March 25, 2012
When you’re buying a vacation home, one thing you should consider is the surrounding community. If you’re retired and are looking for peace and quiet, you wouldn’t want a house in New Orleans, no matter how good the deal. If your potential new home is off the beaten path, how far are you willing to drive for activities? If you’re looking for an annual ski retreat, will you use the house in the summer?
As far as Cloudcroft goes, I think it offers a wide variety of family-friendly things to do year round—you might be looking for a ski lodge during the winter, but Cloudcroft also offers a nice little weekend retreat when the weather warms up. The village itself is alive with art galleries and artisan shops, as well as several fine restaurants and bars, plus some good ol’ fashioned diners. Then there’s the great outdoors—Lincoln National Forest holds some fantastic hiking and biking trails and has plenty of campsites, and for the golfer in your family, there’s the course at the Lodge Resort.
If the rest of your family isn’t that into playing 18 holes, there’s always something going on in town—coming up April 7 is the Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt at Zenith park, not to mention June’s Mountain Music Festival, and the B.A.M.M. Festival Father’s Day weekend, if your kids are a little older and can handle a concert that runs a bit later. The Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s website is a great source for upcoming events, especially if you’re planning a specific weekend to get away.
All in all, a home-away-from-home should be one you get to use no matter what the season. We’d love for you to be part of our little community all year long!