Renter’s Comments

July 28, 2022
Angel and Veronica brought a couple of California girls to this beautiful cabin in New Mexico. Such precious memories I will have. Thank you Father God for the beauty of nature and love you show us.
🤍Lupe V.

July 17, 2022
We had a wonderful time! Such a peaceful place!
The Miers Family

May 29, 2022
What an incredible place you have! You have thought of everything. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and our home away from home. We will definitely be back!
🤍B’s and C’s

April 17, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the home. It was comfortable and especially cozy with the wood stove.
Marilyn in Lubbock

March 22, 2022
We like this place, too and are grateful to God for bringing our families together here for a few days.
It snowed and the sight was lovely – saw many deer while we stayed warm inside by the fire.
Everything was clean and comfortable and made our time connecting with each other easy and enjoyable.
God bless you,
The CO Climps + The EP Climps

March 18, 2022
The family enjoyed staying here so much! Thank you for allowing us to stay and providing such a lovely place! The kids really enjoyed checkers and watching movies was a nice thing to do as a family!
Thanks again and God bless!
Amanda Matheaus and Family

February 27, 2022
Thank you for such a wonderful place to stay! From the minute we walked in, everything felt special, and like a home away from home. Your attention to detail, cleanliness, and all of the special touches showed such love and the gift of hospitality, and provided the perfect backdrop for a much needed family getaway and a memorable birthday weekend. God bless you! We’re already talking about when we might come back! The time went too fast!
With Love + Prayers,
The Crawford Clan

February 11, 2021

November 15, 2021
I am so blessed to bring my staff from Pregnancy & Fatherhood Solutions for our staff retreat. It is one of my favorite places to refresh and relax. My team has worked super hard this year and deserved some much needed time off. This was the perfect place to do that. The Conrow/Fitzwater family have been a tremendous blessing to our ministry. Thank you for having such a warm, comfortable, wonderful place to decompress.
With a grateful heart,
Angel Wicker – CEO Pregnancy & Fatherhood Solutions (El Paso, TX)

September 26, 2021
We were looking back in the book and can’t believe it’s been 4 years since we’ve stayed at the cabin – way too long!! As always, it’s a great place to come for rest and relaxation. We just enjoy sitting on the porch and watching the hummingbirds. It’s such a nice, slow pace of life. We are sure to bring along a meal that can be cooked all on the grill while listening to the great music you’ve provided. The added DVD collection was a bonus! Thank you again for sharing your heaven in the pines with us!
Bruce & Sherri Turnipseed – Levelland, TX

September 16, 2021
This cabin is just a jewel in Cloudcroft! It is meticulously cleaned & the kitchen is superbly appointed. The little hummingbirds would let us know every morning that it was their breakfast time – such a delight! You provide so many amenities, beyond what others have done with B&Bs – we thank you for allowing us to rent this charmer for the past week – it was a much neded recharge during these pandemic times!
Phil & LeNora Johnson – San Antonio, TX

August 15, 2021
Thank yo ufor sharing your lovely cabin with our family. It had all the things we needed to enjoy the rain.
Hancock family

August 1, 2021
We enjoyed our time in your cozy cabin! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Christine, Chris & Elise – Albuquerque, NM

July 26, 2021
This is such a cozy cabin that was prefect for our family! We came here to escape the Texas heat and celebrate my 40th birthday! So peaceful and relaxing here. We enjoyed the quiet and the comfort of this cabin as well as the beauty all around Cloudcroft. Thank you for helping us make precious family memories! We loved it!
The Calvo Family – Abilene, TX

July 18, 2021
Thank you so much for all the care and thought you have put into this house. We have so enjoyed the peace and beauty of this place, and pray blessings over you, our hosts, and over your next guests here!

July 13, 2021
Thanks so much for the awesome cabin, incredible extras – so amazing all the things provided. We very much enjoyed our stay. Very quiet and peaceful.

June 26, 2021
Thank you so much for all the small touches that made it feel so homey. We all had a blast and thought it was amazing!!

June 20, 2021
Such a wonderful gem! The kids had so much fun. We loved sitting on the porch watching hummingbirds and keeping watch for deer and elk. So beautiful and quiet.

June 6, 2021
This is our first family trip to Cloudcroft but definitely won’t be the last. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay here, it’s a beautiful cabin. Soon we will plan another trip to this beautiful place.
Gallardo Family

April 25, 2021
Very nice and the forest is good. Good house in the forest. You can climb a tree. You can see a deer, or something fun.

April 4, 2021
First and foremost, I and my family would like to like to express gratitude for the wonderful cabin you have provided. This was our first family stay in Cloudcroft. The peace of mind one gets from being here is amazing. Thank you and God bless.
The Rubalcava family – El Paso, TX

March 21, 2021
My friend Jennifer and I had a glorious four days scrapbooking. As always, everything was absolutely perfect. This cabin holds so many wonderful memories for me. I’m already looking forward to my next visit. I especially love how clean and stocked it is. I wish I could stay forever!
Angel Wicker & Jennifer Muller – El Paso, TX

March 14, 2021
Just got here all ready love it. I hope it has wi-fi. I also found out that they have Wonder! I love Wonder. My aunts might be coming, maybe my cousins too. – Jillian

March 14-17, 2021
Once again, thank you for providing such a clean and organized cabin – we had a wonderful time! My grandbabies love it here and we’ve started a new generation of visitors to your beautiful home away from home. We’ve been coming here for spring break since 2006 and we’ll be back – soon, I hope!
Thanks again,
Julie Morales and the Acostas
The memories that we made on this trip will surely last us a lifetime!
With love,
Amber, Jillian, Alex & Jacob Acosta

March 8-12, 2021
Thank you so much for such a wonderful little cabin in the mountains. I loved how well supplied the kitchen was.
Thank you!
The Malbry Family – Granbury, TX

February 2021
You have such a beautiful cabin! I absolutely loved/enjoyed my time staying here!
El Paso, TX Galz

November 25, 2020
Such a lovely time! Your cabin was such a blessing for our family to get away, relax, and reconnect.
Salazar Family

November 14, 2020
Lisa, Thank you for providing us your beautiful home to stay in. This was our first time in the area and it did not miss expectations, rather exceeded them! Your home provided us a warm and inviting ‘base-camp’ where memories could be made and shared. If we are ever in the area again we will for sure see if you’re available.
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Best wishes for 2021!
Shryrock Family

November 8, 2020
Thank you for making this stay wonderful! Everything was comfy and cozy and felt like home! A beautiful cabin and a beautiful experience. – Liz
Thanks for letting us stay in this cabin. I’m very glad we haven’t died yet like in the horror movies. And I really liked the deer and animals because they didn’t attack me. It was a pretty cabin too. – Elaina 🙂
Thank you for having us 🙂 The cabin was amazing and we enjoyed our time here. Thank you again, we appreciate you. – Lomey
What a beautiful cabin, thank you! – Eve
Enjoyed this beautiful cabin! Thank you.
The Tulafono and Blocker Family – El Paso TX

September 18, 2020
We have heard about these cabins for years from friends and family. Our visit far exceeded our expectations! Your hospitality, style, and comfort were astounding. May God bless you and use you mightily for His kingdom!
The Wilkins – El Paso, TX
P.S. We will be back!

September 15, 2020
Thank you so Much!! Everything is wonderful. Perfect, very detailed like a Sweet Home.
Mrs Lisa! I know you through the excellent cabin you have, many beautiful details I am sure that you are an excellent person. Thank you for renting us your beautiful cabin. God bless you.
Eva  & friends – El Paso, TX

September 7, 2020
Enjoyed our stay. Weather was great and cabin location worked well for trail riding.
Our quote for the weekend was this, “Trail riding is easy, but trailblazing is a whole different story…”
Looking forward to the next ride…
M S Fuller

August 13, 2020
This place was absolutely perfect for our two families! I loved the organization of the kitchen & the added bonus of games, large dining table, extra blankets, and the wonderful rocking chairs on the covered porch. The trails for our side by sides are so close and convenient to go and explore this beautiful country! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We will definitely be back!! 🙂 God bless.
The Hill Family (Chris, Rebecca, Noah, & Gracie)

August 9, 2020
Dear Lisa, we want to thank you for everything. This weekend was an amazing getaway. We definitely needed this, this year has been too much especially because we both work at a hospital. We were pleased with everything, very clean and felt like home. We will definitely be back very soon, thank you again for opening your home to us! Definitely a 10/10. Thank you.
Edgar & Michelle

August 3, 2020
This is our 2nd time visiting Cedar Lodge. Having a little family reunion down the way from here. It’s been great weather w/ thunderstorms in the afternoon. I like them & they don’t last very long. We did more exploring this time and had fun on the quads & side by sides my sister in law have. Mud boggin’, a new adventure was fun & dirty.
This is the perfect place & the cabin is great for our family. I’m sure we’ll be visiting again. Thank you for making your home feel warm and inviting.
Kris, Steve, & family

July 17, 2020
Thank you so much for a wonderful and peaceful place to be for a few days! We loved every minute. We needed a little more time! (Doesn’t everybody) 🙂
Cadenhead & Britts

July 6, 2020
We made beautiful memories here. We enjoyed our home away from home!

June 29, 2020
We had a wonderful time here with our kids. We loved the living room and the attention to detail. The family games were amazing. May the Lord keep you and bless you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Fuentes Family

February 13, 2020
CEDAR LODGE! Wow, this is an amazing place. All the details you so carefully throught of and shared so that others can feel comfortable and at home is greately appreciated. Thank you for the hospitality and love you put into this place!
Sanchez-Martell & Jimenez Families – El Paso, TX

December 28, 2019
First of all, Thank you for having us in this beautiful place. We had an amazing time here. My kiddos loved spending Christmas here. Such a beautiful and peaceful cozy place. We look forward to coming again!
The Flores Families – Mission, TX and El Paso, TX

November 6, 2019
Amazing and peacful cabin, and we enjoyed our 5 nights. So peaceful and quiet, a wonderful getaway right when needed!
Mark & Bonnie Stone – El Paso, TX

July 22-25, 2019
Thank you for a comfortable cabin. It was so clean and well maintained. We enjoyed all the hummingbirds and the nice weather.
The Groves’ – Munday, TX

July 21, 2019
We came here to spread our brother’s ashes, who died this May after a year old battle with cancer. His last wishes were to be spread along the Penasco in Mayhill, which our family founded in the 1870s (our great great grandfather was John Mayhill). Your cabin was perfect for our family’s needs and the setting is unrivaled.
Thank you,
Asher McCord – Orting, WA
Eva Snee – Seattle, WA

July 12-14, 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. Cedar Lodge is certainly everything advertised. We especially enjoyed sitting on the porch to watch the hummingbirds and the deer. Everything was very comfortable and since there were only two of us, we didn’t even need the upstairs rooms. The well-stocked kitchen and all the amenities is certainly convenient. Thanks for helping have a really nice and relaxing long weekend.
Ross & Loretta Rutherford – Lubbock, TX

July 5, 2019
We had the best time ever here. It was so great and beautiful sight and animals. The cabin was great, comfortable beds, fun games, great movies, the tows were nice and the nature around it. I loved this place. It was so comfortable it felt like home. The fan in the rooms made me feel cooled down.

June 28-30, 2019
We had a great stay at the Cedar Lodge. The cabin is nice & spacious & was very clean. The extra toys were great for the kids, and we appreciated the board games left, too. WE hope to be back at some point!
The Giesbrechts & Thames

January 19-21, 2019
Thank you for your hospitality and awesome attention to detail when you set up your cabin. We are a forgetful family when it comes to planning & packing what we need, but your cabin had it all and more. We all enjoyed the much-needed respite in this beautiful, natural setting. We even got to enjoy the lunar eclipse in Cloudcroft’s dark, clear skies, as well as a face-to-face encouther with a beautiful deer.
Thank you tremendously,
The Padilla Family

January 2-5, 2019
Holy moly, we had a great time these past few days. This whole cabin is set up perfect. Thanks a million for paying attention to all the details. Due to the fact Mother Nature dumped a ton of snow a few days prior to our arrival, we were able to take full advantage of the snow which we RARELY see. Between skiing, snowball fights, building a snowman, and the deer, I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation with my hubby & 2 kids.
Thanks again,
Michael, Lori, Emma, Owen – Austin, TX

December 29, 2018
Thank you, I think it’s going to be the best vacation ever! Hello, I am Carolina Saucedo 11 year old girl. We come from Laredo, TX. I have 1 little sister and 2 little brothers. We will love this place such as our home. Happy New Year!!!
Love, the Saucedo family
p.s. Have fun new visitors!
January 1, 2019
Thank you for such a loving place. We enjoyed every minute here. This was our first time vacation to a place like this and now we would like to return every year.
The Saucedo Family – Laredo, TX

December 29, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful cabin. Even though we were snowed in, we had an amazing time building snow forts, sledding, and watching the deer out the back windows. Your selection of DVDs came in very handy!
Thanks for all your help getting us in and out through the bad weather.
The Holt Family

December 24, 2018
Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with our family! We had the best Christmas we have had in years. It was so nice to spend family time in such a cute and comfy place. We were super comfortable had all we needed. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!!!
The Stuffelbeams & The Grellers

December 17, 2018
We enjoyed our trip a lot! And it was mostly thanks to you and your beautiful cabin. It was a perfect home away from the city. Thank you for your extra effort in all the details, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We hope to be back soon!
Fam. Salas Rivera from Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua

December 2, 2018
Thank you so much for an amazing stay. Your cabin is so welcoming and comfy.
The Sifuentes family

November 27, 2018
Enjoyed our stay very  much.
Gary, Kirstin, Caleb & Caylee Morrison

November 8, 2018
Not knowing what to expect upon arrival, yet hoping for the best. With much excitement and opening the front door, I truly felt comforted and at ease with all the thoughtful little touches you all have provided. Thank you so much for the extra effort you all have done to make our stay relaxing.
Love, Krista, Olyvia, Sylvia – El Paso, TX

October 2018
We came up here – me, hubby, mother-in-law, my daughter & son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter, for my son’s wedding at the cabin down the street. We love the cabin, it’s perfect and roomy, and the fireplace is so cozy. It’s raining today, but it’s okay. Took a drive into town to check it out. Going to get pictures taken today at our friend’s cabin, down the street.
Wedding was great! Venue was wonderful & the skies opened up for the day, blue all the way. Thank you for a great few days at your piece of heaven. It was wonderful!
Kris & Steve Shaffer
Stef, Marc, Kaylee, Krie & Nana Dee

September 2018
We had a great weekend! Your place is amazing! We will be back!
God bless you –
Randy & Lynette Hendricks and family – Lubbock, TX

August 2018
We definitely needed this weekend away. We thoroughly enjoyed the hummingbirds & wildlife. The kitchen is very nicely stocked. It is evident that you have tried to think of EVERYTHING! We will definitely return.
Canales Family – El Paso, TX

August 2018
Another AMAZING trip! Your homie touch never cease to make us feel welcome. After a busy summer, coming out to your cabin was all we needed to recharge and prepare for the busy year ahead of us! This is the perfect place to get away and clear your mind of day-to-day worries. We’re looking forward to being back here soon (but not soon enough).
The Rowland Family – Lubbock, TX
This is a lovely cabin. I’ve never been to Cloudcroft before, but I can say I’m no longer a beach or city gal. Nothing too exciting happened, but it was still a nice trip. I wish I would’ve brought money to buy a soap.
Ashley Rowland – Lubbock, TX

August 2018
Great cabin! It’s the best we’ve stayed in Cloudcroft thus far. We were very much surprised by how everything was organized when we arrived. The cozy atmosphere and cleanliness were what we needed on this vacation. Would definitely come back again.
Sincerely, Cheryl & Aaron – Baltimore, MD

August 2018
Our first time staying at the cabin and I have to say that we absolutely loved it. We enjoyed our stay here. It was exactly what we were hoping, as life can be extremely challenging at times, raising two children with disabilities. I have to stress that I noticed a decrease in their behaviors (less tantrums) and better self regulation. As for me, I was absolutely relaxed and because I am such a clean freak, I felt right at home. My mother cares for my father, who has Parkinson’s, and admits she is feeling recharged and ready to face the daily challenges. My nephew has mental illness and says that this is what he needed to recharge. I wish we could have stayed longer, but I’m certain we will be back very soon. Thank you.
Melissa Carrasco – Albuquerque, NM

