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

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Last updated: 01/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom + extra beds 1 full & 1 three quarter baths. Bunk-room & Bath opt.

><> 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, additional guests over 8 people $15 per night per person. $10 per child 12 or under per night. Responsible party must be 25 years of age.
Additional Site distances from Livin Hi:
Carlsbad Caverns - 2.5 hours, NM Museum of Space History & IMAX- 30 min.
see more: http://www.cloudcroft.net/discover-cloudcroft/a-week-in-cloudcroft/
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, kidogo kiSwahili na panono chiBemba
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/28/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Additional charge of $15 per night per child 12 years of age and under....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Loft guestroom...moreless

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

    Trundle and queen sleeper sofa in den sleep 4. Sofa on deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Main guest room with Queen Anne sofa....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Master w/daybed w/ trundle. Futon on covered balcony....moreless

  • Optional downstairs unfinished apartment - ADDITIONAL CHARGE: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 Rm downstairs apt - ADDED CHARGE. Cleaning fees increase. ...moreless

  • There are places for 16 people to sleep including day beds, sofa's and sofa hide-a-beds & OVERFLOW apartment (extra charge). Beds are extremely comfortable and sofa bed is a 'sofa bed', what can we say! :-) There is a sofa on main deck outside den and a futon on balcony outside master bedroom for the more adventurous spirited persons. ...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 bathroom infrared lights. 50' Sony Bravia Smart TV in Den. DVD player with Roku Flat Screen TV in Master Bdrm. Antenna coverage allows 1 channel (CBS) but 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 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 12 years of age& under. No cell phone coverage at Livin Hi-bring a calling card for 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

  • Stereo:

    Sony Bravia TV's have Pandora...moreless

  • Television:

    Sony Bravia smart TV den. Additional dvd and Roku TV in master bedroom. We only get one channel here: CBS. Also Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and other for purchasing movies....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Zoo

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
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8+ easily. Breakfast table for 6. 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 convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Available for replacement or donation....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kenmore top freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn Air gas 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
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 10 - Mar 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$350

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

Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$350

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

Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$350

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

Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
$350

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

Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 - Jan 8, 2018
5 night min stay
$350

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $200
  • PER child per nite 12< $10
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: 12 YRS or under $10 PER NIGHT PER CHILD. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS! Damage protection is required. House sleeps up to 12 in beds, sleeper sofa, sofas & trundle beds. Over 8 people EXTRA CHARGE & cleaning fee increase. Overflow may rent 'not quite finished but comfortable' efficiency apartment below house for $50 per night - sleeps 4 (futon & bunk beds). Apt Cleaning fee $50.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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. We encourage guests to purchase cancellation insurance from HomeAway/VRBO

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: 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 since.. See Help4Hope Africa on FaceBook, 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 the Owner Chose Cloudcroft, NM, USA:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, kidogo kiSwahili na panono chiBemba
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/28/2017

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Photos

  • Livin Hi Lodge winter 2017

    Livin Hi Lodge winter 2017

  • 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.

  • Summer Photo - Livin Hi Lodge

    Summer Photo - Livin Hi Lodge

  • 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.

  • Impala, Kudu &amp; 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 &#39;country kitchen&#39;.

    Italian friend making bread in our 'country kitchen'.

  • Coffee bar with a view!

    Coffee bar with a view!

  • Kitchen of course!

    Kitchen of course!

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

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

  • South African friend enjoys Livin Hi Lodge summer gardening.

    South African friend enjoys Livin Hi Lodge summer gardening.

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

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

  • Night time lapse photography by Alicia Houser.  See north star in center.

    Night time lapse photography by Alicia Houser. See north star in center.

  • Entrance to Livin Hi Lodge.

    Entrance to Livin Hi Lodge.

  • Bring your sleds!

    Bring your sleds!

  • Fall at Livin Hi Lodge

    Fall at Livin Hi Lodge

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

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

  • New granite countertops in kitchen

    New granite countertops in kitchen

  • 1896 wood stove. Only to be viewed, not used.

    1896 wood stove. Only to be viewed, not used.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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