2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths close to Hwy 82 and tucked away on the mountainside!
Dave and Vicki Moffatt
- English, Spanish
About Dave and Vicki Moffatt
Vicki and I live in Austin Texas and personally renovated a great deal of the interior and rear decking. I'm a Boston native and she's a Texan-so we have an interesting time figuring out each other's accents! I work in the leadership development field and Vicki taught private voice and is now retired. Visiting the cabin 3-4 times a year to stay and vacation/work is one of our favorite things to do. Vicki is a highly creative and hard-working renovation 'hobbyist', and this cabin has been one of her favorite projects. Me-I'm the janitor and handyman. We don't have any kids, but we do have two dogs and a cat. One of the reasons we chose this cabin is the fenced yard and deck which allows dogs to have some roaming area.
Dave and Vicki Moffatt purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Dave and Vicki Moffatt chose Cloudcroft
When I first moved out west from Boston I ended up in New Mexico, and used to ride my motorcycle up into Cloudcroft. I promised myself I would one day buy a cabin in the Sacramento Mountains, and finally did it! New Mexico is a special place for us-my Mom and niece live in Las Cruces. Cloudcroft is a perfect getaway for us because it's so small and relatively undeveloped (compared to nearby Ruidoso). Getting up to the mountains is something we plan for and anticipate all year.
What makes this Cabin unique
The deck did it for us-looks out at the mountains and a wonderful view of the meadows. It's surrounded and protected by huge pine trees that provide great shade for reading. We just installed a high-efficiency woodstove that just about heats the whole place in the winter. And it's great for dogs, especially the smaller breeds. The deck is up high and the railings are fenced so dogs can't slip through. This is a unique cabin-we get lots of repeat vacationers who say they love the place. The kitchen is fully stocked and great for preparing meals-the breakfast nook is a great place to drink coffee and look at the forest. Plus, there's a finished play room below the deck with an electric fireplace and a small pool table, TV and PlayStation-great place to stash the kids or getaway to do some quiet reading. What we love about this place is it's out of town by just 7 miles, hidden on a hillside with a dirt packed road, so it's a super quiet area. Feels like we have it all to ourselves, and there is lots of walking!
Fenced yard --$25 per pet/per stay .
Minimum age of primary renter:24
reservation refunds are 100% refundable up until 14 days before arrival date and non-refundable 14 before arrival date
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We enjoyed our stay!
Was nice spot
Had power go out one day but has awesome neighbors and the had candles to help us until power came back one
It was cute, neat details and comfortable.
Will definitely be going back!
Very clean, good location!!
Little close to the main highway, but overall a great experience
Peaceful, fenced yard great for the dogs. Enjoyed walks through the neighborhood. Loved it.
A fixer upper in a good location
We booked Teddy Cloud because of the location and being pet friendly. The location was very convenient to Cloudcroft and easy to find. The fenced in yard was great for our small dog. The house itself was just average. It had more wear than the photos show and is a fixer upper.
The upstairs master bedroom has a low ceiling and the adjoining bathroom is almost unusable if you’re over 5’6”. It is advertised as having a game room / extra bedroom. However, you have to go outside of the main house to the basement in order to access it. Our son ended up sleeping on the couch as a result.
We weren’t told until after our arrival that we had to haul our own trash into town. I’ve stayed at a lot of rental properties and never had to do that.
Hello Adrian, We just saw your 3 star review and were disappointed to read some of your comments along with your low star rating. We show the slanted ceiling of the upstairs bedroom and bathroom so that you can make that determination before you decide on making reservations. We also set that bed so that as you sit up in bed the ceiling gets higher and you don't have to worry about hitting your head. In the write up of the game room, we never mention that it's a bedroom and we also say "outside under the cabin" which lets you know you have to go outside to the gameroom. We only advertise that there is a king bed upstairs, a twin bed in a bedroom and a queen size pull out bed in the living room so we assumed that one of your children would be sleeping in the pull out. I'm sorry taking the trash to a dumpter was inconvenient however the entire town of Cloudcroft has no trash pickup and everyone takes their trash to any dumpter in town. We've never had a complaint about this. We're sorry you chose to give us a 3 star rating on things that you could have easily read before you made your reservations because it sounds like everything else was just as you wanted it. Vicki Moffatt
At almost 9,000 feet of elevation, Cloudcroft boasts picturesque views and mild temperatures. Only 850 people occupy this small town, where one trip to the village will make any visitor feel at home. Start your visit on Burro Street, the town’s main street and commonplace, then make your way to Highway 82 to eat at a local dig.
A local landmark, The Lodge Resort provides a wide array of recreation options, including golf, biking, snowmobiling, hiking, snow tubing and cross country skiing. There’s also a spa, swimming pool and shopping on site. Visitors can additionally horseback ride, camp, ski, fish or hunt locally.
Kids will enjoy Zenith Park and the nearby Toy Train Depot, with model trains and a museum, while the whole family can take advantage of ice-skating at The Village, tennis at Frazer Courts, several hiking trails, and skiing at Ski Cloudcroft. Cloudcroft Light Opera Company offers entertainment beyond the karaoke at the Western.
Last, don’t miss the Sacramento Mountains Museum & Pioneer Village, where the story of the first settlers here and Cloudcroft’s development since are portrayed. View the village, exhibits, chapel and general store for a feel of the area’s past in the present.