This house was built on one acre of forest land in the village of Cloudcroft in the Sacramento mountains. It is designed for comfort, relaxation, fun and class, all at mid-level prices.
One enters the house to a semi-open den-dining-kitchen area with open ceilings and wood beams, a wood burning fireplace, comfortable furniture, satellite HDTV, with both DVD and VCR, and books, games and puzzles for children and adults. Add to that the view of many pine, aspen and other native trees and plants through the glass portion of the doors onto the front covered deck.
The kitchen has all the customary appliances and cooking equipment, described in detail later. The dining table seats 8. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and the other bedroom has two twins, all of which comfortably sleep 6 with the queen couch in the den sleeping an additional 2. The master bath area has a washer and dryer in a closet.
The owners say the most fun part of the house is the covered front deck, which faces due east, making an early sunrise with a cup of coffee or tea a must.
My wife and I live in Fredericksburg, Texas, which is northwest of San Antonio. It gets rather warm there in the summer months. So, we decided to build a house in Cloudcroft to enjoy the average summertime temperature in the 70's that Cloudcroft offers. We also enjoy the beautiful fall colors and the awesome winter snow. There are numerous day trips we also like, such as Ruidoso and Lincoln. The Village people are friendly and and genuine and we always enjoy our stays in Cloudcroft.
We chose Cloudcroft over places in Colorado because the drive from our home is so much shorter and we prefer the quieter and less hectic pace of Cloudcroft.
We like hiking, sitting of the front deck reading or just watching the humming birds or even having lunch out there. The melodramas put on by the Village are a hoot, with popcorn being thrown at the villain. On cold days or evenings, sitting by the fire and watching a movie or just reading a book or magazine is also a treat.