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Seasoned by a rich and cultured past, The Lodge Resort beckons you with alluring promises of intrigue. But more than that, this magnificent Cloudcroft New Mexico hotel and resort possesses a quality unlike any other retreat. From the turn-of-the-century fire that destroyed the original structure to its ghostly inhabitants to its storied past, our resort offers a haunting presence that can be felt to your very core. Inside its halls, magic moments live again and again – making this a place that never completely leaves your heart. Towering 9.000 feet above sea level, this prestigious New Mexico resort offers leisure and business travelers an entrancing location.

Upcoming Events at The Lodge

New Year’s Eve at the Pavilion-Come ring in the New Year with us at the Pavilion with the rockin’ Rosewater Blues! They will be playing all your favorites from 9pm to 1am on December 31st. Champagne toast at 10pm and midnight, free snacks and goodies all night, cash bar. $30 per couple, $15 for single 12 and over.

 

A Brief History of The Lodge

A Brief History of The Lodge Originally constructed in 1899 by the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway as a by-product of the railroad’s search for timber and railway.

Originally constructed in 1899 by the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway as a by-product of the railroad’s search for timber and railway ties, the resort of Cloudcroft became immediately successful mountain retreat…a cool reprieve to thousands of overheated Texans. (Remember that New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona were not states at the time.) Owned and operated by the railroad, the resort’s initial building was a pavilion, now The Pavilion Bed and Breakfast at The Lodge with reception and ballrooms.

As the actual log-constructed Lodge neared completion in 1899, an article in the Albuquerque Journal-Democrat reported, “This beautiful building will be known as The Cloudcroft Lodge and its interior will be furnished with a lavish hand, yet in keeping with the character of the place. Fireplaces, with wide, hungry mouths, will sparkle, crackle and dart forth welcome tongues of flame to hundreds of merry guests, who will find a new pleasure in life during the long, sultry summer.”

In 1908, the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad System, the resort’s new owner, advertised that the hotel, restaurant, dancing pavilion, tennis court, golf links, bowling alley, billiard parlor, burro trips and children’s playground were accessible for weekend rates of $3.00 round trip. Lodge rates were $12.50 and up per week.

On June 13, 1909, a disastrous fire destroyed The Lodge. But by 1911, The Lodge had been rebuilt and reopened on its current, more scenic site. Since then it has undergone numerous renovations, but the initial appearance remains almost unchanged.

Over the history of The Lodge, thousands of Southwestern families have called The Lodge and Cloudcroft their second home. The Lodge has entertained and hosted hundreds of politicians, artists, entertainers and business leaders, including such notables as Pancho Villa, Judy Garland and Clark Gable. Gilbert Roland was known to frequent The Lodge. Both U. S. and Mexican government officials have long visited the historic hotel. Military leaders, scientists and astronauts from all over the world have made The Lodge a retreat during their visits to White Sands Missile Range, Holloman AFB and Fort Bliss. And, in fact, the most famous hotelier in the world was once associated with The Lodge, with Conrad Hilton as its manager in the 1930’s.

In January of 1986 the historic Lodge was purchased by Great Inns of the Rockies, Inc., a small privately held corporation. They operated the property successfully for 29 years.

As of March 2015 The Lodge entered a new era of ownership by New Mexico Adventures, LLC a company owned by Lanna & Joe Duncan of Fort Davis, Texas, who have a 25 year history in historic hotels ownership & preservation in West Texas. They are committed to The Lodge tradition of friendliness, hospitality, outstanding food & unique lodging.

Click here to download the history of The Lodge in .pdf format.

A Landmark Choice Among New Mexico Resorts

Seasoned by a rich and cultured past, The Lodge Resort beckons you with alluring promises of intrigue. But more than that, this magnificent Cloudcroft New Mexico hotel and resort possesses a quality unlike any other retreat. From the turn-of-the-century fire that destroyed the original structure to its ghostly inhabitants to its storied past, our resort offers a haunting presence that can be felt to your very core. Inside its halls, magic moments live again and again – making this a place that never completely leaves your heart. Towering 9.000 feet above sea level, this prestigious New Mexico resort offers leisure and business travelers an entrancing location.

Specials & Packages

From a romantic rendezvous to an adventurous vacation, The Lodge offers a variety of seasonal packages designed to accommodate your every wish.

Rebecca’s Retreat-One night stay in a King or Queen room, your choice of two entrees off dinner menu in Rebecca’s and a welcoming 1/2 dozen chocolate covered strawberries await you in your room. $260 inclusive   Additional night available at a discount.

Rest and Relaxation-Two nights in a Queen or King room, a one hour couples massage in the Spirit of the Mountain Spa, and Chateaubriand dinner for two.  $565 inclusive

Saturday Night Special-One night (Saturday) in a Queen or King room and Sunday brunch for two the next day.   $208 inclusive. No Holiday Sunday brunches please

Midweek Special, Sunday through Thursday-Stay two nights, 3rd night free! Prices depending upon room type.

Room upgrades available for fee, please call Front Desk for more information and booking.

Gift certificates are available for purchase and may be used for Packages, Golf, Spa Treatments, Dining and more…Remember, the perfect gift awaits that special someone in Seasons. Gift certificates may be purchased for any amount and are redeemable for all Lodge purchases.

*Package pricing is based upon double occupancy (single occupancy rates are available) plus applicable taxes and gratuities. Packages are subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply.

 

Murder Mystery Weekend:

February 22-23-24, Includes two nights lodging, social and dinner Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast Sunday morning. Can you be the detective that solves the murder? Come and find out if you are the next Sherlock. $520 per couple. Local non-lodging rate available.

 

Contact The Lodge:
800-395-6343

601 Corona Place
Cloudcroft, NM 88317

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