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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Everyone has a budget, so we strive to give you the best value for your money by providing much more than the typical vacation property. We suggest our guests check out what we provide before going to the store, because we don't want you to waste your money on items that we may already have.

Elk Hollow Getaway is a comfortably decorated, two bedroom, two bath cabin with spacious covered decks surrounded by tall pines and has all the comforts of home, including wifi and expanded satellite TV for those football games you fellows like to watch. Elk Hollow is located only a few miles from Cloudcroft, and sits on several lots allowing you room to enjoy the sunshine and private wooded location. We call our cabin Elk Hollow, because at dawn and dusk the elk will stroll down the hollow beside and below the cabin. Sometimes you will see herds of 25-30 elk around the cabin.

In the great room, the ledge-rock gas fireplace will warm you during chilly evenings. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need including instant hot water. Use the gas barbecue grill on the deck while enjoying a spectacular view of the Sacramento Mountains. There is a pond just down the road from the cabin where you can feed the many fish. There is also a nice hiking trail through the Lincoln National Park just beyond the pond.

The bedrooms at Elk Hollow are very nicely decorated, have ceiling fans and both have nice views. Both bathrooms have heaters in addition to central gas heating.

Elk Hollow is located in a private community where the roads are maintained year round. The community has no really steep hills, so driving and walking is a pleasure. It is advisable, however, to use a four-wheel drive vehicle or chains during winter months.

There is abundant wildlife in the area. You may see elk, whitetail and mule deer, bears, raccoons, chipmunks, rabbits, turkeys, and a huge variety of birds. Several varieties of hummingbirds make their home in the Southern Rocky Mountains from April through Mid-September.

Just minutes away from our cabin is the Cloudcroft Lodge and Golf Course, four Village Tennis Courts, Ski Cloudcroft, the Village Ice Skating Rink, Zenith park where you can picnic and BBQ. There is also a playground, shopping, the Cloudcroft Museum, bakery, winery, and restaurants. Browsing the quaint shops in the village is a must.

One stay at Elk Hollow will bring you back. The combination of stylish country decor, refreshing crisp mountain air added to the fabulous Sacramento Mountain view, makes this one of Cloudcroft's best rental cabins. Come see for yourself why Elk Hollow is the perfect solution to your mountain get-a-way no matter what the occasion.

We provide snow discs for your use on our hillside, or you may take them to Ski Cloudcroft ( 3 miles away) to use on their tubing hill, or they can be used on the sand dunes at White Sands National Park.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin

More Details

Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky

My husband, Bill, retired from the Air Force with 26 years of service and I had a career as a Realtor specializing in corporate and military relocation. We've lived all over the USA including Washington, DC, MD, PA, SC, FL, CO, UT, TX, NV, and overseas in Japan and Korea.

Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Jeri-Lynn & Bill Sandusky chose New Mexico

We fell in love with Cloudcroft after visiting friends there in 2003. We enjoyed living in the mountains previously, so we decided to build a second home in Cloudcroft once we found the perfect location.

At Elk Hollow we provide everything you need to make your vacation a wonderful experience. We want all of our guests to feel as though Elk Hollow is their own little piece of heaven.

What makes this cabin unique

Well, you just can't beat the view from Elk Hollow! Mountain views and woodland views from all rooms, and Elk Hollow has a large, fully covered wrap-around deck and gas BBQ for your enjoyment. We also have Wi-Fi and 3 TV's and 2 DVD players. We furnish all condiments, herbs, spices, coffee, flour, sugar, soaps and paper products.. Our bath soap is hand poured goat's milk, shea butter, and/or glycerin, and we also have hand poured 100% soy candles for your enjoyment. If you're visiting for the wildlife, then we've got it. It is not uncommon to see herds of elk in our yard and throughout the neighborhood. We have a large pond down the road where you can feed the many fish, and just across the pond is a hiking trail through the Lincoln National Forest. We furnish sand/snow discs for winter use, or they can be used to sled down the sand dunes at White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Cloudcroft

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bath 1 has sink vanity, toilet, and shower. Bath 2 has large sink vanity, toilet, and tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • King size beds (1) King bed with adjoining full bath, new king mattress in 2015, mounted flat screen TV, alarm clock, two night stands, two lamps, chair, chest-of-drawers, and large closet. Electric warming blanket provided during the winter months., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bedroom with bath close by. New queen mattress in 2016. Two nightstands, two lamps, alarm clock, chest-of-drawers, mounted flat screen TV, DVD, glider/rocker, closet. (1) Queen sleeper sofa (not a cheapie) located in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • tennis
Kitchen, laundry, and bath soaps and all paper products are provided including napkins, paper towels, plastic wrap, sandwich bags, aluminum foil.


