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Forest House, In Village, LARGE deck, near skiing!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,331 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Tucked in a neighborhood in the Village of Cloudcroft

Approximately 1331 Sq. Ft. and a generous front deck that looks out onto a forest setting. Plenty of kitchen cabinet space and all the dishes and cookware you'll need for a stay that keeps you close to the village for shopping and trying some of the local cuisine. Or, you can cozy up inside, read a book, have some wine or cook in if you like. Free wifi and you can stay endlessly because we have laundry accommodations too!


Owner
Vicki Moffatt
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Vicki Moffatt

About Dave and Vicki Moffatt

Vicki and I live in Austin Texas. 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 but 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 along with other tradesmen, this property took over 4 months to renovate after purchase. Me-I'm the janitor and handyman. We don't have any kids, but we do have two dogs and one cat.

We purchased this property in 2011 and just before renovating the main house in 2016 as a vacation home during July and the beginning of August, we named the entire property "Forest Houses" and named the main house "Forest House" as our new vacation home. We also have our original vacation home, also listed on HomeAway, that we purchased in 2009 called "Teddy Cloud" cabin.

Why Dave and Vicki Moffatt chose New Mexico

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.

Vicki Moffatt purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Vicki Moffatt chose World

When we bought this property we loved that it had one main house with 3 A Frame houses just up the hill. It had been neglected and lived in hard, so much had to be done to bring it back to life. It took four months of living in the main house and working 14+ hour days with numerous things going on at the same time to see some sparkle but we finally made it happen.

We thought about turning the main house into a vacation home for about 3 years or so, but on July 10, 2016, we just said "Let's do it!" and so began our adventure with this new vacation cabin! Allot of TLC went into the planning and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have. We want to share the experience with you in this cozy and quirky house with it's big block wood spiral staircase, glass tiled fireplace, stage area in the downstairs bedroom and rather large soaking tub in the upstairs bath. We love this cabin and our long term residents just up the hill enjoy their A Frames, as our residents have lived there for quite a while.

This is a quiet family or romantic setting, in what we consider to be one of the most unique and still quant villages in the beautiful forest covered mountain setting in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Nearly 9000 ft. keeps the mountain air fresh and clean and cool, so much of the year, that many of our neighboring cities residents come to enjoy the beautiful weather.

What makes this cabin unique

Cloudcroft has much to offer. It's friendly, has fun shopping, great food and numerous family and friend activities if you so choose. Ski Cloudcroft is a popular destination, along with other great activities. The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce list all of these: Camping, Alpine SkiingHiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Repelling, Snow Play, Museum, Festivals, Rodeo, Ice Skating, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Golf, Miniature Golf, Disc Golf, Scenic Byways, Fitness Trails and Street Dances. If you want to visit the Chamber of Commerce for information, it's a short walk from Forest House and there is a park, along with the ice skating rink in the same vicinity. The great thing about staying in the village is that you can walk to so many great places including shopping and dining as well!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the World around the

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1331 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Refunds for reservations are 100% refundable until 14 days before arrival date and non-refundable after the 14 day period.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , bathroom sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , bathroom sink
  • one full bath with shower/tub in the same area as the downstairs bedroom AND one full bath upstairs with tub adjoining the upstairs bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    living room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • one bedroom off of the living room with a queen size bed and an area a few steps up from that with a play area and full bath. one large bedroom up a winding staircase with a king size bed, tv and ensuite full bath with a tub. one queen pull out bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
Notes:
Activities are nearby either a short car drive away or a short walk if you so choose. The Chamber of Commerce is just down the street to visit and find out anything that's available. Big Daddy's restaurant is the closest restaurant within the shortest walking distance and you can walk to the village where there are numerous stores for shopping opportunities and some good local food! If you are there when there is an art fair in town it will be just behind the Chamber of Commerce in a nice open park area and you can walk there! Throughout the year there are all kinds of festivals in the village as well. Cloudcroft is a fun and gorgeous destination so come visit us!

