301 W River Street, Red River, NM 87558
Phone: 575-754-1766   |   Fax: 575-754-2408   |   30 Rooms
Check Out Time: 10:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Stay at this Red River, New Mexico hotel in the heart of Carson National Forest offering ski-in/ski out accommodations at the Red River Ski Area.

Welcome to the Best Western Red River hotel providing all of the amenities and services guests have come to expect from the Best Western name. Guests staying at this 100% smoke-free hotel will be located adjacent to the Red River Ski Area and Carson National Forest, less than 0.1 miles to Red River Conference Center, and 7 miles from the Chevron Molycorp Mine in Questa.

The BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge proudly features 30 spaciously smoke-free appointed guest rooms and suites, each equipped with pillow-top beds, cable satellite television, wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators. Guests can begin the day with a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast before hitting the slopes in the winter or mountain trails in the summer. The River's Edge is ideal for corporate events and meetings as the Red River Conference Center is located adjacent to this hotel. Pets are welcome with a $10 daily pet cleaning fee.

Guests staying at the BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge will be minutes away from a variety of summer and winter activities including downhill and cross country skiing, fly fishing, river rafting, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, four wheeling, hiking and biking. Guests often choose this hotel when attending the Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally, Aspencade Fall Festival, Mardi Gras in the Mountains and Days of 1890.

The BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge is proud to offer superior customer service and a convenient location in Red River. Make a reservation today. Enjoy your stay.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Guest Laundry
  • Children's activities
  • Riverside hot tub with views
  • Fishing from riverwalk
  • Deck hosting barbecues
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Alarm system
  • Security guard
  • Free parking
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Exterior corridor
  • Express check out
  • Playground public playground and park less than 100 yards away
  • Kennel Dog crates required, crates available upon request
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western rivers edge in Red River.


Conveniently located, the best western rivers edge in Red River, New Mexico is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 36.708625  /  Latitude: -105.409345


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 25. Exit 58 West to Cimarron, left onto 64 West, then right on 38 North in Eagle Nest to Red River. The BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge is located in the center of town at Bunker Hill Road and River Street, one block south of Main Street, directly behind the Der Market grocery store and at the bottom of the main chair lift.

From: Santa Fe Take 84 North, at "Y" in Espanola stay right onto 68 North to Taos, continue through Taos as road changes to 64 North and then 522 North to Questa, then right at the light on 38 North in Eagle Nest to Red River. The BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge is located in the center of town at Bunker Hill Road and River Street, one block south of Main Street, directly behind the Der Market grocery store and at the bottom of the main chair lift.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Cimarron Canyon State Park

Crossed by the namesake Cimarron River, this park brings wildlife viewing, fishing, and outdoor exploration into one easy to reach New Mexico destination. Anglers descend for the famous trout fishing opportunities while avid hikers tramp into the 33,000 acre-wide Colin Neblett Wildlife Area. Horsebackers and hikers alike can see waterfalls, experience the Gravel Pit lakes and the Palisades Sill, and view deer, elk, bears, and turkeys in their natural habitat.

Best of all, the park is open 24 hours a day all year long, is 24 miles southeast of Red River and is just upstream from Eagle Nest Lake State Park. From hiking and fishing in the summer to snow shoeing in the winter, Cimarron Canyon State Park offers adventures for anyone who's looking.

Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Situated in a glacial valley on the slopes of New Mexico's Wheeler Peak, and just south of Cimarron Canyon State Park, Eagle Nest Lake State Park offers prime summer and winter activities. The namesake 2,400 acre Eagle Nest Lake is popular for salmon and trout fishing, along with boating and swimming. Once winter comes, visitors can enjoy ice fishing and snowmobiling.

The park lies 19 miles south of Red River and sits at an altitude of 8,300 feet in the Moreno Valley. It's not uncommon for park-goers to spot wildlife, including elk, deer, turkeys, and bears, no matter the season. Grounds are open 24 hours daily, with some partial seasonal closures.

Governor Bent House and Museum

The Governor Bent House and Museum is an old adobe home of New Mexico's first Governor, Charles Bent. He was also a mountain man, trapper and owner of several wagon trains along the Santa Fe Trail. Bent was appointed Governor in 1834 and was killed in 1847, on the property of the home. Visit the museum to view the current works of art from several area artists.

While traveling through Taos, be sure to visit the Taos Pueblo, a 1,000-year-old dwelling included in the Eight Northern Pueblos of New Mexico. Consider checking into a comfortable Best Western guest room in Red River, for a comfortable night's rest. Enjoy your travels in Eastern New Mexico.

Kit Carson Home and Museum

The Kit Carson Home and Museum provides the history of Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson, mountain-man, Army General and Masonic Lodge member. Visitors stroll through the three-room family home to learn about this prominent member of town, by viewing the exhibits. The adjacent Romero House, built between 1830 - 1856 is also available for touring.

The nearby Kit Carson Park is a great place to relax or enjoy time outside. Favorite activities include tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball and relaxing under a picnic shelter. Kids love the playground. While in Eastern New Mexico, rest comfortably with Best Western hotels. Enjoy excellent guest services and accommodations in Red River, before continuing your New Mexico journey.

