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A Lodge on the Desert

5353 Spirit Ridge Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88007
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying here for all of my nearly two weeks in June. I went to the area to write and do research and wanted a place that was peaceful and close to nature, and near enough to town for all its benefits. A Lodge on the Desert was the perfect place for me. The owners were wonderful, and run... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to stay in a unique place in Las Cruces (we are tired of the chain hotels). After searching and finding A Lodge on the Desert, after viewing the 7 suites/rooms on their site, we booked the Executive Suite. Also appreciated were the several emails LaVerne sent before our trip with room confirmation, directions and explaining the do's/don'ts of... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Your review sounded so good, it made ME want to stay! Thank you so much. You are the first to mention all the emails I send with reservations. I have always wondered if I send too much information. Yes, our view, and our privacy is hard to match. Husband and I always love great comments about our solar... More 

Orange Park, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very large and nicely decorated rooms with fantastic views. Incredible value for what you get. We can't wait to return to Las Cruces and stay again at A Lodge on the Desert. Owner is very nice and gave us a tour. This place is perfect for a romantic get away or a long business stay. Close to Las Cruces or... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are looking forward to your return visit! The two of you have such an upbeat, sparkly personality, it's a pleasure being around you. Thank you for your review! Very much. Our view is much loved by everyone! Personally, I love it so much, that it's hard to pull my shades, day or night. Till your next visit,... More 

Netanya, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has only 7 suites, each one with a different theme. We stayed in the Kokopelli suite which was amazingly large & had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, bedroom area, shower room & large bathroom with ample storage space. The view is absolutely stunning (especially sunsets) from the window/patio looking down over Las Cruces with the... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, What a wonderful review. Thank you so much! We are happy that you chose the Kokopelli; it is everyone's favorite suite. After 30 years in this location, I never tire of our sweeping views, the sunsets and city lights. The two of you were such a genuine, happy, loving couple. We enjoyed meeting you; and especially our evenings... More 

Northern IL
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have stayed here twice and had a great visit each time! Our first visit was only a week but this time was an extended stay for 2 months. LaVerne and Calvin are great hosts and very accommodating! Rooms are cleaned weekly. It is a more rural environment that is quiet with wonderful views. It is a very green, solar... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Love your inspiring review! We have all enjoyed your visits, and hope to see you again this winter! I welcomed your curiosity about our solar system! We went online Feb 2011, and have not had a bill since. The electric company normally pays US a few hundred dollars per month. Wonderful what energy our desert sun provides. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

The suite was larger than we thought and decorated beautiful. Excellent view. We enjoyed are stay there. the owner laverne was very nice and hospitable. Very reasonable price for nice accommodations. Everything we needed was there.

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your nice review! Happy that you enjoyed your large comfy suite! I attempt to keep my prices in the affordable range, as well as having most items that our guests use and need. Thank you for your acknowledgment of same. LaVerne More 

Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have enjoyed a number of visits to LC and always stay at this B&B. Located high on a hill, view is 360 degrees of awesome-ness! If you are looking for a luxury hotel with a 5 star restaurant, parking garage, 24 hour room service, city noise, this is not for you. But if you need relaxation, serenity, nature all... More 

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Laverne T, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Yes, your number of stays just keeps increasing. Thank you! You are a joyful person and we all look forward to your visits. Your description of the serenity you find here, just immediately relaxed ME. Thank you Dear Guest -- We are all anticipating your October visit!! LaVerne More 

Wi
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We arrived back home in Wi. early this April after spending our eighth winter at the Lodge. And we'll be excited to return next January for our ninth stay. The Lodge is on a rise 100 ft. above and 5 miles West of Downtown Las Cruces. The Organ Mountain Range frames the East side of town. The sunrises and sunsets... More 

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RubyBelle, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guests, I am so excited about your NINTH winter with us! We always start missing you the minute you drive away, headed back to Wi. Thank you for your fantastic review! I love your poetic description of our location. I have to agree with you - I love our sunrises over the Organ Mountains - and the full moon... More 

Smyrna, Georgia
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61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am very pleased with the Lodge. We had a huge and very comfortable suite. The inn keepers are friendly and helpful. We got a lot for our money. Convenient location. Lovely views of the Organ Mountauns and Las Cruces. There are some cats around that made me feel at home.

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RubyBelle, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review! We are happy that you enjoyed your large suite. Everyone seems to enjoy our grand views -- especially we owners. Our 'dropped off' cats, meaning others have no love of cats and just drop them in the desert, and if they are lucky they find their way to me; are somewhat controversial.... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our room was large and had a nice view but it felt neglected because the window coverings were broken and the floor was dusty. Breakfast was a disappointment. It was self-service dry cereal and toast. The worst part was having a large dog barking viciously at us the whole time we were in the dining area - inhospitable at best.

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RubyBelle, Owner at A Lodge on the Desert, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Had you let us know that you had a problem, it would have been taken care of immediately. My website states that every suite has it's own kitchen, consequently we serve only continental. Had you looked in the fridge and the freezer, you would have found many, many items. Due to surgery, I... More 

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