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average rating of 4.972973 based on 38 reviews
San Angelo, Texas

Elk Hallow....Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Elk Hallow is a great vacation rental! Clean, comfortable, well stocked pantry, great deck, nice views....exactly what we needed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to have great guests, such as yourselves, who appreciate our cabin enough to return again for their vacation. Thank you for the very nice review.
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Mountain gem

  • 5 of 5

Lovely views! Cabin was tidy, cozy and well-appointed. Excellent location for nearby attractions and Cloudcroft dining. Comfy beds! We'd definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Emily and Jon, for being our guest at Elk Hollow Getaway and for taking time to post a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in the beautiful Sacramento Mountains. Come back to see us again!
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Cozy, comfortable, quiet

  • 4 of 5

Short drive from downtown Cloudcroft. The house was comfortable and quiet and the surrounding is just beautiful. Exactly what we were looking for in a quick mountain get away.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Samantha, for your review. This was the first four star review that we have ever received, however, I understand the reason for it. You had emailed me about one of the toilets clogging up, but since it was a weekend, we couldn't get anyone out there to unclog it until Monday. It turns out that the problem was more than just a clogged toilet...there was a broken septic pipe in the crawl space under the cabin. Everything has been repaired now and is back to normal. My apologies for the inconvenience this caused you and your family, and we thank you so much for bringing this matter to our attention. You gave us a very good review in spite of the problem. That was very nice. I hope that you and your family will return again. Best wishes, and have a great day!
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Diboll Texas

An amazing stay in the mountains of Cloudcroft, NM

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mr. and Mrs. Sandusky's cabin in Cloudcroft, NM. We wished we had booked more nights to enjoy the peacefulness of the area and fresh crisp mountain air. The cabin was well stocked with all the amenities and very nicely furnished. This has been the best VRBO that we have stayed thus far.

The beds were very comfortable and and the cabin was very clean and well organized. We appreciate the extra supplies in the cabin for cooking/washing clothes/feeding the birds.

Such beautiful morning when you can enjoy your coffee and watch elk walk up the mountains right next to the cabin and listen to turkeys gobble in the background.

Thank you again for letting us stay at your wonderful cabin in the mountains. We had an amazing time filled with lots of memories :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. Thank you so much! Bill and I strive to make Elk Hollow a place where our guests can relax, let their hair down, and enjoy the cabin as though it were their own.
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Great Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a chance for a quick family getaway and booked Elk Hollow, and were thoroughly impressed with the home. The house was well furnished and in a great location with excellent views. The wrap around deck with gates was an extra sense of safety as we have small children. We were lucky enough to get a good amount of snow for the kids to sled and build snowmen. The owners were fantastic and provided us with a all the information you could ever need about the surrounding area. Due to the snow however, we just hunkered down and enjoyed the property for the short time we had. We had a great time and hope to go back very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we like to thank our guests for taking the time to submit a review. I'm sure your review will be helpful for other families wanting to rent a cabin in Cloudcroft ... away from the crowds and hubbub of city life. Thank you again for your review.
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Absolutely LOVED this cabin!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Elk Hollow this past weekend and to say we enjoyed ourselves would be putting it lightly! We had the BEST time ever, we have never seen so much snow. The cabin was supplied with some necessities which was very helpful and the views..... THE VIEWS ARE BREATH TAKING.... we lucked out and stayed during a snow storm and got 6+ inches of snow and it was a dream come true for us!!! If you are planning a trip to Cloudcroft I would highly recommend you stay at Elk Hollow!!! My 4 year old son was as amazed as us adults at the beauty of this cabin and this town!! We can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
El Paso, TX
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Ski Cloudcroft
Car: necessary

There are many Hiking, & ATV trails in and surrounding Cloudcroft. Cloudcroft has a challenging Golf Course, disc golf, four tennis courts, mountain climbing, an ice skating rink, sporting clays in Mayhill, the Sunspot National Solar Observatory. Cloudcroft also has numerous events such as melodramas, juried art and craft shows, free street dances and festivals during the year. Within a 20-45 mile drive, there are two Performing Arts Theaters, an International Buffet, Casinos, Horseracing, two Ski Resorts, a Dinner Theater, the New Mexico Museum of Space History, White Sands National Monument, the IMAX Dome Theater, a Zoo, The Toy Train Depot and Kid's Kingdom. Places such as Las Cruces, La Mesilla, El Paso, Carlsbad Caverns, Valley of Fire, Roswell, and Mexico are within easy reach of our cabin.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Cloudcroft

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
21 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
June Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
August Rate
3 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$94.18
Additional Guest Fee A$12.56 per person per night

WHAT A BARGAIN! ALL TAXES INCLUDED, NO DAMAGE DEPOSIT, AND THE 7TH NIGHT IS FREE! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK? READ THE REVIEWS. Rates are subject to change without notice. No Saturday to Saturday weekly reservations. All other days are fine. Seventh night free excludes holiday. Free night can only be used once. We do not take credit cards at this time. All payment made by either check, money order, or cashier's check. A two nights deposit required, then balance due two weeks prior to reservation, or one month prior to any major holiday. If reservations are made within two weeks, or for weekend reservations, full payment is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.