From Peggy & Lee, and Ellen, & Stretch October, 2016
We had such a good time at Elk Hollow this year. It was hard to pack up our things and leave! The elk were right in the grass, outside the cabin and we would watch as the bull elk called, and they would all get up from the grass and head towards the top of the mountain. Each morning we would feed the ducks and the fish, and then we would start our activities. We were able to get in some good hikes - Bluff Springs and the old railroad trestle, which ended up being around three miles round trip, but worth it for the views.
You have made your cabin such a welcoming place, that we settled in perfectly. I slept great, which is unusual when I travel - your beds are so comfortable!
Thank you, Jeri-Lynn, for a most memorable vacation - one we want to do again next year.
FROM CONNIE D. September, 2016
Our stay was absolutely wonderfully amazing!!!! Thank you for your attention to detail which made our stay even more enjoyable. When we arrived and opened the door we were greeted with an amazingly clean and tidy cabin that was completely stocked with anything that we could possibly need. The kitchen was furnished with all the items that made meal preparation a snap. The panty was stocked with many food items; coffee, sugar and spices were all available for our use. The cabin is furnished with quality linens; toiletries were provided and the beds were very comfortable. The cabin is decorated and furnished with style, the furniture in the living room is very comfortable and offers a nice place to relax as you watch TV or enjoy a fire in the beautiful fireplace. The patio provided much entertainment for us, we feed the birds (bird seed provided), we enjoyed seeing the elk graze in the meadow across from the cabin. A 12-point buck and his harem of 25 or more would come down beside the cabin just after dusk and graze for 30 minutes or so before moving on. We saw deer several evenings as well. We even had a gray fox visit one evening. Enjoying my coffee on the patio in the mornings was one of my favorite things to do. Cloudcroft provides a nice relaxing peaceful vacation spot away from the touristy Ruidoso area but close enough to tourist attraction if that is what you desire. We meet some wonderful people at the Mountain of the Lord Fellowship church, we were truly blessed attending service there. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed our stay so very much. We definitely recommend this fantastic vacation spot; the place is amazing and the owners are super great people!! Thank you allowing us the opportunity to stay in your amazing cabin; we are looking forward to a return stay.
We rented this cabin for 5 days to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. We initially chose it from many options because it looked remote and welcoming. When we first arrived and walked in the front door we were amazed how beautiful it was! Although they're nice, the pictures just don't do it justice. It was also very sweet that there was a chocolate fruit gift bag congratulating us on our Anniversary. The cabin had every single thing we needed to feel like home. Enough so that we ended up eating most of our meals there. Not only is the cabin beautifully furnished, but the covered patio has a patio table and very comfy furniture with an amazing view of the mountains. There's also a huge bird feeder (seed is furnished) and we spent countless hours watching the huge variety feeding and trying to identify them from the book they have there. Cloud croft is a quaint, fun town to visit and the shops were very friendly. The winery there has fresh roasted pistachios, gourmet cheeses, freshly made olive oils, and different flavors of balsamic vinegars and seasonings. One day we loaded up on that, bought a fresh loaf of sourdough bread from the bakery next door (which also rents 4-wheelers), and had a delightful snack.
The highlight of our stay was one evening a herd of elk surrounded the cabin as they lazily grazed their way down the mountain. There were 15-20 of them and we were in awe just quietly sitting feet away from them for almost an hour watching them. Then one of them started bugling (which we had never seen before) and they all responded and walked away..... The last two days of our stay unexpected cold and rainy weather moved in and we enjoyed the beautiful fireplace and coziness of the cabin. We took a day trip to Ruidosa to sightsee and it was so crowded and commercialized that we grabbed a Starbucks and headed back to the tranquility of Cloudcroft. From the moment we first booked the cabin Jeri-lynn had very detailed instructions which we appreciated. We also loved how all of the light switches were labeled so there was no guessing where to turn something on. We loved out stay there! STAYED MAY 2016
BEAUTIFUL CABIN AND SURROUNDINGS!
We had an awesome 3 day stay at this beautiful cabin in Cloudcroft! The cabin was spotless and so cute! The owners have stocked with everything you would need for your stay and your comfort. Couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be returning! STAYED MAY 2016
AMAZING CABIN IN A WONDERFUL LOCATION
I spent two days with me 16 year old daughter in this lovely cabin. What an amazing time we had. We were so fortunate to have snow when we woke up the first morning. It looked so beautiful. The cabin is wonderful and stocked with everything you can dream off - this is the first time I have seen this. Thank you so much for letting us use your property. STAYED MARCH 2016
MUCH MORE THAN EXPECTED!
