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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.

 

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.


The Lodge has re-opened for limited occupancy lodging and limited dine in at Rebecca’s

The Lodge has re-opened for limited occupancy lodging and limited dine in at Rebecca’s

In keeping with the guidelines set forth by the Governor of the State of New Mexico, The Lodge will open 50% of our rooms to guests. ALL guests and employees will wear masks or face coverings at all times. Our staff is cleaning and disinfecting to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. 

Hope to see you all soon.

Stay Safe and Keep Social Distancing!

The Lodge Staff

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.

Be sure to call the Front Desk for great deals on rooms in the month of June. 575-682-2566

 

Stay and Golf–One night in a King or Queen room (Standard or Platinum) and two eighteen hole green fees with a cart.  Sunday-Thursday $235  Friday-Saturday $245

Sweetheart Special- One night’s lodging in a King or Queen room (Standard or Platinum), your choice of two entrees off dinner menu in Rebecca’s on lodging night, Breakfast for two at Rebecca’s the following morning and a complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine. $295 inclusive.

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

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.

Contact The Lodge:
800-395-6343

601 Corona Place
Cloudcroft, NM 88317

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