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A Lodge on the Desert

5353 Spirit Ridge Ct., Las Cruces, NM 88007
A Lodge on the Desert
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Smyrna, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chehalis, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First discovered the Lodge in 2010 when I needed a long break from the Northwest winter. Stayed 5 months and fell in love with Las Cruces. I am a "regular" visitor to the lodge for numerous reasons: It is "NOT" a city hotel; but truly an oasis in the desert on the outskirts of town, perched high on a hill... More 

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

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review! Thank you! We all fell in love with your contagious smile and bubbly personality in 2010. You are a joyful lady, that brings happiness to all who meet you. Our 'critters' are indeed your pals - especially Samantha, our Siamese. So glad you like our 'eclectic' suites. I'm sure you have stayed in each... More 

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Overrun with cats--patio furniture is covered with cat hair as well as tree debris. The outside kitchen/patio area is filled with cat food/water dishes and cat shelters. We were barked at by the owner's 2 German shepherds when we checked in and in the inside breakfast area the next morning. The place is run down and needs some TLC--what could... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. It would be my pleasure to refund any and all monies you paid. Send your name, address, amount paid, and your money will be in the return mail. We are located in the country. Perhaps you would have been happier in the city.... More 

Cheesehead on the road
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have used the Lodge as our winter home for the last few years. We were without our pet this year, but have had him in the past. We will have another next year. Great place for pets. Beautiful views, units and people.

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

Dear Guests, Thank you for your gracious review! We all missed your Dustin, even our "shared" cats, especially Samantha. After you left, I planted a rose next to the St Francis statue, and the statue of the little kitty curled up asleep next to him. Such a tender tribute that you arranged for your Dustin. I am so looking forward... More 

Tallahassee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay where you have privacy but assistance if needed, you can look out your windows and see mountains and deserts, be off the beaten path yet very close to everything and you are in Las Cruces, you have found your spot. I have been here four days and am already dreading going... More 

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

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review! If you felt like it was Heaven in the Desert, I must tell you that your children were Angels. We all enjoyed your company, and your happy faces! Many thanks for the beautiful howling coyote hanging, which was autographed by each of you. We hope that you come back often, and soon! Thanks again,... More 

Northern IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We spent a wonderful week at A Lodge on the Desert. We stayed in the Zia suite and were very comfortable. The view is spectacular, the owner, LaVerne, is a lovely lady and is genuinely concerned with your comfort and satisfaction. Breakfasts are continental and self serve, but our suite had a full kitchen so we opted to make our... More 

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

Dear Guests, I am so happy that you nubbed your week at our Lodge, as "wonderful". Everyone enjoyed your company; there were even tears shed at your departure! Thank you for your compliment. When I opened our Lodge, I opted to put kitchens in each suite, rather than spend upwards of $250,000 to come into compliance with State food regulations.... More 

Midland, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We love A Lodge on The Desert. The rooms are clean, big and the prices are excellent. Not to mention the views are spectacular and its pet friendly. We were there for a weekend get away a month earlier and stayed with family. We purposely made it a 2 day event when we had to come back to Las Cruces... More 

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so happy that the two of you and the beautiful fuzzy dog had such a good time. We are so fortunate to have such spectacular views. So many of us, ourselves and our guests, sit for hours enjoying the beauty of the mountains, valley and the city sprawled out below... More 

Las Cruces, NM
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This review is being written in August, 2013, but it's about a trip back in December 2011. It was Christmas and family from Chicago and Florida were coming to spend it with Mom and Dad. But, since our retirement decision to move to the Southwest and downsize, we needed an alternative to staying with us as they used to do... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review. Your prose is beautiful! That Christmas was indeed special! We seldom receive such large snowstorms. Every member of your family took this white Christmas in stride, were warm, enjoyable people, and a very congenial group. You are a very joyful person, and I enjoyed helping with all the details. I hope you... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed for several nights with family members, we filled up the place. The atmosphere, views, room decor- loved it all! So thankful my Aunt found this place for us. Laverne was the ultimate hostess.

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

Dear Guest, My staff and I are happy that you and all of your family members enjoyed our BnB. Beautiful views add so much to everyday life! Our guests never seem to tire of the ever changing beauty spread out below us. Your Aunt was a pleasure to deal with in setting everything up for your reunion. Thank you so... More 

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