Tucked away in northern New Mexico, Eagle Nest is part of the noteworthy Enchanted Circle, an 83-mile scenic byway featuring some of the most gorgeous landscapes the state has to offer. Sitting in the center of town is Laguna Vista Resort, boasting lakeside and mountain views, great food and drinks and plenty of local activities. Whatever you choose to do leading up to your day, you’re bound to have a full wedding weekend with your favorite people!
Food + Drink
Located in the heart of Eagle Nest, Madam’s Restaurant is not only a historic saloon rich with history but also serves up fresh coffee daily in their rustic coffee shop. The saloon has been a hot spot for locals and tourists over the course of the past 100 years to rest and recuperate after long days of fishing the lake and exploring. Enjoy live music over our recommended signature dishes: chips and salsa (Mitzy’s homemade salsa is a must-have) to start, ribeye with a delicious green chile mushroom sauce and the New Mexico Mule to sip on!
Begin your morning with a group sunrise yoga session with views of the Moreno Valley mountains as your backdrop and the smell of sagebrush surrounding. Next, rent a boat or fish shoreside, either way you’ll enjoy a day out by the water as Eagle Nest Lake is known for its fishing and is well-loved by anglers of all kinds. End the evening around the fire with friends and family sharing stories and getting ready for the wedding day!
Elopement & Weddings
Say your vows in the meadow with Eagle Nest Lake set perfectly behind you. After your I dos, sneak away with your photographer and find no shortage of gorgeous spots in the area for couple’s photos. Laguna Vista Resort’s authentic rustic roots also make for a unique backdrop, including the historic charm of the original hotel located upstairs of the dining hall. The possibilities are endless for you to craft your special occasion as a couple. Ask about their intimate elopement packages which include lodging!
Photographer: Elizabeth Wells Photography