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Dave and Vicki Moffatt

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Private And Cozy, Yet Close To Town. STAY 7 NIGHTS, GET 7TH NIGHT FREE!

29 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

New Mexico Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths tucked away on the mountainside!

This wonderful two bedroom plus bonus room/bedroom/game room, with 1-1/2 baths is located about 6 miles outside of town on a great wooded lot with fabulous views and in close proximity to skiing. Upstairs bedroom has a king bed and 1/2 bath. On main floor, roomy and well appointed kitchen with separate dining area. The living room includes a queen sofa sleeper. There is also another bedroom with a twin bed and a full bath with laundry facilities. Great outdoor deck wraps around living room with propane grill. Outside under the house is a game room with a pool table/tennis table. Included is Cable TV and Wi-Fi. Fenced yard off cabin. PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dave and Vicki Moffatt (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

About Dave and Vicki Moffatt

Vicki and I live in Austin Texas and personally renovated a great deal of the interior and rear decking. I'm a Boston native and she's a Texan-so we have an interesting time figuring out each other's accents! I work in the leadership development field and Vicki taught private voice and is now retired. Visiting the cabin 3-4 times a year to stay and vacation/work is one of our favorite things to do. Vicki is a highly creative and hard-working renovation 'hobbyist', and this cabin has been one of her favorite projects. Me-I'm the janitor and handyman. We don't have any kids, but we do have two dogs and a cat. One of the reasons we chose this cabin is the fenced yard and deck which allows dogs to have some roaming area.

Dave and Vicki Moffatt purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Dave and Vicki Moffatt chose New Mexico

When I first moved out west from Boston I ended up in New Mexico, and used to ride my motorcycle up into Cloudcroft. I promised myself I would one day buy a cabin in the Sacramento Mountains, and finally did it! New Mexico is a special place for us-my Mom and niece live in Las Cruces. Cloudcroft is a perfect getaway for us because it's so small and relatively undeveloped (compared to nearby Ruidoso). Getting up to the mountains is something we plan for and anticipate all year.

What makes this cabin unique

The deck did it for us-looks out at the mountains and a wonderful view of the meadows. It's surrounded and protected by huge pine trees that provide great shade for reading. We just installed a high-efficiency woodstove that just about heats the whole place in the winter. And it's great for dogs, especially the smaller breeds. The deck is up high and the railings are fenced so dogs can't slip through. This is a unique cabin-we get lots of repeat vacationers who say they love the place. The kitchen is fully stocked and great for preparing meals-the breakfast nook is a great place to drink coffee and look at the forest. Plus, there's a finished play room below the deck with an electric fireplace and a small pool table, TV and PlayStation-great place to stash the kids or getaway to do some quiet reading. What we love about this place is it's out of town by just 7 miles, hidden on a hillside with a dirt packed road, so it's a super quiet area. Feels like we have it all to ourselves, and there is lots of walking!

Reviews

4.7
based on 29 traveler reviews

Private And Cozy, Yet Close To Town. STAY 7 NIGHTS, GET 7TH NIGHT FREE!
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews
Austin, TX, USA
5

Great, cozy cabin in Cloudcroft

  • 5 of 5

My party of 4 stayed at this property for 3 nights in July and absolutely loved our time there. It had everything we could've wanted and then some, and the best part of our trip was coming back to the cabin to relax and hang out. There was always plenty of stuff to do and we were comfortable the whole time. Between the Family Dollar and the Allsups in town, you can get most of what you would need, but we did find ourselves going to the Walmart in Alamogordo (around 30-40 minutes away) once on the first day. If the cabin has a functioning air conditioning unit, we were never able to make it work, but there were plenty of fans throughout the cabin, and with the windows open, it never got too hot inside (although the second floor does have a tendency to get much warmer than the first during the day). The listing described here is accurate and the owners were a pleasure to communicate with. Cloudcroft is a great town and this cabin was a home away from home for our stay. We were already talking about planning a trip back to this property before we even left.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an incredible review for our cabin Tyler, thank you so very much! I'm so glad it was relaxing, comfortable and had everything you needed. We want it to feel like a home away from home and nothing could make us happier! As you noted there isn't an air conditioner. We have the wall heater and the wood stove only. Most houses up there don't install air conditioners; I think its because it's nice to bring the outside in. When we're there this time of year, we open the windows and turn on the fans when we need them, including the upstairs. Then, it usually gets too cool at night to leave the windows open, so we just use the fans. We hope you come back to Teddy Cloud. We would love to have you! Vicki and David Moffatt
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5

