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“Their rhyme said it all” 1 of 5 stars
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100 Lynx Ave., PO Box 315, Cloudcroft, NM 88317   |  
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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“Their rhyme said it all”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Their little rhyme on the desk says it all "No refund, no way, you pay, you stay" To which I would add "Stay Away". They are not kidding. You pay up front for the stay. Our cabin had no screens, so it had flies during the day, and moths during the night. Keeping the windows open meant sharing the cabins with any insect that wanted in. The paint outside was new, nothing inside was.

I will confess that the beds were comfortable. One small step.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Great place to stay, great prices. Stayed a week and got the last night free. The staff was nice and the owners are doing a lot to update the property. Loved cooking outside and our kids loved the Boston terrier dog "Remi" as the office people to see her tricks. Will come again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great staff and accommodations. We stayed in cabin 4. We have stayed iin this cabin for a few years. We like it because it has a walk in shower. My husband is mobility impaired and this cabin is easy to get around in. Spruce Cabins have increased the number of cabins and are in the process of updating. Remember this is Cloudcroft and cabins,enjoy the experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sedona, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We found that we had to cook our breakfast with windows closed and no ventilation because of flies coming in due to lack of window screens. Also for sleeping it was very nerve wracking to be at the mercy of whatever might want to come in the very not screened windows. Also check on whether there are sunblock curtains or blinds in the bedrooms--again, some cabins do and some don't--ours did not. All in all there I got a sense that there is great variation in the repair, updating and furnishings of these cabins--so BEWARE and really look into the status of the one you think you might want to rent. We had the bad luck to pay for what I can best describe as non rennovated 50's squalor. We had a frustrating time coping with the drawbacks of our unfortunate choice of cabin, coupled with the fact that cabins are close to road, and in July 2012 there was Monday through Friday noise from 7 AM to 5 PM because of forest clearing on the hillside across the road. This was of course beyond the control of Management--Spruce just happened to be at the end of town where this "logging" activity was in full swing. However, the location is vulnerable to noice being very non residential. We were elsewhere as much as possible.YUCK, either we will try Spur Landings or house rental next time, or avoid Cloudcroft all together. Only pluses: nice towels, comfortable mattresses, nice exterior upkeep to the property, and cleanliness within the tiny squalor of our cabin. PS: There was no point in complaining--or trying to leave...the Management policy was clearly stated in a notice in the rental office: NO REFUNDS. Oh, and yeah, they run your credit card through for ENTIRE AMOUNT when you check-in. I wanted to leave within 4 hours of arriving and unpacking, but we decided to suck it up and stay rather than try to find other accommodations and then put the credit charge in dispute and possible end up paying for double vacation lodging.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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30 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed two nights and we were pleased with the cleanliness and usefulness of the one-room layout. Cloudcroft is a lovely place to get away and Spruce Cabins is a great value.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We have stayed at Spruce Cabins many times for a family reunion but never thought to write a review, so here goes. We stayed in cabin #3 and it was awesome. The cabin has been remodeled and the furnishings are fantastic. Terri has done a great job remodeling with modern appliances but keeping the outdoorsy feel of a rustic cabin. This was our first time staying in the lower circle and it was worth it. We have our reunion next year there and heard that the upper circle cabins would be undertaking some renovations. Can't wait to see what changes were made! Kenna and the staff at Spruce Cabins are great ladies to work with when planning a stay. Highly recommend Spruce Cabins.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Initially I was drawn to Spruce Cabins because they allow dogs. My husband and I spent Thanksgiving in cabin 19. The cabin was comfortable and clean with a full kitchen, two twin beds in the living room and a queen bed in the bedroom. The living room also has a fireplace and you are provided with firewood. The bathroom has a wall heater and looks to be recently remodeled. The owners were very friendly, they even came to make sure everyone had plenty of firewood on Thanksgiving. Spruce Cabins are walking distance to the shops on Burro Avenue and just up the road from a small park, perfect for dog walking.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Spruce Cabins

Address: 100 Lynx Ave., PO Box 315, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Location: United States > New Mexico > Cloudcroft
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Cloudcroft
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the Lincoln Nation Forest at an enchanting elevation of 9000 feet above stress level. Spruce Cabins features year round accommodations. With fifteen cabins most having fireplaces ( wood is provided), Kitchens and outside charcoal barbecue grills and picnic tables. Pets are welcome for a fee. Free Wi-Fi and all cabins have color TVs with cable. We also have Club Spruce! A gathering room for rent with kitchen, two half baths, Cable TV, Wi-Fi and computer station, with it's own outside area including picnic tables fire pit and gas grill. ... more   less 

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