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Lazy Dog Lodge is the quintessential log home in a ski and mountain bike resort

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2750 sq ft log home in scenic wooded 1.25 acre lot

The Lazy Dog Lodge

You will like our lodge because it is so close to a ski resort, and a mountain bike park with ski lift services during the summer months.

It is located on the Angel Fire Country Club property.

We have Lakes, hiking trails and an abundance of wildlife.

You’ll love the lodge because it is the quintessential log cabin with all the comforts of home. The interior logs and beams are exceptional. This 2570sf home has an open floor plan which focuses on a river rock fireplace. Outside covered decks are remarkable for entertaining your family and friends amongst the flickering aspens and mature evergreens. Summer time offers a flourish of wildflowers. In winter, all the trappings of a ski resort. Our lodge is good for couples, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (dogs).

We have cultural events and numerous activities throughout the year ( to numerous to list)

More Details

Russell Drinnan
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Russell Drinnan

My wife and I love the outdoors. We spend a lot of our time walking our dogs, that is one of the great things about Angel Fire, there are many hiking trails throughout the area and they are always well maintained.

I was born in New Zealand and Lived in Australia for a lot of years. Pam my wife was born Louisville Kentucky and she relocated to California and Then to Australia. Pam has been teaching and I have been working at an Ice rink and now we are looking to retire in the next two years and relocate to the log cabin we are renting out on this site.

Pam and I ride mountain bikes, run and we love hiking with our dogs.

Russell Drinnan purchased this house in 2016

Why Russell Drinnan chose Angel Fire

We traveled to Angel Fire in may 2016 looking for a mountain home with a mild summer, as Pam cannot handle hot days. We arrived at the end of the snow season and the town looked very bare but we found this beautiful log home with 1.25 acres of land with numerous trees around the home. We both fell in love with the home and now we have to wait until we retire in a couple of years to fully enjoy it. I think the main reason though is that it is the closest mountain town to where our daughter lives.

What makes this house unique

The reason we fell in love with this home was the peaceful surroundings and the beautiful log home.The home was not dark inside as the previous owner had put in skylights in the kitchen/lounge area. The main living area was very open and the covered decks with propane fire pit, BBQ and lots of comfortable chairs was a definite draw card. We also loved the area for all it has to offer ie skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking a small lake 1.5 miles away and a larger lake within 10 miles, so all in all what is there not to love about this area.


Angel Fire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note there is no air conditioning although we do have two ceiling fans in the living room, one in master bedroom and one in bedroom one downstairs. Please make sure all the doors and windows are closed and locked when you leave. If you use the barbecue or eat outside, it is a good idea to bring all food and trash in before going to bed as there are bears in the area.


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Lazy Dog Lodge is the quintessential log home in a ski and mountain bike resort
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Lazy Dog Lodge is the Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I have the right words to even begin to describe how wonderful Lazy Dog Lodge really is. Amazing, wonderful, beautiful, and relaxing are a only few words that describe how great this place is.

If you love the mountains and tall pine trees and being slightly secluded, then you will love Lazy Dog Lodge. My husband and I, our two daughters and their husbands, and six of our grandchildren were blessed with the opportunity to stay here for five amazing days. We all loved it and so did our two dogs that loved going outside and thinking they could catch a chipmunk. Quite funny to watch. Wish we could have stayed longer. Maybe next year we can.

The Lodge has everything that you could possibly need and then some. All the comforts of home and more. There are all kinds of things to do in Angel Fire and surrounding areas and we did a lot of those things but our favorite times were spent at Lazy Dog Lodge.

We loved the great selection of board games and played a different game every night. The grandkids loved the mountain bikes and hiking behind the cabin. A bear walked across the back yard and that was exciting as was the bat that was under the umbrella off of the master patio. Our most favorite thing was sitting around the fire pit and I will be surprised if you don't have to refill the propane because we sat around it a lot. Thank you so much Russell and Pam for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. Hope we can come again. The Clements Family

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your time at Lazy Dog Lodge. Great to hear that the games are being used. Thank you for taking care of the property during your visit. We look forward to having you visit in the future. Russ and Pam
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Lantana, Texas

This property is awesome!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great property for almost a week. My wife, our two dogs and I enjoyed the peace and quiet this property had to offer. The house was clean, spacious and the owners went out of their way to accommodate every need.

We have been going to the New Mexico and Colorado mountains for many years and have never had quite the experience. One morning we woke up to elk eating grass in the front yard; every day we enjoyed the deer; one evening, we saw a huge black bear in the back yard, and we saw a mom turkey with 12 little ones following her through the yard.

The deck was my oasis. Spent every afternoon there watching the rain and wildlife.

I would recommend this property to all. We will be back if the owners will have us.

Doug and Ginger Snider

Lantana, Texas

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amarillo, Texas

Beautiful home , very scenic, would stay again.

  • 4 of 5

Home is beautiful, city lost power therefor we were without electricity for about 16 hours. This was an unfortunate situation since the house is all electric, couldn’t cook shower or anything else st that time. Other than this we had a wonderful stay

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very unfortunate that the power went out in the town which of course is something that is out of our control. We live out of state so we were not aware of the situation. If you would have contacted us, we could have arranged for our maintenance person to come over and hook the generator up. Glad the rest of your trip was enjoyable and look forward to having you stay again. Russ and Pam
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fort worth, tx

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastic and in a great location. Very close to town and only a mile or so from the lake where we had taken the kids paddle boating and jumping on a trampoline. We had two families of four plus my parents and I was a bit concerned about the space, however there was plenty of room for everyone with a great lay out. The beds were very comfortable as well. We drove 10 hours to get to angel fire and lugged kids toys with us no need! This house was well equipped for kids it had legos, games, kid movies, waffle maker etc. We will definitely be making a trip back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shotzie, So glad you enjoyed your stay. We try really hard to think of things that will help with keeping children busy. Thanks again for choosing Lazy Dog Lodge. Russ and Pam
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Nice large house and plenty of room for all.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for choosing Lazy Dog Lodge. Russ and Pam
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Edmond, OK

Came back for another stay and loved it.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cabin, well stocked and decorated. The owners are great and responsive always. The location is excellent and it is very peaceful. Great for a large family or friends.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
155 Miles
Angel Fire small jets, albuquerque major airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Legends Bar and Grill Restaurant : 10 Miller ln
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Angel Fire Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Elements at Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
angel ire ski resort
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

There is no Trash pickup at the house. There is a transfer station in town next door to the Washington Mutual bank. Please take your trash to the transfer station when you leave or you will be charged a trash fee of $30.00.

Please do not ask us to change our cancellation policy as this is our livelihood. There will be no negotiation on this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.