August 2018
This is our second year to stay here. All of the amenities that we’ve needed are always here and we appreciate the little touches. We love feeding the deer and watching the  hummingbirds entertain us. 🙂 Today was 4-wheeling – a first for us in Cloudcroft and highly recommended. Big Daddy’s always has great food (get dessert!).
Thank you for everything you do to give your guests a wonderful stay, Lisa.
Until next year,
David & Donna – Houston, TX

July 2018
We had a wonderful stay! My boys especially loved watching the hummingbirds around the feeders. 🙂
The Dullards – Pearland, TX

July 2018
Thank you, the cabin was amazing it was exactly what we needed, the retreat was a complete success – we enjoyed the relaxing scenery, the feeling of being home. It was very clean. From all of the ladies of the House of Mercy Ministries, thank you & God bless.
Brenda Ortiz

July 2018
Wow! We totally fell in love! This was a big splurge for us and I was having anxiety about spending the money, but boy was it worth it! From the second we got here we felt like we had made it home! We truly enjoyed ourselves as a family – we connected with each other and were able to be even more united. It was a pleasure to have this comfortable cabin be the center of operations!
I felt the Christmas spirit while here. Wasn’t expecting that. All thanks to your personal touches and the atmosphere you have created here! 🙂
We loved the deer, all the good smelling stuff, fresh mountain air, cold tap water, the baby stuff was wonderful, our 3 year old loved the books and toys, all our kids loved feeding the deer the corn, our older kids loved playing chesss, beds were comfortable, books to read, fun to make and enjoy pancakes, cookies, the grill, playing frisbee outside, I could go on and on! Thank you so much! We hope to make it back!
The Carbajals
Your cabin was awesome! I really liked feeding the deer and smelling all the lotions, candles and soaps. I loved the games you provided, especially chess, Sorry and Clue. I loved the beds! The were so comfy! I had a great time and I hope I can come back again. Thank you!
Aliea Carbajal

July 2018
Thank you for a great cabin to share! Our family truly had the opportunity to reconnect and experience things we have never gotten to do. The love you pour into this cabin was shown. It was very clean. Stocked with almost anything one could need. And it’s beautiful! We will be coming back to Cedar Lodge again soon. There was so much to do as a family – WE LOVED OUR TRIP!
Thank you!
Lance & Shayna Scott Family – Levelland, TX

June 2018
Our stay here was great. Everything was as we expected. All of the extras and the details were very much appreciated.
The Burkhalter family – San Angelo, TX

June 2018
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cabin! We all had a great time! The little touches made this stay even better! Our 3 year old loved watching the hummiingbirds! Every chance she got she would ask me to sit outside with her to watch them drink! This is one of the very few times she is still enough to let me cuddle her! The baby enjoyed seeing deer for the first time! My husband and I enjoyed the baby items that were here! And the toys kept both kids occupied! We loved it all! We hope to be back soon! Now back to our hot Texas summer!
Thank you!!
The Willaims – Lubbock, TX

June 2018
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing cabin in the woods! What a beautiful and relaxing place to escape the heat of a Texas summer! My family of 5 and daughter’s boyfriend had such a great time exploring Cloudcroft White Sands, Carsbad and Ruidoso. What a gorgeous area this is!! It is truly spectacular here! Your cabin was so cozy and comfy – we had plenty of room, beds were super comfy and every convience was thought of to make our stay perfect! You have thought of everything! We had some great meals and made some lifetime memories! Our trip was made when all the deer came up to feed. I think we had as many as 8, and last night was the most special treat, as we had 2 giant male elk visit! They were incredible!! Huge racks on them! What a sight! 🙂 Loved sitting on the porch as the hummingbirds ate, just taking in the clean mountain air Also so thoughtful that you had sleds for White Sands! Made it so much easier and saved us $!! All in all, a perfect visit and we pray to return when we can enjoy the snow of a NM winter!! We would recommend this cabin to all our friends! 5 STARS!!! Thanks again for sharing and hope to return again one day!!
God Bless!
The Nava Family and Damien Combs – Burleson, TX
(now on to Colorado for a week!)

June 2018
Thank you so much for the opportunity to get away into the mountains. Loved staying here and refreshing ourselves over the last few days. Praying God’s blessings over your family and your beautiful mountain retreat.
The Brooks Family – El Paso, TX

May 27, 2018
    Sitting here at your desk watching all the neighbor’s dogs greet each other. Big dogs, little dogs – all very happy dogs. They make me happy as well. Hummingbirds are flitting by the window as I write this, while Neil Young is singing Harvest Moon back in the kitchen. For the first time in a long time we are so relaxed and can finally breathe. My ears are enjoying what nature intended for us to hear, not the constant roar of traffic drowning out every other sound. My soul is relaxed and God and I have been having long conversations up here. Emil, my hubby, has been so exhausted from his work of doing all the A/C maintenance on all the AT&T buildings. His favorite spot has been in the big chair under the window. He has studied his Bible, for his sermon for next Sunday, there in that big comfy chair. He has been at such peace studying in that chair that sleep has come over him. Finally rest for a weary soul.
    It has been 2-1/2 years since we were here last. It was only two weeks after my mother passed away. Emil knew that I needed time away from all the stress of losing her and caring for her the months before she passed. I had heard about Cedar Lodge with Thymeless Bath & Oils and just wanted to get away from life for a while and stay here in your cabin. What was supposed to be a few days turned out to be many days! I know I kept texting you if we could stay one more night! We were so relaxed here we didn’t want to leave. I shopped out both cabins of all the soaps, candles, room sprays and lotions. Can’t believe I did that!! Then God started working His miracles – you and I started messaging back and forth so many times during my stay here. When we left here I left with all of Beth’s products, making the truck smell like a flower shop! We left Cloudcroft and drove to Durango, Silverton and Pagosa Springs, CO and still you and I messaged each other every day. The days have turned into years and now 2-1/2 years later you, Lisa, and your sister, Beth, have become close friends of mine over Facebook and messaging. God has graced me with two wonderful friends that I would have never met had we not stayed at Cedar Lodge. You told me before that God has blessed you with a ministry of providing a place of comfort for your guests. We thank you, Lisa, and keep on letting God use you like He has been doing. I’m so thankful he gave me a precious friend like you, Lisa. And I’m so thankful for the blessing he gave Beth of making her Thymeless products! You two sisters are awesome! We greatly enjoyed our stay and will most assuredly be coming back.
    Love, your friend 4-EVER – Della
May 28, 2018
    Had to write one more little thing. (it turned out long! tee hee!) We had fun getting out on the 26th (my birthday) and exploring the canyons in our 4WD truck. We took the 16 Springs Canyon Road and now we know why we never have traveled down that road much. It took us ALL AFTERNOON to get to Mayhill from this cabin! We thought we entered the Twilight Zone and would never find our way out! But we finally did, even found an awesome cabin back in there for sale – but once there you would never want to leave because it takes too long to go anywhere! In Mayhill we met Bill, who runs the store there. He gave us the latest gossip about everyone in these mountains. (We now know who trust and who not to trust, according to Bill!) We also talked the Bible with Bill and he asked us to pray for him because even though he is a Christian, he just hates liberal people! Please pray for Bill – he’s a very likeable guy and loves to have company drink free coffee and watch Fox news with him! After leaving Bill, we took Hwy 130 to Russia Canyon and drove up beautiful Russia Canyon to Sunspot Road. We decided to drive on up to Sunspot to spot more animals. We saw a bull elk, with about six females in his little harem. Very exciting, but I couldn’t get my camera on in time. On the way up to Sunspot we stopped at Cathy’s Canyon Vista, where we spread my dear friend, Hal’s, ashes there about five years ago. To our surprise somebody has put silk flowers in the same space. We had a great day but was so excited to get back home to Cedar Lodge. It’s just too peaceful here. Yesterday, on the 27th, we didn’t do anything all day but loaf around the cabin and watch the hummingbirds. Around 4:00 we decided to go to the Apple Barn at High Rolls. I was closed so we headed on down the mountain to Alamogordo, to find a really good Mexican food restaurant. we couldn’t find a thing and what we did find was closed. So we ate back in Cloudcroft then hurried back to the cabin and I drank tea and hot cocoa while Emile proceeded to beat me in every game of checkers! I don’t like that game! Makes me angry!! Haha!!
    Today we got up early and are packing all of our stuff so we can head to town to meet the Fitzwaters for lunch. We finally get to meet Lisa, Rick, Jordan and Balto! Cannot wait!!!
    And Jordan, when you guys read my long stories in this book, you will have received my gift I have for you. You are after my heart, being a LOTR fan! So study up, Jordan, and test me too! You can email me tests and see if I pass!
    Thank you guys for everything – back to constant traffic.
Emil & Della Avila – Lubbock, TX

January 2018
Everything as excellent as always. We are looking forward to coming back.
Ortega Family – El Paso, TX

December 2017
What a lovely stay we had! Thank you so much for all the “comforts of home.” Our family thoroughly enjoyed this time together. We hope to make this a yearly event.
God bless you,
The Almond Family

December 2017
When my body, spirit, and mind need a break from he trials of life, this is the first place I know I can escape to. I am never disappointed. The TLC the Fitzwater family puts into this place is not only seen – but also felt. I have experienced so many milestones in my life here. Thank you for all you do Rick, Lisa & Jordan. I appreciate you!
Angel Wicker – El Paso, TX

November 2017
Enjoyed my time here, thanks for letting us stay.
So peaceful – the clean, mountain air and unhurried rythms of this place were a balm to our souls – healing and soothing frayed city nerves – I could hear the song of creation all around me – so thankful.
Danny & Annie

November 2017
Lisa & family,
Once again, thank you for having this beautiful home away from home! We made beautiful memories with my children and grandchildren, which we will cherish always! We love all the changes and upgrades. We’ll be back!
Julie Morales & family – El Paso, TX

October 2017
We celebrated our little girl’s 7th birthday in the cabin and had a wonderful time. Thanks so much!
The Curry Family and Rosales Family

October 2017
Thank you so much for the hospitality. We really enjoyed our say in your cabin and would love to come back someday! Evrything was wonderful.
The Wilkins family – El Paso, TX
Your cabin was wonderful!! So nice to come somewhere with a one year old and all is so clean! Thank you so much. Wish I could stay the winter!!
Thanks again,
Cindy Morgan – El Paso, TX

August 2017
Lisa, Thank you again for accommodating us on such split-second notice. As a faming family from West Texas, the joke is “when it rains, pack your bags and go somewhere!” We are so pleased that our somewhere is Cedar Lodge.
This cabin holds so many dear and sweet memories for us. Can’t believe it was 6 years ago I found this haven in the pines. Thank you for sharing this cabin with us. After 6 years of either talking, texting or emailing each other, I am thrilled we had the opportunity to actually meet and visit, this trip! 🙂
Our much needed mountain get-away was composed of only rest and relaxation. Just sitting on the porch and soaking in God’s handiwork is so good for our lives. We wish you all the best as you continue to serve God in this calling! May He continue to bless you, Rick, and Jordan abundantly!
Until next time,
Bruce & Sherri Turnipseed – Levelland, TX

July 2017
This was a very nice place. Thank you for letting us stay here for 3 days!
Barnett/Smith family
Lovely cabin & lovely owner. We will be back!
The Barnetts – Levelland, TX

July 2017
We had a wonderful stay at your lovely cabin! So clean and comfy with beautiful little touches of decoration! This is by far the nicest place we have stayed at in the Cloudcroft area and it accomodated our family quite comfortably. Thank you for all the extras you keep stocked and for a wonderful time!
The Zinseister Family – Mico, TX

July 2017
We had a great stay. The cabin was beautiful and the mountains were so refreshing. Thanks for letting us stay this weekend! Would def stay again.
Patrick Weeks & friends

June 2017
We have stayed in a lot of places in the area in the last 40 years. None were ever cleaner or smelled better! We had such a wonderful week and will be back!
The Hendricks Family – Lubbock, TX

June 2017
Thank you for letting us stay here. While we were here, we went to Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, and many yummy restaurants. The beds were super. Way better than hotel beds! We have enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the pancake mix, much appreciated.
The Waybrights/McDonalds

April 2017
Thank you for making your home feel like our home. My family and I needed this getaway and this was the perfect place for us! It’s truly an amazing and beautiful place! Again we feel at home here. We will be coming back again!
Greatly appreciated,
Hays Family – Odessa, TX

April 2017
Thank you again for this wonderful escape! This is our 4th time, NO *5th time, visiting your cabins and we just absolutely LOVE them. This has become our family tradition and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  Thank you for all the love  you put into these two cabins, your dedication has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated!
The Edwards Family – El Paso, TX

March 2017
Thank you so much! We had an amazing time getting out and away from the city. This is our second time and we loved it just as much as the first! I appreciate the opportunity to come here and enjoy your beautiful cabin and the gorgeous woods that surround it.
Victoria Padilla – El Paso, TX
You are amazing. I’m in awe of how God called you to make your cabins a retreat for everyone, and how you and Rick teamed up to make it happen. Thank you, our friends! I do pray you are blessed for your faithfulness 10 fold!! We enjoy every second we are here. For me – cranking up the music while the fireplace is blazing. 🙂
Debbie Padilla – El Paso, TX

February 2017
Thank you! We had a wonderful time enjoying the snow, watching the wildlife & relaxing as a family. 2nd time here and we love it!
Laura & family – El Paso, TX

February 2017
Thank you so much for having us at your beautiful cabin. I loved seeing the deer everyday, the beautiful trees, warm fire. Lisa is an amazing cook. We had so much fun. Thank you,
Lexi, Brian & Dean – San Diego, CA

January 2017
Fun times with the fam. Huge thanks for the cabin. You guys rock!
Greg & Janie, Brandon & Ashley, Sterling & Lindsey – Austin, TX

January 2017
What a beautiful cabin! Thank you for a lovely stay. We had a blast and we look forward to many more stays here.
The Vargas/Leatherbury family – El Paso, TX

January 2017
Blessings & thank you, Lisa.
This has been a short weekend with much needed rest & relaxation for us. The cabin was simply perfect. The spirit & atmosphere, full of God – was not expecting anything quite this cozy and home-like. Sometimes we get so busy running and doing in our every day lives, we forget to be still and know He is God, and sometimes calls us to just rest & replenish ourselves. Psalm 23:2 He makes us to lie down in green pastures…
Let us all remember to just slow down & take time to find joy in the chaos of everyday life. Let us only continue to be about glorifying God.
We pray continued blessings and favor on this quiet li’l cabin and the family that is given stewardship over it, in Jesus name.
The Cunningham Family – Lovington, NM
God can take what is broken and turn it into something amazing – all you need is faith.
Cheyenne Del Ray

December 2016
Today is the day we finally have to leave. We came on the 23rd and enjoyed a warm fire for our tired, weary selves. We were very joyful about the snow on Christmas. We played in it, and later on we (some of us) went tubing.
We have enjoyed feeding the deer every  morning and evening. It’s fun to watch them look up with sudden fear in their eyes. We’ll miss the tame deer. Us children really liked the flat swing. We pretended to do tricks on it, but mostly smacked into the tree doing our spins and jumps (or at least I did). I was also exhilarated about the curtain leading to the stairs. It’s a pretty great way to hide stairs to a warm reading nook and cozy beds. At first I was confused where the stairs were, but eventually figured it out.
Ciara – Ledford, AZ (age 9)
Gabe, Bonnie, Anya, Sam, Ciara & Asher
– Very cozy and homey! Had a wonderful Christmas. Loved the electric blankets. 🙂

December 2016
Our stay was wonderful! We had everything we needed in your comfortable cabin. The Christmas tree and decorations were enjoyed very much and helped make our season bright. We hope we left the place nearly as intact as we found it. Thanks for your hospitality.
The Bowers Family – Augusto, Ga and El Paso, TX

