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Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Elk Hollow Get-Away, Mountain Views, WIFI, 7th Night Free

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Cloudcroft Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Elk Hollow Getaway is a comfortably decorated, two bedroom, two bath cabin with spacious covered decks surrounded by tall pines and has all the comforts of home. It is located only a few miles from Cloudcroft and sits on several lots allowing you room to enjoy the sunshine and private wooded location. We call our cabin Elk Hollow, because at dawn and dusk the elk will stroll down the hollow beside and below the cabin. Sometimes you will see herds of 25-30 elk around the cabin..

In the greatroom, the ledge-rock gas fireplace will warm you during chilly evenings. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need including instant hot water. Use the gas barbecue grill on the deck while enjoying a spectacular view of the Sacramento Mountains. There is a pond just down the road from the cabin where you can feed the many fish. There is also a nice hiking trail through the Lincoln National Park just beyond the pond.

The bedrooms at Elk Hollow are very nicely decorated, have ceiling fans and both have nice views. Both bathrooms have heaters in addition to central gas heating.

Elk Hollow is located in a private community where the roads are maintained year round. The community has no really steep hills, so driving and walking is a pleasure. It is advisable, however, to use a four-wheel drive vehicle or chains during winter months.

There is abundant wildlife in the area. You may see elk, whitetail and mule deer, bears, raccoons, chipmunks, rabbits, turkeys, and a huge variety of birds. Several varieties of hummingbirds make their home in the Southern Rocky Mountains from April through Mid-September.

Just minutes away from our cabin is the Cloudcroft Lodge and Golf Course, four Village Tennis Courts, Ski Cloudcroft, the Village Ice Skating Rink, Zineth park where you can picnic and BBQ, playground, shopping, the Cloudcroft Museum, bakery, winery, and restaurants. Browsing the quaint shops in the village is a must.

One stay at Elk Hollow will bring you back. The combination of stylish country decor, refreshing crisp mountain air added to the fabulous Sacramento Mountain view, makes this one of Cloudcroft's best rental cabins. Come see for yourself why Elk Hollow is the perfect solution to your mountain get-a-way no matter what the occasion.

We provide snow discs for your use on our hillside, or you may take them to Ski Cloudcroft ( 3 miles away) to use with their towrope, or they can be used on the sand dunes at White Sands National Park.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky

My husband, Bill, retired from the Air Force with 26 years of service and I had a career as a Realtor specializing in corporate and military relocation. We've lived all over the USA including Washington, DC, MD, PA, SC, FL, CO, UT, TX, NV, and overseas in Japan and Korea.

Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky chose New Mexico

We fell in love with Cloudcroft after visiting friends there in 2003. We enjoyed living in the mountains previously, so we decided to build a second home in Cloudcroft once we found the perfect location.

At Elk Hollow we provide everything you need to make your vacation a wonderful experience. We want all of our guests to feel as though Elk Hollow is their own little piece of heaven.

What makes this cabin unique

Well, you just can't beat the view from Elk Hollow! Mountain views and woodland views from all rooms, and Elk Hollow has a large, fully covered wrap-around deck and gas BBQ for your enjoyment. We also have Wi-Fi and 3 TV's and 2 DVD players. We furnish all condiments, herbs, spices, coffee and even birdseed. If you're visiting for the wildlife, then we've got it. It is not uncommon to see herds of elk in our yard and throughout the neighborhood. We have a large pond down the road where you can feed the many fish, and just across the pond is a hiking trail through the Lincoln National Forest. We furnish sand/snow discs for winter use, or they can be used to sled down the sand dunes at White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo. To see over 290 photos, and three videos from the Wendel's vacation at Elk Hollow, just copy and paste the following link to your internet browser:

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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

Elk Hollow Get-Away, Mountain Views, WIFI, 7th Night Free
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for 5 days to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. We initially chose it from many options because it looked remote and welcoming. When we first arrived and walked in the front door we were amazed how beautiful it was! Although they're nice, the pictures just don't do it justice. It was also very sweet that there was a chocolate fruit gift bag congratulating us on our Anniversary.

The cabin had every single thing we needed to feel like home. Enough so that we ended up eating most of our meals there. Not only is the cabin beautifully furnished, but the covered patio has a patio table and very comfy furniture with an amazing view of the mountains. There's also a huge bird feeder (seed is furnished) and we spent countless hours watching the huge variety feeding and trying to identify them from the book they have there.

Cloud croft is a quaint, fun town to visit and the shops were very friendly. The winery there has fresh roasted pistachios, gourmet cheeses, freshly made olive oils, and different flavors of balsamic vinegars and seasonings. One day we loaded up on that, bought a fresh loaf of sourdough bread from the bakery next door (which also rents 4-wheelers), and had a delightful snack.

The highlight of our stay was one evening a herd of elk surrounded the cabin as they lazily grazed their way down the mountain. There were 15-20 of them and we were in awe just quietly sitting feet away from them for almost an hour watching them. Then one of them started bugling (which we had never seen before) and they all responded and walked away.....

The last two days of our stay unexpected cold and rainy weather moved in and we enjoyed the beautiful fireplace and coziness of the cabin. We took a day trip to Ruidosa to sightsee and it was so crowded and commercialized that we grabbed a Starbucks and headed back to the tranquility of Cloudcroft.

From the moment we first booked the cabin Jerilynn had very detailed instructions which we appreciated. We also loved how all of the light switches were labeled so there was no guessing where to turn something on. We loved out stay there!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Paso, TX
5

Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have a 10 month old girl and this property was absolutely perfect for the mountain getaway we needed. We opted to visit Cloudcroft in February. We are not skiers, nor were we looking for anything in the sense of a city. This place hit every requirement we had.

