In the historic landscape of El Camino Real, the Black Mesa's vines produce the purple foodstuffs formed and fermented into award-winning wines. Partakers can sit indoors or out on Black Mesa's gazeboed patio while wetting their whistles on a wealth of varietals, including chardonnay, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, and zinfandel. Tickle tongues' taste receptors with six of Black Mesa's wines and six New Mexican cheeses, earthier alternatives to showy moon gouda. Guests are gifted with two souvenir wine glasses and $20 towards a bottle of their choice, including Black Mesa's award-winning blends, such as Coyote, Antelope, and Black Beauty (prices range from $12.45-$34.50), ensuring at-home sips are enjoyed in more appropriate receptacles than plastic cups or "World's Best Cousin" mugs.
Inn/Chalet Limited Service Year Built 1999 Year Remodeled 2009 Additional Property Description 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 percent 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 10.00 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.
Ron and Olha Dolin didn’t discover their shared passion for wine and spirits until after they were married. Together they use Ron’s Ph.D. in engineering and Olha’s generational knowledge of producing vodka and brandy in Eastern Europe to craft handmade wines and fine spirits. Their wines include the specialty Emotion series, which includes cherry sherry, apple ice wine, and a wine made from rose petals. The two also distill spirits ranging from blue corn vodka and bourbon to gin made from New Mexico juniper, pinon, chamisa, sage, and rose hips.
New Mexico Magazine showcases the titular state through monthly issues exploring New Mexico, its people, and its places. With a one-year subscription, readers will get 12 issues of the magazine, published in partnership with the New Mexico Tourism Department. Each edition of New Mexico Magazine features lively cultural and community activities for readers to do with their adopted mystery-solving boxcar family on weekend getaways—June's issue, for example, highlights shopping for Navajo art in Gallup and tubing at El Vado and Heron lakes. Popular monthly columns include "My Secret Place," revealing the favorite retreats of some of New Mexico's notable residents and natives, and "King of the Road," highlighting little-known communities throughout the state. Upcoming issues of New Mexico Magazine will spotlight Native Americans, Santa Fe's 400th anniversary, and the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who did for bleached skulls what Darryl Dawkins did for extravagantly named slam dunks.
Footwear and apparel emporia On Your Feet, On Your Little Feet, and Get it Together share a roof and a devotion to propagating stylish and sturdy gear for adventurous customers. On Your Little Feet outfits spirited kids from a stockpile of socks, tights, and shoes such as the infant Keen Sunport ($32), a tiny version of the trusted sandal-tennis-shoe hybrid, and the comfy Nike Sunray sandal ($25). For the adult and teenage sole, On Your Feet doles out toe tents such as the Keen Whisper ($85), a sandal-tennis-shoe hybrid made from polyester webbing that lets feet breathe without the customary foot snorkel. Men’s footwear options include the Vibram Komodo Sport ($100) made with stretch nylon to form a glove-like nook for each toe. Get it Together furnishes dressing options for active lifestyles, such as a Cut Loose tencel top ($48) and jeggings, a fusion of leggings and jazz, from Not Your Daughters Jeans ($95).
Dionne Christian opened The Teahouse in 2003, determined to supply tea lovers with exotic flavors culled from her travels in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Africa. Between the shop's own matcha blends and wholesale concoctions, The Teahouse distributes more than 150 international teas. Patrons can pair teas, lattes, wines, or beers with items from The Teahouse's massive menu, whose pastries, sandwiches, and other treats are created with organically grown and locally produced ingredients and hints of tea. To share their love of herbal beverages, The Teahouse's specialists host 90-minute workshops that cover a variety of tea-related topics such as tea blending, hot spiced tea, and how to spot iceberg seeds in pitchers of iced tea.