November 2016
We enjoyed a lot this time in your peaceful cabin. I love it!!! We stayed with our friends here. It’s a beautiful place. Thanks for all!!!
Ortega Family – El Paso, TX

October 2016
Great stay. Many deer came several times. Nice walk around neighborhood and trip to Pumpkin Roll in town, yesterday. Food was delicious. Cabin is really clean, even windows. Can’t wait to come back!
Thanks Lisa, Jordan and Rick,
Genevieve – Oceanside, CA

October 2016
Fifth time we stay here. As always, it was a pleasant time. We love this cabin and Cloudcroft. We look to come back many times in the future.
Ortega Family — El Paso, TX

August 2016
From the first time we stayed at Cedar Lodge so many years ago, I knew we found our piece of heaven in the pines! This weekend was just marvelous!! We did all the relaxing and reconnecting that was absolutely needed.
This was our first time to witness the awesome power of a mountain thunderstorm! The lightning, powerful thunder, and sound of the rain on the porch roof was by far the best entertainment!! Both of us were in awe!
Thank you again for making this cabin so special and a place that always pulls at our heart-strings!
Thanks again & blessings,
Bruce & Sherri Turnipseed – Levelland, TX

July 2016
It was a marvelous and wonderful time in your cabin. I had almost forgotten “not to do anything” but rest. With my son-in-law, daughters, a friend, my grand daughter and my wife, I had nothing but a blast.
Thank you,
Joe Montoya & family – El Paso, TX
I had an AMAZING time in this cabin! Thank you for lending us your awesome cabin.  … oh, I think I might consider moving over here…!! Jessica Franco – El Paso, TX (with the Montoya family)
Thanks Lisa! We had a blast.
Justin & Becky – El Paso, TX (with the Montoya family)

June 2016
Thank you for a wonderful time at your beautiful cabin! It was my first time here with my family for my birthday weekend. It was a wonderful place to relax, renew and recharge with my family. We enjoyed playing games, talking, laughing and watching the deer come to eat. The hummingbirds are a nice thing to watch too!
Thank you for opening up your home for others to enjoy. We will be back. 🙂
The Farmer Family – El Paso, TX

June 2016
What a beautiful cabin! It has been such an amazing stay here. It’s so peaceful and quiet. I love all of the loving and thoughtful touches to this cabin. It has been a home away from home! My son has really enjoyed the swing out front. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate how family (and baby) friendly this cabin is. What a huge help it is to have so many things here to help. The beds are so comfortable and the sheets are amazing! This is our first family vacation and we thank you so much for making our stay so welcoming. May God bless you and your family.
The Feeney Family – Rhome, TX

June 2016
Whew!!! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since our last stay. Ashamed of myself.
Thank you & family for making this sweet spot available to our family. My hope is to be back in the fall, Lord willing! Sweet, sweet memories made once again.
Our love to you & your sweet family,
Jon & Norma Wheeler – El Paso, TX

May 2016
This cabin is my favorite place to come to relax, unwind, rejuvenate, and build beautiful memories with my family. The extra touches make it the perfect getaway. I absolutely love it here! It comes as no surprise that the hospitality is so amazing, knowing the amazing people that Rick and Lisa and Jordan are. They are the most giving people that I know. They truly reflect the heart of Jesus in the way they serve others.
The Wicker Family – El Paso, TX

April 2016
Thank you, Lisa, for letting the Mancilla family stay here.
We are such a busy family and always on the go, that we never have the chance to just relax and actually enjoy each other!
Life spins us so out of control sometimes, with trials and storms that we get so stressed and down and forget that God is totally omni and completely in control. We came here and laughed, loved, and enjoyed each other and our surroundings. THIS PLACE IS AMAZING.
The Mancilla Family – El Paso, TX

September 2015
Thank you again, Lisa, for a spectacular weekend in Cedar Lodge! Bruce and I appreciate your willingness to accommodate us on such short notice. 🙂
As always, we are thrilled to come up to this little piece of heaven in the pines. The rest and relaxation from the busyness of our everyday lives are always accomplished as we sit on the porch and marvel at God’s creations. The quietness is such a relief, we are able to be rejuvenated and recharged.
Leaving is always bittersweet, but always knowing there will be more chances to visit again makes leaving easier.
Again, thank you for your servant’s heart and being the hands of Christ that are so evident here. Until next time! God bless!
Bruce and Sherri Turnipseed – Levelland, TX

Friday, August 14, 2015Allen & Debbie Adkins, Tony & Teresa Nauert
Rode 4 wheelers 27 miles all over Benson Canyon and it was a good, good day. My wife was/is beautiful and we had a really great day. I love my life! Thank you Jesus – Allen Adkins, 6 pm
Friday, August 14 – Had a great night sleep & woke up and fixed some breakfast and drank our coffee in this cozy little cabin. Heading out again tomorrow to ride 4 wheelers. We had so much fun today! Thanks for blessing us with this nice cabin to have some great memories to hang on to. Teresa Nauert
Saturday, August 15Tony & Teresa Nauert & Debbie & Allen Adkins rode 4 wheelers all over Willie White Trails and the connected trails. It rained like crazy and there was lots of lightning and thunder. It was muddy and we got soaking wet. We ate sandwiches under a tree that blocked most of the rain. It was the kind of day you will always remember. We rode 25 miles. Allen Adkins
Sunday, August 16 – Spent the weekend with three of my favorite people. My husband, sister & her husband. WE really enjoyed the cabin. We made a family treat (sugar pies) – our grandmother always made them. We got up each morning & went to ride the trails with our 4 wheelers. Each morning & evening we gathered here for fun, laughter & great memories. Thanks for the cabin. It was awesome.
Debbie Adkins – Lubbock, TX

August 2015
We had a great time here. The cabin was cozy and had lots of space. It made us feel at home. We will definitely remember this weekend for a lifetime and your cabin will be there, too! Your hospitality is bar none and we look forward to spending another great weekend with you! Thank you for the cabin and all the wonderful things in it!
Quiroz & Martinez families

June 2015
Thank you “sew” much for the past 3 days… What a treat it was to be in the mountains & be able to smell all the fresh air & see the beautiful scenery. I have never seen a cabin that was so well-stocked & had all the necessities & comforts that you provide… above and beyond what was needed!! Sitting on the deck drinking coffee in the mornings was so relaxing. Seeing our El Paso family was really nice.
Phil & Marilyn Tibbetts – Yantis, TX
Bart, Monika, Grant, Hunter & Keira Tibbets – El Paso, TX

June 2015
1st Journal Entry for our visit: My sister most DEFINITELY has a knack for hospitality. This cabin is SO beautiful & comfy. Every year that we get to come up here I find more things to love.
2nd Installment: I love all the hooks in the bathroom! Makes it so handy to hang travel organizers when you have girls traveling with you.
3rd Installment: So comfy. My son says “vacation is eating a lot of food somewhere else” and while there is a great deal of truth in that statement, it is way more than that. We do things all together that we never get around to at home. The thing I love about this place is I don’t spend 4 days just “enduring” waiting until I can finally pack up and go home. I leave here with regret that I can’t stay longer!
The Cervantes Family – El Paso, TX
(Jessica, Gaby, Ben, Beth, Vince, Justin & Becky)

May 2015, Memorial Day Weekend
Another wonderful stay for the Fierro family. This cabin has a special place in our hearts and we are very thankful to have found it. This is our fourth stay and while it has been a while, it was a much needed get-away. Trail riding is a must; this cabin is so close to many trails where you can see all kinds of wildlife. Our family would like to take the time to thank God for his Wonderful creation, the Fitzwaters for their cabin, and to the many men & women who have given their lives for our freedom! God bless you all!!
The Fierro Family – Carlsbad, NM

May 2015
We are vacationing with my sister (Jim & Barb Sherwood). My daughter, son-in-law & grandson are with us. We have a full house up here and we have had so much fun. We are from Indiana & we have rented cabins there that are similar to your set up here, but I am so impressed by how clean your place is & also by how many things you provide. You have made this such an amazing wknd for us. Thank you so much for that. My sister has talked very highly of you & I’m grateful for your presence in her life. God bless you!
Christie Bolen
This has been such a wonderful weekend with my aunt, uncle & cousins (the Sherwoods) and I thank you for providing such a wonderful place. It is beautiful up here and we made many more memories! Thank you very much!
Cassandra Dutton
I had only planned for my family of 4 and a friend  & my sister who flew in from Indiana. But my sister surprised me with her daughter, husband & their 8 month old son. While I was somewhat unprepared, I had the comfort & blessed assurance knowing that your cabin would be completely suitable for all we needed, including the baby necessities! I have raved about this place to everyone because of all  you provide & to top it off, all the extra touches of hospitality – homemade soaps, sprays & lotions – they are AMAZING! My daughter loves the soft blanket on the couch! And my most favorite = the comfy, soft as a cloud beds!!!! We always sleep so well & this time was especially a blessing for me as extremely busy & exhausted as I’ve been. If I could come up every weekend, I would! I will NEVER rent any other cabin! You have a customer for life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! God’s blessings over you!
Jim, Barbara, Alicia & Courtney Sherwood

April 2015
We had a lovely getaway weekend. Thank you for being so accommodating & having us in this home. We will remember this for our next weekend stay! Lauren & Gabe Serrano – El Paso, TX
This weekend was a surprise birthday gift from my wonderful boyfriend and it will be a weekend I will remember forever! Thank you for providing such a great place to create memories with great friends. We will be back in the future!
Kourtney & Adrian  – El Paso, TX

March 2015
Spring Break at the cabin – once again we had a wonderful time. We got the rest and quality time we needed. Thanks again for everything. We’ll be back. Love, love, love this place.
Julie, Joseph, Michelle & Brenda – El Paso, TX

February 2015
Thank you so much for the use of Cedar Lodge and Fawn Passage. We loved celebrating our 10th anniversary at your cabins. Our kids loved seeing the deer and playing cops & robbers in the woods. Holly and I enjoyed quiet time together and the solitude. May great memories were made and we thank you again for opening your cabins for others to enjoy.
The Malecs – El Paso, TX

January 2015
Thank you for such a wonderful place to stay! Cozy, homey, with all the aromas of fresh lotions & soaps!  This home is so well equipped with anything we could need! From large crockpots to tiny night lights, hot chocolate & teas to fresh food for wildlife. you’ve thought of everything! Thanks for the SNOW in town – the sleds were awesome! I say this was an all-around wonderful, fun place to stay! We pray God’s richest blessing on all your family and friends!
Love from The Jones family – El Paso, TX

December 2014
We really enjoyed our time here. It feels so much like home because it’s so cozy and well-stocked. We have had a chance to make so many great family memories, so thank you! We will come back as soon as we can!
Happy New Year!
The Phipps – Welch, TX

December 2014
We always look forward to our time here – thank you! Beautiful and peaceful and relaxing and cozy, just like always!
The Douglas Family – Las Cruces, NM

December 2014
Thank you for the hospitality. Everything was just perfect. Having the fire lit for us when we first walked in was a very nice touch. We felt right at home and we were very comfortable. You have truly thought of everything. This was the perfect little getaway before Andrew deploys. Thank you and we look forward to the next time.
The Stringers – El Paso, TX
Merry Christmas!

November 2014
Wish we could have stayed forever. It’s like a piece of heaven on earth.
Ignacita – El Paso, TX

October 2014
This was such a nice get-away for us! It is such a lovely and welcoming cabin, nestled in the peace and tranquility of God’swonderful creation. Thank you for your hospitality and all of the wonderful little touches. We have great memories to cherish before the upcoming (and all too close) deployment. God bless you abundantly!
Gene & Wendy Goetzke – El Paso, TX

September 2014
Once again our stay was perfect (it’s never long enough)! We look forward to coming back soon and we cherish our precious family time. Thanks again
Julie, Joseph & Michelle Morales – El Paso, TX

August 2014
What a perfect way to get ready for the school year. Everything was perfect – great getaway location for our family. Thank you for all the little touches that make this such an incredible place to stay,
Audrie, Tres, Ellie and Kaylee – Anthony, TX

March 2014
Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy this beautiful retreat. So fun – especially watching the deer.
The Pellicottes – El Paso, TX

March 2014,
We had a wonderful stay. Short, but we savored every moment of it. We will be back soon.
Julie, Joseph & Michelle Morales – El Paso, TX

March 2014
Thank you for the use of your lovely cabin. The first morning we saw over 10 deer eating around the corn trough. Beautiful blue jays are in the trees all around. We had a very refreshing stay and hope to come back sometime soon.
Greetings from the Toorman Family – Las Cruces, NM

March 2014
Once again a great escape. The last time all of my kids were here, it was 7 of us (no grandchildren) and now my Grandbabies love the “cabinet.” Thanks for everything,
Julie Morales & Family – El Paso, TX

December 2013/January 2014
We absolutely loved it! We have made new family memories and it’s our favorite place to stay. Loved watching the birds and all the deer, sitting by the fire. Thanks for having such a great, welcoming, homey place to stay! Thanks so much
The Phipps Family – Welch, TX

December 2013
It’s so hard to go home to dry west Texas after being here. Loved the birds & deer and the warm feeling of home and Christmas. Thank you so much.
Collier Family – Hermleigh, TX

December 2013
We had a great time at your beuatiful cabin. Everything was perfect. I truly felt like home for us, including the kids! The slept perfect! It was nice to get away, and still have the commodities of home. We were very pleased with our stay here!
God bless and Merry Christmas!
The Ponce Family – El Paso, TX

December 2013
Woohoo! We are back here again from Christmas 2012 – for a longer period of time, too. 🙂 This place is amazing! And the owners are personable, organized, efficient, and down-right-friendly. This cabin is like a 2nd home to our family and we are so glad to be back once again. And we got snow, too, on the last day! How fun. Thanks for everything!
Merry Christmas!
The Bell Family – Austin and San Antonio, TX

November 2013
Dear Rick and Lisa,
We want to thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. We had a great time enjoying nature. Every morning we had several neighbors (deer, birds, raccoons…) visiting us to make our stay even better. Thank you for providing everything we needed. We look forward for another visit.
God bless you and your family,
Crouse Family  – El Paso, TX

November 2013
Dear Rick and Lisa,
We want to thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. We had a great time enjoying nature. Every morning we had several neighbors (deer, birds, raccoons…) visiting us to make our stay even better. Thank you for providing everything we needed. We look forward for another visit.
God bless you and your family,
Crouse Family  – El Paso, TX

August/September 2013
This was our 2nd visit to Cloudcoft. Last time we stayed in Fawn Passage and loved it so much that we just had to bring the whole family and pay Cedar Lodge a visit.
We absolutely loved the cabin with all of its homey touches. The bed upstairs was seriously the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in in my entire existence on this planet!! We will most certainly be back again and hope to make Cedar Lodge and Fawn Passage family traditions for years to come! 🙂
Edwards & Silva Families – Gilbert, AZ and El Paso, TX
P.S. Do I have to leave already??!!

