The general public is welcome to use Whittington Center. The Whittington Center provides quality camping facilities. The R.V. campground is equipped with full hookups. The primitive campground provides picnic tables, water, toilet, and trash removal for those who desire more rustic surroundings.
Guests may choose to stay in the competitor housing units. Housing consists of three buildings which accommodate 90 people. The competitor housing is open to informal visitor housing, when not otherwise in use. Eleven small log cabins are available in addition to five 1800 sq. ft. founder's cabins, all of which are handicapped accessible.
Housing reservations can be made for 2013 starting Feb. 1st, 8am.
Reservations will NOT be taken by email.
More About Housing
All housing units, cabins and classrooms on the Whittington Center are designated non-smoking areas. BBQ grills are also prohibited inside any of these buildings as well as on the porches of the housing units. Handicapped accommodations are available in the Founders Retreat cabins.
All housing is supplied with sheets and blankets for bedding. Occupants must however bring their own towels, soap and washcloth, as toiletries are not supplied.
Your pets are welcome to visit the Whittington Center but are not allowed inside any of the housing units or cabins. Pets must be under control during their visit to the Whittington Center and we ask that dogs be on a leash for their safety as well as that of other guests.
All RV and Primitive campsites are assigned at the time your reservations are made and must not be changed without prior approval of the Front Gate. This is to avoid conflict with other reservations. Primitive campsites are limited to tents and small pop-up tent trailers only.
Reservations for any of the accommodations on the Whittington Center are accepted by phone only when credit cards are used. Reservations are accepted based on availability at the time the reservation is made. Refunds on deposits will be granted when cancellation notice is received by the Whittington Center 48 hours prior to the date of the reservation.
Individuals using any accommodations must check in at the front gate where room and space assignments will be made. Check in time is no earlier than 2 PM and check out time is no later than 10 AM. You must check in and out on the dates you have specified. If you have not checked out prior to 10 AM you will be charged an additional fee.
When checking out please bring your room keys. There is a $10.00 fee for any and all lost keys.
Discover the Whittington Center
The Whittington Center is a rapidly growing destination recreation site. Not only is it a world class shooting facility, it offers a variety of recreational activities.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it's natural beauty and wealth of history make the Whittington Center an exciting vacation spot. Easily accessible from I-25, the Whittington Center is located 10 miles south of Raton on Highway 64.
The Whittington Center encompasses 33,300 acres ranging from 6,300 to 8,100 feet in elevation. Breathtaking views, outstanding climate, hospitality and an array of family activities such as hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and camping make the Whittington Center a place everyone can enjoy.
There is a broad range of housing to accommodate individuals, couples, and small to large groups. Lodging options include modern housing, rustic cabins, back country cabins, campgrounds with RV hookups and primitive camping. Other facilities include a cafeteria, gift shop, bathhouse, training center and a variety of world class shooting ranges.
The Competitor Housing complex includes three dormitory style buildings. Each building has a central lobby with three separate wings. Each wing contains five bedrooms, each with two single beds, a kitchenette and two separate bathrooms with showers for men and women. Bring your own towels, and toiletries.
The "The Wood, Carter, Leupold, Thompson, Kerner, and Brown Cabins comprise the Founders Retreat complex. Each has four bedrooms, with two single beds and a private bathroom. One bedroom in each unit is handicap accessible. These cabins overlook a beautiful meadow with an abundance of birds and wildlife. Each cabin has a common kitchen and living room area. The bedding is provided. Bring your own cooking and eating utensils, towels and toiletries.
New for the Founders Retreat complex are the recently remodeled Brownell Family Suites. The Brownell Suites feature first class accommodations with a full kitchen, queen bed, seating area with satellite television and fireplace, and bathroom all in a private suite. Unlike the other Founders Retreat cabins, the Brownell Suites are fully furnished with cooking and eating utensils, and towels. Housekeeping service is provided daily as well.
LOG CABIN COMPLEX
This complex has twelve cabins. Eleven cabins are equipped with five bunkbeds, bath and shower. There is adequate closet and storage space in each cabin. Bring your own towels and toiletries. Cabin #6 has laundry facilities available for your use. (4 minimum)
RV LOG CABINS
These cabins contain a bunk bed, a double bed, and electricity. The restroom, shower and laundry facilities are located nearby in the bathhouse. Bring your own towels, and toiletries. There are no cooking facilities in these cabins. Both cabins sleep four. Located at the East RV Campground.
The Whittington Center hosts 125 RV campsites in two adjacent areas. All campsites are equipped with water, electricity, and sewage hookups. A bathhouse, complete with laundry facilities, compliments the campground. All campsites are designed as pull through and will accommodate the longest travel trailers. No campfires are allowed; however, charcoal or gas grills are acceptable.
RV camping is also available in the 20 spaces at the Coors Range, and 32 spaces at the shotgun facility, each site is provided with electricity only.
The primitive camping area contains 26 tent spaces and is limited to tents and small pop up tent trailers only. There is a central water point and chemical toilets provided. Small campfires are permitted in approved fire pits.