This house was JUST RIGHT! We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the home. From top to bottom it was clean. We were also pleasantly surprised that it was completely stocked with everything and anything you'd need for the week. Plenty of linens, toiletries, pantry goods, pots and pans...etc. The rooms were quaint and the beds were very comfortable. The fireplace made the house cozy and relaxing. But one our favorite features of the whole house was the patio! It made our stay so peaceful. It was perfect for our early morning coffee and bird watching. And perfect for star gazing nights. And lastly, the outdoor sledding was the highlight of the property! We loved that we could just step right outside the house and play in the snow! We would definitely return to this beautiful and tranquil cabin. STAYED FEBRUARY 2016
We have a 10 month old girl and this property was absolutely perfect for the mountain getaway we needed. We opted to visit Cloudcroft in February. We are not skiers, nor were we looking for anything in the sense of a city. This place hit every requirement we had. The cabin is set up perfectly for families with kids. It has 2 bedrooms, so we put the pack and play in the smaller one, and had the rest of the house available to us. The kitchen, living room, and deck are all perfect for kids too - although not kid-proofed, nothing in there was dangerous to a bumbling-around infant. The kitchen was stocked perfectly for a long weekend. We brought up a cooler and promptly transferred everything to the fridge for the weekend. We stayed within 10 miles of the house while we were there - we hiked, drove on snowy trails, and visited some of the historic parts of "downtown" Cloudcroft. Overall, I will definitely make it a return spot, especially for that area. If you haven't visited Cloudcroft in the winter, I would recommend it. I know most people bypass Cloudcroft for Ruidoso for skiing, but this quiet city is awesome compared to the touristy version of Ruidoso. It makes for a very relaxing trip and very peaceful environment. This cabin is the way to do it. STAYED FEBRUARY 2016
GREAT PLACE FOR KIDS TO PLAY IN THE SNOW!
We had a great time staying here. We are from central Texas and wanted our kids to have a few days to play in the snow and go sledding/skiing/tubing! Perfect place for our family of 4. Great location, clean, comfy and perfect for resting up between the fun! STAYED JANUARY 2016
This place is exactly what is says it is and more. We felt like we were at home and never felt like a guest. We didn't even want to leave the house. Will definitely stay again if in the area. STAYED NOVEMBER 2015
PERFECT CABIN RETREAT
We loved our stay at Elk Hollow! It is very comfortable, clean, and well maintained. Elk Hollow has everything you need from shampoo to spices and everything in between. We definitely recommend Elk Hollow and plan on returning. STAYED JULY 2015
GREAT STAY AT ELK HOLLOW
We had a great stay! Elk Hollow has personal touches that make it feel homey. It was a perfect place to come back to after a long day out exploring. Elk Hollow is comfortable and fully stocked and equipped. It is clean and well maintained. We had a very relaxing stay. We loved the little touches like bird food for the bird feeder out on the deck. A perfect cabin retreat! STAYED OCTOBER 2014
I would highly recommend Elk Hollow cabin! It was very clean and well maintained! The Owner has thought of everything you could possibly need! The cabin has a pretty view from the balcony. There are lots of birds to watch and the Owner provides food for the birds. We saw several Elk one evening which was awesome! We love this place and plan to come back every year! STAYED OCTOBER 2015
PERFECT MOUNTAIN ESCAPE
There are many qualities to point out about the owner-care of this homey and contemporary cabin offering. The setting is ideally situated on a mountainside perch and offers a great mountain valley view with a spacious and comfortable covered deck, offering direct access in and out of the cabin. The WiFi and TV were important to us as well as a nicely furnished kitchen, which serves out to the spacious high ceiling main room. The main room is attractively furnished around the fireplace and TV. The impeccable and highly functional landscaping worked well with nice architecture of the cabin. The house and property are maintained with perfection and attention to details such as instant hot soft water. Privacy is a bonus along with the resident bull elk who calls for his heard in the surrounding woods. STAYED SEPTEMBER 2014
My husband and I stayed at Elk Hollow from July 3-7. It exceeded our expectations in every way! The home itself is beautifully furnished and includes everything you could want for your stay. As beautiful and comfortable as the home is, it was the extra thoughtful touches of the owners that set this home apart, from the birdseed to feed the birds to the multiple page information letter that let us know everything we need to know about the home to warning us that we needed to stock up on groceries in Artesia to the restaurant recommendations. We especially loved the wrap around balcony porch with views looking down the valley and out across to the mountains. We didn't explore the Cloudcroft area as much as we might have because we were so content just relaxing on the porch. I highly recommend Elk Hollow! STAYED AUGUST 2014
We were so excited about going and you know how you always hope it's as nice as expected. It was BETTER!!! I viewed pictures and read reviews and felt confident, but when we walked in we felt at home! The deck is awesome! The cabin is comfortable and they thought of everything you could need! We went with another couple and the whole time we were there we were trying to figure out when we could come back!!! It's so relaxing. It is a steep walk for those of us who live on flat land, so you get a bit of a work out just going from the car to the door! But, oh, so worth it! The information that is provided is so helpful. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Cloudcroft!