August 2013
Had a wonderful stay! We all enjoyed the board games and books! Plenty to do. Wonderful area, gorgeous place. Thank you so much for everything!
Everything was wonderful. We had a great time. It felt like home and was so beautiful.
Thank you for making everything perfect.
The Franklin Family – Tilden, TX

August 2013
We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the nice amenities! Really enjoyed the selection of music. Nice get-away from the heat!
Thank you, God bless!
The Nichols – Monahans, TX

July 2013
Really enjoyed the cabin. The birds, bears, and deer were awesome entertainment! Very well managed and very comfortable. One of the best family vacations I can remember. Really got to relax in unstressful setting with all our family. Thanks,
The Waters – Double Oak, TX

July 2013
It was peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed it. My wife and I had a wonderful time as we shared our 35 years of marriage. It was great. Thank you,
Mr. & Mrs. Arias – El Paso, TX

July 2013
This was the first vacation my step-children have ever taken and it was prefect. They have no contact with their mother, and their dad is deployed, so this was a great bonding time for us. So much thought and care have been given into making this the perfect holiday home, and we couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you for putting so much love in!
Burks, Banks, French – El Paso, TX

July 2013
Thank you for sharing your peaceful cabin in the woods with us! We enjoyed our family time together in the mountains and pine trees We loved the fire, the CDS – all our favorites – and the cozy decor. Thank you for providing the baby gear – what a help! This vacation has been a blessing to all of us!
The Woerner family & Linda Hatton – San Antonio, TX

July 2013
It was such a pleasure staying at Cedar Lodge! Lisa, I must say that you make the stay wonderful with every little detail and personal touch. We loved the peaceful serenity and space the cabin provided! We will definitely return.
The Vachon & Duke Family – San Antonio, TX

June 2013
Hey sis, if it weren’t for you & Rick we probably wouldn’t have a vacation, much less one so nice. This year was especially wonderful, as it is probably the last year we will have Justin with us. It has been so sweet watching them all together. They have reached the age where they are ALL engaging each other’s company and there is so much crazy fun ALL THE TIME! Your cabin is crazy beautiful and I love staying here. Thank you for everything, especially the sheets! 🙂 
The Cervantes family – El Paso, TX

June 2013
Lisa, we had a great time and appreciated your attention to detail. We had everything we needed and we enjoyed the wildlife around. Thank you!
Susan Parks – El Paso, TX

June 2013
Everything was wonderful!
Brenda Tate – El Paso, TX

June 2013
Lisa & Rick, our group really enjoyed our stay. It was nice to finally visit your cabin. The best place to me was the porch, but all the accommodations were great! Hope to enjoy your cabin again!
Chris Frazier – El Paso, TX

June 2013
Everything was well organized, clean and enjoyable. Thanks,
Ann Parks – El Paso, TX

May 2013
A perfect place to rest in the midst of a desert vacation. The cool fragrant air. The dive-bombing hummingbirds. The still nights. And a house full of everything we could possibly need. Many thanks,
The Adams family – Washington, DC

May 2013
Lisa – thank you so much for a great Memorial weekend. We truly needed the getaway! And we also enjoyed my sister’s birthday. We will definately recommend this place and we will be back!
Licon-Reza Family & Apodaca-Garcia Family – El Paso, TX

March 2013
Once again we had a wonderful time in your beautiful cabin. Our kids call the cabin our home away from home – we will definitely be back very soon. We made some beautiful family memories here and can’t wait to come back. Thank you,
Julie Morales & family – El Paso, TX

February 2013
We might fill the whole book! Once again this place didn’t disappoint. 🙂 We got here just in time for Mardi Gras, made a killing on beads – temp dropped to 20, but no snow. We made our own fun, though! See you again,
The Davis Family – Monahans, TX

February 2013
Thank you SO much for letting us stay at this beautiful place. We truly enjoyed God’s wonderful creation, the deer, the birds, and the forest! The kids loved everything! From nature to the lotions and board games! I loved the cleanliness and the awesome organizational skills. I want to be like you one day! 🙂 Thanks again for everything!
Blessings – The Figueroa Family, El Paso, TX

December 2012
Words truly cannot express how perfect and cozy Cedar Lodge was. Thank you for allowing us to stay here. Our boys LOVED it so much. They enjoyed watching the deer and jays out the windows. We are sad to leave today, but we are looking forward to a return visit. Our 3 boys didn’t want to leave this morning.
I enjoyed watching the deer! Joshua, 10 yrs
I don’t want to leave this cozy place!!! Elijah, 7 yrs
JOSIAH (Josiah, 4 yrs)
The Martinez Family – San Antonio, TX

December 2012
Cedar Lodge was the perfect place for our family to have the perfect Christmas of 2012. It became home away from home. The Lodge was prepared with everything we needed. Also, being here we experienced our first “White” Christmas. We were thrilled to see and play in the snow, and then come inside and nestle around a warm fire, which became the perfect setting and playing board games and reading our favorite books. This has been by far one Christmas that we will treasure! Again, thanks for providing a very comfortable place. We will be back again! Blessings,
The Bell Family – Austin, TX

December 2012
Our 2nd visit this year! We were a little bummed to find out the Cross Eyed Moose restaurant changed and even more bummed to the pie place closed, BUT it didn’t stop us from having fun! It’s a great place for families even with little ones. Our 1 year old loved the wooden toys and our 9 year old loved feeding the deer! We will be back in a few months to play in the snow! Merry Christmas!
The Davis Family – Monahans, TX

November 2012
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to indulge in a relaxing weekend in your cabin. It was very much appreciated. We are very glad you gave us the opportunity to see your beautiful blessing. We all needed a chance to get away for the weekend. Thank you – Victoria
Thank you for allowing us to come here and enjoy our surroundings. This made my birthday one of the best, so I personally thank you for making my 16th birthday a memorable one. Thank you so very much! Naomi
Thank you for the cabin. I really did enjoy it. Joshua
Lisa and Rick, you truly provided a sanctuary for us – still waters. God has truly blessed you to bless others. Thank you for your faithfulness. We were truly blessed.
D. Padilla – El Paso, TX

October 2012
Thank you for renting your cabin to us. The views were beautiful, the fireplace was awesome – very cozy. Perfect place to get away with some friends. Wish our stay was for longer. We had a great time, we will be returning very soon!
Richard, Fluffy, ezBet – WSMR, NM

October 2012
What a wonderful place for happy memories! We all had the most fantastic weekend and Cedar Lodge made it perfect! The kitchen, beds, bathroom, porch and deer were all part of the perfect package! Can’t wait to come again.
Lori – El Paso, TX

October 2012
Wonderful, well-rested weekend! The pictures online do not do the cabin justice. We will definitely return!
Rosalinda – El Paso, TX

October 2012
Will be back again! Everything made it feel like home away from home. Thank you for sharing your home, the warmth, the surrounding beauty, and remnants of family spirit. Blessings to you.
Virginia – El Paso, TX

October 2012
Had a great weekend! Beautiful house, beautiful setting, and great weather! Thank you.
Victoria – El Paso, TX

October 2012
We had a wonderful “girls” weekend! The accommodations were great and we felt like it was the perfect get-away. Can’t wait to do it again!
Kate – El Paso, TX

August 2012
Our staff from “Christ in the Arts” (West Texas) are extremely grateful for being able to come here for our group retreat! Cedar Lodge is tops on our list and we’ve stayed in several cabins in the Cloudcroft area. One staffer put it this way (to borrow a phrase from Jane Austen in “Pride & Prejudice”) “…we could not imagine a house more happily situated…”
All of your attention to detail for kitchen, bed & bath needs were and are deeply appreciated. The music selection (with the CD player in the kitchen) were great and helped to set a relaxing atmosphere.
We have a few bird lovers among us and so you can imagine their delight to watch and feed the birds on a daily basis. (We even had to make more hummingbird juice.) We also enjoyed watching the deer nibble on the corn. (Saw a doe and young twin bucks one morning.)
Your lotions and soaps smell so good and the ingredients are of the quality that we enjoy… very healthy.
Thanks again for everything! We will look forward to making arrangements for another stay as soon as we are able!
Joy and blessings,
Dana Hinds for “Christ in the Arts” staff

August 2012
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay! Your cabin is amazing. My family and I really enjoyed ourselves here. It was nice to feel “home” away from home. The boys loved the wooden toys and books. My husband and I enjoyed watching the deer & hummingbirds. The stocked kitchen  made our stay and cooking very easy. Your organization is perfect! Made things easy to find and put away. We couldn’t have asked for better weather! Much better than the Texas summer heat. We even got to sit & listen to the rain & thunder one day… so peaceful! We hate to leave, but we hopefully will return one day.
God bless,
Lloyd, Whitney, Ky & Bryce – Fredericksburg, TX

July 2012
Lisa, just want to say thank you for making this weekend so nice. The cabin is perfect. We all felt right at home the minute we walked in. We will for sure be dong this again! Thanks for all your hard work in making the cabin so nice!!
Many blessings,
Lori Adams – El Paso, TX

July 2012
Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your cabin. We all enjoyed our stay so much! Everything was clean and organized. The beds were very comfortable also. We will be back and would recommend this cabin to friends & family.     Thank you again!
Robert & Vera Longoria
Pat & Shannon McShan
Larry & Teresa Williams
  all from Brownwood, TX

June 2012
Rick & Lisa – this is your sister and we loved our 2nd annual vacation at the cabin. I know I give you a hard time about ironing the sheets, so in all fairness, will admit that pulling back the covers and sliding into clean, smooth, PRESSED sheets is a treat; one that will probably NEVER take place at home! The “pressed” part, that is. Oh, and the kids wanted me to tease you “WHAT? you don’t stock toothbrushes???” Beth
Thank you for letting us stay here. It was great, Aunt Lisa, just like last time. Jessie
“Lots of pictures coming soon to a Facebook near you 😉 ” Gaby
The Cervantes Family – El Paso, TX

May 2012
Thank you Rick & Lisa!
We had a wonderful time here this weekend! We were quite comfortable and felt quite pampered by the lotions and extras in the kitchen, like hot chocolate and tea!
We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday here and the peaceful environment was one of his favorite gifts! It was also great to be able to cook a nice meal with your well-equipped kitchen!
We saw Hummingbirds, a Stellar Jay, Black-Headed Grossbeak couple, Rocky Mountain Junco, and a couple other kinds of birds. Your bird book was great to have on hand for identifying the birds!
The music selection was fantastic and we enjoyed playing games, too! And having a fire!
Thanks for such hospitality!
The Smith Family – Las Cruces, NM

March 2012
As soon as we pulled into the driveway we knew we were going to have a great time. We were greeted by four beautiful deer who just stared at us in curiosity for a few moments before they realized live kids were occupying the suburban in the driveway! A sickness swept through the family that did NOT keep us from enjoying your beautiful place. Joseph (5 yrs) said his favorite thing about the trip was playing in the snow. Dan (4 yrs) said he loved the wooden toys. Mikea (4) and Adrian (2) said their favorite part was rolling giant snowballs. As for my wife and I, we enjoyed soft music in the beautiful kitchen, drinking coffee and making memories! Thanks for everything!
The Morrisons – San Antonio, TX

January 2012
This place is great. We all enjoyed ourselves and will be coming back. Thank you very much!
Kevn Pratt – El Paso, TX

January 2012
Happy New Year!!
You have a beautiful cabin! It’s a wonderful place to enjoy time as a family. We saw several deer and birds! Our kids loved it. We were even able to play in the  snow. 🙂 We will be back this summer!
Best wishes,
The Davis Family – Monahans, TX

December 2011
Thank you for providing our family with another year of rest in your delightful mountain oasis. It is a wonderful escape from fast-paced life and allows our family to catch up, rest, relax and play together. Thank you so much for having us – see you next year!
The Douglas family – Las Cruces, NM and beyond

December 2011
What an incredible place for adventure! Loved the deer & the birds. It was a perfect place to get snowed in for the holidays. Thank you so much for having us!
Jeff & Mackenzie P. – San Antonio, TX

December 2011
The Conwells were here and loved our stay. The cabin was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation. Thank you, Lisa, for your organization skills, attention to detail and hospitality.
The Conwell Family – Spicewood, TX

November 2011
Your warm cabin was a great place to be during the snow storm and 10 degree temps. We all had a great time and looking forward to next year. Thanks again.
Bill, Anthony & Landon (hunting again!) – Alamogordo, NM

November 2011
Again we had a great time at this cabin. Thanks, Lisa.
Bill & Anthony (hunting) – Alamogordo, NM

October 2011
Thank you for providing such an inviting place to relax and enjoy nature. We saw deer, a racoon, and little birds landed right on my husbands knee to eat the seeds! We loved being here in the fall with the weather cold enough to build a fire, and the fall colors around the area was awesome. God bless you and your family.
Terri & Michael Monse – Abilene, TX

October 2011
Thank you so much. It was great. You have a really nice cabin. We enjoyed staying here. Thank you.
The Flood family – Hereford, TX

September 2011
We said last year we wanted to make it back. Took us a year but the stay was well worth it!
This year we brought our family, our son and his new family, and our best friends and their sons. All 9 adults and our 11-3/4 mo old granddaughter enjoyed our time in the mountains. It was rainy this time around but no one seemed to mind; fun times sitting on the porch watching the birds, playing cards, listening to music, and above all else – RELAXING!! All the extras you provide for little ones was greatly appreciated and so nice not to have to pack and bring ourselves. The baby loved the puzzles and books!
It was so nice to enjoy the cool weather as it has been so hot in Texas. Most of all, the quiet and rest was rejuvenation of all! Nice to get away from the craziness of our lives. The visit was short, but oh so sweet!
Thank you again for your gift of hospitality. May God continue to richly bless you!
The Turnipseed and Moore families – Levelland, Ropesville and Wellman-Union, TX

August 2011
We had a wonderful time!
Sofia & Lily – El Paso, TX

August 2011
We enjoyed our stay. Fun to watch deer, baby fawn, raccoons with 5 babies at the feeder. The cool temperature and rain were welcome relief from the West Texas heat. Thanks for providing such a comfortable getaway.
The Monse family – Abilene, TX

August 2011
It was an awesome stay. I’m sure we’ll be back next summer. Thanks for letting us stay.
Stephanie Rowland – Anton, TX

August 2011
As always, a wonderful escape from reality. Short but sweet visit! Thank you!
Julie Morales – El Paso, TX

August 2011
Great getaway! Too Short! Must do this again real soon!
L. Hernandez – El Paso, TX

August 2011
Had a good time! Thank you for letting us stay!
Becky Sanchez – El Paso, TX

August 2011
Thank you for another lovely getaway. We look forward to coming here again at the end of the month.
Sofia Larkin Appleby – El Paso, TX

August 2011
We’re packed up and ready to go. My almost 3 year old tells me she doesn’t want to go home. I agree. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. We enjoyed everything from the hummingbird/bumble bee battles on the porch to the cozy low ceilings upstairs. We’ve had wonderful family time! Thank you for sharing with us!
Jacob & Katie Herbold – Lubbock, TX

August 2011
So happy we got to meet you! The cabin is absolutely spotless! I am listening to raindrops splatter and birds chirping. It’s 58 degrees – perfect after being in 110 with no rain for over 90 days. Pure & perfect, peace & calm right now – but I’m so eager to see my kids and grandkids! Happy birthday to Julia Paige Herbold!
Keryn Herbold – Granbury, TX

July 2011
We had such a wonderful stay! The cabin was just as we hoped and our girls loved watching the deer come up to eat! It is so hard leaving the rain and the cool behind! Thank you so much for the great memories!
Mike, Ashley, Allie and Emma Cushman – Lubbock, TX

July 2011
We had a relaxing weekend listening to the rain, enjoying the hummingbirds. Saturday we had a beautiful wedding on the front porch with Bill Boverie. Want to come back already.
The Dixon Family – Odessa, TX

July 2011
Arrived at 9pm – dark, couldn’t see outside. Cabin inside is cute. After calling dibs on the downstairs bedroom, let Devin and Brooke negotiate over the upstairs bedrooms. Must teach Brooke how to be “tough.” Devin won. Woke up July 16 and admired the beauty of the mountains. Smells good. 7/16 went to White Sands. Brought home tons of sand in our britches! Sat on porch and watched hummingbirds. 7/17 went to Carlsbad Caverns. Pretty interesting – long 2-1/2 hour drive. Worth it? The kids seemed to enjoy it. 7/18 went horseback riding at Runyan Ranches 30 mi east of Cloudcroft on Hwy 82. Excellent experience. Highly recommend it. Sad to be leaving such a wonderful place.
The Crow Family – Jefferson, TX

July 2011
Rained for 2 days – 65 degree weather – Holy Cow – going to be hard going back to 105 degree weather in Texas! Saw deer, cool birds, and a BAT decided the porch was its cave. Thanks for the great experience!
The Langstons – Fort Worth, TX

July 2011
Thanks again for letting us stay at your cabin! This was our second time here and we enjoyed it as much as our first. During our week stay, we seen: mule deer, white tail deer, raccoons, hummingbirds and on the last day, a bear! My boys loved it. Your cabin has all the comforts of home. We look forward to staying here again. Thank you!
Mario, Jaclyn, Mario III, Jacob & Mason Fierro – Carlsbad, NM

