grand total: From $150 Per Night
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 2.5
- Type Cabin
Spend your vacation in beautiful New Mexico at this 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house in Cloudcroft. When you arrive at this mountain lodge-style home nicknamed "Whispering Pines," you'll feel like you're stepping into your own personal treehouse! With enough room to sleep up to 8 guests, this beautiful property is the perfect escape for friends and families alike. Book today to find your own slice of New Mexican heaven!
Inside your accommodations, you'll find spacious high ceilings, beautiful natural sunlight, and all of the comforts of home. Cook your own meals in the home's full kitchen. On the main floor is a large living room which opens up onto your private deck for enjoying the crisp mountain air. You'll also find a dining area for groups and a half bath, as well as your own on-site washer and dryer. Grill out on your deck using the private gas grill or watch a movie together on the flat-screen TV in the living room. Cozy up next to the fire for a wonderful mountain night in! The kids will love the master bedroom and guest bedroom provides comfortable beds for 4 guests, while 2 Queen-sized pull-out sofas (one in the loft, one in the living room) are perfect for any extra tagalongs or last minute travelers.
Located in the rustic village of Cloudcroft, you'll see a unique side of New Mexico outlined by mountain vistas and old pines. What started as a pioneer village has turned into a beloved vacation destination of thousands. Enjoy the cool summer weather and delightful views, or come in the winter to experience cross country skiing or snowmobiling. There are some wonderful day trip attractions nearby such as the Alameda Park Zoo, White Sands National Monument, or Ruidoso Downs. For a unique and memorable family trip that will please your entire group, there's no better spot than right here in Cloudcroft!
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Key Residence Features:
- Large private deck with gas grill
- In-unit washer/dryer
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Master Bedroom: Queen-sized Bed with new mattress!
- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed
- Loft: Queen-sized sleeper sofa
- Living Room: Queen-sized sleeper sofa
- No smoking
- No pets
- Must be 21 years or older to book
- $10/person/night extra person fee applies to each guest over 6
- Access to home is via stairs
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
DETAILS & AMENITIES
- Cross Country Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Cable/Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- Flat-Screen TV
- 24 Hour Management
- On-Call Maintenance
- Trash Bags/Paper Towels
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Central Heating
- Gas Grill
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Patio Furniture
- Extended Stay
- Minimum Age Requirement
- No Pets Allowed
- Non Smoking
- Access Only By Stairs
- Bathtub or Shower On First
- Suitable for Children
View And Location
- Mountain View
Guest Reviews (22)
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The cabin has a great floor plan that is perfect for a family. It was very clean and comfortable. it has all the amenities you need for a good vacation. I have a few suggestions: first and foremost, renters need to be warned about the driveway. It is very steep and precarious. Backing out is difficult to say the least. Anyone with health problems Will have a hard time getting to the cabin. managers need to check items more closely. Television remote had bad batteries. We were happy to find a Nintendo Wii but it also had old batteries which we purchased. The butane lighters did not work. There was only one trash bag in the cabin. it would help to have real curtains or blinds in the master bedroom to allow sleeping late. otherwise, the cabin is beautiful and the view from the deck is awesome. You will likely need to drive a bit to see a lot of wildlife. we would absolutely stay here again but the driveway would make me think twice.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2018
The cabin was very clean and well equipped. We cooked our Thanksgiving Meal there and had everything we needed, except for a roasting pan which we took. The beds were comfortable also. We had a great stay! We went to the Apple Barn and little shops.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017
Just wow! So much fun. Cloudcroft offers so many fun day trips and local trails. We enjoyed desert sunsets and misty mountain mornings, saw deer, elk and a black bear. just an amazing place.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on September 23, 2017
Great property and a great location.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on July 7, 2017
The pictures of the cabin are spot on, it is very nice and clean.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June,2017
It was so clean! The only thing I would have to comment on is the brooms and vacuum, and the driveway. The dust pans were broke and I had to clean the vacuum out it was so full of yuck. The incline was very steep and my 15 passenger van had a very hard time getting up the driveway. We would not have been able to if it was icy. I did not see that on the VRBO when renting this specific cabin. But it all worked out. Thankful they have a washer! I had to do some wash because of the snow. Overall, we had a great stay! *Originally posted on Homeaway/VRBO for a stay in December 2016
We arrived to find our cabin had already been opened and ready for us. We walked in to find a beautiful, updated cabin. The cabin was clean and didn't smell dusty and dingy like some cabins tend to do. We were very pleased.
