Spring Break in Cloudcroft is for Nature Lovers

March 2, 2015 in Blog

Get out of the city and commune with Mother Nature. Cloudcroft, New Mexico, is the ideal spring break destination for nature lovers. You can spend your spring break vacation in a lovely, rustic cabin and enjoy mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor activities in nearby Lincoln "spring break"National Forest.

Lincoln National Forest

Cloudcroft is located just a short drive from the Sacramento Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest. There are more than 548,800 acres for you to explore.

This forest district also is home to Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, aspen and oak trees; a variety of birds; Blue Columbine, Alpine Daisy, Penstemon and Larkspur wild flowers; and wildlife such as white-tailed deer, black bears and Rocky Mountain elk.

Hiking Trails

Sacramento Ranger District of Lincoln National Forest has a large variety of hiking trails. Many of the trails are ideal for day-hiking and backpacking. They range in length and difficulty from the easy 1.4-mile Sunspot Trail to the difficult 7.3-mile long Alamo Canyon Trail.

Click for a map of Sacramento Ranger District hiking trails.

Take a Scenic Drive

Photographers will love the opportunity to take pictures of the beautiful nature scenery in and around Cloudcroft and the Lincoln National Forest.

"cloudcroft railroad" vacation trails Cloudcroft "new mexico"As you drive along U.S. 82, northwest of Cloudcroft you’ll see the Mexican Canyon Trestle. This historic railroad trestle is the largest of its kind. Take a picnic and spend the day at the Trestle Recreation Area. There are day-hiking trails, as well as picnic tables and restroom facilities.

Other areas such as Mexican Canyon Trestle, Haynes, Cathey and Nelson Canyon Vistas have stunning views.

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers will love spending spring break in Cloudcroft. There are more than 8 miles of trails just north of Cloudcroft. You can also try mountain biking trails such as the Old Cloudcroft Highway Trail or Apple Tree Canyon Trail in Lincoln National Forest.

Vacation Rentals

The best part of spending spring break in Cloudcroft is that after a day of hiking and mountain biking, you can return to a comfortable cabin, like Whispering Pines for a hot bath and dinner.

Nature lovers will love staying at Cloudcroft’s Spruce Cabins in the Lincoln National Forest. These cozy mountain cabins are available in sizes suited for couples or a group or family.

Cabin #4 sleeps up to four people, with a queen-size sofa sleeper, a bedroom with a queen bed and a 3/4 bath. The cabin also has a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove and dishes and pots and pans, as well as cable TV, microwave, coffee maker, an iron and ironing board.

Contact Amigo Realty for more information about spring break vacation rentals in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.

Spring Break in the Mountains

March 11, 2012 in Blog

Well, it’s spring break here in Cloudcroft, and while lots of college kids are blowing off steam at beaches in Florida, Texas and Mexico, we’re pretty happy to relax amid all this gorgeous mountain scenery. Don’t get me wrong—sun, sand, and beer are fun and all, but for my money, nothing beats a glass of wine on a porch, surrounded by nature—I guess I just like the peace and quiet.mountain scenery rainbow cloudcroft new mexico

If you’re looking for the kind of peace and quiet that only a mountain cabin can provide, now’s a great time to look into buying a vacation home. New Mexico real estate is kind of a buyer’s market right now; interest rates are at an all time low, and home values are still about 25% less than they were five or six years ago. As the economy continues to recover, home prices are going to climb, so if you’re interested in a vacation home for your family to enjoy for years or want a solid investment to hang onto when the market gets hits an upswing, you can’t go wrong by buying a New Mexico vacation property right now.

butterfly mountains cloudcroftStill, purchasing a vacation home might sound a little daunting, which is why we suggest trying before you buy—we have plenty of properties available for rent, so if you find that mountain living might not be your cup of tea, you’re not stuck with another house you’ll have to sell. Sipping chardonnay on the porch listening to the birds might sound great to me, but maybe you’d rather be at a beach with a Corona. Either way, give mountain living a try with a little staycation in a rental; if you fall in love with Cloudcroft’s scenery, its boutiques, and its small-town charm, we’ll be happy to help you find the New Mexico vacation home of your dreams.