Lifts West

Things to Do

Things to do in

Red River.

Lifts West is the premier luxury condominium resort in the Red River area, offering many of the amenities of a traditional hotel experience combined with the cozy privacy that comes with staying in a mountain condominium.

Perhaps the best feature of Lifts West is the hotel’s proximity – to just about everything. In just a few minutes walk from their rooms, guests can find themselves hopping on a ski lift or strolling down Main Street for dining, live music, a festival, or a parade – or heading to the local grocery store, when it’s time to pick up a few essentials or stock  your private kitchen. And when you’re ready for a day trip or other adventure exploring the surrounding area, New Mexico’s leading attractions are just a car ride away.

As a Lifts West guest, you’ll also be drawn in to the hotel’s rugged charm. Whether it’s the no-two-alike room décor, the gorgeous atrium in the Main Building, the giant stone fireplace in the lobby, or the stunning views to be taken in as you go to and from the hotel, there’s just no replicating the visual beauty of a mountain vacation in Red River.

If you’re planning a first visit, take a look at our gallery or room reservation sections to find out more about what’s in store for you. If you’re planning a return visit – welcome home

The Town of Red River, NM

Whether you’re looking for a family vacation destination or a romantic getaway, New Mexico’s Red River offers the very best in small town charm and upscale vacation attractions-winter or summer, January to December.



As a Lifts West guest, you can enjoy the convenience of our partner café located in our Main Building, or you can stroll into town and enjoy dining and drinking options of the café, bistro, and steakhouse varieties. Or, if you’d like something a bit cozier, you can shop at one of the nearby food markets and nosh in the privacy of your own room.


It wouldn’t be a vacation if you didn’t bring something back with you, right? Pick up the perfect memento of your mountain getaway, polish up your après ski wardrobe, or find an unexpected treasure for your home at one of the town’s numerous specialty stores or boutiques. 

Outdoor Recreation

The outdoors is what Red River does best. Love snow? We’ve got you covered with all the skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling you care to handle. Crazy about hiking and biking? Red River offers over-the-top scenic options for hiking and biking-plus fishing, golfing, horseback riding, off-roading and more.

Day Trips

A short drive from Lifts West in any direction can find you exploring the Ojo Caliente Mineral Spring, the Wild Rivers Recreation Area, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the historic town of Taos-or the area’s most popular destination, the breathtaking Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway.


If you’re a history buff, you’re in luck. Adults and kids alike can take a break from outdoor adventures and discover Red River’s roots as a mining boomtown or travel back in time when you visit the Pierce Fuller House, the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum or any number of historic cabins located in Red River.


Everybody needs some down time on a vacation, especially when you’ve been burning up the slopes or the hiking trails. When it’s time to rejuvenate , indulge in a mud wrap, hand or foot treatment, yoga class, body scrub, or massage at one of the area’s upscale spas or salons.


If you’re looking for a night on the town or a leisurely afternoon stroll, Red River’s Main Street will deliver-and then some. There’s plenty of fireside or patio seats for live music and dancing, easy options for pub crawling-and winter visitors can kick off their Saturday night with a post-sundown torchlight parade and fireworks before heading out on the town.

Festivals & Events

Chili cook-offs, wine tastings, art shows and more-if you like outdoor festivals, you’ve come to the right place. Some of Red River’s signature events, many of which happen within walking distance of the hotel, include the Winter Carnival, the Fine Art & Wine Festival, the Classic Car Show, and the Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair-just to name a few.

There are plenty of don’t-miss seasonal celebrations, too. Where else can you take in all the snow sports or hiking/fishing/biking you can handle, and also enjoy an Independence Day celebration, Mardi Gras in the Mountains, Oktoberfest, or New Years on Main Street-all in the same vacation?

Upcoming Events

Mardi Gras in the Mountains

February 8-13, 2024

Come celebrate Mardi Gras with us in the snow-capped mountains of red river. The unique blend of Mardi Gras and Red River traditions draws crowds from all over the country.

Book your reservation today!

Not sure yet? View our gallery to see more details about our rooms.


Not sure yet? View our gallery to see more details about our rooms.