$100.00 Per Room for 2 People
$120.00 Per Room for 3 or 4 People
The Leupold, Thompson, Kerner, and Brown Cabins comprise the Founders Retreat complex. You may select whichever Founders cabin you like; all four accommodations are the same. Each has four bedrooms, with one queen bed and one twin bed in each of three rooms and one queen and two twin beds in the large handicap accessible room. Each room also contain 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. Free Wi-Fi.
To reserve the entire cabin, select all 4 rooms on the reservations form. Note that pets are permitted only in Kerner Cabin. You will be asked to pay a $250 pet damage deposit on check-in, fully refundable on no damage. A $25 per pet special cleaning fee will be added to your total cost; any room occupied by pets gets special attention by our housekeeping staff.
Floor Plan and Room Layout
How do I make reservations?
NRA Whittington Center reservations may be made online or by calling 575-445-3615. A credit or debit card is needed. A deposit for your first night is required, fully refundable if cancelled not later than 48 hours before start date. Online reservations are secure and mobile device friendly. They may be modified or cancelled by the person who originally made them; no telephone calls needed.
How do I make group reservations?
Group reservations for four or more rooms require a 50% deposit of the full amount. They may be made by telephone or online (subject to approval by Whittington staff). Any person or group reserving a block of rooms must provide full names and contact information (including email) for the actual persons staying in, and financially responsible for, each room or campsite not later than ten (10) days prior to reservations start date, or they will be canceled and made available to other guests.
What are the Check-in and Check-out times?
Check in is at 2:00 PM; check out time is 10:00 AM. Fees apply for late checkout unless specifically approved by staff. $10 fee for lost keys. All guests must check in at the front gate before proceeding to your lodging or campsite; vehicle information is required to receive entry pass. Everyone in the party over 18 must have completed the online liability waiver, and all minors must be included on the responsible adult's form.
What is included? Do I need to bring anything?
Sheets, blankets and pillows are included with all lodging, although Log Cabin guests sometimes prefer to bring their own sleeping bags. No towels, washcloths or soap are provided, with exception of the Brownell suites.
What is the Pet policy?
Pets are allowed in the following accommodations only: Kerner Cabin, Log Cabins 1 and 2, Competitor Housing Bldg 3. A $250 damage deposit is required, along with a $25 per pet cleaning fee. Pets are allowed in all campgrounds without extra charges. Pets must be leashed; owners responsible for cleanup.
What is the smoking policy?
All Whittington buildings are non-smoking. Violators will be charged a $250 cleaning fee. During high fire risk periods, outdoor smoking outside of vehicles is not permitted, and no outdoor fires of any kind are allowed. These restrictions are mandated by New Mexico Statutes.
Are there any restrictions?
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. Please check with our Gate staff at the time of your stay for the most up-to-date information on any fire ban that might be currently in place.
Additional information about RV and tent camping?
RV and Primitive camping reservations made online may be changed by the person who originally made the reservation, up to 48 hours prior to reservation start date. Phone reservations may be modified only by Whittington reservations staff.
What is the cancellation policy?
Lodging and camping reservations may be cancelled online or by telephone, at no penalty, up to 48 hours before start date; cancellations after this cutoff will be charged for the first night’s stay. Whittington U. course reservations must be cancelled 30 days prior to course start date.
Reservations can be made for the year starting on Feb. 1 at 8:00 a.m. MST
Reservations will NOT be taken by email.
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Before arriving, every guest must read and sign the online NRA Whittington Center Waiver.
The general public is welcome to stay at the Whittington Center. There is a broad range of housing to accommodate individuals, couples, and small to large groups.
The NRA Whittington Center hosts hundreds of private and public events every year. Take a look at our schedule and plan your visit today.
All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.