CONS: The cabin offers 4 beds, 3 of which we used. All 3 beds were HORRENDOUS. They are the thinnest, cheapest mattresses money could buy. We woke up every morning in utter pain. We even contemplated checking out a day early just avoid having to sleep on the beds again. There was a pregnant guest who slept in the King Size and had such a hard time with that bed. The couches (where all the movie watching takes place) were not comfortable either and has fabrics that poke through the couch and poke and stab you. There's a nice big flat screen teen mounted on the wall, however, no dvd player in the main "family room". We had to plug in the Playstation from upstairs. There's huge beautiful windows that are not covered and happen to be opposite tv. Forget watching tv in the day, the glare is too much. You can't even enjoy tv or an early movie. Also, please note that you'll need a 4 wheel drive to get up the drive way. It's short but very steep and there's burned tire marks on the drive way from previous guests. Our tires (not 4x4) are thinned out because of the driveway. Also, you'll need to stop at Walmart in Alamogordo to buy groceries, we learned the hard way. There's no grocery store up here and eating out gets really expensive. The cabin offers a beautiful kitchen to cook in. The cabin really was beautiful. Not secluded at all as we were under the impression from description which is what we were looking for. The cabin is right next to a bunch of other cabins so there was no exploring the wilderness from our cabin. Would have given more stars if the beds were at least half way decent.
All in all I'd recommend staying here. Hopefully the owners will invest in some new beds because that is enough to turn people away for a second visit and invest in some window tinting or curtains. If your looking for a clean, modern, cozy cabin near the town, this is your place!
This review was originally submitted through VRBO in October 2016.
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay, especially the beauty of the cabin. We appreciate your feedback regarding the uncomfortable mattresses and couches, we have passed this along to the homeowner. We have been informed that higher quality beds were a recent installment to the property. Regarding the grocery store, you are correct that there is not a large grocery store in town, however the local gas station has a convenience store with some staple groceries! Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope to assist you in your future travels!
The Evolve Team
This home was beautiful and very clean. Had everything we needed. The stairs getting to and from are very steep but that's how most of the places are...definitely get a workout! Enjoyed it very much and will stay in this same house again when we return. The town is so cute and people very friendly. Very relaxing and the weather was perfect! Couldn't ask for a better weekend!
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway.com for a stay in October 2016.
Last get away for the summer. Couldn't have asked for more. Took our two grown daughters and enjoyed an amazing time together. Brought our own cookout supplies for grilling but everything else was provided. High up the mountain (8800 feet) the views were amazing. The cabin was fantastic and just as described. The balcony was our favorite spot. Hours of endless views, birds, sunsets and sunrises. We even saw some deer cross the road one evening. We left with two things in mind, (1) we wish we could have stayed longer, and (2) we cannot wait to return again.
I reserved this cabin for my honeymoon with my new hubby. It was a beautiful rental! The view from the living area was outstanding. You could see all the trees and the sun hits it just right in the morning. It's extremely quiet and peaceful with a great look at the stars from the porch at night, and the fireplace makes it perfectly cozy. It's a convenient location with a short drive to cloudcroft and a safe place to go for a leisurely stroll. It has a fully equipped kitchen, so it's really easy to prepare meals in if you so desire.
*This review was originally posted on VRBO for a stay in Mar-16
The cabin is easy to find, though parking is steep. There are several steps to get to the front door, but it isn't terrible. The cabin is beautiful! I appreciate that it was SOOO clean! It's beautifully decorated & the deck is perfect for a morning breakfast, or evening cookout. The Windows and view are breathtaking. We have a 1 year old so I appreciate that there was a baby gate in the storage closet. Also, the washer and dryer added to my peace of mind in case the little one got his clothes dirty. Upon entering we immediately Facetimed with our family to show them the lovely cabin- it was that pretty!! The bathrooms were spacious and clean. There were NEW rolls of toilet paper and paper towels, as well as new dish soap and hand soap! Those little touches make a difference! The bedrooms were just the right size. Next time we visit we plan on going with a few more folks as we (family of 3) didn't make use of the entire cabin.
*This review was originally posted on VRBO for a stay in Mar-16
We was very pleased with this rental. I like how they had every thing ready upon arivval no time wasted having to stop by an office and check in, just like walking into your own home. The home was very clean and looked as if we was the first to stay in. Enjoyed the gas grill only issue was the bottle was already nearly empty upon our arrive and I ran out of propane in the middle of grilling. Other than that everything went very well. Would definitely return to this rental. The wife is already talking about our next trip.
My husband and I were looking for a quiet weekend getaway, and this place was perfect! Not only is the scenery absolutely beautiful, but this home had everything we could have asked for. We sat on the deck in the mornings and enjoyed our coffee as we watch the wildlife and enjoyed spending time with one another without the distractions that come with the "convenience" of wifi. We will be back!
