY FAR better than the indoor tubs, so book that one if you can. The rooms are decent size. We stayed in the King Rock Garden which overlooks a very small rocky trail. Beds were comfy and rooms come with robes for you to use during your stay. Bath/shower combo is directly in room which was a little odd for me, especially since I like hot showers - the steam/heat escapes to the rest of the room. The Spa has their own shampoos, lotions in big bottles for you to use, so no need to take your own. Hairdryer came in handy, but we couldn’t find an iron for our clothing, didn’t bother asking management because we figured no one cared if we dined wrinkled or not. TV is small, nothing fancy or updated. There is a DVD player in the room too. TV channels are limited. Breakfast in the Lodge’s Restaurant is ok. The sit down continental breakfast comes with the room - basic items to choose from (muffin, granola, oatmeal, lox and bagel). The staff at the Lodge were excellent and it was their hard work that really made our stay worth it.