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14 New Mexico Honeymoon Ideas for a romantic getaway

Updated for 2022

When you take your honeymoon getaway or couples retreat in New Mexico to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, you’ll make vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Couples will discover the serenity of our sacred land that emits throughout the grounds of our property. 

From enchanting spa services to outdoor adventure to experience with your plus one, these are the reasons why you should take your New Mexico honeymoon getaway or couples retreat to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort.

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Pampering & Drinks at The Spa at the Inn

massage at the spa at the inn

No romantic retreat to the Inn of the Mountain Gods is complete without a stop at The Spa at the Inn. Here, guests will enjoy spa treatments that rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit for a tranquil, yet energizing experience.

The Spa’s very own couples massage package includes a traditional Swedish massage for two in your very own private spa suite and ends with a complimentary glass of wine, champagne, or mimosa.

The Spa also offers several other energizing and soothing services like hot stone massages, body scrub treatments, and deep cleansing facials, just to name a few. Start your New Mexico romantic getaway off right by putting your mind at ease at The Spa at the Inn.

Take a Hike and Take in the Views

Hiking at Inn of the Mountain Gods

When you stay at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy the best views in New Mexico. In fact, you can enjoy picturesque views by foot or by bike, thanks to hiking trails across the property and on-property bike rentals. Whatever method you and yours choose for exploring, the views and photo opportunities are all the same, including views of beautiful Lake Mescalero and landscapes of Inn of the Mountain Gods’ serene grounds amidst a backdrop of lush mountain ridges.

Visit White Sands National Park

white sands national park

One-of-a-kind, unique, unlike any place else in New Mexico. The sparkling white sands of White Sands National Park is a must-visit natural wonder and the world’s largest gypsum—a rare form of sand—dune field. Located just minutes from the Inn of the Mountain Gods, travelers will discover 275 square miles of shimmering desert sands where you can picnic, photograph, hike, and sled the powdery white sand dunes. It’s the perfect day trip option from Inn of the Mountain Gods.

Add Some Thrill to Your Relationship

apache eagle ziprider at inn of the mountain gods

Add a little thrill to your romantic relationship with a ride down the Apache Eagle ZipRider at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Riders fly 2,668 feet across Lake Mescalero with optional side-by-side ziplines so you can enjoy the adventure with your other half.

In addition to the Apache Eagle ZipRider at Inn of the Mountain Gods, thrill-seekers can get their fix at Ski Apache, where they can fly down one of the longest ziptours in the world! The Apache Wind Rider ZipTour takes riders over 60 miles per hour down three spans of zipline. Like the Apache Eagle ZipRider, side-by-side ziplines are also available for the thrill-seeking couple.

Double kayak on Lake Mescalero

couple kayaking Lake Mescalero

Don’t pass up the opportunity to take a romantic paddle along the peaceful Lake Mescalero, located just steps from your hotel room at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. A morning, afternoon, or evening exploring Lake Mescalero is sure to spark romance. Single kayak, two-seat pedal boat, and stand-up paddleboard rentals are also available at the Inn of the Mountain Gods’ boat docks.

Slopes and after ski Drinks at ski apache

ski instructor

Ski Apache is New Mexico’s ultimate mountain playground. Situated along the Sierra Blanca mountains, visitors will enjoy the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world at Ski Apache. Whether you’re an experienced skier or learn a new skill with your loved one, Ski Apache has the slopes, trails, rentals, and lessons for a day, or more, of fun in the snow. And enjoy an after-ski meal and drink at the on-site Plaza Grill.

Winter isn’t the only time of year to enjoy Ski Apache. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, including mountain bike rentals. Ski Apache’s scenic gondolas are also a great way to enjoy the panoramic vistas of Ski Apache.

See New Mexico on horseback

horseback riding at inn of the mountain gods

Head over to Inn of the Mountain Gods Stables and saddle up for an unforgettable tour of Mescalero via horseback. Picturesque vistas are easy to come by during these horseback rides that are guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Bring your luck to the casino

The Casino at Inn of the Mountain Gods

With a little luck, your New Mexico honeymoon could also become your next big payday when you visit the Inn of the Mountain God’s New Mexico casino. Located on-site at Inn of the Mountain Gods, there are dozens of games to play, including poker, blackjack, slots, and bingo.

Casino promotions and chances to win are always available at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino. Visit The Enclave next to the 1852 Treaty Room where you can play slots and enjoy cocktails.

Wine and dine at a local winery

Located just minutes from the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Noisy Water Winery is the go-to destination for great, locally distilled wines, cheeses, and more.

Visit for a wine tasting at The Cellar Uncorked, one of Noisy Water Winery’s tasting rooms, for limited batches of award-winning dry reds and sweet wines, and delicious handmade cheeses including green chile jack with roasted garlic and ghost chile jack.

Call (575) 257-9335 for more information.

Wendell's Steak & SeafoodEnjoy New Mexico dining at its finest

What’s a romantic honeymoon getaway without enjoying a decadent meal and a glass of wine with your better half?

Make reservations at Wendell’s Steak & Seafood where you can enjoy premium steaks like Kobe flat iron, bison ribeye, and NY strip, and fresh seafood including crab legs, butter-poached twin lobster tails, and fruitwood smoked salmon. Select a glass from the wine list or enjoy a carefully crafted cocktail.

Save room for a decadent dessert to share while incredible views of Sierra Blanca and Lake Mescalero paint the background.

Visit LOL Comedy Club for laugh-out-loud stand-up

On select nights, LOL Comedy Club takes over Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods for the Laugh Out Loud Live Stand-Up Comedy Series where professional comedians leave guests grinning the entire night.

Rooms with a View

royal suite at inn of the mountain gods hotel

Drink up the beauty of New Mexico by the glass and by the view from your room or suite at Inn of the Mountain Gods. 

Each of the units at our Mescalero hotel include gorgeous views of lush mountain peaks that surround the property. Select units include views of Lake Mescalero and include their own private outdoor balcony for socializing, sightseeing, and spending time with your plus one. Each of our suites is also luxuriously appointed with Whirlpool tubs.

Staying in one of our rooms or suites will give you and yours the true sense of a romantic mountain getaway experience.

Catch a live performance at Spencer Theater

Located in Alto, New Mexico, the Spencer Theater is where you can catch dazzling, popular shows and live musical performances. You can get your tickets by calling (575) 336-4800.

Explore the old west of Lincoln National Forest

Stretching from the Texas border through southern New Mexico, Lincoln National Forest is a popular destination to explore New Mexico’s outdoors. From bicycling to hiking and picnicking, this national forest has plenty of activities to enjoy, including romantic strolls that boast incredible, unforgettable views.

start planning your new mexico honeymoon. Choose from our romantic rooms and suites today!

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