The pictures and description of the property are very accurate. This lovely home is very cozy and situated on the mountain in such a way that you get an INCREDIBLE view. However, with this incredible view, comes the bright and shiny early morning sun, which can be avoided in one of the bedrooms if you like to sleep in. The house sleeps eight, but there are only two bedrooms, so that should be kept in mind when making sleeping arrangements. My husband and I rented the house with our seven year old daughter and she loved the upstairs. She had her own bedroom, bathroom and living area upstairs complete with video games (the master and en suite as well as another half bath are downstairs). She loved that she could watch Disney on her TV while we watched football downstairs. While others complain about the lack of Wifi, I loved that I was forced to unplug from everything. Sitting on the deck listening to and watching the birds during the day and stargazing at night (the stars are AMAZING there) was incredibly peaceful, especially without the constant dinging of the phone when emails, etc. come through. The neat thing about the house being situated where it is, you can sit and enjoy the quiet, almost as if you are in the middle of nowhere, but be super close to all the shopping on Burro St. or golf at The Lodge. The Family Dollar and Allsups are the closest thing you'll get to a grocery store, so it's a good idea to stock up before getting to Cloudcroft if you're planning on cooking. Although the drive to the house isn't bad, the driveway is incredibly steep. If there is much snow, you would need a 4x4 to get up the driveway. Also, for anyone with disabilities or breathing issues, there is pretty good climb up the stairs to get from the car to the house. You definitely get your workout in for the day!
This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in September 2015
Agreed with comments of the other reviewers - wifi and grocery shopping. The pictures gave a very accurate representation of the place. We felt like we were the first to ever rent the place because everything was so new and up to date. Clouldcroft is a very laid back town we found. That being said, there is not a lot to do there. I enjoyed the hiking and shops. We also discovered that, in July, there are afternoon showers. Suggestion: do activities in the mornings - early!
This review was posted on VRBO.com for a stay in July 2015
This property was clean and well maintained. The driveway is steep and there are two flights of stairs to get to the front door. A wall of windows face east, which allowed for viewing the sunrise and sunset. A loft area had a TV with a variety of gaming devices. The over all look and feel of this property was cozy and relaxing.
This review was posted on VRBO.com for a stay in August 2015
House is very nice and clean as well as maintained. Bath soap and bathmats would have been a plus. Facial tissue would have been nice. From the deck we could only see trees and house tops. We hiked and ate at all the local restaurants. Would not recommend to friends as the property was not open enough to see any wildlife. There was not a hummingbird feeder so we could enjoy the hummingbirds.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip, and thanks for taking the time to post a review! We wish you good luck in your future travels! ~ The Evolve Team
This review was posted on VRBO.com for a stay in August 2015.
House was great for our family of 4 (parents and teenage son and college bound daughter). We grilled on the balcony almost every night and ate many meals on the patio furniture. Beds were comfortable. Wifi would have been nice at times but it forced me to unplug from the office. For older vacationers or individuals with mobility challenges you might consider a house with street level access rather than stairs, but for us it was perfect. Local management was very responsive and I'd rent it again in a minute.
This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in July 2015.
Beautiful and roomy inside! Loved lounging on the deck as well. Clean and looks brand new on the inside. We had one small issue and the management company fixed it quickly so didn't effect our plans or enjoyment at all. They were also responsive to questions that we had. Would definitely stay here again if we visit Cloudcroft in the future.
The house was great. Just like photos! Very comfortable and well stocked. My husband and I and our two teenage boys really enjoyed our visit. Cloudcroft is a great little town with very friendly people. Only thing is, buy groceries before you get there because the grocery shopping is limited.
This review was originally posted on VRBO.com for a stay in June 2015.
This home was absolutely awesome. Very clean and roomy. We grilled every night on the beautiful patio and spent the quiet evenings gazing up at the night sky. Weather was perfect during the day and slightly cool in the evening. Cloudcroft itself was quite charming and laid-back. Would definitely recommend to family and family of friends. Loads of fun on Karaoke night at the Western Bar and breakfast was awesome at Big Daddy's Diner.
This review was originally posted on HomeAway.com for a stay in May 2015.
We have stayed several times in the Cloudcroft area. This cabin has one of the best views we have had! Bear Park, where it is located, is a lovely neighborhood-so enjoyable to take long walks there. Snow was on the ground our entire visit which added to the beauty. The roads were no problem, though. This home is beautifully decorated and there is plenty of room, yet feels cozy, too. The kitchen easily accommodated Thanksgiving dinner preparations. Some of our group made the 18 mile descent to Alamogordo for Black Friday shopping and enjoyed the changing scenery and overlooks on the way! We would love to return to this cabin in the future!
*This review was originally submitted on Homeaway.com for a stay on November 23, 2014