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Beautiful 3500 square foot 3 story log home on 14 acres in pristine Lincoln National Forest. Non-smoking property. A remote area with few houses, Livin Hi Lodge offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of busy life styles. No cell phones here! Modern conveniences yet secluded. Intriguing decor in keeping with long ago but interesting Afrilica theme fills the great room. Many trophy mounts from around the world, a hunters heaven! 3 bedroom, with extra beds and sofas, unfinished apartment & bunk room when available. ONSITE OR NEARBY CARETAKERS. Walk right out the door, across the fence into the national forest. The area offers many hiking trails including the beautiful views from the rim trail overlooking the Tularosa basin and White Sands Desert. Wildlife abounds. Summer months July and August bring beautiful wildflowers, Fall paints glorious colors with aspen and maples - a golden palace of leaves! Winter snows are not normally harsh but leaves the area usable and drivable! A four wheel drive is recommended in winter but front wheel drive may suffice. Enjoy Snow mobiling, tubing, skiing and cross country skiing in our area! Additional charges:Cleaning, Internet, credit card usage, children 12 & under $15, additional boarders over 8 people $15 per night per person. Responsible party must be 25 years of age. Additional Site distances from Livin Hi: Carlsbad Caverns - 2.5 hours see more: http://www.cloudcroft.net/discover-cloudcroft/a-week-in-cloudcroft/
Although there are places for 15 people to sleep including day beds, sofa's and sofa hide-a-beds. A more comfortable number would be 9. There would need to be close attention to conserving water if you try to house over 8-10 people. Beds are extremely comfortable and sofa beds are 'sofa beds', what can we say! :)...moreless
unfinished apartment & bunk room - for additional charge....moreless
Large double sink Master Bath with walk-in shower and walk-in closet.
Victorian Guest Bath has antique claw foot tub good for soaking in bubble bath with a nice glass of wine! It also has additional modern walk-in shower.
Not quite completed efficiency apartment & 3/4 bath are optional for additional charge. Inquire if available. Roomy shower, fridge, stove, microwave....moreless
Minimum age limit for rental 25 years. All linens and kitchen basics supplied. House is heated with wood heat and room heaters. 50' Sony Bravia Smart TV in Den. Built in DVD player on Sony Bravia Flat Screen TV in Master Bdrm. Antenna coverage allows 1 channel but Bravia TV's with internet service added to rental allows multi access to music and endless movies. Some free and some paid with your credit card. Outside house smoking allowed but be careful to extinguish smokes in water and throw in trash bin. Watch to see fire warnings as you enter the area, if high outside open fires are prohibited by law. Children are welcome if they are VERY WELL BEHAVED. There are valuable animal mounts from around the world that must NOT be handled and petted which would cause irreparable damage. There is an additional charge for children under 12 years of age. No cell phone coverage at Livin Hi-bring a calling card long distance calls. We hope you enjoy your stay and rest at Livin Hi Lodge...moreless
Sony Bravia smart TV den. Additional internet/dvd TV in master bedroom. We only get one channel here but dvd's & games are available. Also Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and other for purchasing movi...moreless
Christmas/New Years Dec 19 - Jan 6, 2015 5 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Internet per nite $5$5
Property Damage Protection$89
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
PLEASE NOTE: UNDER 12 YRS $15 PER NIGHT PER CHILD. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS! Damage protection is variable. House sleeps up to 13 in beds, sleeper sofa, sofas & trundle beds. Over 8 people cleaning fee subject to increase. Overflow may rent 'not quite finished but comfortable' efficiency apartment below house for $50 per night - sleeps 4 (sofa sleeper & bunk beds). Apt Cleaning fee $50.
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Cloudcroft, NM and Ski Apache Ruidoso, NM (71 mi.)
A Perfect place to get away! Rest, Hike, Drive watch the Humming Birds! White Sands Desert & Carlsbad Caverns as a day trip. Historical Lincoln, NM & Old Mesilla also a good day trip. Charming Village of Cloudcroft is 20 minutes away with quaint shops and good food. A meal at the famous 'Lodge' is a must! This country is abundant with Rocky Mountain Elk and Merriam turkey and if you look hard you may also see deer, bobcat, black bear and cougar. No cell phone coverage here either! Sorry, we have a 'No Refund' policy.
Year Purchased: 1991
About: After the hustle and bustle of city life in Houston we fulfilled a dream to move to the peaceful Rocky Mountains of New Mexico and build a log home on property purchased some years before. We had a good 10 years at this property as our home. In 2002 we became missionaries to Africa and have lived there the better part of the last 10 years. See Help4HopeAfrika.org When we are home and house is rented we may be found in the bunk room apartment downstairs. Otherwise we are away traveling and speaking to raise support for our Africa work.
Why Cloudcroft: We built this house in a secluded area in the Lincoln National Forest as a haven for us and for our friends and family.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Every aspect of Livin Hi is a story. You will see evidence of travels around the world. If you are a hunter or just enjoy being in a 'hunting lodge' you will enjoy Livin Hi! There's even a Victorian room and bath to make the ladies happy! The view from the 35 foot long covered upper and lower decks fill you with awe of God's creation. Bask in the sun on the large balcony off the master bedroom. You will not be disappointed and will never be able to take it all in! A jewel in the rough!
Speaks: english, kidogo kiSwahili na panono chiBemba
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