The Lodge Resort & Spa

Previous Names: The Lodge, Cloudcroft Lodge

#1_DSC5052-1

Address:  601 Corona Pl., Cloudcroft, NM 88317

Access:  800 395-6343 | Website

The Lodge in Cloudcroft is one of the oldest resort hotels in New Mexico and has been in operation almost continuously for over 100 years. The original lodge, constructed by the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway was a large, rustic log structure completed in 1899. In 1909, a disastrous fire destroyed the original building.

By 1911, the rebuilt Lodge was again in operation, advertising one of the highest golf courses in the country at 9,000 feet, and a site with spectacular views of the Tularosa Valley below. The architectural design of the new Lodge plays with English coastal themes and some details reminiscent of Swiss chalets, while the interior is Victorian.

Various owners and remodels, too many to describe here, accommodated the social changes of WWI, Prohibition, the Great Depression, and WWII, as well as the changing gambling laws in New Mexico. The most significant change was the enclosure of the long, front porch to accommodate the main dining room, Rebecca’s.

 Completed:  1911
Architect: Chicago firm, seeking info*
Contractor: Frank Powers

NM State Register of Cultural Properties:  #1407 (10/2/1987)

5/22/20

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s