STAYED JUNE 2014
Beautiful scenery, comfortable/clean cabin. The cabin was very well stocked with everything in case you forget something. Comfortable beds. Had a great time and will stay here again on our next visit. We told everyone we know. Highly recommend!!!! STAYED MAY 2014
It was a memorable Spring Break 2014! We enjoyed the comfort of the cabin and beautiful scenery Cloudcroft had to offer. We found Cloudcroft to be very convenient to travel to Ruidoso and Alamogordo. It was truly relaxation. The cold mornings were nice, but the day time weather was perfect. Have already recommended your place to our friends and family! STAYED MARCH 2014
BEST GETAWAY EVER!
This was the most peaceful vacation we ever took. Even though attractions were a short distance away, we enjoyed the property and surrounding landscapes so much, we wound up not leaving the area but one time. The house (inside and out) looked like it was brand new. The view out the sliding doors and on the patio were beautiful mountain, valley, and clouds dancing through them. We got to experience the elk bugling and coming down the mountain right beside the house three times. We'll be going back in the future. We surely would recommend this place to friends. STAYED SEPTEMBER 2013
MAGICAL AND RELAXING
The weather had turned rainy while we were heading up the mountain, but it did not matter. I think it just made our stay that much more interesting. The owners are so friendly and accommodating. The pantry was stocked with popcorn and cookie mixes and much more just to make you feel at home. My husband and I had just finished 3 days with extended family and the beautiful mountain cabin was just what we needed. The porch had soft comfortable furniture and bird feeders . If you felt the need for TV, there was a flat screen. Plenty of books and games and even Wi-Fi. The elk were rutting , so they were bugling all night. what a lovely sound accompanied by the rain. The next day we hiked around White Sands, but couldn't wait to get back to our restful peaceful cabin. When I booked it they had only 2 nights available. I will remember to book way in advance so we can stay longer. Thanks again to Bill and Jeri-Lynn... Your home is a treasure. Thank you for sharing! STAYED SEPTEMBER 2013
I'm tempted to give it a mediocre review just so it will be easier to book in the future! Seriously, this is a wonderful property with a great view. We saw a multitude of hummingbirds, chipmunks, and other interesting wildlife. The Koi in the pond were very fun to feed. There was good cell phone reception, but no data transmission on AT&T, which made for a nice excuse to never check my e-mail on the trip. Of all the places recommended to eat, we can't praise Big Daddy's enough. Very nice folks, and the food was incredible. We ate there twice during our 3-day stay. This property is a great getaway that we will definitely be recommending to our family, and we will be using again. STAYED AUGUST 2013
ELK HOLLOW WOW!!!
