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Livin Hi Lodge, Peaceful Haven in the Sun & Clouds Surrounded by Nat. Forest

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Livin Hi Lodge, a 3500 sq. ft. log haven in the Clouds. Cloudcroft, New Mexico

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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cloudcroft lodge description

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/

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Lodge
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We suggest Tailwaggers Pet Sitter nearby. (575) 682-3691...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Additional charge per night per child under 12 years of age....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Main guestroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Loft guestroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            Master w/daybed w/ trundle...moreless

          • Den sleeping: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Trundle and sleeper sofa in den....moreless

          • Optional downstairs unfinished apartment - additional charge: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            2 Rm downstairs apt - added charge. Cleaning fees increase....moreless

          • 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

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

            Main guest bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Master bath...moreless

          • Optional - Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            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

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                Great room has external DVD and Master Bedroom (built into TV)...moreless

              • Television:

                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

              • Stereo:

                Sony Bravia TV's have Pandora...moreless

              • Books:

                Several book cases full of great reading!...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Games:

                Variety of games....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Rustic
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Pond
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Mountain
              • Resort:

                Cloudcroft and Ruidoso are Resort areas....moreless

              • Rural:

                Wonderfully Rural, peaceful and secluded!...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Tennis
              • Hunting
              • Cycling
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Climbing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Dining:

                    Dining table seats 8 easily. Breakfast table for 4 but expands. Deck table seats 6 +...moreless

                  • Seating for 10 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Large capacity front load....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Large capacity front load....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        This for extra $5 per night...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Living Room:

                        Great Room has 2 sitting areas. ...moreless

                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Printer
                      • Scanner
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Yes...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Plenty...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Not available to guests....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        (6) For local calls only. Long distance calls will require a calling card. CELL PHONES DO NOT WORK HERE....moreless

                      • Wood Stove:

                        Largest Best Buck glass front Stove heats entire house. Highly efficient....moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        All linens provided. Sheets & pillows with pillow cases. Towels, hand and face cloths....moreless

                      • Sofa Bed

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Cusinart coffee maker 10 cup. Also various Expresso makers available....moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        Four slice...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        New 2013 Bosch...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        Jenn Air....moreless

                      • Stove:

                        Jenn Air downdraft with grill and griddle attachments available. Whirlpool electric in optional apartment...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Large microwaves in house and optional apartment....moreless

                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        An abundance!...moreless

                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Available for replacement or donation....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Kitchen:

                        Large, modern appliances. Lots of pots and pans, pressure cookers, crock pots. Silver bullet, food processor, mixer....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        An abundance dishes and utensils are furnished....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Kenmore top freezer....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony
                      • Barbecue
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Yard
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Fully Fenced Property
                      • Binoculars
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcol...moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 21 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving Holidays
                      Nov 26 - Dec 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      Christmas/New Years
                      Dec 19 - Jan 6, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $325

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $275

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Cleaning fee $150
                      • Internet per nite $5 $5
                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      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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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/04/2014
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                      Location

                      118 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      El Paso, Texas
                      11.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 82, Cloudcroft, NM
                      11.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Cloudcroft, NM
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Cloudcroft, NM and Ski Apache Ruidoso, NM (71 mi.)
                      11.5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Cloudcroft, NM and Inn of the Mt. Gods (50 mi)
                      11.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Cloudcroft, NM

                      Car: Necessary

                      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.

                       

                      Manager info

                      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!


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                      Speaks: english, kidogo kiSwahili na panono chiBemba

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                      • Livin Hi Lodge, a 3500 sq. ft. log haven in the Clouds. 
Cloudcroft, New Mexico

                        Livin Hi Lodge, a 3500 sq. ft. log haven in the Clouds. Cloudcroft, New Mexico

                      • Livin Hi Lodge from across the canyon. Fall picture.

                        Livin Hi Lodge from across the canyon. Fall picture.

                      • A birthday gift from God a few years back. :) Sunrise at Livin Hi Lodge.

                        A birthday gift from God a few years back. :) Sunrise at Livin Hi Lodge.

                      • Entrance to Livin Hi Lodge.

                        Entrance to Livin Hi Lodge.

                      • Bring your sleds!

                        Bring your sleds!

                      • African, Steinbok, Cape buffalo, Klipspringer, Leopard, Duiker (diker), Eland.

                        African, Steinbok, Cape buffalo, Klipspringer, Leopard, Duiker (diker), Eland.

                      • Roasting marshmallow for smores!

                        Roasting marshmallow for smores!

                      • Large master bedroom with balcony. King size bed and daybed w/ lower mattress.

                        Large master bedroom with balcony. King size bed and daybed w/ lower mattress.

                      • Victorian Style guestroom, queen size bed with garden door exit.

                        Victorian Style guestroom, queen size bed with garden door exit.

                      • Guest loft bedroom, full size bed. Overlooks den but closes off for privacy.

                        Guest loft bedroom, full size bed. Overlooks den but closes off for privacy.

                      • Rocky Mountain bull elk jumping from our yard into national forest.

                        Rocky Mountain bull elk jumping from our yard into national forest.

                      • Up the canyon - a beautiful meadow.

                        Up the canyon - a beautiful meadow.

                      • Summer Photo - Livin Hi Lodge

                        Summer Photo - Livin Hi Lodge

                      • Fall at Livin Hi Lodge

                        Fall at Livin Hi Lodge

                      • Livin Hi Lodge pond on lower part of property.

                        Livin Hi Lodge pond on lower part of property.

                      • Looking out over master bedroom balcony from a warm and cozy Livin Hi Lodge.

                        Looking out over master bedroom balcony from a warm and cozy Livin Hi Lodge.

                      • Another winter picture.

                        Another winter picture.

                      • Impala, Kudu & Oryx, cinnamon black bear, elk. African and North American.

                        Impala, Kudu & Oryx, cinnamon black bear, elk. African and North American.

                      • Italian friend making bread in our 'country kitchen'.

                        Italian friend making bread in our 'country kitchen'.

                      • 'Livin in Luxury' in our restored antique claw foot bath tub - guest bath.

                        'Livin in Luxury' in our restored antique claw foot bath tub - guest bath.

                      • South African friend enjoys Livin Hi Lodge summer gardening.

                        South African friend enjoys Livin Hi Lodge summer gardening.

                      • Merriam turkey in front yard trying to impress his bride. :)

                        Merriam turkey in front yard trying to impress his bride. :)

                      • Summer is time for a multitude of humming birds.

                        Summer is time for a multitude of humming birds.

                      $275 - $325 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

                      View calendar: Updated 08/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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