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Recent New Mexico reviews

  • Great Relaxation

    "I had a wonderful time staying at this property. The owners were very quick to approve changes in our stay before we got there. When we arrived, it was perfection. I loved watching out the window as the sun rose over the mountains. We saw deer, rabbits and foxes off the deck which was a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon beverages. The location is perfect for short trips outside of Ruidoso as well as getting to town. I would recommend this property to adults or to those with kids."
    Guest: Cyndi Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • The most restful vacation I've ever had

    "This home was everything it was billed to be and then some. It's VERY secluded...so secluded in fact that we drove past the cutoff for it two or three times before we found it. However, once there, it gave us everything we wanted...quiet, spectacular views, nature, room for the dog to run, interesting surroundings to explore, and all the creature comforts of home. We took small side trips every day into Silver City, Pinos Altos and different parts of the Gila Wilderness area. Silver City offered food, art, crafts and all the other amenities that make a vacation fun. The wilderness area also offered us plenty of opportunities to hike with the dog. We went there with no schedule; woke up when we pleased, napped when we pleased, ate when we pleased, and two weeks later left limp as noodles. It was like a massage for the soul. The house itself was meticulously designed to blend into the environment. It's carved right into the mountain; about a third of it is underground. When we went (in late August) the afternoon temps can get quite warm, but the house never became oppressively hot thanks to quilted, thermal shades that kept the direct sun out and the living quarters comfortably cool with fans. Four decks surround the house, so you can eat outside in shade any time of the day. However, warning: bring some bug spray. July and August are the rainy season and when we were there, there was no shortage of mosquitoes. The home is exceptionally quiet and comfortable. The owner had quite a library about local history and I think my wife read every book during the two weeks we were there. I would go back again in a heartbeat and recommend this home to anyone healthy enough to hike in the surrounding area. The elevation of the house is at 6800 feet so the air is quite thin. The terrain is also very rugged – there are lots of steep trails in the surrounding national forest. All in all, it was a great stay. We left with many fond memories."
    Guest: Bob R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • Escape from winter in Wyoming

    "We are a recently retired couple wanting to get away from the snowy weather in Wyoming. This house was perfect for us and our 13 year old black lab, who we didn’t want to leave behind for a month. We stayed for the month of February 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We hiked the trails at Aguirre Springs, Dripping Springs and Soledad Canyon in the Organ Mountains and enjoyed them all. All were within about a 30 minute drive from the house. We climbed nearby Picacho Peak and loved the views of the whole valley and city of Las Cruces from the top. On all of these hikes we recommend you bring bottled water. Note to dog owners, dogs may pick up burrs in their paws from dried plants in this area and are not permitted on some trails. We attended a wonderful, free New Horizons orchestra concert at the New Mexico State University campus and went to the huge Farmers Market downtown one Saturday. We also took day trips to Silver City, Emory Pass and the White Sands. There are many more sights to see, but some of them might require overnight stays. The house is quiet and restful. The sun room is well suited to sewing if you bring along a sewing machine. The house has an ironing board and iron. We dined at some great restaurants in the Old Mesilla, but also cooked a lot and used the grill several times. The kitchen has everything you need. We often used the pellet stove in the mornings and evenings and enjoyed the coziness it provided while reading, although the furnace provides ample warmth for the occasional winter chill. TV is limited to a few channels off air (no cable) or you might visit a video rental store (yes, we saw one). The drive into town past orchards and fields is lovely. The fruit trees were starting to bloom when we left at the beginning of March. It is a very relaxing, comfortable home and suitable for families. If you need big spa-like bathrooms and marble counter tops in the kitchen this home is not for you. We would definitely come back again."
    Guest: Louise and Steve V. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 20, 2014
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  • Wonderful Home, Some Electronic and Information Issues

    "There are many things to love about this home. Location (location, location.) The house is adorable--spacious, gracious and elegant. Covered parking. Snow shovelers came as if summoned by magic after the snow falls. As this was winter, the hot tub and grill were wasted on me, but what a nice touch. I loved the decor of the house--the cute pictures and the location were why I selected it. And the closeness to the plaza and the Farolito walk on Christmas eve, which was magical. The only negative about the house itself is (a) the floor plan is a bit strange--bathroom is separated from bedroom by the living room; and (b) the small bedroom that was once the back foyer gets very cold. But these are minor quibbles (mostly because no one used the back bedroom.) My main complaints had to do with information and my first hour there--I admit I was quite cranky after a very long drive from LA, but long travels are part of the set up, no? The keycode contraption was tough to figure out--they use a lockbox similar to a real estate box and it took me awhile to figure out how to pull the door out. Then the alarm went off as I opened, and the welcoming letter sat back in my car, because the letter had made it sound as though the house would not be alarmed ("if you need it"). Finally, the WiFi information was contradictory--there was a password on the opening letter with no network listed, and a completely different network and password listed on the refrigerator. The biggest hassle to do with the WiFi was that if WiFi lay idle, it would disconnect, and then on reconnection, the XFinity network would take over trying to persuade me to join, and I'd have to manually reconnect to the right network. As this was a working for me, this difficulty was a royal pain. The agent seemed none too pleased at the possibility of having to come out to help with the key code, but was responsive if not apologetic when I called about the WiFi. To sum up, a welcoming letter with a proper warning about the alarm, proper information about the WiFi and fixing the WiFi so it doesn't need manual connection would solve all my issues. It would help if there were the same information in a notebook in the house as well. Totally fixable, and worth it to rent even if not fixed!"
    Guest: Daria R. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 1, 2015
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