I actually booked this hotel by accident. We were talking about skiing Taos and somehow, the travel site I was using brought up the Best Western Rivers Edge. I'm really thankful for the glitch because we loved the hotel and Red River.
We showed up a little early, but they were able to get us into a room right away. I didn't pay for anything special, but I was super excited to have a room facing the river. Even when it was -7 outside, it was still nice to look out to that beautiful view. You also don't realize from pictures and maps just how close everything is until you're there. So, I was really pleasantly surprised how close we were to the lift house and the platinum chair. We've stayed ski in/ski out before in other ski towns, but this was the best location distance-wise we've ever had for ski lodging. It's also pretty convenient to other spots in Red River. We arrived on Super Bowl Sunday and it was a really quick walk to the brewery.
The rooms themselves were nice, decent amount of space, and comfortable. My only complaint...and it's small...was that there were some old candy wrappers from a previous guest that were behind the nightstand between the two beds. I probably wouldn't have even noticed them had one of my kids not dropped something back there.
Beyond that, the breakfast each morning was great. I've seen waffles plenty of places, but the eggs made to order is a really nice touch. It was a nice and cozy setting in the lobby for breakfast, which led to us getting to know a number of the other guests. It was great because we'd see people while skiing or dining out that we'd met over breakfast, which just added to the great family vibe at the hotel and in the town.
Speaking of nice touches, we live in an area that doesn't normally get snow. I prepared as best as I could, but when we got hit with 17" of snow, I wasn't prepared for shoveling out my vehicle and the heavy sheet of ice on my windshield. I'm guessing we're not the only ones, since the hotel has a number of shovels as well as a scraper/brush.
We will definitely be back! less