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!
- Cabin1331 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Tucked in a neighborhood in the Village of Cloudcroft
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jun 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 Cloudcroft
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!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Property was so clean and spacious! Very comfortable décor, felt like home away from home! Will stay again! Thank you
We love that you loved it! We'll look forward to seeing you back. Dave and Vicki Moffatt
Not overly impressed!
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.
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
Quiet, secluded get away spot
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.
Peaceful, private experience in cozy house nestled in the mountains!
This house was a perfect option for our anniversary trip. It would also work well for 2 couples or a small family. It’s in the middle of town, but you’d never know it based on the view. It has large picture windows downstairs and large windows upstairs. There is no other house — just trees — directly across from the house, so the view is gorgeous and the house is private. The porch is fantastic for relaxing, eating, playing dominoes, or sipping wine. The house was furnished with everything we needed, minus food. (I read on another review that Cloudcroft doesn’t have a grocery store and that you should bring the food you plan to cook with you. It was good advice!) The coolest feature of this house is definitely the enormous bathtub upstairs. It’s literally the largest tub I’ve ever seen! The recently added rainshower also helped make it practical to use as a giant shower too. Very neat! We loved this house and our whole trip. I would recommend Noisy Water Winery and Rebecca’s at The Lodge for dinner. Thanks for having us!
Rating: 4.5. This was a comfortable home away from home
We enjoyed our stay very much, particularly as the weather was not the greatest. So staying in was no hardship whatsoever. We were so appreciative for the help from Robin and Nikki with the tech issues (wi-fi and Tv.) Cloudcroft is a charming village. Access to Mescalero Apache cultural information was an added bonus for us older historically minded travelers. We highly recommend this VRBO rental.
Dianne and Bruce, Red Wing ,Mn
Thank you for such a nice review. It sounds like you had a great time! We're not sure what glitch happened with the wifi and tv, and it happened at our other cabin as well, and thank goodness it didn't last very long. This is the first time this has happened so we're not sure if it was from the weather or something else. We're just glad you were in contact with Robin and Nikki and they were there to help out. We hope you'll come back to Cloudcroft and stay with us again. Dave and Vicki Moffatt
Very cozy and comfortable. Very clean and welcoming. We will definiatly be coming back . The grandkids absolutely loved the staircase. They didn’t even want to go anywhere. They wanted to stay in the cabin the whole time ! (They’re 5 and 6 )
That's amazing that the kids didn't want to leave the cabin. I'm so glad they had a good time. Thank you so much for staying and please do come back! Dave and