Nestled in the Rio Chama valley at the Southern tip of the spectacular Rocky Mountain Range, the Branding Iron Motel welcomes you from May to October and offers the comforts of home delivered with exceptional Southwestern hospitality. From our unrivaled location, hear the engineer’s whistle announcing the arrival and departure of trains from the historic Chama depot on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
Live the adventure of America’s longest and highest narrow gauge railroad and then explore the magnificent and diverse beauty of Northern New Mexico. Locations as varied as the Continental Divide, the wilds of Carson National Forest, the serenity of Heron and El Vado Lake State Parks await you and keep folks returning to the Branding Iron year after year.
We look forward to seeing you soon!