June 2011
Lisa, our 2nd time here but 1st by ourselves. Really needed to destress and this was the perfect place to do it! Love the extra special touches from the handmade soap to the variety of music! And my favorite part – how immaculately clean it is!  My mom is anal about that and I know every place she stays (hotels), she complains, so I would never dream of taking her to any place other than here! I can’t find anything she could whine about! You’ve truly put your heart into this place and that’s what sets it apart from all the others! We look forward to staying again – sooner this time! Thanks so much!
Jim & Barbara Sherwood – El Paso, TX

June 2011
This is our first visit alone (the Cervantes family), only our family. Sis, I know I give you a hard time about how picky you are, but that quality is what makes this place so special. We have never taken a vacation in the 18 years we have been married, before now, and we are LOVIN’ IT! Thank you. More comments to come… (Beth)
3 days later…
Aunt Lisa,
Once again I enjoyed myself with Gaby and Ben. I love the scent (sniff, sniff) of the woods. I guess Gaby likes the job of putting corn out on the piece of bark, because a lot of deer came along with a lot of pictures in our cameras. Thank you, Aunt Lisa.
(Jessica Cervantes)
p.s. It’s also good when there’s a last of something because if it goes on forever it gets boring.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
All of us! (The Cervantes family)
El Paso, TX

May 2011
This was our 2nd trip here and it was just as much fun as the last!!! We loved the deer and the hummingbirds. The kids (Drew & Mallory) had fun making fairy houses with random sticks, leaves, rocks & needles. Thanks again and I am sure we will be back!
Andrew, Mallory, Scott & Ali Mosier
Lubbock, TX

May 2011
This was our first “couples” getaway & we loved it! Next time we’ll stay longer 🙂 but it was a wonderful reprieve. My husband used to be a chef, so within moments of being in the kitchen “Now this is a great set up. I’m impressed.” So there you have it. 🙂 Your attention to details was refreshing. Thanks, we’ll spread the word!
Janine & David Smith, Las Cruces
p.s. U2 & Bruce Springstein take me back! 🙂

March 2011
Hello again. I’m Mycah, yet again this cabin is awesome. I think all you get on this cabin is compliments. We put out the deer feed every night. The same deer kept coming back. How we could tell is the only buck in the family of does and children and had only one small antler. We went to a whole bunch of places, including Cloudcroft, Alamogordo, the space museum (IMAX), space observatory, and White Sands but we always knew we would have a comfy cabin to come back to. The only thing I think is bad about this cabin is that there is only one bathroom. Anyway, we had good steaks and hamburgers on the grill. The funniest part was when my brother Mikey was mad because he won in RISK. He was mad because everyone gave up. I had a reason, because I got an allergic reaction to some oysters. The next time we played RISK, I won. I like that game. This time we came with our friend and his dad. Well anyway, I think this is our last year here. Thank you again.
Mycah, Mikey, Brandon, Mike and Dan – Carlsbad, NM

March 2011
This cabin was an amazing experience for our family. It’s nice to come from a city and then come out here and get away from it all. The scenery out back was gorgeous with the deer being so close to nature’s beauty. And the cabin had it all – we love your table and furnace. Thank you for letting our family stay in this cabin.
The Bayara family

February 2011
Thank you for opening up your home to us! I am so thankful to have found your webpage! Our experience was wonderful! The house and everything you provide made it feel like home. The kids really had a fun, fun time here! On Sunday, we got to experience 1″ of snow, which we all thought waas great! The kids got to sled down White Sands on Monday, which was the highlight of their trip! Thank you for providing the sleds. We drove for miles and miles, just looking at all that God has made! Thank you again for your hospitality! God bless you and your family!
Jeff & Rachel, Paige, Natalie, Maggie Mae & Justice – Wimberly, TX

February 2011
We laughed and lounged in this peaceful mountain retreat. What fun! Thank you for thinking of food for the deer – more than a dozen came to see us! And for the teas, beautiful candles and lovely touches. Our group had a delightful stay at this warm & welcoming cabin.
Gaby, Kim, Jen, Sarah, Stacey & Richard – El Paso, TX

January 2011
We have thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful and relaxing weekend here at the cabin! Thank you for sharing. We love the table – it’s perfect for scrapping. 🙂  Many blessings – we can’t wait for our next trip!
Jennifer & Angel – El Paso, TX

January 2011
Thank you for allowing us into your home. We really enjoyed our stay. Your cabin definitely has all the comforts of home. My two kids really enjoyed watching the deer come up and eat. You have a beautiful home and you have gone above and beyond to make your guest(s) comfortable. We will definitely recommend this cabin to others and use it again ourselves.
The Hiner & Dach families – Carlsbad, NM

January 2011
This was an amazing experience. Thank you for letting us come. I hope I can come back next year. 🙂
M. Tschaye – El Paso, TX

January 2011
First time coming and it was very relaxing. Had a quiet time with friends and family. The bonding we had with each other is priceless. Thank you and God bless.
P. Tschaye – El Paso, TX
SFC Ret U.S. Army

January 2011
Lisa, thank you so much for a wonderful experience. This was my first time coming out and I love it! had a great time. The beauty of nature is just beautiful. And the humbleness of your cabin is very warming and welcoming.
L. Jackson – El Paso, TX
p.s. Thanks for supporting our troops!

January 2011
Thank you for letting us come. I’m so excited to come cuz we come every year – it’s so awesome. I also want to say that your cabin is really comfortable and I love it here. I wish I lived here.
Michelle M
Dear Lisa,
Another wonderful experience for my family and I in your home away from home. My friends fell in love with your beautiful cabin and I can’t wait to come back. The kids had an amazing time on their long weekend break. I am now a grandma and I can’t wait to make beautiful memories here with my precious girls! So much uncertainty lies ahead but one certainty is God always provides exactly what we need! I believe!!!  We’ll be back soon,
Julie M and kids – El Paso, TX

January 2011
Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and use of your beautiful cabin. Our 2 families enjoyed our snowy stay and feeding the deer! Happy New Year!
Thank you for our wonderful time at your cabin. The baby deer were so cute. We got to see so many blue jays that ate the deer corn. The electric blankets were awesome! Both of our families loved our stay here. Happy New Year!
The Siebert family and friends – Austin, TX

December 2010
As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We loved that there was finally some snow the day we left – but Mom would like you to order some snow for the 28th next year, please. 🙂 Thanks so much!
The Douglases and the Gwins – Las Cruces, NM and beyond

December 2010
Dec 20 – we arrived from Texas. The place looks great. Dec 21 4:09pm – 15 mule deer, 6 fawns, 1 buck stepped out we fed them corn. The deer were 10 yards away – Grandma loved it! Dec 26 – this was the most peaceful Christmas ever! It snowed twice this week, which was beautiful to see. We don’t see much snow in Ft Worth, TX. Thanks for providing deer corn. That was the highlight of our trip!
The Easters – Haslet, TX

December 2010
Lisa, this was the best R&R for me and my husband. The kids loved all the room and I had a blast cooking in the kitchen. Thank you for having all the necessities in the kitchen, so much less to pack. This has been a blessing to us to get away and get to know each other all over again. We watched movies, made cookies and celebrated my son’s birthday around the table. The birds and the deer were better than any(thing) TV has to offer. I hope we took care of your home as I would my own, because I love it just as much. We look forward to coming back over and over again!
The Gerstemeier family – El Paso, TX (CVC)

November 2010
What a wonderful week! The cabin accommodated all of us very comfortably. We cooked our Thanksgiving dinner here. The kitchen is fabulous. We did a ton of cooking for our clan. I listened to Christmas music the whole time. I loved it! You do a beautiful job of providing for your guests.
Mark & Susan Albertson and family – El Paso, TX
p.s. We spent hours watching the blue jays and the deer. Isaiah 6:3 Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. The whole earth is filled with his glory!

November 2010
Today is our wedding anniversary! Thank you for a great weekend. We’ll see you next month with our 4 beautiful kids!
Sofia and David A – El Paso, TX

November 2010
Lisa, the cabin was great and warm. That made this hunting trip the best that I ever went on. Thank you again.
Bill and Anthony (father/son hunting team) – Alamogordo, NM

October 2010
I wanted to share – this was my first time up here and it was a wonderful experience. The cabin was great – relaxing. Most of all a great weekend with our family in which made it more wonderful – their company is a true blessing to us. I know it will not be the last time. Again, it was pleasant, relaxing. Thank you for the cabin.
The Torres Family – El Paso, TX

October 2010
Lisa and Rick,
Thank you 🙂 we enjoyed our stay again. It’s always sad when we leave but we know we are taking beautiful memories with us.
Sincere Regards,
Richard & Eve, Kimberly & Kelsey Torres & family – El Paso, TX

October 2010
Hi, I’m a 13 year old and I have been coming here with my family since I was 9. This place is awesome. I have fun every time I come here. This cabin is just so cozy and warm. I never want to leave, but then again we have to! 🙂 This was an awesome experience because we saw 2 deer the first morning, then we saw 10 deer the second morning. We also saw Blue Jays – that was cool! The swing was awesome. Everything was great.
Kelsey Torres – El Paso, TX

October 2010
Three couples with 2 toddlers – total of eight of us! Enjoyed your relaxing hide-a-way. Enjoyed the beautiful rainfall you special ordered for us while sitting on the front porch. Our photo ops were endless – the kids invented their own games for hours, outside.
The Aleman Families – El Paso, TX

September 2010
We enjoyed every minute of our stay. We arrived late after a long travel day and within 30 minutes were relaxed with a cup of cocoa and feeling as if we had been here for days. We loved the hiking, the town (especially Big Daddy’s pie) and above all, the many touches at the cabin that made us feel at home.
Letitia & John Pendygraft – Tampa, FL

September 2010
Thank you so much for a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We were coming to the mountains for some rest and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. What we received at Cedar Lodge was beyond our expectations!
The cabin is a haven in the pines! All of the extras and comforts are evidence of your gifts of hospitality and a servant’s heart! We were able to enjoy eating together at the table, while listening to the wonderful music you have provided. The girls enjoyed the swing and having the frisbee to toss around.
We were able to enjoy watching 5 deer feeding, the last evening we were here. The birds and the hummingbirds were a joy to watch.
Thank you again for a wonderful time! We hope this will not be our last time to visit. Your website and phone number will be in our favorites!
God’s blessings continue to be showered upon you.
The Turnipseed family – Levelland, TX
C. Hill – Lubbock, TX

August 2010
Thank you for sharing your cute and clean cabin with us. We really enjoyed the birds and deer. Maybe next time we will see a bear. It was so relaxing sitting on the porch and enjoying the cool air. Enjoyed listening to the Christian music and reading “Live Forever, Amen.” What a wonderful place to enjoy time with family and our Lord.
God Bless,
Tim and Gina Speer – Midland, TX

August 2010
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful cabin. It was much more than we expected and we all had a great time. The weather was nice and cool, compared to Texas weather, and we enjoyed watching the hummingbirds on the swing. It was a great place to come and spend time with the family.
Thanks again,
The Nickerson family – Snyder, TX
p.s. looking forward to next year

August 2010
Thank you for allowing us to stay at this beautiful cabin. We enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the hummingbirds. They were beautiful. We watched the deer eat this morning and we all had a great time. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this peaceful cabin.
We were stationed here at Holloman AFB 42 years ago. This was perfect. Boy, what a change in Alamogordo! God is truly present in this cabin. We enjoyed all the wildlife – the hummingbirds, deer and for the first time, Stellar Blue Jays – beautiful!  Our family – grandparents, daughter & son-in-law, and grandchildren had a wonderful time. The music provided was so peaceful, also. All of us eating at the same table, playing at the same table – how wonderful. We will definitely be back again, but way before 40 years!
God bless you always,
The Annis and McGee families  – South Carolina and Colorado

August 2010
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at this awesome house! It was way more than any of us expected! AWESOME. The hummingbirds were beautiful. We all watched them for at least an hour when we first got here. We saw a bear, too, and deer and many other birds. Fidoh (a cute dog) visited us and played with us while we swung on the swing and played frisbee. This is such a beautiful house, we can’t thank you enough. Plans are being thought of, to when we will return.
Love, the Knox family – Grapevine, TX
p.s. We absolutely LOVED the board games! Pictionary and Monopoly rock. 🙂

August 2010
What a great weekend… I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we came out here. This was so needed and the kids loved every minute of it! The minute we pulled up and walked in, I knew God was in this home. As the kids slept, I spent quiet time every morning, looking out the top window feeling the breeze on my face. Thank you for blessing us with such a beautiful, well kept home. We felt at home and didn’t want to leave. God has such great plans and blessings for this home. Thanks again and we will be back again and again.
The Gerstemiers – El Paso, TX
p.s. The deer were awesome and the hummingbirds put on a great show for us. Who needs TV!

July 2010
This is our second stay at Cedar Lodge and we loved it just as much as the first time. It was chilly the first night, so we really enjoyed the hot chocolate mix and hot tea.
No sooner had we put the corn out than we had a pair of white tail deer appear. We also had a friendly visit from the neighborhood dogs. Later we saw chipmunks and stellar jays and the huge wood doves. At night a mule dear came to eat. And of course, the hummingbirds kept us entertained as we sat on the porch in the evenings, after dinner.
It’s so nice to have enough space for everyone. We played a lot of board games and just generally relaxed. We also enjoyed a hike down the trestle trail. The cool weather was a welcome relief from the 100 degree days at home.
We enjoyed being able to make pancakes and spice cake. It allowed us to stay in on a rainy day, instead of going into town. Thanks for sharing your lovely cabin!
The Pipkins – Tulsa, OK
p.s. The kids just read this and reminded me that they really enjoyed watching the nestlings on the porch, and reading the books in your upstairs library, especially the James Herriott books and the ones on Alcatraz. 

July 2010
Lisa, we appreciated your helpful attitude and the work that you have put into this cabin. It was a beautiful place to stay during our family reunion. Thanks again,
The Binders – Silverdale, WA

July 2010
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful cabin. We made some great memories here! My family enjoyed seeing all the wildlife here. We are going to miss this place and hope to be back soon! Thanks for everything!
The Fierros – Carlsbad, NM

July 2010
Thanks again for providing a great haven for us to retreat to. It’s always great times and beautiful memories. Our Grandkids will never forget this place.
The Loftin & Trantham families – Alamogordo, NM

July 2010
Thank you for a great stay in your delightful cabin! Our three nights here just weren’t enough! Though we put out corn early in the mornings, we never had deer. But in the night it would disappear. We saw a raccoon one evening, then last night a bear. Made our trip! Loved the hummingbirds 🙂  Your hospitality was evident in everything in the cabin. Your Christian witness also shows in the magazines, decor and love the cabin reflects. Bless you for opening your home to us.
Mike & Tina Phillips – McKinney, TX

June 2010
We all had a great time. The cabin was perfect. Seeing all the wildlife: bear, turkey, deer, etc. Thank you for making our stay a great experience. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace.
The Troell family – Goliad, TX
The Matthews family – Alvarado, TX

June 2010
Wow, what a week! It ended with a bang with a huge brown bear on the front porch last night! Thanks for everything. The cabin is awesome and has everything! Peace!
The Petrash Family – Ganado, TX
“And I will fill this house with Glory” Hagaii 2:7

June 2010
Thank you for everything! We had a great time in your beautiful cabin!! Thanks for all the little extras. May God bless you for being a blessing.
The White Families – Lubbock, TX

May 2010
Hello, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cedar Lodge. Thank you so much for opening  your home to us. We made a trip to White Sands and had a great time sledding. We love your huge table that provided a place for arts & crafts and meal time. We also got to see the deer on our last morning here. The weather was fantastic all 3 days. We will definitely be back. God bless you.
Paul, Holly, Emilee, Isabella and Joshua – Canutillo, TX

May 2010
We just can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our stay here. It was perfect and well suited to all of us. It was one hundred times better than staying in a camper or tent. Everything that we needed was here and ready. Thank you for being so thoughtful!
The Gainer Family (all 12 of them!) – Levelland & Lubbock, TX and Tatum, Hobbs & Caprock, NM.

