Welcome to The Sundance Inn!
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This charming Territorial New Mexico-style property features 5 fully-furnished rental suites each boasting its own unique character and charm reflecting the spirit of the Southwest, located in the serene village of Roy, NM. Come stay a weekend or as long as you like with flexible accommodation options; some units are laid out like 1-bedroom apartments with kitchenette or kitchen and living room, creating convenience for groups or families. New ownership just refurbished the Sundance with modern amenities including Wifi, AC units, Smart TV’s, mini-fridges & microwaves (in most units) and Keurig coffee makers to help make your stay as comfortable as possible (and pets are welcome, too). We hope you come visit us soon to enjoy the 270 days of sunshine a year and all the peace and quiet of the New Mexico countryside with big-sky views and some of the prettiest sunsets and star-gazing you’ll ever see. The Sundance is perfectly situated as a gateway for maximum New Mexico adventures within 2 hours or less, including canyon or Rocky Mountain hiking, bouldering, rock-climbing, hunting, fishing, ghost town & Western history sightseeing, desert wandering, stargazing, birdwatching, mural viewing, visiting a volcano, skiing (2.5 hrs), and world-class shopping & hot-tubbing in Santa Fe (2 hrs).
Your location: Roy in Harding County, New Mexico
Anywhere you drive in the area, you’ll be regaled with beautiful views of prairies, rocky outcroppings, wildlife such as grazing pronghorns and livestock, and historic buildings. The Sundance Inn is located on “La Frontera de Llano Scenic Byway,” featured in New Mexico Magazine and many travel blogs, yet you’ll feel like you have it all to yourself.
Roy’s claim to fame: The movie “DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?” with Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant was filmed in Roy!
Small supermarket, post office & gas station
Famous “Mosquero Mural Walk,” Western saloon (closed) 20 min. away
Mills Canyon – HIKING, BOULDERING
You can drive through this spectacular canyon on the way from Wagon Mound; the adventurous can venture into the canyon (via town Mills) for hiking to the river, mountain biking & rock climbing or bouldering, you might see rare Barbary Sheep. Dirt roads, 4wd required past Rim Campground. Click for information, Detailed driving video (40).
FISHING & Watercrafts
Several lakes in the area provide a serene setting with few visitors, stocked with NM trout, pike, . SPRINGER LAKE (54 min), UTE LAKE ( 1 hr), STORRIE LAKE allows Windsurfing (1 hr 15 min) EAGLE NEST ST PK -high altitude so check roads, ice fishing in winter (2 hr)
The Sundance is a favorite of hunters located in GMU 47 accessible to nearly every type of trophy within 1.5 hrs; the vicinity has public and private lands running with pronghorn, mule deer & elk. Mills Canyon boasts rare Barbary Sheep with a healthy herd up 20% this year (Aodad). The mountains above Cimarron add grouse, mountain lion, bear & has boasted some very large elk trophies & bighorn sheep to the north. BLM provides a useful map app: “CarryMap.” Click for NM HUNTING INFO.
Capulin Volcano National Monument
You can drive right to the rim of this extinct volcano for views of the surrounding area and lava flows (Volcano road is closed until Oct. 26 but Visitor Center/Hiking is open). Click here for information.
Nearest Rocky mountain experience: Cimarron Canyon State Park
The Rockies start in NM so you don’t need to go all the way to Colorado to drive through towering pine trees beneath soaring granite peaks and enjoy hiking along burbling brooks at 7000+ elevation. Wildlife include deer, elk, bear & grouse. Stop in Cimarron to see roaming buffalo & the famous St. James Hotel, an outlaw favorite and reputedly haunted. (1 hr, 25 min). Click for information
Nearby towns: (Restaurants – Shopping – Sightseeing)
Top 5 Reasons to Snowbird here in New Mexico:
1. 270 days of sunshine a year translates to many clear days under brilliant blue skies in the winter.
2. You can still feel the warmth of the sun in winter; we often find out snowbirds “sunning” outdoors in sweatshirts on clear days.
3. Most snowfalls are dustings of 1-3″ that beautifully blanket the desert landscape but the roads dry up pretty quick in the sunshine.
4. SANTA FE during the holiday season is a magical and must-see experience found nowhere else in the world where you can experience Pinyon smoke in the crisp mountain air, Kiva fireplaces in many restaurants and lobbies where you can warm your feet and sip Mexican hot cocoa, farolitos lining the roofs, ristras hanging from portales, endless shopping opportunities for Southwestern fashion, art & jewelry and the Santa Fe Plaza’s 300-year old trees adorned with a rainbow of holiday lights.
5. Wildlife: Pronghorn, elk livestock, & birdwatching on the migratory path (Birds obviously love to snowbird in NM with the 3rd highest number of species in the US)
about their experience in The Sundance Inn
“Sundance Inn is very convenient and comfortable”
“It’s great to have this place in Roy for our hunting trips”
“The room with full kitchen is great for families!”
Address of The Sundance Inn:
414 Chicosa Street, Roy, NM
What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?Aeschylus