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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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Netanya, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Chehalis, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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