The cabin is set up perfectly for families with kids. It has 2 bedrooms, so we put the pack and play in the smaller one, and had the rest of the house available to us. The kitchen, living room, and deck are all perfect for kids too - although not kid-proofed, nothing in there was dangerous to a bumbling-around infant.

The kitchen was stocked perfectly for a long weekend. We brought up a cooler and promptly transferred everything to the fridge for the weekend. We stayed within 10 miles of the house while we were there - we hiked, drove on snowy trails, and visited some of the historic parts of "downtown" Cloudcroft.

Overall, I will definitely make it a return spot, especially for that area.

If you haven't visited Cloudcroft in the winter, I would recommend it. I know most people bypass Cloudcroft for Ruidoso for skiing, but this quiet city is awesome compared to the touristy version of Ruidoso. It makes for a very relaxing trip and very peaceful environment. This cabin is the way to do it.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for not only writing a nice review on our cabin, but also a nice review of Cloudcroft too. I think Cloudcroft is pretty special too, because of it's mom and pop shopping, restaurants, and it's location between Ruidoso and the high desert of Alamogordo. We'd love to have you back for another stay in the future.
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5

Beautiful Cabin and surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome 3 day stay at this beautiful cabin in Cloudcroft! The cabin was spotless and so cute! The owners have stocked with everything you would need for your stay and your comfort. Couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is by far the best and most complete review that Elk Hollow has ever had! Not only was the review about our cabin, but it lets others know that Cloudcroft has a lot to offer. We love our quiet, laid back community with its friendly people, mom and pop restaurants, and shopping. Thank you so much for your review.
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Houston, Texas
5

Amazing stay in a wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

I spent two days with me 16 year old daughter in this lovely cabin. What an amazing time we had. We were so fortunate to have snow when we woke up the first morning. It looked so beautiful. The cabin is wonderful and stocked with everything you can dream off - this is the first time I have seen this. Thank you so much for letting us use your property.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to see there would be snow the weekend you were to arrive. All kids love snow, and it is so special when it arrives unannounced. We are pleased that you enjoyed your weekend, and hope you will come again. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.
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Much more than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

This house was JUST RIGHT! We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the home. From top to bottom it was clean. We were also pleasantly surprised that it was completely stocked with everything and anything you'd need for the week. Plenty of linens, toiletries, pantry goods, pots and pans...etc. The rooms were quaint and the beds were very comfortable. The fireplace made the house cozy and relaxing. But one our favorite features of the whole house was the patio! It made our stay so peaceful. It was perfect for our early morning coffee and bird watching. And perfect for star gazing nights. And lastly, the outdoor sledding was the highlight of the property! We loved that we could just step right outside the house and play in the snow! We would definitely return to this beautiful and tranquil cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for kids to play in the snow!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. We are from central Texas and wanted our kids to have a few days to play in the snow and go sledding/skiing/tubing! Perfect place for our family of 4. Great location, clean, comfy and perfect for resting up between the fun!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Elk Hollow, and your kids were able to play in the snow. Our property is situated where the shade from the trees allows the snow to remain longer.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
El Paso, TX
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Ski Cloudcroft
Car: necessary

There are many Hiking, & ATV trails in and surrounding Cloudcroft. Cloudcroft has a challenging Golf Course, disc golf, four tennis courts, mountain climbing, an ice skating rink, and the Sunspot National Solar Observatory. Cloudcroft also has numerous events such as melodramas, juried art and craft shows, free street dances and festivals during the year. Within a 20-45 mile drive, there are two Performing Arts Theaters, an International Buffet, Casinos, Horseracing, two Ski Resorts, a Dinner Theater, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, White Sands National Monument, the IMAX Dome Theater, a Zoo, The Toy Train Depot and Kid's Kingdom. Places such as Las Cruces, La Mesilla, El Paso, Carlsbad Caverns, Valley of Fire, Roswell, and Mexico are within easy reach of our cabin

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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
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Chistmas
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
$840
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75

WHAT A BARGAIN! ALL TAXES INCLUDED, NO DAMAGE DEPOSIT, AND THE 7TH NIGHT IS FREE! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK? READ THE REVIEWS. Rates are subject to change without notice. No Saturday to Saturday weekly reservations. All other days are fine. Seventh night free excludes holiday. We do not take credit cards at this time. All payment made by either check, money order, or cashier's check. A two nights deposit required, then balance due two weeks prior to reservation, or one month prior to any major holiday. If reservations are made within two weeks, or for weekend reservations, full payment is required.

We do not take credit cards at this time. All payment made by either check, money order, or cashier's check. A two nights deposit is required, then balance due two weeks prior to reservation, or one month prior to any major holiday. See additional payment notes below.

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Amenities

Cloudcroft Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bath 1 has sink vanity, toilet, and shower. Bath 2 has large sink vanity, toilet, and tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) King bed with adjoining full bath, new king mattress in 2015, mounted flat screen TV, alarm clock, two night stands, two lamps, chair, chest-of-drawers, and large closet. Electric warming blanket provided during the winter months., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom with bath close by. New queen mattress in 2016. Two nightstands, two lamps, alarm clock, chest-of-drawers, mounted flat screen TV, DVD, glider/rocker, closet. (1) Queen sleeper sofa (not a cheapie) located in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen, laundry, and bath soaps and all paper products are provided including napkins, paper towels, plastic wrap, sandwich bags, aluminum foil.

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