Posted September 14, 2012
Check out our special Trip Adviser offer: Reduced room rate of $65 includes lake view room and two passes to Riverbend Hot Springs.
Must mention this special offer at the time of reservation and present unexpired coupon at check-in. Not valid with other discounts.
Posted September 14, 2012
Sierra del Rio Golf Course opened for play in 2007 in Elephant Butte. This public 18-hole championship-caliber golf course has been completely redesigned and reconstructed into a world-class course. Golf is played year-round here. The facility includes a golf shop and a full service premier restaurant. Encircling the golf course is a residential community with a unique mix of neighborhoods presenting an enriching blend of lifestyles. Check out this event on Monday:
Posted September 13, 2012
Called the "Diamond in the Desert", the City of Elephant Butte is nestled on the shores of New Mexico's largest lake. Elephant Butte Lake's residential community began forming in the 1940s when the lake had filled. The community has always attracted people who love the beauty of the Lake and a quiet and easy lifestyle close to nature. The area has long been known as a retirement and resort area ideal for those with a passion for fishing, boating, golfing, and the splendors of nature. As word spread of the Lake's attractions, more people settled in the area. The city offers a varied selection of gas stations, boat, car and RV sales and service, restaurants, an Inn, realtors, banks, churches, post office, beauty salons, and other service-oriented businesses. The area continued to grow, prompting it in 1998 to incorporate as the City of Elephant Butte. Approximately 1400 people call the City of Elephant Butte home year-round with the summer's lake activities increasing the number to over 3000. This is a community poised for grownth in the years to come.
Posted September 10, 2012
NM Friends of Foster Children will be having their 8th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at our own Sierra Del Rio Golf Course. On Friday, Oct. 19th, there will be a Hospitality Suite here at the Inn from 4:30 - 7:30pm followed by the Golf Tournament on Saturday with the Shotgun Start scheduled for 9am. At 2pm that afternoon, there will be an Awards Luncheon. For more information, call the Friends toll free at (866) 857-2976.
Posted September 10, 2012
The Dam Site area of Elephant Butte Lake is one of the lake's principal recreational areas. It is located directly east of Elephant Butte Dam along Hwy 51 and 177. In this quiet out-of-the-way area are located a marina, a lodge, some cabins, and a restaurant/bar with a picturesque patio dining area. Live outdoor music and dancing is a frequent offering in the patio on summer weekends. Join local folks enjoying themselves alongside a beautiful view of the lake and its signature island, Elephant Butte Island (watch out for the goats!). Rent a boat at the marina for a leisurely cruise over blue refreshing water. Enjoy a delicious meal in the restaurant or a game of pool in the bar. A large tree-lined parking lot provides easy and convenient access.
Posted September 9, 2012
Elephant Butte Lake is a reservoir Lake of the Rio Grande, formed by the Elephant Butte Dam. At full capacity the Lake is 40 miles long, 4 miles wide, covers 36,500 acres and holds 2.198 million acre-feet of water. Built from 1911-1916, the dam was constructed for the purpose of flood and irrigation control for the large agricultural area downstream along the Rio Grande. Later, the Lake became a major recreational site. The Lake takes its name from a dark brown rocky island just northeast of the dam. Actually on eroded core of an ancient volcano, the island bears an uncanny resemblance to an enormous elephant head and torso rising from the water.
Posted September 8, 2012
Three full-service marinas on Elephant Butte Lake and several boat ramps within the state park offer year-round opportunities for boaters to enjoy sandy beaches and picturesque coves all along the lakeshore. Try your luck at fishing (bass,...
stripers, wall-eye,catfish, crappie!), go wading along sandy shorelines, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in deserted inlets. Elephant Butte Lake State Park is a paradise for campers with plentiful facilities for any style from primitive tent camping to large RVs. Family fun starts here at the Lake!
Posted September 7, 2012
Elephant Butte Lake State Park plays host to a spectacular annual Fourth of July fireworks display attracting over 100,000 folks. This weekend, the annual Balloon Regatta displays dozens of colorful hot air balloons ascending over the water. Spring, summer and fall are the seasons for drag boat races and sailboat regattas, all free to the public!
Posted September 2, 2012
Camping is another favorite year round activity at Elephant Butte Lake. Over 200 developed campsites and 150 RV hookups offer a scenic outdoor experience. Comfort stations, dump stations and outdoor showers are available. The state park ...
also offers picnic shelters, group shelters and playgrounds for campers and day use visitors.
The Luchini Trail is close to the park's main entrance. The 1.6 mile walking trail introduces visitors to the Chihuahuan Desert vegetation with over a dozen marked plants typical to the area. Allow 45 minutes.
Posted September 1, 2012
Elephant Butte Lake State Park is New Mexico's largest and most visited state park. The park offers a large variety of water sports including waterskiing, powerboating, sailboating, canoeing, personal watercrafting, windsurfing, swimming and scuba diving. Fishing is an ever-popular year-round activity with anglers catching striped bass, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth and white bass, catfish, crappie, carp and bluegills. The lake hosts many summer bass tournaments and a big fall carp roundup, attracting thousands of anglers. Three full-service marinas on the lake offer dock space, fuel and other supplies and boat and personal watercraft rentals. Several boat ramps within the state park provide easy access to the water. Private guide services and experienced boat and motor repair services are available locally. As most people have heard, the level of the water is down but it is still the state's largest lake!!