April 2010
Words can’t express how much Paul and I loved our weekend here at the cabin. Paul said he truly enjoyed the privacy and quietness we had. The weather turned out to be great. It only snowed a little on Friday night, but the next two days were beautiful! We can’t wait to come up here again for Memorial Weekend. Thank you, Jesus, for such beautiful scenery to enjoy and thank you, Lisa & Rick, for opening up your beautiful cabin for people like us to have memories to cherish. God bless you and your family!
Paul and Holly Malec – Canutillo, TX

March 2010
Hello, my name is Mycah and I am 10 years old. When we got here, I thought the room I claimed was the best. It has flowers on the blanket on the bed. I wish that was my room. Then we unloaded all our stuff. After that we went sledding. I thought it would be scary, but it was funner than I thought. Oh, I forgot to mention my dad and my brother were with me. After sledding we went to a barbeque place. Next we went back to the lodge and since there was no deer corn, we fed the chicken scratch. One deer threw up and the baby deer seemed to like it. Mikey, my brother, tried to scare the deer, but it didn’t work. After that we played chess. First daddy won, then Mikey. I lost. Then we played Risk. Daddy first place, me second and Mikey, third. It was funner than I thought. Finally we went to bed. In the morning we had oatmeal and breakfast bars for lunch. Next Mikey took skiing lessons then went skiing with daddy. I didn’t go because I never wear pants! Meanwhile, I just read By the Shores of Silver Lake. I am so, so, so, sorry the cover came off the book. It was already worn out when I found it. Next we went to the observatory. On our way back I fell asleep in the car. I woke up, our dad got us a pizza. I made myself some hot cocoa then we played Risk again. This time I won first, Mikey second and daddy third. Now I started to write in this journal. Tomorrow will be the day we leave. Thank you for letting us stay in Cedar Lodge and having the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder here. Thank you again!
me – Mycah Smith (4th grade, 10 yrs old)
brother – Mikey Smith (6th grade, 11 yrs old) 
daddy – Mike Smith (47 yrs old)
Carlsbad, NM

March 2010
Dear Lisa, this is my 6th time coming over to your wonderful cabin. I enjoy seeing all the wildlife coming and going. My name is Joseph (Morales) and I come from El Paso, TX. I just want to thank you for letting my family and I stay at your wonderful cabin.
Once again, Lisa, lots of wonderful memories at this wonderful winter getaway! It snowed today and the kids were in heaven! Thanks again and we will be back soon!
Julie Morales and family – El Paso, TX

March 2010
Thank you for letting us stay at your wonderful cabin. We all had fun. It is beautiful out here. Y’all did very good with the cabin. There was a lot of snow out here and thank you for the disks you put out. We had a lot of fun with them. There was a lot of deer. They were big and thank you for the food for the deer.
Yvonne Dominguez, age 12 – Mason, TX

February 2010
Thanks for letting us stay at your cabin. Everything was perfect! We had a wonderful time.
Cathy Dortch – Midland, TX

February 2010
Thanks for letting us stay here! We had a lot of fun and we hope to come back next year. The snow was very fun and we went snowboarding. We went skiing on Thursday, Friday, and on Sunday we went sledding and it was so fun. I went so fast I flew in the air! It was fun in the cabin, too. We watched Monsters vs Aliens and Shrek 3, and it was so funny. The hot chocolate was very good and so was the oatmeal. These necklaces and medallions are for y’all to keep. We got a lot from the Mardi Gras parade. My brother and I made a snowman and we fed the corn to the deer. The deer at the carrot nose and the eyes and the mouth. It was an awesome trip and wish we could stay longer.
Nicold Zuhlke, age 11 – Jourdanton, TX

January 2010
Once again we had a great time here. My wife rattled the corn bucket as soon as we arrived at 4pm and it took the deer about 2 minutes to show up. 2 does and 2 fawns – all mule deer. We saw a few white tail deer a little ways up the road. Our kids’ friends had never seen deer up close like that. Cooper, from down the road (chocolate lab), came to say “Hi”. Found a good sledding hill… Take Sunspot Hwy 5.5 mi and it will be a park on the left. Just avoid the first spot next to the aspens, unless you like picking wood out of your teeth! All the people in the Village were super friendly, as always, and helped make this all-too-short trip awesome!
The Bakers and friends – El Paso, TX and Albuquerque, NM

January 2010
Thanks again for everything. We all appreciate all you provide! As I sit looking out the window, I’m filled with awe.  God is so good! Bless you and your family. See you in July!
The Loftins – Alamogordo, NM

January 2010
Happy New Year! Thanks for the wonderful family getaway! We really felt cozy and right at home with anything and everything we needed. This cabin is a mountain paradise. We had a great time playing in the snow, building a snowman, tubing at Triple M and ice skating. This was such a wonderful place to get away from it all.
The Mitchells – San Marcos, TX

December 2009
Thanks so much for another lovely year at your cabin! This has been a family tradition for 4 years and every year we have even more fun. This year we were pleasantly surprised by lots of snow and we had a snowball fight and built a snowman and snowdog! 🙂 Thanks again and have a wonderful new year!
The Douglas Family – Las Cruces ,NM

December 2009
Today is December 12. I am here at the cabin and am having lots of fun. This morning, me and my sisters and my brother went outside and played in the snow. Me and my sisters and brother built a snowman. The scary part was on our way here, we got stuck on the ice so we had to go up to the nearest cabin and asked for help. She got us safely to the cabin. Becky
Me and my little sister, Michelle, built a ramp and a snowman. We had fun and plan to come back as soon as we can! Thank you, Lisa, for letting us stay at your cabin.
Morales family – El Paso, TX

November 2009
We had a great Thanksgiving here, at the cabin! We enjoyed driving into Cloudcroft, then Alamogordo and Ruidoso. Kids got to ski and scenery was great! Thanks a million!
The Humphreys, Haertners and Stolzmans – Johnson City, TX

November 2009
Thank you very much for sharing your mountain home with us. We had a great time and the cabin was perfect!
The Hatch Boys – Las Cruces, NM (came up to go hunting!)

October 2009
Thank you for a lovely stay! Many nice touches – perfect cabin for a family getaway.
The Ledfords – Tucson, AZ

October 2009
We had a wonderful weekend and what a beautiful cabin! Thank you for your hospitality.
The Klines – Albuquerque, NM

October 2009
Thanks for the great place to stay at. Weather was awesome with rain and sunshine, yet mostly fun. This is a great time and I will be back.
Amarillo, TX

October 2009
Beautiful scenery, deer, birds, trees & mountains – it’s all been great. Thanks for the getaway, it’s been memorable.
Amarillo, TX

Thank you very, very much for allowing us to enjoy such a beautiful and peaceful cabin. We enjoyed the birds, the deer and the time together. We looked forward into coming down to see the deer come down early in the morning to feed. Feeding the hummingbirds was an enjoyful adventure.
Thank you!
The Onsurez’ – El Paso, TX

August 2009
Your place is lovely and relaxing. We came to get away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday grind. The weather was refreshing. The cabin was clean and well stocked. We saw between 2 to 5 deer (does and fawns) each morning and evening. Hummingbirds, other birds and chipmunks were around to show off during the day. My husband heard a bear calling during the night.
Thanks again,
Marc and Carol Boswell – Andrews, TX

August 2009
Thanks so much! We had a wonderful time staying here. Our two boys loved the bird feeders and the rope swing! We saw a beautiful deer eating the corn out back and they were entranced – watching her the entire time she was there. We heard Hammy the Squirrell on the roof, one morning, but didn’t see much other wildlife. The cabin is so beautiful and so well stocked. The CDs, books and children’s toys were an unexpected bonus. We’ll definitely be back!
Thanks again!
David, Susan, Dylan and Connor Campbell – Austin, TX
Yaeko Campbell – Roswell, NM

August 2009
Thank you so much for sharing this cabin. It’s an amazing place! Our time was too short. We did a lot of sight seeing and not enough time at the cabin for my taste. If it had been up to just me, I would have loved to just hang around here. You have done a wonderful job with this place and you deserve some kind of award. We saw the birds, the deer, but that was all. We were fine with not seeing a bear. Your cabin is a blessing to all who come here. You must have a servant’s heart! God bless you and your family. Thanks again for a great place to stay.
Terry & Terri Luck – Midland, TX
Peggy Wood – San Angelo, TX
Lauren Padget – Midland, TX

p.s. We saw some beautiful elk in the road on Saturday evening, coming back from Ruidoso.

August 2009
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful cabin and beautiful spot with us. We had a wonderful, peaceful time here. You have done a great job of making your guests feel welcome & comfortable. Thanks.
Julie Meaghan, Michael & Kinley Moore – Wichita Falls, TX

August 2009
Lisa, you have created a little piece of heaven right here in New Mexico! We loved getting to be surrounded by the natives –
Rufus, the bully hummingbird
Stellar, the Stellar Jay
Oh Deer, the shy doe
Rascal Raccoon, who greeted us upon our arrival
The Four Bucks (looking for change for a $5! LOL)
Baby Bear
and the host of other nice folks we met along the way. As Goldilocks would say, this place was JUST RIGHT for our family pilgrimage to Cloudcroft. Thanks for your kindnesses, thoughtful preparation and for making this place as comfortable as home – but as great as a spa in the hills!
Lisa Heintz & Ken & Drew – Ohio
Chris Harper – Minnesota
Bev Rutledge – Illinois

July 2009
What a nice place! It was so convenient to our family reunion. Three days of family – up to 80 – and this place to decompress. Beautiful.
The Ragsdales (all 8 of us) – Roswell, NM

July 2009
We’re really glad we stopped off in Cloudcroft and this cabin was perfect. Lisa, you’ve got this set up very thoughtfully for your guests. We’ve had a really relaxing few days. We’ve been travelling in Arizona and New Mexico, and Cedar Lodge has been a great chance to slow down. The wood pigeons always ate the corn so the deer didn’t get much chance, but we’ve had a lot of amusement from the hummingbirds. One is the playground bully and seems to have decided it’s his territory. He very thoroughly scares off any others (he is a very big hummingbird). We met several interesting people in Cloudcroft, tho seemingly, not many Scottish people up here. We’ll try to encourage more.
Neil & Karen Blain – Glasgow, Scotland
p.s. deer turned up just before we left.

July 2009
Tuesday – we were surprised at how nice everything is. The first day we saw 2 deer walking around the cabin, and lots of birds. Ate lunch at Big Daddy’s; the food was good for a small town. Liked the small shops in the center of town. At dusk, 5-6 deer came back. They watch us as much as we watch them. It was wonderful.
Wednesday – left early to go explore. No deer this a.m. Made sure we put out corn for them – hope to see some tonight. Went to Ruidoso, it is a nice town. It is very quiet at night, almost eerie. Only one deer returned, but it was  a delight to see it. Thanks Lisa. I really needed to de-stress after the past two months. This was God-sent.
Mary & Joe Ward – Keller, TX

July 2009
7/3 So far I’ve loved everything about this cabin. It’s very cozy. But as for animals, I’ve spread corn out back but only hummingbirds to be seen. Kaylie Wilmot, age 11
7/4 Three deer today. We were all very excited to see 3 deer out back eating corn. Also, I never knew orange hummingbirds existed. I’ve seen a few here. The bed was very comfortable. p.s. orange hummingbirds are Rufus type of birds.
7/5 We saw 7 deer this morning! Unfortunately, today is also the day we have to leave. Thanks for letting us stay at your cabin.
Kaylie, Bradley, Paul & Karin Wilmot – Carlsbad, NM

July 2009
We stayed 2 nights and really loved it. Everything is so clean and fresh. We made pancakes one morning and found everything we needed to cook. Sitting on the front porch was a real treat. We especially liked watching the hummingbirds, listening to the wind blowing through the trees, and all the fresh smells. We really enjoyed it and hope to stay again sometime.
The Anderson Family – New Braunfels, TX

June 2009
Simply wonderful! Told my friends we were staying in a cabin in the woods and they laughed… we live in the woods of NE Mississippi with: deer, fox, bobcats, coons, possum, rabbis and, like here, hummingbird – except yours are louder.
What we don’t have and got to see 3 times the first full day here, on the 15th, was the black bear. He woke us up at 6am, lumbering up on the porches. He had come up on the front porch and got at the hummingbird feeders. We were surprised he did without knocking anything over. We took the feeders down at night after that. We were watching a movie that night when we heard some thunking. My husband looked out the front window and looked right into the bear’s face! Zacary, my son, saw him one more time late that evening, in the front yard.
Last night, driving back to the cabin at 9pm, we saw 3 large elk and 15-20 deer between the road to Ruidoso and the Cloudcroft Ski Area (I used to work there part-time 15 years ago).
The trip for us was to show my almost 15 year old twins where they were born and lived until age 2. Staying here, at your fabulous cabin, has made the trip into an exquisite and very special family memory.
I will be spreading the word about your incredible place and how you have created a place that exceeds expectations and is stocked with numerous things to make you feel very pampered and appreciated.
Grace and peace to you and yours,
The Oswalt Family – Pontotoc County, MS

June 2009
Thank you! Such a lovely, serene setting. The first morning we had 7 deer come by. We only saw one deer on the second morning, but there was a lot of outside activity in the area. We put out the corn in the a.m. and it was gone when we came back – something enjoyed it. 🙂 You have a great place and very well supplied. We really did enjoy the music – great selections – the music was playing most of the time we were in the house. Thank you!! We sat in the evenings and “visited” with the hummingbirds – good fun. We heard Hammie. This was a great time and place to renew and revisit with family & friends. We recalled old memories and made new memories. We’d like to return when this would be our destination and not just a home base.
Very rewarding and blessed time. Thank you and God bless.
Lavella & Calvin Wright – Aloha, OR
Edward Wright – Lawton, OK

June 2009
Hi. I’m Emily. We had so much fun. We saw 22 deer; two of them were babies. One day we made bird feeders. You make them like this. First you spread peanut butter on a pinecone, then you put birdseeds on the pine cone with peanut butter and then hang it in a tree. If you have never been here, here are some good places – Big Dad(dy)’s, White Sands, see the bats fly, and the Cave. They are all very cool. Thank you for letting us stay here.
from The Galvan and Lininger Families
p.s. We heard Hammie. He makes a lot of noise.