Reviews

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Forest House, In Village, LARGE deck, near skiing!
average rating of 4.6 based on 35 reviews
5

Cozy, comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Forest House in late July. This place is just what we needed for a little relaxation. It is convenient to town and trails. Spent one day going to Ruidoso which was an easy and beautiful drive. Be sure to bring food but that is all you need. Be prepared for the largest bathtub you have probably ever seen, complete with the rain shower...loved it! Thanks Forest House for making our first, but certainly not last, trip to Cloudcroft great!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki for the great review and mentioning our fairly new rain shower in the giant tub. We decided to make it a rain shower because there's not enough hot water in the world to fill it as a bathtub! So glad you enjoyed Forest House and we'll look forward to you returning. Vicki Moffatt
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5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We all really enjoyed the stay. The property and hospitality were great. We will book here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Forest House. It had every amenity we needed for a long weekend in Cloudcroft. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything a vacationer would need to wants to occasionally cook. It's comfortable and cozy. Our son and daughter-in-law recommended a new mattress for the downstairs bed, otherwise, we were all very comfortable. Thanks for being good hosts. The Hart Family

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It sounds like you had a great stay and we can't ask more than that. You are welcome to come back again and we are looking into getting a new mattress. Thank you for the feedback, it's always helpful. Vicki Moffatt
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5

Wonderful month retreat of beautiful weather and scenery

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at “Forest House” for the month of June, 2018. Needed some quiet time to finish a book and also where I could open a window and get fresh air during the day - and, oh yes, under 100 degrees please! (Weather was perfect the entire month - mid 70’s during the day and down into the upper 40’s/ low 50’s at night. Great to wear a sweater in June! The rains started coming about mid-month - much needed and very welcome.)

House had everything I needed. I improvised a desk for writing in the Living Room but ended up using the kitchen table, much more practical. House had everything you could need - from dishwasher to microwave to full laundry to satellite TV - all good. Plus, I brought my trusty 8 pound Brussels Griffon pooch with me to guard the house against bears (alas, never saw any.) We strolled into town most afternoons - about a pleasant 10 - 12 minute walk. Or we walked up to The Lodge on the hill and enjoyed the view - again 10 - 12 minutes away. Two things to be aware - there is a flight of stairs from the garage to the first floor entry. Not a biggie except at 9000’ you do notice youre not getting quite as much oxygen as at sea level. Just go slow. Also, the garage below is exceedingly narrow for parking anything above a compact sedan - use the open air space adjoining the garage if you can’t squeeze in.

Again, thanks to Vicki and Dave Moffatt for the use of their beautiful mountain home. It’s a gem and very special indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a beautiful review Bill, Thank you so much! We Texans know what hot means in the summer so we're really glad you cooled off in our cabin when you spent your time writing in Cloudcroft. Thank you so much and please come back again. Dave and Vicki Moffatt
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Not overly impressed!

  • 3 of 5

Arrival instructions were not correct nor were the TV instructions. Carport was full of weeds, the patio was not very clean, only half the light fixtures worked in the kitchen and it was just not what we expected.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry to hear about your stay Fred. Had you gotten in touch with us we could have helped. We had just put our new combination locks on the door and changed the TV and when I went back to look at our communication, I had sent you the new information 4 days before your arrival. You must not have seen it. We apologize for the weeds in the carport, winter is winding down so we will take care of that. We could have taken care of the light fixtures as well if you would have called our maintenance managers phone number which is also in our instructions that you received on our hospitality page. Lights will occasionally go out and we have extra bulbs handy (in the kitchen drawers for your convenience) but if it was something more major, help is just a call away. Please except our apologies for your inconvenience. Vicki Moffatt
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5

Quiet, secluded get away spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Forest House during our recent spring break road trip. We spent both days in Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument. The short drive to Forest House was a welcome change to the desert and sand. The house had everything we needed and easily held our family of 6.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Western Bar & cafe
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Big Daddy's to Front Porch Bistro
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Ski Cloudcroft
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.94
Refundable Damage Deposit £115.88

Damage deposit of $150 is forfeited if any sign of smoking cigarettes, pet(s), or theft is detected after travelers stay or if charcoal is used outdoors. Deposit will also be forfeited if any pets are brought onto this property.
Breakage of any item will be deducted from the damage deposit of $150 when that item(s) has been replaced.
There are no refunds made 15 days prior to arrival date
If cancellations are made 16-30 days before arrival date there can be a $75 charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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