5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 12) Spectacular Hacienda with mountain views
About C.J. Johns
Greetings! I'm CJ Johns, a rancher, running cattle in some of the toughest country in the USA, and I wouldn't have it any other way. If you are here visiting I'd love to have you experience this wondrous country of mine. Some of my personal western collection is displayed in this home for your enjoyment. Mile High Hacienda was designed to give you the unique flavor and experience of this part of the Southwest. I hope you'll love it as much as we do.
C.J. Johns purchased this Lodge in 1992
Why C.J. Johns chose El Paso
This was originally a large ranch adobe home that sat next to a 10,000 acre operation that I had previously bought. Rather than see it be bought and built into something uncharacteristic of the area, I purchased it. After completely rebuilding, restoring and remodeling Mile High Hacienda, it is now available for you to enjoy. With the ambience and solitude of the high mountain desert and the convenience of a city, Mile High Hacienda is truly a one of a kind find.
What makes this Lodge unique
Views, views, views. 360 degrees of views from the top of the high mountain where Mile High is located. The stunning sunsets from the deck or the colorful Margarita bar, are argumentatively the best in the Southwest. When the mule deer come in to water in the late afternoon it is a truly breathtaking event. If you like hiking the Hueco Tanks State Park is only 6 miles away. ATV rentals are located nearby. The Guadalupe Nat'l Park and Carlsbad Caverns are down the road. Spanish missions are in the Rio Grande Valley.
Can be no more than 50 people.
outside only please
Must depose of trash at dumpster which location is in our booklet
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We had such a wonderful time! The house was amazing and the location was even better than we had imagined. The views and seclusion were exactly what we were looking for. We came to TX to visit my son on leave from Fort Bliss. It was a great family trip and he has already decided he would like to stay at the house again when he returns from his deployment. The house had enough space for everyone to spread out, but our most fun times were had laughing around the kitchen counter. We saw deer, a hummingbird and an owl, and we heard him hooting at night! We took a day trip to Carlsbad Caverns. They were amazing and almost a straight shot from the house. The bed in the master bedroom was more comfortable than my bed at home! The space, seclusion and views were exactly what we were hoping for.
The house is in a location that is away from everything, the view is amazing. The house is big and very comfortable.
Amazing house and location.
We had a fantastic time. There was more than enough room for all of us. The decor fit the house perfectly and every corner had something interesting to admire. The million dollar views is what really sells the house. The view from the margarita bar was my favorite. Donna was a great host and accommodated us in every way. She was quick to respond to questions and was super flexible on times to check in and out. One of my absolute favorite places to stay. Definitely book this place. You won’t be sorry.
THANK YOU very much for your review. It makes the team happy that you enjoyed yourself. Come again. cj
Beautiful and Unique
Out extended family of 11 stayed here for four nights and we had more than enough room. Despite an unusually cold and windy week, we had an amazing time. We weren't able to take advantage of the views very much because of the wind, but we were able to have some amazing family quality time. The dining table is huge - perfect for a large group. There are also plenty of cozy seating areas. The location is amazing. We were just down the road from Hueco Tanks, which is one of the best state parks in Texas. About an hour in the other direction is Guadelupe Mountains National Park and just beyond is Carlsbad Caverns. We were able to visit all three and even climbed the highest peak in Texas.
The team says THANK YOU. It is so nice when folks take the time to write. thank you and we hope to see you again.
Amazing view and wonderful stay as always. We stay there 2 or 3 times a year. Beautiful ranch environment
Perfect In Every Way
Our group of 10 spent four wonderful days at the Mile High Hacienda. We converged there from California, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, and Virginia for New Years Eve, and couldn't have chosen a better rental. Since none of us normally live at altitude, it was an adventure experiencing the 5,400 foot elevation at the end of December. Temperatures ranged from the mid-20's at night to the low 40's during the day...both about 10 degrees colder than El Paso, which was about a 20 minute drive away, and 1,500 feet below us.
The house is perfect for a large group, with a massive dining area, abundant couches in the living room, and a two burner gas range in the kitchen with a huge griddle top...large enough for us to make 14 egg/bacon sandwiches at one time.
We did experience one glitch during our stay, which was the result of a propane company not making a scheduled delivery. However, the owners/managers responded quickly and appropriately to resolve the issue. Thanks to their response we only experienced one somewhat chilly night before things were back to normal.
Bottom line...if you're traveling with a large group to the El Paso area, you MUST stay here. Or, even if you don't have a large group, and want the experience of living in a home with a million dollar view, you MUST stay here.
What a nice review. This could of been a real disaster when the propane company fell down on their promise to deliver, however disaster was avoided and apparently all went accordingly to plan . This home was built for parties of this type and we encourage use of this type. It always amazes me that so many people do not realize the value of staying together for a few days and really getting to know each other.
Our team look forward to seeing you on your next visit to our sun filled land.
The team at MILE HIGH.
Atop the Hueco Mountains at almost 5,700 feet, Mile High Hacienda, is the highest house in Texas. With a 360 degree view encompassing two countries and three states, you'll experience legendary southwest sunsets, and a breathtaking nighttime view of the lights of the El Paso-Juarez metroplex and evening skies and stars.
Mile High Hacienda is only a 25-minute drive from El Paso International Airport. The Hacienda itself is a sprawling 6,500 square foot rustic ranch style adobe located within a 10,000 acre ranch (17 square miles). This makes Mile High a very private home that is also easily accessible to the city of El Paso. El Paso is the 17th largest city in the USA and the safest city over a half million.
It's five bedrooms range from king size to twin and an additional Stone Cottage for two is available. A spacious dining room served by a commercial kitchen creates a pleasant and comfortable environment for business meetings or dining. For socializing and entertaining we have a large bar room, a margarita patio bar, adobe walled courtyard with exterior fireplace as well as a deck built out over the cliff with an incredible view of the mountains and valley below.