BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge

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

BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge

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BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge

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.

BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge

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

Visit one of New Mexico's mist historic sites. 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. Enjoy a stay in Red River and northern NM.

Jicarilla Apache Reservation

Plan your next visit to New Mexico and check out the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Found among the rugged Pinion pine mesas, mountains and Ponderosa pine forests in the northern section of New Mexico, this is a historic location. Annual events hosted on the Reservation include the Pow-Wow, Little Beaver Round-Up Celebration and the Rodeo.

The name Jicarilla means "little basket" and as the name suggests, the Jicarilla are excellent basket weavers. Visit the Arts and Crafts Museum in Dulce to see the beautiful baskets, pottery, bead work, leather work and paintings made by tribal members. Make the most of your time with excellent tours, historic sites, and much more while traveling near the Four Corners area.

Kit Carson Home and Museum

Experience historic insights in New Mexico. 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 northern New Mexico 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 in New Mexico

Ski the Fresh Powder at Taos Ski Valley

Plan a ski vacation in New Mexico. 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. Find convenient lodging in Red River and throughout northern 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

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

BEST WESTERN Rivers Edge

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:

April 2016

April 9, 2016
2016 Gallup Author's Festival – A Celebration of Cultures

Gallup helps celebrate National Library Week with a fun-filled event of its own. The Octavia Fellin Public Library will host book signings from regional authors and offer special meet-and-greets. This event is free and it starts at 10 a.m.

April 16, 2016
2016 Fiestas da Albuquerque

The ABQ turns 310 this year. Help the city celebrate by attending this fun-filled fiesta in Historic Old Town, where an afternoon of live entertainment, kids' activities, food, shopping, and more are set to thrill. The party starts at noon.

May 2016

May 7, 2016
10th Annual Folk Art & Music Festival

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Albuquerque residents at the Farm and Table event center and restaurant, as a day's worth of music, art, delicious food, and more fun festivities. The event gets underway at 9 a.m.

June 2016

June 4 & 5, 2016
2016 Spring Festival & Fiber Arts Fair

Head over to the El Rancho De Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe for a celebration of living history and culture. Great for kids, this event will feature live demonstrations of wool dying, and sheep sheering, an art market, and other hands-on activities. The fun gets underway at 10 a.m.

August 2016

August 2016
2016 Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremony

Red Rock State Park in Churchrock hosts this annual gathering of various tribes, featuring tribal dances, pow wows, festive parades, a rodeo, and plenty of Native American crafts and goods for sale. Exact dates and times are TBA.

September 2016

Early September 2016
70th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

The Navajo Nation Fair is an annual tradition, bringing authentic Navajo cultural events like rodeos, parades, song and dance, pow wows, and more to Gallup/Window Rock region of northern New Mexico. 2016 events, dates, and times are yet to be determined.

December 2016

Early December 2016
36th Annual Red Rock Balloon Rally

For over 30 year, the Red Rock Balloon Rally has been delighting visitors with unique hot air balloon stunts and dazzling views of the red rock formations outside of Gallup. Admission is free, and over 200 balloons are expected to lift-off. 2016 dates and times are TBA.

December 2016
2016 Shalako Annual Event

An annual tradition held in the Zuni Pueblo, Shalako celebrates the coming New Year and is one of the most renowned Kachina dances. The Zuni Pueblo is located in northwest New Mexico near the town of Gallup. More details are TBA.

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