Great Cabin near Cloudcroft

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at Teddy Cloud in mid-June. The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed sipping coffee on the deck while watching hummingbirds. The pictures in the listing show the whimsical decor, which we enjoyed. Everything was provided except food, as described in the listing (we stopped by the Walmart in Artesia to pick up some things before we got there, and there is an Allsups in Cloudcroft). The cabin was clean and well-maintained, though, as a pet-friendly place, the chaise lounge smelled a bit doggy. We just spread a blanket over it. We went by the ranger station in Cloudcroft to get maps of the hiking trails in the area--there is a separate sheet that lists their difficulty that we cross-referenced--and enjoyed doing that each day. We would definitely stay here again, as long as we can still handle stairs!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review of our cabin! We are so glad you enjoyed it there. It sounds like you were able to do some great hiking, you went a good time of year for that too. We love hearing that "everything was provided except food". That's exactly what we want our guests to feel and experience ! I hope you do come back to stay with us again. Vicki Moffatt PS - Sorry about the doggy smell on the chaise.......we will take care of that.
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3

Nice visit - some issues

  • 3 of 5

I think I need to start by saying my wife and I are 6' and 6'5". This makes the upstairs unusable where the master bedroom is. "A" frame construction up there makes the center of the floor the only walking space. Master bath is an add on with very limited space/room.

Downstairs is very quaint and comfortable. Kitchen is cute and very workable. Living room is again, cute and comfortable. Furnishings are nice and comfortable. Deck(s) are a great place to read, BBQ, relax.

Mountain surroundings are picturesque, main road within earshot. Not a lot of traffic but it does exist.

Altitude had us Phoenix smokers winded.

Nice stay this vacation, we travel somewhere different each year so a return visit is not in the cards.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! You are both really tall! Had I known I would have warned you! Unfortunately, some cabins in the mountains are the A Frame style and unfortunately for you, the upstairs at ours is that style. I'm so sorry, we didn't know! After we bought our cabin we added the commode to what was just a sink upstairs, for convenience, but with your height, I can see that would make it more difficult. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the cabin and were able to relax while you were there. Thank you for the review. Really tall people be forewarned! Vicki Moffatt
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5

Perfect little cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting White Sands National Monument for the first time, but did not want to stay in Alamagordo or Las Cruces. Cloudcroft is only 45 minutes from White Sands, and we were so glad we decided to stay in this cabin in the woods and mountains in Cloudcroft. It is very clean and cozy, and has everything you might need. Totally furnished, with all pots and pans, blankets, DVD player, books, etc. And very convenient to "downtown" Cloudcroft. It felt very homey and cozy and comfortable. The owners are a delight to work with, and very accommodating and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please come back again when you want to visit White Sands again or just for fun! Vicki Moffatt
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5

Nice cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was easy to find and get to, and had an easy road out as well. The cabin layout is quirky, but we loved it. The owners are also so nice and accommodating, and really went above and beyond to help us. Unfortunately we only had 2 nights, but we will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We're so pleased you had a wonderful time! Dave and Vicki Moffatt
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5

Teddy Cloud

  • 5 of 5

Everything was better than expected. It was a very relaxing stay.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear that Teddy Cloud was better than you expected! That let's us know too that you must have had a great time. Please come back again. Vicki and David Moffatt
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Map

Nearest Airport
113 Miles
El Paso
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
village of Cloudcroft
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
The Lodge in Cloudcroft
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 82
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Big Daddy's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Ski Cloudcroft
Car: recommended

At almost 9,000 feet of elevation, Cloudcroft boasts picturesque views and mild temperatures. Only 850 people occupy this small town, where one trip to the village will make any visitor feel at home. Start your visit on Burro Street, the town’s main street and commonplace, then make your way to Highway 82 to eat at a local dig.

A local landmark, The Lodge Resort provides a wide array of recreation options, including golf, biking, snowmobiling, hiking, snow tubing and cross country skiing. There’s also a spa, swimming pool and shopping on site. Visitors can additionally horseback ride, camp, ski, fish or hunt locally.

Kids will enjoy Zenith Park and the nearby Toy Train Depot, with model trains and a museum, while the whole family can take advantage of ice-skating at The Village, tennis at Frazer Courts, several hiking trails, and skiing at Ski Cloudcroft. Cloudcroft Light Opera Company offers entertainment beyond the karaoke at the Western.

Last, don’t miss the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village, where the story of the first settlers here and Cloudcroft’s development since are portrayed. View the village, exhibits, chapel and general store for a feel of the area’s past in the present.

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Rates & Availability

Cloudcroft Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
$720
$2,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$690
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.31%

Monthly $2400 Sept.-May, $140 cleaning fee
Monthly $2800 June - August, $140 cleaning fee
stay 7 nights and get 7th night free with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday rates
Fees paid by credit card and non-refundable 15 days before arrival
Damage deposit is automatically non refundable for cigarette smoking or if pet(s) are not disclosed or if there is evidence of outdoor camp fires or fire neglegence or other damage in or around property, theft. See Terms and Conditions for any additional
$25.00 pet fee is per pet/per stay (ask owner about number of pets allowed

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Amenities

New Mexico Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1098 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • full bathroom downstairs. 1/2 bath upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • sleep sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 king
  • king bed in master bedroom. 2nd bedroom with a twin bed. Queen size pull out bed in living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
Notes:
Great area to go for long walks with your dog, too! Only 4 miles from Ski Cloudcroft

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