March 2009
This is our second time here and it’s still the best vacation ever. My family and I saw different kinds of animals starting with cats to deer: dogs, turkeys, deer, cats, blue jays. Sitting outside enjoying the fresh, fresh air  breathing in nature – which we don’t get in our home town. The happiness of being alone – just family and me. I love it here. Thanks for making this just perfect. I love it. Thank you.
Family Veloz – El Paso, TX

March 2009
Wonderful cabin! The kitchen was great. You have put a lot of thought into everything at the cabin. Everything we needed and more was right here. We went to White Sands the first day and Ruidoso the next two days.
Animal Sightings: 3/18 We arrived late, but Tank the yellow dog escorted us to the cabin. We put out corn, but no wild animals that night. 3/19 Blue jays right at daylight, then one turkey. 9:30am 11 deer showed up to feed. They stayed until Tank ran them off. Three more deer when we got home at 5pm, then one more deer at 8pm. 3/20 Turkeys and lots of deer at daylight. Numerous deer all day long. At least 13 in one group, at dusk. No elk here, but we saw some on the road to Ruidoso. Loved the cabin. Thanks!
The Allen Family – Durant, OK

March 2009
What a fabulous find! We loved the cabin with all its comforts of home. The kitchen was amazing for a get-away cabin and we ate well… loved Big Daddy’s – thanks for the recommendation. The weather was awesome – 20s to 40s and we enjoyed a little snow here in Cloudcroft and 3 days of skiing in Ruidoso. The kids loved their rooms and electric blankets! (we don’t need those in S. Texas!) Thanks again and may God bless your beautiful little cabin and all your efforts.
Dawn Dylla – Poth, TX
I loved this cabin because I got to feed lots of different animals and see them closely. We saw deer, elk, turkeys and blue jays. When we left corn out in the morning and left to Ruidoso and came back, it was always gone! An animal would always come morning, day and night. Thank you for letting me stay here!
Devon Dylla, age 12 – Poth, TX

February 2009
Thank you for inviting us into your wonderful home. It was great. The kids loved to see and feed the deer. the Mardi Gras festivities were also enjoyable. We will be back.
Kahlina & James Valadez – Midland, TX

February 2009
Mrs. Fitzwater – Thanks for letting us stay in your cabin. I love it. It is so cozy. I got the upstairs bedroom with the pink quilt. It was just like the bedrooms in Little House on the Prairie. I’ve always wanted to sleep in a room like that. Last night we watched a movie. The living room is super comfortable. It fit all six of us just right! My favorite part is feeding the deer. They let us sit on the steps and watch them. Are those three the ones that always come? I’ll call them Annie, Jane and Spicey. We also saw wild turkeys. I’m sooo glad my parents picked this cabin.
P.S. Your kitchen has everything.
Later: today only one deer, Annie, came today (this morning). She shared the feeder with a flock of wild turkeys. But about an hour later, she came back with 7 other does!  Jane, who is the largest & the leader, got first dibs. I think she has a fawn, because the baby stuck close to Jane and she even got to eat with her. Jane usually chases away all other deer until she finishes. I named the baby Jessa.
Aubrey Parke (11 yrs) – Schertz, TX

February 2009
Thank you for letting us come to your cabin. I liked seeing the deer. Jason Klatt – age 9
Thank you for sharing this wonderful cabin with us. We enjoyed the scenery and had an awesome chocolate pie from the Mercantile store. Since we didn’t have any snow, we went to White Sands to “sled.” We’ll be back!
The Klatts – Shallowater, TX

January 2009
Thank you for this great cabin. My family and I had so much fun looking at deer. We tried to find bears, but no – but it was still the best vacation ever. I hope we come back soon. Thank you!
Elisa Veloz & family – El Paso, TX

January 2009
This is the 2nd time we have rented your cabin. It is so cozy & relaxing. We especially enjoy all the deer. We also saw a raccoon and blue jays. The kids really enjoy playing in the snow – sledding & ice skating. We will be back. We enjoy your cabin & Cloudcroft so much better than Ruidoso. Thank you.
The Bakers – El Paso, TX

January 2009
I liked the animals the most and I had a lot of fun. But I wanted to see a bear. There were a couple of spiders but I had a lot of fun. Hope me and my family can come back soon.
Andres Fierro – El Paso, TX

New Years weekend
We liked the deer and racoons that came by often. The cabin’s decorations and amenities. Other than food, you provided everything we needed. Everything was great! We hope to come back soon.
The Delgados – El Paso, TX

December 2008
Thanks! We had a wonderful time (again). We can’t wait until next year!
God Bless,
The Douglases & the Guins – Las Cruces, NM

December 2008
Everything was great, as always!
The Canales – El Paso, TX

October 2008
Very relaxing. The wildlife was great – whitetail & mule deer, raccoons, birds, hummingbirds, it was great! The cabin was very cozy and the extras, such as breakfast, was much appreciated. What a nice place to get away and blow off steam. Tank (yellow dog) and Ebite (brindle) visited and made us feel at home. The surrounding areas had great hikes! We will definitely recommend to our friends.
The Spechts – San Antonio, TX

October 2008
Just what we needed.
Grazing deer
soft breeze
hopefully, fearing bears
Boys, boys
sweatshirts, sticky hands & faces
tiny teeth, munching apple pie
Swinging, silently laughing
big, blue-tongued, yellow-orange dog
pine trees
Peace, happiness
tiny mission church
The Warr Family – Grant, NM

October 2008
We had a very lovely visit, the only problem was that it wasn’t long enough. Cloudcroft is one of our favorite places. We had the best time getting whooped at RISK by my husband, but not to worry – I reigned supreme at Yahtzee! You have made a very charming cabin a joy to stay in. Thank you so much.
Deborah, Danny & Joshua Hawkins – Roundrock, TX
p.s. my fave is all the lovely lotions in every room, and the spiced cranberry soap was yummy.

September 2008
This experience, staying at this lovely cabin, was amazing. The cabin has such beautiful decor & I love the picture by the table of the names of God. I love the books & wooden toys you provide for the guests, and especially the fully equipped kitchen w/all the amenities. I think the best thing about this week, other than spending time with my family, was getting to spend time with our very good friends. You are wonderful, gracious hosts, so warm and kind. It was truly an amazing week and now we head back home with rest and peace that our beautiful surroundings, extraordinary cooking and superb company provided us. May God pour down his blessings on you and your loved ones always. We love you!
Team Tibbets (Bart, Monika, Grant, Hunter & Keira) – El Paso, TX

September 2008
This was our second stay here and it was as wonderful as the first. We brought our daughter, Valerie, our grandson, Kendall, and our granddaughter, Abigail. We all loved it. The cabin is so cozy and comfortable and we enjoyed the wildlife – deer, hummingbirds, blue jays, turkeys, also the butterflies. God has blessed us in many ways. Thanks again.
The Simmons – Slaton, TX

September 2008
Thank you for letting us stay at this sweet, wonderful cabin. Everything was just perfect. My son & daughter loved it! The baby stuff was great to have to use, and the wildlife was fun to watch. My son loved getting up each morning and watching the deer and playing with the neighborhood dog. Nothing beats coming here and getting our lungs full of fresh mountain air!
Valerie, Kendall & Abigail Follis – Idalou, TX

September 2008
Enjoyed our 2 nights here for our 37th wedding anniversary. The deer and the friendly dog were entertaining! Thanks for the beautiful furnished cabin and stocked cabinets.We missed the bear and we want to come back and stay longer so we can see him. Oh yes, thanks so much for the tip on those wonderful pies at Mountain Top Mercantile!
Charley & Dianne Smith – Wichita Falls, TX

August 2008
This was our 2nd stay here and we loved it – you keep your cabin so nice! It was great fun watching the hummingbirds, too.
The Malones – Roswell, NM

August 2008
This cabin was all that was advertised! We had a great time. It was good to get the family together again. Hopefully we can do it again next year. Your cabin has everything you need. We used the grill most every night. Steaks are great cooked in the mountains. Thanks for a great time.
The Parchman family – Lubbock & Keller, TX

August 2008
We had a great time here! We love your cabin and appreciate your well stocked kitchen, which enabled us to make several delicious meals. We saw deer, a rabbit and lots of hummingbirds, but sad to say – no bears. My three girls really loved the swing. We made some great memories and look forward to returning here again. God bless you.
The Shreves – El Paso, TX

August 2008
We had another fabulous trip! As always, we enjoyed the weather and the wildlife. Summer wouldn’t be the same without a relaxing trip to Cedar Lodge to recharge everyone’s batteries before school starts. Thanks for everything.
The Courtwright Family – Las Cruces, NM
P.S. The bear visited us around 8 pm and fell off the porch. Very exciting!

July 2008
This cabin is so cozy and wonderful that the kids are already asking when we can return! Upon our arrival, it was raining and we were greeted by Ebite, a friendly neighborhood dog. He spent all night and the next morning on the front porch. The kids loved playing with him, and he chased away a raccon intent on getting the bird feeders. His owner got him Sunday noon, and he hasn’t visited since. The kids have enjoyed the swing, the toys and games, and feeding the wildlife in the feeder out back. Unfortunately, my husband got sick on Monday with either bronchitis or pneumonia. The local family doctor wouldn’t see him, so we made a trip to Alamogordo to a clinic. He toughed it out a few nights here, but the altitude made it difficult for him so we left one day early. However, we’ve really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning!
The Burgans – Frisco, TX

July 2008
We really enjoyed the cabin and all the extras that you provided. We found the beds very comfortable and really enjoyed sitting on the deck. When we arrived on Saturday, the bird nest on the front door had 3 blue eggs in it, our girls were very excited when they hatched on Tuesday. We enjoyed watching the mother bird feed her 3 babies. On Wednesday, we made a day trip to White Sands and went shopping. When we returned that night, we were greeted by a raccoon on the deck. We thought we scared him away, but after we entered the cabin we heard a loud commotion on the deck and a bump on the door. When we opened the door, the 3 baby birds were laying on the door mat and mother bird was no where to be found. We used a tissue and gently placed the baby birds back in the nest (they were still alive) and watched all that day for the mother to return – she never came back. We don’t know if the coon got her or not. After the mother failed to return, our girls made a mush of bread and milk and fed the babies with an eye dropper. However, despite our best efforts, the babies died one by one until Friday when the last baby died. It was a sad time. Our girls gently buried them by the tree with the swing on it. Other than that, we had a great time watching the deer, the birds, a rabbit, and oh yes, Ebite, the large friendly dog who would bring us pine cones to throw and he would fetch them.
Thanks again for a wonderful and beautiful week.
The Ludecke’s – Stamford, TX

July 2008
We really enjoyed our stay at your lovely cabin. We sat on the porch in the evenings and enjoyed the smell of the fresh mountain air. One night we left the lights off for a while and watched the animals wander by – we saw deer, raccoons, rabbits, and very briefly, a bear! We watched bats swooping, too. We also enjoyed games, since it rained for some of our stay. It was nice to have some fun family time in a beautiful setting. And the fully equipped kitchen was a real blessing, allowing us to cook in several nights. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!
The Pipkins – Tulsa, OK

July 2008
WOW! Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed ourselves. This was our boys first time in a forest. They had a blast on the swing, walking on trails and seeing the pine trees! You have a beautiful place. It was warm and cozy and much more than we expected. Hammy did visit and we laughed so hard! We saw two beautiful deer eating out back along side a rabbit. Again, thanks for everything. All I can end with is… WOW!
The Flores’ – McAllen, TX

July 2008
We had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Times like these make memories that are precious and will stay with us forever. We are from El Paso, TX; Colorado Springs, CO; and Thomasville, AL. We only spent one night here, but that time was well spent. We saw deer and the bear here, yesterday. My little girls caught their first rainbow trout yesterday. Thank you for the memories.
The Moores, the Gaskills and the Elders

July 2008
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin. We have very much enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful wildlife. The hummingbirds, rabbits, deer and woodpeckers were absolutely amazing. It was really nice to get away and relax for a while. 
The Hill-Rutledge-Arbuckles – Sundown, TX

June 2008
Our family of six, the Bradleys, from Stuart, Florida spent 3 nights here. We all enjoyed our stay. The children loved the cabin and were thrilled with the wildlife – hummingbirds, deer, porcupine, and while watching a movie Friday night, a black bear was sitting just outside the living room window. We cooked in two nights, played board games – RISK – and enjoyed the many cozy things the cabin had to offer. Thank you!
David, Gina, Zachary, Marissa, Joseph & Jeffrey – Stuart, FL

June 2008
What a lovely place. Thanks for the music! …you go above and beyond. We have stayed at other cabins in the area – this is the best! Thanks for a great family weekend.
The Stepps – Lubbock & Odessa, TX

May 2008
Although we had a very short stay, we truly enjoyed your cabin! It has a very cozy, comfortable and home-like feel to it. We do plan to come back and visit very soon. Thank you for your hospitality.
The Rhodes Family – Albuquerque, NM
p.s. The view is beautiful. I enjoyed myself a lot. I hope we come back. It’s so peaceful, calm and perfect. J. Rhodes

March 2008
This place is beautiful! Deer welcomed us Thursday night, when we arrived, and wild turkeys came by today to see us off. Such hospitality! This cabin, with all its comfort, helps us relax and forget about our busy lives. We’ve recharged and are ready to tackle anything – at least up to the next holiday or weekend when we can get away again. Love it!
Lori – El Paso, TX

March 2008
Lisa, once again, thanks for an amazing spring break (this is our 3rd year). The kids loved it and I fell in love with this cabin all over again. The upgrades are wonderful. We’ll see you again next spring break, if not sooner. God bless!
J. Morales – El Paso, TX

March 2008
Hi, my name is Becky and I’m from El Paso. I just wanted to say that I always enjoy coming over and visiting this cabin. I have awesome times here. I love all the new upgrades! You have a very beautiful and cozy cabin. Thank you for the wonderful times here.
Becky – El Paso, TX

March 2008
Wonderful! Thank you for providing our family with such a great getaway. The change of pace for us was much needed. We loved the cabin, the wildlife, the kitchen table, the scenery, the electric blankets, and the REST. God bless you richly!
The Robinsons – Edmond, OK

February 2008
Greetings! While arriving at about 8:00 at night, it was dark and snowing mildly. We all arrived – the six of us college students. We were in a great shock of such an amazing cabin this is! As we settled into the cabin, everything we found was great! The rooms, the chimney, the kitchen, and finally the great scenery, the deer and raccoons coming out at night. Our first night was amazing. It is morning time now and we cooked a delicious breakfast that was really “finger licking good!”
We all had a triumphant time. This is a really nice cabin and we hope to come back again! Thank you.
UTEP group – El Paso, TX

January 2008
Thank you again for a great place for our church leadership retreat.
Grace Bible Fellowship – El Paso, TX

January 2008
No snow – but we enjoyed the cabin. Saw deer and wild turkey. Too cool!
The Elias family – El Paso, TX

January 2008
Hi, This is Kim Wooten, Olivia Wooten, Jeff Wooten & Nikki Wooten. We would all just like to thank you a bunch for letting us stay in this beautiful cabin. My favorite part about this place was just having a good time and all the animals that visited us!
P.S. We hope we will come back!
It’s the Wootens, again! Today, on 1-4-08, we saw millions of blue birds – it was beautiful. We also named a deer Elliot.
My family and I really enjoyed our stay. I love all the Christian books and wooden picture of “Jesus Christ …and He Shall Be Called” – Love it! It was great to spend quality time with my family and have some silent prayer time, too. The deer and racoons were marvelous! Thank you! Michelle Wooten
1-6-08 We are off! Thank you for a wonderful stay. I left a spiritual warfare prayer book for the cabin. Enjoy!
The Wooten family – Rio Ranch, NM

January 2008
This has been great so far!
The Johnsons

December 2007
From all of us: THANK YOU! We love having such a wonderful place to spend time together as a family. We’ll be back!
The Douglas family – Las Cruces, NM

December 2007
We had a wonderful time. The Cedar Lodge website doesn’t do this house justice.Great snow, wildlife and most importantly, time with our family. Thanks
Patrick,Cindy and family – New Braunfels, TX

December 2007
Our week getaway was great! No traffic and busy city life was just what we needed. The cabin was cozy. We loved the wildlife! There was deer & turkey every day, up to 16 deer one day. Raccoons at night was a surprise, especially when he was on the front porch! The wife, kids and I had a wonderful December vacation in NM mountains in Cloudcroft.
The Benson family – Spring, TX

November 2007
We really enjoyed our weekend away. Did lots of eating & relaxing. The deer were a highlight. Weather was excellent.
Ester, Melvin, Mike, Sylvia, Jeff & Kim – Hobbs, NM

October 2007
Hello, my name is Karla. I loved everything in this house. It is neat and even the rooms, they are good. I loved them very much, even the house. Thank you very much. Love Karla.-El Paso
Thank you for this awesome cabin. I enjoyed it a lot. I wish I could be here for my whole life.
Jaime – El Paso, TX

October 2007
This house was such a blessing!
Jennifer – Rio Rancho, NM

October 2007
Thank you for the wonderful blessings that we encounter with the Lord. Victory was done. Thank you, Lord.
Yvonne – Los Lunas, NM

October 2007
There are no words that describe how I felt this weekend. Continue to allow the Lord Jesus to use in the way that He does.
Liz – Belen, NM

October 2007
On the year of God’s perfect number, even sisters in the Lord came down to meet with our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to thank you for the experience in this perfect cabin. Very clean and filled with God’s presence. I thank you and pray that the Lord blesses each one that is used for the preparation of this cabin.
Ellen – Belen, NM

September 2007
Had a great time. Thanks.
The Waldens – Weatherford, TX

September 2007
We certainly enjoyed our stay. This was our 52nd anniversary. The cabin was perfect. Thanks again.
B & O.D. – Mineral Wells, TX

September 2007
The four of us had a great time! Our two year old, Andrew, loved feeding & watching the “reindeer”. I loved how the cabin had such a clean, crisp feel and still very cozy. Our daughter, Mallory, loved watching the trees sway with with the wind. We will certainly be back. Thank you for the nice get away!
The Mosers – Lubbock, TX

September 2007
We really enjoyed our stay here. My grandson, wife and I had a great time. Thank you so much for the little things, like the spices, books and games. This is such a nice place to come to after chasing the little white ball all day at the Lodge golf course. We were so glad to see all the birds here, ’cause we didn’t see many “birdies” there. Our grandson, Landen, really liked his bed at the top of the stairs. We have to come back soon. He wants to bring his mom and dad and two little brothers here. Thanks.
The Simmons – Slaton, TX

September 2007
This was exactly what we needed! Your cabin met all of our needs. My 3 girls really enjoyed the warmth of the wood burning stove, the comfort of the rooms, and the deer watching in the morning. The tree swing was also a big hit! Our family really bonded in this quaint cabin. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin.
The Whites – El Paso, TX

August 2007
We had a very relaxing & quiet time in your warm, inviting cabin. We loved the comfort of the rooms and the kitchen conveniences, and how clean and neat everything was. This was just the experience we needed and wanted. This was our first trip to Cloudcroft and we hope to return to Cedar Cabin for another restful time. We feed the white tail deer at our home, but it was delightful to see a mule deer, although she was painfully undernourished. Thank you.
The Moormans – Brady, TX

August 2007
Comfy, cozy & accommodating – sweet little home. So peaceful and quiet. Enjoyed everything! Thank you.
G.H. & M.F. – New Braunfels, TX

August 2007
Thanks for a nice stay.  The kids had fun in the woods!
K. F. – El Paso, TX

July 2007
We are back for the second time. As always, we had a great time!
The Courtwrights – Las Cruces, NM

July 2007
Jacob C. (4) says that he enjoyed his stay.  Thank you.

