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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: 11/19/2014
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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/

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Lodge
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

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

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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

              • Books:

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

              • Books For Adults
              • 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

              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Pond

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Resort:

                Cloudcroft and Ruidoso are Resort areas....moreless

              • Rural:

                Wonderfully Rural, peaceful and secluded!...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining:

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

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Large capacity front load....moreless

              • Firewood
              • Free Local Calls
              • Garage:

                Not available to guests....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Living Room:

                Great Room has 2 sitting areas. ...moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Plenty...moreless

              • Printer
              • Scanner
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

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

              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Yes...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Large capacity front load....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                This for extra $5 per night...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

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

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Cooking Utensils:

                An abundance!...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Dishwasher:

                New 2013 Bosch...moreless

              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Microwave:

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

              • Oven:

                Jenn Air....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Available for replacement or donation....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Kenmore top freezer....moreless

              • Stove:

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

              • Stove
              • Toaster:

                Four slice...moreless

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Fully Fenced Property
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcol...moreless

              • Porch Furniture
              • Small Cooler
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
              • Yard

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 21 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  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: 11/19/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

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

                  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 11/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english, kidogo kiSwahili na panono chiBemba
                  • Response time: Within 12 hours
                  • Response rate: 90%
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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