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"We really enjoyed our stay at the Ski Lope Lodge. We loved that it was all on one level. (Something that I didnít think about since I..."
---Neta Copenhaver
"This was the fourth time we've taken a family trip to Red River with our three sons (now aged 16, 20 & 22). We've always stayed in the..."
---Oklahoma Family of 5
"Been visiting Red River for a long time! Casa 6 is incredible! Nice, clean & quiet! Live there if I could!"
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Reservations Unlimited Vacation Home Rentals

Come to Red River, NM, cradled in the Southern Rocky Mountains, where the alpenglow colors the peaks of the Sangre de Cristos and the crisp mountain air smells of pine trees and adventure.

Reservations Unlimited offers a wide selection of vacation rentals in Red River to frame the perfect setting for your mountain retreat. Among our diverse offerings are rustic cabins and riverside lodges, spacious condos, comfortable homes, and well-appointed townhouses. Whether you want to join in the town hubbub or just get away from it all, the choice is yours. There's no single right way to enjoy Red River, and we want to help you find your ideal lodging option.

Call 1-800-545-6415 to talk to one of our local vacation experts. Or browse all of our Red River Vacation Rentals.

A Brief History of Red River, NM

The summer resort town of Red River, NM, 1939.Red River was established in 1895 as Red River City, a mining camp sprung up amid a gold rush and named after the perennial stream that runs off of Mount Wheeler and down through the town before emptying into the Rio Grande. When mining operations began to dry out, so did the town, becoming all but abandoned until a new sort of discovery was made.

Completed in 1917, the Red River Pass Road replaced the former wagon path snaking over Bobcat Pass and connected the dots leading to the town on the map. At nearly the same time, automobile affordability and ownership was seeing a boom. Red River soon became a mountain playground for those seeking to escape the frying summer heat of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

Around 1940, the town's first crude ski area was cobbled together. And in 1959, the Red River Ski Area opened on today's site, making Red River a great winter escape as well.

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Red River in the Summer

Bear sighting in Red River, NMWith an average daytime temperature of about 75° F, Red River is the perfect place to come and beat the summer heat. However, the town is about more than just staying cool. It also has great fishing from the well-stocked river, lakes and ponds. There is hiking, biking, horseback and ATV/OHV/Jeep riding -- all of which result in breathtaking views. Mule deer roam the town freely, and you may catch a glimpse of a bear, bobcat, beaver, elk or big-horn sheep.

The Red River Ski Area also offers scenic chairlift rides in the summer and has an 18-hole disc-golf course on the mountain top.

Red River in the Winter

Ski hill and frozen lake in Red River, NMIn the winter, there is the Red River Ski Area, a family-friendly hill boasting 7 lifts and 58 trails and which empties directly into the charming town. There is also the Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area perched atop Bobcat Pass. Or if skiing doesn't fit your fancy, enjoy snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing, snow-angel and snow-man making, snow-fort building, snow-ball fighting, or just staying warm by a crackling fire.

And for the serious angler, you can enjoy great winter fishing too.

Red River in the Fall

Colorful aspens and snow-capped mountains in Red River, NMFall attractions include many of summer ones, only thinner crowds, cooler temperatures and warmer colors. The aspens set the mountains ablaze, first turning golden before progressing into a fiery red. Join in the annual Aspencade and Oktoberfest celebrations.

Fall is also hunting season and some of the best fishing that the area has to offer.