July 2007
Berry family gathered for a retreat. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. The cool weather made us feel like building a fire in the stove. We enjoyed the wood stove very much. One evening we cooked out on the grill and ate out on the porch. Thank you!
The Berry Family – Jarales, NM

July 2007
This trip has been one of the best by far. For the first time of staying in a cabin, it was great. The family was able to do so much together, and there are no words to describe the look on  my son’s face when he saw the deer. Thank you for sharing the cabin with us and giving us the experience of a life time.
A.W. – Midland, TX

July 2007
Thank you for a wonderful 4-day stay. The cabin was perfect. Our two boys were like Goldie Locks the first night, looking for the perfect bed, with so many options. We came to ride dirt bikes, so we only spent mornings & evenings, but have enjoyed every minute. The wood burning stove has been nice to clear the chill. The cabin is so organized and the coffee is great! Thanks again.
The Elgin family – Buffalo Gap, TX

Easter 2007
The Bible talks about the Lord doing exceedingly, abundantly more than what we can ask for… our stay at your beautiful cabin, this weekend, was just that. Our family has never had a more awesome get away. The memories here were priceless. We had a blast playing board games, talking and walking. We could not say enough about how much we loved it here – it was perfect. Our oldest son, who just got back from Iraq, said that he was finally able to relax – what a blessing. I will tell my friends about this place, and come back as often as we can. Thanks for the incredible memories! He is risen – Praise the Lord!
The Wicker family – El Paso, TX

March 2007
Thanks, Lisa, for another wonderful get away!
Julie & kids – El Paso, TX

March 2007
Your cabin is absolutely beautiful! I’ve been here four times, and it still takes my breath away. It is so cozy here and it feels just like home. I love making trips over here and sleeping in those warm blankets. I love this cabin so very much.
B.S. – El Paso, TX

March 2007
We loved it here! We have 4 children and they were all excited to have a bed of their own after squeezing into hotel beds for the last few days. But, then they went ahead and all slept in one room. I guess it was the thought that mattered. We loved feeding the deer, swinging on the swing and watching the wood stove. We went out last night to see the blanket of stars and saw 5 falling stars. It was a very relaxing and magical stay. This is a very comfortable and welcoming cabin. We hate to leave. Thank you so much.
M.M. – Austin, TX

March 2007
What a lovely place to stay! Our two children, 14 and 10, loved having their own room. We loved all the wonderful touches like the fabulous lotions & soap, to the hot chocolate & pancake mix. The kids had a ball watching the stellar jays out back. Thank you, Lisa, for offering such a truly lovely place to relax and rejuvenate. We played several of the board games and enjoyed reading by the warmth of the awesome stove. We were awed to be welcomed by new snowfall – first snow ever for the kids! Upon arriving, they were out having snowball fights & making snow angels. We also enjoyed the swing out front. The CD collection was great, too! We look forward to another visit.
C.B. – College Station, TX

March 2007
We loved the cabin the minute we walked in! My 7 year old told us she wanted us to buy it! It was extremely homey and we felt right at home. Next time we will stay for more than one night. We were blessed by knowing your brother Derek, who was the one that told us about you. ‘Til next time…
The Davis family – McAllen, TX (currently Carlsbad, NM)

February 2007
We enjoyed the time of prayer, fellowship and refreshment here in your cozy cabin. We were delighted to have a dusting of snow. The fireplace was very enjoyable, too. Several saw a herd of deer feeding down the road.
Leadership Retreat, Grace Bible Fellowship – El Paso, TX

February 2007
What a wondrous get away. This place and all its surroundings made our annual “anniversary get away” one of the best yet. Now we can’t wait to come again with the family to share all of God’s creation with them in a very awesome fashion. Thank you so much for a very comfortable and home-like setting. God bless and many happy returns! P.S. Really enjoyed the music, too!
J. Wheeler – El Paso, TX

January 2007
When I first saw the cabin with all the snow surrounding it, it was just picture-perfect. Tonight was our first night, and already it’s the perfect weekend getaway. I am very thankful I had the chance to come up with my boyfriend’s family. Thanks a bunch!
M.K. – El Paso, TX

January 2007
Thank you for the perfect weekend! We have always enjoyed Cloudcroft & your cabin has been the best stay so far. We had 11 deer in the back yard and three of them 4 feet away. Late at night, we saw raccoons. The deer enjoy your Pachabel CD, mostly #7. They came running twice when we put it on! It snowed Saturday and made the scenery beautiful. We took the kids sledding and ice skating. I took pictures of my husband cleaning off the car! Thanks again.
D. Baker – El Paso, TX

January 2007
Thank you for the great stay. We loved it all! We will definitely stop by again, some day. Thanks again and God bless.
J. Powell – San Antonio, TX

January 2007
The place is beautiful! Your decoration is great. We spent a wonderful time here. We hope to return some day. Thank you. God bless you all!
V.R. – Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico

December 2006
We all had a wonderful time. Too bad it was only for one night. My family and I were all wonderfully surprised at how everything was so clean, all the amenities and everything else. We’re looking forward to being able to do this again (but for more than one night!) soon. Thanks again for your hospitality.
R.S. – El Paso, TX

December 2006
Thanks so much for allowing us to rent your beautiful cabin! Everything was so wonderful and we very much appreciated your hospitality. We loved being able to feed the deer and see the beautiful snowfall. We are so grateful for our time, albeit short, up here. May God bless you as you continue your hospitality towards others!
The Douglas family – Las Cruces, NM

Christmas 2006
This is our first trip to Cloudcroft. Within the first hour after unloading the trucks, there were about 4 deer only feet away from the back door. And since then, we’ve had about 4 sightings. Awesome! The next day, we had about 10 deer at the back door! We’ve enjoyed the cabin immensely. Going into town shopping was fun, too! The cabin was stocked with goodies, as well. We love the big deck & wood stove; kept us toasty! We will definitely be back next year. Thanks again, Lisa &  Rick!
The Melder family – Corpus Christi, TX

Thanksgiving 2006
Thanks a lot. We had a great time here at Cedar Lodge. I always loved coming up to Cloudcroft when I was a kid. I’m originally from El Paso, so we came up here often. Although I haven’t been up here in over 15 years, not much has changed and Cloudcroft is still one of my top 3 vacation spots. This is Vero’s first time in Cloudcroft, and we both enjoyed watching the wildlife come up to the back window and grab a bite to eat. The upstairs has wonderful views. I liked the fact that you provide maps, booklets, and basically any other info on stuff to see and do in Cloudcroft. The soap and lotion were great. I’m keeping both website addresses for future references, in case I run out of soap or get time off to escape reality. Once again, thanks a lot.
Armando & Vero – Denton, TX

November 2006
Enjoyed our stay very much. It is a pleasant surprise to stay where someone can cook (not to mention all the goodies needed to cook with). We brought our 8″ telescope and all I can say is “wow”.
R. Whitaker – Arlington, TX

October 2006
Lisa and Family: Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin. It is very homey and the best family get together we have ever had. We appreciate all the supplies you had available for us. We hope to visit again. Thank you again.
The Byrne & Martinez families – El Paso, TX

October 2006
Your cabin provided such a relaxing weekend for our family. The extra touches you provide gave such conveniences & hominess! The soaps & lotions are wonderful – the kitchen provided everything we needed. The feeder provided great sights through the window. Thank you and we will be back again soon.
The Trantham family – Lubbock, TX

October 2006
This is a great cabin. Very peaceful & relaxing. I can’t wait to bring my family & friends here. P.S. I just saw 6 deer eating the food I put out for them. Wow!
K. Patterson – El Paso, TX

October 2006
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Your cabin was comfortable. We felt very at home. We enjoyed “fattening up” the deer & blue jays.
T. Rambo – Hale Center, TX

September 2006
Thank you very much. We enjoyed our stay again. We’ll be back soon.
E.T. – El Paso, TX

August 2006
I loved the heavy rain. We don’t get storms like that. I loved the flock of wild turkey. The fireplace is great & the decor is cozy. Being in the trees is relaxing. The blue jays, squirrels & hummingbirds are a treat. It was great to feel COLD for a change. The museum in town was amazing. It looked like one cabin, but is more than 8 buildings stuffed with Americana! I liked the cabin where 12 kids were raised, and the old railroad caboose. I’d never seen one that old. I had a great stay. Rained a lot, but sunny every day to get out and explore. Thanks.
G.D. – La Mesa, CA

August 2006
Thank you very much for the outstanding accommodations. Your cabin is truly beautiful and very comfortable. My family had a wonderful time watching the deer and blue jays feed on the corn. We look forward to our trip back in October.
D. Cortinas – Chaparral, NM

August 2006
Thank you for your outstanding hospitality! We felt right at home. Peace, quiet, “critters” and rain were just what the doctor ordered! We are already planning our next trip back. The deer, raccoon, birds and rabbit were quite entertaining. Thanks to the cool temps and lots of rain, our minds and bodies have been recharged – such a difference from the 100+ plus weather down South! Thanks again, we all had a great time!
D.B. – Carlsbad, NM

August 2006
Thank you for the accommodations. It was great. Thanks for all the little things. We will come back with all our family!
Joey & Hope – Post, TX

August 2006
We had a great time. Thanks for the comfortable accommodations. The cool weather was a wonderful break from the 100 degree weather of central Texas. Thanks.
S.N.- Gatesville, TX

August 2006
We had a great time. Enjoyed the nice, cozy cabin. It was so nice to get away from everything – see mountains, trees, and “rain”. Thank you for inviting & sharing you wonderful place. And… well stocked. Thanks.
L.M. – Midland, TX

July 2006
Staying in your cabin made us feel right at home. It is wonderful. The kids loved the outdoors and we actually got to relax. Great experience. Thank you.
A.V. – El Paso, TX

July 2006
We had a wonderful time at your cabin! My husband & I are here for our 20th anniversary and it was so peaceful & relaxing! We didn’t see any deer, but we watched a black bear for about 45 minutes! We definitely plan to come again and next time, with the kids! Thank you!
J.S. – San Antonio, TX

July 2006
We had a great time up in the beautiful mountains of Cloudcroft! Feeding the deer & watching the hummingbirds was great! Very peaceful & nice selection of CDs, too!
C. Miller – Chandler, AZ

July 2006
Your cabin is just lovely. We really enjoyed our stay. One night we saw a black bear out the back window. The wild life is awesome – don’t see much of that in Raleigh. Hope to be back next year!
S. Leonard – Raleigh, NC

July 2006
We had such a relaxing weekend! We were ready to stay another week. Everyone from the 6 year old to the 63 year old, had a great time. We especially enjoyed the wildlife and the conversation around the wood stove while the rain poured down.
The Courtwright family – Las Cruces, NM

June 2006
The cabin was a hit with everyone. The grandkids loved the swing. We enjoyed the stay. According to one grandson, “this beats camping.”
S.B. – Hobbs, NM and San Antonio, TX

June 2006
We enjoyed our stay!
Jon, Kris, Bruce & Shirley – Odessa, Lubbock, Gardendale, TX

May 2006
Hi Lisa – Thanks again for a wonderful weekend with my kids & friends. The cabin is absolutely perfect. We will definitely come back soon!
J. Morales – El Paso, TX

May 2006
We had a wonderful time. Forgot all about clocks and calendars, but reality hits (hard!) and it’s time to go home. Thank you for making us feel at home. The kids love it here very much – and already ask when we’re due back! I look forward to the relaxing sound of hummingbirds, wind through the trees and the sights of the beautiful blue jays, flying squirrels and our favorite – the deer! God bless you. Thanks for sharing your home away from home.
Hernandez -El Paso, TX

May 2006
Thanks a lot, we had a wonderful time. Everything we needed was here. Very impressed. Our stay got cut short, but we will be back. Thanks again.
J.M. – Titusville, PA

April 2006
Thank you for sharing your little bit of heaven on earth with us. Thank you also for all the little extras. Our daughters will never forget this experience. We fed the deer and watched them from the window. The music was nice and we enjoyed it. It is a beautiful cabin and we will return one day. All the little extras make it an enjoyable stay. The bathroom was very clean and the beds are just right. Thank you very much for everything. Our girls were fascinated with the deer and the rest of the beautiful surroundings. Thanks again and God bless you!
E.T. – El Paso, TX

April 2006
Every moment here has been a delight – from the time we drove down the lane to the opening of the front door. Beautiful, tasteful and a warm touch of home. Great living room with cozy wood burning stove. Spacious dining arrangement, and all the conveniences in the lovely kitchen. I found all the bedrooms decorated with true country charm. Thank you for a wonderful adventure at your cabin. We saw deer and enjoyed the rustling sound of the wind through the tree tops. What a treasure! We are looking forward to future visits. Thanks for helping us create a wonderful memory.
A.F. – San Diego, CA

March 2006
My kids & I really enjoyed our “spring break” in your beautiful home away from home. Everything here is just perfect, my kids want to move here! It is just what I needed to recharge for the next four weeks of busy season. We will definitely come back again.
J. Morales – El Paso, TX

March 2006
We had a fantastic time! Your cabin is beautiful! Thank you so much.
The Hernandez Family – El Paso, TX

March 2006
The cabin was wonderful! Thank you so much.
D.A. – El Paso, TX

March 2006
The cabin was perfect. We enjoyed the evening walks, the swing, the fire place. We were thankful for furnace in the mornings and for the glimpse of snow on Sunday. We’ll check the weather report next time. Thanks for letting us stay. We loved it!
Thanks so much, Lisa!
S.H. – Lago Vista, TX

February 2006
We had such a perfectly relaxed stay! Your cabin is just wonderful – we loved everything about it! Thank you for sharing it with others.
M. Mason – Post, TX

December 2005
How perfectly wonderful this place is! Thank you for the extra special touches! May God bless you for sharing your blessing! We have never stayed in such a great place. We will definitely come here again when we come back to Cloudcroft & we will tell our friends about it! By the way, for the future guests that may read this, Rebekka’s Restaurant is excellent! And her history about her haunting is intriguing, although we didn’t see her.
B. Sherwood – El Paso, TX

December 2005
You have a beautiful cabin! Thank you for stocking it – that is such a wonderful thing to have!
E.G. – El Paso, TX