Red River Ski Area

Red River Ski Area, located in Eastern New Mexico's Red River, offers a wonderful variety of recreational activities all year long. Summer-time fun includes chairlift rides, tubing on the "Baby Blue" hill, disc golf on the 9-hole course at the top of the mountain, hiking and mountain biking. The Community House also hosts a variety of summer programs.

Winter-time activities include downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing on the terrain parks and snow tubing. The 5 chair lifts and 2 surface tows service the ski area, in the beautiful Southern Rocky Mountains. Rental gear, equipment and lessons are all available. Rest comfortably as a guest of Best Western hotels, located at the base of the ski area, for ski in/out accommodations.

Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley operates 13 lifts servicing 15,000 skiers per hour, on 110 ski runs. Taos Ski Valley first opened in 1955 and is one of America's few family-owned and operated ski resorts. Skiers and snowboarders feel at home on the slopes here. The resort offers a variety of private lessons, group lessons and telemark clinics.

A wonderful variety of restaurants, bars and shops are available offering all you need, to make your visit complete. Summer-time hiking and mountain biking are fun on the base of Wheeler Peak, New Mexico's tallest peak at 13,161 feet. Best Western hotels offers convenient lodging in Red River and throughout Eastern New Mexico. Enjoy your time in the Land of Enchantment.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

The only state park dedicated exclusively to veterans of the Vietnam War lies in the foothills of New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Moreno Valley, close to Red River. Begun by Victor and Jeanne Westphall in honor of their lost son, David, the memorial now stands as a symbol of national significance. It is also one of the main stops in the annual "Run for the Wall" motorcycle run that honors veterans and prisoners of war.

Attracting thousand of visitors who come to reflect and respect the sacrifice of the lost soldiers, this park features the distinctive sail-shaped Peace and Brotherhood Chapel, a Huey helicopter known as "Viking Surprise" and an informational visitors center that holds collections of war time banners, photographs, and media. The chapel is open 24 hours a day and welcomes all visitors.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • .00 mile(s) from Red River Ski Area, steps from the front door, intermediate to expert trails with ski lessons and rentals available
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Red River Community House, available for conventions, family reunions and meetings
  • 37.00 mile(s) from Taos Plaza, shops, galleries and historic buildings in downtown Taos
  • 100 mile(s) from Museum of New Mexico System, visit five Santa Fe museums with fine arts, Indian arts, international folk arts and the Palace of Governors
  • 165 mile(s) from Rio Grande Zoological Park, more than 1,000 animals, an African savanna and Amazon rain forest
  • 165 mile(s) from Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, an annual event held every October with more than 900 hot-air and gas balloons

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Questa
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Angel Fire
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Eagle Nest
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Taos
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Cimarron
  • 36.00 mile(s) from Holy Cross Hospital of Taos
  • 40.00 mile(s) from University of New Mexico

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.02 mile(s) from Capo's Corner, Italian
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Shotgun Willie's, hamburgers
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Hole Thing Donut Shop, open for: breakfast, American and Mexican
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Highlander Restaurant, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Texas Red's Steakhouse, steaks
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Past Times Deli & Pastries, American
  • 0.06 mile(s) from Motherlode Saloon, lounge with live country bands
  • 0.07 mile(s) from Bull O' the Woods Saloon, Bar/Lounge
  • 0.08 mile(s) from Sundance Restaurant, Mexican


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Red River. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

September 2015

September 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Totah Festival Indian Market & Pow Wow

Held annually at the Farmington Civic Center, this unique festival features artisan crafts, gifts, and goods, as well as an authentic Navajo rug auction. Event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

September 10 – 20, 2015
2015 New Mexico State Fair

Held at the EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair, the 77th Annual New Mexico State Fair features a carnival, live entertainment, and of course, great food. Kids 5 and under are free.

October 2015

October 3, 2015
2015 Road Apple Rally

Bikers from all walks of life are encouraged to join in this annual event – featuring pro, veteran, and beginner mountain biking courses in the Glade Run Recreational Area near Farmington. Race times are TBA.

October 3 & 4, 2015
2015 Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

Join the Aztec community as they celebrate their Scottish Highlands culture at Riverside Park. Live music, physical competitions, Scottish dances, and traditional foods are the two-day docket. Event start times are TBA.

October 11, 2015
2015 Fall Navajo Song & Dance

Visit the Farmington Indian Center for an afternoon dedicated to celebrating Navajo traditions – including song, dance, stories, and more. Event time is TBA.

October 2015

September 25 – 26, 2015
¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival

The 2015 ¡Globalquerque! World Music Festival is a two-day event held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Don't miss the Global Village of Crafts, Culture & Cuisine.

October 3 – 11, 2015
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The most anticipated event in ABQ, the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta at Balloon Fiesta Park will feature incredible performances, food, crafts, and more.

December 2015

December 3, 2015
2015 Christmas Parade

Farmington hosts its annual Christmas Parade in downtown Farmington – featuring festive floats, marching bands, and an appearence from Santa Claus. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m.

December 5, 2015
2015 Luminarias

Visit the campus of San Juan College for an evening of bright Christmas decorations illuniating the night. Visitors can drive-by or walk through the display. The lights go on at 6 p.m.

December 4, 2015
2015 Riverglo

Take to the shores of the Animas River near Farmington for an evening of holiday themed musical performances, bonfires, luminaries, and an appearance from Santa Claus. The holiday fun begins at 6 p.m.

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