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Hot Mineral Springs in T or C: Fire Water Lodge

Posted March 2, 2015

Built in the early '20's, this bed & breakfast is decorated in the Santa Fe style, with handmade furnishings and saltillo tile floors.  The serene courtyeard and gardens are just steps away from shops & restaurants.  All lodgers soak for free, and three of the five guest rooms contain their own hot mineral baths.


Hot Mineral Springs in T or C: Charles Motel & Spa

Posted March 1, 2015


A World War II-era health spa, the Charles was built specifically as a healing center.  Services include indoor and outdoor mineral baths and jacuzzis, sweat wraps, and a variety of massage therapies.  Travelers on a budget love the apartment-style rooms.



Geronimo Springs Museum

Posted February 28, 2015

Geronimo Springs Museum is located in downtown Truth or Consequences adjacent to the beautiful Las Palomas Plaza at Geronimo Springs, an historic site where Native Americans and early cowboys came to rest and bathe in the hot mineral water.  This artist-created ceramic fountain with flowing hot mineral water depicts the mountains and history of Sierra County.

Check them out at: http://geronimospringsmuseum.com/

Frank Vilorio...Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures

Posted February 23, 2015

New Mexico's largest lake, Elephant Butte lake, is #3 in the nation for Trophy Stripers!  Frank Vilorio is one of the most experienced striper guides in the nation!

Check out his website: www.stripersnewmexico.com

Local 575-744-4346   Cell: 575-740-4710



Rio Grande Guide Service

Posted February 22, 2015

Spring is almost here and it's time to start fishing!!!! We have several fishing guides in Sierra County...we'll highlight them this week.

Rio Grande Guide Service offers professionally guided fishing trips...and much more.

Do you know a wounded warrior soldier that could benefit from a peaceful day on the most beautiful lake in New Mexico? Then nominate a soldier to win a trip of a lifetime! USA Wounded Warriors Program have teamed up with 92.3 The Fox in El Paso to send so...ldiers fishing. Equipment, Bait, and lunch for the lucky soldier and their guest is all inclusive. Nominate that special soldier in your life for an amazing trip of a lifetime! (Yes, you can nominate yourself!)

Kayak Rentals in Elephant Butte

Posted February 21, 2015

Straight from the owner of Zia Kayak Outfitters:

The Largest Kayak Dealer in New Mexico.

We want you to spend some time looking over the individual web pages specially designed for each of our products. In addition to information and pricing, we have inserted personal comments. How you navigate to the other pages is by clicking on the group subjects on the left and then select individual items within.

We stock the best of the best in the sit on top kayak industry. But, in addition to our four lines of kayaks (Hobie Kayaks, Malibu Kayaks, Cobra Kayaks, and Diablo Paddlesports Kayaks), we also stock paddling attire, water shoes (that can be worn all the time), kayaking accessories, PFDs, dry suits, hats, sunglasses, and fishing gear. When it comes to fishing gear, we only stock "the good stuff" and our prices meet or beat Bass Pro and Tackle Warehouse.

Hobie Kayaks, of Hobie Cat fame, are the ones you can paddle, peddle or sail! Sit-on-Top style kayaks are the rage around the country and we are the first introducing them to New Mexico. At the same time, the fastest growing water sport in the world is Stand Up Paddleboarding. We carry both hard hull and inflatable SUP boards and we carry a line of hybrid SOT/SUP combo kayaks.

Typically, people curious about kayaks come in to our shop and view the varied models. What we do is give you a free training on paddling, getting in and out of a kayak and schedule time to provide a personalized demo of a few kayaks out on the lake. With our assistance, after learning about and then experiencing time on the water in some kayaks, people are able to make the right purchasing decision.  We pride ourselves in knowing our customers got the perfect model that will maximize their enjoyment and use.

For those not yet ready to actually own a kayak, but want to spend some time kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, we have a rental fleet of single, double and SUP kayaks at the ready!

Our hours of operation are 10:00am to 6:00pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We are closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

Come by and say "hey" and please let everyone know that Zia Kayak Outfitters welcomes them. Not only is Zia Kayak Outfitters New Mexico's only fishing kayak dealership, we have many items in inventory never before seen in this area...

Regards, Russ & Edna Trager (575.744.4185)


Zia Kayak Outfitters
1 575-744-4185

310 Rock Canyon Road
Elephant Butte, NM 87935

Just north of Pat's, bear right at "Y"
See Us at Flashing Lights across from Fire Department

Rock Canyon Marina

Posted February 17, 2015

Today, we feature the third marina on Elephant Butte Lake, Rock Canyon Marina. This marina is the furthest north on the lake. Rock Canyon offers a quiet place to try a new adventure on one of their stand up paddle boards. Night fishing slots are also available on weekends during summer hours. Take an afternoon and come down and feed the fish!!




Damsite Marina

Posted February 16, 2015

At the south end of the lake, nestled in a cove next to the lake's namesake (Elephant Butte) you will find Damsite Marina.  Come down and see if you can catch that lunker on one of their premium night fishing slots which are open weekends during the summer.




Marina Del Sur

Posted February 15, 2015

Spring is almost here and it is time to start sharing information of local businesses, events and resources available to our Spring and Summer guests!

Today, we feature Marina Del Sur!  This is one of four marinas on New Mexico's largest lake!  It is located near the main State Parks entrance.  This marina is home of the largest marina store on the lake.  They have a wonderful large patio where you can watch boats as you enjoy ice cream.

Contact information:  575-744-5567




New Year's Eve at the INN

Posted December 21, 2014

Stay "INN" for New Year's Eve Package..$99 includes tax

Package includes 1 night stay for 2, 2 Champagne Toasts, Party Favors and 2 Full Breakfasts the next morning with coffee and two Mimosas! —


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