The owners Jeri-Lynn and Bill have gone above and beyond on this cabin. We had EVERYTHING we needed and then some. What an awesome time we had in Cloudcroft, but we really didn't want to leave the cabin because it was so relaxing and had plenty of wildlife. The view from the deck was spectacular! We have stayed in several mountain cabin's and this is by far the best we have rented. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful mountain home with us. We will definitely be coming back. STAYED JUNE 2013
MISPLACE NEW MEXICANS
Elk Hollow was a perfect location to reconnect with our NM roots. While vacationing we always look for that residence we can return to again and again and in Elk Hollow we found our Central NM "second home." The house, kitchen, and bathrooms were well stocked & furnished. The house was clean and nicely decorated. It was comfortable and the area perfect for an escape from the city. Elk Hollow is a reasonable driving distance to our favorite haunts of Cloudcroft, the Rio Penasco, and Ruidoso. The owners are friendly and quite accommodating. Thank you for a great stay. STAYED FEBRUARY 2013
COULDN'T REALLY ASK FOR MORE
This cabin in the Sacramento mountains is not really like any other cabin. The owners have gone WAY out of their way to make a stay here just about like visiting your own cabin. They have provided not just the essentials, but every thoughtful touch that you can think of. My wife and I have stayed in many properties and this is not like any other. We only came up for a couple of days to celebrate our anniversary because that's what we had time for. This morning as we took a final stroll down to the pond where the trout hang around in crystal-clear water waiting for breadcrumbs, Kelly said, "I wish we had one more day". Everything, from the friendly neighbors, to the spectacular view, to the fully-equipped kitchen, to the comfortable beds, extra towels, etc. was exactly as you'd expect if you were invited to stay at a friend's place for the weekend. And the surroundings are terrific. Yesterday we awoke to the sunshine streaming through the blinds, prepared a nice breakfast in the kitchen while the fireplace warmed the great room, and then took a long walk in the forest with our little boy. Returning, we had sandwiches and leftover chili (which we made on the night of our arrival) while he napped, relaxed with a game, and then drove into town for a hike on the Trestle Trail and a delicious and homey dinner at Big Daddy's. Finally, we sat in the great room and watched one of the great movies from the cabinet, ate popcorn, and had a nightcap before retiring in the comfortable bed. A perfect day. Many thanks to Jerri-Lynn and Bill for making their home so inviting to visitors-- we expect much less from rental properties. We felt truly welcome, and we hope to come back. STAYED NOVEMBER 2012
ELK HOLLOW VACATION
Beautiful location and home. Everything you could possibly need provided. Plenty to do all within short driving distance. Wildlife and scenic beauty abound. Vacationed at Elk Hollow in early Feb. Snow on the ground and got a pretty good snow shower the day we left. It was absolutely perfect! The one and only concern would be that if you go in the winter months, you should probably have a 4-wheel drive vehicle and some shoes with good grip as the steep driveway will be iced over. That, however, is a small price to pay for a wonderful stay in this beautiful, homey, cabin. STAYED FEBRUARY 2012
COOL, CLEAN, AND COMFORTABLE!
We stayed at Elk Hollow for a wonderful 7 days the end of August. Being from Central Texas, what a difference a day's journey makes temperature wise. Relaxing on the deck over looking a beautiful green valley with a cup of coffee and a good book... the cool breeze, the mountain views, and no worries....what else could you want. This beautiful log cabin has everything you would ever need for a perfect mountain visit. If I was rating a 1 to 10, it would have to be a 12 and nothing less. Can't wait for our next vacation to Cloudcroft and staying at the Elk Hollow. STAYED AUGUST 2011
This cabin was wonderful and has everything you need, and I mean everything! It is so organized inside and out, and the view is spectacular. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed watching the birds and riding our 4-wheelers along the roadsides viewing all the properties and seeing the mountain. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cabin with us. STAYED NOVEMBER 2010
We can't say enough about our weekend at Elk Hollow! We've rented through VRBO across the country and in the Caribbean, and we rate this home above and beyond. The lovely owners have stocked this house with everything you need, and it is in spotless condition. We didn't want to leave!! STAYED OCTOBER 2010
WONDERFUL CABIN AND LOCATION
I have stayed in a number of cabins and by far this was the best one I have stayed in. The kitchen has everything you will need. The beds were VERY comfortable. We drove there on a Friday and returned the following Sunday. We did not have to go anywhere the whole time. My kids loved being able to go out the front door to sled, The wife and I loved the 2 TVs and very cozy fireplace. I highly recommend this to everyone! STAYED MARCH 2010
WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE!
What a wonderful place! We spent our 10 yr Anniversary here on valentine's Weekend and had a great weekend. Can't wait to go back. What wonderful people Jerri-Lynn and Bill are to share thier wonderful Cabin. Thank you so much! David & Sherri Walker STAYED FEBRUARY 2009
Stayed at elk hollow Oct 14 and 15. should have reserved more days. the view is spectacular. the details gone to by the host is unbelievable. beautiful home, decks, accommodations, and the most comfortable king bed on earth. Jeri-Lynn and her husband provide the best ever experience in mountain cabin accommodations. would rent again in a heartbeat... STAYED OCTOBER 2008