Home is about 1500 square feet, set on 10 acres of pasture and woodlands. Carefully decorated for our family—welcoming; seems like home. Knotty pine cabinets and trim with Wood and carpet floors. Gorgeous; private view of the mountains, (7700 elevation). Very peaceful and somewhat secluded. Lots of wildlife: we see elk, deer, and turkey on the property, and have heard mountain lions, and seen evidence of bear. When in season we have several varieties of visiting hummingbirds. Bring your 4 wheelers, bikes, skies, horses etc: pasture for your horses and horse-back riding available on site. In the winter there is a nearby (5 mile) ski area; ice-skating in the village; tubing and sledding hills on the property. Ruidoso and White Sands are about 40 miles away. Trail maps for hiking and riding in the vicinity, including maps of Lincoln National Forest are available. Restaurant and shopping guide in the village (Cloudcroft, 7 miles away). Golf-course available at the Lodge, great restaurant!
During the winter months 4 wheel drive is advisable.
I cannot say enough how beautiful this cabin and acreage is. You feel like you have the entire mountain to yourself. Deer everywhere, plus it snowed the last day we were there and our children went down the mountainside (on the property) on sleds.
Truly a Thanksgiving to remember - we will plan to be back.
We try and go to New Mexico at least once a year and often go with friends and this has been one of our best trips. We ended up setting out a day early and the owner was great about accommodating an early arrival. Loved the cabin it was really cute and well maintained. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay...the set up was perfect for two couples. The house is tucked away in the hillside allowing you plenty of peace and quiet with the mountains as your backdrop. The neighbors, just down the road who look after the property were absolutely wonderful and made our stay that much more enjoyable. If you stay here you have to go into Cloudcroft and eat at Big Daddy's.... the food is awesome and the price is reasonable.
We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to our friends!
This is our third visit to this cabin, and it never disappoints. Such a nice relaxing weekend, while escaping the 100+ degree heat in Texas. It was my oldest son's 8th birthday, and this is where he wanted to go - not six flags or sea world, but the cabin at Cloudcroft. I can't say enough how we enjoy visiting, just to take a break and recharge as a family.
Our appreciation for the splendid house and amenities. Access is very easy and the view is great. Enjoyed our stay and the professional way the owners maintain the home.
I hesitate to write this review because I want to keep this place a secret, so we can book it when we want. We are return visitors and we had another great time. It was so nice to get away from the world for a few days and just relax. The cabin is always immaculate, and feels completely isolated for our family. The owners are great people, and we will plan to come back again.
This home is situated on fenced acreage with trees, providing privacy and quiet from traffic and noise, yet just minutes from the small town of Cloudcroft. The kitchen is well equipped. The master bedroom is HUGE with a comfortable king bed. Both bathrooms have a tub/shower combo. The morning sunrise brings spectacular colors to view from the living room and porch. Sip your coffee by the wood fireplace, watch the sunrise and relax! We saw elk and deer right up to the home in the mornings. There are numerous small restaurants in Cloudcroft. Dinner at the historic Lodge was pricey, but the old hotel building was a "must see". Food was good with excellent service. Reservations are recommended-request a table with sunset view. Many hiking trails in the area. Enjoy the outdoors during the day, with the comfort of this true "retreat" waiting for your return!
From Cloudcroft, NM, go east on hwy. 82 to mile marker 23. Turn right on Trimble road and immediately back left on Sullivan Canyon Road. First road to left is Saviour Trail. Go to the end (about ¼ mile) across arroya. Green pipe gate is immediately on right. Long drive and house is back up against the woods. 1/4 mile from Lincoln National Forest.
From Artesia, NM go west on hwy. 82 to mile marker 24. Turn left on Trimble Road and immediately back left on Sullivan Canyon Road. First road to left is Saviour Trail. Go to the end (about ¼ mile) across arroya. Green pipe gate is immediately on right. Long drive and house is back up against the woods. 1/4 mile from Lincoln National Forest.
Other Activities: Tubing and Snow Sledding on property, ATV Trails. Ice Skating in Village. Horse pasture for your horses available on property. During winter months 4 wheel drive is advisable.